AB deserves much better than what he is getting here and next year, Raptor fans will see what they missed and how AB is actually able to play D in the right system and under the right coach.
Best of Luck to AB, I really hope to see him moved sooner rather than later.
I don't want Gooden either. Mags, I could probably deal with...probably. From what fans have said, those 2 years might feel like 4. T_T
Last edited by Hugmenot; Thu Apr 14th, 2011 at 10:38 PM.
there are 2 things he said I believe 1. he is a power forward, 2. we need coaches that know how to teach team defense, and I will add my own thoughts that I don't think he can play defense period.
i still cant balev i defended this tool when my friends dissed him ***
"the raptors were my fav team growing up"-kevin durant
Raptors.com and you guys completely took it out of context. What he was saying is that for defense and rebounding all you need is focus and if he can do more complicated things (like being the #1 option on O) than the rest should come easily but it hasn't because he isn't focusing.
Last edited by RaptorsFan4Life; Fri Apr 15th, 2011 at 04:32 AM.
Besides, the Raptors are not guaranteed to be able to get the PG they want this summer. If they can work a deal that lands Mayo and an interior presence then at least they have a guy to help out in initiating the offense. Mayo can make everybody around him better. He was sensational in his first season but the Grizz have become so deep at the guard spots that he's struggled to get the minutes he got as a rookie and he looks out of rhythm. His game fits in perfectly with what the Raptors want to run.
Barbosa doesn't fit in with the future plans. Don't assume he's finishing his contract here. My money is on him being out of town before the next season starts. Also, he and Mayo aren't the same player. Mayo is a real SG(size) with the ability to play PG. Barbosa is a tweener.
Don't get me wrong, I like DeMar and feel he will be a solid player for us for years to come, but it just seems funny to me how players abilities, both good and bad get so greatly overstated.
If you look at the players projected #1-5 who have declared for the draft I don't know if they fit with what Minnesota is trying to do or based on the recent acquisitions they have made so maybe they would take a flyer on bargs considering this draft has no potential superstars in it?
Just a thought.
Rubio is on the way and Flynn was being shopped at the deadline. They need to get a starter back for Bargnani. Don't they already have enough bench guys who may or may not go one to be anything more than an end of the rotation bench player? If you're dealing a 25 year old seven footer who's posting 21PPG and can do it all on offense, with the physical tools that look promising for defense under a good coach, you need to get something good in return. He's not the guy you trade away to take out a couple fliers on unknowns. That's my opinion anyway.
I think Bargnani is more valuable on the market than most think. I think if he's trade they're getting far better value for him than they got for Bosh.
I'm not looking at the stats. I'm telling you he looked far more competent on defense and on the glass this year compared to last year. Stats don't always paint the correct picture.
7-foot tall, 250 lbs Andrea Bargnani rebounding rate: 0.14 rebounds per minute in 35 minutes
6'3, 185 lbs Stephen Curry rebounding rate: 0.12 rebounds per minute in 33 minutes
edit: didn't know the abbreviation of "shake my head" was starred out.
I really did not see it on the boards, I thought all year he need to hit the glass better. As for defense, he puts in a decent effort, he just does not know how to play the angles yet, that hurts him big time. We need Alvin Williams to get with him to teach him some of the little things.
A new thread should be "If/when Bargs is traded, will you boo him when he comes back?"
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