I have no illusions about Novak. I know he is a corner three specialist and defensive liability. At 3.5m I know he is an easily tradeable one should he not fit here. Either way he is an asset.
We Raptor fans, understandably, had VERY high expectations from him because he was picked 1st overall. Unreasonable from Bargnani's point of view because he did not pick himself 1st and he did not tell Raps. fans to have high expectations. It may not have seemed like it but he tried.
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I'm not a fan of Novak at all.. I think he's too much of a liability on defense. Role players with one skill don't interest me at all.
I would be more than happy to flip Novak for someone else. His salary though would make him very easy to flip. So I still love the trade, but just not the players we got.
Source: NY TimesThe Knicks will send Steve Novak, Marcus Camby, Quentin Richardson and a 2016 first-round draft pick to the Raptors in exchange for Bargnani, a jump-shooting big man who has been considered a bust since being taken with the No. 1 overall pick in 2006. Richardson, a free agent, will go to Toronto in a sign-and-trade deal. The Knicks are also giving up second-round picks in 2014 and 2017.
The deal cannot become official until July 10, when the league’s annual moratorium on signings and trades is lifted.
He can shoot threes so he will be of some value as a role player from time to time.
Advanced stats also suggest he was more efficient than the likes of Bargnani, Ross, Fields, Kleiza, Gray, Anderson and Telfair. Don't expect much though... He's better than Butler in regards to that bad comparison. At one time, when he was a Clipper, Q-Rich was a hot commodity.
On a side note, in a highly vaunted draft class that 2nd rounder may be of more use than we think.
I think both the Nuggets and Knicks are just as like to be in the lottery in 2016 as in the playoffs so that 1st rounder is alright by me. Chances are the Raptors flip it again though.
He had plenty of time to develop his rebounding/defense and because he had such a poor motor it was harder to watch him play. The eye test was showing that he was a liability to the team, and then stats backed that up. If he was given less minutes, a different role, and didn't cost as much then the fans would not be so outraged (at least in my opinion).
Management failed Bargnani, and Bargnani failed management, and they both failed the fans. I am so glad that they are both finally gone.
Richardsons body is apparently falling apart.
That pick wherever it falls even in the 20's can be combined with our own to move up in the draft even if just 2 spots and we get just 1 better player instead of 2. There is no loosing in getting an extra first round.
Melo, Amare and Chandler all come off the books in the 2014/2015 season. So it's impossible to guess where the Knicks finish in 2015/2016.
Likewise, the Nuggets esentially underwent a front office house cleaning; all those minds who put that really good team together are gone. So again, no telling where they finish in 2015/2016.
All that said, the Nuggets could be choosing the best of two lotto picks, which still bags the Raptors a lotto pick.
My guess is that the Raptors flip that pick again over the next year. Ujiri is collecting assets for future moves. I'm putting my money on everything in this Barngani deal being turned over within a year.
Dude used to be a knock down 3 pt shooter
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One thing to remember is Masai is never working on something as is, this is a deal that'll probably set up other deals. More and more deals. At the end of all this we'll end up with half the league's 2014 picks.
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