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    smushmush: why would Reggie take an extension at 2-3 million? He would only do that if he didn't think he could get better money somewhere else. But he probably CAN get better money somewhere else, because we already have a lot of decent bigs.

    I agree that going after Gasol makes a lot of sense, but I think he will probably get more than a 45-50 million.

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    If the team wins to overtake New Jersey in the standings but the wins represent a significant improvement in the play of this team and its players, is this worth losing another spot in the draft order? I'm just wondering. My take on this is they should finish strong. Thoughts?
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    How do they lose a spot in the draft order if it's a lottery?

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    Quote smushmush wrote: View Post
    Why can't BC give him an extension at $2-3m a year before free agency? He is clearly the glue guy on this team and the team plays hard when he plays. If we lose Reggie, the rebuild becomes longer. It is never a good thing for a young, rebuilding team to lose their veterans imo . Also, can BC pursue a Bargs for Marc Gasol trade - the guy rebounds, defends, has an offensive repertoire and is as tough as nails or if BC can't do that, can he trade Bargs at the draft for a young player and a first round draft pick and after that, can we go all in for Marc Gasol with a front-loaded contract at $11-12m per year ($11+10+9+8+7 = $45 m or $12+11+10+9+8 = $50 m for a 5 year contract) which Memphis is not likely to match (since they recently gave new shiny 5 year contracts of $45 m and $85 m to Mike Conley and Rudy Gay respectively)? With Marc Gasol, we get some offense for Bargs offense (even though it is inefficient imo) and the defense and rebounding is icing on the cake. Start Marc Gasol and Amir, Ed Davis and a resigned Reggie (hopefully, BC offers him a $2-3m per year for 3 years extension as we will likely lose him to free agency) as backup 4s or 5s, Harrison Barnes, Terrence Jones or Derrick Williams with the Bargs trade first round pick as the backup 3 and Kemba Walker or Kyrie Irving as our own first round pick as a backup 1 or starter - now that is a good team there.
    Marc Gasol needs to be looked at heavily this summer. If they decide to trade Z-Bo, then there's no way Memphis will let MG go. The loaded frontcourt is definitely going to be interesting this summer. The GM (be it BC or the new guy), will have to move one of the three (Bargs, Johnson or Davis). I'd prefer for the team to let Bargs go as he has the highest value in this team right now. A sign and trade doesn't make sense for Gasol with Bargs because I think they'd rather keep Gasol than Bargs (unless of course they feel that Z-Bo and Gasol get in each other's way in the paint on offence). It will be interesting.
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    Quote nubreed000 wrote: View Post
    How do they lose a spot in the draft order if it's a lottery?
    What I meant was they finish 6th or 7th from the bottom, rather than the 5th (which they currently sit at). I guess in the lottery, it won't matter (just less ping-pong balls).
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    I honestly wouldn't care if we dropped to 6th. This draft is pretty weak and the different between 5 and 6 is very small. Them winning bunch of games down the stretch would actually make me happy because seeing them lose is getting annoying and it'd show that the young players on this team are getting better.

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    It's hard to say who's gonna go number 1, and who's the best player to pick. A lot of people are talking about this Jared Sullinger kid now. Personally, I really think that although it's best to draft what would seem to be the best player in a draft normally, in a draft like this, I think we should instead go with what we need, which is a real PG. In fact, if we could get a top 10 pick and a mid to late first round pick as well, we would be very well off. There's a lot of role players in this draft, IMO.

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    Quote smushmush wrote: View Post
    The refereeing was atrocious - it was like the Raptors were playing against 8 men . At least, we got the win and that was a good mental win imo . I think we have to resign Reggie Evans (veteran minimum - $2 m per year as Reggie is clearly the glue guy on this team) and pick up Barbosa's option, they are the veterans and were the steadying influence as we would have lost today without their influence. James Johnson is looking like a glue guy - looks like the glue guy in the starting lineup without taking shots. Kudos to BC on that trade (maybe James Johnson needed a change of scenery and minutes like Johnny Flynn needs and I wish we get him ).
    It is Barbosa's player option to come back.

    Johnson did look impressive. My questioning the MIA first rounder is officially gone - although it still would have been nice to have.

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    I didnt bother watching the first 3 qtrs coz i thought the Thunder were gonna cruise through the game.
    Im embarrassed to admit not even giving the Raps a chance, but they proved all the doubters wrong!

    I think all it takes is effort. Effort to defend, to rebound, to make plays. For some reason the Raps just dont give 100% to every game but when they do, we get results like this.

    Reggie would be an awesome piece to this team but i dont think he will re-sign. I dont think the Raps will pay him over $2mil, and that amount, Reggie can take from a contender. Im pretty sure Barbo will pick up the 6mil option. He knows he still has a few good years in his career, so if he takes the option, waits for his contract to expire next year, he can still sign for the vet min after and contend for a championship. a lot of teams will definitely be interested. But Barbo is hindering Demar's play. Demar shouldve been that guy with the ball last night. He probably wouldnt have made the same play as Barbo did, but he has to be put in those situations for him to learn. Im all for trading Barbosa to advance DD's development.

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    Reggie Evans 13 PT 4-6 FG 5-6 FT 0-0 3P 9/1 RB 0 AS 0 BL 1 ST 0 TO 4 PF 22 MN (3/20, Thunder)

    Reggie is finally getting a hang of thing offensively

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    Quote tbihis wrote: View Post
    I didnt bother watching the first 3 qtrs coz i thought the Thunder were gonna cruise through the game.
    Im embarrassed to admit not even giving the Raps a chance, but they proved all the doubters wrong!
    you and me both... i skipped the game to marathon watch like 10 episodes of the dog whisperer

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