We can answer this one even easier.
Who in their right mind gives up $40M because they have to move to a different city?
I think a player Ed can be a KG type of player a pf/c. i think amir is right though and we need a big body. could u imagine if dwight did come to to.. wow lol. the more we keep talking about centers maybe kanter is the guy we end up drafting this year. ( dont let my kanter comment turn this into a draft page) i was jnust commenting on the need for a center.
LOOL, Amir wants to be the leader !! Scrubs are taking over Raptor and future will be even worst than what it is now.
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He may not play centre now but in the western conference final serious 2000/2001 against the lakers guess who was guarding Shaq.
In 2001 it was David Robinson and Tim Duncan, most of the time. Another classic series I remember well. In fact, the t-wolves got knocked out in the first round every year from 2000-2003.
Perhaps you meant the 2004 western conference finals, where the Lakers played the T-wolves? Because if so, the answer is it was a platoon of Michael Oliwakandi, Earvin Johnson and Mark Madsen, mostly using Haq-a-Shaq. They even used noted Raptor porker Oliver Miller when the other guys ran out of fouls. Garnett had his hands full dealing with Karl Malone, and couldn't afford the foul trouble. I can only recall a very few possessions where he was stuck on Shaq, and he sure as hell didn't play anything resembling defense. Had some real conflicted emotions about that series/season, as a life-long Jazz fan and Lakers-hater, seeing the mailman in forum blue and gold.
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I think Sabonis deserves to be in conversations no matter how many years he played in the league. He dominated overseas for years and that should be worth something too.
I love Amir. I really do. But I'm not sure what measure he is using when he says that the team "definitely got better than last year". Maybe he is referring to the team's draft position.
I also find it slightly amusing that he claims the Raptors "pretty much don't need any pieces" and then 90 seconds later he is throwing Bargnani under the bus by saying that the team needs a legit center.
"We could use a center, like a Dwight or KG, I think we could use a legit center. It would work well with all the 4s on the floor."
I think as a fan it's easily for us to assume he's making a back-handed comment about Bargs, as if he really means to say:
"Currently our center is Andrea Bargnani and he's no good. We need to replace him with a legit center, like Dwight or KG."
In my early years I was in a band, where I played rhythm guitar and sang lead vocals. One day we decided as a group that we should consider bringing in a singer who could do lead vocals, so that I could concentrate more on my guitar skills. I never took this as them meaning they wanted to replace me because I can't sing that well (I still ended up doing backup/harmony). It just allowed me to concentrate on things I was better at.
I'm not saying Bargs is the answer, but let's not misconstrue what Amir Johnson is saying and turn this into a story about players turning on eachother. Bargs himself said he'd prefer to play PF, which is also a roundabout way of saying this team still needs a legit C, which we do.
This is an excellent point ebrian. There are multiple ways to take what he said. This is one scenario that could be right.
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