Assists per game does not necessarily tell whether you are a good passer or not, moving the ball to the open shooter is a good thing, but creating and passing is different. For the record Weems averaged 1.8 apg, not 2.6, Barbosa also had the better assist to turnover ratio as well....sorry but your argument is busted.
Of course, if all 3 shots were highly contested then its unfair to pull him out. But if all three are open, close to the rim shots then something is not really working out. And by 1st three shots i mean gauge as to how he's playing, not literally count, ok 1st shot, no good, 2nd shot, no good, 3rd shot, no good, SUB!!!!
Besides, Barbosa's role is a sub and sparkplug, its not like he's a starter that you have to give big minutes every game.
If youre going to hate the coach for pulling you out because your shots are not falling and take it personally then youve got bigger problems than just your shot.
He's pure speed and scoring off the bench ... knows his role ... I say extend him!
The only way to bag a classy lady is to give her two tickets to the gun show... and see if she likes the goods.
cut em both and bring in affalo, terrance williams, michael redd or J.R smith.
I don't understand the fascination with players like J,R, Smith, Nick Young, jamal crawford, For every game they help you win, they make you lose 5 games with the amount of bricks they throw up. You can put ben gordon on that list as well.
As per the thread, if I was Barbosa (it's his player option after all), I'd take that option year. Management like they did with Halladay and Stojakovic, if the team isn't working out they'll agree to trade Barbosa to a contender.
But yeah I want him in a Raptors uniform next season.
Last edited by Raptorsss; Fri May 20th, 2011 at 01:26 AM.
I like the idea of Barbosa playing his last year at $7 mil. He could have another year of being a solid player and mentoring the youngens. This would also give the opportunity to trade his expiring deal to a team looking to contend with that extra push off the bench or a team looking to free up cap space. Even if the raps keep him for that last year it would take a nice chunk of salary off the books next year.
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You know, I voted that I hope he opts in then we trade him, but, if he opts out, that's another 7.6m the Raps can use for free agency.
If they pick up the options on Julian Wright and Joey Dorsey, AND Barbosa opts out, that's 21.7m the Raps have to spend (assuming, of course, the cap stays the same). Even if the cap drops significantly, the Raps would still have PLENTY to outbid LAC for Deandre Jordan.
Then they flip Calderon for Felton, and have Bargnani come off the bench.
+ the #5 pick.
Something that hasn't been mentioned yet, maybe he could help recruit his friend Nene to the Raptors?
If Wright and Dorsey are slotted in for next year at the value of their qualifying offers (and I really am against extending the QO to Wright for $4 mil), and Barbosa, Evans, Weems and Ajinca all leave the team, that puts our 2011-2012 payroll at ~$44.3 mil. Even without counting the rookie scale contract for whoever we draft, that puts us at ~$13.7 mil, assuming the cap doesn't drop, which it most certainly will. Factor in the drafted rookie and that puts us at ~$11.8 mil, minus whatever the cap changes by. One more thing: until we renounce our TPE credit of ~$9.0 mil, or until it expires, the ~$11.8 mil becomes ~$2.8 mil, minus whatever the cap changes by. So yeah, I'm not sure where you got the $21.7 mil figure from at all.
Last season's cap was $58 million.
I may have forgotten to add in a contract or something, but, looking here:
It seems the Raps - without Barbosa but with everyone else - have 13.9m in cap space (based on this year's cap number).
Julian Wright at 4m is too much, I agree. So strike him. That leaves 17.9m in cap space.
Minus the rookie cap hold, of, say 3m or so, that leaves 14.9m.
That's likely enough to ensure the Raps can make a legitimate bid for Jordan if they were so inclined (which they should be).
Also: Raptors_: the reason I had Wright ahead of Kleiza was because Kleiza is likely injured until at least January, and given the nature of his injury/surgery, it will likely be longer until he's really in good game shape.
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