The games I watched last season it looked obvious to me the JJ was the better player. Stats don't win games is all I can say.
Does a 22 win team have the luxury of playing guys who aren't helping them win? and not playing guys who may have just much ability/opportunity to help them win?
I agree it was inexcusable... inexcusable to not to put Wright in earlier. Inexcusable to leave the players on the floor who were not trying, not putting in an effort and not benifiting the team. Inexcusable to ask a guy who the coach overlooked all game for NO REASON to go out in a meaningless game lost due to EVERYONE else.
This isn't Solomon Alabi we are talking about. This is a guy who proved he deserved to be out there every day but didn't because the girls with tits were always given priority.
I wish more players would have done what Wright did. I would have loved if all those guys on the bench sat there and refused to go in... send a message that what had been happening for the last 2-3 years was utter bullshit.
Blaming Triano for Wright's lack of playing time is a little ridiculous. People complain about Triano not holding players accountable, but from what I gather Wright is not a hard worker, which is why New Orleans gave up on him so quickly, and, I'm guessing, why Triano stopped playing him.
Wright's offense, outside of passing the ball, was just plain bad and has shown no improvement over the course of his NBA career. That tells me a lot.
The minute Wright decided not to back into a game in Golden State, I believe he sealed his fate with this team.
I don't see condemning the man for one bad error in judgement. However, he failed to produce, even with this weak Raptors team! I like his hustle, but must respectfully say he was a liability on the floor. At the end of the day, talent must outweigh character (sad...but true!)
The comparisons to Marion need to stop that's ridiculous. Marion was a bonifide all-star and stuffed the box score in every category while doing all other intangibles that don't show up as well. Comparing a guy who can't get minutes on a 22 win team is not fair or warranted what so ever.
As for the comparison to JJ I'll take JJ 10 out of 10 times. As good if not better man to man defense, much better rebounder, way better shot blocker and help defender, finishes at the rim better, similar shooters and passers. Not sure what category I can put Wright ahead of JJ in at this point.
If we're looking for another wing draft Leonard or sign a professional, hard working, blue collar vet. Wight or "JuJu" as some call him should be shown the door!
He is not worth 4 million dollars, it's as simple as that. We can sign someone better for less.
They don't need to give him $4M to sign him. Just wanted to make that clear.
Yeah, sure, bring him back. Great basketball IQ. Excellent offensive player around the net. Great team player. Give him the 4 million because money should have nothing to do with it. Just misunderstood and abused by the system. I had it all wrong. Julian Wright... Victim.
Last edited by meductic; Tue Jun 21st, 2011 at 05:05 PM.
JuJu is a Baller. Its difficult to evaluate players under a horrible coach, and Jay is one of the worst ever. But Ju. did all the small things right. played good D. smart passes. out hussled most starters. showed a real ball awareness. if we let him go we will kick ourselves later.
We really won't. Players like him are not assets because they are easy to replace. Athletic wings with weak shots are a dime a dozen in the NBA. 4 million is too much to pay: 4 million in cap space is more valuable than Julian Wright.
And yes, in theory, we can sign him for less than 4 million, but that would (unless I am mistaken) be after we declined to make him the qualifying offer, which would make him an unrestricted free agent. And honestly, if we are looking at free agents, we don't need a weak-shooting 3. If we're signing a free agent 3, he needs 3-point range, end of story.
Last edited by malefax; Tue Jun 21st, 2011 at 06:14 PM.
Juju ain't it. It was nice to see you. I have one less guy to worry about fumbling as a turnover machine. Bye.
ďThe saving of our world from pending doom will come, not through the complacent adjustment of the conforming majority, but through the creative maladjustment of a nonconforming minority.Ē - Martin Luther King
I am sold. this is what we have to do:
1) Get the raps to re up JW and then use him for trade bait ( Chandler? Kobe? Lebron\ DWade? Dwight? Dirk? Dirk?)
2) Contact the Human Rights Commission for a clear case of abusing an employee. JW has rights.
3) Figure out how to get YouTube to make that dunk attempt clip go away
I am all in. Julian Wright, Victim. Lets do this...
Last edited by meductic; Wed Jun 22nd, 2011 at 02:30 AM.
The big problem with Wright is that he hasn't improved at all in his 4 seasons. That tells me he might have a problem with his work ethic, especially since it's pretty apparent what he needs to work on. This is a case when just watching him in a game doesn't tell you the whole story. He seems like he hustles, but what does he do behind the scenes?
Julian Wright is a low level NBA player. Period. God bless the guy, but we shouldn't waste anymore time talking about him. He sealed his fate last year with his antics. It was like a homeless man turning down a 20 dollar bill, "I only take loonies dawg". I mean, who knew he had a nickname? JuJu?? I respect the fact that he tries hard, defends his position, bla bla bla...but thats most likely because he knows the D League's a comin.
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