I think it's going a bit far to insult his intelligence. It's one thing to dislike his playing style, but I don't agree with bashing him personally.
As Raptor fans we read way more material about this team. Rockets fans could be saying the same thing about Dragic. Of course Bayless wants to start, almost every player wants to. I don't see the pouting that some are referring to. Does he play better when he starts? Yes. I don't like that aspect either, but it is what it is.
I am in agreement that we should go a different direction for the PG position. I would gladly have Bayless back playing a combo guard role. He has a great attitude, work ethic, and has always been supportive of his team mates.
And I don't think Dragic will be close to the 7-8 mil mark. I think he will be closer to the mid level mark of 5 mil. and below.
Think about it Rose and Westbrook were in his draft class and they both just got the key to the franchise right after they were drafted. That's probably why he thinks he hasn't gotten a chance yet. Honestly I would have to agree. BTW IMO
I predict around 5 million. It would be nice if we could use the mid level on him. Add him and maybe another PG in the second round and we have rounded out the PG position. Hopefully of the two will be able to take over for Calderon after next year.
These things come down to preference and opinion. You prefer Bayless and that's okay. I'm not a fan. The thing is our opinion doesn't matter. All of us will argue over a bunch of players and someone other than who we have discussed will be signed or obtained in some manner.
Conley is making $6.5M this year, but his contract is backloaded. He is bound to make 7-9M a year till the end of his contract.
And the turnovers....well, he came from the D'Antoni school for PGs, what do you expect? hehehe. I think it comes with the territory. All good to great PGs avg at least 3TOs per game.
Last edited by TheGloveinRapsUniform; Fri Mar 30th, 2012 at 01:53 PM.
I would only keep Bayless if he is happy being the go-to-guy for the second string, kinda like what Blur was doing this season before he got traded. Imho, he should never be a starting point guard until he starts looking for his teammates more often and not force difficult shots. 3.8 APG is nowhere near what is required for the Raps to win regularly, especially when DD, our 2nd scoring option, doesn't possess the ability to find his own shots, nor create shots for his teammates.
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