Was the 2nd round pick the best offer? I have trouble believing that. And if it was the best deal available, wouldn't it make sense to use Johnson as a piece in a larger trade? We all knew JJ was gone when Fields was acquired, but I have trouble believing that the guy who leads a "defensive minded" team in blocks and steals should be flipped for a second rounder. Not to mention the guy was improving.
should be interesting who will cause the most problems in the sac. locker room JJ or Cousins LOL
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.
Drafted 16th overall
Traded for 28th overall
Traded for high 2nd round pick
Law of diminishing potential...
So trading the 16th overall pick for JJ didn't work out?! big shock!! and his value drop to a point where other teams are hosing down Raptors players for pennies as per usual.
BC you F*cked up again.
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How would you distribute the minutes at these two positions had JJ not been traded? Keep in mind Ross or DeRozan may see some time at SF.
I also don't buy the "JJ was our best perimeter defender" thing. JJ was a gambler and although I believe he was our best "recovery" defender, especially against fast break, I don't think he was anything special at guarding his man in a half court set.
I will miss him though as he has an unusual skill set.
What did Raps get back for Bosh now?[/QUOTE]
Opportunities to take a chance on players who had a slim chance to become starter-quality players and a decent chance at becoming useful rotation players. It just did not pan out.
As far as mediocre is concerned, Phoenix targeted him as a piece coming back for their future hall of famer PG in Nash. Think about that.
JJ was okay, but they had to take a call for the SF position. They didn't have enough minutes for Fields, Kleiza and JJ. I think that there is very good reason to believe that Fields will be an upgrade over JJ, though time will tell. Kleiza would have been harder to trade.
think about it.. with those picks the lakers could have had D.Howard already..
i liked JJ at times... just like i did with Jamario Moon
he does come pretty close to Jamario's PGC stats though... (Per Game Cringes)
all he needs to do is release a dirty hick rap video, and he'll make a full transition into Jamarionism
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