"Championships are what we live for, now lets go win them."Tim Leiweke
Basketball has clear winners every night --except at the draft, which is all homework, politics and chance.
my favorite part about Bargnani is when he picks up two fouls a game off charges. Pump fake...drive...and its a charge.
As a fan or a GM I would be open to trading bargnani as I don't see his contribution making that much of a difference either way. We've got 4 very good role players/possible starters in Bargs/Davis/Amir/JV and there is not enough minutes for all four if they are healthy. Three of them seem to be capable two-way players, so bargs is the odd man.
"We only have one rule on this team. What is that rule? E.L.E. That's right's, E.L.E, and what does E.L.E. stand for? EVERYBODY LOVE EVERYBODY. Right there up on the wall, because this isn't just a basketball team, this is a lifestyle. ~ Jackie Moon
I don't want to do any more babysitting either, hope he blows up somewhere else, not sure why we always have to remind him to rebound and be interested in the game. At this stage he is taking coaching resources away from the rookies.
At the time, if you would have told me about this offer, I would have gathered a small posse of raptor fans and we would of cut off the internet to your house. No one knew Harden was capable of leading a franchise.An offer for Harden with Bargs, DD, Jose & our 1st round pick that we gave up to Houston would have been considered a better deal at the time.
Don't get confused, Jose is not a better basketball player than Lowry. Jose has more chemistry with Amir because he's played with him more. Jose can't and wont elevate this team from mediocrity, but Lowry could be a part of that going forward. In the Chicago game for example, Jose got multiple assists to Amir on high jumpers. Lowry got Amir the ball down low for dunks. Don't kid yourself into thinking that Lowry can't set people up.
For Jose, it isn't an age thing, that is why he still has value. If you wait until the end of his next contract, it will be an age thing that brings down his value. I read a comment from a GM recently (3-4 weeks ago, so I can't find the link) that the biggest mistake teams make is to not trade expiring deals. If the player is worth it, you get the deal done prior to the season. If he isn't, then you make the move to get the assets to put your franchise in the best position moving forward.
Whatever you do, do it the best you can
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