I'd keep Bargnani.
I'd keep Bargnani.
No thanks. I'd rather keep Bargnani than trade for Ilyasova.
Ilyasova is not a need since we have Gay. He can shoot which is great since he can spread the floor.. but he's not a banger and until JV really develops it doesn't really make sense.
I like his contract in that I think he's moveable (3 years @ $23.7M) if he doesn't fit. Everyone needs a shooter that can rebound. Because he's an upgrade over Bargnani I'd do it.
I wonder about a 3-way trade with Milwaukee & Utah, for Millsap? Would the Jazz have any interest in Ilyasova, assuming Milwaukee likes Bargnani?
there are only three places Bargnani fits. Perhaps we should only be looking at trades 3 way or otherwise that involve the Lakers, the Rockets and Denver
Would Kanter/Ilyasova beat JV/Kleiza in a 2x2 game?
When is the trade deadline anyway?
okay so I changed my mind. Stretch fours look great in the regular season when the game is fun exciting and fast but more then ANYTHING we NEED a LOW POST OPTION. In the playoffs games slow down, defenses tighten, and low post guy who can pass out when doubled goes a long way towards success.
I hope this doesnt go down... Its probably just BC testing the waters of potential Bargnani exchanges. Everyone should already know BC has had a thing for wanting Ilyasova for quite sometime theres news that Nets are heavily pursuing J. Smith.
Why do you guys consider Ilyasova a small forward? With his ability to rebound and shoot, I can easily see him playing 4 on a regular basis, especially in today's NBA of smaller, more mobile front court players. Yes, he doesn't have a well-developed back-to-the-basket game, but what of it?
2013-14 payroll - with Boozer on board, or BYOB ... Bring your own Boozer.
8 players (Rudy, Demar, Amir, Kyle, Fields, Jonas, Ross & Boozer) = $66.8 million [Luxury Tax ~ $70-$71 mil]
7 players + Kyle's New contract (Rudy, Demar, Amir, Fields, Jonas, Ross + Boozer) = 68 million + Kyle
If Kyle gets 10 million per season, the total payroll will cause some serious pain to Toronto's maneuverability options.
With Boozer, we are essentially buying a guy for his past, for a team that's looking towards their future. A guy whose Simple Rating this season (and last), suggests the team is better when he's off, then when he's on. A guy who will make 16.8 million dollars in his final year.
Yahoo! lists him as a forward and in fantasy ball he is a SF/PF. RotoWorld has him as a forward.
I think "Forward" is appropriate. As you mention the game is getting smaller and more mobile. Ilyasova rebounds like a PF and shoots like a SF. Honestly, I have not seen enough of his defense to make an informed opinion.
For all the love Millsap gets (and I love him too), if you are looking at offensive/defensive ratings:
I would be excited about Ilyasova. This is a guy who shoots near 50% on 3's over the last few months. That is Bargnani on steroids.... plus he rebounds so now we have Bargnani on 'roids and HGH.
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One thing I like about Bargnani off the bench is that he can defend either the C or PF spot, allowing the Raps to run out big lineups, traditional lineups or small lineups. I don't think Ilyasova provides the same degree of lineup flexibility.
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