OE32 wrote:Who has a better shot at the ASG, Alex Len or Mike James?
Len has more $ to buy a ticket, but James seems like the type to go see the game with a rowdy group of friends.
My vote: Mike James
Ring_Wanted wrote:specialsauce wrote:Ring_Wanted wrote:O_Gardino wrote:Ring_Wanted wrote:Move Bledsoe and Chandler. Keep Dudley for veteran presence and team culture (in that regard, I hated that they cut Barbosa, btw).
I agree about Barbosa. I guess it gives us some flexibility if we bring on more salary at some point, but exactly what does Jok do that Barbs can't?
I don't know about Jok (or Reed), but the 3.5M in cap space we gained by waiving Barbosa were of no use to us at the time and it's been confirmed given the lack of big moves this summer. You can't get your mouth full with culture, experience, know-how etc, and get rid of one of the very few cheap(-ish) homegrown vets you have.
He was many things, not a smart player though and not somebody that offers anything for the young guys to learn from.
Mock nostalgia if you want but at this point in his career and given our current state, his presence is less about making baskets and more about team culture and chemistry. The 3.5M saved are neglible to a team in our situation.
That's what yoga is for.