Re: Re up BBD now!
posted at 12/19/2010 1:05 AM EST
In Response to Re: Re up BBD now!
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Re up BBD now! : I agree, I think - when healthy - the Cs are the best and deepest team in the league
Posted by TheDUDDER[/QUOTE]
ok, so now we have the spot where the foot is in the mouth and we're still talking through the toes. davis-level talent STILL being drafted every year, duds? really? at WHAT spot in the draft, 2nd round? that gave us years of cheap service from davis.
NAME ME some of the bigs that have come along in davis' class and since who can replace him for 5 or 6M a year and do the same things- back up 4 and back up 5.
WHEN HEALTHY, the C's have been the best in the league, eh? OK, so who's the healthiest big man we have? Who's the sixth man of the year, possibly league wide? and he's just such a common sight that he's not worth trying to sign?
So that means we go from being the "best" this year to not being worth re-signing the 6th man who helped make us the best for next year, all of the big 3 are here again. After that, you can dump Davis if need be, but why before then?
I'd say offer him 5m a year x 3 and talk to him about the 1/3 likely pay cut that's coming down the pike and see if he takes it. 5M a year next year is yesterday's 7.4M a year, a fair offer by all means. It might make sense to Davis and his agent to get him locked up before the chiseling begins... I'd go to 6M a year even.
And you'd go to no lengths to re-sign this hustle guy who is unprecedented in the league. The only guy who comes to mind for game changing bench player who is similar is bird man andersen in denver- a different type of spark off the bench, but hustle and grit, no outside shooting ability, no free throw ability and good luck with him guarding a 275 pound center. And you have to worry about him and the dope problems too.
So just come right out and tell us who the many many guys are who replace Davis and we still are able to contend next year. Criteria are: similar money, TRUE 4/5 versatility, outside shot, decent foul shot, no history of injury / mental delapidation, and STILL has to have some upside left- Davis is still adding to his game each year if you didn't notice.
Names please. There are none. Vyrus Thomas makes 8M a year, Charlie V makes 7+M a year and I wouldn't want either on my team to try to do the things Davis does. So who is it? Hakim Warrick? Matt Carroll? Antony Toliver? Brian Cardinal? Mark Acres?