So, Bledsoe is "likely" to re-sign with Phoenix. They pretty much have to move a PG now, right?
Can you play Bledsoe at the 2 with Dragic? Bledsoe's strong and is tenacious on D.
Listed 6'1", nm, but he's a long 6,1".
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Luis Scola :0 ?
Hopefully Copeland gets more playing time, it'll be interesting.
http://www.vigilantsports.com/2014/0...eds-20-pounds/So this offseason he’s locked in, dropping weight and working on his defense. He thought the negativity regarding his defense was overblown and that it wasn’t as bad as perceived.
“I need to become a better defender,” he understands though, “and I think adding speed will help make me better offensively and defensively.”
I watched a cheap found footage movie last night where they were looking for Bigfoot and the main character going after Bigfoot was named Chris Copeland. I started laughing out loud thinking that Bigfoot has a more likely chance to see the floor under Vogel than Chris Copeland does.
He needs foot speed and quicker recognition on defense for sure. He's such a tweener, but off the bench that should be fine if A.) he can at least hold his own on defense B.) use him on offense
That BS about his defense was overblown. Vogel is just **** poor at anything remotely resembling offense. But his extra muscle did slow him down. He worked out with Tyson Chandler last Summer to add muscle so he could bring a post-up game to Indy. Didn't work out because he didn't see many minutes and we didn't run much post stuff for him when he was here. Glad to hear he's dropping weight though. Roy needs to do the same.
I couldn't understand why Evan Turner didn't get a lot of playing time here.....The Indiana Pacers could have kept Evan Turner for $8.7 million a year but chose not to, they did not extend a qualifying offer to him and making him an unrestricted free agent.
Turner, the 2010 No. 2 pick, got nibbles but was not one of the big players in free agency and ended up signing with Boston for a portion of their mid-level exception on a two-year deal.
Turner averaged 17.4 points a game for a Sixers team that needed someone to take shots. If the Sixers hadn’t traded him, Turner’s agent David Falk spun that Turner could have gotten an eight figure contract, speaking to Steve Bulpett of the Boston Herald.
“I think he was probably the most undervalued free agent on the market. Evan was in a dramatically different situation the day before the deadline than he was when he finished the year. He didn’t get a lot of playing time in Indiana unfortunately…
“Had Evan stayed in Philly with those kind of numbers, more than likely he would have made in excess of $10 million a year,” he said. “So we obviously didn’t want to lock him into a long-term kind of a deal, and I think, likewise, the Celtics want to see. They know Evan was the national Player of the Year (in 2009-10). They know that over the last two years he’s averaged 14, 6 and 4 (13.7 points, 5.7 rebounds, 3.8 assists), which are pretty good numbers. So I think this is an opportunity for him to re-establish his value in a new environment.
Ten million a year? Um… no.
That’s what any good agent should spin, but that’s not how things would have worked out. If he had not been traded Turner likely would have made more than he ultimately was offered because some GM would have been more inclined to give him a shot, but a lot of teams feared that Turner’s numbers in Philly were system related.
Turner averaged 17.4 a game in Philly last season but he didn’t do it efficiently, taking 58.5 percent of his shots from the midrange and with a true shooting percentage below the league average at .504. Basically he’s a volume shooter who lives and dies by a shot teams are trying to take fewer of.
Falk is right this is a reclamation project — Turner has got the chance in Boston to show he can score within a system (here is a good breakdown of Turner’s game). Turner does some things well, he plays a smart game and is a good rebounder for his position, but he’s got to become a more efficient scorer and be able to consistently hit threes somewhere on the court other than the left corner.
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As far as trading West goes and his "decline", we would have been knocked out of the first round of the playoffs without him and would have went to a game 7 against the Wizards. I'd rather keep him around and then replace him when the time comes via free agency or trade.
John Lucas, Malcolm Thomas, and Erik Murphy.
"See how stupid those fans sound complaining about the officials. That is one reason why I hate when Pacers fans complain about the refs - does not come across well at all, no matter the merit. "