dougthonus wrote:How many guys are needle movers regardless of all other things they can do that have these two traits that Vuc has:
1: League average (or below) efficiency
2: Near bottom of the league defensive ability at their position
This speaks to my point:
1. I believe his efficiency is what it was in Orlando because a) they were a team full of inefficent players who couldn't create, thus making it much easier to load up and make things more difficult on Vucevic and b) he's never played with anyone on offense that is even close to commanding the attention of LaVine, or any player for that matter who can consistently get him quality looks.
2. I don't think his defense is as bad as you claim. Positionally, he's in the right spot the majority of the time. He's not going to protect the rim like some centers do, when positionally, with the drop scheme, he plays it correctly. I don't think he's a good defender, however, I also don't think he's a negative on that end, either.
Moreover, the going rate for a 2-time all-star who has produced what Vucevic has is what the Bulls paid for him.
What, or maybe how, are people expecting to acquire actual talent via trade if not giving something back, an amount I would consider to be not that overpriced considering the value given up in trades for other similarly tiered players.