The Effect wrote:Skin wrote:pepe1991 wrote:
Just goes to show you how irrational fans are and how irrelevant their opinoins should be when decisions are made.
Biyombo is one of least talented Magic players in history. His contract strangled Magic for years, after Mozgov trade, as direct result of Biyombo's contract, we still have 2 more years to pay his streach provision.
Disaster. Whooping disaster.
Nah, just goes to show that the Magic failed to build a cohesive working roster. Biyombo was a critical piece coming from a legitimate contender. I only liked the move as a precedence for future moves. Not some final piece.
You can't just throw cement against the wall and hope it sticks. If Biyombo was truly truly brought here to come off the bench behind Vuc or play alongside Vuc at the 4 then the Magic really were dumb as rocks.
That probably wasnt the intent. He was likely brought in to be the starter....then henny and vogal realized just how **** of a player he was and that it would be impossible to start him and be successful and stuck with vuc. Same mistake they made with ibaka
Brought him in to be the star defender, realized early on that was a mistake and went back to AG. I just wish they hadnt given up so much for him and then gotten so little in return
There's a lot more to the Ibaka situation than we will ever know. His cousin absolutely laid into the magic locker room and players by name the week leading up to when Ibaka got traded. A lot of it had to do with the current Magic players not wanting to put in the work daily to get better. If I remember Ibaka put it professionally and said something along the lines of they didn't want to listen to a guy whose been there done it before, so why should I want to stay in a situation like that.
Vogel also refused to even try Ibaka Vuc combo and went with Biyombo Vuc and we all know how that turned out. EP was the PG still and Jeff Green didn't see a shot he didn't like.
It was a mess but Ibaka actually held his own with that **** of a roster and ultimately was smart and said he wanted out.