Skin wrote: Xatticus wrote:
It's just royal rumble between them for exstension pass 2022.
There is no point of keeping both of them ,at least not on long term contracts after next year . Pick one, trade other. Paying both is overkill, non of them is really upper tear level of big to be worth cashing in some crazy money.
Not really hard to figure who is front runner to be a keeper for longer time.
I disagree. Neither is going to net you substantial value and neither has proven themselves capable of giving you 2000 minutes worth of production in a season. There are plenty of minutes for both as long as we don't do something stupid like signing another 6'8" center from Europe that Clifford develops a fetish for. I don't think either is going to command a high salary when they hit restricted free agency. There is no sense picking between them until you are forced to do so and both have plenty of development time in front of them before they will be finished products. If they get too expensive when they hit free agency, then you make a decision at that point, but there is no reason why we can't develop both for the time being.
How am I not surprised that pepe sees the bad in this? Especially with Bamba coming off a nice game?
You're right. There is enough playing time for them both and the balance right now is excellent. If this is the floor, then we should rightfully feel great about our Center position going forward.
Their contracts will work themselves out. Having them both compete is great because they will split minutes and by doing so, "split stats" and that will drive their price tags down because the alternative of one guy being a 35 mpg guy and one guy being a 10 mpg would result in one guy getting a FAT ole contract, and that's what we need to avoid.
I do think WCj will be the starter and get a better deal, but Bamba is finally getting a chance to play without any roadblocks except for himself. Pretty sure pepe is upset mostly because Bamba wasn't supposed to have nights like last night... and if he has more of that, then Bamba will be another player that makes pepe look bad.
They are RFA next year. Both are.
Bamba's roadblocks are always same: BBIQ and talent. But if you give monkey unlimited time and pen, over time he might write Hamlet.
Bamba will be another player that makes pepe look bad
At least i'm not homer who is faming over teenagers than proclaim them "bad" after they are removed from my team like most people here do.
Bamba has been trash and still is trash. NBA is league where 19 years old Pokuševski just scored 26 pounds, standing at 7 feet and 180 pounds. Same league where undrafted 5'11 guard TJ McConnell had 19 poins and 15 assist last night.
But to have sense of how nba works, and how often nba nobodies have big nights it would require paying attention to other nba teams. But most of people here just live in their little orlando bubble and can't see anything away from it. Every player that puts string of 4 good games is new future allstar , every player that has 5 double doubles in a season is "cornerstone" to them.
When in reality random dudes like Grayson Allen score 30 a night like it's nothing. If Orlando has somebody like Kevin Porter Jr. half of the board would proclaim him better than Tracy and future Kobe Bryant... And i'm sure most Houston over a top fans do. But for rest of a league its- empty stats on tanking team = cool,but doesn't matter.
Btw who is "other" guy who made me look bad ? Okeke? After victory lap of 4 games sample size, Chuma is averaging 12 points on 12 shots and 13% for 3 in other 4 games. Be good and don't bark too soon, it slapped you in face too many times to count.
Prediction day after Vuc, Gordon, Evan departure - most fans who are celebrating birth of new rebuild will be crying how rebuild is painful before 2022-23 season ends.
Date of writeup: March 26th, 2021.