d-train wrote:Sinobas wrote:d-train wrote:It's to late to correct the non-problems and no-damage caused by the 2016 spending spree. Time has eleminted the effects and all that remains is an investment that so far didn't payoff. So far, 2016 cost money but nothing in lost opportunity.
You don't think we would have retained Ed Davis for what he got if weren't for the luxury tax implications?
No, I think Davis was let go because Blazers want to develop Collins, Leonard, and Biggie. Had they kept Davis, we would have no minutes for him. We don't really have minutes for Leonard and Biggie. It would be a terrible situation for Davis. Blazers want their bigs to have high post shooting and passing skills. So, they can be a threat in pick and rolls, and be a playmaking outlet to relieve trapping pressure from Lillard. Collins, Leonard, and Biggie have these skills. Davis doesn't have these skills.
Oi...."develop" Leonard who will be turning 27 this season. The Blazers rarely ever played Leonard last year except under certain circumstances (injuries, foul trouble, 4th quarter of a blowout). Biggie will only play out of necessity this year as well. Collins was getting regular minutes last year, even with Ed Davis. With what Ed got...heck, bump him his minutes and play Collins more if you want, but keep him around because he's a good player and as it stands, we only have 3 players at the 4/5 that Stotts wanted in the rotation last year.