dckingsfan wrote:nate33 wrote:dckingsfan wrote:Question - does this make Robinson and Brown expendable?
Robinson should definitely be out of the rotation when everyone is healthy.
There's only room in the regular rotation for one of Brown or Bonga. The other won't play unless there's injury. (Right now, Brooks is inexplicably benching both and forcefeeding Bertans extra minutes at SF, but normally, there should be room for one of them at backup SF.)
I really hope Brooks gives Brown another shot at minutes. I don't understand what happened there. Brown has been fairly bad this year, but he hasn't had any chance to get a rhythm. Brooks is bad at many things, but one thing he typically does pretty well is giving guys multiple opportunities to fail before benching them for good. He has extended that courtesy to everyone except Brown. I don't know why.
I think Brooks has more or less given up on Bonga. We know what we have there - a 3&D guy who is very limited on offense and merely good but not great on defense. I think he can help us due to the uniquely bad defense of the rest of the team, but at the moment, he probably isn't a rotation player on most rosters. And I don't think another 800 minutes of development will really change that. Bonga can still carve out an NBA career for himself, but he is going to have to do the work in practice, in the gym, and in the film room. Mostly, he needs to get stronger, a lot stronger. Hastening his release on his shot would help too.
Given that - getting a 2nd rounder for Bonga would be awesome.
Brown, well if Brooks is your coach, try to move him, no?
I don't think anyone would pay a 2nd rounder for Bonga. Like I said, I think he is more useful with us than most other teams. If we can't find minutes for him, nobody else will.
Brown is under contract for another year. It's not a use him or lose him situation. I'd be open to a trade, but it's difficult to get much in return after Brooks tanked his value by benching him. Also, Brown is a multi-talented player who is still very young. Right now, he has that jack-of-all-trades-master-of-none problem, sort of like Evan Turner. But if he gets a bit better at one or two things, he could suddenly become a quality starter. It's possible we could end up regretting trading him for scraps.