ezzzp wrote:basketballRob wrote:I remember Toronto going to the conference finals and giving the Cavs a great series with Biz.MagicFan101 wrote:
Question: Are the Bobcats happy today that they gave Batum that contract to keep him in town?
If Sacramento or whoever else throws a major offer at Vuc we have to think long term.
When his price tag was too high they let him walk and it was better in the long term.
If Vuc walks we just have to replace him. Once you have a way to play you just replace players you lose.
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Biyombo was a bench player, not the reason Toronto were in the playoffs. That's not even remotely close to same situation. Letting DeRozan or Lowry walk for zero return would be the similar comparison.
You also don't just "replace" a 20/10 guy at peak prime, one who just finished putting up elite advanced metric numbers and was the focal point of your system and anchored a top 10 defense. The way the Magic played was highly reliant on Vucevic's unique and very difficult to replace skill set.
Free agents don't usually flock to small market teams that just lost their best player. They know where that team is headed - only people in denial think that a top free agent will sign to a projected lottery team without the cap space to even offer max money.
The best player on fringe playoff team isn’t necessarily a great player to build around ...
Why is that the case for you?
In an earlier post you claimed your philosophies were shared by the best basketball franchises and minds in the NBA ...
The best teams build around franchise altering TALENT ... Vuc is not that.