None of what you state debates my points but for the sake of my personal boredom I'll bite.
1. If the stated goal of the Raptors is to make the playoffs, Bargnani needs to sit on the bench in a suit. That's what analytics suggests. That's what basic +/- statistics suggest, win shares, etc. I don't care who's getting paid what. If the stated goal is the playoffs then play for the playoffs. If Bargnani wants to stay in Italy while whoever the GM is tries to move him, let him.
2. How can you say Acy was outclassed? He was a rookie who didn't get play time until the season was decided and he still appeared passable for a rookie in comparison to the dough eyed moments Ross slipped into (Not trying to diss Ross here). Again, you clearly don't watch D League games so debating you on his potential is impossible-- you've seen him a bit in college and have assumed he hasn't developed since then. Furthermore:
Acy - 6-7 225lbs
Haslem - 6-8 235lbs
R. Evans - 6-8 245lbs
Diaw - 6-8 235lbs
T. Young 6-8 235 lbs
Farried - 6-8 225lbs
Millsap - 6-8 253lbs
Maxiell- 6-7 260lbs
Not to forget top 10 rated draft candidate
A. Bennett 6-7 239lbs.
If you include guys like Stackhouse who is 6-6 and often plays the 4 off the bench most PFs are actually closer to 6-8 or 6-9 than 6-10. To be coordinated enough, strong enough and fast enough to play power forward at 6-10 is extremely impressive. That's why guys like Bosh, Aldridge, Nowitzki are special players. The reality is that to be a PF in the NBA Acy may need to add 10lbs, but to suggest he is dramatically out sized demonstrates how little you actually paid attention to the players around him.
3. Andrea is historically bad at rebounding. By metrics he is the worst rebounder in the history of the NBA over 6-10. That is a fact. Andrea will never be the rebounder Acy is. His defensive numbers are almost as bad as his rebounding numbers. Again, he will never be the defender Acy is now. His offensive numbers are buoyed by a high usage rate. Statistically, he is actually a poor shooter. I never said Acy was going to be a starter, a star, a stud. But there is a place in the league for a person with as much hustle as Q. If all he does is make some team's practices better he will find a spot on an NBA roster.
What skill does Andrea have that makes you think in 2 years when this contract ends teams will offer contracts to a 7 footer who refuses to play center, can't defend outside the post, has no help defense skills, is addicted to low percentage shots, and has shown no improvement his whole time in the NBA?
The best part about my argument? You don't have to believe me....Read
The Centre who plays like he's Eight inches Shorter
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Let me help you with a nice little quote.
And Acy? Who barely touched the floor got this around the same time.
On December 10th, Andrea Bargnani, the team’s leading scorer for the past two years, suffered an injury. Since that time, Bargnani has not played a single NBA minute, and his team has gone 10-6 without him. This is not really surprising, as Bargnani was “leading” the league in negative wins — at -2.3 — when he went out.
And why do I keep bringing up his time in the DLeague? Because he was a stud there:
Acy is only averaging 2.9 points and 2.0 rebounds in eight minutes per game this season, but he is shooting 55.2 percent from the field and has an impressive offensive rating of 128 points produced per 100 possessions. If someone believes Acy could develop into a player who matched his per 36 minute production of 13.2 points, 9.0 rebounds, 1.7 steals and 1.7 blocks, then the Raptors will have showcased a second round pick that could be considered a sweetener in a future trade
I'm not saying that all translates to the NBA BUT how can we debate whether his skills translate to the NBA if you never watched a single D League game he played in?
Acy has been a solid contributor for the Jam in the D-League. In 11 games, Acy has scored in double-digits 10 times, and he has started in 8 games for the team. It is a unique situation for him in Bakersfield, the team has been at the top of the NBA D-League standings for the majority of the season, and Acy has been a large reason for their success. Having a double-double guy like Acy, who brings a winning attitude to match his intense and impressive play, has been a luxury for the Jam.
I'll leave you with this:
In the visitors locker room after the game, Bulls forward Taj Gibson talked with frontcourt partner Joakim Noah about Acy's aggressiveness. During the game with play paused for free throws, Gibson showed the rookie some love.
"Way to earn your minutes," Gibson said to Acy. "Just keep playing hard, you're going to stay on the court and find your way into the rotation."