I was responding to his tone of superiority in regards to how we are building the team. A fan fatter than Kevin James has absolutely nothing to advise about weight loss, just like a team that has never and isnt close to winning a championship cant act like their plan is better. I dont want this franchise to look anything like the Pacers.
Into the crevasse!
"Climb down Lemon, Climb down"
im pretty confident Cho can moneyball grab McRoberts level players for cheap off other teams easily. I don't really care one way or the other if they re-sign him. id offer him a 3mil a year, much more than that and id move on. 3 mil is what he's making now, if it wasn't for us trading a player that got cut for nothing for him he'd be rotting away in Orlando still. i doubt teams suddenly see value in him because a couple weeks of games on our team
he's going to get a decent contract ,now will he be successful after ?
From the small sample size of McBoberts, he is a better player than I thought he'd be. I've been impressed with his rebounding, not just the numbers, but the way he actually attacks the boards and competes for the ball, something none of our other big men do consistently. He actually seems...crafty in getting boards, knowing how to move his body, tip the ball to himself, and get the right angles.
I think somebody here mentioned he reminded them of Diaw a little. Diaw is a better shooter, but I do think McRoberts is like a taller, better rebounding Diaw, except he actually likes and cares about basketball.
His best role is as a facilitator/hustler, as he keeps the ball moving, sets good screens, and can normally find the open man. If he can strengthen up a little bit and get some arc on his shot, I think hes an awesome player to have off the bench (when and if we find a better option).
As for contract stuff, during the interview after the Raptors game, he was mentioning how his last two stops he didn't get to play much, but with us he finally gets the opportunity to play. I think the availability of playing time is probably more valuable to him than an extra couple million, as if he's able to prove himself, then he will earn a higher pay day. Kris Humphries got $24M for 2 years, so I'm sure J-bob just wants a chance to prove his worth.
So maybe give him a choice between 2 years at 2-2.5M per year with a player option on the last year so that he can opt out if he thinks his value is higher, or 2 years at 3.5-4M per year with a team option instead, so that we have the flexibility to cut ties if he doesn't live up to the contract or we need the space. So he can either take more money now with less power, or take less money, but have more power over his future. That seems mutually beneficial to me, and won't tie up too much cap space.
As to what I believe you mistook from my post (because Kevin James isn't a dainty fellow himself); a fan of a fat guy is just as qualified to give weight advice as a fan of a bad team - being a fan doesn't disqualify you from having an objective view on things.
For the folks that don't see intangible value in McBob, I wonder how much is lost on tv. In person, he's very primal in how he how he fights for everything and it seems a bit contagious. And if you just read the stats, he's not that impressive - but if we recorded hockey assists, his value would double on paper. That might not be apparent in broadcast form and honestly much might just not be in the camera view. But he's been a change even to the point that I am ok w/ Adrien sitting - and I absolutely love Adrien's grit.
The Bobcats are now 4-1 in home games he has started. They were 2-22 in the prior 24 home games.
All in all, McRoberts is still a generic rotation big who can't be allowed to get in the way of bigger goals. If he's cheap to retain, great. If not, Charlotte can find someone else to give them 8 points a night on 45% shooting.
Has it not been blatantly obvious that Henderson and McRoberts play well together? Isn't it possible he's playing better because he has someone, on the court with him, capable of getting him the ball in spots where he can score?
I suppose the 22 losses in their previous 24 home games must have all come against the Heat, Thunder, and Spurs.
He's a rotation guy, he doesn't do any one thing particularly well, they're 0-6 with him on the road. If bringing him back doesn't get in the way of landing an impact player or two, then great, but it's not imperative they re-sign him. I'd rather use the cap space to take a swing on Derrick Williams or John Henson, if I have to chose bringing back McRoberts or having the space to eat a contract. If there's still the space to bring McRoberts back after making a move or two, I have no real objections to filling out the roster with him.