Maybe I did miss something somewhere... But has anyone actually said they want us to run the offense through him and that he is our long-term solution at power forward? I thought I have mostly read on this thread that people really like what he is doing and would love him back here next year for the right price?
Ultimately, who he signs with is up to him. He's been around the NBA enough so other teams know his weaknesses and may not offer much $$$. Besides, as he has had more success and been appreciated more here and gotten more PT lately here, he may well come back for less $$$. Wouldn't surprise me.
EDIT: Ignore this. I forgot that you can't front-load option seasons.
Last edited by Bogg; 04-18-2013 at 10:58 AM.
He scored 20 points on just 6 shots last night.
Only twice all year did someone score at least 20 points on as few as 6 shots. The only players that can claim that kind of hyper efficiency? George Hill did it back in March, and Josh last night.
Face it, McRoberts played great at the end of his contract year for the worst team in the NBA.
Everyone knows that a contract year gives you super abilities that you can't use in normal seasons.
And everyone knows that if you're on the worst team in the NBA, that means you're playing against inferior competition each night, so your accomplishments are void.
Yup, that's exactly what I'm saying. Just like when I said that Kemba could win some 6moy awards if Charlotte ever got a superstar shooting guard, I really meant that he needed to be benched this year because Cory Higgins wasn't playing enough.
He was traded to Orlando as part of the Dwight Howard deal for his second season, and did not fit in with their plan of a total top-to-bottom rebuild. It wasn't like he wasn't playing big minutes because he wasn't good enough. He just wasn't a part of their plan for the future.
In the entire 2 years of his deal, he has had the one short stretch in Charlotte to "perform" to his contract, and he ended up entirely out-performing it. The "contract year" concern is just silly. Did he play well because he was making "a big contract push in the last few months of his deal," or did he play well because he was finally given a chance to play?