I think in the long run, Lee's defensive ability will be more useful to our team than Mayo's scoring anyway.
First, it is not a given that Mayo would have resigned. He would have been fighting for the starting spot with Bradley last year, and if he had lost out, he might have walked, in order to find a situation where he could start and showcase himself for a bigger contract.This is a big thing, I mean that's what he ended up doing with Dallas when the offers he got from the Suns/C's/Whomever didn't come in high enough.
Exactly. I think a lot of people get into the mindset that everyone should want to sign with the C's, but thats just not the case. This was a critical point of Mayo's career, where he needs to be able to showcase himself to show that he can be a star...and with Bradley in Boston, he had legitimate competition for the minutes to showcase himself.
If he can get his head straight on the three pointers, I agree. Otherwise, I am not so sure Lee will be seeing the minutes in the longrun.
yup....Lee has good effort , I want him to be all that we hope... if he dosen't pick up/step up his offensive share, like Jeff Green as done in the next 4-5 weeks ....I believe Danny will trade him. ...good defense or not. Once AB comes back given his present output Lee may not be around.
I think Lee is the odd man out. Unless he starts hitting that shot. His defense is ok but he won't shut people down like Tony Allen would. As a result he hurts mire then he helps if he continues to miss so many shots.
Barbosa is basically the best backup "point guard" we have and I think he will continue to see minutes. Bradley will play if he is still the player from last year. And Jet was never brought into start. He was brought into play primarily against bench players and provide 2nd unit scoring.
Thanks to AB's injury and Lee's ineptness he hasn't really gotten to play the role we brought him into play.
We aren't playing five guards consistently. I could see Lee getting PT against the Heat when and if Wade draws two quick ones on Bradley. But only when AB gets in foul trouble do I see him getting run, whenever all our guards are healthy, with the way he is currently playing.
I will say that I think it might be hard for Ainge to move Lee after he supposedly took less money to come here. That could destroy a lot of goodwill with agents, future FAs, etc..
Dream trade is Lee, Fab Melo, and a first to Phoenix for Gortat. Don't see it happening but who knows... I read Gortat might get benched.