He won't be a loss. And Yabu has better potential than him. Right now even Nader has more value, because he knows the system, the guys know him. Those are more important for players that aren't going to be playing anyway, mostly for lockerroom and practice.
Naturally, I completely disagree, lol
, but do you really not think that he would have been a good player to have off of the bench, primarily owing to Smart's free agency, and how does Yabusele have better/more potential than Alkins? Dude couldn't even get on the court despite all of our injuries
Ainge on if the team explored moving into the second round to add a pick: "We talked about it, but our roster, we don't need more young players, really."
I would like us to get rid of Nader and sign Rawle Alkins and Trevon Duval to 2-way contracts or 2 year minimum deals with a partial guarantee in year 1, like $25-75k.
Agreed Alkins will probably be given a chance to try out again for the team on a team friendly contract or 10 day contract.
Too late, as the Knicks have signed both Alkins and Trier on two-way deals . I think. Sigh.
I also completely disagree with Ainge's assertion that, "we don't need more young players, really." We can't possibly upgrade from Yabusele, Nader, and Allen, among others? Give me a break .
We can upgrade them with actual, honest-to-god NBA players instead of undrafted rookies
Sure. I guess that I just thought that he could help us
Exactly. Ainge didn't say "we don't need more players". He just wants guys who can contribute 1 through 15 on the roster.
At the same time, there would have been no harm in buying a second rounder. I believe we had $5 million to spend, which resets July 1. Since we won't be using that money in all probability, the only cost would have been to Wyc's checkbook. Drafting some decent talent on a two-way deal would have been worth it in my mind.
But, it's almost completely irrelevant. Rawle Alkins is not going to be the difference between a playoff win versus a loss. Whoever we bring in to fill out our roster could be.
If that's true, then why are Yabusele, Kadeem Allen, and Nader still on our roster, and where did I ever say anything remotely related to Rawle Alkins being the difference between a playoff win versus a loss, lol?
Do you honestly not believe that Alkins would be an upgrade over any/all of those three guys, because I certainly do. Injuries happen, as we've seen, unfortunately, and as a result I don't see any harm in trying to upgrade the team's overall talent by any means necessary. Sigh. I just, well, thought that he could help
At least he would have stayed up for the conference call