Originally Posted by midatlantic09
Umm...because they don't really need Barbosa and are trying to rebuild. Jerryd Bayless is more than capable of replacing Barbosa and will likely put up 18+ ppg, 4 rpg, and 7 apg now that he'll get more minutes with Barbosa gone. Every time Bayless has gotten significant minutes he's done extremely well so expect big things from him in the coming months. In fact, over the last 10 games or so last season, Bayless averaged something like 23, 3, and 6 while playing 30-35 mpg.
Those are some very bold predictions for Bayless...He does occasionally have the odd good game here and there, but there's no way he gets seven APG with the way he plays, shoots too often, and does not look to pass. He does not play like a PG, but at least he can offer good defense at the PG position.