Article is almost word for word what I wrote here:
Nothing worng with the article at all. Actually pretty balanced as it draws out both his good points and deficiencies.
Listen to all the Barges FanBois - he is not a true "NBA" number 1; and 10 more points a night does not make him a true NBA number 1.
He has to play defence and be able to step up and play "lock down D" in the last few minutes of the game. Michael Jordon learned that lesson, Kobe learned that lesson, Durrant learned that lesson, Magic and Bird knew that lesson, Dirk also knows this.
And to all the other Anti Bages flame posters i.e. he is garbage etc... No he isnt. Get over it.
He is a potent offensive threat with size, soft hands and a very good mid and outside shot that stretches defenses. He does have basketball IQ in so far as he a a very good passer in the o-lanes especially for a big man. He is paid a reasonable salary vis a vis his point production which will only look better this year (as he gets more touches). He is an asset with value either to this franchise, or another down the road if BC chooses to remake the team.
Can we finally stop talking about this pro - anti Barges crap?
Lets see what we have and lets see what BC does with the exception. There will be much more to talk about in Dec.