Originally Posted by whaley82
Yeah Darko would be great but I was saying that about James Augustine.
I love James cause he's an Illini and I've watched 3/4th of his career, but at this point I don't think he'd be that great for us. He can come in as a David Lee role and provide us with energy (but not the nice numbers around it), but don't look for him to be a starter, imo. He has a nice lefty jumpshot so he can definitely be the beneficiary of dribble drives or pick and pops like Nenad, and he's athletic too. He can run the floor and loves to jam it and has good hands on defense, but like Nenad, his frame is just too weak and when he goes against someone stronger than him, you see him conceeding buckets. He can't gaurd good post players. Hell, Marko Killingsworth (who is underrated and probably make a NBA team sometime, but yeah) gave him trouble in college, can you imagine matching up against Tim Duncan, KG, Shaq, Z-Bo or even Eddy Curry? Hell, Sean May destroyed him in college. He'd be good for this team, but I think if Mikki Moore can't get starting minutes over Jason, than Auggie won't either. Maybe in the future, but as of now, definitely not.
At this point, I'm praying the Nets are conceeding to whatever Minnesota wants for KG, in package that does not include more than 1 of the Big Three. I'd like to see Carter go the most of the three, but it'll probably be RJ. If it's RJ, Nenad, Jason, Boki or Adams two or how many 1st round picks, then do it. If we have a line up of Kidd, Wright, Vince, KG, Moore with Marcus, Cliff, Adams off the bench, then I'll be happy...I just hope we don't lose Marcus. I can stand losing Antoine, but if pressed, I might just give up Marcus too.