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Old 08-28-2006, 04:36 PM   #1
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Default Bonzi Wells

now that it appears he will be looking for a one year contract do you think the suns will or should use their MLE on him?
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Old 08-28-2006, 04:51 PM   #2
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He's a good player, and he has size, and can play the 2 or 3 effectively, but where would he see time, and would the Suns be willing to take on his antics?

Between:

Bell, Barbosa, Diaw, Marion

there isn't much time left for Bonzi at either position.
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Old 08-28-2006, 04:56 PM   #3
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i just figured with the suns style of play he'd be a good fit. and the more weapons we have the better off we'd be.

if you leave barbosa at the point, and Diaw and marion at the 3 4 and 5 spots he'd only have to contend with bell for playing time at the 2.

and as for his antics, i figure if ron artest campainged to get the kings to keep him he should be okay!
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Old 08-28-2006, 05:24 PM   #4
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Suns can't offer their full MLE as only about 1/2 million is left. The other half was signed on Banks.
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Old 08-28-2006, 05:28 PM   #5
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Suns can't offer their full MLE as only about 1/2 million is left. The other half was signed on Banks.

I don't think Bonzi would take the MLE anyways. He wants his $$$.
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Old 08-28-2006, 06:03 PM   #6
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oh, i didnt know they used it partially on banks

I dont think bonzi will be getting all the $$$ he thinks he should get, this late in the game.
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Old 08-28-2006, 06:15 PM   #7
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I think Denver should take him on for a year. They have some big backcourt players in Miller, Anthony, and Bonzi. That'd be tough to deal with.

I forgot that the Suns spent a lot of their MLE on Banks, so we wouldn't even be able to offer more than a sack of peanuts.

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if you leave barbosa at the point, and Diaw and marion at the 3 4 and 5 spots he'd only have to contend with bell for playing time at the 2.

This is true until you factor in Marcus Banks. For the money we are paying him, he needs to be playing.
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^ Yep totally forgot about Banks.
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Old 08-28-2006, 06:48 PM   #9
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Not needed.
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Old 08-28-2006, 09:29 PM   #10
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I think he should sign. His one major flaw is his shooting, but with Phoenix, I can guarantee you that wouldn't be a problem. Wing players in Phoenix's offense have no problem shooting cause with the up tempo style offense they almost always get the ball with no defenders to contend with. Bonzi would do well here.
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No $$$
No playing time
No roster spot

so........
NO!!!
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Old 09-05-2006, 09:15 PM   #12
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Bonzi would be great for quick scoring punch, but he's going to want major minutes to earn a big contract, so, not a great fit unless he just wants to fit into the team in a quest for a title and forgets about big free agent money
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