1st off i agree with ya... b u t.. what a statement to make about a guy... if he's happy or motivated...
fuk he's making 14m...and he aint happy or motivated... fuk him.. i'd ban his fat ass ... let him pay for 2 fukin seats and go to turkey or spain n play..
Pro-Baron people often put it like this: he plays down, or up...to his competition/teammates/etc. So if he's on a legit team, with hardcore fans, pumped up arenas, etc, he will bring it.
He's in the third tier backup mix right now for the 2 and 3 spot, no?
Williams, ya, I forgot to add him to the depth chart, lol. I guess his value goes up some if Jordan sucks, and we play Jeffries more at the 5, and Williams then gets more play backing up Amare at the 4?
Oh let's not bring his back issues or player development into this. Let's get our championship goals rolling. The young guys will get their day, and maybe soon.
At worst Baron is a mentor for TD and Shumpert - as much as it's true that Baron isn't much of a superstar, he's still got much better PG skills than those two.
Look at how great Darren Collison was playing when he had Chris Paul mentoring him from the bench.
Baron can still ball. I was at the Clips/Knicks game last year, and he was pretty impressive. I me we have swiss cheese D, but he could get to the rim when he wanted.
I think, like others have said, he needs to be motivated. I'd rather have him than Bibby, any day.
Plus, with Ronny gone, we need another epic beard on the team.
Would be great to have somebody with streetball handles and very good NBA skill in New York.