Bargnani was 5 of 7 being defended by anyone not named Favors. Bargnani being defended by Favors was 0-10 with only 2 fts.
This makes me happy because I would say that Favors biggest defensive liability was guarding perimeter bigs. Bargnani is about as perimeter as you can get for a big.
Good point. And those 2 FT's were an absolute gift. Favors got Bargnani on the arm but that was because he was trying to use it to brush Favors away. Although now that I think of it Favors fouled him on the perimeter as well - so it might have been 4FTs.
Despite what you may think of AB as a complete ball player - he is a top shelf scorer. When Favors can shut a guy down like that you can't keep him on the bench any more.
So you honestly think playing Favors and Kanter 30+ minutes and getting rid of Al or Millsap would give us more wins this year? Let say you keep Millsap and trade AL. Plug in Favors or Kanter in starting spot. Does that result in more wins? I highly doubt. If you talk about player development then it is different story. But if we want to make playoffs this year - we need big Al, simple as that.
There is no way to prove/disprove these things and I completely disagree. You will not change my mind.
To answer your question - Yes, I believe it does. At the least they are equal and it does not result in any additional losses.
And no, I don't think the Jazz need Big Al to make the playoffs. Getting an 8 seed in the playoffs is not much of an accomplishment in the NBA. More so in the west than the east yes, but still not much of an accomplishment.
That is my opinion, there is no way to determine who is correct, and I will not change my mind no matter what you say.
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