Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Ball Don't Lie: Dwyer: Mike Bibby Stays in Atlanta

Kelly Dwyer:
At this point, in 2009, he's OK. He's 31, 15 and five assists, league-worst defense. Six million a year may not seem like the end of the world, but you watch this guy drag up the court in 2010-11, knowing that he has a year and a half left. You make sense of this, even when he expires in 2012.

This is the easy way out. This is where you go when you are tired of thinking. It's not the worst re-sign in NBA history, but it is a cop out, a lazy move, an uninspired turn. You just bid against yourself to keep Mike Bibby around. That shouldn't be applauded.


rbubp said...

Some terribly ignorant blogging by Dwyer. What happens if you look at stats only and have no understanding of team strategy or chemistry.

thirdfalcon said...

I really like Dwyer, he's one of my favorite NBA writers, but I think he's wrong about Bibby being average.

Anyway, yes it kinda sucks that he signed for 3 years instead of 2, but we should have 15 to 20 million to resign Marvin and 2 backup bigs.