I know he was awful in the Finals, but was he really worse than Mozgov who was planted on the bench?
Popular opinion was that Harrison Barnes was the one losing millions of dollars in the Finals, turns out it was Ezeli. He didn't really have a place in that particular series because of the matchup, but overall I think he's clearly worth more than this.I know he was awful in the Finals, but was he really worse than Mozgov who was planted on the bench?
Ezeli is young, unless there is knowledge out there that his knees are permanently messed up.
They'll definitely miss Crabbe if they don't match his contract. It's a lot of money for a bench shooter who averaged 10 ppg last year and by all accounts wants a larger role.I'm still not 100% sure the Blazers are going to be as good this coming season as they were this past season. This team relied on Allen Crabbe fairly heavily to be their 3rd offensive option throughout the season. I'm not seeing Evan Turner filling that role.
And is Ezeli an upgrade on Ed Davis? How about Shabazz Napier over Brian Roberts?? Maybe a little???
I could see them taking a 3-to-5 win step back this season instead of climbing the standings like most people project them to. Not a fantastic offseason by them IMO despite the fact that each of their signings in a vacuum are pretty good. Well... with the possible exception of that Turner contract.