To play devil's advocate...you do realize that Kemba was taking over games before his injury right? People tend to forget how dominant he was pre injury and focus on rusty Kemba at the end of the year. 12 per for Kemba is excellent.
Good post. I am certainly not blind to Biz's limitations, but I am more forgiving of them since he is the age where many graduate college. Al being such a terrible defender with questionable effort certainly is a contrast to Biz who gave great effort. I see how that could cause many, including myself, to overvalue what Biz does, but until we add some shot blocking and rebounding inside, I will be disappointed in this move.
I recall Biz posterizing multiple people from catching lobs off pick and rolls. For those defending Al, how do you explain the improvement of this team, particularly the flow of the offense, when such an "offensive liability" like Biz was in the game? People need to see the big picture, including our front office. Detroit fielded a damn good team with Ben Wallace out there. Biz is not balanced, much like Big Ben, but he is elite in something; something that I believe was worth at least the 4 mil QO.
Terrible move. After a pretty solid offseason, this kind of ruins it for me. I just want to make sure I have this straight.. We draft Biz at 18 years of age, knowing he is a project with high upside, then let him walk at the end of his rookie deal... How foolish. Waste of a draft pick then. Why draft a project before he reaches the age where he starts putting things together? In Biz, I saw a player that really came into his own, particularly when called upon to start when Al was hurt. He is one of the better post defenders in the league and blocks everything in the lane. I honesty do not see us replacing him with an equivalent player, let alone one that is as affordable. I'm about as butt hurt as someone can be about this. Very disappointed.