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If nothing else, he is a veteran presence who will give you some nice versatility off the bench. Besides, he WANTS to be here.

Jamison averaged 17 and six last year. I would start him over Biz in a heartbeat.

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neither mullens nor diop are currently rotation caliber players at the moment, though Mullens does have the ability to improve (by extending his shot to 3 pt range, for instance). thus if we get a guy like jamison and no center it likely means biz is playing center mostly next year. if tyrus returns to anywhere near the form he played at 2 years ago he will start alongside biz- over jamison. That a big if, but 2 years ago he was better than biz, jamison, mullens, etc are likely to be next year.

With jamison, you have to realize that his 16-17 points last year were very inefficient points, and while given 30+ min of playing time a night. Plus he is particularly terrible on defense. At anything more than 3 mil a year and a gunner bench role, its a waste of salary and roster space.

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He was a starter, how are those inefficient points?

Without his 17 points night in and night out, the Cavs don't win some of the games they won last year.

Also Biz can't play center!!!

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neither mullens nor diop are currently rotation caliber players at the moment, though Mullens does have the ability to improve (by extending his shot to 3 pt range, for instance). thus if we get a guy like jamison and no center it likely means biz is playing center mostly next year. if tyrus returns to anywhere near the form he played at 2 years ago he will start alongside biz- over jamison. That a big if, but 2 years ago he was better than biz, jamison, mullens, etc are likely to be next year.

With jamison, you have to realize that his 16-17 points last year were very inefficient points, and while given 30+ min of playing time a night. Plus he is particularly terrible on defense. At anything more than 3 mil a year and a gunner bench role, its a waste of salary and roster space.

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He was a starter, how are those inefficient points?

Without his 17 points night in and night out, the Cavs don't win some of the games they won last year.

Also Biz can't play center!!!

so....his points were efficient because he started?

let me explain, he takes a lot of shots at a very low shooting % and doesnt go to the free throw line enough to even that out. His game has dropped off dramatically the past two seasons.

here are some stats for you to read before saying comments similar to the above

http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/j/jamisan01.html

jamison's shooting %s last year: fg:40%, 3pt: 34% , ft:68% - on 16 shooting attempts a game. His True Shooting % was 48% - anything under 50% is really really bad for a power forward.

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If we do sign Jaminson, anyone think we wouldn't be drafting in the top 4 in next year draft?

I really thing we could win some games if we do sign Jaminson with the new additions of Gordon and MKG.

But I would want us to suck again so we could have a high lottery pick to make a play at some of the big stars next year for a Noel or Zeller.

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i'd rather just tough one more bad season out too, but jamison could be really good for the development of our young players

also biz went toe to toe with dwight howard pretty well all things considered, so i don't know why he couldn't play center, or learn the position.

he's only 19-20 years old after all

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I think Jaminson is a lock for us in FA, but would also like to see us play a play for Hickson. Hickson is still very young with huge potential ahead of him.

PG: DJ/Kemba

SG: Gordon/Hendo

SF: MKG/Brown

PF: Jaminson/Biyombo

C: Hickson/Mullens

Great lineup for a push for the playoffs.

Bad lineup for a high draft lottery pick.

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I think Jaminson is a lock for us in FA, but would also like to see us play a play for Hickson. Hickson is still very young with huge potential ahead of him.

PG: DJ/Kemba

SG: Gordon/Hendo

SF: MKG/Brown

PF: Jaminson/Biyombo

C: Hickson/Mullens

Great lineup for a push for the playoffs.

Bad lineup for a high draft lottery pick.

What about a lineup of

DJ

Henderson

MKG

Jamison

Biyombo

with Hickson, Gordon, Kemba being the first three off the bench at PF, SG, and PG respectively? My only qualms with Gordon starting is his undersized nature guarding starting SGs..that is all. Also, I think Biyombo fares better against Centers than Hickson. IMO.

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