LOL they traded him for Leonard in a move that everyone recognizes as a steal for San Antonio. Why would Buford regret getting the more promising player on a cheaper contract who happens to fill a need. I mean seriously what are you thinking here? Its such a nonsensical conclusion.
Originally Posted by JasonJohnHorn
I was only talking about last year.
With the current roster, they simply don't have a back-up who could cover for Parker as well as Hill, so Parker's value has increased since Hil's departure.
They did just fine a year ago but Splitter has regressed abit and Duncan has improved so hes more valuable now.
Manu is essentially the next best play-maker after Parker, and then Diaw perhaps. They'd have a harder time replacing Parker now, which may give him a case as the Spurs' MVP, but that said, I don't think there is anybody in the front court who could come close to covering for Duncan's absence. Splitter? Blair is too small. Bonner? I mean, they just don't have anybody to provide the kind of rebounding and defence that Duncan can provide.
Hes actually less valuable because of Duncans resurgence.
Parker is almost as valuable to the team now. But Manu and Diaw could share ball handling duties if called upon. Nobody on hte roster can replace Duncan's rebounding and defence.
Yea I know, its just something he had going in his favor last year. Replacement value is still a part of a players worth to a team and on this team, TP had an argument last year.
And the MVP discussion aside, Duncan is still the best player on the roster, even if Parker is the MVP of the team, and the question is, after all, who is the best player on the Spurs.