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    Quote Originally Posted by Mulligan View Post
    Exactly. It's ludicrous to think Amir is competing with Leonard and George for playing time, let alone a roster spot.
    I think what people are saying is that their roster is almost full and you're going to want to sign a guy that can contribute as opposed to burning a roster spot on a project who won't contribute meaningfully this year (since he plays that position and your minutes will be filled by them) as opposed to a team where you're young and won't make the playoffs so you call up your G league guys to see what they can give you throughout the year


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    Quote Originally Posted by Gophers_4life View Post
    Honestly, why would you come back and risk your pro career to injury for anything less than a highly likely sweet sixteen team?

    They had a nice run last year. And this year's team, even with him, wasn't necessarily shaping up to be as good or better.
    Amir wouldn't be risking millions, he be risking a g-league or overseas contract, something he could likely get even if he did get injured his senior year. That money will likely always be there for him. And next year's team if you add Amir is likely a top 25 team. And you can possibly improve your draft stock.

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    It is more complicated than that and he simplified it but choosing what he wanted to do. He did not want to play college basketball anymore. He put in the work all these years, has limited time to make it professionally and now has his chance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by die hard gopher View Post
    Amir wouldn't be risking millions, he be risking a g-league or overseas contract, something he could likely get even if he did get injured his senior year. That money will likely always be there for him. And next year's team if you add Amir is likely a top 25 team. And you can possibly improve your draft stock.
    But he isn't getting it now. Getting paid next year has value and next year's draft is much better than this year's. Add to the fact that it is now really rare for someone to improve their stock as a senior (because of age), his move makes sense for him.

    Amir might have 12 years of making money playing basketball in his system, if he isn't (or doesn't think he will) improve his stock, why wouldn't he want to monetize all 12 of those years rather than 11?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob_Loblaw View Post
    But he isn't getting it now. Getting paid next year has value and next year's draft is much better than this year's. Add to the fact that it is now really rare for someone to improve their stock as a senior (because of age), his move makes sense for him.

    Amir might have 12 years of making money playing basketball in his system, if he isn't (or doesn't think he will) improve his stock, why wouldn't he want to monetize all 12 of those years rather than 11?
    Yes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mulligan View Post
    Exactly. It's ludicrous to think Amir is competing with Leonard and George for playing time, let alone a roster spot.
    He isnít competing with those guys for PT. Thatís my point. He may well have gotten a chance to compete with the other guys at his spot(s) before but he ainít getting much run with those guys on the wing.

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    They traded their starting SF, Gallinari, for Paul George so that is a wash. Plus they traded what? 5 future first round picks so they'll need cheap young players.

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    He’s looking great so far

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    Quote Originally Posted by die hard gopher View Post
    Amir wouldn't be risking millions, he be risking a g-league or overseas contract, something he could likely get even if he did get injured his senior year. That money will likely always be there for him. And next year's team if you add Amir is likely a top 25 team. And you can possibly improve your draft stock.
    Amir made the right decision. Every year that goes by at his age is an eternity.. the league wants YOUNG players to develop. Seniors rarely get drafted anymore. He would be competing with even more players for a 2 way contract.

    Plus hes doing great in Summer league for the Clippers. Read some positive stuff on him from a Clippers journal.. they like him. Actually, with the Clippers forming their own superteam, it helps Amir as the Clips needs lots of young and cheap talent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fmlizard View Post
    He isn’t competing with those guys for PT. That’s my point. He may well have gotten a chance to compete with the other guys at his spot(s) before but he ain’t getting much run with those guys on the wing.
    I'd guess that most of the Clippers minutes will be without a true PF/C.

    Montrezl Harrell
    Leonard
    George

    That'll be their most common front court.

    I think Amir will be competing with Landry Shamet, Rodney McGruder, and James Robinson for PT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by builtbadgers View Post
    It is more complicated than that and he simplified it but choosing what he wanted to do. He did not want to play college basketball anymore. He put in the work all these years, has limited time to make it professionally and now has his chance.
    Agreed, I selfishly wanted him back, but wish him well

    I think he can carve out a bench role in the NBA, but he'll need to get better at hitting 3's to do so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theczar View Post
    Why wait until the last minute to announce he was not coming back.
    Why make a decision before one has to? Best to get all the information available, he was working out for teams the day of the deadline.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ope3 View Post
    Why make a decision before one has to? Best to get all the information available, he was working out for teams the day of the deadline.
    Exactly. It costs him nothing to wait.

    Well maybe a few pissed off internet people. Whoopty doo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gophers_4life View Post
    Honestly, why would you come back and risk your pro career to injury for anything less than a highly likely sweet sixteen team?

    They had a nice run last year. And this year's team, even with him, wasn't necessarily shaping up to be as good or better.
    Maybe some guys just really like college, the atmosphere, their teammates. There's a lot of reasons someone may stay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GophersInIowa View Post
    Maybe some guys just really like college, the atmosphere, their teammates. There's a lot of reasons someone may stay.
    No doubt. Some even stay to get their Masters and still make the NBA.

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