By Marcus Thompson
Monday, February 5th, 2007 at 11:44 am in Uncategorized.
I haven’t seen him play regularly, but Milwaukee’s Dan Gadzuric seems to be a nice, mobile big man. He might be a bit too expensive though, especially if the trade doesn’t include Foyle’s contract.
Certainly, Nelson needs an agile big man, someone who can run the floor, finish at the rim, block shots, etc. Gadzuric is 6-11, 240 pounds — roughly the same size as Andris Biedrins — and he’s certainly athletic and is an energy guy, which makes him perhaps a better fit than say Nazr Mohammed.
His best season (2004-05) he averaged 7.3 points, 8.3 rebounds and 1.3 blocks in 22 minutes. His numbers have declined with his playing time the last few years.
The problem is, Gadzuric is making $23 million over the next four years after this season. That’s a pretty steep price tag for a back-up center.