TMC wrote:ritchie wrote:Baron played all 82 games his first three years.
That's irrelevant at this point. He was a rookie playing less than 20 min per game his first season and was much healthier at the time.
I'm not saying he's a quitter (quite frankly, I don't want to go back to that thread again), just that he's playing it safe, not taking any risks with his knees. And that's what he has to do. Better having Baron available 25 min per game than watching from the sidelines.
It's relevant based on what that poster said (Baron's never played a full season blablahblah).
As far as health, if you recall Baron's rookie season, he was on the pudgy side so he struggled with his conditioning his rookie year with the then Charlotte Hornets. His conditioning improved and he dropped about 20 pounds during his second and third year, which by the way he was averaging 35 minutes + a game.
I think what your saying and what that poster is saying is being lumped together. You're saying Baron's playing it safe, that poster is saying Baron is a quitter and has no heart. There's a big difference in those viewpoints.