These two thoughts exist in many Raptors fans' minds, including mine. Every fan likes Reggie, his energy and his tenacity. I like him a lot because he plays as hard as it gets without counting fatigue, day-by-day schedule, etc. Few of his teammates play with his energy and aggressiveness. But unfortunately, his style of playing caused him some bad injuries. These types of injuries can get worse with age.
If he were younger or better offensively, he could be part of a title-chasing team. Unfortunately for him, he is neither younger nor talented offensively.
But he found a team (and the team found a player) who fit perfectly. He showed his love for the game through the team. So he shows his love for the team itself. Otherwise, he could play less aggressive, considering more his possibilities of getting injured.
If I were the GM, my first thought would be to keep him. But of course, NBA is business, money and salary caps, as well as a place that needs new stars to shine. If you want to make your little stars shine brighter, a 31- or 32-year-old player may not fit in your plans. And you may not want to pay him staying at the bench.
My opinion? These types of players benefit the teams. I like talent, but these players help a lot. He has never created problems. He could be role models for younger players who are starting their careers. The only part that makes me having second thoughts is his history of injuries.
What's your opinion? Should he stay or should he go?
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