Of course he took the pressure off...but that is still no excuse for 5 rebounds a game for a starting center. You have to remember TC came off the bench last year. Eddy started the game. He had no defensive skills wat so ever, and was an atrocious rebounder. Even in HS he had went a game with out grabbing ONE rebound. That is pathetic for someone his size playing up against much smaller HS players. He always has been a lazy kid, that will never change. And when you're the building block for a new franchise, you can't afford your proposed "superstar" to be lazy. Chi got more out of the deal than NY.