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#1 LD2k

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Posted July 28, 2008 - 01:48 PM

How do you guys feel about it? I feel that Smith's abilities on defense would help us much more than Odom's, but Odom is the perfect system player - can make people better. He gets knocked on his consistency when it reality - his most consistent play is in the post-season for his career.

Smith is a young athletic stud. Questionable work ethic, but would be a monster here in Los Angeles. We would become one of the most dangerous teams in the league right away. But is he worth Odom?

What do you guys think?

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Posted July 28, 2008 - 01:56 PM

I would do it, but is Smith a sf in the west?
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Posted July 28, 2008 - 02:01 PM

We need defense at the three, and we need a guy that can actually finish at the rim and want to dunk the basketball from the left or right side. Smith is that man over Odom.

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Posted July 28, 2008 - 02:06 PM

I'd trade Odom for Smith, but we would still have the same problem at the 3. Odom and Smith can't make a J. Smith is a better defender, shot blocker, and getting steals and Odom is better a passer, rebounder, and shooter.

Would Smith be ok being the 4 option on this team? He also has a questionable work ethic.

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Posted July 28, 2008 - 02:07 PM

We need defense at the three, and we need a guy that can actually finish at the rim and want to dunk the basketball from the left or right side. Smith is that man over Odom.

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Posted July 28, 2008 - 02:17 PM

I would because what he lacks in offense is something he more than makes up in his defense and our defense was our biggest problem in the playoffs outside of us having some serious rebounding issues at times.

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Posted July 28, 2008 - 02:21 PM

We need defense at the three, and we need a guy that can actually finish at the rim and want to dunk the basketball from the left or right side. Smith is that man over Odom.


This post is realla than Real Deal Holifield. But I thought Smith was a PF? No?

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Posted July 28, 2008 - 02:23 PM

Smith does everything Odom does, just better.

Shooting, they are about the same

D, not in the same league

Finishing, not in the same league
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Posted July 28, 2008 - 02:35 PM

Smith does everything Odom does, just better.

Shooting, they are about the same

D, not in the same league

Finishing, not in the same league


Shooting, they are the same? Statistically that is not true.

This is my one big knock on Josh Smith, however, you would have to be crazy not to make that deal.
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Posted July 28, 2008 - 02:54 PM

Depends on what you think is more important

He is just as inconsistent as LO on the offensive end and his J is just as bad as LO's. He's a tweener just like LO.

But he does take pride in his defense though and busts his arse out there to make sure he puts his body between his man and the basket.

I wouldn't do it

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Posted July 28, 2008 - 02:56 PM

We need a good defender in the three spot. This guy can block a shot from anywhere and when he steals the ball he dunks automatically.

where do I sign?

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Posted July 28, 2008 - 03:01 PM

We need a good defender in the three spot. This guy can block a shot from anywhere and when he steals the ball he dunks automatically.

where do I sign?



That only means he could pick up cheap fouls easily since he's playing on his tip toes all the time

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Posted July 28, 2008 - 03:05 PM

LO- Knows system, better rebounder, way better handler, better passer,more versatile (right now), questionable D, inconsistancy

Josh Smith- Better defender, 22 years old, can dunk over anyone, fills the stat sheet, possible DPOY in future, cant handle the ball well yet, shot isnt there yet, short range on shot

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Posted July 28, 2008 - 03:08 PM

Smith can fill the stats, closing to quadruple doubles. But it's like a feast or famine thing. Or something like it. He could have a 15/10/7assts/4blocks but then he will be 6/19 fgs and 6 TO's (something like that.) I think we should wait till the season starts and see what Odom does in the 3. If it doesn't work out, then we could trade.

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Posted July 28, 2008 - 03:20 PM

I'd say no...I wanna see how Odom does 1st.
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Posted July 28, 2008 - 03:32 PM

I don't really want to trade Odom but this is a deal that's just too good to pass up. In the present, he helps us out in our goal of winning a championship just as much as Odom but our future looks even brighter than before with a core of Smith and Bynum.
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Posted July 28, 2008 - 03:37 PM

I don't really want to trade Odom but this is a deal that's just too good to pass up. In the present, he helps us out in our goal of winning a championship just as much as Odom but our future looks even brighter than before with a core of Smith and Bynum.


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Posted July 28, 2008 - 03:47 PM

I'd love to have Josh Smith, I've been wanting him for years. It's been in the back of my head for a long time. The guy's 6'9" and he average 17/8/3 (blocks)

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Posted July 28, 2008 - 03:52 PM

yea trade for him, no question

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Posted July 28, 2008 - 03:52 PM

I don't really want to trade Odom but this is a deal that's just too good to pass up. In the present, he helps us out in our goal of winning a championship just as much as Odom but our future looks even brighter than before with a core of Smith and Bynum.


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