Posted July 29, 2008 - 05:47 PM
Fisher is old now and we could see a significant drop off in his play, any time soon. Old players usually have sudden bad seasons. Fisher basically is a great spot up shooter, but is he still a good overall PG? Then there's Jordan Farmar who was horrible after Crittenton got traded. Farmar has been showing alot of attitude of recent times and there are doubts about him. A new PG who can ACTUALLY play defense could be just what we need. We continually have unkown PG's that play amazing against us and cost us the game. All a PG needs is abit of speed and the ability to shoot the 3 to burn us. Getting a good guy in who can take care of the ball, shut down opposing PG's and shoot well could be a real difference maker.
Then there is the SF position. Odom doesn't look suited to that position. Plus his contract is fairly large. We could ship Odom for a defensive juggernaut who can hit the 3 (Artest, Battier). A guy like Artest/Battier who fights hard for every ball would add a mental toughness to this team. A toughness that can only be found at the moment, in Kobe Bryant and Andrew Bynum. There are several SF's in the league who make a real difference, despite not putting up amazing numbers. Could Artest/ Battier/ Other guy/ be this guy?
Unfortunately, we cannot trade Odom for a good SF AND a good PG. We have to choose one or the other. Trade Odom for a good SF and be stuck with Fisher/Farmar at PG OR trade for a good PG and be stuck with Ariza/ Walton/ Radmanovic at SF?
I'm 50:50 on the idea.
(Sorry, I don't usually do this but I copy and pasted this from CL).
Kurt Cobain - "Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are."