Pau has been awful. He just doesn't fit with this team and is just plain declining period. He's bad on offense and defense. Even when he was healthy last season, he was awful on defense.
Metta isn't getting it done as the primary on the ball defender anymore. He's been bad on D all season, and Kevin Durant basically got anything he wanted. He can't keep up with young wing players anymore. The Lakers almost always need to help him because guys easily run past him. I don't think merely getting a backup is enough.
So, I think the solution is to trade Pau for a perimeter defender and to move Metta to PF. It would help the Lakers' defense at 2 positions. Hill is good for what he does, so don't think he should be traded.
I thought that was a good idea to. In fact I was championing this idea the minute we hired d'antoni
One big problem. Look around the league. This SF you are talking about, doesn't exist
Granger was the only one who fit the mold and his knee is reeling
Iguodala isn't going anywhere
Neither is gay
Batum no chance
Carmelo, Lebron, and pierce aren't happening
Harrison Barnes and MKG are staying right where they are
Gordon Hayward isn't going anywhere
Luol deng would be nice, not happening
Do I need to keep going. This SF, doesn't exist