Hill would complement Roy well. Hill is a good shot blocker and rebounder. He can also step out and hit the 15 foot jumper
That trade machine is fun
Dampier for Ford? I think that is the deal
Diaw is more of a Tweener Forward...but ( for some reason ) he's been used as a backup Center option. I think he's athletic enough to handle SF/PF/Center duties ( most notably as a backup Center playing minimal minutes ).
I wouldn't put too much into this particular tweet.
If I were to look at this from a purely offensive perspective....as Hicks ( I think ) suggested, BRush+Solo for Jason Thompson. I know that he has a decent mid-range game ( as I recall him torching us from beyond the FT line with his mid-range jumpshot ) and is a solid double-double guy that can rebound and score. However, I checked and he has a pretty horrid +/- score. He's has the 2nd worst +/- rating on the Kings. I'm not too sure his defense is that good.
I wouldn't be terribly depressed if we made the Thompson trade.
He has a good mid-range game and is pretty active, though you watch him play and wonder why his defense isn't better. At the very least we'd have a LOT of young assets with small contracts.
Dahntay would be a decent addition to Sacramento. They could use some more defense on the wings.
I hope we stay put, unless we get a damn good player.
Brandon Rush for Jason Thompson straight up works in the trade checker.
Maybe we could throw in a 2nd rounder to sweeten the deal, if need be.
I wouldn't have a problem with Tyrus Thomas and his limited offensive game if he was actually taller than 6'7 (and anyone who thinks he is a legit 6'9 guy needs glasses). He also has a rep for being a bit petulant and selfish. Not a true team guy.Quote:
Those are some names I came up with on the top of my head. I would like to see Tyrus Thomas or Anthony Randolph come to the Pacers. They athletic PF that would really held on defence.
Randolph has a lot of potential...as a SF. I don't think he will ever have the build to be a true PF. And if you don't have the build you will at least need to have the toughness and the mentality to play inside. Randolph appears to lack all of those qualities IMO.
Well, if we're going to speculate, a Ford/Solo for Boris Diaw trade works.
Charlotte is not trading Tyrus Thomas and New York is not trading Anthony Randolph.
I don't think Danny said anything that everyone didn't already know.
But I wouldn't say the Pacers are desperate to make a move for a PF: Hansbrough/Foster/McRoberts/Danny would be decent rotation.
The Pacers do have a lot of trade assets and I'm looking forward to their next moves and this season.
Don't forget that Houston also has Patrick Patterson.
Houston might also like to shed some salary to get under the tax.
What I honestly think we'll do, IF we are to trade for a big man this summer, is to go after a guy who has 4-5 years in the league and doesn't have injury concerns. Larry has said the whole time that he wants to acquire young talent and then add a veteran piece or two.
Players I could see as potential starting 4's for us, that may be on the market...
Amir Johnson - Toronto (has shown potential, very athletic, if he can add some muscle would be really nice at the 4)
Jason Maxiell - Detroit (would be an absolute perfect compliment to Roy)
Craig Smith - LA Clippers (undersized but strong as an ox, won't get bullied around)
I would love to see us pick up either Maxiell or Smith. Those 2 guys, given 25-30 minutes a night could be great for us.
Are any of these guys really better than Tyler? I'd rather go into next season to see what Tyler can do until we find some long-term solution at the 4.