But during the lengthy stretches of time when Rodney was down, we lacked ANY defensive prowess at the 2 aside from GR3 who was (and still is) growing into his role, he could have made a HUGE difference for us.
He doesn't need the ball. He isn't out there looking to average double figures every night. But he could play some Defense. And our bench and at times starting units *REALLY* needed that this season.
Larry let him walk when we could have had him for the NBA ---> Real life person financial equivalent of a McChicken Sandwich. Am I saying we should have kept him PAST this season? Probably not, although we will never know how he would have performed with this team. But Solo is a case where *both* at the time and in hindsight, it was extremely foolish to let him walk.