A lot of posters here keep knocking trade ideas of SGs and stating because they play no defense. What i wanted to do is got some real thoughts on what people here think is realistic. IMO we dont need a SG that is a great defender. We dont have one now. BUt I would like one quick enough to stay with other SGs which Reggie cannot.
I have seen people diss Rose, Vince Carter, Tmac, etc...becasue they play no defense supposedly. But IMO, with Artest having the ability to guard all star SG and SFs, we dont necessarily need our next SG to be great. Not to mention we still ahve Freddie as well.
We need scoring from the guard spot. PERIOD. It is not likely you are going to find a player like Artest who can guard anyone and score as well. That is the main reason we need to keep him and ship Al. If we bring in a SG with less defensive skills we need Ron to be able to play those high scorers.
Also many here say this player and that player wont fit Ricks system defensively, but his system is built upon team defense. Tinsley and Reggie suck defensively, but it is team defense that allowed us to be such a good defensive team. So in essence why cant this work with a younger scoring SG. You cannot tell me that Vince, or Tmac, or whoever plays worse defense than Reggie. Reggie may try hard, dont get me wrong, but there is a big difference in trying hard and actually stopping someone.
All in all, I am not saying that Vince, or whoever is the answer, but im tired of hearing about defense out of that spot liek we already have it. WE NEED SCORING in the backcourt. And i am inclined to believe that someone can improve their defense a lot easier than a defender can improve their scoring. As long as we have Foster, JO, Artest, then i feel comfortable about our defense no matter who we bring in. BUT we must get some scoring ouot of our guards if we want to contend next year.