OK. This question is obviously contingent upon lots of things happening. But how important does Croshere become if we lose either AL or Bender or both in a possible trade.
For example, what if somehow we trade Bender and Harrington for Tmac. At that point Croshere becomes our back up PF. IMO he becomes very important. Or if we trader Al for someone, I assume Cro gets a lot of minutes at the PF and Bender at SF.
My point being i think Cro could become a very important piece next year if the lineup shakes up due to trades. And I think Bird and carlisle both like Cro a lot. They like his willingness to be a role player and the fact that he never complains and is always ready to play.
I also think that Cro showed his value against Detroit which will be who we have to go through again next year. So all in all I could see Cro being very important to our lineup next year if the line up is indeed changed by trading Al/Bender/Both.
Would you guys be ok with him as our backup PF? I liek the look of this lineup a lot:
Starters ---- back ups
Tins --- Brewer/AJ
SG --- Freddie/Reggie
Artest --- James Jones
JO ---- Cro
Dampier --- Foster/Brezec
I like this lineup because we no longer have bench players worried about their minutes and starting. All of those bench players would relish the role player status and would make the lineup much more consistent.