Last week I gave you guys three options, of which trading Al seemed to be the most popular.
Let me take another swing at this with option # 4 & see if anybody would accept this.
It's simple really & once again does not require us to trade anybody. This one is just another matter of player adjustments, but would required a differant mind set where it came to Reggie.
Put Reggie on the bench, move Ron to shooting guard & start Al at the S.F. spot.
This allows Al to start which will make him happy. This will allow Ron to remain on the team which will make Uncle Buck happy. This allows the frontcourt to not be to small by benching Jeff Foster. This allows our defense to remain intact as Al & Ron can switch who guards who just as well if not better than Reggie & Ron did.
I know I know your all going to say that this does nothing to help with our outside shooting.
To a point I will concede that. However my theory is this, with Al all you are going to be able to get is a mid-level player who might develop into something. Flip Murray or somebody like him & everybody didn't like my Flip Murray idea anyway.
So I ask this, is the two guard we are getting going to be a better two guard than Ron Artest? My guess would be no. I know that people will say that Ron is really a better S.f. but I say that there is almost no differance between the sf & the sg spot on the floor & defensively Ron is going to take the better player anyway.
Reggie would still be there to come off of the bench for perimater offense as well as Bender, A.J. & Croshere.
This makes our starting lineup a better rebounding club & if Bender is even close to being ready to help he can take Al's offense with the second unit, not to mention Reggie.
I'm just not sure that we are going to get from Al what we need, or at the very least nothing that isn't any better that what we already have on our team.
Ok, tear it apart now.