I don't get why people are saying he is the Clippers second best player. Griffin may be in the highlight reel more often, but I have a hard time seeing how he is better.
Off course all most everyone here wants Gordon. The problem is how much wil he cost? I don't see the clips trading him unless they are in way below .500 at the trade deadline next year. They have a young core and a ton of cap space for the 2012 off season. The would just match anything offer we put out to Gordon. I would love to have Gordon here, and I know anything is possible when you are talking about the Clippers, but our chances are vey slim at getting him.
Mayo might not be as good as Gordon, but he as far off as most of you think. He can create his own shot and his defense is not as bad as some of you think. I hope we go after Mayo this summer, because he is better than any of the free agent guards we could get.
I don't live in Indiana so I treat Gordon the same way I treat other players in the NBA, and I think the Granger vs Gordon thing is very debatable.
When both are playing their best, Granger is a way better player because when Granger is playing his best he's an all-star caliber player. Problem is, the last time that happened was 2 years ago, and it was only for one year. He did show a spark in the playoffs though, which is great, because it showed he can still play well, and who knows, maybe he'll be the All-star Granger again next year.
Gordon looks like a very promising player, and when a guy avgs more ppg than his age (get it? he's 22 and avgs 22.3 ppg.. haha) it means that with enough hard work he could be an all-star/superstar type of guy.
Gordon also had a better season than Granger.
The thing about Granger is, he will probably not improve much. Gordon probably will. I don't know whether "Best Gordon" will beat "Best Granger", but in 2-4 years, "Future Gordon" will probably be better than "Future Granger".
Still, I won't do a Granger-Gordon trade (right now) given the chance because I'm tired of waiting. We made the playoffs, I want to keep making the playoffs, I wanna see how our guys (Granger, George, DC, Roy) play as a group and individually.
Last edited by yoadknux; 05-08-2011 at 09:27 AM.
Gordon, and it's not even close.
My (pipe) dream is to drop our cap space on Gordon and Dwight Howard. Could you imagine...
That's a contender right there.
That rationale is silly. Would we be downgrading to trade Granger to Miami for their 2nd best player?
The Clippers' "2nd best player" is just as good now as our best player, is much younger and is paid much less.
If you read all my posts I have said "as of right now" granger is a better basketball player. No question about that. I don't know how anyone can really disagree.
If you talk Long term, then maybe yes, Gordon maybe. But as of now, no way.
I think it would cost us too much (Danny) to get EJ. If we can get Mayo on the cheap I'd rather see that play out.
I don't want to give up a top asset for Gordon if I can get Mayo in FA. They'll want Granger or George. I think our wing rotation is better Granger/George/Mayo than it would be Gordon/George/Dahntay.
Besides Mayo is capable of playing to or better than his rookie year, which would make him a heck of a trade chip or a young piece to build around, at relatively little cost.
I think Danny Granger at small forward and Paul George at shooting guard is better. Danny has at least another good five years.
Paul is 6'8 and can guard point guards like Rose. If he develops his offense like everyone thinks he will, he will give teams matchup nightmares in the backcourt. At small forward he wouldn't be the problem he will be at shooting guard.
Who would Gordon give us matchup problems with?
In the NBA looking for matchups to exploit is what teams do. Some of you guys seem to want to make it easy for other teams to matchup with us.
Granger is our Paul pierce, and he WANTS to be here when lots of stars have no loyalty. I want Bird to build up the rest of the team, and keep Danny.
You keep Danny and trade him only when a no brainer comes up. Something involving a player like Cris Paul or Dwight Howard.
Please tell me you didn't just list Lance in with two players that are all-stars and possible hall of fame types.=ChristianDudley;1231302
...just like Lance, LeBron, Durant,.........
Gordon had a much better season plus Gordon still has 10 great years left. That factors in on who you would take moving forward. It is pretty simple when Danny takes 18 shots per game he aved 24 pts. The most EJ has taken is 13 and aved 22 pts let him take 18 and he would ave more. EJ is more efficent he also plays better defense hints the reason why he played in the world championship in Turkey last year and Danny did not. Not to mention his handles are so much better than Dannys and is far more athletic.
Imagine this lineup for 5-10 minutes a game after we sign Gordon next offseason...
Gordon playing the point. George playing the 2. Granger at the 3. Hansbrough and Hibbert rockin the frontcourt. Holy ****... I'm hard