All this talk about getting equal value in an Artest trade got me thinking, salary issues aside, just where do y'all value our players. That is to say, who would you say would be an equal trade if they made the same money. A few examples...
Artest = Ben Wallace
Both are fantastic defenders. Artest is a much better offensive player but Ben is a better rebounder and less of a distraction.
O'Neal = Chris Webber
Webber is a better passer with rather better numbers, but older and more injury-prone. He's not yet in the Duncan/Garnet catagory, but maybe in a year or two...
Tinsley = Tony Parker
Tony is a better scorer, but Tinsley is a better floor general (most of Parker's assists amount to -- give it to Duncan in the paint and then jog back to the bench to enjoy some Gatorade while Duncan does his thing). Both are young guns that were drafted too low and have been solid more or less since day 1.
Jackson -- Harrington. Hardy har har.
Both were giants of their day, but their days have long since peaked. Still valuable for their knowledge and their rep (Reg still draws top defenders at the ends of games, and slashers are still a little shy going to the rim with Dikembe guarding it).
What do you think?