"Every time I pitched it was like throwing gasoline on a fire. Pkkw! Pkkw! Pkkw! Pkkw!"
- Ebby Calvin "Nuke" LaLoosh
I don't see any trade that can make us better other than trading Scola for a role player because literally everyone else who is a trade asset on this team is overpaid. Every player on this team besides Paul George is overpaid.
I want Rondo on this team. He is an all around pg. Only thing that lacks is his shooting. Pacers need someone who can get Hibbert and West easy points. Oh and also knows how to throw alleys to Paul George. Because the past 2 years I have seen so many times PG get open on a back door and he is expecting a lob but Hill OR Stephenson don't know how to throw one
Never mind, Watson isn't overpaid either. Forgot about him.
I got insulted and taunted when I said that the funk in January wasn't just a funk. I got insulted and told to go die in fact when I pointed out that Scola had collapsed.
The simple fact is that last year we weren't that good when we came back down to earth.
West is another year older, our bench is gonna take a serious hit when it wasn't that good in the first place when we promote Watson to starter. Hibbert will have his customary excuse for playing like **** for a good chunk of the year.
And even if none of that happens, were still not as good as we were last year. Where as teams like the Cavs and Bulls have improved. The wizards will improve naturally. Miami can still be dangerous because of Bosh and Deng.
Not to mention the Western teams that after January we couldn't beat consistently.
I think people may be a little over-dramatic - yes, he will be missed, but it isnt as fatal as people think. There are many players out there that can kill his void.
1. Beasley is available and can play SF (move PG to SG) - there isnt much difference between Lance's attitude and Beasley's;
2. Wes Johnson;
3. Shawn Marion at SF (move PG to SG);
"So, which one of you guys is going to come in second?" - Larry Bird before the 3 point contest. He won.
I am not sure how many likely moves can be made. From the sounds of it we can not just sign a significant piece do to our cap situation. Hill and Hibbert would have negative trade value when you look at their contracts and production. We don't want to trade West or George and nothing else on the roster will net us something significant.
hibbert for mayo/henson maybe. otherwise, the TPE (plus pick?) or scola's partially guaranteed contract for a borderline starting PG or SG.
"I'll always be a part of Donnie Walsh."
-Ron Artest, Denver Post, 12.28.05
I was surprised to see the other Lance thread being majorily positive. Now I know why. All the darksiders are over here. Guys, we lost a role player on our team. The team that has beat us the last three years lost their best player. It will be okay. We will win 50-55 games, be a top three seed, and we will see what happens.