BDG wrote:If you trade Bynum for anyone, you trade him for Howard. I'm not sold on the idea of trading him for a ball-dominant PG, even if he's arguably the best in the league.
Who knows if Gasol will respond from a terrible Playoff run? Could you imagine how soft our interior would be without Bynum if Pau doesn't bounce back?
We saw Gasol with a chip on his shoulder. It's called the 2010 NBA Finals.
If he has ANY type of competitive spirit, and past seasons tell us he does, that means he's going to come back blazing. We went to 3 straight finals, winning two, in the past four seasons since getting Gasol. Kobe won't let him get traded.
I know losing Bynum hurts us hard, which is why I have a hard time trading him for a PG, but it is
Chris Paul here. People talk like you need these great bigs to win titles.
Mavs had Dirk, Chandler, Haywood... we had better. HEAT had Bosh, Haslem, Big Z, Dampier... we had better. We arguably have the best big man depth in the league. What loses games for us is athleticism, youth, and PG play. Paul addresses that. It's a tough decision, though. Part of me wouldn't deal Andrew for anything less than Dwight Howard. What scares me is thinking Drew is a franchise talent to build around. You can't build around a player that makes you cringe every time both legs leave the floor.