therealdeal wrote:Barnes sucked as a Laker twice in the playoffs. He still sucks from outside, shooting a worse percentage than he did with us. He fouls more and he takes more shots in more minutes.
The dude is playing with an athletic team now, that's where he thrives. Moving on from him was a good move from the FO. The bad move was NOT signing Pietrus when we had the chance.
Yeah, his outside shooting is inconsistent at best. But that's not his main assests. But you ever think the problem is that our team lacks athleticism and he has no one who can run with him? You look at the league today and it's about athleticism more than ever. And no, i'm not discounting skills and team play, etc. To say he didn't fit because he's athletic suggests me to this team has a weakness.