swolswol wrote:AGREE.......IM DONE TRYING TO REASON WITH A CHILD.......WHY ARE SO HEATED ABOUT D FISH?????????IS THAT YOU DERRICK???????WE DIDNT MEAN TO HURT YOUR FEELINGS BUDDY ITS JUST TIME MAN!!!!!!!!!YOU HAVE BECOME A LIABILITY ON DEFENSE.......SORRY DERRICK
I agree and disagree with that statement. Is Derek a liability on defense? In some ways yes. He does draw charges better than anyone in the league however, and can hit the three (almost 60% in the playoffs this year). We won the 2001 NBA Championship with Derek as our starter so I don't think trading him would really benefit us. Next year maybe IF and only IF Pargo develops this year. But at this point, what would Derek Fisher give us in trade value? Not a lot. And if the plan is to develop for the future, then throwing in a #1 pick isn't going to help either since that would defeat the purpose. If we could get someone really good for Derek's salary in a sign and trade, sure if it improved the team let's do it. But keep in mind, Derek makes $3million/year which is a BARGAIN for what he does for us. Consider that Tracy Murray made $3.7million for keeping our benches warm so that is really the caliber of player we're looking at, for the $3million price range.
It's fun to talk about trades like Fisher for Swift, etc etc ... but when you really think about it ... there isn't a whole lot we can get for $3million that Derek doesn't already gives us.
Some food for thought:
Arvydas Sabonis made $7million last year
Erick Dampier made $6.9million last year
Evan Eschmeyer (I know .. who??) made $3 million last year
Lindsey Hunter (been there, done that) made $3million last year
Eric Montross (who!?) made $2.7million last year
So, we're not going to get anyone the quality of an Arvydas Sabonis or Dampier ... but we could get an Evan Eschmeyer. Look at the salaries... I'll take Derek anyday for $3million. If he asks for more, cut him loose, and move on. But thinking realistically ... trading Derek is not a smart move right now for the quality of player we can get for the money.