therealdeal wrote:Every situation is different. They moved on from Gay because they had players like Marc and Conley that needed him out of the way to develop. They made that choice. They did better with Prince because Prince was much worse than Gay and yes he understood his role. They needed to run the ball through Randolph to be successful and on the perimeter they had Conley, [Swearing is not permitted at Clublakers. You must edit this post prior to submitting.] was the odd man out.
The funny thing is, in the playoffs they NEEDED Gay. They had no one who could break down a defense by himself and get baskets.
The Lakers needs are different. Sure we need to run the ball through Howard, but we also need someone who will continue to make the defense work. We can't just have Dwight and shooters. Orlando tried and that didn't work. We need a guy who can get his own shot, especially with Kobe sidelined. Not to mention he can get hot and he's respectable from deep when taking good shots.
I'm really curious what that censored out word is
But yeah, beggars can't be choosers. Gay isn't a lockdown defender, but he's not incompetent either and we also have a HUGE need for another perimeter player who can create his own shot. Count me in for a Pau trade for Gay or Granger ... or quite frankly, almost any starting SF in the league because our SF rotation the past few years has been that of a D-League team. Well, that's not even true. There are probably some SF's in the D-League whose athleticism could've helped us out more than Metta's chucking.