tttppp wrote:JGC wrote:All of those combinations of players are better than Ariza himself. Sorry. There's a reason he has played on 3 teams in 3-4 seasons. Now your opinion on all player/talent evaluation going forward must be questioned until you start coming to better conclusions.
I didn't say signing Ariza would prevent the Lakers from signing any of those other players per se, but I see you're missing the point (which seems to be a recurring trend unfortunately. NOT a good sign).
There are two t-shirts. Both just about the same t-shirt. One of them is $4 and the other is $12. To me, the smart bet is to buy the $4 shirt and get something else with $8. Like maybe some pants.
Your logic that I should buy the $12 shirt, because spending $4 won't prevent me from shelling out $12 for the exact shirt is sad and makes me lose faith in humanity.
Ariza can hit his shots and mastered the triangle. Two things Barnes can't do. Barnes has some value as a defender but he is very weak on offense. This makes him a second or third string sf. Ariza would be starting if the Lakers had him today. Also, Ariza would be making roughly average salary for an NBA starter. This is far from over paying him.
Ariza mastered the triangle? We don't run the triangle. It makes no bit of difference if he mastered Rubick's Cube too once. Oh but wait, he solved a puzzle in his teenage years!
Ariza can hit shots but Barnes can't? Since which year? You're done here.
Matt Barnes (eFG% on jump shots)
Trevor Ariza (eFG% on jump shots)
2007-2008: 33.0% as Laker