For argument's sake, let's assume we win the 4-peat. Let's say we sign Howard or Malone. Which PF would you dump and why?
Me, I would dump Mark Madsen. Slava is a project but since he just turned 24 this month, he is one that could blossom in 5 years to a GREAT player, or at least a GOOD one. Horry is beyond reproach IMHO and we need to help him to retire a Laker. Samaki may not be what we expected, but with Horry and Howard/Malone, Samaki is suddenly a GREAT player for his depth on our roster. The ony player that doesn't really fit is Mark Madsen. He is not old, but he is a month older than Samaki and his upside is slim to none. He already gives us all he has and Samaki (the only guy I consider to cut in Mark's stead) is better giving us about a third of what he has, forget if he gave half or even ALL. If mr. Walker developes at 30, we could have a great PF, or at least a good one. Malone or Howard can serve to help our projects improve their skills, so since Mark is not a project I say he goes. Thoughts?