Rooscooter wrote:Because Williams and Odom are so far superior that it would just be stupid.....
lakersin4 wrote:We've seen rumors of us being interested in LO, Byron Mullens, K-Mart, Shawne Williams.. With the exception of maybe LO, TT is a better player & fit than any of those guys.. Many people are down on him, he went from not living up to being the #4 pick to not living up to his big contract. Exactly the type of player we've gone after in the past(Wesley Johnson most recent example).. He's not a good player on offense, isn't a good rebounder, & lacks size.. But there are pros too.. He's only 26 years old, gives you around 1.5 blocks in only 20 MPG, he can still run the floor very well & would be a good fit with the D'antoni style roster we've put together. Anyone have any idea why we haven't went after this guy? I think he should be our top priority right now.
lakersin4 wrote:Rooscooter wrote:Because Williams and Odom are so far superior that it would just be stupid.....
With Kaman being a 20 MPG guy, Hill 16 MPG, Pau needing his minutes limited.. I think we could have room for both LO & TT..
I disagree completely on Williams, he isn't as good at anything as Thomas is at help defense. LO brings the rebounding, handles, passing ability, being able to start/run the break.. I can completely see why you go LO over TT.. But if we made LO an offer & he's just not getting back to us, we need to get a good alternative while there's still 1 left.
My argument for TT over LO is this: Pau & Kaman are terrible rim protectors.. It will be a nonstop layup drill with those guys at C. Hill helps compliment them some, but he isn't a great shot blocker, & does most of his work on the boards.. He's also only going to be out there for 16 MPG. You bring in TT, you bring in a guy that gives you 1.6 BPG in 21 minutes.. He's quicker & more athletic than LO at this stage in their careers, so while he doesn't fit offensively because he's a bad offensive player, he will help with our transition woes.
I don't want to argue TT over LO though. I think we need them both. Kaman & Hill a combined 36 MPG.. Pau needs to be limited to 30 at the max, 28 would be even better, but at 30, that still leaves 30 MPG available at PF/C.. I don't want to gamble on Sacre & Kelly with those minutes.. I'd much rather let LO & TT fight it out to see who gets them, & if they both play well, mix & match them depending on matchups.. If a team is getting to the rim at will, we bring in TT.. If we're struggling on the boards or the offense is breaking down, we bring in LO.. Etc..
I really think we're making a huge mistake if we don't sign TT or LO. & an even bigger 1 if we don't sign any bigs at all.. Maybe Shawne Williams ends up being good for us but he'd be 3rd on my list.
CarolinaLakerFan wrote:We've spent vets minimum on Joe Smith, Theo Ratliffe and Troy Murphy in the past. Why not take flyer on Thomas? At least he's younger than 40
noobiew wrote:If he willing to sign for a 1-year minimum deal then why not, he would be decent as a 3rd string insurance backup PF. But the problem is, would he willing to sign for a 1-year minimum deal ?
Snakell Beast wrote:Tyrus Thomas is a one trick pony...Shot blocks, that's it. He is below average in size, strength and skillset for the 4 or the 5. He can't shoot, can't pass, can't dribble, can't score, has almost no fundamentals and is a surprisingly poor rebounder for someone with his agility and length. Not to mention he is injury prone and has a poor attitude and work ethic.
He can block shots though...I'll give him that. Man can block some shots.
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