Rooscooter wrote:I was for jettisoning all of the vets.... Barnes, MWP and even Pau after last season.... when we got Nash for next to nothing and then got Howard for basically Bynum things changed.... we went from a fading team of overpaid vets to a veteran team that, given good health, has as good a shot as anyone. I think my comments about Nash's age had less to do with him and more about who's backing him up..... that was solved when we got Duhon... that ensured that Morris won't be playing any meaningful minutes (I hope).
Duhon solved a problem for you Roos? Duhon gave me more problems.
Duhon is easily the worst PG in the league and we should know something about that considering we just watched Blake for a season. It's possible that Morris is better than Duhon and that's not an exaggeration. I know what you mean though, depth is important and I suppose that worked out to an advantage because somebody is better than nobody.
Rooscooter wrote:I don't really remember saying much of anything about Jamison other than it was a good acquisition. He's been injured in the recent past but he's a great pickup.
I thought I recalled you being unenthusiastic because he's older. Maybe I'm wrong, but I could have sworn you weren't very excited because he's not a younger player.
Rooscooter wrote:You may be thinking of my comments about McRoberts and Hill..... I'm still not completely sold on Hill....he had a great start but his last 4 or 5 games in the playoffs weren't very good... I hope he plays like the former and not the latter..
I think Hill will be fine. He's only here really to give Howard a rest and looking at Howard's body of work that may not mean too much. Once Dwight gets into a rhythm, Jordan may only see 10 minutes a game.
Rooscooter wrote:The team that finished last season wasn't going anywhere so getting youth, speed and developing players was what we needed at that time...... now.... it's two years and that's it for this group. Our bench is still thin and any injuries will put some guys on the floor that don't really belong in the league much less on a championship contending team...
But you just said having Duhon was a help, now you're saying he doesn't belong on a Championship team?
I see what you're saying in guys like Goudelock (or Odom), Morris, and maybe Sacre, but Ebanks just isn't the same as those guys and it's not really close. Ebanks isn't an amazing player but he's not nearly as raw as those 3 (or 4) are or will be. I think if Ebanks goes down, we slide Kobe down or Jamison up. I think if Nash goes down, we slide Blake in. I think the only glaring person who, if they were injured we'd be absolutely out of luck, is Ron Artest. Ebanks can't really step in the way anyone else can.