YES WE KNOW PAUL PIERCE IS THE TRUTH NOT THE ANSWER BUT ID LOVE TO HAVE HIM IN LA KOBE N PP CAN SWITCH UP ALOT PP CAN PLAY PG SG N SF(BECAUSE OF HIS HANDLES BUT HIS SPEED MAKES ME WONDER IF HE CAN PLAY PG ON DGameCockMD wrote:This is the FIRST LO trade that I would STR8 UP pass on....
PP for LO? not even close...PP is a bigger Kobe with less talent...don't need that...
Pierce is NOT the answer...
To be honest I donÂ´t know JSM. I think PPs defense is overrated. He is a much better scorer than Odom but he needs the ball as much as Kobe. Lamar at least doesnÂ´t demand the ball that much, so there is barely trouble with Kobe but with Kobe and PP I can see some disease and the chemistry will suffer. No question about his clutchness and level but I would still believe Odom is a better teamplayer and still a better fit for Kobe and Boozer than PP. But he is worth a consideration and if Odom for PP happens I wouldÂ´t lose any sleep about it.jsm0331 wrote:If we traded Caron for Boozer, then I would do this Odom for Pierce trade in a second.
Odom is a SF and Pierce is a SF, so we wouldn't be adding any SFs. In fact, if we move Caron, we will be losing one.
Paul is a very good defender. He is a great shooter. One of the most clutch guards/forwards in the league. He is one of the best 4th quarter players in the league. He's a good rebounder. 8th in the steals, meaning he's very aware of the passing lanes. Like Kobe, he has a knack at getting to the line.
Plus, Paul is a hometown kid. He is very underrated and not given much recognition by the media, coming to LA would sure shine spotlight on him.
One of the things I have heard time and time again when there is talk of Phil returning to the NBA is that he has never gone to a team that didn't have two superstars. Ok...
You want MJ/Pip, this is probably one of the closest matches you could get.
So, that would basically be trading Shaq for Pierce and Boozer...I would be quite content with that.
I think that is a pretty solid team.
Kobe_One_Kenobi_8 wrote:I'm still pissed at Pierce for turning down UCLA for Kansas after he already made a verbal with Jim Harrick and UCLA in the mid 90s.
Other that that I don't mind having the Inglewood High star back in LA.
I would rather have Artest though.
methodnred wrote:IF Paul Pierce was a good defender, I would seriously consider it.
Funkee wrote:Pierce is basically a Caron with range and better handles.
Not saying Caron will be as good as him but it won't be a world of difference soon.
Caron is 3 years younger and if he works hard with Kobe this summer, he's going to turn into a closest thing to Pierce.
Therefore, why would we trade Odom for an improved (slightly improved soon) version of Caron? Oh yeah, Pierce is also paid a lot more than Caron.
Doesn't make much sense...pass
Even if they include Banks..
Our best bet is to keep Odom unless something comes along.
He's a very special player, still young and not many players can do things that he can.
If we give him the chance to play Lamar Odom basketball, I am sure he"ll play with more passion as well because you know...it's kinda frustrating to be used so poorly.
I still expect great things from Odom.
As for Banks...just forget about him already.
There are better Banks' out there.
Olyen Greene is a 6'5", 205 PG who plays great defense. He can pass and handle the rock as well.
Shooting is basically the only knock on him.
LukeWalton wrote:Id do this in a second. Who care if we get another SF. Pierce is better then every small f we have combined. Hes an all-star exactly the "Pippen". Hes from Inglewood. Wed still have Butler to trade for a big
lakerfool wrote:I'd get Pierce if we got Boozer
Pierce is 5 x's the player Odom is, PERIOD.
John3:16 wrote:k0pr0phage wrote: Plus, there's at least a bit of chemistry going on with Odom and Kobe.
What game was that ?
okay wrote:I would throw Shaq in the fire as well. Maybe he could burn a calorie or two.
VerbalMilk wrote:What would it take to get Joe Johnson?
k0pr0phage wrote:lakerfool wrote:I'd get Pierce if we got Boozer
Pierce is 5 x's the player Odom is, PERIOD.
No you di'nt. You can't really believe that. Odom put up fantastic numbers against PFs this season. Imagine him bruising SFs. It would be sick. Pierce is a guy who likes a lot of touches. I know that Odom is a bit needy, but not so much as is Pierce. Plus, there's at least a bit of chemistry going on with Odom and Kobe.
lakerfool wrote:1. Pierce is STILL 5 x's better than Odom, even w/ Odom playing small forward
2. Chemestry between Odom and Kobe? ARE YOU KIDDING ME???
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