Vincey wrote: Jajwa wrote:
Vincey wrote:If they ship Odom off, it better be for a 3, and nothing else. I only want to see Artest, Miller, or Jefferson in Odom's spot.
They can keep Kirk, the Lakers don't need that ugly contract.
It's not that ugly.
We'll see about Jefferson etc... very soon.
Kirk is overpaid period. Point being [pun intended], if the Lakers decide to trade Odom, I don't want it to be for a point guard. Especially if it's Kirk freaking Hinrich. He's decent, but what exactly would that solve?
It would solve our perimter defense and perimeter shooting that we don't have with Pau, Bynum, and Odom starting. Don't get me wrong, I really like Odom, he is seemingly a great guy, and easy to root for, but he does not have an outside jumper that we need to space the floor out for Pau, Bynum, and Kobe. We can't just start him at point guard, because it doesn't solve the spacing issue. So if we start Fish, Kobe, Artest, Pau, and Bynum, then we have Lamar as our $13 million dollar 6th man? Then what do we do next offseason? Just let him walk? Why not get a great fit for our team now (Hinrich). We need another SF like we need another hole in our head. I would love to get rid of Vlad and Luke (especially Luke, that guy is a tuuurrrible knucklehead) but no NBA team is going to take them in a trade. Teams want an expiring contract, and Lamar is just that. He is great trade bait now. So if we can get Artest, we need to move Lamar. And what position would we need a starter at with a lineup of Fish, Kobe, Artest, Paul, and Bynum? Clearly an upgrade at PG would be the obvious choice. Hinirch is a player that Chicago would desperately want to move if/when they draft Rose, and I think he would be a perfect fit at PG for the Triangle offense.