LetHimRoll wrote:Battier shuts guys down. He is the best SF defender in the league. Just ask Kobe and Lebron.
The reason Kobe had trouble scoring was because our low post presents was not commanding enough attention. Whith Bynum back our shooters become relevent again. LO for Battier and Bobby Jackson would be beatiful.
I'm going to say it again. LO for Battier will not happen for a few reasons. Mostly because our FO isn't interested in trading Lamar, better talent, for lesser talent in Battier. Even if you and I and the rest of us think Battier is a better fit, it is never going to happen.
On top of that, you don't REALLY want it to happen. At least I don't. Because we cannot afford to give Houston a legitimate number 3 option, especially one who is as talented and can do as many things as Lamar does. He's an X factor and you DO NOT want to see him teamed up with Yao and T-Mac and the rest, grabbing tons of rebounds at the 4, pushing the ball up the court, slashing in the lane, etc. All of the things he bring could take them to the next level. And they weren't far behind us this year as it was!!! Uh uh. You don't give your opponent in conference your 3rd of 4th best player for a role player in return.
Battier is good at what he does and is perhaps a better fit at 3 than Odom, but the FO will not give Lamar to Houston. He could be the piece that helps take us down. No chance. Much better to get a guy like Prince or RJ from the East.