Lakerjones wrote:revgen wrote:Lakerjones wrote:I'm still astonished that the Magic didn't want Drew. That was the best trade available by a mile. Swapping out the second best center (arguably the best) for the general consensus best center wouldn't have been much of a drop off at all. They should have kept Ryan Anderson as the stretch 4, too. The slash and burn re-tooling would drive me insane if I were one of their fans.
To be honest, I doubt Bynum would have stayed.
Philly has a much better supporting cast around Drew than Orlando does, which is part of the reason they gambled on taking him without even speaking to his agent.
What astonishes me more is why Houston was left out in the cold. IMO what the Lakers, Denver, and Philly gave Orlando pales in comparison to what Houston could have offered. Even if Houston was scared to get Dwight, why not settle for Drew?
I also thought Houston would basically go all in for Bynum as well.
It's important to note that they really needed to nab either Howard or Bynum. They've got all of this young talent built up, but it's no help to them sitting on the bench and all it does is crowd their roster. I can't believe they would make a gamble like they did and not go all in when it mattered most. Really shocking.