JTC wrote:Jajwa wrote:Or maybe you guys will eventually realize that Jefferson, contract and all is worth more than Odom.
It may even take Ariza+Odom to get Jefferson but hell I don't really care....
I can't believe you guys are turning down Richard Jefferson for Lamar Odom. It should be a 95% in favor deal. Odom is nothing compared to him, 0-zilch when it comes to playing well at the SF spot. Odom played PF in 2004, did well, played SF in 2005 sucked and then did well at PF, 2006 started great at PF, 2007 started horribly at SF and did well at PF. Plain and simple he can't shoot. RJ's 3 point percentage will go into the 42% range based on how many open looks the triangle SF gets.
RJ is no Paul Pierce to be sure, but he has no weakness, none whatsoever that are so blindingly apparent. He has no lack of a jump shot, he's not soft, he's not a guy who can't slash, he can handle the ball fairly well now, he can pass well, he's smart, can play in a slow down, or high speed offense. He can do pretty much everything. He has no ideal trait about him other than maybe a powerful slashing move to dunk but he's very good in every aspect of the game. If you turn him down because of money reasons, etc... I am going to laugh.
Ariza+Mihm+Odom heck I don't care really...
You get Jefferson and you've got THE TEAM perfect, balanced, with no liabilities anywhere other than maybe PG defense.
I dont think anyone questions RJs overall talent what we wonder is if he will fit in with the current roster and fill in the gaps for what we are lacking on O and D.
I still think Matrix is a better fit with his ability to grab offensive rebounds and his ability to score on garbage plays ie he doesnt need the ball to score....shoots 50% and avg 10rebs and Phoenix best defender when he played there
Ron Ron is 2nd with the lockdown D and general all around ability. He still needs the ball in his hands to score.
RJs 3rd great scoring ability good D
I am in complete agreement and always have been except I doubt Marion in some ways because he can't handle the ball and create his own shot very well.