leakbrewergator wrote:BB wrote:leakbrewergator wrote:RJ would be a waste of space on our roster.
He is a lesser 2 than Kobe and a lesser 3 than L.O.
The guy averages more points, is a better shooter and defender than LO. LO will never be able to force teams to spread their defences. He didn't do it in his whole career, he won't get a jumper amazingly at 30. Lamar is better at the 4, but that's about it.
Lamar will be the biggest match-up problem at the 3 next season. Jefferson's health is an issue.
I don't see Jefferson grabbing a rebound leading the break and posting up his man at the other end.
It's not all about shooting, if it were Stojakovic would be MVP every year.
WHY will Odom be a matchup problem? He won't be grabbing rebounds left and right because he's bigger than his sf counterpart. He won't be in a position to grab the boards. It's not like Odom has EVER taken advantage of a smaller man guarding him and posting him every time down the floor. And even if he was willing to do that, there won't be any room to post him with Gasol and Bynum down low.
To be honest you are correct. Odom WILL be a huge matchup problem, but the Lakers will be the one with the problem. His guy will blow past him on offense because he'll almost undoubtedly be faster. On defense, his guy will collapse down and make Gasol and Bynum's lives miserable because any kickout to the open Odom will clang off the rim.