Lakers: Offseason Primer
This article, which I'm sure you've all read by now, piqued my interest in Dan Gadzuric. I've never watched him play, 'cause, well, it's the Bucks. I'm posting this to see what the rest of you think/have observed about him, and if a trade is a realistic scenario. Here's what I've read about him:
Runs the floor
Isn't going to demand the ball much
No offense beyond dunks, layups, and putbacks.
What I'd like to know:
Durability (esp playing 35+ minutes)?
Bball Fundamentals (boxing out)?
If Pau/JO/KG comes to town, the Lakers will need another center, since it'll probably cost Kwame and/or Bynum. It seems to me that defense, rebounding, shotblocking, athleticism, mobility, durability and heart are what a person would want in a complimentary big.
Does this guy have all of them? Does someone else (who can be acquired) have more? Does Milwaukee want out from under his contract (long term MLE, $5.75m next year), seeing as how Bogut's replaced him in the lineup?
In short, do we want him and can we get him? Who are the better options? Looking at trades more than FA, since there's only one MLE and it probably needs to go to a PG.
Oh yeah, speaking of which, how's Charlie Bell's playmaking?