Weezy wrote:Steve Francis isn't even a PG, he's a SG in a PG body. He is old and done, he isn't what this team needs, that's a horrible trade. Maybe you have a clouded memory, but
This Steve Francis
Does not equal this Steve Francis
Plus, do you even know how much money Stevie Franchise makes? It's laughable.
KB8@CL wrote:I think Frye is just too soft and he would get killed in the west by the PFs.
Francis has a horrible contract and is not the same as the Houston one...
he has chronical knee issues. I think Kwame has a very intriguing expiring K and we can do better than that.
pureuncut100 wrote:Two teams among many others that I would be looking at if I were the Lakers GM would be the Knicks and the Bulls. Let me tell you why.
The Knicks are not thrilled with Channing Frye. It has been known that Isaih Thomas coveted Kwame Brown from Washington but the Wizards did not want to trade within their division. It has been roported that the Knicks also have been trying to get rid of Steve Francis. Now Channing Frye is listed at 6'11" and is skilled but just hasnt fit in during his tenure in New York. Kwame Brown is not skilled but has a game much more suitable for the east coast. He is a banger and on of the best post defenders in the NBA. To Kwames credit, if he is fed in the post he could be somewhat effective, i.e., a few games in the playoffs against a very good Amare Stoudamire.
Why would NY do this trade?
Eddy Curry is a beast. They dont need another scoring PF. THey need a PF who does everything else. Boards, defends, helps on defense. Kwame could be that guy. The salaries dont match so auxiliary players will need to be added to make it work. In addition, the Lakers may have to give up a little more than NY because Frye still appears to have upside.
Why should the Lakers do this trade?
We need another scorer. While NY has Curry and Marbury and Crawford. We have Kobe and sometimes Lamar Odom. Our management has to do their own homework but I believe Channing Frye is a 15ppg/10rpg player in the right system. He kicked but in NY under Larry Brown until Brown started playing with the lineups. Under Isaih, Eddy Curry became the man and there just wasnt enough room for 2 post scorers. This trade would help both teams.
Steve Francis is 29 or 30 years old. An experienced, very good when healthy PG. He is what this team needs.
PG: Steve Francis
SG: Kobe Bryant
SF: Lamar Odom
PF: Channing Frye
C: Andrew Bynum
This is risky because we dont know where Andrew Bynum is going to be but hey, we know what Kwame is and what he is going to be. I am assuming Bynum improves for and 8ppg/6rpg player to a 12-15ppg/8-10rpg player. But that is what this Laker team is going to have to do, take risks. Unless we pull off what usually never happens (trading for a KG or JO), we have to put faith in our lottery pick from a couple of years ago.
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