Believe me, I love what Harris has done for us in the past. He's a solid shooter and he competes defensively, but there just isn't a need for him with LBJ/Miller/Battier/Jones here. Pittman has a guaranteed contract, and Harrellson, despite his lack of minutes, is actually very good for what we want to do offensively and can bang down low with the bigger centers defensively.
Kenyon Martin is just better suited as our starting PF. He's an ideal fit.
if martin signs the pretty much means UD would get no minutes on this team.
Lebron at the 4 is still the most lethal matchup in the NBA. no other 4 can guard him. Personally, martin is to much of a head case to be on this team. There is a reason no one has offered him the min yet. Looking forward to see how we play defense this next week. Past 2 years we ranked top 5 in def, but with lewis and allen playing 20min a night that seems impossible.
Problem with lewis playing the 4 is you need a solid center next to him. Lewis should only be in the game when someone like joel anthony is beside him.
play lewis and anthny together 7min a half and give ud 10 min a half.
I think we can all agree, more UD less lewis.
I can agree with that no question. Martin is athletic too, and he'd help our rebounding (not that it's this big personnel issue to begin with anyway, rebounding is a heart and hustle stat).
Also on cutting Harris, we can just resign him next season after Pittmans contract ends.
I hope they realize that their big man depth is meaningless against us. No way would those guys be able to match up with our smaller lineups, and with the attackers we have they'd easily get in foul trouble.
But hey, they're 3-0. I can't blame them for being excited.
If we get Kenyon then UD loses his minutes SteBO. They won't cut Shard's minutes yet.
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its interesting between UD and Lewis. 2 years ago lewis wouldnt get any play time becuase his defense is so bad, now its as if spo is placing a higher priority on a players ability to space the floor then defend.