New York Knicks
Even Trade Both Teams
"Top 3 in steals"
Well I guess getting 2.5 SPG means that you stay in front of your man, make your rotations, go over/ under screens properly, play good help d, put a hand up to contest shots, trap well, etc. Oh wait you can average 2.5 SPG and just do something like play the passing lanes well and have good hands, but can still be horrible at everything else.
Lin has good hands. A tiny facet of the defense.
I guess in the fantasy world in which Carlos Boozer is as good of a defender as KG, and is a better defender than TD and Tyson Chandler Lin is a great defender.
As for defensive win shares, I would appreciate a link.
Again its not really about W/L record, DEN was better after the trade for a short while, but it was also largely in part because Billups being traded opened the door for Lawson who made them a better team.
Fact is every player DEN got from NY has been injury prone and have not performed up to expectations. So I don't see how anyone can say DEN won.
NY went from a .500 team to a top 4 team in the EAST now, DEN went from a perennial 50+ win team to an above average team.
Last edited by Jarvo; 11-16-2012 at 02:52 PM.
Thank You For EVERYTHING Tim Duncan!
Pretty even trade , honestly .
Ask DEN if they would trade an under performing injury prone Gallo, an injury prone Chandler, a 3rd string center in Mozgov and a late 1st for Melo now and they'd do it in a heartbeat.
If you want the ultimate, you've got to be willing to pay the ultimate price. It's not tragic to die doing what you love.