Join Date: Feb 2007
Originally Posted by shep33
Why would the Lakers do that. Lol
Because if D'antoni stays, D12 will never flourish. Boozer has a far better post game than Howard and provides some girth and toughness down low. Boozer doesn't defend but he fits better in the current system with his pick and pop capability.
Deng gives us some of the athleticism we sorely miss on the perimeter. OKC, Miami, NY, Clippers, and Memphis are too young and quick for the current Lakers' roster to contend with. Deng changes that dynamic immediately. He also has the type of mindset to coexist with Kobe, who will always dominate the ball regardless of how the team is structured.
D12 is a turnover machine. We all know his freethrows suck. Even if he regains his health, he is very limited with his back to the basket. He has no go to post move what so ever. I personally just don't like his offensive game AT ALL.
Like previously mentioned , that trade ,as unlikely as it may be,would make both teams better.
Copied and pasted from this thread I started in the Nba forum: