Last edited by --23--; 01-15-2013 at 08:41 PM.
“If you quit ONCE it becomes a habit. Never quit!!!”
- Michael Jordan
give me an offense that moves the ball, has shooters, and strong interior players, while having an elite defense, over a shot creator with a TS% waaaaaaaaaaay under league average any day. It means he doesn't get to the line, doesn't press the defense, and is actually making the other teams defense successful, forcing a long 2 attempt when he shoots.
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.
Beal? A rookie jumpshooter?
Ariza has been absolutely horrible for several years now. He is not the same player from the Lakers finals runs in 08 but since he's been in relative obscurity since leaving people only remember him as the athletic, defensive minded 22 year old wing. Now he's 27, injury prone and at $7 Million a year that wouldn't make much sense to bring him in to attempt to replace what Gay offers on both ends of the floor at SF.
Tony Allen doesn't have enough size to guard SF's at 6'4 although hes a great defnder.
You are all too stuck on the immediate short term.
The Grizz aren't going to give Gay away, but for the right package, like what that Washington trade could have been, they'd be foolish not to.
Yes, they'd see a small drop off this year (I'm not even convinced bc of how inefficient he can be), but in the long run trading him, assuming the get the right package, is a smart move.
1 Hollinger is a Moron ( enough proof now mr Chronz that it was hollinger who started the thing?).
2 In general i agree with hollings, there is MUCH more than stats to basketball.
3 In the SPECIFIC case of GAY, i have to give the reason to the moron hollinger, gay is overpayed and overatted as hell.
Why throw a public fit about rudy gay? lol seems silly to me its not like hes that good.
You trade Rudy Gay now and you're pretty much conceding you dont want to make a Finals run to avoid the tax bill that comes later. Then Randolph and his huge salary would have no purpose being left behind since he'll be 32 and a gradual decline will continue for him.
Maybe Hollins would be gone or leave too??
I also do understand the strategy of Hollinger being brought in as an executive with the smarts to transition Memphis from this GrindHouse style of play with big money non-superstars to figuring out a cheaper, more efficient team around Conley at PG and Gasol at C. They do at least have a good start there having their PG & C positions filled with good players at fair market value.