View Full Version : Martell Webster or Travis Outlaw

08-21-2008, 06:45 PM
These two players will compose the main competition for the small forward position in Portland next season. They are close to the same age, and both have ups and downs.
Travis Outlaw was somewhat consistent the second half of last season. Martell Webster wasn't consistent at all, but scored 24 points in one quarter.
Travis Outlaw is the right height, and is a human pogo stick, but needs to bulk up if he wants to be an effective small forward. Martell Webster makes a better shooting guard, but has to play small forward with Brand Roy on the team, and needs to learn how to handle the ball.
Both of these guys has potential. If he learns some ball handling skills, and becomes a more consistent slasher and free throw line visitor, Martell Webster could be a very effective small forward. So could Travis Outlaw if he bulks up, works on his rebounding skills, and becomes more consistent. So who do you think is a better choice for the starting small forward job; Webster or Outlaw?

North Yorker
08-21-2008, 06:49 PM
I like Outlaw, just because he would be the perfect fit for my Raps and because I've seen him play more. I like what he brings in the 4th Quarter- the one that matters most.

King Koopa
08-21-2008, 06:58 PM
outlaw because he plays better defense.

08-21-2008, 07:02 PM
outlaw because he plays better defense.

Outlaw could be a good defensive presence with his reach, but he is so thin. He's not even rugged enough to be a decent rebounder, let alone defend well.
Also, Webster has more experience being the player that volunteers to defend the other team's best player.

08-21-2008, 08:18 PM
I'd take Outlaw.

08-21-2008, 08:20 PM

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08-21-2008, 08:29 PM
Outlaw is a mayne

08-21-2008, 09:18 PM
Outlaw. Plays good D, athletic and is handy when you need that last second shot to win a game.

08-21-2008, 09:21 PM

08-21-2008, 09:29 PM
Outlaw. Poll?

08-21-2008, 09:31 PM
I think outlaw is the better all around player, but I think Webster will start because he can be, he isn't always, but can be an absolute dead eye shooter. And with bayless, roy, oden and aldridge out there, having a guy like that is more beneficial while Outlaw is a great guy to have coming off the bench.
Now I know I'm going to hear, but Outlaw shoat a better %. That is true, but he also took 3 less 3's per game. I know that the Portland staff is definetly looking for Webster to be better this year and with the addition of bayless, I think he'll get more open shots and become one of the better 3pt specialists in the NBA.