Re: C's Twin Towers
posted at 8/8/2010 2:31 AM EDT
In Response to Re: C's Twin Towers
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: C's Twin Towers : I don't believe Caracter and Ebanks have signed yet. Wishful thinking on your part. Further, I believe Blake is not only better than Farmar, but Fisher as well. This will not sit well with Fish. He is used to 35 + mins per game. Shaq is better right now than Ratliff ever was. Barnes is taking Walton's mins? Oh, I'm sure he'll be happy to do that!! Ah, Odom was your backup "3" last year........so Barnes is taking mins from LO and Artest.......oh joyous times in lakerland this year. Does anyone know why ORL never even made the guy an offer? Matt Barnes started for ORL last year. And now he's going to accept Walton's mins? I stand by my assessement. This will be Phils toughest LA team to coach!
Posted by BirdandCowens[/QUOTE]
Carater and Ebanks haven't signed yet, oooooooooh. Why do you always find the most petty points of contention to argue about? You wanted a punchline, but what you got was a dunce cap. Is there any reason to believe those two guys getting signed is not going to happen? This is not wishful thinking, this is the far and away most likely scenario. Is this, or is this not the most likely scenario to play out? Shaq has agreed to terms, but he actually hasn't signed a contract. Is it wishful thinking to call him a Celtic this year too? What is wrong with you?
Trying to spin upgraded talent into some wild fantasy of Fisher the malcontent, fighting with Blake over his minutes is crazy talk. Fisher has completely subjugated himself, his minutes, and his starting role for the good of the team in the past, when he was in his prime. The guy has been nothing but a pure professional his whole career, and all of a sudden he is a malcontent who is going to wreck the team's chemistry if Blake makes the team better, and Fisher has to play less minutes? You are twisting and stretching reality to suit your bias, and you will be soundly proven wrong. The upgrade in talent at the position will translate to better play on the court, you can count on it. Fisher is going to benefit from playing less minutes, and so will the Lakers, especially if Blake ends up upgrading the overall talent above and beyond Fisher's ability.
Barnes is filling a position that was empty last year. The backup three position was played by committee last year because Walton was a scratch most all of the year. Kobe had to slide up and play it, and Ron had to play excessive minutes. Both of these guys could use the rest, and now they will get it. Let me guess, a better rested, livelier legged Kobe Bryant and Ron Artest is bad, and a ground down, worn out Kobe and Ron is good? Barnes took less money to be a role player and try to win a championship with the Lakers. That is what Barnes is, and has really ever been, a role player. He has some starting experience, but by and large he is a role player, and he knows it.
Lamar Odom is going to lose minutes at the three? Odom has plenty on his plate alternating with Gasol, and Bynum. His minutes at the three were very minuscule, because he does not match up very well with most wing men. Any play he got there was out of desperate necessity due to the lack of a proper back-up at the position. You are completely off base with this shoddy analysis. A lineup with Bynum, Gasol, and Odom together is a rare occurrence for good reason. This is an imaginary problem that only occurs inside of your head.
I smell the stench of desperation in your thinking with this out of touch analysis. Truth be told, the potential for unwanted chemistry issues is much greater with trying to get Shaq to subjugate himself to his role. The Big Bridgeburner has left a carnage of not wanted signs in the wake of his fat azz. Ultimately, his big mouth runs with discontent everywhere he plays. What if he doesn't think his role is big enough? Of course you have way to much bias to acknowledge this very real possibility. Instead, you go all in with the silly notion that these moves to strengthen the Lakers bench is this difficult crisis of ego in waiting for Phil Jackson. Doc Rivers is the coach with the greater potential for a land mine field of chemistry issues in his path.