Re: Deja Vu all over again from last season...REBOUNDING IS NOT A STRENGH !!!
posted at 11/16/2012 2:23 PM EST
In response to SFBostonFan's comment:
We were last in the league last year rebounding. We've got many new players & some very athletic, young & quick wing players so they should be able to compete well with other 6'8", 6'9" forwards picking up rebounds. But in the post, other than KG, we are weak. Sully & Wilcox still not tall enough & Darko remains to be seen what help he'll be.
WE ARE STILL, AS LAST YEAR, A JUMP SHOOTING TEAM and we have some good shooters but need to shoot 50% to make up for losing rebound battles.
Last year I was envious of Laker twin towers, Bynum & Gasol, but other than Kobe, they had no stars to make them compete for finals. Again, this year they've got twin towers, and aging Kobe & Nash but the rest of the cast is not as good as ours and they have not jelled yet.
I don't know who's out there for us. I'd like to get Pau Gasol who I think still has 2-3 more good years and I don't think he's happy in LA. Can we give up Bass & some draft picks...dunno !!! Would love too to get Varejao giving up the same. I don't know who else is available but I'd love a strong inside presence to play with KG and relieve him.
Of course, the Heat do not have a dominating center and size wise they are no taller than us but they do have LEBRON !!!
Any suggestions ???
I have another one - but this would NEVER happen - for various reasons. Trades need to help both teams.......so, with D'Antoni's system, the MOST expendable player becomes Gasol.....(since Peace is a dead contract)..they also need spot up jump shooters, and athleticism..........so, the trade would be Green and Bass for Gasol. Not sure if the numbers work, but those would be the main players. Lekers would have to cut Jamison, btw
Lakers top 9- Nash/ Blake
while losing a little in the rebounding dept, under D'Antoni's system, this team might be better than the one they have now. They could upgrade at PG on their own, but they can't have Bradley or Sully.
WE would have
We would need a backup SF, but one thing at a time......
Both teams are better, and the trade solves huge needs for both teams. Like I said, it's just a pipe dream, and would never happen............but you asked for suggestions.