Re: Shannon Brown anyone
posted at 7/27/2010 4:44 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Shannon Brown anyone
In Response to Re: Shannon Brown anyone : Blake - no one was after him, either Barnes - 8 teams in 8 years, and I never wanted him Ratliff - 800 years old Walton - prob out for the year Sasha - Sasha Too bad Phil doesn't play rookies, maybe next year Ebanks and Caracter will contribute Lost - Powell, Mbenga (so far) , Farmar, Brown (so far) and Morrison Celtics - lost Scal, Finley and T Allen Perk is hurt. Added or resigned - Robinson, Daniels, JON, Bradley, Harangody and Erdan. We still have Sheeds contract, Scal's contract and Vet Min. Right now, it's about even in terms of additions. JON is actually an upgrade over Perk offensively. If we get Shaq, would you still say the lakers off-season was better? Plenty of time left - and JON is Sheed's replacement. Perk will start WHEN he comes back in Jan or Feb
Posted by BirdandCowens
You can twist, dismiss, and spin this all day long, but the fact of the matter is the Lakers are coming off back to back championships, and as difficult as it is to improve a team in that circumstance, the Lakers managed to do just that. Considering the financial restraints the Lakers were forced to work within, they did an excellent job with their roster. You blatantly try to spin the Celtics moves into the best possible light, and the Lakers moves into the worst, and you still are left with a big pile of bullocks. 1 though 10, the Lakers have a top notch roster, and the Lakers are better than they were last year.
Farmar goes, Blake comes in as an improvement. Again, spin this all you want, but this guy Blake is a much better player than Farmar, especially in the triangle. This guy upgrades the pg position, and improves the shooting from distance. Blake was one of the best free agent point guards available this year, he fits the Lakers offense perfectly, and yet, you still try to denigrate the signing of this back up PG. Biased much?
Morrison, a consumate (DNP) goes, and in comes Matt Barnes as a replacement. How you find ways to denigrate this upgrade is beyond me. Eight teams in eight years, bla bla bla. This position was empty last year for the Lakers, and was filled by committee. This move is going to enable Kobe and Ron to get more rest, and this guy is the third best rebounder at the three spot in the whole NBA. So, the Lakers acquire a very competent wing defender to throw at all these small forward scorers currently wreaking havoc in the NBA, as well as rebounding and decent long distance shooting for 1.7 million and you still find ways to denigrate the move. Ridiculous commentary on your part.
Mbenga, another habitual DNP goes, and a defensive, shot blocking Ratliff comes in to replace and of course more ridiculous denigration of the move.
Farmar to Blake is an upgrade.
Morrison to Barnes is a huge upgrade.
Mbenga to Ratliff is again an upgrade.
Powell to Caracter is a move for the future, and Caracter was a steal in the second round. This is a positive development any way you spin it.
Bottom line, when the Celtics won their championship with this current group, the bench they employed was deep and balanced like the Lakers currently have going into this coming season. Since the Celtics won, they had a downgraded bench last year and lost, and so far, their bench has gotten worse this year. The Celtics lost Sheldon Williams and Tony Allen to free agency, Kendrick Perkins to injury, and Rasheed Wallace to retirement, while adding Jermaine O'Neal, and you are trying to creatively spin that into something comparable to what the Lakers did with their off season, and it is just ridiculous.