Re: Why the love affair with Eric Bledsoe in possible trade with Clippers ?
posted at 6/16/2013 2:42 PM EDT
In response to SFBostonFan's comment:
Most posters want the deal but only with Bledsoe. Why the love affair with him if we keep Rondo. See stats below. He averaged under 10 points per game and rebs a 3 ave ? Even Rondo was a more prolific scorer and probably the best PG rebounder in the game. Now if we then trade Rondo for a Cousins...maybe ? How about we get Blake Griffin for KG and Butler( 6'7") for PP whom they could waive or keep. And they keep Andre Jordan as they would not have a Center unless they then plan to get Howard. Now without Bledsoe, maybe we keep Rondo & hope that Melo develops and Sully is enough for rebounding but the important thing is to look to the future and get 2 draft picks and with ours too, draft a couple of 6'10"---7' Centers and bite the bullet a couple of years maybe even making a first round playoff.
And now the Clippers could trade Bledsoe & Jordan to the Lakers for DH(LA Is desperate for a PG) !!! And the Clippers would be a strong favorite with DH, Paul, KG and even an ageing PP if they kept him.
PPG REB ASST FG%
8.5 3.0 3.1 44.5%
PPG 13.7 REB 5.6 ASST 11.1 FG% 48.4
I think the real plumb in the trade is not Bledsoe, Jordan etc. but would be the value of the draft picks plus our own. With them if not a desirable big man in the draft, could we then get a Cousins or another formidable big man, Jefferson, Josh Smith and a scorer too like Redick.
I AGREE, BLEDSOE IS A VERY NICE PLAYER AND GREAT RONDO INSURANCE, BUT HE CAN'T BE THE DEALBREAKER......I WOULDN'T MIND TAKING CARON BUTLER INSTEAD, THEN TRADE TERRY AND BASS TO THE LAKERS FOR STEVE NASH (YES YES YES YES YES !) , NASH WOULD BE THE PERFECT GUY TO COME IN AND STABILIZE THE LOCKER ROOM AND GIVE RONDO A KINDER, GENTLER MENTOR TO HELP HIM SHIFT INTO HIS ROLE AS TEAM CAPTAIN
AND LET'S NOT FORGET ABOUT MATT BARNES, HE COULD PLAY 2,3 or 4 AND IS ONE OF THE TOUGHEST AND MEANEST DEFENSIVE PLAYERS IN THE NBA......
THERE ARE OTHER YOUNG POINT GUARDS AVAILABLE AND ERIC BLEDSOE IS NOT THE ONLY ONE, AINGE NEEDS TO BRING IN A 3rd TEAM IF HE WANTS TO LAND ANOTHER YOUNG POINT GUARD (BRANDON JENNINGS ?) FOR RONDO INSURANCE.......
HEY DANNY, COFFEE IS FOR CLOSERS !!!!!!!!!!!