Posted: Sat Jan 08, 2011 2:05 pm
I see no reason to trade Monta, unless we are blown away by a trade offer. You jut don't get the production he brings for that price unless we are talking about a rookie. Monta along with players like Millsap and David West are great contracts to have on your team as they give you the opportunity to build good teams which we are starting to do. Which is why I don't agree that we can't be successful with Monta as our star. Since he's been our star, he's had 1 full season where he played, and not only was he surrounded with a crap roster to begin with, but that team had like the second most injuries of any team in NBA history. Now correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't think that's an accurate gauge of what a team with Monta as it's star will be. I don't know if prime Michael Jordan could have go last years team into the playoffs, so that is just poor logic.
I think this years roster, is a more accurate gauge of what we can do with him as our star, but rather than an abysmal roster, we have something that resembles a basketball team. We've still had injuries, but if you build team the right way around him and Curry, we can be good. What we need is length and bulk around them, which we have started to do, but could use a center. Trading Monta for Iguodala does not make us a better team (You want to talk about a player who can't be the the best player on a winning team look no further, the 76ers have been just as bad as us with a better roster the last 2 years)
Hopefully Riley is holding onto those expiring contracts in hope of offering Gasol a deal Memphis can't match. If not Biedrins is not as terrible of a trading chip as many people think. A young 7 footer who moves well and has good hands will always have value. Especially for a coach that's capable of developing bigs. You don't think Miami would be all over something like this if a 3rd team got involved? Hopefully Udoh can put on another 15 or so lbs, because he is exactly what we need. A good post defender, with shot changing length and can hold down the paint
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