32 wrote:Harrington's not a traditional PF; but he's definately a starter.
He may not be able to block shots or play physical post offense as well as traditional PF's, but he also does many things far better than the status quo (his passing skills, handling, scoring, and running come to mind). The things that Harrington excells at are the things this team does well. He's custom built for this offensive scheme.
People who want to abandon Harrington are the people who want to abandon the running style we're currently playing... and revert back to grind it out defense and crashing the boards. I seem to recall a time where we had players like Danny Fortson, Antawn Jamison, Eric Dampier, Jason Caffey, and Chris Mills... and most Warrior fans were dying for a team like we've got now.
I don't want Harrington because he doesn't amke the team any better really. He runs and shoots well but that hasn't done much in the win column and those that say it was Baron being out need to look at the team before the trade in games where Baron didn't play - They won alot of them!
I like the run and gun style but the fact is it just hasn't worked, even with a lineup with alot of talent that is made for that particular style! It looks like it will never work, especially in only three years that Nelson will be here.
A slight change is needed that addresses the ever present weaknesses of rebounding and defense - Both that cost the team all the time! Harrington is no PF and SJackson, though he comes up with big performances now and then and plays some decent defense, chucks up too many shots and can cost the team more than he helps them. Those are the first that I'd trade for something good only ofcourse. Baron is very good but his injuryproneness and relative bad shot selection can cost the team as well, especially for the amount he makes