xbay wrote:migya wrote:No Longer StuckInSoCal wrote:Why does the team need to replace AB? Because he can't shoot free throws? Or because it's time to give up on our 6-11, 245 pound 23-year-old because he's at the end of his career?
What AB needs is a PF, not a SF playing the 4. Beans was a 60% shooter with great hands when Baron was in town, and I for one don't think it's time to ditch him.
AB has been pretty awful when he has played this season. Also, this guy isn't going to improve anymore, he is what he is, a rebounder and pretty good shot blocker that doesn't score much and needs a very good PG to be maximised in the little he can do offensively.
AB is worth the money he gets, but not by much and he is not a cheap contract
Yeah true, I don't think he's found his rhythm this season, yet with all the injuries. But I still can't defend him for the season he's been having. He has really been a disappointment.
Though, Stuck makes a point. Andris' partner in the post has always been someone who shouldn't be playing PF at all. Al Harrington was a PF in a SF's body. He can't rebound compared to all the other PF's, his game is perimeter oriented, and his defense is average at best. Corey Maggette is a SF, period. The fact that he plays PF is ridiculous, but of course... that's Don Nelson for you.
If AB had another body that can bang down low for rebounds and what not, then we may see a different Andris. The guy can't do it by himself.
AR could be that player, as he certainly rebounds, blocks shots and scores, does it all actually, very well. I just would rather have AR at PF and AJefferson at Center and if you look, AJ doesn't get much more money than AB a season.
If the team doesn't get the #1 pick, getting Wall with it and doing the trade like Wall and either Maggette or AB for AJefferson, then AB and BW might be enough to get AJeff. It's an instant upgrade from AB to AJefferson and you add the lottery pick and the team is at least much better in talent