migya wrote:Fact is, Lewis' only strength over Marion is outside shooting and it is not that greater. Marion does it all and is alot better than Lewis right now
I'll give you that Marion is a more complete player, he helps his team in more ways than Lewis, but not as a scorer.
And that 5%, as #32 pointed is a lot of difference. It goes beyond the stat itself. It's a 5% better, but shooting more threes and more contested, as Seattle doesn't have more offensive options than Lewis and Allen.
Last season, Marion had to be real good, since the Suns didn't have Amare and he was. Marion scored more than Lewis anyway and he had to! Marion is better in almost every way compared to Lewis, I really don't see the comparison right now, maybe if Lewis gets better as I thought he would have by now.
Marion would be a great fit in the team. Imagine a SF that rebounds unlike many in the nba, blocks shots and steals better than most Centers and Guards and is able to score in a variety of ways. I'd probably be unwilling (but Mullin probably wouldn't) to trade JRich but it might take him to get Marion. Maybe the Suns would be alright with getting Murphy (a rebounder that they would need in the absence of Marion and a good outside shooter), Pietrus (potential great SG that would run and gun great with Nash) and a big guy like Foyle (unlikely but he would maybe be alright as backup Center), Taft (Amare like athlete and another that when healthy could thrive in the run and gun), Biedrins (I'd rather not him but he is another athlete that has great potential) or O'bryant (a big guy that has the fundamentals and potential to be a good Center also). I'd throw three guys to get Marion and since Murphy has to go and one of the SFs has to as well, that's two players that have to go and only one that is not needed to go (though there is a logjam of Centers so maybe three players have to go)