Originally Posted by moremilk
marion is a better defender against smaller players (kobe for example). while both are sf/pf, marion is a better SF than AK. And having range is the worst thing for AK, who is really a bad shooter. At least marion knows his weakness.
I think the main problem is that AK is a bad fit for us, since we need somebody who can defende 2s and 3s, not 3s and 4s.
He's got better range than Marion imo. And Marion in Phoenix wasn't aware of this weakness.
And saying Marion is simply a better SF than AK at this point in their career is untrue. I'm sure there are numbers to back up your claim, but watching them, I'd take AK 10 outta 10 times.
And I agree with your second assessment. We need a true perimeter defender, not a hybrid.