Originally Posted by LX
Can he contribute to improving defensively?
Why do we need playmakers and leaders to get value in return? The right role players and picks would be nice, with the added bonus of allowing for more minutes for Davis and Johnson.
Because of the recognition of who he is right now...the guy you pick 12th in a much better draft and think you lucked out at his skill. What kind of return do you get for that? Eddy Curry and an 11th pick? And if Davis and Amir do a better job, then they should always get more minutes than him no matter what happens. No more politics based minutes.
And no, I have stopped thinking the defense and rebounding are suddenly going to explode. That's what makes him a role player....constantly 3rd to 7th in the pecking order of a good team. He won't be the first one dimensional role player on a good team. Steve Kerr shot, Dennis Rodman rebounded. But they were not the "it" guys on their teams.