Originally Posted by 'trane
you need 4 quality bigs to be a good nba team. currently we have bargs, jv, amir and ed. and jv isn't here until next year.
adding a fa centre gives us 4 quality bigs this year, and then all we have to do is make a determination of which of them we want to get rid of when jv is ready to play consistent minutes in the nba. if jv takes another year to develop after next, this decision doesn't have to be made until the 2013-14 season. maybe amir goes, maybe Bargs
goes, maybe whoever we get as a free agent goes. this is a good problem to have.
there is no big man redundancy on a team that only has 3 active bigs and one of them is andrea bargnani.
I'm not saying we don't need another big man center. If we get Mark though, JV will be useless, that's what I mean. Mark is really good and is only getting better, I doubt in three years JV will be good enough to replace him. Don't get me wrong, getting Mark would be a dream, I would just feel that we wasted our pick instead of using on something else we need.
Originally Posted by jeffb
4yrs/42MIL for Gasol. In his 3rd year we should know if Jonas is ready to be the starter and if so maybe then you move Gasol and his expiring. Don't forget Jonas can also play PF. Not suggesting that's where he should play, but that might be an interesting combo.
Maybe later on but right now he's strictly a center. He can't shoot and can't drive, like 70% of his points are from right of the rim.