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Old 12-17-2008, 10:58 AM   #1 (permalink)
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The raps have NOBODY who can defend on the perimeter.
They have to start looking for some lock-down defenders.

There ARE some out there that could be available.
Why not a trade with the bulls?

Larry Hughes has always been a good defender & i'm sure with the quick emergence of Rose that Hinrich is available.
Getting those 2 guys would significantly upgrade the backcourt D.

Another guy they should take a look at is Corey Brewer. I know he's out for the season....but this is a guy who is a lock-down defender. Sign him in the summer.

I'm not saying that these are THE GUYS....they are just a few i thought of off the top of my head. But i believe some of these type of players are readily available and could be had for some of the raps expiring contracts.

What do you think?
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Old 12-17-2008, 11:03 AM   #2 (permalink)
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If Hughes could ever remain healthy I think he'd be a great addition to our team, but he spends more time on the injury list than he does the court unfortunately.

Brewer doesn't help us now as you alluded too. I like Hinrich and I think he needs fresh start elsewhere, but who do we trade to the Bulls for Kirk and Hughes that Chicago would want and make them better?

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Old 12-17-2008, 11:29 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I get what you mean about the bulls....they have so much young talent that the raps don't have that much to offer.
But just taking a quick look around the league (and i don't pretend to know the intimate details of every player's game), i see the following players who play for teams that MIGHT want to make a move (i.e: their team is not on the verge of winning the title)

These players could either help with perimeter D or rebounding or just aggressiveness:

Atlanta: ZaZa Pachulia
Charlotte: Raja Bell (i know he can't be traded for awhile....but good defender)
GS: Ronny Turiaf
Indiana: Troy Murphy
Chicago: Hinrich, Nocioni, Noah (i know he's got no talent....but he is a hustler)
Detroit: Kwame Brown
Clippers: Camby
Memphis: Quentin Ross
Miami: Marion (we've all seen the rumors & i personnaly like them), Haslem, Magloire (could rebound a bit at least)
Milwaukee: Gadzuric, Luc Mbah a Moute (if they would give him up)
Minnesota: Rodney Carney
NJ: Josh Boone
OK: Johan Petro
76ers: Dalembert (since he seems to be out of favor)
Phoenix: Robin Lopez
Sac: Brad Miller
Utah: Matt Harpring
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Old 12-17-2008, 12:31 PM   #4 (permalink)
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J.T should put in some zone sets, because its obvious they can't guard anyone 1-on-1.
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Old 12-17-2008, 12:48 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I wouldn't say nobody, Moon does a good job and Graham has shown that he can be effective. Also, Parker can handle guys that aren't very athletic.

The Raps need rebounders. That's their biggest weakness. Opponents FG% has been very low recently, and this usually indicates good perimeter D.
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Old 12-17-2008, 01:31 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I think Bryan is a lot more focused on the long term than short term right now. Hughes would be a useless addition.
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JO, Kaps and Joey

Hughes, Noccioni, Hinrich
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