Really, we just need a center who can rebound and contest shots. CP3 could get that center involved on offense, but it's not necessary - between himself, Amar'e, and Carmelo, it's OK if we have roleplayers who just play defense and rebound. Dennis Rodman never took a shot for his life, but who could argue that he wasn't a key centerpiece who was hugely effective in the second threepeat?
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And what I wrote and everyone else was on topic, what you don't want to accept is this isn't fantasy basketball, moves have ramifications that need further looking into. Not "do you want this player" so we get'em. That's childish.
Ron, you mentioned Luc Longly types, is it safe to call them "serviceable"?
If so, then please take a look at what the avg. price and/or current market value is for such a player. Analyze this and consider our roster, the unknown CBA, etc...
It should dawn on you that:
A) If we acquire this player most likely we can't afford CP3 or much else
B) Considering the unknown while considering it's obvious any team would "want" a CP3 (its counterintuitive to think otherwise) then this thread is just about wishful thinking
Haven't we covered this already? As you say, challenge yourself.
I would love to have CP3 & if you have a chance you do get him. But let's be realistic & address our higher priorities that the front office can address.
And I wouldn't call myself a D'antoni apologist, alright maybe I am, but I've always acknowledged his deficiencies while attempting to set the record straight w people who take an unfair viewpoint.
Yes, I want CP3. I think he would solve more of our team problems than you and others estimate. But I've also consistently offered solutions to our other problems, something you and Red seem to be unable to acknowledge.
You've given PLENTY OF SUBSTANTIVE REASONS
So why are you wasting our time repeating and reiterating the same thing?
That we have noted, addressed, and provided plenty of reasons why its far fetched while partly agreeing with your assertions.
Give it a break and be more creative. You demonstrate an obsessive personality both with myself and your CP3 fixation. Its lame.
Last edited by Red; Jun 10, 2011 at 10:10.
We tend to butt heads alot though because of where we stand. You should be careful not to miscontrue this as something more. It's lame.