First off I have always supported Stat, still have faith he and Melo will co exist, yet he does represent something all too familar from The Isiah era...a player with large contract but small trade value! And I am always for ridding those
Now reports/rumors suggest that Dantoni has expressed interest in Orlando job if it/when it becomes available
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Now I understand the draw, Ryan Anderson is a more complete Steve Novak, you have Jason Richardson and Nelson in the backcourt and of course Dwight Howard!
Players on the bench that have literally only been productive under Dantoni's system (Chris Duhon and Q Rich).
In order to take the job he is going to need security that Dwight is going to stay....not gonna happen....but the promise of being able to deliver two Dantoni favorites would no doubt entice!
Those 2 favorites would be Stat and Chandler. This would for sure get Mike D to take the job!
And you know what?...... that team would be pretty darn good!
maybe they go after Jefferies and this team is really good!
This is better than our lineup last year that was as high as 5th in the East
Here is the other benefit....Otis Smith will take this risk! He took an even bigger gamble on Gilbert Arenas who was an even bigger medical risk and of course had the off the court baggage
Stat and Chandler represent the best offer to date that they have ever gotten (assuming what The Lakers said about not ever offering Bynum and Gasol for him is true.)