You are so right! This team has NO cohesion and it shows. I also felt that the guys I mentioned in the trade (Jeffries and Frye) are the only players that have value. Crawford has value and a team that is looking to get a long range shooter to pair up with a Big man would be interested in him... Like Minni or Houston even. Crawfor could be a great 6th man on the right team. The Suns could prosper with out Bell, they have in the past and they have an abundance of awesome perimiter players, what they do not have are big guys. That's why I thought the Jeffires for Bell was a good trade for both teams. I would sweeten the pot with another player to get the deal done. Again, Atlanta has Childress, JJ, Williams... They could use a 6"11' presence like Frye. He would also fit in with the team so well.
1. We're 13-21.
2. We're over the salary cap until 2008.
3. Crawford is shooting under 40% and 30% from 3pt. He has a good jumpshot, but terrible shot selection, which makes him an awful shooter.
4. We have no cap space, we can't acquire Billups or Fisher.
5. Sorry, Marbury can't play SG, defensively or offensively. His position is PG, Marbury produces best when he's dominating the ball and driving to the basket. We average 99 points on a mentally retarded offense, scoring isn't the problem, we need defense.
Defense won't be the cure all to this team. As you can see we funk up the place real quickly. This is a young team...real young team so first a defensive mentality has to develop in a predominately offensive minded team. Secondly chemistry must develop which is hard to do with all these injuries. Third, we must assign roles...everyone on the team can't average 20 pts a game...somebody must adjust there self-determined role into a role-player such as what steve tried to do. This is no quick fix, but I see what you all trying to say. Patience is a hard thing to grasp but that's the only thing that I can say is patience. Because if we fire Isiah then there is a big chance that this situation might get worst and the next GM will try to make "his team" ship all the bad contracts to worst and we might be in a more disaster in the future than now. Spare isiah...he's the only one that can lead this roster...
You said it. We're the best rebounding team in the league...that right there says in itself that we have potential in doing something great. And you said it again that we need to play defense and lower TOs. That sounds like a plan to me lol. And you're right again...we do need a style. I'm not the guy to say what that is just yet since we have no identity but since we're a rebounding team I say it would have to be something gritty. 5 star post man. I agree 100%. But don't you think that we can develop that with Isiah in the equation?
I wouldn't mind that trade at all. We need artest on the knicks. Isiah has an ego but I don't think he's stubborn enough to deny a trade for artest only giving up frye and one of the guards you mentioned. He's not going to miss a chance to improve his team to championship caliber and getting artest is a step in the right direction.
can't trade frye for artest.. something called a 'cap'... we would have to sweeten the pot, and since the next step for the kings will be a 'rebuilt', they ain't taking a bloated salary... maybe can work it with a 3rd team involved...
True True...but I never said the trade would go through, I just agreed to the idea. But you're right...a third team might need to be involved...
You're right. I never said we were going to make the promised land anytime soon. Artest would fill a piece to a very large puzzle. This isn't going to be a quick fix and I don't believe that a quick fix should be attempted. But there's no doubt we would make playoffs with artest on this team. That's my belief. Not only does he add more defense on this team but he brings perimeter shooting which we are in dire need of. Trading, signing...whatever. Any way we can get him here, I'm for the idea.