ILOVEIT wrote:OMG...Lavine? He's soooo not a Warrior type player. Talk about a low hoops IQ . The rest of the Warriors would hate this chucker.
Sorry...not a fan. Warriors have perhaps one spot on the roster to upgrade for this and next season...that's either guard or SF. And the two player player is a must.
I"m not even sure I would take Beal at this point, defense being so critical.
You could say the same thing about Wiggins and Oubre. They were not Warriors type players either. Players are not limited to what they are doing for their present teams. Look at Wiggins defense, not many expected to see the Wiggins we now see. Just curios, who would you try to make a play for?
I actually thought Wiggins MIGHT be a good defensive player on this team. He has a great wingspan....Lavine ...not sure what it is but it's got to be below average.
Oubre was the same....meaning I thought he COULD be good defensively...but of course he's pretty atrocious at times.
Bottom line for me: I won't be in favor of any player in the league that is undersized, not much of a wing span and has shown no ability nor interest in defending. That includes Beal.
Curry has to have a tough rugged guard that defends well or just forget it.
Who would I like/prefer over Lavine? Players like Avery Bradley, Jrue Holiday, Marcus Smart
....these guys aren't likely but it's the type of player I would prefer. They may not be as dynamic offensively....but they all play both ways. And even if they are a little shorter than I would like...they are tough as nails and strong enough to defend1-3.
IMO Defense is what makes the Warrior distinctly different.
Looking forward to 2073....bye bye pouting moody Durant...hello again the 73 win style of hoops!