Tom White wrote:Topofthekey wrote:If we can somehow consolidate Lamb + Doug + Justin + Leaf and maybe a few 2nds for him, our second unit would be instantly a lot more formidable
I don't intend to insult you, I really don't, so please take this with that in mind. That being said, I can't believe you would be willing to part with four players, three of which are important to this team, for a guy having a bit of a down season which may wind up being more the norm for him than not. What you propose would instantly destroy our depth and the chemistry this team is developing. I honestly don't know what to say about some of these trade proposals.
Maybe the old saying is true that the grass always seems greener on the other side of the fence.
No worries, zero offense taken
And I actually do agree with you, especially on the chemistry part
This current Pacer team is the one that I enjoyed watching the most since Larry Bird was the coach, so I am quite reluctant to break up the team as well - I'm perfectly happy to see the team stay together and make a run next season
Having said that, it's obvious that the team does have too many deserving players and not enough minutes
Unless the team is constantly hit by injuries, which is a dumb and terrible thing to wish for, someone will invariably get relegated to bench warmer status
Would that be Goga? Or Aaron, or Justin?
Besides, the team can use a good stretch 4, and Markkanen seems like an OK guy too, no off court issues or attitude problem as far as I can tell (which admittedly isn't saying much since my only source is the internet), so he should probably be able to fit right in?
Also, he is young enough that he has enough time to turn things around; if the reclamation project is successful and he turns into a Toni Kukoc type of 6th man for the Pacers, that would give the team a huge, huge boost