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Dwight gives rebounding and rim protection and that's exactly what's missing. Do you think that Dwight can't do those two things better than Harrell? If you think Javale would have been good and that the lakers would have re-signed him regardless, well Dwight leaving basically was one of the main reasons Javale was traded to make cap room for Gasol. I really don't know how you think the Lakers would have kept Javale, but didn't want Dwight. Even if you don't like Dwight, it's plain to see that he's the superior player to Javale. People talk about Dwight Howard not being playable in the playoffs, but the one who was really unplayable was Javale.
Dwight jumped to Philly hastily and the Lakers were weighing other options, but that doesn't mean they wouldn't have re-signed him in the end.
BTW Bradley started the last game with the Heat
I think it's pretty clear Bradley burned some bridges with his decision not to play in the bubble, not only with the FO but his team mates as well... So I think the effort to retain him probably wasn't real high.
I think Caruso stepped up enough to let everyone know losing Bradley wasn't going to be that big a deal. Getting Schroder is an upgrade over-all from Rondo (until the playoffs at least)...
Basically, I liked Bradley, but I'm not worried about losing him.
Howard was a great story line last season, but I feel like his impact was greatly over-rated... I'm sure we would have tried to keep him if he hadn't gotten trigger happy... I'm fine with it... Although it seems like Harrell and Morris are a bit redundant...
Maybe at some point we need to look at our mix at the 4/5, but we haven't seen them all at full strength yet so no need to panic.
I’m trying to see more Kieff with AD because it won playoff games and more Trez with Marc because Marcs range lets him eat. It’s weird right now when we go Bron Kuz Wes Kieff Trez as a group.
I think Dennis is a great regular season upgrade from Rondo. But I was the one saying playoff rondo before he touched the playoffs and excusing his season play for a reason, I had seen his Boston work, and I saw his pelican work in person too. I hope Dennis is as good as playoff rondo, but I doubt it. Rondo in the playoffs was easily our third best guy. He knew where to be on both ends, where the rebound, when to scream at Bron to run his ass off ball, how to lob it to AD from anywhere, and when to score. It’s damn hard to replace Rondos ability to pull any trick out the bag including stuff like defending A Murray and Harden up the court and just taking it from them. I hope he’s just 80% of that rondo
Rondo was putting up double doubles in the playoffs last season and was one of the top assist getters in the league... Schroder is a natural shooting guard who can play point... They're different animals, but why I say he's an upgrade is because over all, we need scoring more than we need passing this season, and Marc is going to help immensely in the assist department. He's playing Point Center out there a lot...
No knocks on Rondo... Just that this is a different roster than last season...
I know Caruso hasn't been much of a factor yet this season, but in the playoffs, he was doing a lot of the same things Rondo was doing... I think we'll be fine with a mix of Schroder, Caruso, THT and KCP at the 1 and KCP, THT, Mathews at the 2... Where we're a little light is at the 3 with just Mathews as a natural fit there, and Kuz and McKinney doing what they can, but not really a solid fit there yet. Kuz still looks like a natural 4 and looks best in LeBron's role when he sits... If we could land Ariza on the buyout market, that'd be great..
Still don't understand the Cook contract... He's only good in garbage time... But he can handle the ball... he just has tunnel vision and doesn't pass, ever.