Stanford wrote:76ciology wrote:We need that 2nd star. And there are a couple of guys that looks to be on a discount with Lavine and Beal.
Have we become so miserable as to think Zach LaVine is a championship caliber Second Star?
We are so screwed, guys.
He’s only 25, going 26 this year. His development is on an uptrend. He’s one of the league’s best scorer.
He can’t carry a team but if you make Ben his “accessory”, then maybe you have a chance.
Think of Lavine being in charge on halfcourt, then letting Ben and D12 making their presence felt on defense and transition, if Biid is off the floor.
And when we have our best guys on the floor, we either can go to Lavine or Biid. Then have Ben at the dunker spot (3rd star).
Beal and Lavine are weak compared to Harden. But if you can pair either one with Ben, maybe you can have something as good as a 5 man unit with Harden.
There’s not much options out there when it comes to available 25-27ppg perimeter scorers who are available.
I say, trade for one of Lavine and Beal with Tobias and assets. Im talking about giving up multiple picks, milton or maxey and Tobias. Almost the same package we offered for Harden but Tobias instead of Ben, and much lesser picks.
Let’s see if it work. If not, then you trade Ben.