DarkXaero wrote:Their skillset overlaps in the sense that there is no alternate option in playstyle, you can't have a proper five out offense, not that they actually play together. I'm saying its good to have that kind of flexibility.Trader_Joe wrote:DarkXaero wrote:A couple things...
1) Dinwiddie was just on First Take this morning, reiterating what he has said before. He knows he can start elsewhere, he knows he can make more money elsewhere, but he believes that being here makes him a part of a championship contending core, and he'd rather have that over a mediocre team where he gets more money, and playing time. Sure, the guy loves flirting with media/fans, and he tries to get as much publicity as possible. But he's being genuine when he talks about wanting to be here, and competing for a championship. Remember that this guy helped recruit Kyrie, knowing that it would more or less kill his chances of being a starter here. He has also already talked about his willingness to take a step back, and be a supporting player when Kyrie & KD come back. He's a very good player in his prime, getting better each year, relatively injury free, and on a great contract for at least one more season. I'm only letting him go if we're getting a star or getting significantly better through moves.
2) For me personally, wanting to trade Allen has nothing to do with DJ's supposed preference to start. It has to do with the belief that Allen isn't capable of being a starter on a championship team. Maybe he'll get there someday but that time isn't now, and there are way too many question marks. Aside from that, I also believe that having a stretch 5 would help us tremendously, as DJ already is similar to Allen in what he provides. Having both Allen, and DJ is kinda redundant because their skillset is the same.
How do they overlap if they don't see the floor together?
It allows them to run 48 minutes of a lobs and block player, both going full speed and contributing in the same offense. And, there are injuries and foul trouble.
I'd rather have the ability to run our usual offense for up to 48 minutes over 82 games.
KD, Claxton and potentially Kurucs can be that stretch 5 if needed.