How does anyone think that a PG who has shot around 40% for his career and 30% on 3s for his career with a TO to Ast ratio of no better than average is going to lead a team anywhere. He is someone that will win you games every once in a while with his streaky shooting. Then he'll lose you just as many games when he isn't hot. He would need to show some major improvements or ability to be molded (for a good contract never overpaid) for me to have any interest. Not the kind of guy who wants to take the back seat (which he will have to) to Anthony Davis and Gordon (if he's ever healthy). I like the idea of a PG whose got handles and can pass the ball well and penetrate, maybe even spot up. We don't need a guy putting up 25 shots a game and shooting 40% while doing it.
I think the Hornets maybe done with those "bad contracts".
I think this is a great question. I'm generally in favor of the "slow rebuild" that is focused on getting another good player in the draft, and then adding an impact free agent after next season. It's certainly also important to get a good feel for the strengths and weakness of the current team over time. They've been great so far, but let's see how things look in February. As a fan, I'm so optimistic for the future that I have no problem being patient for another year. Plus it seems wiser to "wait and see" what we really have in our current roster. Will Rivers improve significantly over the season? Will Gordon be healthy? How good is Aminu? What is Ryan Anderson's role on the team? Etc. We won't know what and how to add onto the team until the answers to these questions become clearer.
However, what if the Brandon Jennings of the first week of the season is the "real" Brandon Jennings? What if he has become one of the top ten (or top five) point guards in the league? If he is that good, and if we feel his talents will complement the current roster, then you have to consider the deal. But I sure would hate to have to take on that Gooden contract.
By the way, he is 34.4% from 3 for his career, so I don't know what this Schmide guy is talking about.
I like Jennings too, but he and Davis aren't enough. We need Gordon in this mix and if he's not reliable, I wouldn't go all out for Jennings.
PG - Jennings, Rivers, Roberts
SG - Gordon, Rivers, Henry
SF - Aminu, Miller, Henry
PF - Davis, Anderson, Thomas
C - Lopez, JSmith
That is a championship roster in 2 years.
Warrick and Henry are gone. Thomas and Roberts are dirt cheap contracts, and I think we'll be able to re-sign Aminu to a much cheaper contract.
I'm saying that a healthy core of Jennings, Gordon, Rivers, Davis, and Anderson is elite.
I don't know guy's.
I'm a bit indifferent about this.
If Gordon stays and keeps healthy I think Jennings would be a great fit.
However if Gordon is traded......I dont see the point in rushing things when we wont win a championship with Jennings anyway.
I'd go after him in FA or maybe trade Vasquez, Henry and Warrick or give up our first pick.
But I dont see the Bucks letting him walk.....they have enough money to offer him the max.
A team of:
Is bloody impressive though!
rather try and trade for monta ellis and include eric gordon in the deal
As a young talented and explosive PG, he would fit right into our rebuilding effort, actually he would advance it, because you're adding a young guy that hasn't hit his prime yet, some one who can still help you now and help take some of the pressure off of the inexperienced guys.
Also he insures that PG won't be your undoing as you go up against the better teams, because talent for talent our front line is going to play with anybody, being experienced and crafty won't really be that much of advantage against Aminu,Davis,Lopez,Anderson and Smith.
But that will Kill us at the guard position, and with what we have on the frontline, i'll take Brandon Jennings all day against Paul, Parker, Nash, Williams, Westbrook, Rondo and all of the young, up and coming PGs and not lose sleep, because he'll give as good as he gets and those battles. You can't say the same for Vasquez, he'll be the reason, as a start we lose the battles or get taken advantage of.
That team is a mess. They are going to lose both Ellis and Jennings due to their incompetence.
Jennings Uncertanty Articlehttp://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/201...sct=nba_t12_a0
But I don't see any way they take Vasquez after reading that article. A trade for Jennings would require Rivers, and as much as I like his potential I would do it. Meanwhile, Milwaukee goes young with Rivers, Henson, Udoh, etc. and is horrible for 2-3 years while they pile up the top 5 picks their GM so desperately craves