I dont know, hard for me to say since i dont know much about mihm, atkins and marcus. From what i heard its a bad deal for us since i heard marcus and atkins arent that great. Mihm is average from what i heard and would be a good backup to vlade.
I really do hate to see gary go, he commited to stay in l.a and what does kupchak decide to do, trade him. I would have liked to see gary play one more year in l.a alongside with kobe but it didnt work out. He seemed loyal to l.a after losing in the finals.
FOx i could care less about, didnt do crap for us last year and is in the downside of his career.
However this upcoming season should look good as we have a ton of new players with youth and experience instead of aging veterans with 2 years left in there career.
Did you hear about the kidd rumors of being traded to l.a??? I wouldnt mind it but we would prolly have to give up someone like kareem rush, george and some draft picks, maybe more then that.
Cant wait to play denver in the opening game.
I agree that atkins is average, but this marcus banks kid could very well be our future at PG. He was a rookie last year and didn't play a ton of minutes, but he has a ton of talent. He is a good shooter and is a really good defender. A lot of analyists were wondering why danny ainge made this trade, since he was so high on marcus banks and saying he was the future PG of the celtics. He probably won't be our starter this year, but will be a good guy off the bench foir instant shooting and D.
I like Mihm also. He is huge and can move well. He is a great shot blocker, and we definitely needed that. He was playing very well in cleveland last year, before he was traded to the celtics, where his PT was cut down. He will be a good big guy to come off the bench.
Yes, we lost a starter at PG, in payton. Oh yeah, and Gary Payton decided to come back to LA this year for money. He wouldn't have made anywhere near the $5.3 million he was gonna make in LA, if he would have tested FA, so he came back. No way he came back because he was comitted to us.
As far as kidd goes, as soon as I heard he wanted to be traded, I thought mitch would be doing whatever he could to get him, with our PG situation. Not after this move though. It sounds like only dallas can take on Kidd's huge contract. We wouldn't be able to get him for rush and george, we would have to give up someone with a big contract. It would be awesome to have kidd here with kobe and odom, but isn't really possible.