posted at 2/19/2013 12:42 AM EST
Why will DH come to Atlanta if they don't have anybody on the roster. How does Horford make it attractive for DH to come to Atlanta? They will both be clogging the paint.
Size wins championships. The Lakers won because of their triumverite of Andrew Bynum, Pau Gasol, and Lamar Odom. They blocked shots, forced their opponents to play perimeter basketball, gobbled up every offensive rebound and got easy put-backs. Horford is mobile enough to play PF while still being an inside threat.If the Haws add Howard, it also becomes a lot easier to find other top players willing to play for a discount in an effort to chase a championship. Somebody significant who could make more money elsewhere will settle for the MLE and someone who could earn the MLE would settle for the veteran's minimum. It happens every time a superstar signs with a new team.
If Danny Ferry has decided to trade Josh Smith, he is not going to get much in return. He has to decide if he wants the headache of signing Josh Smith next year.
He doesn't need to re-sign Josh Smith. Josh Smith is valuable just by virtue of being a free agent whose money comes off the books. That's a heck of a lot better than killing your cap space for a significant downgrade in Brandon Bass.
Lou Williams has all the question marks that Rondo has against him.
Then why would that make Rondo attractive to the Hawks if they're trying to get away from players of that ilk?
Any way, why are we arguing. The trade deadline is just a few days away. I don't see KG or PP getting traded. I see Rondo getting traded.
I hope you're right because I think that's what would be best for the Celtics both this season and going forward. I just can't fathom how Danny Ferry could justify to Hawks fans giving up on a 29-22 record this year AND killing the team's very strong chances at signing a max player this off-season AND moving on from a free agent they signed less than a year ago, to pick up Brandon Bass?
From the Hawks' perspective Pierce makes more sense than Rondo or Bass because he's better than Smith and similarly cap-friendly. Atlanta wouldn't be prematurely removing themselves from the Dwight Howard sweepstakes by acquiring Pierce. They would be if they add Rondo and Bass.