Wynn: I'm the resident "don't draft "Jay""
poster on this board. I guess it's a combination of disappointment over the Bull drafting him and the gap between the praise before the draft and the posts coming now. The posts aren't necessarily from the same people so the snide comments aren't personal.
I expect every draft pick to struggle.
All I'm saying is let him struggle first and if his play isn't up to the hype take action then.
I'm glad you're here to calm me down.
Most of the other posters are probably sick of me posting this for the ...nth time but maybe you missed it.
I wanted to trade with GS: A swap of this years picks, Arenas and either a swap of Fortson for Fizer or future first round picks(a first round pick that isn't controlled by the Houston obligation) when their pick was better than the Bull pick.
I think Arenas is more than capable to get the ball past half court and into the hands of Rose to start the offense. He had a high game of 32 points this year and a high assist game of 10. A taller quicker cheaper guard to backup JC and provide superior defense to "Jay"(IMO) and dribble penetration(the 2 knocks on JC).
JC would stay the starting 1 unless he proved inferior. Best could've been signed and kept for awhile to see if the young 1's were up to the task and then traded if they were. No positional changes like their seems to be coming now.
The swap of F's would address the lack of rebounding and give a vet presence to give/take the hard fouls for and rotate with TC & EC. Dunleavy would probably be the pick if this were done or trade down further if Butler were deemed capable to play the 2.
If there was no swap of F's but Fizer were moved for someone other than a 4 then Gooden made sense to me. IMO Gooden was the best college player last year and I wanted him to play backup 4 and some backup 3. The kind of player(similar but not the same) that NC is offering Fizer, ERob and JC for.
A nice tight package deal IMO in that GS had the motivation to deal and neither team is left with positional holes: 1 for 1 and 4 for 4.
Now the Bull have "Jay" and are trying to find vet rebounders and defense oriented 3's and teams willing to deal them. I wish them well.