I agree that Brand is more important to the team than Kandi will ever be, but Kandi is someone who can go up against shaq, and I think he could blossom into a great center. Would I rather re-sign Darius, Brand, or Q-rich? Yes. If I could sign them all would I? Yes.Originally posted by RD
That ESPN Mag crap suggested that the Clips keep Kandi over Brand which is absolutely ludicrous. I do not consider Brand a superstar caliber player, but he is far more important to the team than Michael Olowokandi is. You could stick the 6'7 Brand in at the C spot full time, and I guarantee he'd still outplay Kandi. He wouldn't put up his 19/10, but he'd still be better than Kandi at the 5.
If Kandi is willing to sign between 6 and 7 mill, sign him. If he wants anything more, send his *** off somewhere else and let him be the next Jim McIlvaine.
I agree with that. But, I don't think the team can.Originally posted by basketball_jesus
If I could sign them all would I? Yes.
Too one dimensional? The guy can score in so many ways! He can post up allmost any SG or SF, he can hit the 3, he can penitrate, he can hit the mid range j. And, sure he doesn't create much for others, but he does run with the team, and is often the one lofting the allies to Darius. He is also a fantastic rebounder, especially for his size, as he can outrebound anyone his size. I think Q can become much more than a bench player, which is part of why I think I am ok with seeing LO leave and you are not. Q could become a great player in the league because there are so many ways he can beat you on offense. Also keep in mind that he is still getting better. He would only just now be graduating from collage. He should, and will work on his D which, like you said is average, but I think he has enough wepons to be a killer in the L.Originally posted by RD
As for Q, I don't ever see him being a star. His too one dimensional IMO. He's a fantastic scorer, but he can't do much else. He can score, but he doesn't pass well and doesn't creat for others well. And he's only average defensively. I think he's going to be an excellent reserve, and rack up many 6th man awards, but thats all I think he'll be(well, he could be a very good starter, but for the Clips, he'll come off the bench, and I think he'll be fine iwth that as long as he gets minutes).