Thursday, April 27, 2006

Kenyon Martin

I support a straight-up trade of Zach Randolph to the Nuggets for Kenyon Martin.

However, my first preference is that we move to accquire an All-Star PF, such as Jermaine O'Neal or Garnett. If those two are not available, or the asking price is just too high, then I would pull the trigger on this deal. Yes, Kenyon is a headcase, but so is Zach. They both have the same contract and the same gimpy knee. Kenyon is a tough nosed defender (his post defense is among the best in the league), a great shot blocker, and very athletic-Zach is becoming nothing more than a jumpshooting PF who is fairly good at rebounding. We are building our team around an up-tempo offense, so we must accquire players that mesh well with that system. Zach is not one of those guys, Kenyon is. Kenyon thrives on the fast break, as anyone who remembers his days in Jersey with Jason Kidd will attest to. Imagine the offensive possibilities of a team with Kenyon and Telfair, and the dominating defensive force a re-signed Pryzbilla would create alongside Kenyon. However, we will lose Zach's offense in the trade, so we will have to draft or trade for a scorer (e.g. Adam Morrison) to recover the 18 points a night we lose.


At 3:50 PM, Blogger Kiefer said...

Zach is not a headcase, he is a follower. Right now he is under the influence of Darius Miles, a serious headcase.

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