Originally posted by FirecrackerLooks like the Heat signed Michael Doleac to back up Shaq. I like this move, gives us an insurance policy in case Shaq gets hurt for a little, plus he can play power forward.
Doleac is a jump shooter who, if he plays 12 minutes a night, does well. If the Heat are forced to play him long minutes, he will get badly exposed.
Originally posted by Tony StewartYou Don't Trade Shaq! You don't replace a center like that with the Greg Ostratag's out there. It's a horrible move and if Kobe leaves for the Clips than the Lakers are done. Done for years to come.
As if they aren't done already? Especially if Shaq's replacement is Brian Grant, the most overrated player in the game.
Idiot (noun): 1. A foolish or stupid person. 2. A person of profound mental retardation having a mental age below three years and generally being unable to learn connected speech or guard against common dangers. The term belongs to a classification system no longer in use and is now considered offensive. 3. Los Angeles Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak for trading away Shaquille O'Neal for NO all-stars in return, about to face a trade demand from Gary Payton, and STILL facing the possibility of losing Kobe Bryant to the Clippers. Truly astounding.
As I said in the predictions thread Smith/Johnson are one of the most underrated offense/defense duos in the league. Josh Smith has been sick this season, it's absurd that he didn't finish in the top three in the Defensive Player of the Year Award.