Man, I really don't understand this signing.
To me, it means one of three things:
1. Okafor is playing PF, with Nazr at C.
2. Wallace is playing PF, with Okafor at C.
3. Davidson (or one of the other PFs) has shown so much progress, that we feel like we already have a great starting PF.
Also, I wonder if Weaver isn't going to be under a lot of pressure to show he's NBA material right away (which isn't to say great), or be cut by midseason.
I could be jumping to conclusions, but my reading of the team makes me think we didn't need another swingman.
I really don't know anything about the guy. Another swingman though? 3rd guy to bring the ball up? I certainly don't want to see anything like the Dudley/Gerald Wallace tandem at PG we had when Ray got hurt and McInnis was high last year. Looks like a slasher/transition guy from the Michigan State website and wikipedia. I don't see it but oh well In Larry I trust.
Perhaps there's something in the works tradewise we're not aware of?
That's about the only way I can see this making sense. Either that or Weaver hasn't shown enough for them to think he's more than a D-League player.
All I can think is that LB and the other coaches can see what the team needs more than we do just looking at stat sheets. I don't understand it either but I also trust LB....:cool:
Yeah, like last year Sam pitching a fit for another big, then we traded for Nazr then that didn't really help. This year LB says ok yeah we'll take Shannon Brown off the streets cause we can use him in this way, I say to myself, Larry knows so I'm fine with it.
All I can think is this team is going to look so different this year with basically the same core and we've just added to it. I'm fine with this although as a fan I'm going "Get Me A Damn STARTING PF, NOW!!!"
Don't you guys think this means the end of Weaver (or any of the other SG SL guys)? He has pretty much the same resume but is a better shooter.
Best Case: Tony Allen W/jumpshot
Worst Case: Fred Jones
Brown is one of the most explosive athletes in this draft, possessing good length, huge hands and excellent strength to make an impact off an NBA bench. His first step is terrific, and he finishes with reckless abandon thanks to his impressive strength, body control, tenacity and outstanding vertical leap. He’s worked very hard on his shooting range to the point that he shot 39% from behind the arc as a junior. As a passer, Brown shows good awareness and is very much adept at finding the open man. He puts a lot of pride into his ability to get in right in his matchup’s grill and dictate where he wants to lead them. His intangibles are solid as he’s been praised for being highly coachable and an outstanding citizen both on and off the court.
At 6-3, Brown is certainly stuck between NBA positions. He has a shooting guard’s mentality, but has the size of many NBA point guards. His in-between game is underutilized, as he either explodes past his man on his way to the hoop or pulls up for a 3-pointer, but rarely utilizes the mid-range. He needs to work on creating space to operate offensively beyond just using his outstanding athleticism. Brown has been inconsistent throughout his college career, looking outstanding one night and then silent the next. He lacks the polish on both ends of the floor to truly utilize his excellent physical gifts on a nightly basis.
I think it means either the end of Weaver or that perhaps Carroll or someone is being packaged in a trade for a PF?
Not sure how I feel about it if it's the latter.
I have a HARD time believing they are not strongly considering/TRYING to move at least 1 of:
Gerald Wallace or Raymond Felton
Either these guys are coming in as combo pg insurance or athletic swingman insurance. That or the Bobcats are making me even more retarded by trying to understand their plan.