DJ is not a starting PG in the NBA, I don't even know why you guys care that we unload him. He can't defend, he's small, he's a back up PG at best. LB wasted our pick on him when we should of got Lopez. We are lucky to get anything for DJ IMO. A PG who can't defend and whos small, he's good for 6 or 7 assists per 40 min, pathetic. Baron is on a team of crap and averages 6 or 7 dimes in 20 min.
He's a quality backup PG and those aren't really growing on trees. IMO he's a positive asset and not a throwaway.
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Im pretty torn here. While I think Baron is well past his prime and has a ridiculous contract... its not like he would sit on the bench here. Carrol and Diop are the definition of dead weight. At least with Baron in a new situation away from the Clippers, he can be productive. I mean pay 13 million for nothing, or pay it for a starting PG. Losing DJ doesnt hurt my feelings at all.
However, I wouldnt do this trade at all unless we got Deandre Jordan, or the Minny pick or both. If they give us that, Id do it.
Thats a much better looking lineup. I have been a fan of Jordan since he was an option for us in the draft. Looked really good last night too.
So you get an instant bump in talent, and you actually get some use out of the 13 million you had sitting on the bench (even if he is past his prime). New coach that lets players play. I mean i could see that working.
I think a real key here, is that in this trade you make the lineup a little better, hopefully add a pick and you really dont lose any trade pieces. I cant think of any other trade that would drop Diop and Carroll... and DJ isnt exactly a great trade value right now anyway. Im not a huge fan, Id much rather do the Harris trade, but if this is all we can do I think we could make it work.
Into the crevasse!
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Steve why would you not give away Diop/Carroll/DJ for Baron.....sure he isnt as good as he used to be but he is still an experienced NBA vet. DJ isnt winning games for us and Baron hasnt been terrible this year for LA(If you have watched them.....)
Baron has not been that productive...he is getting injured more often than not...and I seriously doubt he'd be happier going through a rebuild here than with the Clips...I just see Baron as a step back not anything going forward...
I 100% agree that DJ appears to be a back-up PG at this point but as someone else said why "give that away"...if we can't trade DJ for an upgrade at another position (or at PG for that matter) why bother...
Yeah, those that say Baron can't defend or play anymore are either ignorant or just plain haven't looked into the situation. The guy is a veteran guard that still can pass, shoot, and be consistent. Yes, DJ has played well for us but he's been a liability for us since the beginning of this season. I feel more comfortable when Liv is on the court because at least he has the size to drive and draw a foul. DJ's offensive game is so one-dimensional as a starter and it's quite annoying to watch.
Someone said earlier that I agree with, let's make use out of that 13 mil and take Baron, get a draft pick, and try to draw DeAndre Jordan. It's a good plan.
CHANGE IS SWARMING.
CHARLOTTE IS BUZZING.
Just give me Eric Gordon.......