if this is the core of our team we're in trouble. I've been thinking (too much) about this, and I've become very discouraged. Really the only guy I have any great respect for anymore is Raja Bell. But that's another thread.
But yeah if we're dependant on a "power" forward for ball movement, we've got other problems; meanwhile "Pilates" Okafor sort of cares to play the paint by himself.
Sorry I'm just not in a good place right now. This season ended so weakly (and I don't care about the last 4 games). It ended with yet another bad loss in Detroit to a team that was humiliated by the Cavs.
diaw, we need offense and mek's defense and rebounding can be found elsewhere. (i am not saying the total range of skills mek offers but parts can be found elsewhere.)
We either trade for somebody like Amare or Bosh? and pay basically the same amount of money but get better output. Or we trade him and our 2nd rounders for Hasheem? (not saying I would, that's just one of the few options I see for a big man)
Mek may not be a dominant Center, but there really aren't many big men we can bring in to replace him
I understand what you guys are saying about Diaw and Crash and how Boozer would be hard to fit in around them but........I'd take Boozer anyday! We would be a much, much better team with him on the roster.
Maybe Diaw can be our 6th man off the bench, maybe Crash can play some 2, maybe another option would work...either way, we would be crazy not to make room for Boozer if we had the opportunity to add him to our roster.
With that being said, I don't think we can get him.
What I'm saying is that we would get rid of Emeka in the deal to get Boozer. and maybe throw in sean may or Nazr. I havent looked at the numbers though so I dont know how that would work out. I like Emeka but if we get another Big with talent equivalent to Boozers then I think we would need to get rid of Emeka. there I said it.