Sam Smith's Plan C: Monta Ellis
Yes, I'm back on Monta Ellis. You hear the Warriors will
trade him this summer as they want to settle on Stephen Curry at
shooting guard and know the two cannot play together. The Warriors have
long had interest in Kirk Hinrich, who'd fit better with Curry and can
defend. Plus, maybe you throw in James Johnson and that No. 1 you got
from Charlotte in the Tyrus Thomas trade. Then you sign Lee, who'd
require far less than the estimated $16.5 million maximum. Now, you've
also got $5 million or $6 million or more left to maybe bring back
Warrick and Miller or go out into a market for some pretty impressive
players who will be looking for deals as the market dries up.
Though it wouldn't be the greatest defensive backcourt, Ellis and Rose
could be the fastest backcourt maybe in history and unstoppable on the
break. No one could guard them. Lee and Gibson would be a nice tandem
with Noah and you'd have a solid eight-player rotation and one of the
best starting fives all around in the NBA.
So not only isn't adding Wade or Bosh necessary, it could be even better if the Bulls choose another direction.
Really? So in a battle of picking guys, Sam Smith says that these two scenarios are close with the Ellis scenario maybe being better:
Monta Ellis, David Lee, Hakim Warrick, and Brad Miller
(Bron, Bosh, or Wade), Kirk Hinrich, two minimum salary guys
Really? Anyone else think this is close? The only way the Ellis scenario is better is if whomever the big FA is immediately has a career ending injury after signing. However, that's not the worst of it. No, it gets worse:
Then Chicago and the Knicks would battle it out. It's supposed to be
the World's Most Famous Arena, but it's also the league's oldest,
smells from elephant poop all the time, is the most inconvenient to get
to, as far as any from where the players live and practice with no
winning tradition and the angriest and most relentless media in the
country. I do love the pizza, though.
W T F?!
Speechless. Absolutely speechless.
I knew you could sink low to grab attention Sam, but this? You're dead to me.