How does the trade effect each player?
Gilbert Arenas- I think he will get back to being 22-24 ppgs, and this fresh start is his chance to redeem himself. He's had flashes of his old self this year but the Wizards are not a great team and hopefully, if Dwight draws a lot of attention as usual, I can def. see Gil going all Hibaci on teams again.
Jason Richardson- Slight dip in his numbers, I think maybe in the area of a 16 ppg but he should get ready and stay hot from 3 cuz he will get looks. Plus he gives them someone athletic on the break
Hedo Turkoglu- Mystery over here. I can't see him going back to averaging 19 ppg when he was there and I actually think he's not going to do well. I can see him getting his assists up and maybe increase his shooting percentages but I still have him as a liability right now. His best days are past him I believe
Earl Clark- Ehh, not sure. Probably the same effect in PHX and that;s not having any affect really.
Rashard Lewis- very slight increase in his numbers but after 20 or so games, Wizards fans are going to be frustrated with him. I can't see him averaging more than 15 but he should provide some solid 3point shooting. Hopefully, having him does help out Nick Young so he can become more confident and start averaging 16+ points per game
Vince Carter- I see doing pretty well. Not sure if that will help the Suns get a playoff spot but i expect an increase in his numbers.
Marcin Gortat- Expect Andris Beindris 2008 numbers. Maybe close to 10 points but about 10 rebounds too. PHX lacks a good rebounder and he will have some great games on the boards. But he is also kinda raw offensively and can get in foul trouble so his numbers should be on a roller coaster but he def. helps the Suns
Mickael Pietrus- not sure, childress, dudley, grant hill, vince carter eat up a lot of the minutes for the wings and Its gunna be hard for Air France to get some PT I think.
arenas playing with dwight, as well as the many other offensive threats, will obviously net him more assist..
all of richardsons stats should take a mild hit
turkoglu may get a few more assists in orlando but other than that i think he will be the same
rashards and vince's numbers should both increase.. especially carters being on the suns...
the other players are irrelevant
Gilbert Arenas- I think he'll get about 15 ppg and 4 apg, down from his 17 and 4 with Washington.
Jason Richardson- I expect 14 ppg and 4 or 5 rpg or so. Should be a factor making deep shots and in transition as usual.
Hedo Turkoglu- His best days are behind him I'd say, but 11 or 12 ppg and 3 or 4 apg seems about right.
Earl Clark- He won't play much, which is sad. He's in a class with Anthony Randolph as a strong talent who lacks the toughness and aggressiveness to develop into the mismatch he could be. Exept, he's not been as productive as Randolph has.
Rashard Lewis- He'll get about 13 ppg and 4 or 5 boards. Mainly a spot up shooter nowadays.
Vince Carter- He'll continue with his shaky year. I'll say 14 ppg and 4 or 5 boards, and more bad D.
Marcin Gortat- 7 ppg and 6 rpg from him in Pheonix.
Mickael Pietrus- He's going to struggle to play more than 15-20 mpg.
"Vince Carter- He'll continue with his shaky year. I'll say 14 ppg and 4 or 5 boards, and more bad D."
Shaky? By what standard? Was it Vince's fault that Rashard, Redick, Pietrus, and Q have been awful?
More to it than offensive output. He's played bad on D and has generally looked old for Orlando. It's clear where not talking about the Vince Carter of old. He has put up decent scoring numbers though,which should continue in Pheonix to an extent.
He has played mediocre D for Orlando the past few years too, but even this year he hasn't been as bad as most of that team. He was the least of Orlando's concerns. Based off what he is now at this point of his career, he hasn't been shaky. He'll be fine in Phoenix. He will take just about every one of Jason Richardson's numbers there. The difference between the abilities of those two are negligible.
Gilbert Arenas- I believe Gil will start. It's interesting to see if he's coming off the ball or be the point guard. I think he starts as SG, moves to PG. I think 16 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists is reasonable.
Jason Richardson- He has every reason to step up. Contract year and the main reason why this deal was interesting. I think 17 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists. I could see him playing alot of SF
Hedo Turkoglu- Should see a increase in his numbers. I expect him to come off the bench. I'm going 12 points and 4 rebounds for Hedo, who should see time at both forward positions
Earl Clark- I think they at least test him out.
Rashard Lewis- I expect Lewis to be pissed and go on a little tear, but eventually he returns to be Shard. 14 points and 5 rebounds.
Vince Carter- I dunno because I think he gets traded again. I say 14 and 5 because he isin't the shooter J-Rich was.
Marcin Gortat- He wins from this deal, I think I could see 11-10 for Gortat because I feel he starts over Lopez and might even see some PT next to him at PF.
Mickael Pietrus- Filler, I see 8-3 for him.
Lewis will be reborn in Washington, he won't be stuck just shooting long spot up jumpers
Vince can finish fading away
Gortat will show his full abilty, maybe even a double double guy
Gil won't start, atleast I don't think he should,he will score less,but be more effiecent
J Rich should keep up the same numbers,an upgrade on offense and defense
Clark will duplicate his Suns production
Pietrus is one of the better on ball defenders in the league, and he will start
no chance a single one of those things happen..
Is he the back up now
Van Gundy said Nelson is the starting point..Either Arenas or Richardson will come off the bench..
They now have 4 quality point guards(Nelson,Arenas,JWill & Duhon)..I see another trade in the works...
I wish Orlando added Juice
Who is Juice? Orange juice? OJ simpson?
Good question, if Arenas is healthy he's definately better than Nelson.
Orlando should run they could go with a lineup of Nelson, Arenas, JRich, Turkoglu and Howard.
Seems like all 3 teams did well with these trades.
The Wizards move Arenas, Lewis will benefit being a scoring option again. The Suns added cash, moved Turkoglu's contract and added some much needed size in Gortat. That 1st rounder probably won't be very good but at least they'll add a young player. Maybe its time to trade Nash and get back a young player too. The starting lineup of Nash,Carter, Hill, Frye, Gortat or Lopez might not make the playoffs in the West.
Time to trade Jayson Williams, how about to the Knicks for Bill Walker.
I say SAC Kings should try to get them a pg from Orl to help reke b4 somebody else get 1 of them pg's
"Who is Juice? Orange juice? OJ simpson?"
Rashard Lewis = Washingston's new Antwan Jamison.
Grizzlies radio & tv announcers call OJ Mayo ''Juice''
i think rashard will really benefit from this, hell get the chance to play freely, get lots of touchs and get alot of open looks off wall. people will be surpised.