Washington NEEDS a 'Stretch Four ' to go to PLAYOFFS ?
IMO this team is pretty good already, but their frontcourt is weak...
Well, between Nene and Okafor ( I predict 25 games lost each head for health problems...), only Kevin Seraphin does his job :
Vesely ( if he doesn't produce this year, an echo of 'Bust' will be in the air ), Booker & Singleton are not the answers in the 4 position !
Adding an other Center or maybe a Stretch Power Forward will help Wizards ride to the postseason.
A final question : What player in that position ( C or 'Stretch PF' ) could fit that whole for Washington?
Exemples: Tobias Harris ? Marcin Gortat ? ... others?
Tobias Harris? How do you anticipate the Wizards being able to acquire one of Orlando's top young players?
I think they could use a stretch four but it doesn't necessarily need to be someone with a high price tag
Anthony Tolliver would be a good fit I think if you're really dead set on them getting a stretch four.
Other than that, this team is decent and should compete for a playoff spot
Anthony Tolliver ? Yes, but is he a FA or under contract ?
Heard rumors about DeJuan Blair, even him is a good player
booker is pretty good when healthy, he certainly plays well enough to be in the same category as seraphin and not included with singleton or vesely. I dont think they need a stretch 4 to make the playoffs. Most teams that need one have a center that eats up more space than neccesary like dwight, or teams with a hybrid 4 who has the body of a small forward and tools of a small forward and power forward and vice versa with a guy who has a body of a power forward and tools of both forward positions as well. They have a legit cleanup guy in emeka and nene has sort of a inside out game. I like their lineup could tryout another young back up big, not saying they couldnt use a stretch 4, just saying i dont think they need one to make the playoffs, with wall improving and adding porter and everybody opening up the season healthy, i think they could make it. Dont forget they signed maynor one of the best back up pgs in the league
Maynor good PG reserve, but the Real Battle is in the paint : 82 game with only one between Nene and Emeka ( health...) and just K.Seraph is meager...
Nene. Saying each will miss 25 or more games is crazy. That's over 30% of the season. Okafor has missed 25 or more games in 2 of 9 years, Nene in 4 of 11. It's possible it could happen to both this year, but not nearly as likely as you try to make it.
Tobias Harris is overrated IMO, but it still won't happen.
Now something like Vesley and Singleton for Brandon Bass and Wilcox (C's don't have the roster space to make a 2 for 1) would make sense for everyone.
Dallas decides to blow it up and sends DIRK to Washington for Vesley, Okafor's expiring, two future 1st rounders!!!
.........and then I turn off 2k13 and go to work.
YO i almost laughed at that then i said trade dirk. Yo i dont know if know but im a serious dallas fan and even mentioning that no matter how laughable you may have just made my blood heated. Go ahead and go to work!
They'll be in the playoffs regardless if they get a stretch 4 or not IMO. They don't necessarily need a stretch 4, they just need a big who can hit at least the mid-range J and who can pick n pop. Offensively, Okafor and Nene are effective in similar areas of the floor. Neither of them can be used to pick n pop which Wall needs so that the paint is less cluttered in ball screen situations.
There are a few, possibly available bigs who can hit the mid-range J: Patrick Patterson, Brandon Bass, Luis Scola.
this is THE MAN ! Phoenix has now a crowded frontcourt, and Suns will allow him to go to D.C.
What price, please? Singleton + a 2'rounder?
you just opened a forum for stretch fours in washington, you cant deviate from your own point you created by invovlving a traditional 4 like scola. Well you can actually whatever.
Gortat is not a 4, Harris is no 4 either, Scola is a 4 but no stretch 4 and you can't go to the postseason counting on Tolliver. IMO teams have made the playoffs with less than the Wizards have which is an all-star caliber pg, a good sg, two quality big men, and some good role players.
He can't defend SF well enough to stay there long term. It also takes away the one skill on offense that he showed he might be able to excel at: taking the PF off the dribble. He won't be able to get by as many SF using that skill.
They need Wall to finally become that 20-10 guy we know he can be for them to make the playoffs.
What about Aldridge for Beal and other incentives?