- Jul 9, 2005
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i don't really trust players ability to separate themselves from their loyalties and feelings towards players to recognize what is the best decision/fit for the team... not even Lebron's. Kobe wanted to unload bynum and odom for kidd. That seems retarded now. Lebron clearly loves Kidd. And I'm sure he's a great teammate. But team USA was loaded with versatile scorers. They didn't need a scorer. We are not.I'm not sure Kidd keeps LeBron here. If we get him, I feel he'll be gone when his contract is up anyways. We will not lock him up with an extension when we have LeBron to take care of first. Matter of fact, it could bring some tension between the front office and LeBron.
Bibby is the better fit in my opinion. So much so in fact, that I think I'd willingly root against LBJ getting what he wants because it seems shortsided and tied to his friendship, not the on court assets he offers our system. Kidd's creating is phenomenal, but it's is going to be hampered by Lebron constantly having the ball in his hand. We're paying for a skill which we wouldn't fully take advantage of. Bibby's skills complement us. He's great coming off screens and spotting up. Aside from defense/size, which we'd still have in Larry, sometimes Sasha, Kidd doesn't compel me to blow up our role players to collect a slew of contracts to throw NJ's way.
We have as good a chance at Lebron reupping with either guy since they're both off the books then. neither guy is guaranteed to be here. and neither will cost what they currently do if we do reup them. bibby will still probably have a lot to offer. shooters age better (like cassell) and find ways to contribute.