Originally posted by SacRock14:
As for the other part about Martin, I disagree. There's been a pretty good debate about this. Right now, we still lack someone we can trust when we need a crucial basket. Tyreke will get there soon, but he's not there yet. Martin is that guy.
Plus, he's our best outside shooter. Our ball movement is pretty good right now and putting Martin on the perimeter is a huge asset. Another guy you can't leave. Teams are starting to double Tyreke now and we're succeeding because guys like JT and Hawes are hitting their shots. Throw Kevin in there and it just makes us stronger.
Oh, I think that Martin's a good player, but I agree with that one scout's assessment that he's the #3 guy on a good team. Evans has the ability to draw the attention of defenses in the way that Martin doesn't, as you alluded to. This what Kobe's been able to do for years now, and why guys' shooting percentages jump when they come to the Lakers, and drop when they leave. Evans has that quality in him.
Martin helps the team, no doubt, but I don't think that you guys are well-served when he is "the guy". I feel the exact same way about Michael Redd.