Originally Posted by WaymanTisdale
You guys are being a little too quick to say that Randolph is better (in fantasy basketball) than Gooden. We all know he should be better, however, Randolph is an utterly pathetic shot blocker. With Gooden you get a much higher FG%, more rebounds, more blocks, and fewer turnovers. And none of the numbers are even that close. Also, Gooden just signed a nice deal, the Cavs are going to be giving him tons of court time and they are in a playoff/championship mindset. Meanwhile, Randolph has gotten worse each of the last 3 years and is on a crowded team that has nowhere to go this year.
i wouldn't trade ten points and two rebounds for an extra 0.4 blocks. and the Cavs won't give Gooden a bunch of playing time with Varajao and Marshall each sharing time at PF. Randolph is a bum, but the bum was playing hurt last year. he is supposedly fully recovered and should expect at least an 18 and 8 season. Portland isn't all that crowded in the frontcourt. Pryzbilia, Magloire and LaFrentz can't play PF and Aldridge is injured. Sounds like a recipe for a comeback.