Bill Walker for Ish Smith straight up! Come on Houston we tossed you some free picks.
Would be a horrible trade. Walker is a legit NBA player. Smith is a fringe guy who will likely be in and out of the league.
Would just be more efficient to sign Antonio Daniels to a non-guaranteed deal and have him work with Toney Douglas on decision making and point guard skills.
edit:Another option would be Jason Williams down in Orlando. The Magic might be willing to offload his deal. Both guys expire end of this season but Walker is a few hundred thousand cheaper with a team option in case it works out.
It leaves them looking for a backup next season but thats what the draft is for. Depending on who they like they will likely have a shot at drafting on of the following guys: Jimmer Fredette, Maalik Wayns, Kemba Walker, Nolan Smith, Josh Selby.
Last edited by Da KO King : 12-06-2010 at 08:52 AM.
knickscity took the words right out of my mouth!!!
BTW if we draft Kemba....I'd START him over Felton!!! Dont make him a career backup until he's shown that's all he can do!Kemba is a problem and right now he's the hands down player of the year so far.Besides,he's a junior and it really makes no sense for a player to come out after their junior year. You've been there three years,why not just do one more.
As for Ish Smith,I wouldnt trade Bill Walker for him but I would trade Toney Douglas for him!Not that he's better but he is a better pg,he can pass his ass off and he's lightning quick.
I've watched him with the Rockets. He can push the ball and more importantly he can run the pick and roll. He's a legitimate NBA PG.
If he is no longer a poor decision maker, who is consistently out of control, and does not finish around the rim then I'd give him a try. If he's just thriving off lack of scouting reports this early in the season and reverts to the fringe player I seen for four years at Wake then I'll continue to pass.