Originally Posted by dd24
There is a good chance he won't be here next year. Maybe behind the scenes it's even understood. The biggest advantage of Detroit making that trade was the cap space they get when his contract drops off. Rip is 3 years younger than AI. He has a championship ring. He's taller than 6'. He understands the team game and he can play defense. He's done so much for Detroit over the years it's a bit sad that people are turning their backs on him for a player that hasn't proved anything in Detroit yet besides helping us have our first mediocre season in years. I like AI, the problem is we have a huge issue in the back court. I think the best long term solution is to keep Rip.
How about before dumping AI give him the chance to be AI and see where we go??? He is having his worst career individual performance. Either he is finished or not being given the true chance.
RIP having A ring doesnt make him any better. He won as number option what??? There is no comparion AI VS RIP, AI is easily the better player.
AI is after a ring, hence why he said he would go to the bench if curry asked him. What did RIP say? " that aint happening" .. RIP is after fame, AI is after a ring. Who would you take?