Originally Posted by knickscity
I agree with your paragraph, but not your statement on Pryz or Zaza.
They are the prime definition of career backups.
I just would like to know what do those guys do that you feel Turiaf doesn't.
False hustle to me is Verajao.
Turiaf is a backup. I have no problem with him backing up Stat.
If you think Varaejo is false hustle but Turiaf is a decent defender then there is nothing more I can really say.
My last statement on Turiaf will be this: there is a major reason that the Lakers never played Turiaf when games mattered, that Golden State was ready to trade him one season into his contract with them, this reason is why they found no takers up until the David Lee sign and trade, and is also why Turiaf will be traded by next summer or convinced to take a buy out of his player option. The guy simply is not a good player.