Originally Posted by ihatetimthomas
i really dont think we should be getting jameer nelson. He is a medicre scorer and a huge defensive liabiltiy. If you watched the pistons-orlando series, nelson was picked apart by billups and hamilton. He cannot defend big guards. He always gets posted up and because of his height, they always rise above him. I know we are in desperation for a point, but i dont think we have to settle for a guy like nelson. What hurts us the most is that our guards cannot defend elite point guards and nelsn would not help defend the penetration.
Nelson is just in the deal to sweaten it for the Lakers.
Its basically Artest for Odom. Which allows the Lakers to shake it up a bit and try to see how well Artest can mesh with Kobe since Odom hasn't been able to.
If the Lakers are worrying about Jameer's Defense, first of all, it isn't worst than Smush Parker's and secondly, last time I checked, Artest could guard basically anyone in the league.