Originally Posted by fatboy11
I didn't say that the trade was good. I was only referring to GeeWiz's remark that Kurt Thomas was better than Drew Gooden. He isn't. I still think he would be a better fit for the Suns considering Thomas' age and injury problems, but not at the salary he wants.
I just wanted to address the fact that Drew Gooden is better than Kurt Thomas (the current version).
There is no question that he is a better player than current Kurt Thomas. That was never my point. My point was that I would rather keep Kurt and whoever else would have to go in order to get Gooden, than have Drew on the team at a high salary for the next 5 years, and play up and down ball all the time.
Gooden also needs big minutes to make a mark on the game, and he still wouldn't get that here, whereas Thomas can make a solid contribution without playing heavy minutes. That's why I think he fits better here than Drew is.