Thursday, February 22, 2007

To Danny Ferry: Please don't trade Drew Gooden for Mike Bibby.

Two months ago I would have been ecstatic about this trade. But since I discovered The Wages of Wins I am living in constant fear of another move like the Hughes signing. How is it that I seem to have a greater desire to seek out objective statistical analysis of NBA players than a GM getting paid millions for the same job? This vexes me; I'm terribly vexed.

Basically we would be trading a high percentage shooter and good rebounder for a low percentage shooter who takes a lot of shots. Also, Bibby's assist-to-turnover ratio is worse than Eric Snow's, and he only gets one more assist per game than Snow. This does not bode well for a team with offensive troubles, especially one that already has an expensive but inefficient guard (Larry Hughes). Our current starting point guard, Daniel Gibson, is already stretching the floor with his three point shooting and is much, much cheaper than Bibby. I'm not saying Gibson is the answer, especially since he can't make an assist to save his life (not good for a PG), but Bibby certainly isn't the answer either.

Ferry, please don't make a trade just to make a trade. The team will be worse off in the long run and you will need Gooden (and the salary cap space) to bring in the right point guard for this team whenever he becomes available.

Off to work now...

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