I know a lot here don't like McNamara, but he brings up some great numbers on our futility as well as some potential targets who fill our needs perfectly.
Here's the quote that says it all on how bad off we are:
So far this season, the Hornets have gotten a total of 10 three-pointers made from their quartet of young small forwards. That’s right, I said 10. In 28 games. When Ryan Anderson is off the court, teams just collapse the middle and there is less room for Lopez in the post and less space for Davis to rim run or work the baseline.
And I've been interested in going after Chase Budinger (who he lists as a target), but was worried about his defense. A good quote here:
Defensively, he was average in most areas, but his isolation defense was terrific, as opponents shot just 29% against him in those situations.
I still do like Granger, who I think will be a nice stopgap and shouldn't cost too much in terms of trade pieces. Plus I'm not a huge AK47 fan if it takes a 3+ year deal, but it's definitely worth 5 minutes of your time.
This post was edited on 12/30 at 3:39 am