Here we go again. Serial facial forward Blake Griffin of the Los Angeles Clippers is once again mentioned in a possible trade for New York Knicks’ Carmelo Anthony. In refrain from an emotional cliche laced triad about equality and fairness, a more objective approach is in order. Be careful what you smoke. It’s moves like this that landed six-time NBA Champion Michael Jordan as the Chicago Bulls‘ third pick when the Portland Trailblazers used the No. 1 pick of draft in an attempt to prove that could outsmart the room.
As long as Clipper sensation Chris Paul has at least one good arm, they can win with Griffin. Trade the Kia jumping all-star for “Melo” and it’ll take a healthy Paul, 35 second shot clock, and a contract clause that requires him to let someone else touch the ball. The Clippers need another scorer that can create his own shot without having to be spoon fed by Paul, and Anthony is that and more. He’s a prolific scorer that’s a good shooter when he’s having a bad night. Yet, with Anthony on the floor, the Clippers lose offensive rebounds, defensive rebounds, and someone comfortable looking to Paul for leadership.
But there is a place for Anthony on this Clippers team, and that would be at the scorers table. Yes, the area a few steps from where coach, Doc Rivers sits, where he should stay put until Paul goes to the bench for a sip of Gatorade and a towel. When the former NCAA Nation Champion realizes that he’s best suited as a six-man playing the point forward position, he’d be first ballot Hall of Fame.
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