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Darren Collison--A Blazer?

I loved the BE article about "shake,"  the metric for how reliable a player is from game to game.  I think it reveals perfectly the weakness of our team going forward.  Outside Aldridge and Roy (and probably Camby)  we don't know what we will get from anyone on a given night.  Webster, Rudy and Bayless show signs of brilliance one quarter or one game and then disappear for long stretches of time.   When thinking of our long-term future we need another player who is dependable most nights.  The problem is all of our trading chips make very little money so it isn't realistic to expect to get an elite established player.

This is why I think we should go after Darren Collison because it actually makes total sense for both teams.  Since Chris Paul has been out Collison has demonstrated not only incredible consistency, but has put up consistently incredible numbers.  For instance in his last 10 games these are his stats:  21 points, 9 assists, 4.4 rebounds, 2 steals, 49% FG%, 83% FT%, 34% 3PT%.  Insane numbers and he is quickly inserted himself into the discussion as one of the elite rookies.  That said,  he will always be a back-up to Paul obviously and they don't need a back-up to Paul that good, someone who will only play 12 minutes a night when Paul is healthy.  But how much could they use a Rudy or a Webster (or both) on that team?  They need a SG and will imminently need a replacement for Peja going forward at the 3.  Both those players would get a ton more minutes than they do here,  and Collison could be the point guard of our future when Miller's contract ends.  Both teams would be trading back-ups who would then become starters and all the players are making rookie salaries.

What do you think?

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