Ive been a Blazersedge reader for sometime now and cant hold my tongue any longer! How can such "loyal fans" be so blind to what LaMarcus brings to are team. Every single problem people have with him are either fixable (see the end of last season when he started going in occasionally instead of taking the 15 foot fade away every time) or the come with time and maturity (see 25th birthday a little over a week ago). Every year his production and impact on are team has gone up. So he plateaued for a year. When i say plateau it wasn't like he held fast with 12 points and 5 rebounds or something like that. He held firm (and consistent) with 18 points and 8 boards shooting nearly 50% from the field. I think i guy that's averaging that in only his 4th year on a very young team deserves a break from all the hating that gets thrown his way. With the help and mentoring that Marcus Camby and new Assistant Coach Buck Williams i am very confident he can bring a little bit of an inside presence to his game. We also must not forget about Gregory and his massiveness in the low post this coming year, so it could be getting a little crowded if everyone really wants LMA to be pounding down there. If he is still the same player in 2 years i will happily apologize and call him myself to ask for the contract back, but until then, please, please, please! Stop the hating.
One more thing. Everyone that's saying we need to get Tony Parker needs to sit down and ask your self if he's an upgrade. Can you say Andre Miller 2.0. Similar skill sets, only difference is Tony's got youth and speed while Dre's got dimes and will be there for all 82 guaranteed.
Thanks for reading