Originally Posted by idfnl
And so what? If I was the 27th best rebounder in a 30 team league, I'd be the best defender on at least 1 team.
The Boozer neg is great for LA. They got a solid pro from Duke, and has produced throughout his career. I don't see him a lot different than Elton Brand, who nobody criticizes.
I totally agree with your Elton Brand comparison (except that Brand doesn't have Boozer's annoying barking habit, which may be worth a $5-7M differential by itself).
I see them both the same way. Is there a role for either of them on the right team? Sure. But absent a very, very specific need, I can't see getting excited about my team signing either of them.
Will he put up decent numbers for the Lakers? Probably, especially given what their other options are. And they have to go through the motions of fielding a team.
As I said, I don't think he's terrible. I just don't see him as a great steal or overlooked gem or whatever.