when he starts missing playoff games, that is when it will be a problem. But James has never missed a playoff game in his career. And this isn't the old days. Everyone misses a bunch of games like Shaq used to back in the day. I mean the Raptors won a title with Kawhi missing 22 regular season games. Even last year, Giannis missed 11 of the 72 games (and then a couple in the playoffs). The 17-18 Warriors had Steph miss 31 games, Durant miss 14 games, Draymond miss 12 games, and Klay miss 9 games. Nick Young and his 80 games was the only guy on the roster that played more than 73 games.
I would be okay with trading for Lebron James. JB would have to be dealt, but a couple years of Lebron with most of this group(Tatum, the Williams boys, Horford, Smart, Romeo, Kanter, etc.) is as close as we will be to a title since 2010.
I know posters here HATE Lebron, but him next to Tatum and a bunch of complimentary pieces gets the team a title. And I want to see more titles.
I really donít get this at all, as I have said when it was brought up in the past. This is the third season in a row Lebron or third of the last 4 he has battled injuries. How does he have years left of being a guy that can lead you to a title at this point (even alongside Tatum). Please look at his advanced stats. Also I certainly
Hate Lebron less as a player/personality than I did in his cavs/Miami days. Aside from the slip up about China he hasnít really done anything that has bothered me in many years and has done some cool stuff with his schools. He is just aging and not an mvp caliber player any more.
What matters is health at the end and in that James has been fine. He misses time during the season to be ready for the playoffs. And if he was on your team you'd want that.
I mean if he was not beat up during last years playoffs that makes his performance, by his standards, even worse. Career low in points, only made it to the line 3.8 time a game (career average is about 9 and he even averaged 7 in the bubble. Field goal percentage dropped from 57 in bubble to 47. He clearly has faded in both the regular season and playoffs the last few years. Donít really think this is particularly debatable.
Edit and to clarify I would feel we were much more likely to win the title in next two years if we got giannis, curry, durant, (if healthy) embid, jokic. Some other players are probably up there. I mean the warriors have way less talent than the the lakers with klay out. Is there second best play dray, wiggins, pool? Not really same category of player as davis as much as davis has shrunk this season