Lakers Looking To Sign Ira Newble - Good Move If Done?
March 12, 2008 6:42pm CST
"The Lakers are pondering whether to sign free-agent forward Ira Newble, who was waived Feb. 29 by Seattle. A physical, defense-minded player, Newble would be eligible for the playoffs because he was waived before March 1. Newble, 33, averaged 4.3 points in 33 games this season with Cleveland before being traded to the SuperSonics in February as part of the Wally Szczerbiak deal" - LA Times I think they should pick him up.. if anything to muscle up with the opposition, in an attempt to disrupt their physical play. The Lakers are a finesse team that is not soft but dont seek to go pound for pound. So to pick up something someone who can hit a few bodys and introduce a little intencity, that could be a good asset to the teams chemistry. Yes you need to score well in the playoffs, but the soft defense that they have been displaying, will not cut it. A little rize in the intencity level... will be just what the doctor ordered.