Okay, not that the Hawks are players in the Amare trade, but if they were they'd more than likely have to give up either Josh, Marvin or Al. My question to my 3 loyal readers...
Which player can you live with us moving?
You all know I have a very strange attachment to Josh. I really can't explain it so I'm not even going to bother to try.
When they drafted Marvin, I was disappointed because they needed a point guard and there were two quality guards available in the draft. You already know who they are and if you don't then I apologize for making such an assumption. Having said that, I'm still not naming them. Good thing I don't get paid to write.
Anyway, Marvin is a good player. He may never be an All Star or a household name, but he brings a lot to the table and he'd be an asset to almost any team in the NBA.
Al is dripping potential and at some point he's going to have a coach who knows how to utilize him. (fingers crossed).
In my mind Al is the untouchable one of the three, and while my heart says keep Josh and move Marvin, my brain honestly feels like Marvin would be the more useful player if the team were able to swing a trade for Amare. Marvin knows his role and he straight up accepts it, no questions asked.
Josh is tremendously talented, but he doesn't always make the right basketball play. I'd hate to lose Josh, but Marvin is a player more capable of adapting to his surroundings. He's good for 14 per game right now and he's the 4th or 5th option (depending on if Flip is in the game) on offense.
He's the perfect role player and every team needs that guy who you don't really have to run plays for and he'll still be effective.
So there, I've put aside my affection. If we had to lose one I'd say Josh is the more expendable one, but only for a legitimate low post player.