Posted by kmasonbx1 on 10/27/2013 11:16:00 PM (view original):
Would need to know LP to make an informed decision. Without knowing LP I'd go with B, great offense beats great defense every time.
i have to strongly disagree with this. at the championship level, great defense trumps great offense, and its really not even close. when you talk about building a team, the first great offensive player is always the greatest contributor to the success of the team as a whole, well, at least 99% of the time. but the 5th great offensive player on a lineup is absolutely useless while the 5th great defensive player is very valuable. so there are times when offense in a player certainly trumps defense, but that is absolutely not the case "every time" and its absolutely not the case for teams in general. defense is by far the most important area to be exceptional for high end teams, by far. for crappy teams, there is certainly a case to be made for offense over defense, its probably true there. however, i feel the strong defense as priority #1 paradigm kicks in pretty far below the championship level, and therefore, see little point to pointing anyone to offense over defense.
its not clear what role on the team this player will play, which is what makes it a difficult question. wildcat, its like i was telling you last week, its all about getting guys who are good in the right things for the role they need to play. without knowing what this guy will do, there is no good answer.