Originally Posted by Prancing_Tim
Who is the better player? Allen is an unbelievable shooter and good scorer, Smith is extremely athletic and a great shot-blocker, and Marion can score and rebound well.
Who would you rather have?
It's a funny question because each of them excels in different areas.
I would rather have what my team needs. If my team need a sharpshooter to spread the floor, there's no sense in picking Marion. If my teams need defense and boards, Ray Ray can't provide that. Josh Smith is still young and if you're building a young core I'd pick him over Marion and Ray Ray but if you're a playoff team seriously contending for a title, Josh Smith might not be the right choice.