Metta doesn't have youth, but he has everything else and a shot. Ebanks is a good defender, but he needs to develop a shot.
did you just say metta has a shot? metta is a solid defender, which is commendable and I love. metta also has particular intangibles that are not shown on the stat card.. but ebanks has an up side and we're seeing metta's down side. I do agree, ebanks needs to develop a better shot, but you don't think he will? especially having a more potent role on the lakers?
if the lakers have to trade metta to get better (from a playing and business stand point), do it. if the lakers could keep metta, while advance with the trade, that would be coo too. but picking between metta and ebanks (at this point) is a no brainer to me.