Thats exactly the problem Marcus is we should never rate Gibson a star or a top tier scorer.
Gibson is a very good role player, but not a top tier player, especially not a scorer. One of our issues is we have treated him like a star and paid him as such which makes it impossible to spend on 2 top notch imports which we need if we want to win titles.
I was a fan a fan of the Ebi signing, but i expected him to average something along the lines of 15 pts and shoot around 40%+ FG, 35% 3pt, which he has well and truely fallen short of, i expected him to be on par of Kirk Penney, Penney has overachieved, Ebi has underachieved. I was prepared to be patient for 3 or 4 games, as he asdjusted back to the league, but as a veteran he needed to do this quickly and he hasnt picked up and there is no up side in persisting with a veteran import as you wouldnt want to bring him back next season either way, imagine if we replaced him with a young athletic small forward, even a Torrey Craig or a Casey Prather type, we would have won a couple of extra games imo.
Imo if we want to contend we need DJ as our 3rd best player, we need a import guard and swingman scoring 15-20 a game imo and playing more PF than C, defensively, so we need another big body with some grunt to play C and 2 good imports.
We cant do this paying Gibson and others like stars when they are more role players.
We probably cant get the big guy this year, id try and find a aussie for this role, btu we could sign a young swingman and see if we can find a gem, if nothing else as a trial for next season,