It takes a little time to figure things out after a lockout and a new CBA and cap limits. It's the sharper FOs who figure things out sooner (even the Lakers screwed up when they traded Odom for a TPE and a low pick). Stern's ascension in power stifled their effort to get Paul which they thought was shoo-in. Not like the old days. Our FO was thinking old cba when they turned down the unsigned Paul deal.
They didn't realize that the landscape had changed and that doing these kind of deals even when a guy has an option likely will turn out decent for you regardless of whether or not he resigns due to the amount of money he's going to lose if he walks. And even then, you're left with beaucoup cap space at your disposal. Maybe they figured that out and that is why they're now willing to go after an unsigned Dwight regardless of whether or not he wants to play here.
Let's not follow the crowd, let's follow the truth.
SMALLBALL:The Curse Of Nellie, Broken Beans - now a non factor
Not everyone here has an MS degree nor wants one in Advanced Stats
Not everyone who posts here is a certified capologist -Sleepy51