puppa bear wrote:contract wrote:puppa bear wrote:No Pat wants to win now with a contender & go down swinging. His signal gave not been mixed, he wants Bosh off the books to sign a top quality FA, and will use the pick to either trade for a star or take a Heat-type player.
He's never gotten to the rebuild state, so we've never seen anything like wanting to trade for a high lotto pick.
Rewind 6 months and Pat was talking about rebuilding and acquiring an extra 1st round pick.“You go back and you look at it, we’re in a reubild with young players that we’re familiar with and we have five or six guys that we really like,” Riley said.
And I was also talking about how awesome our awesome shiny top-5 pick would be, after our 11-30 start. Things change and plans become fluid. Trading for Melo & a top-5 pick at the same time is not fluidity, it's inconsistency. If you trade for Melo then you're going for HCA in the first round and contendership. So we should then be resigning Waiters/JJ if we can't get another high level FA & roll with the same group but Melo instead of Babbitt, at worst.
If you trade for a top-5 pick to target a PG, then you go after RFAs or younger vets, and explore trading for another pick to get multiple injections of youth. This route, without a FA signing will be a road to the top-7 pick next season, and possibly give us another legit prospect.
Trying to get Melo and a rookie PG will not work out, and is mixed signals to FAs and the fan-base.
How is it different from holding onto Winslow and Richardson?