paulpressey25 wrote:If you analyze all of Hammonds moves the last five years and use the context of timing, salary cap impact and level of assets received back........his best deal was the Bogut trade.
That's about all you need to know about John Hammond's work here.
Had he made the Houston deal instead maybe we would've had the assets to get Harden? maybe?
Houston traded Jeremy Lamb, Kevin Martin, the Toronto pick they got for Lowry and other picks for Harden.
Lowry was acquired in a swap for Rafer Alston.
Lamb was the pick they upgraded from us for Dalembert.
Martin they got in a trade where they sent out the not playing expiring of McGrady, Landry and Dorsey. They got back Martin, Jordan Hill (later traded for a 1st rounder) and a 1st round pick.
Morey got Landry originally for a second round pick.
You won't find any sort of escalation of value in trades in the Hammond transactions, no selling high for picks. Harden was had for what Morey had got back selling his junk.