HurricaneKid wrote:I completely agree that for the Thunder it is about dumping Perk and his salary. It gets them out of a punitive tax situation and all of a sudden they get an asset for someone that a lot of folks expect to get amnestied.
The Suns, correctly, likely turned down the deal. But if you look back at the first few pages people here thought that the Suns package was a poor one to get Perk, Lamb, and their #1 (likely ~29th) and that Hammond could easily put together a much better package around... Dally? So yes, if you think I was being a dick to anyone that felt that Dally was >>>> Gortat I guess I kind of was.
I don't get why people are begging for Monta to opt out at the end of the year but think that some other team is going to pay through the nose to get him. It just doesn't work that way. I think the board at large overestimates ALL our assets; and not by a small amount.
Based on the bolded part of your post it is clear the point, intentionally or unintentionally, is going over ur head. What u are missing is the fact that a players trade value is decided by a lot more than just on court production. You know that. The fact is that Dalys contract expires this season, whereas Gortats extends for another season or two after this one.
While it is impossible to know how much more valuable -if at all- that makes Daly as far as that specific aspect of his trade value compared to Gortat in the eyes of the Thunders FO, but based on what we do know (ie that the reason the thunder are looking to give up assets to move Perkins is to rid themselves of his contract because they are fairly cash-strapped atm), I have zero idea how someone who comes off as smart u do couldn't even begin to conceive of the possibility that Daly could be AS valuable or maybe even MORE valuable in a trade to OKC than Gortat even if I'm conceding to u that Gortat is the better player between the two of them. Is that what you're saying? That u can't even envision how there is a possibility that it could be reasonable based on OKCs motivations for trading Perk that they could value Daly as much or more than Gortat?