Viatical wrote:Evaluating this trade on the players' merits misses the point. It's a salary dump that gives Memphis the option of retaining their core while keeping the repeater taxpayer penalties out of the equation. None of the players involved in the trade are consequential or important to either team. Not even whomever the pick turns into, in an historically bad draft. Well done Memphis. *claps*
You missed the pick protection. It's for 2015 at the earliest and is lotto guaranteed. Terrible for Memphis no matter how you slice it. And Memphis will still have tax issues going forward with no ability to retain Tony Allen. They basically traded a lotto pick just to avoid the tax this
No no, I saw the protections on the pick. I just sincerely believe these next two draft classes will be THAT bad. Most of those players will be completely inconsequential. Blame it on the one and done system, the decline of good collegiate basketball competition, the emphasis on AAU ball over fundamentals--whatever. Point being, most of the players in the 2013 class will be miserable replacement-level guys. But that is for a separate discussion.
This also relates back to all the baffling grousing over the Kyle Lowry pick situation. If you're going to incentivize another team with draft picks, this would be the draft to do it in. But that too is for a separate discussion.
Again, well done Memphis.