Showtime23 wrote:MrSparkle wrote:
I’d rather take a 5% chance on free agency or Otto’s resurgence than tying down to Wiggins for 3 years. As far as I can tell, GSW is purely managing their trade chips. They can say what they want about Wiggins’ long-term future in GS, but fact is their plan is to boost his stats and sell high, barre the very small chance the culture motivates him into stardom (about as small as our star FA odds).
I don’t want to trade Zach for a rebuild. I’d trade up with him (add picks) for a two-way all-star.
Please name me the top-3 pick who starts on this Bulls team. Would you start Edwards over Zach? LaMelo over Coby? The guy has led his NBL team to the worst record in Australia while shooting putrid percentages. Wendell is coming off a junk season, but he is barely 20 years old and if he finally gets in shape without injury setback, while Wiseman is much more impressive athlete, I don’t think his 19yo self starts over a 3rd year Wendell.
This draft sucks. There are no superstar tier prospects. They’re basically on par with the guys we have.
Unless he goes to GSW, LaMelo is not winning more than 25 games next year as a starter.
Wiggins is not their long term plan. DAR, a far better player was literally dumped for a high pick.
GSW is all about shooting, and borderline star level OPJ provides way more value compared to Wiggins who cannot shoot yet takes those long midrange jumpers. If they dont trade, sure your letting Green and Steph rot and waste the cheap cost controlled talents by not properly contending.
You simply trade one of Lavine and White if you get Lamelo. Those guys are not foundational pieces and you dont choose them over a cost controlled fresh rookie. And those guys overlap way too much each other its better to get value rather than losing them for nothing. The idea of trading Lavine for a two way star is ludicrous when his contract is running out and command a max.
I have no idea what LaMelo promises as a foundation piece that Coby and Zach don’t. Anybody with a 180 lb. frame and a terrible jump-shot is a flawed foundation piece. Comparing him to the 230 lb. super athlete Simmons is an insult.
LaVine has 2 years of full $20m bargain salary left. Near expiring DeRozan was traded for Kawhi. Oladipo and Sabonis (who were both run of mill assets before IND, an average starter and 11th pick) were traded for Paul George.
You pair Zach with either Lauri, Wendell, Coby or this year’s FRP (not to mention futures), and Ben Simmons, Embiid and a whole lot of options can open up when the market opens up.
Way better than building around the 2016 Timberwolves plan (Wiggins, Zach on max contracts). Ew.