TheJordanRule wrote:dougthonus wrote:sco wrote:I could see him being available if NY lands a top tier PG FA...he is pretty redundant with Quickley if that happens.
Yeah, could be, I think Thibs will want to keep him because he's Thibs though, and I think Derrick will want to stay because he's Thibs. That said, who knows.
We're locked out of the lottery every other year for the next three or four years. Where's the future coming from? Rose? I don't think so. Beyond that, Rose is an injury prone dude playing at 85 percent of what he used to be. You really want to bet on him as he ages even more? In addition, post ACL, he's been mediocre to bad with every coach who isn't Thibs. Even if he doesn't get hurt, and gels with Billy, he will still decline over time.
Other impactful players who may be had with the Mid Level exception:
Talen Horton Tucker - 20 years old
Devonte Graham - 26 years old
Kendrick Nunn - 26 years old
Montrezl Harrell - 27 years old
Richaun Holmes - 27 years old
Josh Richardson - 28 years old
Other players who may become as impactful as Rose or surpass him in a year and sign at LESS than the Mid Level Exception for 3 or more seasons:
Hamidou Diallo - 23 years old
Malik Monk - 23 years old
Dennis Smith Jr. - 23 years old
I've been advocating Richuan Holmes for some time, but he aint going to be had for the mid-level, I assure you that. He is far and away the best big available, so he is going to get anywhere between 16-20 million per season from some team desperate for a big man. Hell, I could see the Knicks going after him.