MadGrinch wrote:sco wrote:MadGrinch wrote:
or they are smart enough to try to boost the trade value of their assets.
no one is going to want to give you much if they think you don't believe in their value
If I were them, I would largely stay put to assess what they have talent-wise. The only core guy who has shown consistency in what he is, is Zach. While he isn't good enough to build a contender around, he's young enough to keep as a core piece - barring a trade opportunity for a guy they think is that centerpiece guy (which is unlikely).
Otto is likely here next season, and if he can play healthy and consistently, he may have value at the deadline.
Lauri has shown enough to warrant a closer look next season. Given his injuries and inconsistency, his trade value, IMO, is less than his option value to give him another shot.
WCJ, Coby, Hutch and Gafford all fall into the bucket of young guys who have shown flashes of very good NBA play, mixed with inconsistency that is expected from rookies/2nd year guys who have been injured for long stretches. They have all demonstrated a work ethic and professionalism.
We'll have our 1st rounder to sort out, too.
That's a lot to sort out for the new FO. Best case scenario is that one guy takes a big step forward and a couple others show they are capable starting talent next season.
all that may be true ...but new regimes of losing franchises almost always clean house .
there are exceptions to the rule of course but that doesn't appear to be the case here .
I'm not saying they won't, but unlike many losing franchises, this one is stocked with under 26 year old 1st rounders who have shown at least some potential - many coming off injury-riddled seasons. Given nearly universally low trade values for guys, the smart move would be to take the season to assess. AK has said as much about Lauri, and if you'd give your slow, poor shooting, disgruntled guy that rope, I think it would be a more general approach to others.