2018C3 wrote:If I was AK, I would blow it up and make trades early and often.
He does not have any attachment to any of these players, and its in his best interests to find guys early on he believes will fit his vision for this team.
This does not necessarily mean taking a step back, it could just mean moving guys out for a equal amount of talent back that more fits his long term plan.
I would start with one way players, and try to bring back two way guys. You have to keep Zach, unless you could bring back another guy with similar offense. Maybe in year another guy might show some promise allowing him to be moved.
But until then, I think Zach should stay. (He either improves, or someone else makes him expendable).
Having attachment to any of these players is terrible gming bc none of them are even close to all star or will be one.
That being said you cannot keep lavine and expect a roster overhaul since he has the most value like a top 5 pick.
AK has to build a roster that can make the playoffs with just spending 60mi so he can add 2 max players like the Nets did.
Its not really a blow up if Lavine is making one thired of your cap and not contributing to a number 1 option.
Lavine, Lauri, Carter, Porter are making big money yet doing nothing. Same with White. I dont want to wait another 3 yrs to blossom when they have to pay him and eliminate any cap space. Need more nba ready players that that like Herro, Nunn who can contribute from day 1.