jbk1234 wrote: JonFromVA wrote:
The Pelicans are looking at a long term cap issue and Griffin is smart enough to know that. Ingraham got a max deal. Zion is getting a max deal. Adams just got extended. I suspect that the extra years on Garland's deal would have some real appeal. I'd probably want one of the 150 first round picks the Pels have added to the swap.
Again, this is premature. You need to know what you have in Garland before you move him (if he's the one you're going to move). The longer the Cavs hold onto the Dame/McCollum backcourt dream, the more of an opportunity cost you pay in terms of evaluation.
That all depends how Griff values Garland and whether he'd be willing to eventually pay him; otherwise he can get 2 more seasons out of Ball, see if he wants to pay him then, and if not go he can always go shopping for a PG on the cheap if he really decides that's where wants to go cheap.
He can't get two more seasons out of Ball on the cheap if Ball signs an offer sheet this summer.
Right, only if he pulls a Rich Paul and plays the season on the QO ... but do you think someone is offering him a max deal this Summer? Do you think the Cavs would be willing to, to make sure we keep him?
IMO, the Pels are now stuck in that phase where they can't afford to waste seasons hoping a player develops. If they move on from Lonzo, they need someone ready to step in and help them win. If Lonzo wants out or too much money, they can potentially work-out a S&T for a TPE, and then work out a trade leveraging the TPE for a cheaper player ready to step-in.
That could be Garland, I suppose, if he shows us something ... but then why would we be trading him?