LivingLegend wrote: jbk1234 wrote:
Well it's not to get off of his contract, it would be using his contract to match another player that's already been paid and ready to go. Obviously this would be with the thinking that they are committed to Sexton as a starter. I used a a slightly overpaid but better player as an example but it could even be someone that's not overpaid but still has a large contract. Really I'd be looking at a quality-higher end starter that Suggs could be used as the compensation with Love there just to match salaries. Obviously the ideal situation would be someone like Tatum/Ingram etc but that obviously wouldn't work unless Boston was tearing it down or they saw Suggs as an infinitely better fit than BI on the team and could just look for Love to expire in 2 years same as Adams so they could be big players in that FA.
The problem is that if you're committing to Sexton as a starter, then whoever you replace Love with has to be able to shoot just as well as Love due to spacing. Once you factor in value and contracts, that's a really small list. I just don't think a guy that justifies surrendering a player like Suggs is going to be available.
Which is why, the path of least resistance to forming a competitive team is by making Sexton a 6th man. You have to nail a whole lotta other stuff and reconstruct your roster if your hellbent on the whole 'Sexland' thing. Its doing nothing but creating a lot of unnecessary hoops to jump through during a rebuild.
The model the Cavs are copying (Blazers) just got beat again in the 1st round of the playoffs and is about to be broken apart. Really hope the Cavs FO is taking notes on roster construction.
If there are any Sexland supporters out there (Stillwater) please tell me a Pros/Cons list of them being on the court together.
Pros: More dynamic in small ball lineups
Cons: The Cavs still lose, Garland gets to play make far less, the halfcourt offense is slow as molasses, defense is abused on the wings, the perimeter defense is horrible, it makes the defense terrible, people are forced to play out of position to compensate, guarding the other team is impossible with two undersized guards sharing the floor for big mins. and LASTLY-- it makes the defense atrocious.
The only way for 'Sexland' to work is 1) If both players average 26+ppg 2) The Cavs finish top 5 in shot attempts per game and 3) They hire Mike Dantoni
That's not the only way Sexland can work, but we do need growth from both players and improved defense.
Why don't we take a look at the BEST defensive team in the league rather than the 29th ranked Trailblazers?
Who the heck do they have playing PF?
Is it supposed to be 6-7 Bogdanovic? 6-4 Royce O'Neale?
Who's got their back if they need more length coming off the bench?
6-7 Niang? 6-8 Ingles?
Those 4 guys shoot 38.5%, 39%, 42.5% and 45.1% from 3pt!!!
Do we need to space the floor? Heck, yes. Every team in this era should be spacing the floor at 4 out of 5 positions.
Jarrett Allen doesn't need to shoot 3's, but he has an equally hard task ... which is to enable those guys to play aggressive defense by bailing them out if their man gets past them.
Portland has some of the same ideas at play with Nurkic, Covington, and Powell ... and guess what?
Their primary starting lineup was actually just as good on defense as Utah's and BETTER offensively.
Sure, tear it up, but we'd be lucky to get to level of either Portland (or Utah) in our rebuild.