arkuo wrote:Interesting turn of events. what we lose (possibly) in Nerlens Noel in unrestricted free agency, we may gain back in Joel Embiid or Jabari Parker (should their respective teams not pay them a max contract).
At this point, Jabari Parker looks really interesting for the Mavs. Possible Dirk replacement at the 4.
I am plause on the fit with Parker. He's short PF with low rebounding average. I wonder if he cancels out Harrison Barnes fitting alongside each other. And he's also a major injury risk. If he wants more than 20, why don't we just give Noel then? At least, Noel plays one of the most difficult position in the game. I know Parker average 20 per game. But is that what we need with the cap space. I don't think we want him as long as Barnes is on the team.
Joel Embiid is an interesting candidate. Clearly, Sixers want him back more than Noel. So am I. As we've nothing to do with the cap space, I think we may actually offer him a big contract even if he's injury issues. At this point, Sixers would likely match. But they may let him go if they find something even better in draft or trade.
My ideal situation is that we've got Embiid for a max deal. We trade a top few pick for Porzingis. We keep Barnes. We develop Dennis Smith. We find another big free agent target at 2 if Wes opts out of his contract. Embiid-Porzingis-Barnes-Whoever-Smith is a good team for rebuilding and competing. I am also opened to the return of Seth Curry. But he's to prove to be effectively alongside Smith on both ends. I don't want him back as a backup. But will consider him as a 'low-dollar' starter comparable. He's 27. He's not so valuable for rebuilding team. He's also not valuable enough to top-notch competing team.