leolozon wrote:The team's best player is 22. I can't even begin to comprehend why anyone would want 32yo+ guys clearly on the decline. Unless the goal is to be a top 4 seed and nothing else, I fail to see the point of giving 3 years deals to Danny Green, Lowry and Ibaka.
Anyway, everything is depending on KP being a top 25-30 player and healthy. Until it happens, I personally think that the Mavs best bet in the next 2-3 years is to develop and take wild swings on young free agents.
U got any better ideas? U wanna overpay Richardson and thj this summer to solidify a 6th seed the next few years? Lowry has at least 2 good years left, last year is a wash but he's still playing around and all star level, green and ibaka are just complimentary pieces that can shoot the 3 and defend. Id love to add young talent instead so if you know of any available this summer do tell?
I rather play THJ for the next 3 years than Danny Green or Lowry. I'm not sure Lowry has two good years left. He's going to be 35, he's 6', he has started to decline and his next drop is going to make him a below average player. His defense has gotten worst this year too.
Anytime younger talent was available (Wood, Gordon), the Mavs didn't seem to want to make a move. So what do I know?
I also think they should have played Green over Burke from the get go. So I must be crazy.
I'm not going to claim that I know all the guys that will really be available next year.
Still, I think Lonzo and Richaun Holmes are better options than Lowry and Ibaka.
In fact, I would rather offer some money at Cameron Payne than Lowry. He's a great shooter, can pass the ball and he's just 26.
Maybe Dinwiddie? Otto Porter?
If you want to gamble on a bench player, I think Derrick Jones Jr. can probably have more potential than what he is showing right now.
Throwing a max at Collins seems like a potential disaster waiting to happen if we have to wait for the Hawks to match.
As for THJ and JRich, I would gladly keep THJ. The same could be true of JRich if he turns it around. The potential is still there.
It could mean that the Mavs would need to do a sign and trade to add talent, which is why keeping 2nd round picks is important.