Man you talked about Jericho **** Sims all summer
It was easy create a little cap space for sign DDR and Markaneen was traded for scrubs.
But you didn't like them, ok all happy right?
I'd still like to see Jericho Sims on the Mavs even now... as the 3rd Center. The Mavs would need to spend time developing him as he has lots of things to improve on... but you also can't teach his natural gifts. Surely, he can't be more useless than Powell, WCS, Boban or Moses on defense... and he's better than them in PNR situations or when he gets the ball down low in the paint. Since he was a 2nd round pick, his salary would have only been $925k, which matters a whole lot with the current salary bill for Bigs.
Anyway, tell us exactly how you would have created space to sign DDR at $27m?
(Btw, I thought DDR would have been a good get when he was rumored to be available for $10-15m.)
Markkanen was traded for DJJ + lotto protected FRP + SRP. Which Mavericks scrubs do you think Chicago would take? I like Markkanen too and think he'd have been a good target, i.e., if the Mavs were trading Porzingis away. I make fun of the Mavs FO all the time, but even I can understand the FO being tentative about adding Markkanen to Porzingis + Kleber, since these three guys have some negative similarities? Also do you realize the total salary of the Bigs is currently $60m of the $112m salary cap? Add Markkanen's 15.7m takes the total salaries for Bigs over $75m! So unless the Bulls took Powell/WCS in return... 75/112 = 61% for 2 positions.
Most important question of all, why are you telling this to other fans as if the rest of us wanted this existing roster?