bstein14 wrote:Pharaoh wrote:Everyone still hate Hayes?
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I think almost everyone is fine with him playing 24 MPG this season as we continue to try and develop him. He still is the least efficient scorer in the league among regular 18+ MPG rotation players.... but overall today I think its much more likely he is still in the NBA in 3 years than a few months ago towards the beginning of the season when he was really struggling. I can see a path forward for him with our team where he's our backup PG moving forward after this season.
I think just about everyone at this point would hope we upgrade Stewart and Hayes in the starting lineup during the offseason with our cap space and our 2022 draft pick.... I think pretty much almost everyone here wants to compete for the playoffs next season I'm not sure anyone is down for another year of being a bottom 5 team. Eventually you've got to turn the corner.
I totally agree about upgrading the starting lineup (Hayes & Stewart).
Stewart has been the biggest disappointment of the season for me thus far in relation to my expectations for him. He definitely seems to have stayed at the same level as last year or even regressed and heâ€™s not hitting the outside shot as well as he was his rookie season. I expected a steady upward trajectory rather than a sophomore slump.
As far as Hayes goes, if he doesnâ€™t show some signs of improvement, it will be hard to pick up the 4th year option at over $7M.
I see Cade and Bey in the starting lineup next year with 3 new teammates. They would be joined with:
1. High draft pick (Jaden Ivey?)
2. Pricy free agent
3. J. Grantâ€™s trade package results (P-Will?)