Crymson wrote:Your trying to hard, nobody gifted anything in Harris and they wanted out of that deal they gave him in the offseason once he wasn't taking the next step but going the other way and we were scrutinized for taking it on at the time by many.
Rob Hennigan moved Harris because he believed that Aaron Gordon was the team's future at power forward. Harris was at the time only 23 years old, in the midst of a solid season, and on a reasonable contract with an advantageous, frontloaded salary structure. He was an effective scorer who was still developing. Hennigan traded him for expiring contracts and then replaced him, with Jeff Green, whom he paid a nearly identical salary, in the offseason. He was absolutely castigated for that trade, and rightly so: he gave away a young, effective scorer on a respectable contract for nothing but cap space in return. The Pistons made out like absolute bandits: they got said commodity for free.Same with Mook, at the time he was known as the worse of the Morris twins but we seen something in him in a deal anybody could of had and took the chance.
Ryan McDonough traded Morris and Bullock in a cap dump as part of an effort to sign LaMarcus Aldridge, a gambit in the course of which he also handed out that large and very ill-advised contract to Tyson Chandler. Morris was at the time a solid player on a fantastic contract.Bowers was basically a puppet doing the office work so SVG could focus more on coaching but SVG was filled in and had the final say so over him.
I don't perceive your point.That Drummond to Kings is nothing more than a rumour now but I believe it and even Valenti had a show on some inside sources at the time saying it was real and Gores said no (which is not hard to believe at all)
I suspect you are referring to this rumor from the 2017 trade deadline, which actually stated that the Pistons had offered a package centered around Drummond but had been turned down by Sacramento.
Though the Kings weren't particularly well-managed at that time, no team in its right mind would have traded Cousins for Drummond. Cousins had always been the much better player, and Drummond was in the midst of a regressive season. New Orleans was his ultimate destination in part because Sacramento's owner was infatuated with Buddy Hield.
They signed Harris to a big contract at that time with the cap and traded him half way through the season cause they didn't think he was gonna develop so tried dumping the contract to us for expirings.
There was no big praise about us doing that trade at the time as Harris was not as good as a stretch player till he got to Detroit. They didn't just sign him to a big contract to move him for expirings. His stats just didn't get better under the Magic after signing him and they thought they would try to erase a bad decision on their part.
These were trades that involved taking on players their teams didn't want without us giving up anything and them working out. Trying to twist it around as anything else is just silly.
Also Cousins was already gone at the time of that Rumor and I cant remember if they had two lottery picks or what it was now at the time.