Mylie10 wrote: azwfan wrote:
Samurai wrote:So you are willing to give up on McKinnie for Carmelo? I would rather hang on to McKinnie as I think he has more future potential than Melo.
I haven't seen anything from McKinnie to get me excited about his potential. I'm not advocating to sign Melo and dump McKinnie... but I wouldn't mind making McKinnie earn his roster spot in camp, and bringing in guys (including Melo) on a non-guaranteed camp deal to push McKinnie for that roster spot makes sense to me. Now, it likely won't make sense to Melo because he may have too much ego for a non-guaranteed camp deal, but I think it makes sense from the Warriors perspective.
I disagree on several things here. Let's do Melo first. I think it makes zero sense for the Warriors to even entertain the thought of Melo coming in here.
The team is set up this season to have our core 4 be the leaders and to have the rest of the roster battling it out to see who fits long term. Having Melo around to throw of chemistry and dynamics makes no sense to me.
As for McKinnie...... he's dirt cheap! And he rebounds at a near elite level. Which is huge when you think about the rebounding we will need. His shot looks good, but he needs to be more consistent.....duh, so do all young players in the league. If he hits a couple more 3s in those Finals, he's a hero and we aren't having this discussion.
I love McKinnie, and especially for the price. I see big improvement coming, and Kerr is comfortable with him.
Eff Melo and his touchy azz.
McKinnie is cheap... but that is not a factor here. He's got 1 year on his deal, and anyone we would potentially replace him with will be just as cheap. The key factor is, that person has gotta take his job. Meaning, just being slightly better during training camp is probably not going to get the job. They need to be a significant improvement.
I do like McKinnie's rebounding... I mean, that's why he's still on the team. There really isn't any other reason to have him out there - that i can think of. He's not an especially good defender and he is an inconsistent shooter. I think he does hustle and I do like that. That can provide energy to others. Regardless of all of that, we are weak at SF (his position) and a little camp competition will be good for us. If McKinnie earns that roster spot thats great for us. If someone else takes it... thats great too.
I'm not a fan of Melo either, but that does not mean he could not potentially help us. (Honestly, i'm not a fan of Russell either) But if Melo comes in and earns a roster spot over McKinnie, why not? He's not upsetting any chemistry. He's gonna fall in line behind Draymond and Steph just like everyone else. And if he didn't, we could dump his non-guarnteed ass anyways.