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Hindsight is 20/20, but stockpiling expiring contracts with the expectation of flipping them for an All Star is a very risky strategy. Say the Grizzlies, as most people expected, win a handful more games so far this season? Then not only do we not have another example of this Gasol situation playing out this season, but in fact the most recent, pertinent example would be the Suns sending Kurt Thomas PLUS TWO FIRSTS to Seattle for Nada.
It is ironic though, that one possible result of the offloading of bad contracts and newfound financial flexibility the Warriors have seen over the last year might have been losing some ability to steal talent.
And I still think if the Warriors are going to add that much salary, Gasol might not be the best expenditure.
The contracts I listed were most definitely available, and all of which would pose some use to us.
Gasol is a #2 through and through, something we really need - especially on the low block. He does most of his scoring face up, rebounds pretty decently, and although not a C, can body a man better than anyone on our team besides Al.
The connection I was trying to make was the win-now mentality of the coach v. the spendthrift owner / GM / Prez / whoever. It's a complete contradiction.