Andrew McCeltic wrote: Scoot McGroot wrote:
Andrew McCeltic wrote:I don’t think there’s a deal, honestly - it seems like there should be a good match, but it’s very tough to balance the scales. Boston probably has more leverage because they’ve got Rob Williams in the pipeline, and Kanter in the short term. Indiana’s added Bitadze and they have to commit good money to Dom while betting he and Turner can mesh- even as either one as a foundation piece would mean different things for team-building.
I’d bet Sabonis is dealt somewhere other than Boston,
I could also see something with a healthy Hayward for Myles - I know that will make you all scream bloody murder, but if Sabonis is so good, you get some real synergy pairing him with Hayward - two very smart players, great passing, great off-ball play. Jaylen for Sabonis would take you in the opposite direction - more defense, speed, athleticism.
You know why we’d scream bloody murder.... Because it’s kind of similar in talent/value difference in suggesting a TJ Warren for Jayson Tatum swap.
As for Boston, Kanter is a one year 20-25 minute a night guy. RWilliams has to prove he can work night in and out to be an nba player before he can really be projected as the future.
Jaylen for Dom has been suggested for years. It made sense last year, but not so much now, as it’d require Jaylen or Jeremy Lamb to be our starting 4 once Oladipo returns.
If you were going to trade Sabonis or Turner, who would you target elsewhere around the league, if Jaylen Brown isn’t good enough and Gordon Hayward isn’t healthy enough?
Sigh. Did we say that Jaylen Brown isn’t “good enough”? No. But, you tell us what to do if the lineup looks like this:
What’s the course of action? Sure, deal Warren, Dougie, etc, any of the ancillary parts, but what does that get you in return? A waste of a PF or ancillary parts. A twisted ankle to Myles and Leaf and Goga are playing up to 48 minutes each. That might be part of the issue we have with the overall concept.
As for Hayward? No. He’s not good enough to deal Sabonis. He’s “healthy” but his game hasn’t returned as he’s like, especially since it was predicated on at least plus athleticism.
As for what we’d look for? Well, that’s tough. We’re likely to spend at least a solid year on Dom/Myles, so maybe ask back in a year or two? At that point, we’d also see what Brogdon, Lamb, Aaron Holiday, Warren, etc, offer us from 1-3 as a long term solution. So, at that point, we’d know more what we have, and what we’re looking for. At that point, in theory, maybe Jaylen makes some sense. Or maybe he definitely won’t make sense. Either way, if either Myles or Dom are dealt now, we need someone to play 32+ SOLID minutes at the big spots with the one not dealt. For that reason alone an Aaron Gordon makes more sense right now than a Jaylen Brown would.