Scoot McGroot wrote:Nuntius wrote:Scoot McGroot wrote:So, ultimately, Aaron Holiday and 4 2nds for the #22 pick, Isaiah Jackson.
Alright, I'm on board of that. I do think that I'd pick Garuba or Thor over Jackson but it's good value at #22. He was picking up steam as a potential lotto pick. He got a Green Room invite after all.
So, that's good. The issue here is that Jackson is a Center and we already have Myles, Domas and Goga. That means that we're definitely not done yet. A move will happen before the season starts.
I love Garuba. But he’s in a weird middle ground. His buyout in Europe is HUGE. Much more than 1 year of his rookie salary (and at 23 or 24, it’s closer to 2 years). And oddly, it actually GROWS every year. There’s a real chance that he may have to wait out the entire buyout, which would also put him outside of the timeframe for the rookie scale salary. It’s a weird situation. Now, he could bite the bullet and come over and pay it now and live off loans from an agent for a couple years, but it’s tight.
I am pretty sure that it has always been the drafting teams who paid that buy-out. Am I wrong?
I am sure that Garuba comes over right away. Real just wanted to get paid for showcasing him.