TrueLAfan wrote:Look … guys … I don’t want to be a jerk about this, but we thought Harrell was fabulous two months ago. Two. Months. Ago. His play didn’t have any dropoff during the regular season. He was 6MOY. All this talk about how he’s “gone”—slow down. Stop and think. Is Trezz limited as a player? Yes. Is he, when playing well, extremely valuable? Again, yes. Has he had injury issues? No. Is he old or past his prime? No.
Is that really someone we want to give up on that fast?
I hated Trezz’s bubble play—but I also think it might make it easier to resign him or sign-and-trade him. The cut in revenue is going to hurt FA salaries this year. Trezz could end up being quite the bargain. Keeping Montrezl Harrell for $10-12 million a year would be a smart move, IMO. Trading him for someone valuable with that 10-12 million would/could also be a smart move, IMO. Just wanted to point that out.
value-wise yeah we need to do something rather than letting him walk. and trust me, i'm huge on getting maximum value out of every possible avenue.
but as far as team-component-wise, i would bet on doc misusing him again in critical situations. and i'd rather just let him go than risk this disaster of a playoffs occurring again. i realize no immediate replacement who makes us feel very confident comes to mind, but a big who can defend or shoot and is cheap isn't gonna be too hard to find (patterson already does both).