og15 wrote: clipsfever wrote:
Vae Victus wrote:Bledsoe is tradeable. He's practically an expiring contract, as he's only got a 4mil buyout the next season.
Not advocating any of these in particular for a Bledsoe flip, but the names that immediately come to mind would be Oubre, Eric Gordon, D Bertans... Gallinari?
If we threw Keon Johnson, etc in there... could we get Gary Harris off Orlando?
If Eric Jr. wasn't so injury prone, he would make sense, but if you're only going to get 35 games from him, not so exciting anymore.
My ideal target would be a 1/2 combo guard type who can playmake a bit. We dont need a true playmaker as Kawhi and PG13 has the ball the most anyway, but someone who can secondary playmake and attack disruptions.
Realistically all that will be available for Bledsoe is a flawed overpaid player, but as long as that player can fulfill a coupla roles albeit not optimally, it'll be a helluva lot more than whatever Bledsoe can provide.
EJ would be ideal if he wasnt so injury prone. We woulda kept PatBev if he wasnt only good for 40-50 games a season, but durability is something that the team needs to take into account.
Gallo also falls into the same category in being injury prone, and at his paycheck of 20+ mil its a bitter pill to swallow for an aging bench player. The player i'd like to nab from the Hawks would be Bogdan Bogdanovic, he's a combo sized guard who can do a bit of everything. Defensively he's bleh and its unlikely we can play both him and Kennard together, and i think ATL if they have a bad season might decide to cut payroll and give Huerter the reins at starting SG.
Something along the lines of
Bogdan + Delon Wright for Bledsoe + Winslow + one of the young guys in
Clips get a backup PG and Combo G, while ATL saves sizable chunk of money this year and next.
C - Zubac, Ibaka, Hart
PF- Morris, Batum
SF - PG13, Kennard
SG- Bogdan, Mann
PG - RJax, Wright
That's a pretty good roster for this year and if they gel and grow together, add Kawhi next year.