Vae Victus wrote:Hey guys i think Bradley and McGee arent super intent on opting in cuz they dont want to get traded to some garbage ass team and begging for a buyout or be stuck on some loser franchise who will bench them and destroy their value. They might be thinking they can A) get more on the open market B) choose where they want to play in a better situation even at lesser money for the upcoming season. Now i dont think the role player market is gonna be all that robust due to CoVid, but who knows what their agents are filling their heads with. The smart move for these guys are to opt in, tbh.
Personally, if thats the case, i'd be willing to pledge to Bradley that he wont be traded if he opts in, that he'll get a sizable role going forward next year since DGreen is gone. With McGee i'm not too keen on giving him that promise, i feel he's really easy to replace with vet min bigs (Boogie, Noel, Noah, etc), and i'd really like to explore what we can get with a Kuz + McGee + Cook package.
If KCP is gone due to wanting too much money and years, i'd try to target McBuckets and Snell, would try to hold onto Kuz in either deal, but basically offer up Cook + 2023 SRP so the other team gets significant cap savings.
Agree entirely about Bradley. Becomes extremely important since Danny Green left. Schroeder is scrappy, but too small and skinny to really defend even someone like Harden. That leaves just Caruso - PG/SG and Lebron - SF as elite clutch defenders. Pretty uncomfortable right now. Hopefully it changes.
KCP's a Klutch guy - ain't going no where, unless Lebron wants him gone. I'm just not looking forward to seeing him get a 4Y / 50-60m contract that outlasts Lebron, but I'm afraid that's what Rich Paul will get him.
No Noah or Snell please. Liabilities / non contributors to a championship squad. Whose McBuckets?
We're okay on the bigs, as Boogie should come back and McGee took his option. Besides, bigs are just there to keep AD fresh for the anyway.