jbk1234 wrote: Revenged25 wrote:
ChettheJet wrote:Much depends on what exactly the CLE plan is. For the Bulls I'd expand it to
Love and Garland
Porter, Markkanen and Satoransky
CLE gets out from under a lot of money, maybe they keep Markkanen, maybe Satoransky next to Sexton plays the bigger guard on defense, handles the ball at times, so Sexton is the SG.
The Bulls take on Love starting at the 4 and backup 5, they can either trade Young who is really having a great time as the backup 4-5 or they keep the two veterans up front. Williams stays at the SF with Valentine behind him. Garland joins Lavine and White for a three headed monster at guard with Temple coming in with any of the three.
If I was the Cavs FO and this offered was available I would have the papers submitted to the NBA before the phone call even ended. Even though Lauri needs to get paid in the off-season, he's probably looking at a contract similar to Bertans in the 5/80 range which is still a good deal for what he provides as long as he plays at the level he has for the most of his career. Sato would likely become the 3rd guard for whoever the Cavs look to make a move for/draft and could play the role that Dante Exum played prior to injury and then traded.
Though they'd need to find a way to shave about 7.3 mil in cap after the trade as it would put them over the luxury this year, but next year with OPJ and Drummond going off the books, or whoever else they get to clear cap space, then they could easily afford to pay Lauri 5/80 and Allen 5/90 without breaking a sweat being just barely over the cap.
I really don't get why people want to pay to get out of K. Love's contract only to sign a worse version of K. Love to another negative value contract, only one that will be three years longer than Love's deal. Lauri has missed a ton of games over 4 years due to injury. His career DPM is -1.2 (-1.4 this year). He's very meh rebounder. His career 3p% is .360 and that's being propped up some by his shooting over the 14 games he's actually managed to play in this year. That puts him behind Love, Prince, Garland, and Sexton. Moreover, it puts him within .02 of Cedi's career average from 3. That's what you'd be paying $80M for.
A) Kevin Love has played 139 games over the last 4 years and Lauri has played 184 games. Neither are in the running for Iron Man but let's not get it twisted about his availability compared to Love.
B) Lauri on 5/80 is a lot less negative than Love on 3/90 or 2/60. Not to mention Lauri has room for improvement still as he's only going to be 24 this year.
C) Love's first 4 years his DPM was -1.6, -1.2, -1.3, -.9, not exactly the picture of defense either granted Love was/is a better rebounder scorer, but Love at this point isn't better than Lauri defensively and Lauri still has room to improve offensively.
D) How is his 40 3PM on 101 3PA "propping up" his career 3% when there were 1050 3PA coming into this year. He had a 35.6 3p% coming into this year so the shooting his did this year has only improved his percentage by .3% so not really propping anything up.
E) He's actually still within the timeline to grow and improve with Sexton, Okoro, and Allen.
Also please tell me how many starting PFs shoot over 35% from 3 while shooting as many as they do? I mean Kevin Love career average is only 1% better than Lauri's.
Seriously tell me what stretch PF isn't overpaid to a certain extent due to the lack of players that can do so? I'm not talking about players that didn't show they could do it before they signed the contract or ones that are at the end of their career and provide nothing else but coming off the bench and jacking some 3's like Channing Frye could at the end for 10 minutes a game.