JRoy wrote:Texas Chuck wrote:JasonStern wrote:That said, it's interesting to see Covington go from being massively overrated a few years ago to somewhat underrated in 2021.
I actually think its not RoCo being underrated itt, its Seth Curry. I mean multiple posters are acting like the most accurate active shooter in the league adds essentially nothing because Simons exists which feels a bit silly honestly.
I think what's happened is Curry has put together b2b really good seasons after he left Portland, but a number of Portland fans are treating him like his value should be what it was when they signed him for nothing coming off a year lost to injury. When the reality is his value has gone up and as RoCo's value was tied in no small part to his great contract, his value has gone down as years have come off of it.
FWIW, I’d love a stand-alone Seth Curry for A Simons deal if such were practical.
I do like Curry (and not just on chicken) and want someone else to foot the bill for Simons’ supposed potential.
Agreed. Every Portland fan would swap Simons for Curry, but Curry’s role on this team would mostly be a glorified Simons, so the value of adding him to Portland isn’t a massive game changer as adding Curry to a team without the role Curry would fill. It definitely isn’t a skill set that Portland is a desperate for a defender such as Covington. In a vacuum, Covington and Curry’s value may not be a massive gap, but we aren’t talking about a vacuum, we are talking about Portland’s roster.
Edit: As I continued reading this thread, I see most of this point was always stated. Though I’m happy to see other Portland fans are seeing this the same way.