A trade where all four teams are trying to make a push is never going to work. You either end up moving deck chairs or you create more problems than solved.
Here, the rosters donâ€™t work. Using my Cavs as an example.
Moving Laurie into the 4/5 minutes mix more makes the Cavs worse because Allen/Mobley/Love are all better than him.
Brunson cannot pick up SG minutes in this scenario as the Cavs will have been overloaded with SGs.
So Brown and Brunson end up with less value to the Cavs than the Mavs and THJ doesnâ€™t carry the value.
Good effort, but someone needs to be able to sacrifice value and fit to make trades like this work. (See the Harden trade last year when Cleveland paid for Allen (and ended up buying out Drummond) and Indiana was willing to take on a cancer recovering LeVert. )
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