AirP. wrote:twix2500 wrote:I cant entertain any lineup with Wall in it after all his injuriesSpoiler:AirP. wrote:
DJJ and Crowder's value to the team is dependent on the situation. If you have a full team ready to compete for the title you overpay to keep them, have them wait in free agency with their small cap holds so Riley can make his moves. I think this offseason is going to be huge for Miami because I completely expect Riley(who probably will only be around a few more years with Miami) to leverage the current situation in the NBA(virus so possibly no fans and teams possibly losing money) to help him obtain high level talent.
Let's look at the situation coming up after this season is up.
1. More than likely another virus season(possibly more) and possibly no fans.
a. Teams may want to drop their salaries to at or below the bottom of the soft cap(90%) to save money.
b. Teams may not want to let assets drop in value as they get older during questionable years.
c. With the big virus question looming, it would be a great time to punt a year or two to rebuild.
2. Many high level teams that most of the league will not be able to complete with(outside of Miami)
a. Lakers - AD will resign and LeBron will still be a top player for a few more years with the amount of money he puts into body recovery.
b. Bucks - Giannis will resign and if they don't win it all they'll just retool with Giannis recruiting.
c. Clippers - George and Kwahi may not leave and that team will continue to retool to be more competitive.
d. Warriors - Curry, Thompson, and Draymond will be back, Wiggins will have an owner who won't placate to him forcing him to finally play how the team wants, they'll have one of the top pick this years, and Minnesota's 1st round next year. They also may retool, Miami was looking at Draymond this season.
e. 76ers - FINALLY with moving Simmons to PF(he can be a playmaker at the PF position), this team can put more shooting on the court and Philly can finally see if Simmons and Embiid can be a better combo with more shooting around them. Maybe they move Horford this offseason for an overpriced guard or wing... Wiggins, G.Harris, E.Gordon.
f. Boston - They're coming into their own although a key player in Kemba is 29 already and we normally see a huge decline in production from short players early in their 30s.
Now with Miami you now have Butler at 30 on the first of his four year contract, Bam coming into his own in his early 20s, some interest young talent in D.Robinson, Herro, and Nunn. Now is the time to leverage the current situation in the NBA which means going after Beal & Wall (I think Washington will want to make sure Wall is moved), Oladipo although his future production is a real question mark, if he loses much/any explosion and/or quickness he's may not be a high level player anymore.
Personally I think Beal & Wall will be in play but that's a lot of money to bring in(~68 mil overall, which means sending out at least 55 million to reach the 125% threshold). Although Beal himself would bring in a haul, Wall's contract is worse then CP3s was looked at last year because of the years on it and coming off of a bad injury now entering his 30s. Olynyk(probably opts in), Iggy gets you up to 27 million on expiring contracts, you sign and trade Dragic (2 year 40 mil, 2nd year team option and giving Washington a good vet to learn from) giving him one last big pay day then you have ~10 million plus talent/picks to throw in. We can expect Nunn will be in the package, outside of that I'd expect the Heat will try to keep Herro(although may have to move him or D.Robinson), DJJ, and Robinson and try to send out multiple 1st rounders instead or possibly bring in a 3rd team to try to get more young talent to Washington but who knows, maybe some more of the young talent is included.
Looking at the possible rotation...
PG - Wall
SG - Beal
SF - Butler
PF - Bam
C - Leonard
Bench - Herro or/or Robinson, Crowder, DJJ, Silva, Okpala and try to find SOMEONE to play as a backup defensive center.
If you want try to get Giannis in the future, you can always try to create a package to get him centered around Beal or Bam.
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That's fine but without taking Wall's contract also(even if he's redirected to another team), Miami won't be getting Beal, makes no sense to give up a star and still be stuck with an aging overpriced Wall without much talent on the roster. I guess a package with Bam may do it but that's not really moving forward, you'd be turning into a little better Wizard's team.
To me it's a no brainier to team up Beal with Butler and Bam, those 3 have the ability to win a championship, anything Wall gives you would be icing on the cake.
I'd rather not have Beal if it means taking on Wall's contract because it won't matter what talent we'll be able to retain by taking him on, we wont be able to pay them enough to keep them on the roster. There's plenty of other options to shaking up the roster in 2021 then swinging on a Beal trade with or without Wall.