shrink wrote:For the record, I did not say LeVert was worth our 2020 pick. I was pointing out the type of young assets that a rebuilding team might prefer to the 25 year old LeVert.
I'll quote your post for you. You sound like you are trying to suggest he's good for here, even suggesting he would push Beasley out of starting lineup here. Also say you could see us sending away youth and picks for him and to help knicks get Beal. You have one line in all of that talking about how teams may not want a 25 year old for their situation and that makes him available to us. Adding to that his injury history that ...makes him affordable to us... as if hes' too good for that price range otherwise. This is you suggesting he's a fit here with great upside and a doable trade including Wolves picks, no?
shrink wrote:I like the idea of Caris LeVert.
I feel like he was on his way to stardom until he had that gruesome injury - he Nets clearly liked him better than “all star” Russell. It’s hard to find teams willing to trade young players with star potential, but the Nets and Kyrie/Durant are “win now or bust!”, and Dinwiddie is tight with Irving and unlikely to be traded, so LeVert is their best trade asset to improve that team. His injuries and bad luck keep him in our price range for trade assets.
Levert’s also locked up for three years on a salary I can accept ($16,203,704 $17,500,000 $18,796,296). He shot over 38% on three pointers, and has the athleticism and length to be a good defender. It might mean Beasley gets pushed to sixth man, or we lose him entirely because someone else wants to pay him to be a starter, but I think the higher ceiling is worth it.
At age 25, I think he fits with us, but may appeal less to a team trading an older star for a chance to rebuild. For example, I could see a trade where WAS decides they need to finally rebuild, and make a three way where Nets add Beal, MIN gets LeVert, WAS gets some of our youth/picks.
How about this. Nets add Beal, WAS gets LeVert along with whatever else the knicks can send. Afterall Levert has such a high ceiling and old man 26 year old 6'3" Beal has done nothing so far to carry Washington anywhere special. Twolves can just stay out of it entirely.
Levert does appear to have shown a much improved 3pt shot from his three prior seasons. Getting it up to 38% from previous lows of 31 or 34% is a nice achievement. His TS of this same year being at his low of .509 is a little concerning. But he kind of seems like an Andrew Wiggins without the former #1 overall hanging over his head. 6-8 and just over 200 pounds. He's averaged 25 minutes a game in these 4 years, maybe the shot is starting to come around. I would agree 16/17 a season is better than 31-35 a season. For a 20-25th range pick to show a good leap in 3pt percentage is pretty good sighn I guess. Or maybe it's just early in the shortened season. Wait, he played as much as he has in most seasons. Roughly half the games. Not sure, send them young players we have no room for maybe. Wouldn't be sending top 15 picks for a top 20 player from 2016 that averages 45 games a season and at best 17 points on 30 mins a game. Tough sell for me. If they think he's a perfect fit here and have to have him, then trade a young player and a 2nd rounder. But I don't see how he's good enough to push Beasley to 6th man. Where is the evidence of that?