7footMONSTER wrote:You’re not trading Dinwiddie for Ross.
You’re trading Dinwiddie’s expiring contract for Ross’s contract.
Do you understand the difference?
If anything, looking at it through this lens makes it worse. Guys like Ross are flashy and can score in bunches, but he is far from a 3&D stud. Both his defense and his shot from long-range are streaky. I would much rather have a guy like TLC on a minimum contract, than Terrance for 8X the price.
One year of Spencer is worth more in the win-loss column than 3 years of Ross. That's before you even factor in bird rights. Even if we can't afford to keep SD long-term at the number he'll garner, we may be able to negotiate a sign-and-trade for an expiring contract and an asset in return.
There are many other variables we could consider, the bottom line is we're not trading Spence for spare parts. I can't even fathom the thought, this dude was torching the league when Kyrie went down. He's a ridiculous luxury off the bench, we just haven't seen enough of it while Kyrie is healthy truly understand what a gem we have in him.
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