TheNetsFan wrote:Prokorov wrote:TheNetsFan wrote:It is definitely fair to say that taking such a gamble was worth it at the time. The Zach Lowe quote about the additional 1st rounder is unclear. Is he assuming we could've found another salary dump to take for a 1st? Was Portland offering a 1st if we took a worse player/contract? That being said, how much totally dead salary & late 1sts did we really want? We had a 1st & 2nd via the Carroll trade. For all we know, we may have drafted Musa & Kurucs with the 2 1sts, so who did we really miss out on? Diallo, KBD?
We can't discount the fact that we were also able to unload $20mil of Nicholson in the deal.
When all is said & done, the Crabbe trade hasn't really hurt us yet. If we have to use something significant to dump his final year in the offseason, then it hurts a bit. Until then, yes it's probably his worst move, but it hasn't been a significant hindrance yet (it may never be).
to me it just seemed like a dumb forced move at a time when there was no reason to be crass.. i love the nets drafting, but maybe thats more on the scouts? what i do know is that all we have done is throw stupid money at role guys.
it was just crabbe... tyler johnson, kent bazemore, marvin williams, dudley the first time, otto porter.
those are all some pretty awful deals. i think marks has a ways to go in free agency
It's rare that a guy hits FA & doesn't get "overpaid." If we were the only ones throwing that kind of money around for those guys, it would be a valid criticism, but the truth is all of those guys had more than just us willing to throw that amount of money at them. That was/is the market. It's easy to say, let DLo walk, don't give Harris/Middleton $100+mil, etc. but you can't improve if you refuse to provide competitive pay. Very few guys that are not on rookie deals are considered underpaid. Most of the ones that are, are stars whose value exceed the max allowable contract.
of course you need to overpay... just dont overpay role players.... over pay all-stars, overpay superstars, and overpay low level players with some upside (joe harris/dinwiddie/anthony bennett/etc). this way you either have talent or cap. use that cap on picks if no one will take it and build via draft
other teams dumb enough to give role players 20-30 million shoudlnt be our concern. be one of the smart ones