NoLayupRule wrote:another conversation - would you trade Kanter for Thompson
Thompson will be making 16mil a year for two more years, less than we should expect Kanter to make, and is a stud on the boards and defense
Kanter is a much better offensive player and all around human, from what we can see
but if defense and toughness matter more then he's a better fit, right?
I think for Kanter we could even ask for additional value back
LeBron hates Kanter so it probably wouldn't happen either way but yeah I would do it. Unless you have knowledge that PG is thinking of signing with us then there's really no point in having cap space this summer anyway other than to possibly take on bad contracts for assets. If the Cavs threw in their late 1st, then I would think it would be a no brainer and theoretically Thompson is a good fit with KP defensively. He's better at switching on the perimeter and is a good rebounder like you mentioned. Offensively he's extremely limited though and without a real grade A creator for him out there he would struggle even more here on that end.
I think the Cavs would have more interest in KOQ though. They're horrible defensively and Kanter isn't helping them on that end.