NotACat wrote:That deal send like an extreme overpay for Orlando, and we have no use for Thad with Aminu on the roster. If we're sending both AG and Fournier, we shouldn't also send our pick and look to get some guard depth in return
Gordon + Fournier + 16 for LaVine + Young feels like a bad deal for Orlando overall.
LaVine has much more eye popping counting stats than Gordon, but AG proved last year that he can be a net positive contributor playing big minutes on a team with a winning record.
Gordon played over 2600 minutes and graded out as a positive offensive and defensive player (both RPM and BPM) with his team playing better with him on the floor. He's not a star, unlikely to ever become a star, but a good team can slot him in at one of their forward spots and be totally fine.
LaVine has never graded out as a positive defender, nor has he ever been on a team that played better with him on the floor. That's a scary proposition because you need him to adjust his game in the name of winning, but his wild, unadjusted game is what you think you lack in the first place.
When you factor in Gordon's contract actually declines, I think AG and LaVine are closer in value than the media would lead you to believe.
Then you throw in Fournier, who for as much as he's a whipping boy on this board, is at least a positive contributor offensively from a shot making perspective and an expiring contract to boot, along with a mid first round pick in a draft deep with guard prospects, for Thad Young's awful contract.
I would pass on that.
Maybe something along the lines of...
Gordon + Aminu for LaVine + Satoransky?