pepe1991 wrote:tiderulz wrote:pepe1991 wrote:
yea, every year board finds some dude to blow over proportion and paint him as saviour.
Rozier, Vleet and now Oubre in last 2 years
yeah, how did Orlando ever figure out that McGrady was going to blow up. Or Jermaine Oneal. you scour other teams to see if a player might have ability but be in a bad situation.
Instead of crapping on other peoples ideas all the time, why not propose your own players that fit this bill?
Danny Green. Fits wingspan agenda. Great shooter, would make Evan expendable.
Bojan Bogdanovic- super effective scorer and spot up shooter.
JJ Redick - stick him off bench, give him 20 min, let him come of hornes and double screens. bullseye. At this stage better value for money than Ross and his projected $ 12-14M a year
Rudy Gay. Can start him. Can play him off bench. Gives you lenght , size, outside shot and ability to play smallball.
Ariza, off bench for right price still better value than Iwundu. Can start him if needed.
Jeremy Lamb- younger Ross.
Taj Gipson - should be cheap, gives you respectful veteran. PF backup is position of need anyway.
Wes Matthews- older vet, just like Taj, should give you vet presence.
KCP- at times solid defender, at times solid shooter. would not break bank for him ,but still solid player for right price.
Rodney Hood- should be cost effective Ross replacment.
Wayne Elington- same as Hood.
DeMarre Carroll - cost effective vet.
You have to understand two things:
- this is bad free agency
- you don't have much money to spend
In that situation it's better to not do anything crazy than spend $15-20 M for Suns part time starter Kelly Oubre or Celtics full time clown Terry Rozier .
Magic are in positoin where exploring trade value of guys like Bogdan Bogdanovic ( Kings one), Lavine, Malik Beasley or Brogdon (or even George Hill as cheaper version ) makes more sense than flat out chasing Vuc and Ross replacments. Most of FA are 25+ years old , ones who are yougner are UFA because they probably sucked or still suck.
1- Green looks older now, barely 10 ppg in season 8 ppg in post season when Kawhi needs help, not really slowing down opposing PG's and looking for $12mil+.
Reddick - looked great playing with Embiid and Simmons, would not look great here, provides zero defense and can only play SG
Rudy Gay - have no problem with him.
Ariza - i agree better than Iwundu, but thats setting the bar very very low.
Lamb - younger Ross yes, will probably want around same money Ross just played for
Taj - vet , meh
KCP - no thanks
Hood - will probably say in Portland
all the players you list are just old vets looking for their next check. other people are trying to find players underutilized on their current teams or poised to make a breakout. not just listing 10 guys looking to make $10mil+ on their last years in the NBA.