tiderulz wrote:drsd wrote:pepe1991 wrote:I think Skiles had something to do with Harris trade ...
When I read about "Harris for Max deals", trading him out was good for Orlando.
(My opinion: we can argue about keeping Fournier vs. keeping Oladipio - it could only be one not the other; but letting Harris walk was always an obvious result).
Harris' departure from Orlando has had no result. AND: he would be redundant to Gordon.
why would he be redundant with Gordon?
Harris couldn't shoot and just didn't move the ball well back then...plus he couldn't defend either forward position. Maybe with an offensively skilled PG that could have worked enough to let it ride for a bit longer.
Skiles had shifted to playing small ball (EP/Oladipo/Fournier/AG/Vuc) and sped up pace with increased ball movement. Its why some thought EP wasn't being used right by him as Skiles wanted less ball dominance by EP and more ball motion to create shots. He wasn't wrong either, that ended up being where the league shifted for a few years.
The FO blew a good opportunity. Hennigan and Skiles battled over EP and that was at the core of the problem.