Bensational wrote:I'm interested to see where Oubre's career goes from here, but happy not to be the team paying him $17M+ for that privilege. I think he's got the resources to pull more out of his game, but I'd rather the Magic be taking on a more 'sure thing' for that price, or taking cheaper gambles.
I think trades is where we might end up being most active. Once all the player movement begins, there will be left overs ripe for the taking. It all depends on how the biggest dominos fall.
KD signs with NYK, that's pretty much a given. (Maybe he signs with BKN, but I doubt it). Who signs with him? If it's Kyrie, then does Boston even bother trying to trade for AD and risk him bailing after 1 season? Does their offer become significantly less? Or do the Clippers offer up a bigger haul for him, and bring him over to team up with Kawhi - if he bails on Toronto?
So many big names that will likely switch teams and reshape the power balances. WeHam have been pretty good at waiting for the right deal to emerge that costs them little to nothing.
Reason I'm not as high on trades is because I don't think we have trade assets to bring back what you're seeking.
However, the one trade I can see being a big benefit to us is if we pull of a S&T for Oubre. First, we would have to make an offer that the Suns won't want to match. Second, we can offer them something so they feel like they can get something for nothing. The offer won't have to be great and salaries won't necessarily have to match. DJ Augustin, Evan Fournier, Melvin Frazier, Timofey Mozgov, future 2nd rounders can be had in my book.
By doing this, shouldn't we be able to keep Vuc too?