Xatticus wrote:jezzerinho wrote:Would you do this trade?
Fournier (assumes opt-in)
Hayward (assumes opt-in)
In Smart we get the locker room alpha we've been missing and a guy who can combine with Fultz or spell him, as he's done with Kemba.
Hayward is the SF we've needed to make this team work. It's a one -year gamble, not just that he may not resign but he may not always be healthy. His injury history overall isn't that bad tho and he'd instantly be our option 1. Shame he wouldn't get to play with JI to see what a GH/JI/NV starting frontcourt would be like. A monster, I suspect.
Boston gets a center to mould behind Theis and two important rotational pieces in AG and Evan (1yr rental) while shedding salary. Orl takes extra salary on, but the majority is Haywards and will be restructured or cleared in 2021.
We get a little older. We risk that Hayward's decline starts in Orl. 3pt% only improves incrementally. But it's a much better balanced starting 5, with more shot creation and more drive than we got from AG/Evan. I tend to think it's worth it and, while one of Bos picks to sweeten would be welcome, I'm not sure they do it.
It's not bad. The issue is that we get significantly older. That's a big problem for a team that isn't competitive right now and one that doesn't have any obvious avenues to acquire talent. We get better in the short term, but we still aren't going anywhere meaningful and we are selling some of our future to get there.
We get better. Period. MIA doesn’t care about getting older...just about getting better. The long game is overrated...so many variables squash the best laid plans. I could go either direction but this baby steps crap is a farce. The bold teams lap you twice while you build your squad