Skybox wrote:I'm seeing differently...in a few months, we should have a LOT more data. Saying we might trade TRoss & Harris is thinking tiny...sometimes, just sometimes, teams actually make forward-thinking trades as investments...it's not always a guy who sucks or a guy demanding to be traded, or a "change of scenery" guy like Bagley or Fultz(was)...what if WeHam, who get millions to see a whole lot more than us, a whole lot earlier than us, come to the conclusion that RJ is really good, but Suggs will be better/sooner...good players get traded for other good players or players who might be about to be really good in a different role...why even trade Harris? He's not an awful guy for veteran minimum, but this year, he's strictly a salary match or someone who brings back a salary dump (with an added asset for our troubles)...you're not getting anything of value for Harris, the player...it would be all about which bad, longer deal you take back for his expiring...So, Harris could be part of a bigger deal for a guy who makes a lot more...so the value going out might be one of our youngs, added to Harris' expiring salary...could get you a much higher paid player - who is theoretically better than both of our guys.
C'mon, stretch your brains. Is Reddish, for example, a guy ATL can't afford to pay what someone else will undoubtedly offer, based on his potential? What does ATL need? picks only?
Maybe NOLA just blows it up, sweeping Griffin out the door after his last few years of craziness (so disappointing-but I hope he goes back to broadcasting). I think NAW's best days are ahead of him. Ingram is a legit star offensive player and would look great across the floor from Isaac and Franz (or instead of Isaac?).
We don't have the value to consolidate. We have a roster comprised of young and unproven players whose values are yet to be established. All we can really do is be patient. Teams don't trade down in talent unless they have to.
Our best bet right now is simply to scour the league for unpolished gems that are out of rotations at the moment. If you can fill a need with such a player, it's just a much better use of a roster spot than what we are doing with someone like Ross or Moore.
I floated Malachi Flynn a couple days ago. We need another ball handler. We need someone to initiate the offense for our second unit. Then we wouldn't have to stagger the minutes of Anthony and Suggs. Flynn is ready for NBA minutes, but he isn't getting them in Toronto. They need shooting. Perhaps they are interested in Ross? They aren't going into the luxury tax, so we would have to take back salary. Dragic is a problem for them, perhaps Flynn could be the value we acquire that lets them turn Dragic into Ross.
We also need another big, especially someone with significant positional flexibility. Mosley is leaning heavily on WCJ and Bamba right now, but neither has a track record of health or heavy minutes and if either breaks down, our product is going to suffer substantially. There are minutes available at the 4/5 right now that could be used to develop someone with far more potential than Mo Wagner. How nice would it be to have someone like Xavier Tillman or Jericho Sims on this roster right now? That's why you don't just discard 2nd-round picks. Perhaps we could get someone like Chimezie Metu for a 2nd-round pick?
We should be looking to acquire players with some upside as NBA rotation players that aren't getting minutes right but that are ready and willing to fight for minutes on our roster. Getting Isaac and Fultz back would certainly help our situation, but we can't count on that and we can't count on the guys we currently have staying healthy if we continue to pile minutes on them.
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