gdog2004 wrote:Negrodamus wrote:gdog2004 wrote:not sure if Shake is any good on defense at the NBA level.
He was excellent on defense last time he played for the Sixers.
Wondering why he isn't on the team currently if that is the case. Can he be any worse than Jonathon Simmons ?
Has to do with his contract situation. If the Sixers converted his 2-Way to a regular contract, they'd only have him for one more year, they'd only have Early Bird Rights and he would be a RFA but another team could outbid what the Sixers can offer him, which could happen if he balls out. By waiting until the summer, they can have him under control on a cheap contract for three or four seasons.
Since it is not likely that they will have him for the Playoffs, might as well just let him continue to dominate down in the G-League until the conclusion of the season Mar 23rd. He can then rejoin the Sixers bench and get some burn until the end of the season.