the_process wrote: hookshot199 wrote:
No, it's not.
As far as the rest goes, if you're keeping Ben and getting AD and Jrue... I have no clue why you would assume that they are walking.
Well then I wonder if the mods will approve my emoji giving you the finger?
Either way, we've got four or five tradable pieces if you put them through the trade checker.
We don't have enough salary to trade for both Davis and Jrue. And Ben and Jonathan Simmons
plus Bolden work in a Jrue only trade.
Jrue is under contract for three more years. We can trade for him if you want but not both.
Be less sensitive and pay more attention. If the scenario is Butler and Tobias walk; then you renounce everyone else, and you have plenty of room for both AD and Jrue if Jo is going out.
The premise was that JB and Tobias walk. You can't get Jrue without a trade because he's under contract
for another three years. And Memphis is looking to trade Davis. Neither is a free agent, so we have to trade
We can't acquire both, according to league rules (I'm relying on the trade checker) without packaging both
Embid and Ben, along with Jonathan Simmons. And since I don't believe the OP's intent was to trade Embiid,
we can't trade for both. We can trade for one or the other. And trading your former number one, 23-year-
old point guard, who's under contract more or less for another five years, for Davis is a degree of risk far
beyond reason in my opinion. It is not akin to taking a calculated risk by trading RoCo and Saric for Butler
or Shamet and Miami's 2021 for Tobias.
What we're discussing in this post is, I suppose, if Jimmy Butler won't accept a four-year max and Tobias
Harris won't accept a 15% discount? But if we want Jimmy for five, no one can match that by $30-plus
million. And if Tobias would rather play in Utah, then maybe it's about coaching philosophy and how he
was or wasn't integrated into the offense, that sort of thing.
Miami made the playoffs this year. Pat Riley is still president. They've got a coach who's made the playoffs
in eight of his 11 seasons (granted, four with LeBron and Bosh). But why would anyone conclude that they're
going to be one of the five worst teams in the league?
The main point: We can't have both Jrue and Davis based on payroll arithmetic in the context of trade rules.
And if you want Davis, the only way to get him is by trading Ben.
Edit: Here's the link to the trade checker.https://basketball.realgm.com/tradechecker/saved_trade/7196585