BullyKing wrote:the_process wrote:BullyKing wrote:
I don't know. I'm sure they tried to get Harris and Horford for less. Now you can certainly make a reasonable argument that they should have walked away from him either but I'd be surprised if they didn't try to get the prices down as much as possible.
Don’t forget the Thybulle trade. Elton seems to like to pay top price.
I've been as critical as anyone about his less than judicious use of assets. But I just don't think swapping out Korkmaz for Shamet was something he could have pulled off. But definitely concerning that he doesn't appear to have a walkaway point once he locks in on something.
In fairness though, I've been shocked at the prices in a lot of trades this summer (Crabbe dump, Iggy dump, AD, PG13, Josh Jackson dump, Conley trade).
That might be true. But he didn’t even have the chance to negotiate it because he impetuously declined Korkmaz’s option because Korkmaz demanded a trade.
If this team wins a title, it will be in spite of management.