Ben wrote:stormi wrote:elton...
Holy smokes. This is indeed incomplete, but it's really illuminating and a bit alarming for anyone who's relying on the "trade filler" trope for some of these contracts. What struck me from glancing through team salary pages just now was how few guys there are, period, in the $3-6M range. Bobi is pretty much the only bench scorer I could find on those rosters there, should Dallas suck unexpectedly and/or should they get another big man. I kind of like Trier, but I don't know why NY would trade him only one year after he was drafted (since he's playing decently). Really surprised.
This isn't to say that we can't trade for or acquire someone who's not in that $3-6M range, but it sort of dents alleged rationale of having signed certain guys just to add up $6M. I think we probably signed certain guys in order to have them on this team.
I think this was just the next best thing to Elton and co. after Korver was gone. They probably didn't see any of the remaining guys being too appealing, and if they could get a Kris Dunn going forward then they'll be looking like geniuses, not only that but we'll still have roster spots open to make a splash during the buyout market.