bwgood77 wrote:Saberestar wrote:bwgood77 wrote:
Not that I know of. He did have knee tendinitis this past year but was ready to go and completely healthy a few months ago.
Bilateral knee tendinitis that needs around 6 months to make a full recovery is concerning to me.
Every player can get injured at any time, not a player's fault at all, but this injury can be more of a chronic problem that can appear multiple times during his career. In that case his value and potential decrease considerably.
I expect that the Suns medical staff will look closely at this injury if Kennard is available again in trade talks with the Suns. Woj said in February that the package for Kennard was Carter, Okobo and our first round pick (#10).
It can be a chronic issue but also may not be. However, the fact that it's in both knees is probably not a good sign. They decided to rest him to let them heal in late December and apparently he was cleared to go when the season got suspended...and as of 3 months ago he felt very healthy. This might be the longest break he's had in a long while...will probably be about a year.
Maybe not the best idea but if he was healthy I think he's a really good option. I just don't think we can probably get Gordon or Lauri for him, nor am I sure we would want Gordon and his salary. He does expire in 2 years though right when Ayton and Bridges are up so that's good. But Orlando would simply just want to get rid of him and have Oubre for a year and hope they can re-sign him. I don't know if with Isaac out it will make them want to keep Gordon or not...you'd think it might but they drafted a PF last year and also signed Al Farouq Aminu...and they could like Oubre at PF too...
This past year neither Gordon or Lauri were as good as Oubre though....but I do think both would be better in new places.
I don't really see us going after those guys though and it was rumored we were after Kennard and that was after he was injured.
One positive if he did get injured again, you can just let him go too if you think he's chronic, since his rookie deal ends after this year. Mentioning those lineups I did above, he'd probably be the primary initiator, and obviousl is a great shooter.
That's a tough call for Orlando. That unfortunate Issac injury really screwed them. I think they would've gotten rid of Gordon for sure, now idk. Too bad. I like their team if they had a good perimeter threat.
As to us a potential chronic double knee injury raises some major flags. Im fine with just letting our guys ride it out next year till the trade deadline. If we have to trade I disagree on the comp for Lauri- I feel thats even. Chicago still has to hire a coach to figure out what they wanna do with their whole team tho.