King4Day wrote:Ghost of Kleine wrote:
I'm afraid to go after him. He might turn out great but I'm worried he could be paid a lot and regress if not in the right system.
I'd rather stick with what we have for now unless he's reasonably priced. I'm not paying 10-15 mil for multiple years for the guy. Not without a bigger sample size at least.
I can understand understand your apprehension man!
However, I'm only talking about offering no more than 10- 11 million per, With a 3rd yr Team option ( Just to get him through 2021). Basically at 10 million per ( Frontloaded deal) we'd be fitting him in the salary slot vacated by Kaminsky ( 5 million) and Baynes ( 5 million) to equal his 10 million per offer.
And I'd offer bonus ( benchmark) incentives that IF he maintains his production, And additionally makes improvements to his overall game, Then his bonus incentives could afford him another 3-5 million tops). Or we could do a front loaded de -escalating contract with a 3rd yr team option. I think that it's important to sign him now, Before his contractual value potentially escalates, IF he does maintain his trajectory. However, Even if he does somewhat regress, He'd still be around a 10- 11 million expiring contract in 2021 ( Team option in 2022) which any team would be able to decline in a worst case scenario, So he'd be very tradable to a team looking for additional cap space in 21'- 22'.
I look at it like this, Kaminsky is slated to make around 5 million, and Saric could get around 8- 11 possibly. So you have to ask yourself is what Wood has recently shown, worth twice as much as what Kaminsky provided? Or equal to perhaps slightly less than what the majority of people are discussing giving to Saric? We definitely have frontcourt depth issues to consider if we decline Kaminsky and lose Baynes. Saric is not enough alone alongside of Ayton to fill that frontcourt gap. But Wood has the switchability/ capability actually cover both the 4 and the 5 for us, whilst adding much better floor spacing, And actual athleticism/ rim protection/ energy. With Wood, We can quite likely still keep Oubre, And double up on the energy/ tenacity/ athleticism that Oubre brings as Wood is basically a bigger better 3 pt shooting 4/5 version of Oubre.
So even IF we were to somehow lose Oubre in 2021 free agency, We'd still have a bigger, longer version of Oubre in Woods on the roster. And only at around 10- 11 million. Which bodes very well for our cap flexibility towards resigning Bridges and Ayton.
Lastly, We could run him at times at backup center alongside either Cam ( at the 4) or Woods at the 4 himself with Saric at the 5, And cam at the 3, etc. Our rotational flexibility and switchability would be nearly infinite! And should Woods blow up and show even better production with a true facilitator ( Rubio), Then we have a premium trade asset towards a star trade ( Giannis or Anthony perhaps)?