Lost in LA wrote:For which team?
Good point. In this context I was thinking about the team with the outgoing All-Star. How did the opinion of the DMC trade result for the Kings compare to the opinion of the Melo trade result for the Knicks.
I thought it was an interesting contrast since Vlade was roundly criticized for the DMC trade, while Scott Perry, a former VP of BB ops for the Kings is responsible for the Melo trade which arguably netted fewer pennies on the dollar for the Knicks.
I don't really have too much of an opinion one way or another, but I just found it interesting that even the most well respected of BB execs (Scott Perry) in this case, will be put in a position of making a bad trade and still pull the trigger. The people who end up making the choice aren't always working from the best position possible.
I don't think the two situations are comparable. Melo is on his last legs making big money. He's virtually worthless in a trade.
That said dmc is probably not the guy you wanna give big $$$ to. But he was young so if it panned out, it was a decent short term trade for cheap.
Neither are franchise players for sure.
The mistake the kings made was not trading dmc two years ago. If you draft a good guy but strike out all around him you gotta trade him while he still has value. Now you're back to square 1.
That said, I still really like WCS
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