SacKingZZZ wrote:pillwenney wrote:SacKingZZZ wrote:
That didn't need to be the case, but I'm sure that at some point during Shumps tenure his future was discussed along with possible landing spots. Shump is a free agent this summer and after making the Barnes trade he would obviously have been in a position where his minutes and role were going to drastically decrease since he got most of his minutes from the SF position. Houston was the rumored team for too long for there not to be some sort of plan and with that came a guaranteed playoff push for him.
And Burks was never used in a way to get anything out of him in the first place. He was put in that classic role of wow us without having anything called for you or else and even if you do you get one F up. If given a full shot he might not have worked but his game log since coming to Sacramento looks like swiss cheese. He's never taken more than 4 shots in a game since coming here.
Shump is getting 18.7mpg in Houston. He'd be getting at least that here. Joerger liked playing him. Yes, his role would have decreased, just as it HAS decreased in Houston. That's about what his role should be. He's not a starting caliber player.
Houston wasn't even that damn far up on his in the standings at the time of the trade. I'm not saying he's not happy he was traded there. But he for damn sure wasn't asking out, and therefore it's kind of a weak favor. It's not worth hurting the team unless it's a real demand, and I don't buy that it was.
I agree about Burks. My point is that we shouldn't have traded for him, because we didn't need him at all.
But Shump is on a bonafide contender that might be playing all the way to the end. They struggled earlier in the year but they were never out of it by a long shot and injuries played a part there as well. And I agree, I don't think he asked out, but I think Vlade knew what the score was when it came to moving him. He wasn't in the long term plans and now he's on a team that might have the intent on keeping him long term. For someone like Shump being on a team that wants to retain him means a lot because that means he might not have to fight though the MLE gauntlet or grasp at a teams remaining cap space.
Yeah, it's worked out that way (well as much as anyone but GS is a "bona fide" contender), but the point is that it hurt our team this season, and that's not worth going way overboard to do a favor for a guy who isn't asking for one.