KF10 wrote:Having $50m+ of the cap on a single position for a 30-win team is beyond moronic. I like Bogi but if a team like ATL comes in and makes a massive bid, they can keep him.
And moving Buddy will be harder than said. He repeatedly and publicly said he wants out and continually sulks about it. When Buddy's shooting is off for the night, he is almost useless. The guy needs to be in a good situation to maximize his talents. I'm not saying he is a bad player but he needs to be surrounded by a team that is able to hide his defensive deficiencies and needs to be constantly spoon fed. The guy sucks as a ball handler and is a turnover machine when he decides to dribble the ball more than 2 times.
If I have a choice between Buddy or a guy like Duncan Robinson (who will be WAAAAYY cheaper), give me Robinson. He shot at a higher 3PT% and made 270 3PTers (it was only one behind from Buddy's 271 3PTers made). Robinson is a guy who will accept his role and won't cry about it. While Buddy sulks and send out stupid IG/Twitter cryptic messages to passively bash the Kings. The guy thinks he is a star and doesn't think he is the problem. I used to love Buddy but the guy has become more toxic since that whole contract negotiation fiasco with Vlade/Kings.
If a team offers a combination of expirings and small asset(s) for Buddy, I'll take it any day of the week.
I don't really get the 2 of these going together. If we can't move Bogdan for assets, I think the smart move it to resign him. Even if we ultimately ship him away at the deadline, it's for the best.
Buddy has made it clear he wants to go. I agree we should ship him out even if its just for expirings. I have a feeling one of NYK or Atlanta would absorb him into cap space if we wanted to do that. I also think we could look at Boston with some Buddy/Bjelica for Hayward trade.
Id totally be okay resigning Bogdan and bringing Hayward in for a year. Run out a lineup of -
Now if the plan is to totally bottom out, then we can look to move some combo of Barnes, Bogdan, Hayward, Holmes at the deadline. But if the plan is to be competitive while letting the young kids grow, this makes total sense. I think having Fox, Bogdan, Haliburton, Hayward would be fun as hell to watch a bunch of willing passers.