douggood wrote:Red_Claw wrote:Klaw22 wrote:
Why trade Norm for Dieng, Grayson and #40? I mean he opts out 2021, that's for sure. Doesn't make sense just to get a expiring Dieng.
Dieng is a solid role playing center. Rebounds, blocks, can pass here and there and hits the 3 on occasion. He's in a contract year and we currently have no center. Thats why.
dieng makes 17.25 million, i rather throw that number at marc gasol for 1 year and keep norm.
all this trade does it create a bigger leak while plugging in a small leak. Centers like dieng can be had on the free agent market for mle level.
I get where you are coming from but to me you only keep 1 of Gasol and Ibaka anyway and this deal doesn’t stop you from that really. But here is my thinking on the rest of it. Norm might get injured or have an off year, opt in and then you are stuck giving up an asset to get off him. Or if he’s great, he opts out and you can’t keep him because his cap hold is too high to maintain the space. This opens up guard minutes for three unproven controllable assets at small numbers -Allen, Davis and Thomas. Plus you get another cheap controllable asset with the #40. You can keep all of them and still throw max at Giannis even if Fred stays. All of them have the opportunity to prove they are real team controllable assets at the 2 guard. This is about building up the asset base for a max free agent. You can’t sell performance of guys who you won’t be able to keep.