Basketball_Jones wrote:If we're really doing a full rebuild, it makes sense. If you get a very good offensive star to pair with him, probably not. I still like his overall versatility. I just hate that his 3 point shot is gone now, and his overall offensive consistency is like a roller coaster.
I agree that that's basically what trading Siakam means.
Stealth tanking was based around the understanding that the core without Lowry and Norm and no bench would be bad enough to get a high pick while keeping the 27 year old core piece. Betting on a regressed Siakam making a comeback into star form sometime in the next three years. In the meantime you add enough high end talent around him so that you can compete in his prime (early 30s).
If you trade Siakam, then that's a full Orlando tank rebuild. At that point you trade Fred because your not aiming for that 3 years from now window. It's long term development that more likely pays off in year 5 and beyond. You're building around OG's timeline.