SoCalJazzFan wrote:red4hf wrote:stitches wrote:So ... DLZ gave up 2 seconds to get rid off Ed Davis and the Knicks turned around and sold him for a 2nd round pick. They did the same with Tony Bradley.
So the same players we gave up 3 seconds to get rid off, the Knicks traded 3 days later for 2 second round picks. WTF DLZ? WTF? Do they even call around to see who might want him for free? Or do they just work with their buddies?
We didn't trade Bradley to the Knicks...... People are also missing the point that we needed to get rid of Davis, Knicks didn't...... So, it's not the same situation......
We traded Bradley to the Pistons, which cost us the 38th pick. The Pistons then turned around and traded Bradley to the 76ers for Zhaire Smith. I would much rather have the 38th pick and Zhaire Smith.
The Jazz did not have to trade Davis at the moment they did. They wanted to avoid the luxury tax, which prompted them to trade him.
To me, these are secondary moves with guys that have no real future or value with the team. I think moves like that to save money are not that bad. And while 2nd Round picks have value, we also have guys on the team that are undrafted or selected later than 38th.