E S V L wrote: VCfor3 wrote:
E S V L wrote:What about Tobias Harris for Brooks and Dieng as a basis? We add elite scoring/shooting. The guy fits well along either Justise, Kyle, Clarke. Good veteran presence. I am aware of his contract, but it looks manageable - we would be able to keep our core anyway. Thoughts?
I'd want them to add pretty significant compensation due to his albatross of a contract. That would kill our cap sheet for a while and since I don't think he is worth it (though he is good) I'd want to be paid for helping them out of a bind. His last year will overlap with JJJ's extension I believe so we may have tax problems that year potentially.
Look at this as though it is a free agent signing: which FA we will be able to sign instead? Anyone better than Harris?
His best position is power forward which is where JJJ is. We can slot him in at SF but he just doesn't do quite as well there. Off the top of my head someone like Hield may be a better option since he has a chance to be one of the best 3pt shooters in the league any given season with Ja setting him up. I'd be worried about him and Ja defensively, but Hield's contract is descending and I think will retain its value better. Hield is not getting along well with Walton/SAC and probably wants out so could be had for cheap/cap space potentially. As for free agents, you probably could get Hayward for less/a better contract and I think he may fit our team better if he can come back from his injury looking healthy. He was playing well this season. Josh Richardson would likely be a lot cheaper and could play a position we need more even though Harris is better. Otto Porter Jr would be significantly cheaper and if he can get healthy may actually be the better player. The problem is his health, but you may get a great deal because of that. RFAs I'd consider throwing a sizeable contract at and dare the other team to match would be players like Markannaan, Josh Hart, John Collins, Zach Collins, Josh Hart, Gary Trent, Duncan Robinson, and maybe a max at OG while TOR is trying to sign Giannis. Those guys are either better or would be cheaper and all younger/fit the timeline better than Harris. We may even have enough cap left over for a salary dump+assets and then use said assets to turn one of the above offer sheets into a S&T so that the other team doesn't match.