Whole Truth wrote:If Mitch Robinson agrees to an extension.
Memphis trade - (DIeng, GS 2024 top 4) for (Robinson, 16m TE)
I'd want to know if there is something we can use the TPE for now since we will lose it next offseason. Also I wonder how far his value has fallen.
How far did his value fall ?. The Knick poster suggested on the trade board, they'd be willing to take on salary. It's basically a salary dump, savings trade he suggested. The value of the 2 are conflated.
Reading the Knicks board, some want to be proactive on his value because they're coming to the conclusion/belief his offense is not going to progress like they had hoped. Doesn't help because of where he was drafted, that he's set to become a UFA in 21-22. So for a team still struggling to rebuild, the goal here would be to reset his value, rookie scale & control with "the best pick possible" as suggested by the Knick fan on the trade board for a player that might not reach his ceiling or end up resigning. They're basically trying to cash in before he loses his "potential" tag & team control.
There's nothing lined up for that TE as of now but it wouldn't shock me to see some teams get desperate at the deadline but Mitchell would have to be worth it to take that chance to double up on the 2024 pick value. Where, if Memphis does find value for that TE, they basically signed Mitchell as free agent not unlike the Winslow trade.. (Is Mitchell alone worth the 2024 pick?) Who knows, Memphis could possibly work a trade with GS for the Minnesota pick, offering up a big wing defender (Winslow) who's had hopefully a good first half along with some cap relief (16m virtual cap sace) to aid with their tax repeater bill & need to contend... Maybe, Mitchell ends up the player that helps grease the deal, even if a third team has to be involved after Ja helps elevate his value.
For Memphis, that 2024 pick could very well be in the 4-10 range, if everything breaks right. However, after drafting Wiseman this season, Minnesota looks like they could gift wrap GS a 5-10 pick next year, which would help them retool faster & muddy that possibility.
For Mitchell, a change of scenery from a struggling, toxic situation, with a more structured, unselfish offensive team like Memphis & Ja in transition should theoretically help elevate his game/value ... At worse, he upgrades Dieng with youth & potential, becomes a solid defensive depth option with 3J not proving he can stay healthy for a full season.