Jamaaliver wrote:doclinkin wrote:I’d submit you have no idea what the cap will be over the life of Brads next contract.Rafael122 wrote:At this point I'm not really worried about the cap situation anymore. Wall's deal isn't the albatross on the cap that people are making it out to be. The Wiz have some cap space next summer (like $18 million or something), and then they have something like close to $45 million in Summer of 2021.
Sounds like you guys are on the fast track to contention.
I wish your fans the best and look forward to seeing it all play out.
I think we will be OK with a short term hit for retaining a young and improving 2 time all star who is involved in the community and front office decisions. Who advocated for our current GM to get the job because of his relationship with him. If for whatever reason we can’t retain him, he has proven ability to keep his opinions on stealth mode, and from everything he says publicly, would likely work with the GM to get the team the best deal possible for all involved.
I don’t think that will be the case. I think this team will re-sign him for his next contract, and build the team around him. Whether or not it will result in an uptick in wins or contention for postseason success remains to be seen. Having this player on the team is unlikely to be the thing that holds us back. That’s all up to how Intelligently we can draft and put pieces around him through trade.
But that’s the team plan: build a squad in the mold of Bradley Beal: hardworking good character guys. That may be handicapping ourself by passing up Hi talent guys who are less team focused but more impressively gifted. But hey. We will see.
If our max contract point guard comes back from injury with a willingness to play defense, that he was unable to consistently do while suffering from pain, then even if his top end speed is off, we still have a 6‘4“ point guard with superior vision and passing. It’s not like he were say Trae Young who is always Always going to be tiny, so any edge taken off his game will make him a defensive liability.
I don’t see the road for championship contention for this team with those two players as the only pieces. But I do have a sliver of faith that the team they are putting together in the front office will make smart decisions to find other pieces.
So far they found one for free, and signed him on the cheap this off-season, in our young hard-working talented center.
Hachimura also shows flashes of something interesting on offense at least, and a willingness to give effort on defense, whether or not he yet knows what he’s doing at that end.
It should be interesting.
But just understand and remember this team paid the luxury tax out of loyalty alone, because they like the guys they have. And if it comes down to it, while digging out of the past regime, I get the sense that they would be willing to put down some seed money to buy future respect.
We have two key assets that most teams don’t have. We have a $30 million coupon in insurance money that is paying for the John Wall contract this year.
And we have Ms. Apple Computers as a co-owner of the team. Our entire budget as a rounding error in her monthly interest. She’s a very smart business woman, and the financial potential of this team in this market is currently depressed, but if you lose a little money upfront, you just may see a powerful significant return on investment. Washington capitals championship money paid for renovations elsewhere in the building. DC is a basketball town that goes berserk when Georgetown or Maryland are significant. There is money here waiting to be spent. The team is looking to create a legacy. Establish a way of doing business. Paying up front for a player who exemplifies the philosophy you wish to instill just may be the cost you pay.