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Seismic Shift in the East: Thomas Bryant a Wizard

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Re: Seismic Shift in the East: Thomas Bryant a Wizard 

Post#561 » by Dark Faze » Tue Nov 16, 2021 2:47 pm

Bertans, Gafford, Bryant, Todd for Turner and filler?

I think that's good value for Indy in a Turner deal. Two versatile centers who should end up on value contracts to makeup for Bertans bad deal who may end up recovering some value over the next season or two, and then Todd just to try to increase the overall likelihood of the deal getting done. I try to get the deal done without offering Todd to begin with, and then see if it gets us over the top.

If it's a videogame I keep all 3 of Gaff, Bryant, Trez. In reality, I can't see Bryant being content with being a "break glass in case of emergency" center, considering how much potential he has to earn a big contract with high minutes and staying healthy. And I just don't see him playing the 4 as being something that works for us.

I think Turner's next deal would be about the same as he's making now annually. He's justified his current deal, but I don't think he's playing at a level that would see him making a significant jump. And Trez at this point is looking at the 14-16 million range imo. This is probably one of the only deals we could do to move Bertans without including a pick.
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Re: Seismic Shift in the East: Thomas Bryant a Wizard 

Post#562 » by badinage » Tue Nov 16, 2021 2:51 pm

Way too much value to give up. I wouldn’t include Todd in any deal right now, unless it brings back another young player who could grow to become something.
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Post#563 » by nate33 » Tue Nov 16, 2021 2:54 pm

Dark Faze wrote:Bertans, Gafford, Bryant, Todd for Turner and filler?

I think that's good value for Indy in a Turner deal. Two versatile centers who should end up on value contracts to makeup for Bertans bad deal who may end up recovering some value over the next season or two, and then Todd just to try to increase the overall likelihood of the deal getting done. I try to get the deal done without offering Todd to begin with, and then see if it gets us over the top.

If it's a videogame I keep all 3 of Gaff, Bryant, Trez. In reality, I can't see Bryant being content with being a "break glass in case of emergency" center, considering how much potential he has to earn a big contract with high minutes and staying healthy. And I just don't see him playing the 4 as being something that works for us.

I think Turner's next deal would be about the same as he's making now annually. He's justified his current deal, but I don't think he's playing at a level that would see him making a significant jump. And Trez at this point is looking at the 14-16 million range imo. This is probably one of the only deals we could do to move Bertans without including a pick.

I don't see the rationale for Indy. What in the world are they going to do with more centers?

I'd probably do it from our perspective as a consolidation trade. The chemistry is working now, but it's going to get dicey when Rui, Bertans and Bryant come back. A 3 for 1 deal makes sense. It doesn't hurt that Turner could share the floor with Harrell for a few minutes a game, justifying the cost of paying both guys 8 figures.
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Post#564 » by Ruzious » Tue Nov 16, 2021 2:57 pm

bsilver wrote:We may have jumped the gun in signing Gafford to a long term deal. There didn't seem to be a good reason to be in a hurry. Gafford is in a bit of a slump, which he hopefully get outs of, but we may find our two best centers are Bryant and Harrell. There's no way we have the money to have all three next year, unless Beal gets traded.

If we continue to play well, we should keep all three through the end of the season. We need the depth of a 3rd center. If we trade one, then we need a replacement. Someone like an Alex Len who doesn't need much playing time.

It would be a disappointment to have Harrell for only this year. He's probably our MVP.

I don't think we jumped the gun, but... for the first time, I'm not sure it's an either Trez or Bryant is out next season situation. I now wouldn't write off the possibility that Gafford is the odd man out for next season (via trade). Gafford still has significant value, but I don't see the same explosiveness as last season. As was said, he misses Westbrook's set-up passes, but it's more than that, imo. Otoh, it could very well be that he's playing through some soreness, and he'll soon look like last season.

As was said, if there's a coach that can minimize Bryant's defensive issues, it's probably WU2. And that could mean we don't have to rely on Gafford.
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Post#565 » by Dark Faze » Tue Nov 16, 2021 4:00 pm

Ruzious wrote:As was said, if there's a coach that can minimize Bryant's defensive issues, it's probably WU2. And that could mean we don't have to rely on Gafford.


Two issues come to mind, one being we probably won't know what Bryant is as a player until far after the trade deadline, and two being that Gafford makes under 2 mil a season the next two years, which makes it difficult to bring back equivalent value in a deal due to the salary match.

We'll also likely be paying Brad an additional 15+ mil as of next year. It all adds up to a very high likelihood of Bryant walking for nothing, which to me is disastrous.
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Post#566 » by Ruzious » Tue Nov 16, 2021 4:09 pm

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Ruzious wrote:As was said, if there's a coach that can minimize Bryant's defensive issues, it's probably WU2. And that could mean we don't have to rely on Gafford.


Two issues come to mind, one being we probably won't know what Bryant is as a player until far after the trade deadline, and two being that Gafford makes under 2 mil a season the next two years, which makes it difficult to bring back equivalent value in a deal due to the salary match.

We'll also likely be paying Brad an additional 15+ mil as of next year. It all adds up to a very high likelihood of Bryant walking for nothing, which to me is disastrous.

Good points - though it's just this season and next season (not the next 2 seasons). He goes up to 12.4 in the 23/24 season. And the better to package him with Bertans.
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Re: Seismic Shift in the East: Thomas Bryant a Wizard 

Post#567 » by nate33 » Tue Nov 16, 2021 4:10 pm

Ruzious wrote:
Dark Faze wrote:Two issues come to mind, one being we probably won't know what Bryant is as a player until far after the trade deadline, and two being that Gafford makes under 2 mil a season the next two years, which makes it difficult to bring back equivalent value in a deal due to the salary match.

We'll also likely be paying Brad an additional 15+ mil as of next year. It all adds up to a very high likelihood of Bryant walking for nothing, which to me is disastrous.

Good points - though it's just this season and next season (not the next 2 seasons). He goes up to 12.4 in the 23/24 season. And the better to package him with Bertans.


I think there will be poison pill provision problems with trading Gafford until his new contract kicks in.
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Post#568 » by Ruzious » Tue Nov 16, 2021 4:14 pm

nate33 wrote:
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Dark Faze wrote:Two issues come to mind, one being we probably won't know what Bryant is as a player until far after the trade deadline, and two being that Gafford makes under 2 mil a season the next two years, which makes it difficult to bring back equivalent value in a deal due to the salary match.

We'll also likely be paying Brad an additional 15+ mil as of next year. It all adds up to a very high likelihood of Bryant walking for nothing, which to me is disastrous.

Good points - though it's just this season and next season (not the next 2 seasons). He goes up to 12.4 in the 23/24 season. And the better to package him with Bertans.


I think there will be poison pill provision problems with trading Gafford until his new contract kicks in.

I'll try looking that up - I know it applies when the new contract starts the next year, but I'm not sure it does when it doesn't kick in until 2 more seasons.
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Post#571 » by nate33 » Thu Nov 25, 2021 6:12 pm

I'm really looking forward to his return. He brings a dimension this team sorely lacks - the ability to play 5 out. It should provide Wes Jr. with a different look to break out of the team's offensive doldrums.
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Post#572 » by DCZards » Thu Nov 25, 2021 7:03 pm

nate33 wrote:I'm really looking forward to his return. He brings a dimension this team sorely lacks - the ability to play 5 out. It should provide Wes Jr. with a different look to break out of the team's offensive doldrums.

I'm with you. Wes Jr.'s offense seems to be based in large part around the center handling the ball near the top of the key. Bryant is much better suited for that role than either Gafford or Harrell because, unlike Gaff and Trez, TB is a threat to make shots from that spot...as well as from the 3 pt line.

I think Rui will help in a similar manner given that among the Zards PFs he's probably the one with with the best midrange shot...which I guess qualifies as faint praise.
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