Jamaaliver wrote:Know that the sooner you start dangling Beal in trade, the greater a potential return.
So, offer an attractive return, why don't you?
How about Collins & your R1 pick for Beal -- if... you also take Mahinmi & give us Lin & Dedmon (who are expiring). You stay under the tax this year (I think...?), & next year Mahinmi's $$ is no burden for you.
We give you a tremendous young player who makes your team a lot better this year & going forward, b/c he fits w/ your age structure.
Collins is the only actual asset you lose. Seems to me the pick we get from you will likely wind up mid-late lottery.
1. I really was just here to discuss overall strategy for another struggling team. You guys have talent. It just fits together poorly because of chemistry issues.
2. The trade listed above is something to consider. There's no way our GM would offer an unprotected 1st rounder, though.
payitforward wrote:I have no problem with the way you are thinking about things in this series of posts, rather the opposite, & you are very welcome here. You are certainly right about the ideal package for Brad.
Also, thank you for the kind words. I wasn't trying to rile up the WIZ fanbase. I see a bad situation -- and the clear-cut, most direct way out of it is also the most painful and least popular.
Moving Wall is the most ideal scenario...but is unlikely to bring a great return.
Moving Otto is the most likely scenario...but is unlikely to bring a great return.
Moving Beal is the most pragmatic approach...and could revamp your entire roster. I'd look to Orlando, Phoenix, Dallas, Minnesota as young teams desperate for relevance and willing to overpay for a star in trade.