DCZards wrote:MagicBagley18 wrote:If beal doesn’t sign the extension and you take it into next summer it would def limit the return you guys get IMO for a few reasons.
I don't disagree that there's a very good chance that the Zards will get less in return for Beal if they wait until after the upcoming season to trade him. But it will only be slightly less, imo, and I think that's a risk the Zards should be willing to take given that there is still a chance that BB resigns.MagicBagley18 wrote:2) if he plays out the year and god forbid has a horrible injury like a ruptured Achilles or an ACL tear that will hurt his market also. Obviously they’ll still get packages but now you are trading for an injured player on the last year of his contract where he will miss a lot of the season. Just risky as hell and will diminish returns.
Beal could suffer a bad injury working out at the Cap One City this afternoon. S**t happens. So the last thing the Zards should do is base their decision on whether or not to trade Beal on something as unpredictable as that.
Listen I hope he does re-sign. Be great for you guys and be a nice switch of pace to see some loyalty. He’s a great player and with all the bad injury luck you guys deserve to have him out there for you a long time and with rui.
Of course you don’t base your decision off if he could be injured...I’m going off the premise that if he turns down the extension like was mentioned you can wait until next summer. If he turns down the extension his decision is basically made up that worst case within 24 months his wizard career is over.
If it is inevitable that he’s going to be traded, why take the risk that injury happens? The moment that extension isn’t signed (if that happens) he’s your most important asset who now becomes tradeable.
If he declines the extension a countdown begins and every month closer to his free agency your leverage drops. The pelicans were able to get a haul for an AD rental because he wanted to be a laker and most importantly the lakers felt the pressure of striking out in free agency and not being able to put another star next to bron in his final years.
If he doesn’t sign the extension his mind is pretty much Made up or heavily leaned in the direction of leaving in free agency and he doesn’t feel comfortable committing longer term. Nothing that will happen in a season is going to change his opinion of the organization and it’s direction if 7 years and a new 3 year 111 million dollar contract didn’t.
And we agree to disagree (I’m sure you dgaf) the package for a 1 year rental will be less because there will be less teams willing to trade for him because he won’t be interested in them long term. You can def get deals for him but they’ll be worse because there’s less teams in the running and then you’ll have to deal with all the bs leaks of where he will or won’t play long term.
Before any of these teams try to get involved bartelstein (his agent but I’m sure u know )will kill teams before they even make an offer and you’ll be negotiating with 4 teams instead of 10.