payitforward wrote:nate33 wrote:If ...Williams has too much value, then what about a simplified version:
Washington trades: Ian Mahinmi, CJ Miles, Ish Smith,
Washington receives: Gordon Hayward
OKC trades: Steven Adams
OKC receives: Ian Mahinmi, CJ Miles
Boston trades: Gordon Hayward
Boston receives: Steven Adams, Ish Smith
OKC dumps Adams for expirings. Boston moves Hayward for Adams. The Wizards turn expiring contracts and future flexibility into Hayward. As I said before, OKC can save even more immediate money if Ish goes to OKC and Miles goes to Boston instead, but I was assuming OKC didn't want the extra PG.
Ultimately, I don't think Adams has much value. Dumping him for cap relief seems about right. Good defensive centers with minimal offensive game besides rim running are not worth $27M. Willie Cauley-Stein was just signed for the vet minimum. Looney got $5M a year. Robin Lopez got $5M a year.
I agree that Adams is way overpaid; it's a great point. But, I still don't quite see how this trade works for Boston -- what am I missing?
They move $67m in salary over 2 years. But they take back @$65.5m for the same period. Moreover, Hayward is likely to produce more on-court benefit than Smith/Adams, no?
Plus, they already have Enes Kanter, Williams, Daniel Theis & Tacko Fall on their roster this year.
If Boston, like me, thinks Williams can play, it doesn't make sense (I don't think Theis and Fall are significant enough talents to make a significant difference at C). If, like others, you think Boston needs a strong defensive center to pair with Kanter and that Hayword is not going to be anything more than replacement level at the 3 (or 4), then Adams does have a much stronger on court benefit and will help them tremendously.
Depends on your talent evaluation of the Boston players because I think we all agree that the Wiz aren't giving up anything much more than expiring contracts.