Dat2U wrote: Shoe wrote:
So about 40 games into this season when were 10-30?
Is that a bad idea? I'd say it's pretty fair to give Beal 40 games without Wall's bonespurs and Grunfeld's drama to see if he can make another leap.
Even if Beal makes another leap and were not horrific on the court. What entices him to sign an extension? 30+ wins and good feeling about the youngster's? Or is Beal just an overall great guy who wants to finish what he's started here lol.
What if he tells you he loves DC, but wants to see what we do before the 2021 off season? Do you patiently wait and risk him leaving like Kemba left Charlotte?
This is far from being a Kemba situation. We still have two trade deadlines and an entire off-season. And I'm bettting Beal, Leonsis and Sheppard are in better communication than Kemba and MJ were. But right now who is the best trade partner for the Wizards? Nuggets
- After trading a protect pick through 2022 for Grant, the first pick they can send is in 2024. All of their young players are in the final year of their rookie contracts, Harris is too old, MPJ is too injury prone. Warriors
- Russell is making $30 million a year, and they don't have their 2020 or 2024 first so they can only trade their 2022 pick.Pelicans
- Their 2019 draft picks are at the peak of their hype right now. I'm guessing Ball, Ingram, and the Lakers late 1st rounders would be their offer. Celtics
- Jaylen Brown is a RFA, I wouldn't gamble on any of the players they drafted this year. The MEM 2020 will probably end up like the SAC 2019. Nets
- I keep seeing them as an option. LeVert is 25, a RFA, injury riddled, and a career 11 ppg on 53 TS%. Dinwiddie is too old. Harris is an UFA. Allen is their only interesting prospect, and their picks will be late firsts. Heat
- No picks. Winslow is 23, a career 9 ppg on 49 TS%, and can't hit a free throw to save his life. Herro can't sprint off screens like Reddick and Korver. Bam is fine. Detroit
- If it's true that Doumbouya was going to be the pick if Rui wasn't there, it means Sheppard values him more than most. He didn't look good in his only summer league game and is probably not a leader. But if the team is trying to build an identity:
1. International players
- Sheppard has repeated the "we don't check passports, if you can play we want you" line a couple times, and according to that draft express reporter, Sheppard was always seen scouting overseas.
2. Long players who can handle the ball
- Corresponding with the rise of Giannis and Siakam. Rui and Sekou roughly fit that mold.
So the trade would probably be Jackson (expiring) + Doumbouya + firsts + a pick swap. I would rather have more picks than Kennard.
No one will like this trade sending our all-NBA guard for a sketchy foreign project. Spurs
- Maybe a three team trade with DeRozan going somewhere else. Murray, Poetl, Forbes are all expiring. Would have to be centered around a combo of picks + Walker, White, Johnson, Samanic (fits the international + long handles mold, didn't look great in summer league and would be better off with Spurs player development). Not a great return getting players who would probably be better as Spurs than on other teams. Twolves
- Teague (expiring), Okogie (was awful last year and is already 21) and picks. This would be about Culver who seems to fit the culture Sheppard talks about. If Culver sucks and is too nonathletic, this would be a disaster.
Or they could wait to the deadline and see if any new suitor emerges. Or they could wait for the 2020 NBA lottery, maybe a team wanting to contend jumps up in the lottery, and you can trade Beal for the 5th pick and maybe a disappointing rookie. Wizards aren't getting that PG haul. Whatever trade we make will be a lot worse than getting Beal extended, so the team wants to exhaust that option first.