BlackThought wrote:G R E Y wrote:BlackThought wrote:
You're 15-26, nobody is really THAT important. Being an ex-Raptor I've been following Poetl since he left and I like that he's progressing but let's not fool ourselves here, he's not averaging a double double on any playoff team. At best he's either a low minute starter or a bench guy and shouldn't be played more than 25 min a game.
That said I think he's worth a lot more than Boucher but that's just how little I think of Boucher's value.
I think we were like 7-3 before half the team got hit with Covid. **** happens. But let's say we have a full team and still 15-26. The point still stands that we're in year one of a rebuild, we have assets we're developing, and it makes zero sense to trade them for Saikam, especially with Jakob going the other way. We have a losing record without him, we don't need him to score a bunch of points even as we've incorporated him into the O more and he's part of the young group in his first full year as starter (so lots to adjust to).
I don't know why there's such a rush to development by some teams, but it's never been the way Spurs have done it. Regardless of record, we're not skipping steps, and giving up assets for a now-player on a huge contract isn't what a year one rebuild is about.
dude, everyone's teams got hit with covid, your record is what it is. And the Raptors are not moving Siakam for Poetl, it doesn't make sense for both sides.
Frankly I don't think the Raps even need Poetl other than the occasional match up against lumbering bigs. Guys like Birch and Precious Achiuwa fits the modern game much better. I can see raps doing a package with Trent/boucher/pick(s) in a trade with another team and perhaps come back for a poetl trade with some pick(s) and salary filler and that's about it.
I'm not a dude (it's ok, you can't always tell in this medium, just clarifying). Yes, when there's a full team we were top 10 in O and top I think 14 on D. It makes a huge difference even as all teams get hit with it and by its impact. I was just making the point that record is not our main focus, development is as it's year one of our rebuild, and despite the record being what it is, we've shown good signs of progress (stunted by Covid).
Jakob doesn't actually do well against lumbering bigs as he's not that himself. He's very agile and an incredible defender. He's in his first year as starter, adjusting to a bigger role versus other starters and doing well overall (FT% notwithstanding). We need what he provides, it's why we acquired him with the long-term LMA leaving replacement in mind, and here we are.
If you're fine with PFs being your main bigs because of modern game (would you say Gobert who doesn't play a modern style has less of a place in today's game?) and you're fine with your rim protection, then there's no worries for either team as each has what they want going forward.