Pickled Prunes wrote: Darthlukey wrote:
Elnegron wrote:You act like lavine can command this good ass package which male you delusional. Those 3 teams have enough to make a trade. All of them have 2 1st to trade for but lavine isn't worth all that knowing the size of his contract and his production. Bulls will be lucky if they get a 1st and a good young controllable asset
I mean, attack all you like. But in the end, lavine is worth a ton to each of those teams, makes all of them legit contenders rather than pretenders. And the bulls should know that. Meaning a 1st and a young piece is a joke
I disagree that he makes the other team a contender. He is a high injury risk on a big/long contract. I would normally say he's a slightly better version of Tyler Herro, but Herro's numbers are better than LaVine's so far this season.
I also think LaVine's contract is risky enough to remove all of the positives he might have as the #3 on a contender. They are unlikely to get a large haul for him. It will be closer to the Beal deal than the Gobert deal, and almost certainly wont end in a title.
I agree with this assessment 100%.
When I was considering the three teams on LaVine’s wish list, I started to doubt LAL or Philly would be interested based on who they would have to give up.
1. LAL would have to trade at least DLo and Rui to make salaries work and maybe even Jarred Vanderbilt too (Not sure LaVine is even an upgrade at that point)? Also deal could not happen until mid Jan at the earliest due to trade restrictions.
2. PHL would have to trade the expiring contracts of Morris, Covington, Batum for him or Tobias Harris for him? If I were Morey, I would rather use up all the cap space from next year to re-sign Maxey and sign a free agent like Jrue Holiday or DeRozan for less than what LaVine is owed. Also a trade could not be completed until early Jan if they traded the ex-Clippers package due to trade restrictions.
IMO, the ONLY feasible option would be if Bulls are willing to take on Duncan Robinson’s horrendous contract in return. If they are, then I think Duncan Robinson, Kyle Lowry’s expiring, plus a late 1st or two 2nds would make sense to both sides. But as Pickled Prunes pointed out, LaVine’s numbers don’t even seem to be better than Herro’s at the moment, so why would the Heat even pull the trigger?