-Ian- wrote:MasterIchiro wrote:Here's a deal that makes our backcourt stronger on the perimeter and gives us a guard who shot 42% from 3 recently but shot 34% last year, a down year for him but still only 24-25 years old. This deal is one fans down on Monk would love.
Gary Harris (3 years)
I'm here for this.
Back in 2016, I've been hoping for Cho to trade for one of Denver's guards — Murray/Harris/Beasley. Murray ended up being the best in that trio obviously so maybe the asking price for Harris isn't steep.
My thinking is the front office values 2-way players like Rozier, Bacon, Miles and PJ. This deal turns a couple one-way players (Monk offense, MKG defense) into a single 2-way player (Harris). It targets him on a down year and before the whole league gets obsessed with 2-way rosters. For the Nuggets it gets them out of a long term contract where they have a surplus in the backcourt.
All 2-way lineup, small ball modern NBA model.
It's missing a superstar. The bet is Monk won't become one and his lack of 2-way potential limits his ceiling even further.
We would have 2 drafts to get that star scorer. Rozier + Harris fit a 3-year rebuild. They won't be playoff contenders but they should steady the development while the team collects assets.