I think the biggest disconnect that we have is I am about collecting as many assets as we can and not just giving away players who have value. We can argue about Rozier value level all day, but based on contracts that were given out today and the contracts that will be given out next summer Rozier will have some value regardless how buried on our bench is.
We have the MLE of 4.7 million available and if we don't use it we lose it. If my options are to use it on Kent Bazemore and let him sit on our bench or not use the MLE... I would rather just sign him to let him sit on our bench. Why because he is a positive asset. Somebody will be willing to trade a 2nd round pick for him at some point and a second round pick is better than nothing.
I think the biggest disconnect is that I rate cap space as an asset and you don't.
I get what you are saying, holding onto physical assets in case a great trade comes along that you can capitalize on - but the chances of that trade coming along is so limited. So many things have to align. If that wasn't the case teams wouldn't let players contracts expire without getting something back in trade just to see the player sign with another team straight away.
Eg: You don't think our FO worked the phones to try and get something for Kaminsky? Or do you think they preferred for him to walk for nothing and sign with the Suns?