I have been posting some serious trade topics here lately, so I figured I would be silly and just ask what type of offer you would be willing to put in for James Harden. He essentially has this year and next followed by a player option for 47 million (hard to say right now if he would pick up depending on cap number then).
Harden has a bit of young Jordan in him to be honest. Really good player in the season, but has not broken through and found playoff success. Now he is already 31, so he probably only 3-4 elite years left. I wonder if this is actually one of those times where a Michael Jordan could actually help a player.. media says it all the time, but this one feels the most applicable. What would you offer?
To me I would want to keep LaMelo and Hayward, but everyone else would be available to discuss. Just for fun lets say the offer was...
Rozier, Zeller, Graham, Monk, Washington and 2 future firsts for Harden. Maybe salary filler here and there, but that would be core of the offer.
Our firsts would have more value to a team then say the Celtics, Nets, Heat, etc.
Obviously it would leave our roster super broken for this year and we would have to find a bunch of very cheap role players out of GLeague, buyouts, overseas, etc...
LaMelo, Harden, Hayward core would probably make us a top 2 or 3 seed in the East next season. We would need to sign a bunch of cheap Vets especially at bigs, but with three really good passers I think we would be a destination for ring chasers that wanted playing time.
Anywho, just was being silly. Don't think we would make this type of move and honestly the whole what would you trade for Deshaun Watson topic is what got me thinking.
1. Vontae Mack no matter what!!