Domejandro wrote:Just keep Anthony Davis and force his hand. If he leaves, he leaves, so be it. Why would you break up your only opportunity to have a core of Anthony Davis, Zion Williamson, and Jrue Holiday?
If he leaves, so be it?
So, let me get this right, you would welcome the following:
1) A dysfunctional locker room in year 1 - a very important year for Zion
2) Completely isolating the fanbase with more public drama
3) The entire NBA losing respect for the entire front office once it goes bad - which everyone can foresee.
4) Losing AD for nothing instead of acquiring some legit talent on rookie contracts and picks...
There's no way that AD isn't traded. They've gone through way too much and now need to create the best possible environment for Zion to develop in.
Those points are a pretty slanted from the reality of the situation, but sure. Force Anthony Davis' hand.
Walk away from....
35% max (compared to 30%)
7.5% raises (compared to 4.5%)
5 year contract (compared to 4 years)
A core of Jrue Holiday, Zion Williamson, and Himself (+Whomever they net in free-agency)
If I am David Griffin, I am happy to hold out and make him make the decision.
Of course, I wouldn't be opposed
to listening to trade offers, but frankly, I would be perfectly happy moving forward with what New Orleans has, if I was the President of Basketball Operations.