DusterBuster wrote: nickgammon wrote:
Each situation is different though. The Raptors got an insanely good deal for Kawhi because he was somewhat unknown/damaged goods when the Spurs were forced to move him. That deal was basically a "star for a star" trade. The Spurs weren't asking for half of another teams roster for Kawhi, in fact, they were the ones to add in additional value to the deal instead of the other way around when they included Green into the deal.
The Pelicans meanwhile are asking for half of a teams roster for a rental, which ends up putting the team renting him at a much more severe disadvantage to be able to contend for that upcoming year.
That said, you're right overall that teams should be less concerned about rentals nowadays. With NBA contracts only ever being 4-5 years anymore, it's increased the level of player movement dramatically every summer than what it was when teams could hand out 6 year deals.
The Raptors had nothing to lose on that one. They dumped DeRozan’s bad contract and traded away a bench big. Also, Kawhi’s situation was a bit different. His agent never publicly came out and said if he gets traded to the Raptors “it’s a 1-year rental.”
It kinda makes you think AD is going to half-ass it and probably fake a lot of injuries. If he cared about winning, he’d be happy to go to the Celtics and would do anything in his power to avoid be trading to the Lakers or Knicks. The guy wants the limelight.
I’m still very high on Tatum and Brown, so I don’t think it’s worth the risk. I’d rather see Ainge go for guys like Beal or Aaron Gordon if he becomes available.
He didn't say it as openly and explicitly as Paul has, but it was made pretty clear that he was going to be a 1-year rental for anyone that's not a LA team. That is still the overwhelming likelihood right now, the only saving grace keeping the Raptors as a player here is the fact they've been so good with him and are on the cusp of a title.
If AD cared about winning, there's plenty of teams he'd be happy to goto - not just the Celtics can offer him a winning franchise. His whole "I only care about winning" line is a pile of horse-s when the only two teams you're willing to goto have been perpetual losers for 5-10 years now. He and his agent only care about going to a big market.
Boston is a huge market.
No idea what is wrong with these guys.
Kyrie resigns in Boston. AD to Boston. Really that simple. Championships and money and game and glory follow.
It really is that close for Kyrie, and he wants to go to Brooklyn? To each his own, but this is a bad career move basketball wise.
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