myrak433 wrote:jayu70 wrote:myrak433 wrote:
this video seems to be saying that Trae needs better teammates. that is what I have been saying.
Show me someone who has said he doesn't need better teammates.
Better than: Chandler Parsons, Evan Turner, Allen Crabbe, Damian Jones, DeAndre Bembry, Alex Len, Jabari Parker.
We've already upgraded Jone and Len to Capela and Dedmon.
Evan Turner to Teague (remains to be seen if he'll be back).
I like the Capela move and Dedmon as a backup. and Teague is nice. But that still doesn't move the needle enough for me to say we should stand pat. I get it, it seems most do not want to part with Hunter (because he was drafted 4th) maybe Heurter (because he showed some flashes his rookie season) though he regressed his 2nd year and at 21 years old he is hurt to much for my liking. I am only high on Cam. I am high on Collins, I just feel if we upgrade the team offense and have another guy that is a elite play maker we could replace Collins with a less talented player and would be a better team. I get it you all don't feel the same way. Different mindsets. But what I do not understand is when I suggested Derozan who we would not have to trade anyone for..... you all did not like that either. Help me understand that logic. And please don't talk fit and/or defense, because the truth of the matter is you don't really know if they would fit to add Derozan could come off the bench as the sixth man and have free rain to just score.
No one is saying to stand pat. NO ONE.
Hunter - you don't trade a 3 and D SF with size for a scoring only SG to play next yo you allstar PG that is already a bad defender. Those are harder to fill and are premium in todays NBA.
Collins - trading him for Beal when your proposed options would be to pay Bertans, and/or sign Crowder or Demarre Caroll to play PF. That is incredibly bad.
Huerter - my preference is to let these young players develop for more that one season before making the moves you are advocating. Took Beal 5 years to score 20+ on average.
DeRozan would have to not pick up his option to be a FA. Then the question becomes how much are you willing to pay him?
I don't want to be Orlando (trading Oladipo and #11(Sabonis) and that was after 3 years) where they thought they were ready to win now and 4 years later stay are still toiling on the proverbial treadmill.
Let me lay out my plan, Again:
1. I would keep all of the young core players except in a trade that nets us a player that is a star 2 way player.
2. Make the 2020 pick available in trades, similarly to how we used the #16 pick to get Capela.
3. If no such available trade - make the BPA pick.
4. Resign JC
5. Use our capspace to upgrade the bench via FAcy acquire a real NBA player under contract from a team looking to get under the tax (eye on Denver for Will Barton) or to cut salary.
6. Make the 2022 OKC 1st available in the right deal.
7. Run it back with our young core, draft pick and upgraded bench, see where we are at the trade deadline then make moves as neccessary.