Andrew McCeltic wrote:bucknersrevenge wrote:Andrew McCeltic wrote:Remember Hield sucks defensively - his defensive rating this year is a career low, I think - and he's getting paid to shoot 43 percent from 3, not 38.
Our team defense can support the tradeoff IMO and the spacing he would provide would be such a benefit to the Jay's. The boost in efficiency he would add on offense would allow to set up our defense after a made basket more often. Again, only 3 players have hit more 3's off the catch this year than him. He is prolific at what he does.
He's been trending down as a shooter for three years - is it just because he's upped his volume?
Eric Gordon would cost less and I think his deal's shorter, he's at 45 percent from range this year. Barnes is 42 percent. Doug Mcdermott costs less in assets and in dollars, I'd even gamble on Coby White over Hield.
Buddy has name recognition and if he were hitting 42 percent, he'd have a lot of gravity. He isn't, plus bad defense, plus bad money. He's been out of the mix in Sacramento since last year, that's the kind of situation other teams pounce on for a good player. And people forget he's 29 already.
As of right now, trending on lower volume than the last 2 years. Being out of the mix in Sacramento doesn't mean that much to me for a franchise run as poorly as that one. Every player on that team who CAN be moved is ready to leave. They jerk around all their players. It's the middle of a pandemic. There are enough mitigating factors for me not to be concerned about him shooting 4% lower than that number halfway through a dumpster fire of a season on a bad team going nowhere. As for him being 29, you say that like it's a bad thing. That's one of the things I like about him. Right in his prime and not another young player who doesn't know how to play.
All of your alternatives are older players too for that matter. Not that I dislike any of them because I don't. I'd take any of those guys too. Just don't go around expecting them to be any better defensively. You wanna say you don't like Buddy's salary, fine. I don't think it's really a big deal, but fine. You wanna quibble about a few percentage points, whatever. Again, we're looking for shooters and he is most certainly a shooter and a prolific one at that. But don't throw me any arguments about defense or age. Those dogs won't hunt. But for the sake of settling this positively, I would 100% take any of those other options as well.