Parliament10 wrote:djFan71 wrote:zoyathedestroya wrote:My preference, not necessarily my prediction:
Hayward / Kemba / Brown / Tatum / Theis
Smart / Langford / MLE vet* / G-Will / R-Will
*Best 3&D wing available
Hayward opts in then extends. Draft MEM 1st. Let Semi, Kanter, Green, and Wanamaker walk.
Sign Waters to a regular contract as third string PG. Sign 2nd rounder to two-way contract.
Package Edwards, Poirier, BOS 1st and/or MIL 1st and get best vet available on a cheap multi-year contract. If Poirier goes, let Tacko take the end-of-bench seat.
If we don't repeat as champions in 2021, I will be disappointed.
Pretty much where I'm at. Depending on Gordon $, you may be only doing one of the trade / MLE vets to keep under the tax. Rest is rounded with cheap rookie contracts. Wouldn't be shocked if Kanter opts in, though.
That's one of my main reasons for wanting Hayward gone.
1. He costs too much. -- That money can go to other players.
2. And he's redundant.
I'm torn. I'm usually a staunch supporter of the Church of Zoya readings from the Book of Advanced Hayward stats. But, paying 4 near maxes is tough. Ironically, if we could deconsolidate Hayward into 1 starter level and 1 rotation level guy, it could be a win.
Opt-in extend for Myles Turner / McDermott as basis. Or, Lord help me, Aaron Gordon & Ross. Both trades we lose, but with salary flexibility, it could be worth it. Or something along those lines, but there's nothing really exciting out there. If you do it, you're betting HARD on Romeo or MEM pick really stepping up to fill the swing void. I still think we only roll with 3 wings and 1 true big from here on out. So, we need to replace Hayward in any scenario we move him. Replacement just doesn't have to be as good as he is, necessarily, if we make gains in other areas.
Ultimately, I just don't see the right trade lining up to make it worth it.