Scoot McGroot wrote:Please no. Hardaway is a high volume, low efficiency shooter who doesn’t provide anything elsewhere (defense, playmaking, distributing, etc). I’d rather we just play Doug at SG off the bench, and get more efficient play for 1/3 the cost.
I worry we're going to end up paying Boogie similar money over more years to hang onto him. Hardaway's efficiency is bad, but some of that may be the environments he's been in. He's more of an unknown than a returning Bojan, but we cut Doug's salary and also bring in a recent 15th overall pick still on his rookie deal who can also shoot a bit.
I'm kind of banking on our success with player development. When we signed Collison and Bogdanovic, their contracts didn't look amazing but they played really well for us. I think we should recognize that guys are replaceable rather than making the mistake of paying the same players more money to keep them around.
I'd gladly pay Bojan the max we could pay him ($18.375m) rather than trade a usable bench piece for an offense killer like Tim Hardaway. I could play Bojan with anyone on the roster, whereas Tim cannot be played with our best player, Victor Oladipo, since neither can play SF, and neither should be a pure PG.
If Justin Jackson is the guy you want, just target him with 2 2nd rounders. You could probably get him for close to that, rather than paying someone almost $40m to hurt your offense, and play no defense.
Tim Hardaway is one of the worst contracts right now, in terms of playability. Sure, Wall, Wiggins, etc, are worse in terms of size, but Hardaway is up there. If you acquire him, you just have to make sure you get paid off properly. The problem is that Dallas can't trade a 1st until 2025, and their most valuable trade pieces are Brunson (I'd really rather not bring in a "comparable" young PG on a rookie contract and have the two of them trying to bury the other), and Jackson (just not worth a top 20 pick, maybe not worth a 1st right now...think of him close to TJ Leaf).