zoyathedestroya wrote: djFan71 wrote:
zoyathedestroya wrote:We didn't even need to trade for Kawhi. All Danny had to do last offseason to give us a better chance was move the blackholes Rozier and Morris for better role players. Too many guys wanted their shots. Those two had their next contract in mind.
Kyrie and Gordon were both coming off summer surgeries. That’s why you keep Terry and Morris. It didn’t work out that they were needed, but by the time you really were sure, their value was shot. I threw out a ton of Morris trades at the deadline and wish we’d at least gotten more salary for AD. But I do think keeping them both going into the season is defensible.
Okay, didn't need to be offseason but that's when Rozier's value was at its peak. All downhill from there for him. By December, we already saw Kyrie was doing fine and Smart was at his best. Mook was doing great and helping us win, so I would hesitate moving him too. But Rozier was struggling in his role and wasn't much of a help. Even Wanamaker could contribute in a pinch or whoever we get back. It was not like we were trading them for nothing.
Oh I agree, by Dec-Feb I threw out a million Rozier ideas as well. I think his market must've been soft enough that Danny decided to just hope he got better and to still have him in his pocket in case something crazy happened and Kyrie backed away from his desire to resign or something else out of left field....
I really wanted some package with Rozier/yab for DJ Augustin. He would have been great as a backup and as salary for AD. And then Mook package for Ed Davis. Picks, filler, etc was there at the time but I don't remember the exact details.