Pacersike wrote:This person thinks that a trade is very unlikely:
- at the beginning of the season, teams have to believe that they will have a positive season with positive contributions from players
they have to believe in their players and it will show in their trade demands
- who is ever going to believe KP again when he trades a player of whom he said he can start together with Turner before it actually happens while praising his organisation as an organisation that is different from other organisations, who don't care enough about their players and trade them as soon as it benefits them?
I can still trade Turner or Sabonis, but KP cornered himself by flowering up a harsh reality. Getting traded always hurts for someone who cares. In stead of trying to soften the blow and informing them at the 5 yard line, players have to be encouraged to turn the trade into something positive. Oladipo did, Warren tries to but should be thankful to the Suns for giving him the motivation to shine brighter than in Phoenix. When you inform them, but a trade doesn't happen, the trust is also wounded. Don't focus on the negative side, focus on the positive side. A trade creates many other opportunities. If you weren't good enough for some team, you can work harder and/or be good enough for another team.
If Sabonis gets traded, so be it. If Turner gets traded, so be it. Be a man and in stead of whining about it, accept it wasn't ment to be and focus on all the positives it brings with it.
ps I'm also speaking to myself here, don't read it if it bothers you.
I think this is a rational point of view.
The team has to look after it's own interest to get better as players have the right to do it for themselves as well.
I always have doubts that Sabonis and Turner combo can work. It really does not matter who is better or not - Pacers I think made a decision to go with Myles and that's ok.
At the same time Domas has to look after his own interest and not to let anyone to downball.
He has to the right to get a chance of longterm good financial deal and at the same time be sure about his role and playtime.
If Pacers made a decision they should just trade Domas and get a great return while they can and Domas at the same time can get a chance to prove in the new team that he is worth a better role and money than Pacers are willing to give him.
Just do it because it's better for both sides if they can't find the agreement.