zaymon wrote:Skybox wrote:ORL sends: AG and TRoss
BOS sends: Hayward and Langford
*This post is also a question...can teams and agents be discussing extensions with about to be UFA's (or in this case player option guys)?
Even is Hayward was willing to opt out of his last year for a more reasonable but still strong 3 or 4 year deal, it would be more than BOS should play a guy who is marginalized by the emergence of youngsters. They move him for two guys who are ready to contribute to a contender NOW (for slightly more money, Hayward gets say 25 where AG &TR cost about 30). Langford has done nothing but may become something, so he's a sweetener for ORL's 2 starter quality players for one deal...I shudder to think how good AG could do as the 4th or 5th offensive threat on the team, able to lockdown on guys with Smart and be opportunistic on offense, playing off of the stars. TRoss plays the same role as flamethrower off the bench...Hayward is the secondary playmaker, probably leading scorer, true wing forward we need with a solid veteran star presence. Langford gets an opportunity he wasn't getting in BOS to show why he was a high pick. Lineup below has much more offensive firepower than before. Guys like Okeke, Langford, pick15 can be moved around quite a bit as they show promise too. Fournier's opting-in is assumed but could also be broached about a new, longer, reasonable deal...even if the plan was to move him at some point. Fournier could be subbed into the trade for TRoss but BOS needs to cost-control and, let's face it, Evan can put up bigger numbers than TRoss and that's what we need. Hayward and Vuc as secondary ball-movers with Fultz as the primary ball handler and penetrator could be a whole different offensive picture.
I like it, but i dont know if Boston bites. Hayward and Stevens have long relationship, and Langford still has a lot of potential.
Langford's numbers were even worse than NAW's