Just curious as how you can sit here and say about how you disagreed with moves your FO has made but at the same time going to say how they won't cave and give us what we want. Obviously what you views a bad idea is what your FO views as good business. Therefore with that reasoning and the fact that y'all treated Gordon like a prom queen during the process, I believe we hold the cards in this. You seriously over value us keeping a disgruntled player. Kobe demanded a traded or years. How has that worked out for the lakers?
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I think that's fair, but I probably wouldn't do that.
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You arnt talking about CP3, or Kobe (lol) and the Hornets are not in a situation to "make demands". They have to decide if they want a disgruntled max player that will be very hard to move for assets... or not.
And that ignores all the other factors working against the Hornets (injuries and Gordon trashing them in the media).
To get Marshall who is one of the best passing point guards coming out of college in a while and a couple of picks seems like a worthy offer to me, considering the roster. Not sure vastly overpaying a guy who doesn't want to be here instead of taking a true floor general and picks to grow with the rooks is a better option. Phoenix has made some dumb decisions but they have a relatively new front office. Sarver alone gave out the Warrick, Childress and Frye contracts when they didn't have a gm.
Gordon's likely just going to get matched. Not sure why Phx would give up like 7 assets to overpay an injury proned immature shooting guard. I can't believe people here really feel like the team can get so much in return. Plus, do role players really help the team? Isn't it better to get a rookie and some picks? If the front office wants to pay role players, let them pick who they want in free agency.
Let me make one thing clear. I am not trying to guarantee he ends up on the Suns, its definitely still up in the air. I am just telling IF the Hornets decide to pursue a sign and trade what the max they could realistically hope to get is. And that figure does not include Gortat or any totally unprotected Suns picks.
I hope the Hornets decide to roll the dice and keep him. Gordon has not proven himself to be worth max money and I certainly wouldnt want to give up assets along with tossing him a bad contract. The Suns should preserve cap flexibility for mid season trades and a potential effort to land James Harden (a much more appealing SG) next offseason.
Again, you seem to think the Hornets are in some sort of hand-wringing quandry, wondering whether or not to match. But the match is a given. Phoenix is the team with a decision to make. Is Gordon the guy they lavished praise upon and offered a max deal? If so, what are they willing to part with to acquire his services from the Hornets? The Hornets only have to sit back and wait on Phoenix to make a sufficiant offer of a sign and trade, wait for Gordon to accept his role on the Hornets or wait until a different team makes a suitable offer. Time is on the Hornets' side.
And I dont think Gordon is worth even that much. That your own team didnt think Gordon is worth a max... but some of you Hornet fans expect to get a haul similar to the Cp3 trade shows that your own front office values him less than their fans do.
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