I don't see why you would want to mess with the front court in the first place. We have to have some stability, and can't keep doing a massive overhaul each year. Our front court consist of a dominant player who is considered the next Tim Duncan (Anthony Davis), and 3pt shooting scorer and rebounding mismatch off the bench (Ryan Anderson), a 7 ft shot blocking hustle player with a surprising offensive game (Robin Lopez), and a tough 7 ft off the bench with a good mid range jumper (Jason Smith). What's so good about each of them is that they're under 26.What more could you possibly ask for? What we need on is the back court. How about a point guard that can drive and dish? Or get an impact wing player that can stay healthy?
I think, when you look at the trade straight up, would you take a 7-foot Center with a PER of 20? Or would you take an undersized backup PG who can't run an offense but has athletic tools that are out of this world and has a PER of 24? I know most GMs in the league would take the Center and never think about it again. That's why I don't get all of you guys who are saying Vasquez and Lopez aren't enough. That's crazy talk to me. That is overpaying, IMO.
Last edited by nolaslim213; 12-10-2012 at 10:56 PM.
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Let's imagine Iggy and Gordon make a combined 26M. Add another 9 for Anderson and lets say 8 max for Bledsoe (no way he fetches more given his current playing level). Thats only a combined 43M with 20M left to split between the rookie contracts of Davis, Rivers, Miller and our future draft pick, not to mention JSmoove and a future backup 2.
Last edited by PelsFan2313; 12-11-2012 at 01:55 AM.
A Vasqeuz/Lopez for Bledsoe/Pick trade may improve their playoff odds and it fits in with plan B of a low budget Blake show if CP3 does leave. Lopez is on a good contract and can be let go for cheap, and Vasquez may not be as good as Bledsoe in some regards, but he can pass the ball to the guy that sells tickets. I think the most questionable thing in all of this is really if Bledsoe is worth giving up your 2 best trade assets.
Last edited by BP225; 12-11-2012 at 09:31 AM.
Nevertheless, I think it may benefit him to do that in order to secure a long-term deal. The FA class, this year, is extremely weak and he may be able to fetch more for himself by opting out. Of course, if they go far in the postseason, he may find that harder to do. I don't think they will, though, if Lawson continues to play mediocre basketball and the team continues to play inconsistently on both sides of the ball (especially defensively).
Why do you guys do this to me?
Read the entire train of thought next time!!
Last edited by PelsFan2313; 12-11-2012 at 08:22 PM.
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