Re: Boston Celtics to propose trade for center Marcin Gortat!
posted at 11/24/2012 7:49 PM EST
In response to gman101019's comment:
Bass can't be traded until January 15.
Lee, Melo, maybe Collins, and draft picks for Gortat can be done on Dec. 15.
How is bradley not gonna be included in this deal if your the suns? They need a 2. A bradley has the higher ceiling is younger and has a much better contract. Since we cant trade bass or jgreen by jan 15. Wed HAVE to include lee just to make the salaries match. That would now leave us very thin at the sg spot. I guess barbosa could back up both guard spots. 10 mpg at the point and around 18 mpg at sg. We would lose 2 of our best perimeter defenders in bradley and lee. Tough.
So the ? then becomes would the suns take sully instead of bradley? Who would the cs rather trade? Again ,Tough. If bradley didnt get hurt, he would have reached near untouchable status in a trade (like rondo now). Starting Bradley and moving kg to center, saved the cs season last year. But hes played 3 years and has missed signifacant time in 2 of those 3 years. With his aggresive style and small frame, u could see these injuries potentially being an issue with him in the future. Sully has ALREADY proved that he is a good role player. Both players are under 21. With all that said, I still would give the suns the option of either player as centerpiece. I think just going by the suns roster theyd have to choose bradley.
Yes the Suns would clearly prefer Bradley, and he is far more valuable to us than Sully, the injuries shouldn't scare the fans...yet...and Sully has that disc issue that may one day arise. Sully is 2 years away from being a solid starter, maybe even an 18/9 PF. But Bradley will be a 16/4/4/2 SG who makes all defensive 1st teams and only 1 year older.
The C's are built to compete with Miami for 2 years and that requires Bradley checking/frustrating and nuetralizing Wade. Sully is needed for who? Haslem? Joel Anthony,
I would think long and hard about any deal that involves AB, and you are 100% right that it would require Lee anyhow for $, leaving us with a huge hole at SG. But I disagree with anyone who thinks that PHX is going to pass on Sully for 1-2 draft picks in the 20's, just b/c they have a few young bigs already? Psssh
I wish it would be Lee, Melo, Collins and 2 picks but there is no way that is enough.