Re: Lesson to Doc tonight
posted at 1/24/2012 10:04 PM EST
Fierce, I must have misinterpreted your post. I'm sorry. Here's what it said (quote):
"Last night we outrebounded the Magic and we won. The difference was Sasha's hustle, he was going after loose balls. Sasha even blocked 2 shots and also had 2 steals.
Having Pietrus or Sasha in there gives us more athleticism and length at the SG position."
From reading that, I think many people would make the same assumption I made about what you were saying. Sounds very much like to me you're saying we can trade Ray because Sasha can more than replace him with is steals and 2 blocked shots (the only two in a year). Ok...so now you're saying that's not what you meant. I accept that.
What Tommy says??? Surely that isn't your measure of credibility. he says a lot of things like how Jermaine can shoot the 15 footer a lot and that's a good play for us. Right!
Pietrus is a better defender. He's not going to be able to play shooting guard. Sorry - I don't buy that. He's a good player, but not the player to replace Ray. That's ok, reasonable minds can disagree on this.
As for the amnesty, if I'm Wyc, I don't just say "hey, use the amnesty if the guy stinks". It still cost real dollars. Those dollars don't count against the cap but you still have to pay the player a big payoff and get no production. That's wasted money. NOt a way to make money as an owner.
All of this is beisde my main point: I don't want to eat up cap space unless its a significant upgrade to a championship team. Danny's tinkering has already damaged this team enough. More trades and locking up future salary removes flexibility (or costs money in an amnesty move). Keep the powder dry and make trades that get us a game changer.....not another mediocre player Doc has to try to somehow incorporate mid season again. Nate, Sasha, Murphy, Arroyo, Wilcox, and others have not worked out. PLEASE, Danny, don't make another rash move. Wait out the season. If we are losing because we are bad, then so be it - our draft choices are better that way to go with our cap room.
No short term dumb moves, please.