Re: Misconceptions. Clippers Don't Need Boston
posted at 6/18/2013 1:55 PM EDT
In response to jtkl's comment:
In response to rameakap's comment:
KG is better than Jordan for 1-2 more years as a talent and impactful player on the court. Considering they make equal cash, and KG's 2nd year is a team option the Clips can walk away from, KG has more value than Jordan.
Jordan only has more value than KG if we knew he would be resigned for like the 5 years at like the 7-8m a year he is worth after 2015, to be the rim defender/soul crushing dunker/10+ per game rebounder all teams would love to have, while boosting his FT's over 60%. Then we'd have him ages 27-31 on a young rebuilt team at reasonable cash. Only then is he worth more than the retired KG. No way is he worth more for 1 year, esp with CP3 all aboard with KG.
Same with Doc. He is easily worth two 1st rd picks in the 20's. Especially if it guarantees CP3. KG is probably even be worth one of those picks thrown in alone in the swap for Jordan.
Excellent post. Not only is KG better, now but he does something the clips bigs are terrible at. he spaces the floor. The rumours I'm readingalso likely have Paul Pierce ending up with the clips as well, albeit that is a riskier proposiition for the clips and things could go wrong.
But still... if they get a haul of KG, and Pierce (still a top five small forward) along with our coach and all we get back is an overpaid Jordan and a couple of very late round picks, (because that clips team is a title contender.) Then we have been royally screwed.
Exactly, glad you see it that was as well.
And there is no guarantee we do anything that allows Pierce to walk right out to LA.
Imagine Jeff Green becomes a 20ppg guy every night next year, with like 6 boards a game. Well Griffin was only an 18/8 guy this year. Sully could be a 9/9 guy next year. I'd take him over Butler. Are Griffin and Butler really that much better than Sully and Green are going to b next year?
They have Bledsoe, Crawford, Odom and Billups, we have Avery, Lee, Bass and Terry. Pretty even.
The supporting cast KG, PP and Doc would have in LA is really no better than our except for CP3 being a better PG than Rondo. Yet Boston is acting like they need to blow it up and build around Avery and Sully (our Bledsoe and Jordan) while the Clippers are title contenders? The Heat, Spurs, Thunder, Pacers and Bulls should all be better than a Clippers team with our guys on it. The Nuggets, Grizz and Warriors will give them a run for their money.