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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.
The clips fired their coach on Chris Paul's say so. You have to assume logically they are making a run at his first choice.
I mean ifCP is willing to sign if you get Brian Shaw, you just get brian Shaw. You get him cheaper with no trades and no draft picks and he is easy to get rid of if he doesn't work out.
NO. CP3 would have been happier with Doc and that is why the clips are going through this whole thing.
Now they have to tell CP3 that they still have crappy bigs who can't score on their own and can't spaced the floor, and they still have a backup point guard who is going to bolt in two years for more money than they can give and they are going to get him an unproven coach, instead of a championship coach. Whoohoo!
Love to hear that call.
First, you are making a HUGE, probably inccorrect assumption that the Clippers can't do a better deal eslewhere. Perhaps strike a deal for a better younger C than Garnett.
Second, maybe CP3 wanted Doc as his first choice... but who is to say IF CP3 will get along with Doc? and who is to say IF CP3 is also OK with Brian Shaw or Hollins.
First off Really? You think other teams want to take Jordan's bad contract and give the clippers very real assets? Please come up with that trade I'd love to see it.
Secondly it doesn't matter in the future if CP3 will get along with Doc. It doesn't matter in the future if he wil get along with Shaw. His contract is up this year, not two years from now. They have to make him happy enough to sign right now. If not with a coach at least with players he thinks can get him a ring.
KG is an elite defender still and he spaces the floor. Jordan and Blake clog the lane and slow CP3 down.