Re: trade bait
posted at 5/22/2014 11:25 AM EDT
randon HayWOOD or Gordon HayWARD?
I don't see trading Bass and Green as primary goals of this team. They are productive NBA players in their primes/under 30 with reasonable contracts. Bass at 1/7 and Green at 1/9 with a player option.
Wallace is definitely a contract the team needs to shed.
Bogans contract is a major asset being as it is 5.3m non-guaranteed.
There is also the TPE from Pierce totaling 10.3 million.
I agree do not part with Sully or KO unless in a deal for an established star to pair with Rondo (and Green and maybe Bass in this case if we are to be a playoff team again).
I would trade Rondo for a lottery pick in this years draft if the plan is to use the 6th pick and have 1 more year of rebuilding.
Of course I meant Gordon. I also think Green is only an average SF in this league unfortunately. I want to like the guy, but he just hasn't stepped up given the opportunity. Rondo I give a little bit of a pass on, as he was still recovering from the injury, we all know it takes time, he had no offseason to prepare, and his game is the assist game first, score second. He had no reliable scorers to pass to. Bass is a solid backup, no more. Bradley is a 6th man type guy at the 2 spot with occasional fill in at the 1. A defensive stopper. He is never going to be more than a 10-12 point/game guy on a good team. Green has peaked I think. Solid 3rd scorer on a good team at 14-16 points per game. This team is lacking a pair of 18-25 point scorers. Sully/KO are also in the 10-15 point, 8-10 rebound mold at the 4 spot. Not too shabby, but not your go to guys.
I would trade green, bass, bogans, wallace(if I can dump him somehow), resign bradley, do not resign humpty, and pick up new players for the 2, 3, and 5 spots. 2 of them must be go to scorers, and 1 must be a rim protector. G Haywood, Asik, and Wiggins would have been ideal(darn ping pong balls).