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4 weeks, 1 day ago on Thunder vs. Magic: Pregame Primer
Phoenix has zero incentive to trade Dragic
Dragic or Conley.
Other than the rebounding, they're essentially clones. And his numbers this season have plummeted across the board.
Too risky. Too much Jeff Green potential for me.
Ew. Want nothing to do with Ilya.
Any trade midsession would be in an attempt to consolidate talent (I don't imagine trading for picks + a lesser backup pg). Bringing in a bigger name would go over fine, I think. And I think the Harden trade (and the Green trade before it) show that Presti isn't worried overly about chemistry or acting decisively if he thinks he's presented the best move.
Even if the team were willing to pay $7-8m/per (which I think would be a mistake) I don't think Reggie would take that offer. He wants to start, he wants to be a top pg, and more power to him. And if he doesn't sign an extension, that leaves the door wide open for some team to offer him a contract we can't match. Hence: gotta plan ahead and get value at its peak.
Strategically, I think it probably makes the most sense to make a list of targets and teams where he would fit a need, then make a determination when we would have the most leverage. But I think you really need to go in with the understanding that he's gonna be gone by the end of his rookie deal so we need to maximize value and look at potential opportunities starting now.
The more I think about it, the more I like packaging Reggie with some salary this year. Even at $7.5m/per, which probably fair market value for him, I don't see how Reggie will be worth that to the Thunder. I don't want to be forced into another situation where we're looking for the best return in his expiring year.
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What about Reggie + Sheem + Roberson (I don't know if that gets our salaries there, but let's pretend it does)
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4 weeks, 1 day ago on Friday Bolts – 2.7.14
I'll admit I'm maybe higher on Afflalo's defensive potential here than maybe is warranted. I do think having an elite shooter who the team trusts to leave out there 30 minutes a game and jack up 4-5 threes would do wonders for us.
I think the team's success has gotten you boys a little conservative and complacent. I'm not saying we aren't capable of winning a 'ship with this roster -- we're definitely the favorites to make it out of the west -- but it's clear our offensive success is still largely built on KD and Russ doing stuff and Serge being an outlet valve. It's a system with no plan B if one or two parts fail. Even with healthy Russ last postseason, making it back the finals (let alone winning) would have been a daunting task. I'm sure Presti hasn't stopped looking for ways to improve our roster balance, and tip the odds further in our favor.
You can't improve through a mid-season trade? Um... Yes you can. Obviously. Like, it's happened many many many times in the NBA. Remember Jeff Green?
*meant offensive production, not defensive, obviously
Hmm. That's not good news. I still make the trade but it's prolly not the no-brainer it was in my head. Where are all the elite 3-and-d guys? Despite his incredible play this season, I'm worried about relying on KD and Russ to be superheroes for our defensive production. Do you know we don't have anyone in the top 100 of efficiency in corner threes? And that KD is the only player on our roster I trust to hit a three at above league average.
I haven't dug into his numbers at Denver but I think with less of an offensive burden put on him, in our system, Afflalo would thrive defensively. I am very worried about our ability to space the floor in the playoffs.