- Jul 21, 2005
I don’t think they need to rush to replace Gallinari, so I don’t particularly care if they sign Melo. Agree that trading White for Bogdanovich doesn’t make sense. I can see it being a tough call whether to sign a guaranteed mediocrity at significant expense or to wait it out, see how Hauser does when availability creates opportunities, and revisit the issue at the deadline when we know how Gallinari’s recovery is progressing. If we were under the tax, this would be an easy call, but if paying Melo now impacts the financial ability to trade for a better player at the deadline, I’d rather than sit tight and figure this out later.Here's hoping they keep everyone they have and sign Melo. I don't like the idea of giving up White. The last taste in our mouths on him is negative because of the Finals, not that he was alone in those last several games, but he does a lot of things well and provides depth. I don't see the difference between what they might get out of Bogdonovich and Melo as being worth expending an asset. And I don't even particularly love Anthony. But like Gallinari, he will give them some offense off the bench and needed depth.
PS: I'm a little surprised that Melo hasn't gotten done yet. Long weekend the culprit? The Sox managed to sign Kike during this time, but then again it's not their off season.