Nope. I'm saying that Beverley and Gordon, combined, give you more than AB does and cost less. You know how you know I'm saying that? Because that's what I said.Are you saying Gordon is anywhere in the arena in terms of defense compared to AB?
The person continuing to prove things, is you, my friend.
These decisions don't take place in a vacuum.Grin, are you planning on pulling the goalie, and playing 6 on 5?
I'd rather have Avery than can play O and D not just one.
1) If we are clearing cap space to make a move for Hayward, Griffin or Millsap then dealing Bradley for a pick makes more sense than taking back $12 million in salary on Favors or any other power forward.If the Celtics draft Fultz (which seems like the most likely scenario), then I absolutely agree that a season of Favors is worth more to Boston than a season of Bradley (or moving him and just getting back a late 1st round pick from a contender).
Amir Johnson's career stats: .585 eFG%, 9.1 rebounds/36, 1.9 assists/36, 1.7 blocks/36The way I see it, Boston has a pretty defined ceiling when Amir, Olynyk and Crowder are getting the PF minutes. Favors is a definite upgrade on those guys
This keeps being repeated but simply isn't true. His per36 numbers this year have been right at his career avg and he actually played the most minutes of the season during the month of March while his per36 numbers throughout the season were consistent. Amir's problem is that he simply isn't very good and is exposed against elite players. He was horrible in the playoffs due to being in terrible matchups against quicker players not to being broken down.Favors' balky knee would give me seriously concern in a potential trade. He battled injuries all last year, including a lower back issue. It might just be a one year thing (and Bradley certainly hasn't been Cal Ripken) but I could see this being another Amir Johnson situation where he's a decent player during the season but breaks down before the playoffs when we need him most.
My Favors suggestion was premised on the notion that Hayward isn't coming. I've made that clear a couple of times.1) If we are clearing cap space to make a move for Hayward, Griffin or Millsap then dealing Bradley for a pick makes more sense than taking back $12 million in salary on Favors or any other power forward.
2) And if we don't make a move for one of those guys we have no real shot at taking on the Cavs, so dealing Bradley for a pick makes more sense than trading for a veteran who won't help us win a title now or in the future.
Amir Johnson's career stats: .585 eFG%, 9.1 rebounds/36, 1.9 assists/36, 1.7 blocks/36
Derrick Favors' career stats: .510 eFG%, 7.1 rebounds/36, 1.1 assists/36, 1.3 blocks/36
But even if we assume that Favors is an upgrade on Amir, it makes no sense to take on his $12m salary if $18m could land us a legitimate star.
You're right about the Pels pick. Got my years mixed up.You are assuming any team who trades for him will want to sign him long term. The Pelicans also have their 2018 1st round pick? Where are you seeing that they don't? http://basketball.realgm.com/nba/draft/future_drafts/detailed
I'd also love Richaun Holmes but I'm not sure you'd get Holmes+ for Bradley. Probably just Holmes if that. He really stepped up in the 2nd half. It would also depend on what the 76ers plan to do next year. If they want to make a push for the playoffs, AB would help them more than the redundant Richaun Holmes. AB fits in nicely. As for the Bucks, Middleton also plays a lot of SF and since they have Giannis, they could play AB at PG anyway. Milwaukee is so ridiculously tall and versatile they could make almost any player fit and Jabari won't be back until February. Plus Beasley and Terry are leaving and they combined for 30+ minutes this year. Their bench could use improvement and once fully healthy, a Monroe/Snell/Brogdon bench is ridiculous.
He wasn't ever on an injury report for an ankle injury since prior to having the flu when he missed a couple games toward the end of the season. He missed one game due to the injury, returned, dealt with the flu, then returned after the illness and put up a 16/5 game (I guess he wasn't injured that day) along with a few other decent games prior to the playoffs beginning. Following those productive games the Celtics had several days off to prepare for the playoffs and Amir was exposed once playoff intensity ramped up. All season long people have been saying how his ankles are shot yet he was never on an injury report for it.How can you say he was horrible but it wasn't because his ankles were injured?
I wouldn't be so sure of that. After this latest knee injury Parker's days as a SF are probably done, so they have to hope he can be an effective small ball PF full time now. He might be able to do it, he might not. But it's not 100% certain that Milwaukee would make that bet now given the sheer number of knee injuries that Parker's had.Milwaukee is the one who'd say no in a Jabari for IT trade.
Yup. They are basically capped out and trading one of Irving/Love/Thompson seems counterproductive. Don't think anyone is taking JR Smith off their hands.How long will this warriors team be together and effective? 3-4 years? Beating Cleveland is one thing but beating GSW is another.
It's funny, I have no idea what Cleveland can add next year that would matter vs the warriors. Their window is the same length or shorter than GSW. I suspect you'll see cavs take off most of next season, too
To be honest, it's the only thing that gives me pause about some of the trade deals that have been bandied about. If you don't think that adding one superstar is going to be enough, then a reasonable goal should be to acquire multiple high level assets in hopes you end up with multiple stars. If you could really move #1 for #3+Saric+LAL 2018, with Nets 2018 there as well, you probably hurt your chances of ending up with 1 superstar, but increase you chances of ending up with 2. But it's definitely a boom-or-bust option, and it seems crazy that entertaining that should be necessary for a team that won 50+ and made it to the ECF.Yeah---after watching these 2 games (not that we didn't already kinda know) Butler or George do nothing. Use the picks on a kid and hope he's as good as we think he can be.
I started paying attention to the NBA in the 1979-1980 season. Since then, here's how the championships have gone, by team (37 seasons, not counting this year):If the top seed in the east is basically admitting they are playing for 2021 how do the 25 teams below them feel?
We are headed for a regular season where top teams guys play 50-60 games and 30 mins a night. 15-20 teams have nothing to play for.
The peak showtime Lakers won 3/4. Jordan's Bulls won 6/8, losing only in the two years (actually 1.5) Jordan was playing baseball. The Warriors probably will not win all four of the next championships, but they will probably win 3 with the Cavs picking up the other one.As great as Golden State is today, history would tell us that it's very unlikely that they win the next three or four championships.