Ring_Wanted wrote: ↑
Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:30 am
GSW could use a handler for the second unit, but they'd be crazy if they use that pick fir Rubio. They should be shopping the pick, but Rubio doesn't do a ton for them; I'd look elsewhere.
For PHX, value would be terrific in abstract, but we are the best passing team in the league with Ricky (after what feels like an eternity of putrid ball movent and retarded guard play), so perhaps we'd be getting too smart for our own good.
As for the aftermath, you can't have the TPE along with cap space, so we'd be making the move for the pick and the ability to be bigger players in free agency (and only PG worth the hassle would be FVV, in the improbable case TOR lets him go).
Speaking of draft trades, assuming current slots, I'd focus my efforts in trading up for Haliburton and looking for a PF in free agency with the ~20M in cap space (renounce to everyone). I'd offer ATL #10 and lightly protected 2021 or 2022 1stR, plus filler if they want (Jerome, Okobo, Carter, future 2ndR) for their #4.
Do you have a PF target you prefer? I wouldn’t be too opposed to this route, but I think a bench guard is a bigger need. Unfortunately the guard FA market is weaker. If we can retain Saric on a team friendly deal, like 3 yr 25 million, renounce everyone else, I think that could still leave us with 12-13 million to spend. Not sure on those numbers though.
We’d have Rubio, Booker, Oubre, Bridges, Ayton, Johnson, Saric as rotation guys, plus maybe whoever we draft at 10. Maybe Payne as well if he plays well in the bubble and we decide to keep him.
A guard off the bench who could create their own shot would be nice. The best of those, not counting VanVleet is probably Jordan Clarkson, but I’d guess Utah tries to retain him. Other guys(some I kinda like, others not so much): Alec Burks, Alonzo Trier, Etwaun Moore, Jordan McRae, Frank Jackson, Goran Dragic, Shabazz Napier). None of those guys really are even worth the MLE though.
More interesting guys, but less likely to be available/more catch and shoot scorers:
Justin Holliday, Tim Hardaway Jr, Malik Beasley, Joe Harris, Langston Galloway.