Re: Cleaning House. Who Will be Left on the C's Roster?
posted at 1/20/2014 6:08 PM EST
In response to Eldunker's comment:
In response to hedleylamarr's comment:
So, and I don't mean anyone on this thread, but just in general:
would we rather pay Bradley 8 per year or go for broke and pay Hayward 12?
Just trying to gauge an opinion, not start a war!
I pay and take Hayward.
Bradley has value as a s-h-u-t (anyother banned word!) down D resource and is a competent but undersized SG with limited range, no rebounding and not a particularly skilled passer. He has good character, strong motor and heart. I would resign Bradley at $6.5M, but not $8M. He is a bench and situatioal player on a good team.
I haven't watched Hayward enough, but from my limited perspective, he is more flexible and can play both SG and SF at 6'8". He has a better deep s.h.o-t (how ridiculous is it that we can't use that word on a basketball forum!!) is a very good passer, decent rebounder and is also a proficient defensive player. I like his court sense and decision making. He has a strong all around game and is a starter on most any team and a potential all star.
Here is a question back to you. Would you rather pay Hayward $60M for 5 years or pay Rondo $92M for 5 years (or $6+M per year more than Hayward) ??
I love Hayward, and I don't think Rondo is a max player. If he feels that way, good luck finding it. Rose, Irving, Wall, Lillard.....those guys are max players. If we keep
Rondo, it will be on our terms, not his.
So, not to avoid your question, I'd rather have Hayward, and trade Rondo to HOU, getting back Lin and Asik!