Re: C.Lee: Winning is more important than money.
posted at 10/1/2012 10:08 AM EDT
In response to TommyRules's comment:
They say that Lee turned down more money.
He wants to come across as a hero.
Why didn't he take the bi-annual exception?
They could have kept JJJ, Moore, Sasha and the Charlotte draft pick.
He was a free agent.
He could have signed with any team.
Why did he have to have a $5m salary so Boston had to trade those young players?
I thought you weren't talking bb with me anymore?
That lasted about 10 minutes.
Did we really have room for JJJ, Moore, and Sasha? You can argue all day about the money and other team offers that neither of us can validate, but where is the roster space for these three guys? I hated to see Moore go after his summerleague performance, and he'd have likely gotten the spot that will now go to Smith or Christmas.
JJJ was not shaping up to be a part of this team. He's tall enough, but too weak to be an effective PF with us. And if you kept him, what'd that do to Sullinger? And Sasha, poor Sasha. He gave a couple of sparks in a few games, but lets be honest, he was getting stale, and with Jeff back, there are no minutes for him or Quis.
Right now we have 13/15 with the last two going between Joseph, Christmas, and Smith. I hate to say it, but JJJ, Moore, and Sasha on the whole was trash that we needed to get rid of. No lost value there.
With that in mind, you tell me. Is that a reasonable loss for acquiring a young starting SG all while keeping the BAE in reserve for the unkown-unknown situation? I think so.