Re: Marc Gasol Trade Idea's
posted at 11/25/2013 5:15 PM EST
In response to R9R's comment:
In response to Mployee8's comment:
The problem with your trades R9R is you want every teams franchise player and expect the C's can go from Point A to Point C w/o going thru Point B first. No team will give up their franchise player for faulty assets. Danny's first priority is to upgrade our current asset base in order to be able to talk to those teams about their Franchise Player or wait till free agency and try to work a S&T.
So forget about converting Green, Hump & Fav into Gasol cuz Memphis won't see Fav as an adequate replacement for Gasol.
Horsetrading will get you there ... from Pt A (Our Current State) to Pt B (Upgraded Assets) then to Pt C (Franchise Center).
- Dwight Howard
- Andrew Bynum
- James Harden
- Kevin Garnett
- Ray Allen
- Carmelo Anthony
- Deron Williams
- Jrue Holiday
All essentially franchise players traded from their teams for various reasons.
Don't give me that A to C bullcrash.
Tell me, how was that Harden trade not an A to C move? Please, explain, I'll wait.
With Yao retired and fellow star Tracy McGrady having departed in a February 2010 trade to the New York Knicks that ultimately would help land Harden, the Rockets faced a decision every team faces sooner or later: Do you continue trying to contend and rebuild through trades and free agency, or do you endure an awful season or two with the hopes of returning to relevance by way of high draft picks?
Houston opted to try to compete and posted winning records from 2009 to 2012, though without a playoff appearance, but fell short when it came to landing a star to help take the team to the next level.
"The big thing was that when you lose your top guys, like Yao and Tracy, generally the way it has always been done is that you know you're going to have a bad season in there, because you need a high pick to get it done," Morey says. "And frankly, I still think that's probably your safer way to go. … (But) we just didn't think we could do it, so we sort of carved out a different way.
"Keep our max (salary cap) room, stay flexible but try and avoid that really tough year. Again, I don't know if we've proven anything. We've proven that in our set of circumstances, I think we can hopefully turn the corner if we have the year we hope we're going to have. We had to be ready, but a lot had to line up as well."
Morey's moves seemed desperate, with trade after trade made in hopes of landing Howard or some other star. When he sent point guard Kyle Lowry to the Toronto Raptors in a July 2012 deal seen as senseless by some at the time, Morey was skewered.
But the first-round pick acquired in the Lowry deal would prove to be a major factor in landing Harden. Protections essentially guaranteed it would be a lottery pick, so the Thunder agreed to send Harden, then the NBA sixth man of the year, to Houston in exchange for that pick, another first-rounder, a second-round pick, Kevin Martin and Jeremy Lamb. Cole Aldrich, Daequan Cook and Lazar Hayward also went to Houston.
You see ... So if you are under the missapprehension that Morey just traded player Group A to get to player Group B (Incl Harden) then you are wrong. He kept cap room and traded an existing player for a lottery pick (Danny has done the same thing) ... then he grouped that Lottery Pick with two other picks and two young players for Harden. The Lottery Pick was the key to the Harden deal and Morey didn't get that pick by Tanking ... HE TRADED FOR IT!!!!