Re: Stupid Trade Danny!!
posted at 2/24/2011 5:34 PM EST
Like every deal, this one has pros and cons, but I think you're wrong about saying its a "stupid trade Danny!!". I would never have guessed it and thought there was no way they'd trade Perk, but Danny has guts. In one day, he gave us a chance to win this year AND a chance to be relevant/good after the Big 3 contracts expire:
We unloaded Perk (wants lots of money and extension next year in conflict with BBD and clearly, BBD is more valuable to us)
Unloaded Nate (wasn't delivering anyway)
Got rid of Semih and Luke and picked up a second round draft choice which could be high second round the way Cleveland is headed.
Got rid of Marquis Daniels (Career likely over) and got cash
Picked up a first round pick (lottery protected) for 2012.
Picked up Jeff Green - very athletic SF who can help NOW.
In all, he has a younger, more athletic team and left room to build with either draft picks or free agents in the coming 2 years AND left roster this year to add another player (someone off buyout like Rip or Murphy or bring in Sheed who would not hurt our long term salary structure).
Not all bad, eventhough giving up Perk will definitely hurt our D and rebounding.