Re: Trade Deadline: Who Stays, Who Goes
posted at 1/23/2014 12:51 PM EST
In response to Fiercy's comment:
Some here keep saying it will be a quick rebuild.
From the 2 moves Ainge made this season, downgrading from Lee to Bayless and Jordan Crawford for Joel Anthony, it's looking like Ainge is going to build through the draft.
Why would Ainge allow the Heat to dump Joel Anthony's contract on the Celts if Ainge is not thinking long term?
The Celts would have to pay 3.8m for Joel Anthony next season.
That will cost the Celts 3.8m in cap space.
Fierce...I agree to build through the draft when possible & then cherry pick, also when possible, some Vets to fill positions where the draft did not meet our expectations. Easier said than done I know and I know we'll know more after the draft.
The only thing consistent about our team now is their inconsistency and that applies most to Green. We beat the .500 Wizards last night...whoopie ! But, frustratingly, we are many times ahead or even with quality teams like the Heat & then they pull away in last QTR. Could it be that because of our record they rest some stars & take us lightly or just don't get up for us...dunno ?
We do not have a quality scoring guard, 15-25 points nightly, like a Paul, West, Rose(when healthy), Nash (when younger) & Bass, Green, Wallace etc. can give us 15-20 points infrequently and we do not have a dominating Center.
I like the GS Warriors who built mostly through the draft with Curry, Thompson, Barnes, Lee etc. and then added some Vets like Iguodala & Bogut. They are fun to watch and competitive.
I would keep Sully and maybe Oly and see if he develops as we did with Fav Melo who did not. Keep 2 of the 4 Guards, Rondo, Bradley, Bayless or Pressey( yup, Rondo too if we get a #1 draft pick) & definitely unload Wallace, Bass & Green. Keep Humphries depending upon who we can get for PF and Centers in the draft. The key is to bite the bullet for 2-3 years & build via the draft adding 1-2 Vets as GS did. Stevens is the perfect coach, college experience, to meld a young team together.