Re: WHat if we did blow up the big four?
posted at 5/20/2011 12:09 PM EDT
In Response to Re: WHat if we did blow up the big four?
[QUOTE]Dud, I think Rondo and Ray have the most value. I think Rondo has alot of value because his contract is not bad for an elite PG (alleged elite PG) although I'd have to differ with that. Rondo's stock is high right now (although I think it's about to drop) so that makes him attractive. As for Ray, he is the only one of the Big 4 who, next season, will still "athletically" and "physically" be able to do what he's most dangerous doing, shooting from the perimeter. And with an expiring $10 mil cap hit, that is extremely attractive. I just don't think KG can bring it every night any longer and I am not sure a team will let go of two players to match KG's cap number. Honestly, I believe KG's value is highest as a Celtic because if this is his last season, we get that cap relief. I think it's obvious the Big 4 cannot carry this team night in and night out for an entire season and the playoffs. I think it's also obvious that the Celtics don't really have any trade chips that will bring in TWO very good players to add to Jeff Green and Delonte to put around these guys. That cannot and will not happen without giving up one of the Big 4. The alternative is to do nothing, not be a real challenge for a championship, say goodbye to Ray and KG, have cap space but nobody to replace them with, and be a middle-of-the-pack team for the forseeable future. Time to drop a small bomb - blow it up some.
Posted by Petey62[/QUOTE]
Clicked ADD YOUR REPLY by mistake...... re. Rondo - if you are a team that does not happen to have 3 hall of famers hanging around on your roster - do you want to commit 12 million dollars per year to a point guard when you have a hard cap of $60million? I don't think so.
Danny's legacy will be formed by the compilation of the BIG 3 and then how that BIG 3 is dissolved - one hailed, one potentially a disaster - who knows?
I have said that I think Danny is negligent in his duties if he attempts to trade the BIG for what the posters will think are great new stars, well at least until they get here and we all find out that Danny pulled a Joe Dumars (disbanding his 4 all-stars and sliding Ben Gordon and Charlie V in and then s ucking anyway).
My question is really very simple - why would teams be giving up "stars" or "potential stars" in order to add an expiring contract or a player on his last legs?
I can see wanting to acquire expiring contracts, so that the team can go in to free agency with some cap space but aren't those the same teams that just gave up young stars to get the expiring contract?
I don't see any good combination of transactions that allows the Cs some sort of continuance of excellence - there is no Steve Young waiting in the wings for when Montana goes........ I think we will see the cycle take hold and they will be in the lottery sooner than most will like....