And dont forget about the Capitals last place team in the NHL, and the Mystics the worst team in the league last year
One week into a shortened season and you really just brought up the Capitals? What about the playoff seasons they had after he purchased the team?
What about the fact that the year BEFORE he purchased the team they were in the Stantly Cup Finals, and have not been back since? I brought up the Mystics, and Capitals to show you that all three of his teams are the worst in each of their leagues
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A good defender on who exactly?
He's too small to guard 4's and not quick enough to guard 3's who can put the ball on the floor. Good defender on the perimeter my ***. He was getting burned on the wing in summer league.
He's trash...doesn't matter if God was coaching him.
He's nothing more than an "energy guy". He will never be anything more than serviceable.
The Clips' losing streak isn't exactly showcasing Bledsoe's ability to run a team. I don't think he makes any sense for the Wiz anyways. Somehow, I doubt it's truly his life's ambition to back up John Wall.
They'd want to include Caron in any such deal to make the numbers work, and that's NOT happening. Caron gave us some good years, but we already have one overpaid, over the hill SF on the roster. We don't need a second. I'd rather take Odom, who's in the last year of his deal, and then waive him. Bledsoe/Odom for Okafor gives us a young asset with another year guaranteed left on a restricted free agent with value around the league and substantial cap savings. That's not out of the question, especially if you think there's no real chance of retaining Okafor on a sensible contract once his current deal expires.
I still think Okafor has more value next year, however, when he could help a playoff team AND provide an enormous expiring salary. I believe there's a better deal out there for him than a guy we can't really use and cap room.
If we were to make a move this year, I'd call up San Antonio and see if they're worried about Duncan's health. Okafor's their kind of player. They have some big decisions coming up this summer. I'd take Stephen Jackson, DeJuan Blair, and Kawhi Leonard in exchange for Okafor and our second round pick. The Spurs can sign Jax back this summer for all I care. I just want the cap room and Kawhi - whom we SHOULD have taken over Vesely to begin with.
Thanks for posting the source. I was beginning to suspect that the source was Jan's agent.
If the Bulls really want to pay $3.5 million for 5 fouls in 15 minutes, be my guest. I'd trade him for an expiring contract and a bag of ice.
Have you looked at their roster lately? All three are on expiring contracts. Manu's in the last year of his deal. Meanwhile, they have the following restricted free agents: Tiago Splitter, Kawhi Leonard, Gary Neal, and Cory Joseph.
San Antonio has great ownership, but they're not about to get killed by the luxury tax. Manu's probably going to reduce his salary, as will Jax, but you KNOW that someone is going to throw money at Splitter, Leonard, AND Green. Keeping all three will be nearly impossible.
If we give them a player they NEED to compete for a championship THIS YEAR, who's also under contract next year and would likely re-sign at a reduced rate thereafter, isn't that worth three guys who probably won't even be on your team next year? You'd have the chance to sign back all three anyway. We'd be trading Okafor essentially for the right to match any offer on Leonard.
Blair's been in their doghouse for two years now. He's already gone. Jackson's needed to make the numbers work. Kawhi's the only piece they'd have a tough time giving up, but they have to make a call on which guys to keep at some point.
If they do the deal at the deadline, it's because they're nervous about Duncan's health. Otherwise, I'd look at sign and trades with SA this summer.
He's listed with a $1.9 million qualifying offer. Doesn't that give him the right to become a restricted free agent, a la Jeremy Lin and Omer Asik? If so, there's no guarantee they can keep him AND all of their other players.
My point is simply that something's gotta give there, and the Wizards should perform their due diligence and, if possible, try and take advantage. Kawhi's a good player, but let's not go nuts and declare him untouchable. The Spurs aren't eager to pull another Richard Jefferson move. I expect many teams to panic and overpay for second and third tier talent. The Spurs believe in their system, their coaches, and their scouts.
Just look at the George Hill trade. Many people questioned it at the time, and I'm sure if you'd asked Pop a week before that deal he'd have told you that George Hill was the future of the San Antonio Spurs, too.
Bottom line: they didn't want to overpay for a guy they felt they could replace. Someone they really like on this year's team will likely fall into the same category. I suspect that they'd rather swing a trade and bring something back of immediate value than just let that player walk, and it wouldn't shock me to see them deal at the deadline if they think it can help them in this year's playoffs. They know their window is closing.