Originally Posted by tyisny
Goddamn that has been about the only gripe i've had with that roster over the past two years....... Nene when healthy is Great but that contract is gonna be hard to move especially for a player who is often injured.
That's why i was thinking a team that needs that other piece (Thunder, Spurs, Gs) might make a jump at it him as long as they don't have to give up big pieces in return. He makes about 11 million a year for the next 3, Perk makes about 7.5 for another two.... if i'm them and all i have to do is give up perk and that raptors pick (expected to be low lottery) then i'm doing it in a heartbeat. If nene is healthy he adds a whole other dimension to that squad.
no chance, from any point of view. For one, everyone (for some reason) really values Perkins as some sort of leader, mentor, etc but beyond that as you mentioned, that is one ugly contract. Kendrick Perkins is bad enough, but at least he is actually healthy (or plays injured). You know damn well this organization isn't about to swallow paying 33 mil to a player to miss as much time as Nene does. Kendrick Perkis is 18 mil for the next 2 yrs, we'll just have to deal with it, maybe get rid of him in the final season of that deal at the deadline when he is a major expirer but that deal ending when it does also matches right up with when we have to resign Reggie Jackson (I think he'll get a George Hill-esque contract, starting gig, and bounce btw), and the Toronto pick already happened. That's what Steven Adams is. That Dallas pick might be used in a trade but it'll be for something way better than that, since there's a chance the protection falls off of it in 2018 (kind of like how the Pistons ended up with the #2 pick the year after winning a title) so that is very valuable and Abrines, our Eurostash is highly regarded. Nobody's getting that. Presti loves to hoard draft picks and players on rookie deals. Also, that trade would put it into the tax, which ain't happening.
Gortat though, seems like he'd be a more realistic get since he's made rumblings he wanted out before and unhappy with the team, and they'd maybe take Perkins for just the price of a 1st rd pick and a few young guys. I'll give you PJ3, Roberson, or Jarrett, and the aforementioned Dallas pick (could be gold, could be #14-19). Should have made the Gortat offer last season when we had the Toronto pick and it looked like it'd be valuable (before they made that Gay trade and started winning), and thrown Jeremy Lamb in there when people still thought he could shoot