Kingsama wrote:Rooscooter wrote:trodgers wrote:Moving Gasol would be nice.
Getting Boozer back would be bad.
Getting a draft pick would be pretty awesome.
If you are looking to build through the draft....... If not we have no first next year and thus more to sign FA with. Over the last few years I've seen nothing from our leadership that would suggest that we are going to rebuild through the draft. It may have more use as a trade piece but then again we'd need trade pieces to pair it with. We have Randle as our only legitimate trade piece.....and maybe Nash's expiring but since we never trade expirings I'd discount that.
I think the concept is pretty simple. If we strike out this year and can turn Pau and Nash into cheap youth and picks that wont effect next years ability to spend or the year after that it gives the franchise even more flexibility.
It's simple in theory but beyond our current management's thinking so far. 2 years ago we could have traded Pau for value of some kind and didn't...... last year we could have and didn't.... we've let numerous "expiring contracts" expire over the last few seasons without making a trade to keep the precious cap available..... well it's available now and I'd say the smart money is on it being unused this season.... saving it for next season or the next... or the next... will be similarly fruitful. Top young FA will not move around like they have in the past under this CBA. I doubt there will much movement of top players at all unless a run is over or there is a "demand".
We're still walking back to the dugout from the swing and misses of the last 3 off seasons. Thinking it will be different next year is the definition of not learning from that it seems.
Not sure if it's Mitch or the Owner group but someone needs to go to get us out of the mid 2000's thinking.