Doc Brown wrote: therealdeal wrote:
Basketball Fan wrote:2014 first round protected pick
Wow! It took a 1st Rounder to get away from Green, eh? Ouch.
It's not like Scola is some scrub. I wouldn't trade Scola for just a fringe rotation player (Green) and a young prospect either (Plumlee).
I don't even think Green is a fringe rotation player honestly. The guy isn't a great shooter, defender, a bad passer, and doesn't have great handles. He has other worldly athleticism though. That athleticism and a hot few weeks in Brooklyn earned him a terrible 3 year deal from Indiana. I would have thought a 2nd round pick would be enough to get rid of him, but that's a good trade for both sides.
The Suns got a really nice haul for an aging Scola and the Pacers get a guy to help solidify their interior which was already a strength last season.