revgen wrote:Brevin Knight?
I think he's a good player, but we're already loaded at the PG position. Who's Matt Carroll?
PS- I thought Sky said that Bernie Bikerstaff doesn't want to deal with us anymore.
Sky knows Bickerstaff? Wow, could you ask him where he buys his suits. Man, that is awesome -- somebody on this board knows a GM and all of his thoughts.
I don't know Bickerstaff, but I do have a friend in media in Charlotte who told me that Bernie was very pissed with Jackson's comments re: Rush and looked upon that deal like he got taken.
In past trades that don't turn up as win-win those GMs can be reticent to deal again with the guy that burned them. Or you have a case like West where he develops a rep that can make it harder for him to deal.
With Jordan's arrival the dynamic changes. Now the Cats are more willing to spend to win and he has significant input. MJ had to sign off on Morrison. The NBA equivalent of final cut. Bickerstaff is no longer king of the hill as coach and GM with no other input. Jordan has a say, big one, and that changes things.
They tried dealing Knight to Toronto, Colangelo said no. Comes down to who else wants him. If the Lakers are it, Bickerstaff can't let the Rush deal get in the way. I didn't say Charlotte would refuse to deal with LA I said they'd be less inclined to do so if choosing among equal deals and more reluctant to talk to LA given the Rush deal. If the Lakers are the only team asking about Knight they can't go down that road. And with Jordan around Bernie can't go down that road either.