abeer3 wrote:crucifido wrote:I'd do it in a heartbeat. Why Indiana would do this though ios beyond me. I guess their disappointment in Bender, but its giving up an awful lot for a team that will also be rebuilding once they're bounced out of the playoffs next round.
Not for Bender but for the pick. Bender is iffy, but can easily be shipped off in another deal. That pick could give us more leverage with other deals or garner us a decent role player.
Dumping Devean isn't what I'd be excited about, the guy is good player, he's just been buried inrotation and without a definitive role for years now. That aside, getting rid of Medvedenko is nothing but a positive. He's a cap eater. All there is is only one more Euro to dump off of this roster and I'd be happy fan.
i agree with all of this. ever since i heard this rumor, i've been thinking it's too good to be true. what team wouldn't send out two non-contributors for what amounts to a one to two year tryout of a guy with serious potential. AND indy adds in their first rounder? i don't get it from their end. i'm sure they could get better for bender and a 1st. and donnie walsh is one of the best gms in the business. but hey, i sure as hell hope it happens, especially if that pick makes the boozer deal happen, too.
but again, i'm just not seeing how this deal helps indy all that much. it gets a few million off the cap one year earlier. i think george actually could play well in their system, but they've got stephen jackson, fred jones, and james jones all playing the swing position already (and playing well, in general).
Hey guys...here is my take
Walsh is a smart guy, and that organization is also very good at coddling the cap and making the right personnel moves to keep a team together and competitive cap-wise
Thats why they would value those expiring K's. thats why they cut their losses on bender. And they give away their pick because its literally another contract they dont want to have.