U know nothing about basketball of u think we shud trade him..pure idiocy
ive been suggesting this for a while now. blatche is unbelievable off the bench and a luxury. the problem is after the year, he will command more money and rightfully so. hes worth more than the vet minimum. i dont see us retaining him bc of money issues. hopefully im wrong though.
thats also why, unless we upgrade at PF, i want to keep hump to backup the center position next year until we trade his expiring contract. he will have more value then bc a team will not have to pay him as much money.
How is he a luxury? You ideally want a productive back-up center, or just a productive bench in general, that will come in and provide a spark, maintain your lead, give your starter's a rest, etc. Blatche gives you that, and that is the perfect role for him. He's not the best defender to be starting.
You don't want to end up like the Celtics, who held onto KG, Pierce and Rondo too long, and will probably not getting returns from them. There gonna get too old, and be too late to trade them for a great price.
Blatche is probably worth more on this team, unless another team offers up a good deal and you use him as a trading deal to bring in someone sweet.
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Dre is the kinda "luxury" that most teams would die for. He has been a difference maker for the Nets this season. Not totally by himself but combined with Brook the center position has been well manned this year. I'm kinda on board with the thinking he's pretty much peaked out as far as offense goes but I think he still might improve defensivly and there's nobody else on the team that fills the backup 5 spot as well as Dre has this year. I like buying low and selling high but Dre might just be the difference maker in a playoff series.
I don't see us getting anything of value for him since he'd be a rental for a team.
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its not the worst idea. he has been our 6th man as of late. he should embellish that role. but he has the most value outside of dwill jj and lopez imo. whoever he goes to needs to be able to give him a decent contract tho.
I agree this idea is not as bad as it may sound, but not because I feel hes going to produce less just because I dont believe he will be here next year because of what his contract demands will be. Someone out there will give him 5-6 mill a year for 2-3 years and we cant even compete with that because we dont have his bird rights
Would I sign him for 3 years 14-15 mill yes. Can we offer him that? No
If we could get Tyreke Evans for him Idd do it in a second
The only problem is, is his contract value is so low right now itd be hard to get anything for him wed have to include someone else
When he walks next year like Gerald Green did the same people against this trade will be calling for billy kings head
Last edited by Rique; 01-10-2013 at 01:49 PM.