i feel bad for both players. indifferent about this trade
but ed davis has a good opportunity on a playoff team and zach randolph is not getting any younger. i don't feel like we screwed him over. it may seem that way but in the long run when jonas valanciunas gets back, i don't see ed davis starting on this team. amir johnson is a better powerforward than he is on both ends of the floor except we needed amir to play center.
if jonas never got injured, would davis have had the opportunity?
What would you have done for each player? It's not like he screwed them over.
As GM, I would have rode out the season with what we have. With the exception of potentially trading jose. I'm a believer that if the plan is to build a team, you don't break up the core halfway through a season. As for trading Jose, I might not have even done that, as he's outperformed his replacement thus far, had better chemistry with his teammates, and based on those two things, I think we're more likely to resign him at a cheaper rate in the off season.
I understand basketball is a business, and trade can happen anytime, but as a fan, I'm entitled not to see it as one every once in a while. What I see is a trade that'll send our longest standing and most loyal player to a non-contender in the latter stages of his career, and another guy who's showing promise for the first time under regular minutes get traded to a situation where he could be buried on the bench again. Both deserved better IMO.
i think having jose here was hindering everyone elses development it had to happen eventually. he could only spoon feed them for so long until they have to find a way to make it on their own. it may be a rough start but with lowry starting it will help the other guys games grow more
To think how much time our staff has put into developing his game, it must be tough on them as well. It think the reason Casey was pissed during the pre-game interview was more about losing Ed than losing Jose. I'm gonna miss Ed he was an integral part of this team's personality. High character guy, but at least I'm happy to say we're bringing in another high character guy in Rudy Gay who wants to be here too.