- Jul 4, 2002
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With Durant, I would believe there will be free agents who will want to play for the Suns.
Well, they are going to be of dubious quality, and old.With Durant, I would believe there will be free agents who will want to play for the Suns.
Hate to be the turd in the punchbowl but this is horrible. Bridges was playing at an all-star level, one of the best defenders in the league, and was improving BY THE GAME. Johnson had not gotten back from the injury, but a year ago was one of the best 6thmen anywhere.Woj is reporting that the Suns tried everything to not include Bridges. The Suns didn’t want to give him up. However, the Nets made it clear that there was no deal without Bridges.
The Nets coveted Bridges as one of the best young players in the NBA.
Bridges was the main piece of the trade for them.
You are a lot more optimistic than me thinking that 2027 and 2029 picks are going to be late first roundersThis is an apocalyptic trade for the Suns. May have given up a bit too much, but if we win just a single championship, then it's worth it.
1) Mikal Bridges was a no-brainer for the Nets. He is easily the centerpiece on that side of the trade.
2) Cam Johnson is the one that hurts the most for me, and while there was a good chance that he would have signed a team-friendly contract, the contract stuff had some questions.
3) Most people are hating the draft compensation, but if healthy, this team's draft picks are going to be late first rounders. When you have a GM that either doesn't like drafting or simply isn't that good at it, those picks have further deprecating value.
People are upset, but hey, you won't be seeing Mikal's shimmy after making 3 pointers anymore.
The main thing you HAVE to understand is just how good Keven Durant is.
Our GM isn't a great drafter and doesn't really believe in drafting because he doesn't want the team to be in a rebuild situation. That philosophy means going forward ANY pick won't be high. At worst, we're talking late lottery beyond 2 or 3 years.Him, or Cam…and I think only 2 of the picks should have been unprotected, not all of them.