Discussion in 'Phoenix Suns' started by Folster, Jul 3, 2019.
Reminder to all that the draft is a crap shoot and even Philly screwed up with Noel, Okafor, and Fultz. Philly cut bait on Fultz, the #1 overall pick after only 1.5 years. They nailed Embiid and Simmons, hopefully our Booker and Ayton.
Who am I missing?
Not good enough. We’re not stretching Luol Deng’s contract here... It wouldn’t have been more than 2.3/2.4 thru 2022 and this is coming from JJ’s biggest detractor.
@1Sun Do you know anything about Jevon Carter?
That’s what I used to argue and everyone said “nooooo he took who everyone would’ve taken!!!”
You completely missed the point. His problems so far have been well documented. You're not even going to give a talented but enigmatic #4 pick a chance with a legitimate NBA coaching staff?
Once again, we're losing resources by selling low, and Jones continues to get schooled left and right. We're capped out with a terrible roster and no future assets. Forgive me if I'm not deep into planning the celebration.
I swear to God, this is like the terrible Cardinals days where you'd still find people ready to carry water for any and every move, no matter how stupid it was.
Look - I know fans don't want to hear it - but Jackson was going to be gone no matter what. Melton was going to be gone no matter what.
Cap space was needed to sign Rubio by July 6th - so they needed to trade Jackson now.
Here is my problem - we should have been able to sign Rubio without requiring cap room. The need to get Jackson traded quickly is why it cost us 2nd rounders - and that should not have happened.
It's about building a culture. You don't keep a guy around that's ruining the culture. You send him home, which ruins his value, or you trade him away. This was a locker room move as well as a cap move.
Melton obviously has higher value than Carter, he contributed more and is younger.
The 2021 2nd rounder is heavily protected.
So cost of dumping Jackson was a high 2nd rounder and the (slight) upgrade of Melton over Carter. What a drafting disaster again.
I think that Melton has higher value than Okobo, so he might be gone, which means another high 2nd rounder was wasted.
We took back a PG. Hard nose defender it sounds like. Was he worth a second rounder? Maybe?
JJ’s cap hits after being stretched are 2% of the **** salary cap. It will be less after the cap goes up.
Clearly they didn't want his attitude and decision making in their locker room and to be honest I don't care for it to be there either. On top of that it clears needed cap space.
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