Jackson, Melton dumped

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  1. Yuma

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  2. Folster

    Folster The system doesn't work.

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    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.
     
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    Ouchie-Z-Clown I'm better than Mulli!

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    Rubio
    Jerome
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    Carter

    Who am I missing?
     
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    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.
     
  5. Yuma

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    @1Sun Do you know anything about Jevon Carter?
     
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    Ouchie-Z-Clown I'm better than Mulli!

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    That’s what I used to argue and everyone said “nooooo he took who everyone would’ve taken!!!”
     
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  9. ASUCHRIS

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    We took back a PG. Hard nose defender it sounds like. Was he worth a second rounder? Maybe?
     
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    JJ’s cap hits after being stretched are 2% of the **** salary cap. It will be less after the cap goes up.
     
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    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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