- Feb 4, 2005
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- Tempe, AZ
You think Saric was a JJ decision? I suspect that he was told to move him, the thinking being with Durant here Dario was just a large expense they could do without. Regardless, whichever one decided it, I believe they were very wrong.
I think it was a JJ move. I believe Ishbia made the KD call and JJ made the Saric. It looked more like a JJ deal as in swapping an unneeded vet like Saric for some young castoff. It was more in line with deals like landing Jock, Holiday, Craig, Payne, Shamet, Nader. I think there was someone he wanted in the KD deal that he couldn't get and decided to do a spinoff move like this, which I believe would have been done whether KD was traded or not. So long as Saric's salary wasn't needed elsewhere, he was likely to be dealt like he was. He made close to the same money as Crowder so I'm sure JJ knew the deals he could make around the league for a contract of that size with teams looking to dump someone.