On Hayward, I only saw him play a handful fo times last year. He is a solid player (16/5/5) if not a great shooter (but having Irving set him up should improve his shooting %'s), he is young, the Cavs need a SF (deng is not resigning with them) , there aren't that many FA's available to the CAVS (Lebron/Melo are not going there) so, supply/demand etc. I think Deng is looking for 12-13 mln a year, he is a better all around player at this point than Hayward, but he is 30 years old. I like Deng and when you look at his numbers you need to take into account his defense but the NBA loves it youngsters.
interesting. this is what i've been saying for a long time, the nba draft is a total crapshoot and i think draft choices are highly over-rated. Of the top 20 picks in one of the deepest drafts of all time, almost half never had an appreciable nba career. At least when you're trading for role players, you know you're getting guys who can play in the league.
I agree people tend to overrate draft, probably like 1 in 3/4 of your picks will be good to be at least a role player, rest will be out of the league in 3years. Though for shitholes like Oklahoma it's more valuable because it is hard to convince a guy with many options to come play there.
I think Deng is looking for 12-13 mln a year, he is a better all around player at this point than Hayward, but he is 30 years old. I like Deng and when you look at his numbers you need to take into account his defense but the NBA loves it youngsters.
I hope Deng gets his payday...super underappreciated and he's a wonderful person. WTS I'm really pessimistic that that's gonna come. There's been no buzz over him as an FA, after he turned down a 3 yr /$30mil extension w/ the Bulls before getting traded. Might be a case of just the wrong place wrong time.
Ben Gordon $9mil for 2 years, guaranteed?? I need to dust off my Reebok Pumps and get back in shape to tryout for a team.
Edit: and I have no idea who CJ Miles is or why he is being paid $18mln for 4 years to play basketball. I am not the most diehard NBA fan, but I know most bench players on most teams. I've never heard of or seen this guy, I don't think.
yeah def not one guy. 1 or 2 good wing players that can provide an outlet and isn't a liability on defense. curious to see if jeremy lamb or perry jones can step it up this summer. cuz i highly doubt they can get good vets at minimum price.
their productive bench was reggie jackson, steven adams, perry jones, and jeremy lamb
perkins is just way too expensive for $9 million. i think the next next season steven adams should be able to take his spot
nick collision has one of the highest PER in the league. lamb is shit.