Dragic is definitely good enough to run his own team, but I don't think he's gonna be getting very far in the postseason. Best case scenario with him, I think, is Chris Paul's situation in New Orleans where he never got out of the 2nd round of the playoffs.
Also, the Pistons are interested in trading for Joe Johnson??? They're presumably willing to give up Brandon Jennings for him. If you're Billy King, why wouldn't you pull the trigger on this trade? Brooklyn would accomplish their two biggest goals with this trade, which are to dump salary and get younger. The only reason I can think of is Jennings' Achilles injury and how that will affect his game in the long run, but he's still young and he'll have plenty of time to bounce back. He was playing very well for SVG before he went down for the season. JJ is a proven veteran commodity who can still put up decent numbers, but he doesn't seem like the guy who will get you over the hill and into the playoffs...Seems like a weird move for Van Gundy to make, but waiving J-Smoove worked out for him, so I'm willing to give him the benefit of the doubt.
Edited by diadem - 2/18/15 at 7:00am