Originally Posted by MeLO MvP 15
This great for Minny and Cleveland IMO. They both get the two players that fit their needs. Derrick Williams with Kryrie in Cleveland is amazing for the Cavs and Minny will probably draft either Kanter or Valanuncias or Biyombo along with a SG like Burks.
Detroit it's kind of iffy, but if moving RIP puts them under the cap it could work out, although with all this talk about an amnesty clause wouldn't they be better off just waiting... then again, they have other big contracts they could use it on (BG or Villenueva)
Good analysis and I totally agree.
Detroit's fans should be livid if this goes down. Hamilton's deal sucks, but they need talent at every position, with Monroe being the only guy on the team who's a definite keeper, and he's still not good enough to be top three guy on an elite team. Why do they need cap space so bad right now anyways? Lebron James or someone isn't going to save them and they really should be focused on acquiring guys in their early 20s now, since someone who's a free agent now will be over the hill by the time the team is good again (which will be at least another three years). Besides, if they wait a year, Rip "Awful Untradeable Contract" Hamilton becomes Rip "Big Expiring Contract To a Player Who Can Contribute" Hamilton.