Originally Posted by Haymaker
I think people are over-hyping Jrue. He's good, but let's not act like he's a franchise player. He was going to ask for a max contract and IMO he isn't worth it.
He is signed to a 4 year $40 some million extension already so NO gets him for a discount over the next 4 years. I think it was a really good trade for the Hornets. They now have better talent and depth with a lot of young talent. They are the most interesting team for me going into 2013-2014.
I think the deal does make sense for both teams. Love Jrue as a player but I think the Sixers were destined for a decade of mediocrity without doing something dramatic to rebuild. I think in 2-3 years this trade will be looked at as a good deal (as long as we don't blow draft picks).