This trade was amazing. Seriously, if you give a big man the kind of minutes okafor received they are gpoing to put up the type of numbers he put up. In my opinion i think Perkins of the Celtics is/was a better overall player than Okafor, and how much are they paying him yearly? Okafor is a great guy, plays hard, but he should have been an author instead of a basketball player. His heart isnt in it.
However, it seems as though the media outlets that report on the cats have gone back into remission.
But, to be the eternal optimist, I must point out that we didn't hear a peep from anyone for a week, and look what happened - big trade.
I get the feeling we may be in the works to acquire a gooder (yep, I said gooder) PG than Felton seeing as the contract talks have stalled. Our FO may be to the point of saying, "Look, we gave Okafor a long term, big money deal and he did squat. We refuse to pay that kind of money to anyone else."
Is there any good, starting quality PGs out there that we'd want other than Felton? I've got to admit, if we trade for a PG then we probably get rid of Radman and/or Mohammed and let Felton walk....or we do a S&T for Felton and either Radman or Mohammed for another PG and a backup PF.
Or perhaps we let Felton go in a S&T or walk altogether? Augustin has been working outh with Team USA, and although he wont make the team it is definately an honor to get chosen just to workout with them. Im all for resigning Felton, but if Augustin is going to be a stud Im not sure i want someone getting in the way of him being the player he can be.
This reminds me of the brevin knight Felton conversations from back in the day.
We can't let Felton walk; we can't rescind the qualifying offer of 5.5 million. A S&T is also pretty impossible as he'd be BYC if his new contract starts over 4.9 million (not to mention he'd have to approve of any trade).
So no...that's not what's happening.
Besides, there's no "gooder" PG available out there.
i dont want to let felton walk but i also dont want to sign him to a 6 yr contract. we have augustine so i think we should just try to work out a s&t for him so we dont have to pay him big money and we can get something in return even if its not alot. bob johnson wont let us sign him for that long when he is tryin to sell the team so our best bet is a s&t