Originally Posted by ALBballer
Really? Ridnour is a decent starting pg in the league and a great backup
Thats nice and all but hes getting most of his minutes at SG right now in Minnesota.
Rubio holds the key to their future at PG and Barea will get his backup minutes and minutes at SG once hes healthy.
What happens to Ridnour? You're stuck paying him for 3 more years at a position you don't have a need at.
If you can move a 31 year old backup PG and get back a 1st Rounder then its a great deal. His potential trade value's only going to decrease as he gets less playing time.
and Beasley was close to being a 20 ppg scorer last year
And then Minnesota drafted SF/PF Derrick Williams with the #2 overall pick and hired Rick Adelman to be their HC in an attempt to improve. Beasley's 20 PPG was on a team that was tanking and then he didnt alleviate character issues with his incidents off the court this offseason.
Beasley so far:
12.9 PPG on 39%FG
I like Michael Beasley, but he has no future in Minnesota.
They essentially got him for nothing so to pretend as if hes a building block of their future or some important asset is silly.
Chances are they may not even give him his $8 Million Qualifying Option so he can be a Restricted Free Agent.
When they do trade him they're not getting anything but 1 late 1st Round Pick if they're lucky because Beasley's value is shit around the league. Thats why Minnesota swooped in and got him for a future 2nd rounder.
What you're ignoring in my trade scenario is that Minnesota gets back 2 1st Round Picks(Dallas' 1st Rounder in 2012, and LA's 1st Rounder in 2013).
So how does Minnesota get screwed?
Because they're picking up MWP and moving 2 players they dont need for 2 future 1st Round Picks? The only reason why I suggested this move is because of his experience being coached by Adelman and having success. If it doesn't work then they can work on a buy-out of the 2 remaining years he has left.