Originally Posted by BallsOut
Low tier retread point guards in Raymond Felton and Devin Harris instead of Isiah Thomas
It depends on what else we do. Harris at 3 million a year is great value whether you have Thomas or not. People need to understand this about team building. It's all about value at price points.
If this is true...we now have Harris, Dirk, and Ellis at great value for their price point. That is really important.
Wright is on a fair deal and he expires....and obviously Chandler is overpaid, but he expires and is badly needed for us this year. Felton's contract is not bad either. 3.7 million a year for 2 years is fine. He could easily play a 10 to 15 minute role kind of like what Barea did for us back in 11 in the playoffs. Felton is definitely capable of that...he's just not a starter or 30 minute per game guy likely...but he still has that potential.
I actually wouldn't be against getting Thomas if the value was right even with Harris and Felton on the books. For starters, Feltons' deal is not some horrid contract that would be impossible to move. And at the right price...you just get Thomas and make it work.
I'd rather we fill in the sf and get a backup big, but the market for that might not be great.
I actually wish we had gone after Hawes, the contract he signed was a great value and he'd be another guy to take pressure off Dirk. Dirk, Wright, Hawes, and Chandler is a really solid group of bigs actually. Yea, it's not great defensively, but it's better than our group last year defensively and way better offensively.
Is it what I want? Nah...but unless Deng lowers his price or Ariza is willing to come here...we are kind of stuck.