If we get Stuckey and Charlie V for Rudy Gay, I believe that it will look terrible on what they gave up to get Gay in the first place. Essentially the deal would've been Davis and Calderon for Stuckey and Charlie V
I believe in this situationt they must get a young piece back and a draft pick. Money does solve some of the problem but as everyone well aware knows no one will sign here unless
a) offering a lot more money
b) have a winning team
neither of which we want if they're building a team.
My suggestion would be at this point to add to the trade to see if you could get a young big like drummond back or knight with a pick and an expirer.
Knight, Drummond, CV, Stuckey for
Derozan (for now) Ross
Fields (for now)/ Kleiza/ Novak
You have enough young pieces to make this a developmental year and grow the players....but a very crappy lineup that would have trouble reaching 20 wins if that. Good young core of players you can start building around with next years first pick whoever that may be.
This rumored deal may be plan B ... think about where the Pistons are.
They are building to win now and have cap space.
In so far as I have heard... Monta / Josh / nor Iggy have committed anywhere.
The Pistons have : Drummond / Monroe / Knight / Caldwell Pope as their new nucleus with Magette and possibly Calderon off the bench.
These guys can also afford Monta / Josh / Iggy as a swingman scorer.
The Raps deal sounds very possible as they shed contracts that are expriing for an all star calibre player with 2 years remaining... but they may be using this as a fall back to counter balance what they are prepared to offer Josh for example...
Apparently MU has already rejected the deal. Admittedly if you just got 3 picks for Bargnani wouldn't you also try and pry some away from people after Gay? I'm aware that Detroit doesn't have their first next year but I'd take Knight as compensation instead with a couple second rounders thrown in for good measure. Here's hoping Dumars won't let a few young pieces get in the way of acquiring overpriced mediocrity.
God, who can believe that man assembled a championship team at one point?
Apparently Raptors want "a lot" more than just expirers if they were to Rudy Gay. I'd be fine if the Pistons threw in a first rounder in 2016. I don't think I'd do Knight + 2nd rounders. Not that big of a fan of Knight.
While I hate what Dumars has done post Chauncey era in Detroit; if he were to get Rudy, the team would be in the playoffs. Drummond Monroe and Gay is plenty good enough in the east. They'd need to sign another big, who can hopefully start as Drummond comes along slowly. And I would assume, they would re-sign Calderon and SG would be rotated between different guys who serve as glue guys...
With the return they got for Bargs, there was no way they'd take that deal. My guess is that Detroit has to toss in two first rounders to get Rudy Gay.
Yeah but in exchange for Bargs we also had to take scrubs on longer term deals, not as valuable as two expirers. I do think however that we should be asking for either a good young player or a 1st in a deal for Gay.