30 years old
expiring 4M contract
.368 3pt ave.
.426 3pt best year (06-07)
launches 2 long balls per game
Learned to move around a lot to stay on the floor. Fought a lot with Sloan.
Image: we hoped to have another Hornacek, even the last name started to be pronounced with a "s" sound in Girisek. I laughed every time he would point to himslef with both hands after hitting a few threes in a row.
26 years old
3 year 4.5M contract
.409 3pt ave.
.430 3pt best year (06-07)
launches 4-5 long balls per game
Saw him in the 3 point shoot out. I think he also was out of grace in Philli.
Image: We have another guy the fans can live through vicariously. Most of us love the big three and think if we worked real hard we could have been the short (relative) unathletic shooter.
They are basically the same player. Almost the same size, both shooters, starting position out of range (range rarely being an issue for either on the court though). We don't really need draft pick salaries in the future when we have talent to resign, so the pick doesn't really hurt.
The best thing about this trade: both players get a new slate.
The worst thing about this trade: we gave away our expirer.
How do you see this working out? Korver + Sloan = ??? Will this affect the 2 spot? Will Gordon get a chance at another contract in the NBA or will he go abroad at the end of his contract?