As for VC, any strength we had when we acquired him on draft night was negated by the supreme-raping that we got when we sent him to the Nets.
As for the Gay trade: no. We were the only ones willing to pay full pop for Rudy; everybody else was doing exactly what was done to us with the Vince trade and offering cents on the dollar for him because they knew Memphis wanted to shed his salary.
Edit: Perhaps "position of strength" was a poor choice of words on my part. What I was referring to was really the concept of maximizing a player's value on the trade market.
I can't help but look back and think what Colangelo could've received for Bargnani had he been shopped during his infamous 13-game stretch 2 years ago.
Last edited by Nilanka; Thu Jul 4th, 2013 at 10:14 AM.
"I don't lie. I willfully participate in a campaign of misinformation." - Fox Mulder
The only problem...BC was paid $5 mill. per to be dispassionate and unmoved by such supernatural-like occurrences.
So when you consider all the roster changes since then, you can't say that this team we have right now was the team that went 4-19 last year.
I read a tweet from David Aldridge I believe (just trying to remember), that Ujiri picked up the phone, listened, and told them nice try. Sorry if that tweet was already posted.
Quite frankly, expirings are too little for Rudy.
Update on the "possible suitors for Rudy" list:
Charlotte just signed Al Jefferson to a three-year $41 million deal. I am not the biggest fan of Big Al, but teams planning to tank don't sign reasonably good centers to big deals; I would bet they would be interested in Rudy now, and there's so much to loot from them (Detroit and Portland's protected 2014 picks, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Kemba Walker).
i'd do gay for tyrus thomas and a 2014 pick in a heartbeat
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