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    Quote white men can't jump wrote: View Post
    Yeah, didn't realize he had a herniated disk.

    Still, what weirds me out most about this deal is that the Wiz gave up a nice big expiring contract and a valuable 1st round pick for a guy who may just be a one year rental (and is on a smaller expiring deal). Gortat will likely have a decent amount of teams chasing him in the summer, and there's really no guarantee the Wiz can hang onto him, assuming it's even a good fit. Still a pretty iffy deal to make for the long-term benefit of the team.
    It does kind of commit them, a la Brooklyn and Gerald Wallace. They will probably overpay to keep him, or they will give him the 5th year. I don't think he will be a rental for them, but he's going to be 30 soon, so there's risk of it backfiring at some point.

    That said, they were too talented to have a top 10 pick this year without some major injuries. So it makes sense to get the final starting piece via trades. A mid/late teens pick for a Gortat level center is cheap.

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    Quote white men can't jump wrote: View Post
    Yeah, didn't realize he had a herniated disk.

    Still, what weirds me out most about this deal is that the Wiz gave up a nice big expiring contract and a valuable 1st round pick for a guy who may just be a one year rental (and is on a smaller expiring deal). Gortat will likely have a decent amount of teams chasing him in the summer, and there's really no guarantee the Wiz can hang onto him, assuming it's even a good fit. Still a pretty iffy deal to make for the long-term benefit of the team.
    Wizards doesn't look any long-term benefits. Leonsis ( wiz owner ) said he wants to be in the playoffs this season. And knowing that GM and coach are in the last year of their contracts...

    When it comes to Suns, they don't give a fuck about Okafor. They have only $20M+ commited in 14-15, and if they're lucky enough to pick up Wiggins or Parker in 14' draft, then big money can help land another star and bunch of good role players.
    Last edited by rocwell; Sun Oct 27th, 2013 at 09:11 PM.

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    Quote rocwell wrote: View Post
    Wizards doesn't look any long-term benefits. Leonsis ( wiz owner ) said he wants to be in the playoffs this season. And knowing that GM and coach are in the last year of their contracts...

    When it comes to Suns, they don't give a fuck about Okafor. They have only $20M+ commited in 14-15, and if they're lucky enough to pick up Wiggins or Parker in 14' draft, then big money can help land another star and bunch of good role players.
    At this point, it wouldn't shock me to see Phoenix end up with BOTH Wiggins and Parker.

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    Quote Raptor_11 wrote: View Post
    They'll both fail and somehow Cleveland will get the first pick
    Dan Gilbert's son has the whole thing Rigged.
    They won't even be in the lottery, and he'll show up and just take the #1. Lol
    In Masai we Trust.

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