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    Default Restricted Free Agents?

    It appears that there will be a number of very good young restricted free agents this coming off-season.

    Gordon Hayward
    Greg Monroe
    Eric Bledsoe
    Avery Bradley
    Greivis Vasques

    And many others, list who you like.

    Do you think our front office will make a run at any of these guys?

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    Don't think Bledsoe is going anywhere unless he is a complete dud (and even then...).

    Doubt Bradley is going anywhere either. The C's will sign him or they'll trade him and he'll re-sign elsewhere.

    Hayward would be a great fit at the SF position for us, but don't see him here unless it's a sign and trade (assuming cap space).

    Monroe and Vasquez are definitely realistically available. Monroe seems to be a guy people really like or really dislike (can a guy be both over and under rated at the same time?). He's a good passing big, but I'm not sure he does enough elsewhere for the Raps to bother.

    Vazquez would be a nice stop gap PG, but he isn't likely to lead a team to contention. Would be a great back-up PG
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    Here's my issue with this. The guys that will truly be available off this list will need big bucks. For example, Haywood wants $12M. Let's say Bledsoe is a minimum of $8 or $9M (otherwise, assume he would have just signed), likley more. That means Gay and Lowry are gone and the Raps are basically back in the same salary cap spot. For what? A couple more wins? You won't get any one of them cheap because the current teams will just match if the salary is reasonable. I like a lot of those players but not at the price they will command if you want to prevent their current teams from matching.

    For me, the better approach is to try and find that level of talent (good players) in the draft, which Ujiri has a solid track record of doing, and let's save the cap space for big time talent (by trade or FA).

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    Quote slaw wrote: View Post
    Here's my issue with this. The guys that will truly be available off this list will need big bucks. For example, Haywood wants $12M. Let's say Bledsoe is a minimum of $8 or $9M (otherwise, assume he would have just signed), likley more. That means Gay and Lowry are gone and the Raps are basically back in the same salary cap spot. For what? A couple more wins? You won't get any one of them cheap because the current teams will just match if the salary is reasonable. I like a lot of those players but not at the price they will command if you want to prevent their current teams from matching.

    For me, the better approach is to try and find that level of talent (good players) in the draft, which Ujiri has a solid track record of doing, and let's save the cap space for big time talent (by trade or FA).
    Is Spencer Haywood available?



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    Quote slaw wrote: View Post
    Here's my issue with this. The guys that will truly be available off this list will need big bucks. For example, Haywood wants $12M. Let's say Bledsoe is a minimum of $8 or $9M (otherwise, assume he would have just signed), likley more. That means Gay and Lowry are gone and the Raps are basically back in the same salary cap spot. For what? A couple more wins? You won't get any one of them cheap because the current teams will just match if the salary is reasonable. I like a lot of those players but not at the price they will command if you want to prevent their current teams from matching.

    For me, the better approach is to try and find that level of talent (good players) in the draft, which Ujiri has a solid track record of doing, and let's save the cap space for big time talent (by trade or FA).
    .... and then use Bird Rights to retain the pieces acquired via the draft.
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    Quote Bendit wrote: View Post
    Is Spencer Haywood available?


    He wants $20M...... Nice find.

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    I would be SO happy to reap in returns for Rudy Gay, then pick up Hayward in the summer.
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