Vasquez should help in terms of team offence.
Don't discount the "Salmons effect", where seemingly every time he's traded in a contract year he helps his new team big time.
Improved flexibility, with more depth at PF and PG along with replacing Gay's contract with smaller ones of which only Hayes is guaranteed next year, means trade options may change now, gives Masai more options than he actually had while stuck with Rudy "I have teammates?" Gay.
Always played his best, whenever that dummy Casey actually gave him minutes. Always played like it mattered. Sacramento are getting a nice player in this trade, and it's Quincy Acy.
It will be interesting to see how DeRozan handles the move, and how he performs being the new primary focus of both the offense and the opposition's defense.
Standing ovation for him (maybe Gray too) when Sacramento comes to town.
Not Rudy though. No.
I could see Salmons & Hayes getting flipped against at the deadline, since they likely won't factor in to the team's long-term plans.
Also, the team needs to cut a player to get down to 15.
I like Vasquez as a point guard. I see him as a grade A back-up over the course of his career. Patterson has zero defense but he can definitely stretch the floor. I like Acy better than him but Patterson has size. Salmons is an expiring -- there's that & Chuck Hayes will be bought out.
We traded Rudy Gay, King Quincy & Air Gray for a Calderon-lite, a stretch 4 (role player big), an expiring contract (but still decent) and a warm body. If we get picks too, I call this trade a success. I'm just really pissed about Quincy. He was my new Ed -- the guy who I root for but he never gets PT but when he does, he's good.
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im sure they will get rid of one of the 14 PGs we have.
And that's why it happened now. It gives him time before Dec 15 to have new discussions around the league and reassess what move to make next, even if it he's just slightly altering a deal he was already discussing.
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Vasquez had an amazing year last year. He would probably get more out JV.
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Holy shit he's gone!!!!!!
"Masai WILL win us a championship"
- Tim Leiweke
Ujiri: "One thing I can say for sure is that we will not be stuck in the middle."
Reporter: "How can you say that?"
Ujiri: "Because I can say that."
Love the trade! But I'm sad that Acy is going.
Lol can't wait to see what Devlin and Armstrong say about the trade.
Liking this deal more the more I look at it.
Patterson brings a completely different dimension at PF with his ability to stretch the floor (.340 career 3pt). He was a lotto pick in 2010, is only 24, and has been getting better each season. He's a nice addition to the big man rotation now and into the future.
Vasquez was similarly a 2010 first round pick. He also has been improving each season. He's also a good 3pt shooter (.342 last year). He'll do a fine job filling in as the starter when Lowry is traded and he'll be a good option for backup PG in the future.
I expect Fields to start at SF tonight. Hopefully the trade results in more burn for Ross and not a ton of minutes for Salmons.
Bye Rudy and also bye Kyle. My feeling about this trade, goes something like this:
“The saving of our world from pending doom will come, not through the complacent adjustment of the conforming majority, but through the creative maladjustment of a nonconforming minority.” - Martin Luther King
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