Ariza has poor shot selection. I'm not hot on him. Couldn't they just use the TPE to land a guy who fits?
Why I like this idea is because the guy who the raptors are looking draft may very well still be there at 10. Waiters or Lamb aren't locks for the top 9, so they could do this and still get the guy they want....Now that I look up, I see Matt already wrote that...
Anyway, I like the Gay pickup in its own right, so if we have to "concede" taking the 10th pick for cap space it seems like a no brainer to me
im a jj fan but i wouldn't put "jj" and "specialist" in the same sentence
A 10th pick is not enough to counterbalance a very unfavorable contract. I am also against the idea of having three rookies playing significant minutes.
We would theoretically lose our #8 but gain a #10 thus staying in the lottery.
We would then only have the two rookies.
I would be willing to use the TPE to take on Ariza & #10.
I like it much more if it happens after a trade for Gay.
I would like it much much more if the Raptors could do something similar with Amir & #25 pick.
The Raps would only be adding 1 rookie from the draft, depending on whether or not they use the #37/#56 picks.
A move like this doesn't really make sense for a team trying to win right away. Let's assume they can land Gay and Nash. Adding another rookie makes little sense. More sensible to go out and land a sharpshooter at the SG or a quality 3rd big.
If the rumors are true about NO dangling the #10 with a team taking on Ariza I hope BC is on the phone seeing what it would take to swing a deal. If it's just a salary dump I'd love to see a move for Ariza and #10 for Forbes and #37 and or #57.
Then trade #8, #10, JJ and Ed or Amir for Gay and #25.
Would leave a line up of:
Dre/Ed or Amir
Use 25 on Marquis Teague or Tony Wroten, resign Gray and Bayless and I think they would be fine filing out the roster on 1 year deals. Would be an athletic team with plenty of players still with upside and room to improve.
Did Ariza not spurn the Raps in his FA year and sign with the Rockets? Wonder if he'd be a happy camper here. His salary is somewhat manageable approx. 7.3, 7.7 for the next 2 years. Wonder if we could coax one of their younger players (Thomas or Henry) to be added. $15 mil for the 10th seems a bit steep.
Wow, people complain about how much we're paying Amir, and then want to take on Ariza?
Trevor Ariza at his salary should only be an option if Toronto has filled the rest of the big holes and is competing for a title. Now, if taking him on also brings the #10 pick, that's something to consider, but again only IF the other pieces are already in place (eg. Gay is here, the #8 is gone along with Davis or Derozan and they need to backfill through the draft at a vacated position).
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Or he's a minimalist by nature.
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The Rockets got sick of him really fast after giving him a lot of money. Now another team wants to be rid of him bad enough to cough up a top ten lotto pick. This isn't raising alarms?
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