Today's the day that we get to watch another TPE evaporate.
That’s fine. We didn’t give up anything for this one — it was acquired by just cycling through players we acquired as part of dumping Tristan Thompson, which was an addition-by-subtraction move on its own. If it produces something, great, but we only got it as part of a salary dump to begin with.
It's fine, but not ideal. It's another asset that will dissolve with no benefit to us. It again makes me wonder how much of the front office's focus is on limiting additional spending, rather than putting the best possible team on the floor.
It’s clearly both. But we’re also limited by the assets we have to trade. At this moment, anyone useful is going to cost something
, and we’re low on 2nds and can’t trade a 1st until 2025. Further, any asset traded now is one that can’t be traded in the future. A lot of teams tie themselves up because they start trading picks for guys who then don’t even make the rotation or who leave in the off-season. Ainge did that with Fournier at the end. Stevens has also traded a lot of picks and young players. Those trades have worked to date, because he’s been careful to get players who have a clear fit. But giving up a 2nd for a Rudy Gay, for example? That would be an error.
I do think Brad will make a move by the deadline, and likely it will involve one of our two mid-size TPEs, or it will use Gallo. But I don’t expect he’ll make two such moves, because frankly this team doesn’t need it, unless a special long-term acquisition presents itself.