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Re: Should we trade Pritchard now, or in the summer?
« Reply #45 on: February 11, 2023, 07:48:53 AM »

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Heís making $2M and next year will make $4M.  $10M overall in his first 4 years. I realize money isnít the only thing and that itís all relative - the guy stands to make much more money the more he showcases his skills. But, the adjustment from wanting a trade for more PT to giving it his all in his current role shouldnít be difficult. More so, it should be expected.  $2M for playing 10 minutes of basketball per game and working to keep your body ready and skills sharp is pretty good compensation.  Love that heís still here and hope he can make a contribution in the playoffs when called upon.

I guess his fear is that he might be out of the league if he withers away on the bench, especially given he's a small guard with limited utility and his production has been declining over his time in the league. Probably the fear of that happening outweighs the desire to win a champtionship even as a spectator on the bench. I think he will be alright though. On the bench at least. But his future in the league is probably a little murky unless someone takes a chance on him.

I always find it fascinating thinking about the motivations of end of benchers - the ones we don't always think about when we view players as commodities that make teams better or worse - those who are just trying to stay in the league, as opposed to the stars who are trying to win championships. Like you might think "why don't you want to stay with the Cs? You could win a ring!" when he's just trying to not end up in the G-League or in China  :police:
Any odd typos are because I suck at typing on an iPhone :D

Re: Should we trade Pritchard now, or in the summer?
« Reply #46 on: February 11, 2023, 09:24:06 AM »

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Heís making $2M and next year will make $4M.  $10M overall in his first 4 years. I realize money isnít the only thing and that itís all relative - the guy stands to make much more money the more he showcases his skills. But, the adjustment from wanting a trade for more PT to giving it his all in his current role shouldnít be difficult. More so, it should be expected.  $2M for playing 10 minutes of basketball per game and working to keep your body ready and skills sharp is pretty good compensation.  Love that heís still here and hope he can make a contribution in the playoffs when called upon.

I guess his fear is that he might be out of the league if he withers away on the bench, especially given he's a small guard with limited utility and his production has been declining over his time in the league. Probably the fear of that happening outweighs the desire to win a champtionship even as a spectator on the bench. I think he will be alright though. On the bench at least. But his future in the league is probably a little murky unless someone takes a chance on him.

I always find it fascinating thinking about the motivations of end of benchers - the ones we don't always think about when we view players as commodities that make teams better or worse - those who are just trying to stay in the league, as opposed to the stars who are trying to win championships. Like you might think "why don't you want to stay with the Cs? You could win a ring!" when he's just trying to not end up in the G-League or in China  :police:
Pretty much why Iíll never fault anyone for leaving to take a little more money. I know if I was him Iíd be thinking the th same. $10 mil is nice but if you arenít getting the opportunity to get minutes na and he double that in your next potential contract, I can see why heís be concerned.

That being said, I think Pritchard would kill it in Europe. Think heíd have teams willing to pay him good money and a good role.

Re: Should we trade Pritchard now, or in the summer?
« Reply #47 on: February 12, 2023, 03:20:30 PM »

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Iíve reached the stage where Iím pretty mad about his approach and think heís turning a bit into a punk.

I really wish we had found a trade at the deadline. For a team who has been on a season long role, whole team orientation has been a big part of the success (camaraderie has been huge culture shift for me) it pains me to hear him put his interests first. This is a championship team. On a serious path. And #10 (arguably even further down) guy off the bench is causing a stir? Bye FeliciaÖ

Re: Should we trade Pritchard now, or in the summer?
« Reply #48 on: February 12, 2023, 03:31:38 PM »

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Iíve reached the stage where Iím pretty mad about his approach and think heís turning a bit into a punk.

I really wish we had found a trade at the deadline. For a team who has been on a season long role, whole team orientation has been a big part of the success (camaraderie has been huge culture shift for me) it pains me to hear him put his interests first. This is a championship team. On a serious path. And #10 (arguably even further down) guy off the bench is causing a stir? Bye FeliciaÖ

What stir? This is much ado about nothing.

Re: Should we trade Pritchard now, or in the summer?
« Reply #49 on: February 12, 2023, 03:39:49 PM »

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Iíve reached the stage where Iím pretty mad about his approach and think heís turning a bit into a punk.

I really wish we had found a trade at the deadline. For a team who has been on a season long role, whole team orientation has been a big part of the success (camaraderie has been huge culture shift for me) it pains me to hear him put his interests first. This is a championship team. On a serious path. And #10 (arguably even further down) guy off the bench is causing a stir? Bye FeliciaÖ

What stir? This is much ado about nothing.

Even the slightest of stir from this guy shouldnít ever happen. Who knows what it is causing in locker room. Weíre all speculating.

Re: Should we trade Pritchard now, or in the summer?
« Reply #50 on: February 12, 2023, 04:05:52 PM »

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Iíve reached the stage where Iím pretty mad about his approach and think heís turning a bit into a punk.

I really wish we had found a trade at the deadline. For a team who has been on a season long role, whole team orientation has been a big part of the success (camaraderie has been huge culture shift for me) it pains me to hear him put his interests first. This is a championship team. On a serious path. And #10 (arguably even further down) guy off the bench is causing a stir? Bye FeliciaÖ

What stir? This is much ado about nothing.

exactly, I don't get the sense that this has been even a small or minor distraction.
holy smoke we are blowing this out of proportion.  Yeah PP should have probably just towed the company line and not been as honest.
But the truth of it is he is our 3rd string point guard who has pretty much zero leverage in all this.  Brad will trad him when it is best for the team.
PP sounds like he is good friends with the guys on the team...it just isn't that big of a deal.