Basically the idea is to swap 2 max/near-max contracts. With all due respect, how is this an outside-the-box idea?
The outside of the box idea is thinking an upgrade on defense in the front-court, not trying to upgrade our offense by dealing Brown (think of the idea of Brown for Beal).
Iíd love to hear other outside-of-the-box ideas, not just deliberation on Gobert. Iím particularly interested in any up-and-coming big man defenders on cost-controlled contracts.
So many of you just donít have any ideas and seem to think doing the same thing as last year is somehow going to lead to better results. Thatís not what Miami, Phlly and Milwaukee are doing. And thereís a very low chance of more of the same getting us past LAL who do have the luxury of doing more of the same and likely repeating.
Gobert is about to hit free agency in 2021. I bet he'll ask for the max. All it takes is one desperate team to make him one desperate offer. Tatum's max kicks in in 2021 as well. Are we going to re-sign Gobert?
If we trade for Gobert, absolutely we try re-sign him to be a part of our ongoing Big Three with Tatum and Brown.
If we do, the tax bill will explode through the roof.
Kemba would not be hitting the books anymore than 1-2 additional years. You deal him if he drops off in his third season with us. If you win in 2020-2021 and 2021-2022, you pay the taxes just like Golden State did, so the worldwide revenue from being a juggernaut more than offsets the taxes.
- If we don't, we would have dumped Hayward + ''multiple first-round picks'' for a one-year rental of Gobert.
Frankly, Iím willing to trade Hayward and our 2020 first-round picks for a single championship year with Gobert, too. Itís better than losing in the NBA Finals to the Lakers or yet-again losing the ECF with a bunch of bench-warming rookies. So many people so absurdly overrate draft picks outside of the top 3.