Plan in offseason
-Trade Marcus Morris for prospects/pick
-Sign Smart to a 4 year 12 million per season deal
Keep Rozier for another season and worry about his extension later
I think this is the best way to go, to try to keep both
If the decision is made to sign Smart (which I am all for) and that means having to trade some salary, I would trade Rozier before I traded Morris.
Rozier is coming on nicely and will be a useful player in the league but he is less useful if you already have Kyrie and Smart, even given the injury history of Irving and Smart.
Nope. I want to keep both Smart and Rozier for insurance
Kyrie health may never be 100 percent.
Morris is a role player... i dont get the fascination with this guy.
We still have Semi, Yabu, Tatum, Brown, Hayward
Fwd position is loaded
Guard position not so much
If Morris is a role player, what are Semi and Yabu? I would be fascinated to hear your take.
I view Morris as a big. He can play some wing in a pinch but that is essentially out of position for him. Tatum, Brown, and Hayward are wings. Maybe some day Tatum could be effective as a big but these guys cannot give you what Morris can.
Our established bigs for next season are Morris and Horford. Baynes, Monroe, Theis may or may not be back and even if they do come back, that is not a great group of players. I do not consider Semi or Yabu "established" and would not want to bank on them playing pivotal roles on the team next season.
I am not saying that Morris is irreplaceable but based on the projected roster, he plays a thinner position than Rozier. I don't want to trade Rozier, I like his game and his trajectory, but as it stands right now, I trade him before Morris.