Interesting. I didn't realize you had the Lakers and the Wizards. You'd probably get my vote for best deal making for the Lakers and you'd probably get my vote for worst deal making for the Wizards.
This was my logic. TP
The Lakers just spent two first round draft picks to unload Luol Deng. No they are not. They've cleared their books of all their bad contracts. They've got lots of flexibility now. If they can't get the free agents they want this offseason, they can sign a bunch of 1 year contracts and try again the following offseason.
They are screwed if James goes somewhere else or George stays in OKC.
Getting off of bad contracts is expensive. Listened to Nate Duncan's podcast earlier and he estimated 1 1st rounder for 20M salary dump. In this case, the 1st rounders are 2020 and 2022 at the earliest which makes them less valuable.
Didn't like the Beal - Gobert deal but at least you were able to dump Mahinmi. Hate the Dragic deal. Dragic is 31 and on the decline. I don't like the Wall/Dragic combo. And to top it off you took back Tyler Johnson's awful contract.
Iím not going to go in depth trying to defend the trades, because if you donít like players I certainly canít change that. My logic was mainly to try and fix the cancerous Washington locker room, and solidify my bench. A bench of Johnson, Bellinelli, Burks, Nelson, Dedmon and Mike Scott is much more solid than the one where Tim Frazier and co were running around. Iím also a much bigger Dragic fan than you, and now my team has 3 All-Star caliber players when healthy, not two. Canít please everyone