I’d love to have Monroe back next season as he brings a different dimension than our other bigs.
I love our bigs right now, but our long term prognosis is iffy. Monroe and Baynes FAs the end of this year, Morris (I guess a swing as he plays the wing too) and Theis FAs the end of next season, and Horford is his early 30s 2 years from now. Different than our wings and guards that I feel a lot better about for our future.
Just to add what I wrote here, and thinking about minutes distribution with Gordon coming back year. If we trade away Morris for say some sort of future pick, Gordon can slide into his player time and picking up extra minutes elsewhere. I’m hoping we can bring back both Monroe and Baynes next year.
I think the FA market this summer is going to be tight after all the splurging as the cap went way up. Lots of teams running up against that tax. I'm thinking the best bet is to move Morris and take back as little $ as possible, resign Monroe, Baynes, and Smart and roll with this next year.
with cheap bench fodder like Semi, Larkin, Yabu, Nader etc.
That will give any team in the league hell..
TP. I like this and it's probably possible to keep this team together (unless Smart or Monroe have amazing playoff performances). And maybe in the summer of 2019 we could make a trade for Davis. With all these draft picks incoming we need to try to trade quantity for quality.
Yes, TP. I hadn't thought of Morris as the goner; his contract to production value is pretty good.
The wildcard is Danny's ability to find scrappy guards that might take minutes if we lose Smart,
The addition of Monroe fills out and balances the rotation of bigs. I like it a lot, but Horford aside, there are some specialists that could be upgraded if opportunity presents. Monroe/Baynes are offense/defense, Morris scores, and maybe Theis has the most skills/fewest holes, but lacks the bulk of MonroeBaynes.
Danny's got to keep tweaking, but I like this group.