Assuming both would be willing to take the MLE, who would you prefer?
We can probably grab one of them for the MLE, right? Both had worst-case scenario seasons. Hard to imagine anyone offering more than that.
We need to pick a young big with potential fast lolI think we can grab Okafor or Noel this Summer for one of Kyrie's flat earth pamphlets if we're looking for a young reclamation project. Beyond that, we're looking at like a 2% chance of ending up with the #2 or #3 pick during this year's draft... or we can just hope the Kings are garbage still next season and someone is available in the 2019 draft when we/if that pick conveys to us.
There's still a highly improbable nightmare scenario where the Laker pick defies the odds and ends up #1 in the lotto - conveying to the 76ers. And then next year, the Kings pick ends up #1 - and also conveys to Philly. In which case, we'd be looking at getting Philly's 2019 #25-30 pick.
I am sure both Noel and Okafor would love to come to Boston to reform there value, see Evan Turner. They'd love to follow in those footsteps.
Would Monroe be considered too? Monroe and Noel are (to me at least) far and away better than Okafor
Noel might be a little headcasey, but I'm still intrigued by the possibility of adding his defensive ability. There's a chance he could be our Clint Capela if he can fit in the system.
That dude reportedly turned down a 70 million dollar extension from Dallas, because his agent (Happy Walters) convinced him he could get more on the open market.
It's the same agent that apparently convinced Marcus Smart to turn down our offer over the Summer. This was right after Smart had shot out of his butt for the preseason. Smart had changed his shooting form an inexplicably he was shooting like 60%/50%/80% in his preseason games... my guess is Boston was offering him something in the 3 year 30 mil Andre Roberson territory and Smart was hoping for something in the 4 year 80 mil Gary Harris territory.
Noel and Smart oughta set up a class action lawsuit against Happy Walters. Gonna be super interesting to see what kind offers those guys get this Summer.