Does anyone else remember when we wanted to trade bad players for good players, instead of trading good players for bad players?
Can we go back to that? The only thing worse than someone that doesn't understand why we can't trade 2 quarters for a dollar is someone who doesn't understand why we shouldn't do the opposite.
You're not wrong, but there are people who would be happy just to get out from Hayward's mammoth contract. Muscala and Chandler are expiring, so we would really just be taking on Fultz's $9.7M next season in an attempt to recharge his value. While this isn't promising, look at what Embiid brought to the table in his first two years in the league. Bad comparison, I know, but just trying to look at this deal as not just a straight salary dump.
There isn't really any advantage to dropping that salary, though. Kyrie's new contract, along with Horford opting in and jumps in salary for other players is going to keep us above the cap, trading Hayward for
Anthony Bennett 2.0 Markelle Fultz isn't going to change that
Well, it would help if we wanted to re-sign Rozier for big money, but I don't think ANYONE here wants that right now
That's exactly what I was going to say
If Rozier looked like we had all hoped, keeping him and Morris might be the more desirable option.
I am willing to play the game with Hayward - what choice do we really have anyway? How exciting would it be if he even got back to 80% of his former self? I was just trying to point out that there are advantages to trading him away and essentially pretending like we never signed him the first place. I think we also get below the tax in this deal, as well. KGLL should have used anybody other than Fultz, though - nobody is going to be jumping on his bandwagon right now.
Maybe something along the lines of sending Hayward back to Utah in an Ingles/Burks deal or something.