I for one would love to make a run for Hibbert. I think he would be worth 4 years 48 milion. That is if we don't go after Durmoud. I would even go 4 years 32 milion for Batum. I really don't think that would land either tough.
Best thing ever would be Cho finding a way to get Barnes and Davis
Would any body make a offer for Beasley . What kind of value . Im thinking three years 21 milion.
Along with Spectre and Chef, and based off the fact that we are a horrible collection of NBA talent right now, we need picks...the picks, the rookie scale and Cho protect us from making any monumentally stupid decisions (Ajinca, Diop, extending May & Morrison the last time around). We make trades only if it gets us more draft picks down the road and doesn't come with back-ended cap space.
The reason for all this? besides our past mistakes, is we need to put as much time between the current CBA and when we have to start making big-boy decisions on how good a '2nd-contract' player is going to be (2nd-contract being, off the rookie scale, when they feel they are due the world, yet don't average more than 10 in any combined catagories (pts, reb, ast, etc). The new CBA, by the virtue of dropping from 57% to 50% is a 15% drop in comparable salaries, that drop HAS to come to these non-superstars during the next 2-3 years. Let's watch as other GM's make the bad long-term decisions that will only pan out if the NBA product skyrockets and the aforementioned 50% is based off a lot larger number due to the overall growth of the NBA.
Would anyone think of offering a short but well paid contract to either Batum or Beasley, I think that we could help Beasley or Batum build up some more value. If they build up their stock we trade them while the goings good if they don't we keep them and let there contracts run out. Thoughts?
But if it is a short contract, then teams may not want to trade as they don't want to rent him for a season or something