t's what you have to do now days. Our team is too cluttered with mid-level guys. We need a star to add to Davis and Holiday. In my mind, it should be a dominant front court player. That would allow Davis to expand his game out and reach his full potential.
I'll give you that gordon(and to a lesser extent Ryno) are mid-level guys. I'm just in the mindset that sacrificing 2 mid-level guys+other assets for a guy that may or may not fit together with AD(Love isn't really a 5). If this was cousins or an elite 3 like George i'd be more willing.
AD is honestly fine where he's at,he'll develop a 3 point shot down the line(ala bosh) but I don't want him solely focusing on improving that aspect.
I know you won't agree, but I think Gordon and Evans are a push. Evans would have better trade value due to his contract. Plus he's played with Martin and they have a good relationship, that might help the trade go through. Gordon would be a nice 4th scorer. At this point, I know he isn't going anywhere, so might as well let him play it out.
Yeah we'll have to agree to disagree here. Gordon is only a better outside shooter right now(tyreke improved on this the season went on) and the rest of his game falls quite short of rekes.
Tyreke also showed well above average defensive skills:
Though not typically respected for his defense, Tyreke Evans showed excellent lateral mobility on defense this season, despite other more team-focused measures that may indicate otherwise. Given all of the Pelicans’ injuries this season, using individual numbers may paint a better picture with a one-season sample size. Per SynergySports, Evans was an above average defender in both isolation and P&R ball-handler situations, as well as one of the best in the league in handoff plays. Things get a bit more dicey when he is matched up against shooters, but when Evans is one-on-one with the task of preventing his man from getting to the rim, he often succeeds.
Tyreke may have slightly better trade value but he's worth much more to the pels imo.
We would still have the MLE and some cap space. So if we resign Morrow, Roberts and Smith. Plus pick up Granger or Marion. We'd end up with..
Granger or Marion/Budinger
That's a top 4 seed in the West next year, with two all-stars that are both top 10 players in the league.
Yes but we'd still be below average at the 3 and EG is not the picture of health(smith too)
That bench wouldn't scare anyone either.
Yes, it's a star driven league. If you have a chance to combine a top 5-10 player with Davis, then you need to do it..
Sure but is it worth sacrifcing all of that depth+Solid players(Gordon/Evans/Ryno/Rivers and a possible pick)?
Jrue+Tyreke+AD are stars and we need to build around them.