I like them. Gives the teams security (matching, early extensions) and flexibility (Sign/Trade options, QO, etc). Sucks for the players though.
First the Gordon shite
Only takes one a-hole and unfortunately Phoenix was run by huge a-holes at that time. No one else was giving Gordon a max. However the league is getting smarter. New CBA has everyone (outside of Brooklyn) spooked- Pekovic got nothing, Jennings and Teague got nothing.
forced trade of GV and Lopez (partially for cap room but also not) to get Reke.
I don't mind that. GV and Rolo were assets moved at their highest value. I can see the point that they overpaid Evans and/or that they should have gotten a 3 or a 5 from moving them. But i don't have a major problem with that deal.
Don't forget, they were able to get Anderson on a great deal as a RFA by trading Ayon.