cladden wrote:Heck. I'd trade the guys we give in this deal for 3 and 11 and fillers no problem. I'd even take on some filler that is a little more long-term if necessary.
Well though the trade proposal was before the draft, thus McHale would have been the one making the picks and would have picked differently (in the case of Law at least), let's look at it:
All draft picks are unproven, though some are more of a sure thing than others. Potential seems to be worth more than solid talent that is a bit more proven, that's just the way it is, which is why guys like Curry and Chandler were picked so high a few years ago for example.
Harrington is a proven player who is no post monster but is versatile and has strengths in scoring and is decently allround. O'bryant, to most Warriors fans at least, is seen as a project with some potential to be real good. BWright was seen as the player with the third best potential amongst players in this draft class and so could have been picked with the #3 pick by McHale, thus being equal to the #3 pick offered by Atlanta. Looking at the fillers, Claxton or whoever the Hawks were offering, is not an expirer while Jask is and Foyle is in two years.
To some it up - This proposal I came up with is better than the one Atlanta cam up with because not only does McHale get two young players, one with sure talent and the other the #9 pick from the previous year with potential himself, McHale gets two big young players that fill needs (since the would need a PF with Garnett leaving). McHale wouldn't have gotten a Center better than O'bryant with the #11 pick and his biggest need is Center. Throw in Harrington, who is unopposed by anyone the Hawks offered in that trade proposal and you have far more talent offered than what Atlanta offered.
Mullin has a young talented team and in trades, that is the best value you have to offer. McHale has young players that are up for resigning over the next three years, starting with McCants at the end of this season (as it is his third season). Then Foye comes up the following year, as well as O'bryant. By then, Jask would have expired and they have extra salary to sign those young players. The season after that, BWright and Brewer would be up for resigning and since Foyle's contract would have expired (through team option ofcourse), that would give them another 9 or 10 million to use as well