PAWNO wrote:Wow what did we give up? nothing.. Toney Douglas.
What a great trade.
Plus a traded player exception, which at least on the surface, seems far too complicated for me to research. Maybe someone with a higher NBA IQ like 32 could explain it like we're 5.
Edit: I think it means we're picking up the tab for someone else's contract. Please correct me if I'm wrong.
The Heat actually get a trade exception in this deal. Albeit, a small one.
The Warriors were still under the cap this year, after losing Landry & Jack for nothing, along with sending all of their big garbage deals to Utah for nothing but flexibility. The Dubs lost nearly $40 million in payroll from last year and only added back about $30 mil of it, so they had room to spend without fearing luxury taxation. Essentially, the Warriors swapped Douglas' contract for Crawford's and picked up Brooks as little more than a formality (although, on this team, with so many weapons and virtually no responsibility or pressure, I have a feeling we'll start to see Brooks - whose bombing at a 50% clip beyond the arc this year - take off again, like his debut season).
The Warriors needed two things going into this trade: a viable backup point guard who could orchestrate the offense in a way that Douglas never did (they're hoping it'll be Crawford; who averaged 6 assists in Boston as a part-time starter) AND a bench gun who could hit from the outside and take a little pressure off of Harrison Barnes (who was playing a lot of starters minutes with Iggy out). Besides a surprising surge in efficiency from Draymond Green beyond the arc, the Warriors' second unit was pretty terrible at hitting 3's (O'Neal, Speights, Bazemore, Douglas, Armstrong, etc). Brooks will be a guy who can spread the floor, making things easier for guys like Speights to work (Mo has seen a lotta tough coverage early because teams aren't afraid of the second unit from deep).
I'm excited to see these guys play tonight. Of course, I'm happy that Crawford is in the mix now, but I'm REALLY anxious to see how a change of scenery and a new role effects the once promising Marshon Brooks...