War Years said:
also agree that SG or SF are not the most immediate needs we have. Even if we trade Monta.
We've got a backlog of talent at both the 2 and 3 that we can spend a half a season figuring out, if we can't make a trade that unloads several prospects.
Talent at the SG/SF, i beg to differ, more like below average
If you noticed, I didn't make a judgement about whether that talent is above, or below average, only that we could evaluate it.
You could very well be right. So since you've already made that judgment, what do you propose to do? I'd probably favor Monta for Iguodala because he's bigger and is a much more consistent defender and well rounded player in general. I'd probably disagree with Bada, because I don't think the extra 1.3 million we'd pay next year would break the bank. But I don't see Philly doing it unless they would just want to save some money. And his contract isn't that good and I'm not that enthused with him that I feel like we should throw in more players with Monta.
With this team ownership transition, it is probably likely not much will be done in the off season. What I was saying is, If that is the case, then we can always give minutes to Az, Williams and Morrow at the 2 and 3 and evaluate if they're potential starters, it could well be as you say, that they won't be. I would do the same evaluation with Randolph and Wright at the PF position. In both cases we decide who we want to keep as a a potential backup , or a starter or who we want to get rid of.
Even if we are going to just stand pat during this transitional phase, it won't stop me from speculating about good trades, because we are not drafting high now and I see trades as the best shortcut we can employ to better our team and make the playoffs again.