migya wrote:Since the team does have Baron and JRich, Monta is not as valuable as Biedrins, who is the only real good Center and shot blocker on the team. That doesn't mean that everything shouldn't be done to resign Ellis but if it looks like he won't be resigned, he should be traded along with one of the bad contacts
anybody in their right mind knows that ellis has more upside than richardson, he can match his production today. what year is jrich in now? 5 or 6? how good will monta be by then? so let me start with what monta is better at already at his age. hes a better free throw shooter. he's a better defender because he's quicker, hes more of a pure shooter than richardson, he can finish inside epecially 3point plays, better than richardson. and i'll bet my stack of chips that he has a better basketball IQ. and to think hes in his second year out of high school...
beidrins and ellis, absolutely need to stay... even if it means richardson, or davis... there i said it but can you argue? if we traded baron or j-rich, wed have enough money to sign both. getting rid of murphy and dunleavy? now thats just downright greedy...basically what im saying is we can get 2 for 1 if we trade a guy who actually has trade value, probably moreso jrich (barons contract is maxed and no guarantee about his injuries) then we'd be able to sign 2 kids who have showed just as much promise as anyone we've ever had around here and to think they are 2 years of out grade school.
You make a great point! Keeping Monta does seem like a must BUT let's not forget that though he has been great so far this season (and he should be a great player for the rest of his career), he is not a sure thing yet and has not shown such great contribution over as long a period of time as either JRich and baron. Both Monta and Biedrins have been so valuable so far this season and it would be great and almost imperative that they are kept!
This idea you have of maybe trading either Baron or JRich along with one of the bad contracts is a very viable idea and could be pure genius IF it turned out right! Big move it would be but a very viable one!
As to which one of Baron and JRich should be traded, as TMC said, JRich could play SF and Monta could develop into a PG but right now, it is a real nice thought having all three healthy and playing well together! What a one, two, three knockout they are and could be even more so! If I was to choose though, I'd trade Baron because, from a team perspective, Monta is already improving his PG abilities and Baron's health and contract are not the best! Baron's health is what really shiits me! The guy just is bound to get hurt and not play over and over again and that costs the team, both money and chances of being a real winner right now! On the other side, JRich's health is somewhat unknown with that knee of his and the future with him is somwhat uncertain, as there is a possibility that that knee could be a problem for the rest of his career!
I would definately enquire about trade packages involving both of them singularly with one or two of the bad contracts (Foyle, dun or Murphy). The talent of both Baron and JRich is undoubtably great but their future health certainly is uncertain, not like other great backcourts of the nba, like the Spurs' and the Pistons' ones.
Be great to keep all the players that are currently here but it won't happen and Mullin has the hardest job of all right now in having to make the decisions over the next year!