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DocHolliday
Jakkal wrote:

 

Agreed. Masai can't expect Gasol to play a lot of minutes at his age so he needs someone like Ibaka that can be produce and play decent minutes. Dumping Ibaka just doesn't make sense in any way.

 



I can see where you're coming from but on the flip side, there are many points that make a lot of sense to move him - especially from a financial standpoint.  I also find Ibaka to be inconsistent and at times slows the offense.  Don't get me wrong, I've been an avid Ibaka supporter but not at 23 mil for what he gives.
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Jakkal

DocHolliday wrote:


I can see where you're coming from but on the flip side, there are many points that make a lot of sense to move him - especially from a financial standpoint.  I also find Ibaka to be inconsistent and at times slows the offense.  Don't get me wrong, I've been an avid Ibaka supporter but not at 23 mil for what he gives.

Ya he's expensive but I don't know that Masai can find a suitable option to fill that role. They need a mobile center that is a pseudo starter but willing to come off the bench. Ibaka isn't ideal for that role and has many bad nights but he also isn't easily replaced. It'd be easier if we had some up and coming youngster who we knew could fit in that role without having starter expectations. We're pretty thin on young capable bigs though.

Contradicting my earlier statement, I could see a trade happening as purely a financial move.

 

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moremilk
well, first domino is in place, Gasol has opted-in. Could mean something in regards to kawhi, or nothing - he would have opted in regardless. 
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7shikamaru7
That could be a no-brainer move but that pokes others' curiosity to run it back.

Green is the trickiest. At this stage of his career, is he willing to take a discount given that he could potentially earn the most money in his career? Maybe 1 year of 12M is enough...perform well, win another chip and get one last big payday in 2020-2021.

If we get all 3 back...how much money do we have left for free agency? the MLE? do we NEED to trade one of Ibaka/Powell to shed some salary? 




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DocHolliday
7shikamaru7 wrote:
That could be a no-brainer move but that pokes others' curiosity to run it back.

Green is the trickiest. At this stage of his career, is he willing to take a discount given that he could potentially earn the most money in his career? Maybe 1 year of 12M is enough...perform well, win another chip and get one last big payday in 2020-2021.

If we get all 3 back...how much money do we have left for free agency? the MLE? do we NEED to trade one of Ibaka/Powell to shed some salary? 






Green might be the odd man out for saving salary.
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