This reminds me of the Rudy Gay trade and we got Vasquez, Ppatt, Salmons. We were thinking of tanking but everything clicked. Coming to this season, everyone thought we'll hover around 4-6 seed...mainly because of our inexperienced bench. But 50 games in and we're 2 games back from the top seed. The current success is a fool's gold come playoffs. Same thing with Boston, with the extra pressure and the big moment...it's a different beast. If our window is indeed this year (Boston being young, Cavs are a mess, Heat is definitely beatable) then we should be looking at trading some of the young guys. Tyreke's 3M contract is attainable, Avery Bradley's 8.8M, Hood's 2.3M...etc.
Or we can develop our young guys, roll the dice with them on the playoffs and see if they can compete for the title in the future. Hopefully, Brown and Tatum aren't superstars then....Simmons padding up stats, Giannis being a complete beast with Parker...Griffin and Dre clicking...etc.
So many what ifs...don't know what the future brings, but we do know we're 2 games back of that top seed and our young guys are inexperienced in playoffs. We should try to get vet/s if a deal presents itself.
I fail to see what any available veteran can bring to this team that would be worthy of giving up a young rotation player. Especially guys on expiring deals that we have no chance of keeping.