JV, Carroll, CoJo, Bebe are combined 40M$. That is 40% of our cap for not too much of production, especially come play-offs. And it is kind of contribution that we can already decently reproduce and replace via Wright, Jakob, Siakam, OG, FVV, Powell. I rank all four of our FAs above JV, Carroll, CoJo and Bebe. If Lowry is in his own category, probably 30% pay, I'd rather give that 40% to Ibaka, Tucker and PPat than those four. That is what it comes down to for me. I'd rather take both Tucker and PPat than any of those four.
However, my main reason for trading JV is to finally move away from few things JV brings:
inconsistency in his play, you never know what you are going to get.
The need to motivate him. That is a pet peeve of mine, whenever I hired a person I made it clear self-motivation is the only way we are going to work together. Whatever his reason for such behavior is, even if it is a matter of fit/system/involvement on offense and even if any of those reasons are legitimate, it is a major red flag and we need to move on.
Last but not least, I want a mobile team that can switch and run and I want whoever is playing the five to provide at least two out of the following three: rim protection, shooting, quick 2nd pass out of traps/P&R/double teams.
JV brings a lot of good, excellent screen, tremendous rebounding, physicality. If he had rim protection in his arsenal I'd keep him. If he had 3pt shooting, I'd keep him. If he could make any kind of quick decision on either end of the floor I'd keep him. But he doesn't. So I'd take that rebounding and physicality hit and try to compensate it with better overall defense, gang rebounding, mobility and fast breaks. And we can always sign a brute, physical C. Dedmon, Baynes, Bogut are available and I'm sure there are more and at least some will be available deep into July. Depending on Jakob's strength increase progress, we might not even need any of those but still get somebody for insurance purposes.