Yeah I'm ready to move on the the Vuc era but I'm not sure the front office is going to let our all star walk. There will be other suitors for him so no guarantee he will sign with us anyway but I think it's pretty likely. Hopefully no more than 3 years. Bamba isn't ready to start anytime soon.I just don't see vuc as part of our future, eventually we'll want Bamba to play 30mins, now granted he's not ready yet, but I wouldn't want to give vucevic a 4-5 year deal knowing that for 3 of those years he's coming off the bench.
I could see them doing 3yr/60m or something. That gives time for Bamba to put on some size and if Bamba progresses quicker than projected then Vuc will still be valuable to trade on account of a short contract.I just don't see vuc as part of our future, eventually we'll want Bamba to play 30mins, now granted he's not ready yet, but I wouldn't want to give vucevic a 4-5 year deal knowing that for 3 of those years he's coming off the bench.
Do you really think so though? Ross would have got us a 2nd rounder at best and Vooch has stated multiple times he wants to re-sign with Orlando and is happy to do so at a discounted rate. Bamba isn't ready, won't play again this season. We need Vooch for at least one or two more years.Have to remember that Bamba is no lock to be a success, granted he has some very very nice and tangible tools but he may just be that type of kid that doesn't put on weight and that is going to be a big issue, he also has a terribly hard time catching quick passes, god knows how many easy baskets he has missed because of fumbly fingers.
I do agree though, it's time for Vooch to move on, I have no idea why we wouldn't have traded him before the deadline considering he will have an array of offers on the table during free agency and he really suits what the Mavs are doing. If either he or Ross move on then it's going to go down as another complete stuff up from our front office, it never ends lol.
Reddish could very well fall to the pick 8-12 zone, if that happens we need to take him.I'm happy with the wins. I don't think we'll make playoffs, and I think we should draft a Fournier replacement. So I don't think Zion or RJ or Morant or even Bol Bol help us out.
Cam Reddish would be exceptional and I really like the defence and playmaking of tre Jones
We've missed the Zion/RJ boat, time to focus on winning although it's pretty much meaningless.Playoff odds up to 36% at fivethirtyeight.
I really want to make a playoff run, but I also really want to our ticket in the zion/barrett lotto so these wins are very conflicting.
At least we are fun to watch and JI is showing huge improvement on offense.
JI is showing how much potential he has, it's really becoming the story of the season outside of Vucs all-star form. If JI continues the improvement like he should then there's no real reason to hold him back from playing that stretch 4 position, he is already making quick gains on AG and I can see him rapidly going past him as a player.Wow JI is emerging as a fantastic defender
The hindsight is nice. I'd still take Dipo over that though.Interesting side note, the top 20 protected pick we traded to the 76ers for Fultz was actually traded to us in 2017, by the 76ers for the draft rights to Anzejs Pasencniks. Anzejs was drafted by us in 2017 with the draft pick we got from Toronto (#25) along with TRoss for the Ibaka trade, Ibaka being what we got for Oladipo.
We effectively traded Oladipo for Fultz. Sabonis (#11 2016) and Ross (#8 2012) kinda cancel each other out.