Well not really. Curry coming off the books adding space + the ability to sign and trade either or both of Chandler and Gallo to fasten our core [including perhaps Mozgov and Randolph] would have been nice.I understand that there are questions, but those questions are answered by the simple fact
that we needed to move randolph to move currys contract, so that we would clear cap space to extend MELO
something that if we waited until the summer would of had to be done any way if we wanted to sign MELO and keep our core
Something along the lines of:
Melo - freshly signed.
Shumpert - potentially
All very cheap players. You can add - or subtract - a myriad of names as new signees with the trade and cap flexibility we would have had. A team more so moulded for winning rather than being re-exposed for their 'lack there ofs'. All at the cost of a recently turned 35 year old Chauncey Billups. Who, BTW, has managed to injure himself in the Impact League ~ though only slightly.
That, at least, is how I see the alternate.
Not if we played the David Lee card again. Gallo was still under contract, I'm pretty sure.Gallinari or Chandler would have walked.
He is much better, it's true. But that expiration date of his is encroaching. Quickly! Certainly can't ignore that as a factor. I still think that Chauncey exceeds a stalemate between the 2 hands down.Felton and Billups is a wash because Billups is light years ahead of Felton in all aspects of the game except maybe speed.
It makes no sense if Gallo is subtracted, and if Wil is given up on. But that would be bad business. We had triggers ready to be pulled with those 2 once Melo came to town as a newly acquired FA.if you break it down like this
Felton for Billups- upgrade
Curry for Shelden williams- upgrade
Randolph for Shumpert- potential upgrade
Gallinari for Balkman/Carter - downgrade
Chandler for Melo - Upgrade
Mozgof for Jefferies - downgrade
after those trading deadline moves
with the retainment of Fields, Douglas, Walker
you cannot say that we didnt come out a better team.
how is a core of youth and scoring and potential consisting of
Jerome James How dare you, DFDH!?
worse off than
it doesnt make sense
end of story.
Thanks for the HBDs, man. I'll hire a gypsy to conjure a 'get hot poon' spell for you.