I said "could have" in probability. I know Deng has been traded. If you look at the players/assets(Novak/2016 pick included) I listed in the trade, it was obvious I was referring to a time prior...what if we had kept assets longer scenario.
Uhhhmmm let's say we trade TimBugJr
That's fairly solid and a pretty balanced team. Melo has been playing power forward for us in many games and it hasn't stopped him from getting numbers in streak fashion. What Deng allows for us to do, is guard on the other side of the basketball with our switches and help defense schemes. He'd also be a great equalizer on offense and he doesn't take bad shots and he's a ball mover.
I already stated in a previous post what we could have done assets wise applying it to a point guard acquisition. I mentioned the Deng scenario because another poster mentioned we could have gone for Zach or Deng.
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The Miami Heat started the season with a winning 12 man rotation for the 2013-13 postseason games ..
and it didnt include players Oden/Mason Jr./Joel Anthony. Now .. giving up a Lottery-team (Philly) protected 1st pick is not hard to do.
Why do Spoe/DWade/Lebron want a player like Toney Douglas (relentless trap defense, system roleplayer, need to work on slashing, and 3 ball shot)?
Why do GS want Crawford & Brooks? GS have a decent 8 man rotation for the postseason games ..
I guess Crawford scoring will give GS a 9 man rotation in playoffs, plus Crawford give GS a replacement scoring-guard when Curry/Klay/or Iggy rest a few games during midseason. Mashon Brooks was a throw-in.
Boston is not a playoff team, they are collectors of future draft picks again.