Ok so the deal was Nate and Jared Jefferies for expiring contracts, we all thought the deal was bad considering Nate was playing good, and we still had a shot at making the Playoffs.
Fast Forward three months, no playoffs and now we need to consider renewing his contract. The fact of the matter is at the trade deadline we would have lost him, but, we would have shaved Jared Jefferies immovable contract. Now if we don't resign him, we lose him with nothing to show for it.
Before I go further allow me to reiterate the fact that I hate the 2010 plan as a means to rebuilding a team.
Alright so had we made the deal back then we would have 19 million on the books in 2010. Thats considering we sign David Lee for like 8 million and we don't trade Curry. The cap is projected to be like 55 million in 2010 giving us like 36 million in cap space, now if we sign Lee and Nate this summer for a total of 17 million plus Jared's 6 million only leaves us w/ 24 million in cap.
See how it would be have been better to have traded Nate and Jefferies at the deadline. Now, we're stuck with 2 unfavorable options 1) stick to the 2010 plan and consider letting both Lee and Nate go. 2) Sign one or both with the hopes Curry comes back in playing shape and can be traded.
See why I hate the 2010 plan! I tell you one thing if Donnie does a sign and trade for David and Nate it better include 2010 draft picks because if not we will see Utah getting a high lottery pick and us not making a pick at all.