dealing nate for anything short of a first round pick would be foolish imo, because people don't take his entertainment value into consideration when they try to come up with his basketball value.their are plenty of badly run nba franchises that would love a nate robinson.a guy who would put asses on the seats.they just don't want to pay for it.and if they don't **** em.new york doesn't have that problem.we don't need to do any other nba teams favors.
it doesn't make sense to deal him.
2010 at this point should be about acquiring draft picks to continue to rebuild this team the logical way.no matter the scenario, i don't see james coming here.i just don't see how he'll leave his hometown.so packaging nate with jeffries for more capspace is redundant because, outside of james nobody will be worth the max.some might think wade is, but i don't think wade will last his next contract as a top tier player.he's been injured before, and he plays like a gadam running back.
we all love lee.we got lee.we're going nowhere promising with lee.so as far as I'm concerned we got to deal lee.if this team has any untouchables, its gallo, hill, and chandler; and that's a fluid term, cause for the right price anyone can be had.now i know people have shat on hill, but the little I've seen of him looks promising.he just needs work.
while some might think acquiring picks by trading lee, harrington etc is a tad far fetched, I'll point to the contracts that the likes iguodala, brand, david west, and arenas (who imo, happen to be around the same " 'hood " in basketball worth to lee and Harrington) have.
add this summer's FA crop that those guys will be competing in, with the likes wade, johnson, bosh, dirk, etc as well as the nba's economic projections, i think its plenty reasonable that those guys will be valuable enough to warrant a first round pick.
though those teams that would acquire a lee or a Harrington, would essential acquire them on "audition" basis, i believe with all things considered, lee and al are plenty appealing at their level in comparison to the iguodalas, the brands, and the arenas's of the league.
they get to see these players, and decide what they want to pay them.i mean, what are the odds that 2 "random" players in this next draft will be better than lee and al?
we need to start collecting picks while gallo, chandler, and hill play and improve.and while they improve, the fans get entertained by nate.cause in reality, nobody expect us to make any noise in the playoffs if we get there. and even then, the majority of the guys that'll get us there won't be here next year.so what would playoffs matter to a couple of 22 year olds? they have the rest of the careers for that.we got to think ahead.