Let's just say that the "by a mile" comment seems to disagree with the stats ;)
I'd still do it, because it's not like the money is that different. But at least I'd feel I was taking a risk.
There is literally nothing that Green is doing better than Brewer right now outside of a small advantage in blocking shots. Brewer is a significantly better defender who also scores more, gets more rebounds, assists, and steals with fewer turnovers and better shooting.
I've watched quite a bit of the Nuggets, mainly because of Must See McGee, and Brewer can play. Green cannot.
$3M for a vet bench player, is pretty much what you have to pay to play the game. Which is why complaining about a 3M salary is pointless.
Josh McRoberts $3M
Anthony Morrow $4M
Johan Petro $3.5M
DeShawn Stevenson $2.3M
Matt Carrol $3.5M
Boobie Gibson $5M
CJ Miles $2.3M
Vince Carter $3M
Dahanty Jones $3M
Kosta Koufus $3M
Will Bynum $3.2M
And that's only a 1/3rd of the teams in league. The other bench players are usually higher paid who are getting the MLE ($5M) or a bit more, along with players on rookie deals, players hanging on in the league, or players who have taken big pay cuts to try and chase a ring. (Guys on the Celtics, this years Clips, Nets, Knicks etc.)
Yes, they're a bit overpriced, but that's what you have to do if you want to round out your roster with non-NBDL/rooks.
NBAtv is replaying Kobe's 81. Urging to foul with 30secs left, up 20, as Kobe is sitting at 83. How bush.
Source: Nets Preparing To Pursue Trade For Dwight
The Brooklyn Nets are preparing to make another run at Dwight Howard, according to a source.
Playing in Brooklyn with Deron Williams and Joe Johnson was at the top of Howard’s list last summer and the Nets are convinced that he still has a strong desire to make the Barclays Center his home office. The Nets have played well under P.J. Carlesimo and feel like the addition of Howard could be the piece that gets them to the NBA Finals.
Nets general manager Billy King has closely monitored the struggling Lakers and quietly searched for a third team with an attractive piece that would help facilitate a trade that would deliver Howard to the Nets, according to sources.
The Lakers have struggled through injuries, a coaching change and a lack of chemistry this season. The team is currently 17-24 and facing the reality that missing the playoffs seems inevitable. The feeling out of Brooklyn is that Howard can be had for the right price because of the Lakers’ struggles and long-term commitment to a collection of pieces that just don’t seem to fit or complement Howard’s[..]ortment of skills.
The only missing element was a third team with an attractive piece that would force the Lakers to consider the future of the franchise and directly question Howard about the direction he’s leaning at this point of the season. King, according to sources, was confident that he had a trade proposal that was a perfect fit for all teams involved.
According to sources, King was planning to contact the Minnesota Timberwolves in order to gauge their interest in a three-team trade that would send Kevin Love to the Lakers, Brook Lopez to the Timberwolves and Dwight Howard to the Nets. Other small pieces would need to be included, but the proposed trade was thought to be intriguing enough to start conversations in the Lakers front office that would force them to deal with Howard earlier than planned.
That idea, however, was shelved when Love was sidelined 8-10 weeks with a broken hand. The Nets believed the Lakers would be interested in Love, but not an injured Love, even if they’re facing missing the playoffs, according to sources.
King will still look around for an attractive piece for the Lakers, but won’t make getting Howard as big a priority as last season, according to sources. But he will continue to watch the Lakers and explore intriguing trade options, sources said.
Talk about coming from right field.
Anyone else think that Dwight might simply choose to leave LaLaLand when he becomes a FA?
I don't think he will take a pay cut. He was way to concerned about getting traded when he could have signed with the Nets as a free agent if he opted out.
I'd be forever hopeful if the Pacers unloaded Green and signed Brewer this offseason.