Yep, let's put another $5 grand in that old suv gas eating guzzler, which is worth $5 grand, so we can can trade it next year for $4 grand when it's older and depreciated even more! Forget the price of gas, and it only gets 14 MPG.
That's the thinking of numerous posters on this board. Spend 21mil more on JO in hopes he will get better trade value next year that won't include the 21mil in salary spent on him. Oh, I forgot JO will be retuning to Allstar form this coming season and his health will be fine, so he won't he adding to that 126 games missed in 5 years. Or adding to the 20-25 mil that the Simons have already paid him for games not played.
If this is true, then DW won't have any problem finding takers for Starbury's expiring 21mil contract b4 the season starts. Maybe DW can trade him for JO. Is DW that foolish to take on and pay an extra 23mil for JO all in the hopes JO will be the JO of old? Some think the Simons are and should!
If I truly believed JO would return to Allstar form, play 75 games this year for the Pacers, and not detract from the play of the others players, I'd jump on the bandwagon of keeping him; but I think that is foolish wishful thinking.
At the present time I'm so frustrated with JO, his greed, and lack of playing, that I'd trade him for any type deal that even has a hint of being decent with an expiring, young player with some possible talent, a role playing veteran, and hopefully a pick. It doesn't have to be a great deal, I gave up on that along time ago, but a deal that can be lived with. For those that have been advocating buying out Tinsley, the savings of 23mil for JO's last year the Pacers could even used to buy out Tinjury! Then both would be gone. The last chapter of the book on the last 4 years would be closed, and a new beginning starts. JMOAA