We are giving up too much IMO.
I think if we offered them Dunleavy and Ford for Arenas and McGee they would have to consider it. Arenas' deal is horrible, but he isn't a terrible player. Ball-dominant to a fault, clearly. McGee is a stud though. I think he could get some PF minutes because he has the mobility to do so. His length next to Hibbert would be unreal defensively. He is a guy that you run a pick and roll with. I have loved McGee's game since I started following him back before the draft. His athleticism and skill/feel is unbelievable. He just needs more burn to put it all together.
They get about $50-55M in savings in this deal. That is worth a prospect in McGee to that team to get rid of Arenas. We all of a sudden have a ton of assets.
Back court - Rush, George, Stephenson, Price
Front court - Granger, Hibbert, McGee, Hansborough, McRoberts, Rolle
DJones, SJones, Foster, Arenas, Murphy
PG - Arenas, Price
SG - Rush, George, Stephenson
SF - Granger, DJones
PF - McGee, Hansborough, Rolle, Murphy
C - Hibbert, Foster, McRoberts, SJones
You think we have some front court peices that New Orleans would want for CP3. Arenas, Hansborough, and two future first round picks for Okafor and Paul. Not a bad package? I am just saying, that brings us in some more firepower for trades because its a talent for salary deal in our favor.
I honestly wouldn't mind Arenas, but the Wiz would have to eat some of that contract.
My offseason FA wishlist:
Sergio Rodriguez (backup pg)
Thomas Robinson (backup pf)
Andray Blatche (starting pf - replacing West)
Corey Brewer (starting sg/sf - interchangeable w/ PG)
Make It Happen Bird.
Per Hoopsworld, this is how Gilberts contract looks. Just horrible. It says that third year is an early termination option. I have no clue what that means. I would like to get McGee, but the price for Arenas is pretty steep. It has 4 more years with with a steady increase.
Gilbert Arenas $17,730,693 $19,269,307 $20,807,921 $22,346,535
Last edited by pacers74; 07-25-2010 at 05:59 AM.
I agree that arenas is a risk. He only plays about 1/2 the season anyway. Another JO? I love Lee and Mcgee, and the price is just right. But Arenas could be trouble so Bird will never go for it.