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.
3 scenarios for the draft, starting with my favorite first:
1. Pacers trade up for Justice Winslow
2. Take WCS or Stanley Johnson (this is the theory of a player falling); Make trades (Hibbert/West/others) for additional picks - George Lucas and Rakeem Christmas are players I'd love to have with a late first/early 2nd round
3. Trey Lyles
I'm sure my opinion will change many times before the draft though.
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.