HOAX HOAX HOAX
A) You have 4 bigs, plus Solo
B) You are making a playoff run and that's a priority
C) You have at SG/SF the following:
Lance (who they say they want to play)
Dunleavy - if not hurt, and if he is you kinda like that it forces the team to move on with Rush/George anyway
D) Doesn't match salary
E) Pacers also give up a pick
F) Mayo hasn't exactly had the rep of Mr. Nice guy
G) You have TJ Ford waiting for some PT and you could easily go small at times if you get thin at SG without Dun
Last year we were just about to trade Ford/Rush for Augustine/Henderson and gosh darnit we didn't quite get it through before....wait for it...
THE OWNER OF THE OTHER TEAM (Charlotte) SHUT DOWN THE TRADE!
I'm shocked to think there might have been any shennigans at play here.
Good lord, you'd have to think I had an IQ of 12 to fall for this crap. Not one single thing about it actually makes sense. Trades that make zero sense don't happen.
The freaking Griz side of it was quoted as saying they had too much SG depth and needed more bigs...um, 100% the same situation the Pacers are in, so why in the F would the Pacers pay a first round pick to help Memphis get the deal the Pacers needed themselves.
This isn't me as a Josh fan saying this. This trade is equal to Tyler for Mayo (also BS) or Hibbert for Holiday or Foster for Chase Buddinger. Whether I like or dislike the guys coming back or going out (and I don't dislike Tyler, but I'm a Josh fan of course) NONE OF THOSE DEALS would make sense because of Paul, Rush and Lance.
You don't need Mayo and you do need bigs and you need rookie salary from adding a first round pick.