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Does anyone else think that we are kidding ourselves if we think we are going to get Mayo for nothing this summer.
He has played pretty well in the play offs and I really see his value going up this off season.
What is to much to give up for Mayo is my question.
I think Mayo's value will drop no further than trading him straight up for McRoberts or McRoberts and a pick. His value as gone up greatly with the Grizz playing so well in the playoffs and I don't think it's gonna be a cakewalk for the Pacers Front Office this summer in trying to trade for Mayo.
Personally, I like the idea of a Iguodala/Granger backcourt. At the center position in the East, Nene could average career highs. Outside of Miami (OBVIOUSLY), I can't think of two many SG/SF combos that I would rather have. Mayo scares me mainly because he's a 6'3" combo guard, and I think we would have to play too much team defense to "cover" the SG spot. On the other hand, Iguodala would be better at one-on-one defense that could prevent/decrease dribble penetration into the paint. Granger is descent defender at the SF spot.
PLUS, it would give Paul George a chance to be "Da Man" coming off the bench, and for the second unit.
Last edited by ksuttonjr76; 05-08-2011 at 09:54 PM.
Because we'd be paying a guy 16 mil in a few years to put up 14 ppg.
They can get better then cap relief and they should take it. We can do a lot better for that kind of money.
I like Iggy and think he would be great on the team but I don't like his contract. I'd rather they sign a couple of sharp shooters like Jason Kapono and James Jones than have a bunch of money tied into AI.
Plus getting a quality backup SG will allow Paul George another season to develop as the starter.
Larry is not coming back, he didn't have a meeting with Orlando for not reason, yeah he is coming back to the NBA but not to the Pacers, the notion that he is a taking a year off and then come back is absurd.
I think Nick Young is also an option. I am not a fan of overpaying him but if the Pacers can sign him for around 3-4 million they should take a strong look @ the kid. He can shoot the ball from the outside. He may command more but he becomes overpayed after 4 mill IMO.
It was McRoberts + unprotected pick. The pick was still anywhere around 8-17 back then, and the draft looked better than it does now. But the key is, teams now know the starting price and will bid up + Mayo has played considerably better since deadline.
I'd be stunned if we can get Mayo for anything close to the initial deal.
Dang, I would love Iggy, and am not too high on OJ, but this is a tough choice. I would love to avoid giving up Hibbert if possible. I would rather get Andre all else equal, but I would take Mayo if it meant I did not have to give up much.
A reasonable GM would probably do both trades, and make another trade at midseason.
Worst case, turn Mayo into multiple firsts. Bulls were rumoured to offer multiple picks for him, for instance, but Bulls are supposedly one of the teams Heisley does not want to help.
There would be options.
Best case, you might find a decent starter big for Mayo. Omer Asik from Bulls? Dangle Mayo in front of Cavs and hope for Varejao? I think that's the kind of offers you could hope for Mayo(+fillers) next February.
So, yeah, you take both trades. Can't go wrong with Mayo for a pick.