What's the point any more really.
When 8.8 is a "strength" and 8.6 is "not NBA caliber" then you know you aren't dealing with rational, logical discussion.
I've given up wondering why.
But if Josh puts up 10/6/2 for another team for 4m or less I'm going to look long and hard at my ticket renewal form. How he played and the output you got for the price on him is one of the reasons I enjoyed games even when JOB was coaching (one of the only reasons). Last year was a 7.4/5.3/2.1 on 55% season at age 23. TWENTY-THREE.
If he's getting 6+ then I get why you have to walk away. If you are trading him for West because you want to upgrade Roy's post offense then I get it, but I'll wonder why Josh/West are mutually exclusive since they wouldn't fill the same role anyway.
Maybe people don't fully realize but the Pacers are in real danger of UNDERSPENDING per the new CBA. They don't need to SnT players, especially a player that teams can sign for the MLE outright. At market price the Pacers not only can afford Josh but MUST pay someone 4-5m to play on the front line to fill out the main 12 main roster.
The 10-14m player comes independent of that.