At least get a serviceable back up SF in return in the trade!
I keep seeing trades to bring in a big man that gives up both Bass and Green or just Green.
I get it, his contract makes it easier to do these things. I get that Greens contract is a bit on the high side of things. But tell me a SF that would have come here for a vet min or less that is as good or better...
The C's offered him this money because some one would have taken a shot at him for that much. So DA had to wrap him up. And its not like we could have spent 8 to 9 mill on some one else. The C's don't sign Green, its some one else for a couple mill or less.
Yeah he hasn't played up to what we thought. Or even what he was playing in the preseason. But I think there are some factors why he hasn't been playing like his old self.
First, its been over a year since he had seen full out real NBA action. Preseason doesn't count, were every one is moving a little slower, getting into shape. Plus he played a lot more, and against 2nd and 3rd stringers.
Second, Docs rotation is been all over the place. He hasn't been playing with a set group of players. I'd like to see Terry and KG go out at the same time, slide PP to the SG, and bring Green and Wilcox in. Play PP a few more minutes and then bring Lee in. That way Green gets some extra time with Rondo who can set him up better.
And Third, this is a two part'er that are connected. One thing, he may be thinking about his heart even if he doesn't know it. Making him not want to go full out. I think we'll see him get faster and more aggressive as the season goes not. Or at least I hope so. And for that reason he's not in as good as shape. And from being out for a year, he could be hitting walls that he's never had to run threw.
KG also has his back. Just like he had AB's back last season. And how many people wanted him out in the beginning of the season? Look how that turned out. KG is a not nonsense kind of guy, and if he doesn't think you can bring it, he wont push you. So theres that.
So when people bring up trades they need to bring in a decent back up SF along with what ever big they are trading for. Kris Joseph is a nice player, but not ready for the back up roll yet, if ever.
Also think of the team make up, and then who they play against. Mostly Miami. Trading a SF that can give PP rest of guarding Lebron for a center or nonathletic big is not a good trade.