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Concerning Memphis' interest in Pierce
« on: January 28, 2013, 12:44:41 PM »

Offline GranTur

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Correct me of I'm wrong, but Memphis has no tradeable first round draft picks until 2017 (all they have right now is one first round pick in 2014 and one in 2016).

Pierce is a better player than Gay on a great contract. This means they have to trade more talent than Boston does to make this trade work.

Considering Pierce's age, Memphis is going to be reluctant to do so unless they trade talent they are sure they can't otherwise keep.
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Re: Concerning Memphis' interest in Pierce
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2013, 01:15:55 PM »

Offline nostar

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Pierce is a better player than Gay on a great contract. This means they have to trade more talent than Boston does to make this trade work.

Not sure if this is true. I think Pierce having a good contract is offset by Gay being in his prime. If Gay's contract was exactly the same as Pierce's you would have to say a 27 year old Gay is a more valuable asset than a 35 year old Pierce given their currents stats. Pierce is more efficient but he's also more likely to drop off or be injured. Gay is less likely to do those things so soon.

The reason Memphis is an ideal partner is that they would value Pierce's cap relief and his production for the rest of the year. We don't have the same value for cap relief because even without Pierce's contract we still exceed the salary cap, though we do get our of paying some taxes I believe. Being over the cap means we couldn't add a big contract even if we didn't pick up his option next year.

I'd like Gay and Wroten for Pierce. I'd take just Gay though.

 

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