If they would take Green for Tyreke and Outlaw straight up even better. I really like the Idea of renting a scoring point guard to see how he fits. If he fits great sign him and Move Rondo next year. If not, resign Evans and trade him next year.
The problem with taking on Evans that I see is that he's likely to want a contract much like the one Jeff Green got. Like Green, he put up big scoring numbers his first few seasons in the league and has shown promise of being a very good player. But, also like Green, he's been very inconsistent and hasn't always made his team better. He may very well find a team to pay him 7-8 million a year. Do the Celtics want to be that team?
I would rather give Evans Green's contract, than Green.
I think this team needs an alpha-dog going forward, and Evans is one IMO, while Green has consistently shown that he doesn't have that in him. So, I think Evans would have a much better chance of exceeding the value of a cotnract like that than Green.
Agreed. Evans has higher upside than Green if only because he displays the mentality of a player who believes he is that kind of guy and wants to be that kind of guy.
Still, I remain skeptical that Tyreke can be a focal point, i.e. score 18+ pts a game, and also make his team better. I think he might be best as a sixth man. He has the talent to be better than that, but so far he hasn't really made good on the promise of it.
Certainly that's different, though, than Jeff Green. Jeff is in my opinion a consummate role player. That's the sort of player he seems to want to be. It suits his temperament. I think he can and probably will really help a team win some day, whether it's the Celtics or somebody else. But it's not going to be as a top scorer.