- Feb 17, 2009
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I think a Love for Horford trade would go against Gilbert wanting to make the playoffs. It clearly a downgrade with no increase in flexibility. If it happens, my guess it would be part of a much larger trade with multiple teams.I think trading Love would mean Drummond was gone by the deadline too. Teams who thought they were going to have Giannis cap for 2021 prob won't once the new number is announced.
Nance can handle PF duty. He is good. Don't forget Wade. I think it would be good to get him minutes. Would prob need another PF to round it out. You are totally right that there would have to be further moves. Might pre-emptively sign TT.
Drummond's contract is huge and it will be hard to match, but 28M in space plus a guy who could potentially help you in the playoffs doesn't come around every day in a shrinking cap situation.
Glad we are out of the repeater tax because taking on money at this point could get some good pieces.
Don't get me wrong, I hate Horford and like Love, but I like Thybulle.
I did forget about Wade but it seems hard to see a way for us to upgrade our bigs thru trades or the draft. It's one of the reasons why I'm not a fan of drafting Wiseman or Okongwa. Find someone that can move the needle as a wing or a compliment to Sexton at guard. The money that is locked up in our bigs will make it hard to shift our roster this year. I think we have to just see if a traditional center like Drummond works for the roster. Love is a good piece to have next to Drummond.
A trade deadline deal to get rid of Drummond might be in the cards but it's hard to see Koby and Gilbert making a major shift in the off-season.