- Feb 9, 2022
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Agree. Koby showed he is not a tough negotiator. The Knicks were already out at that point.
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Bro we got robbed!Agree. Koby showed he is not a tough negotiator. The Knicks were already out at that point.
Bro we got robbed!
No seriously, I think Lauri has a great chance to be really good for Utah. I imagine they'll be able to feature him more than the Cavs were able to, play him more to his strengths. Lauri has shown to be a somewhat inconsistent player, but if he figures out how to bring it more often, I think that probably makes him a nice 2nd or 3rd option on a good team.
He was always kind of a weird fit on the Cavs, his best role was probably the role that Kevin Love currently plays for us and Lauri's kind of an ascending player so it's much better for him to get a chance to play a bigger role. I'll be happy to see how he does for Utah, I hope he continues to get better and I wish him success. Same for the other guys in the deal!
I think it's cool that Koby will take a guy who's in a bad fit, bring him in, rehab his value and then trade him to a better situation and bring on a better fit. I think that's what he's done here with Lauri, Utah is a better fit for him and Mitchell is a better fit here. So, imo, it's a good fair trade.