Discussion in 'The Coliseum' started by Th3G3ntleman, Jan 13, 2021.
Yeah top 3.
this is random....
4 late first rounders and an expiring Oladipo?
edit: unless they tanking of course.
They already have Wall and just traded a SG. Why not keep LeVert??
dipo is a better defender, size don’t matter. Neither player can guard Lebron
They gave up the only player asset from trading their superstar Harden for a 3 month rental + a 2nd rd pick
At least every other team that traded its star player at least got a young piece back that could be their star of the future in return on top of future picks/swaps.
Houston could have gotten that as well, but gave him up to get Oladipo????????? Yeah this is an L for them the more I think about it.
They are TANKWAY now
Oladipo/Wall has to be one of the most fragile backcourts ever
Karis sounds great on Indy, he'll have enough offensive autonomy to do work alongside Sabonis. I don't like this at all
They going into rebuild mode, they getting an expiring contract with Oladipo
you answered your own question
That benefits Indy more than it does Houston and makes it seem like a cost saving move for them. You could have had a young building block with potential for the future at a bargain cost, but gave it up for Oladipo with no guarantee that he stays after the season or that you would even want to meet his financial demands.
Oladipo is a good player who I thought was going to be a part of Indy's future with Turner, Sabonis, etc for the long run but I guess not due to him being injury-prone made that future unclear for the Pacers, and didn't wanna take a chance resigning him.
Houston is the biggest loser in this trade by far...gave up James for a couple of above-average players and one (when healthy) good player.
Why rebuild when Okc owns your unprotected 1st rounder?