Post by Danny Longley on Jul 16, 2018 7:13:11 GMT
Did not consider what? The best case for the Cavaliers roster would have been:
PG: Jrue Holiday
SG: Zach Lavine
SF: Robert Covington
PF: Otto Porter (Currently Unsigned)
C: Dewayne Dedmon
6: Kentavious Caldwell Pope
Minus Holiday, Porter is practically the only full-time starter for a good team IRL and he's not even a guarantee to return yet. There's not a lot of cap left following the signing so as it stands, this is practically it.
If you're going to push potential on me, it's not like the Heat are significantly older. Sure Dragic is 32, but then Adams, Kanter and Rivers are all 24-26, About the same age as your core.
Also, I never outright stated 1-2 years. I don't actually know where you pulled that. But Jrue is 28 years old. NBA players generally decline around 30-31. Since Jrue is in his prime, I'm sure it would make sense to most that Jrue plays on the best team he could play with immediately before he starts falling off.
The thing is, Jrue didn't actually directly benefit from it in any way. Players don't necessarily feel obligated to stay because of what was dealt for them. The constant signing-then-trading was a more telling factor for some of us in terms of predicting future loyalty.
The Cavs might have a better shooting team than the Heat, but that's not the only factor in basketball and I'm sure you know that.
I'm against condensing subjective factors into numbers because it takes the nuance out of it. If you want to know what I think about a certain thing, then ask. I'll gladly clarify. It's a lot better than me pulling random numbers out of my ass.
As for potential for bias, I did acknowledge that in myself. That's one of the reasons I asked for a discussion, so I could try and minimize my personal bias and make sure my thought process wasn't irrational. But of course, if you want to think I just made this all up in my head, have at it.