Interesting take on Rudy's situation. I also thought the $3 million from Dallas would be an indication Heisley would try to match whatever offer Rudy gets. However, now that the Nets may be in the mix, I'm not sure we can match the $$ they are going to throw at Rudy.
As for the picks, I'm fine with what we got. Henry will prove to be decent value at #12. He'll be a solid, if not very good NBA player. Vasquez might surprise everyone and be serviceable in the right role. Overall not too bad, cetainly better than last year's debacle with Thabeet. But like everyone else, I was hoping for the big trade (whatever that may have been).
I have no problem with this deal...seems like Zach has matured a bit and if he has family here, maybe he will settle in.
The stlye of the team will be interesting now. With Gasol, Thabeet and Randolph, you definitely have more of a half-court team. With Conley, Mayo and Gay, you have an up-tempo team. There is definite versatility ...it's up to Hollins to mix and match properly.
Also, as far as the three year plan, signing Zach is not such a bad idea...Chris has it right. Next year we draft a big man, and he's Zach's understudy for a year. Besides, Zach in a contract year is a good thing. He will be hungry for a new deal, and an expiring contract is always good to have in your pocket.
Having watched Flip Murray in the ATL last year, he would be a dynamite pickup for the Grizz. High energy cover at the 1 and 2. The Hawks will try to keep him, so he will most likely be overpaid to move.
By Richard Alley
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