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Do I trade Josh Smith and Nikola Pekovic for Al Horford and Manu Ginobili? In a basically standard league.
My Centers are: Nikola Pekovic, Spencer Hawes, and Nerlens Noel
My Forwards are: Josh Smith, Tim Duncan David Lee, Andre Iguadola, and Luis Scola
Like Dillon said, Manu is the dealbreaker here. If it were Manu of 2 or 3 years ago it would be a good deal. But his health concerns, resting during the stretch and the fact that Kawhi Leonard is starting to take over as a legit leader outside of Parker/Duncan means Manu just isn't the same as he used to be.
I'd take Horford ALL DAY over Pekovic, but Josh Smith, even with his bad shot selection and going to a team with other legit scorers and rebounders, is much more valuable than Manu.
To answer your other question, replacing Manu with Jeff Teague makes it not fair for the other guy. Teague is a legit PG now. No way is that owner going to part with both those guys in this deal. He'd be giving up 2 legit top 50 players, 1 of them being a top 20 player with room for improvement this year, for 2 guys that average out to be just about a top 75 type player. Pek being just better and Smith being just worse than 75, if that makes sense. So you can see why the guy would not do that trade, not to mention he'd be giving up a PG who averaged 7+ assists last year and not getting a PG in return.
Replacing Manu with Barnes or Korver makes the deal better, especially Korver.
So if you look at it as Horford being an upgrade over Pekovic, it comes down to what you need. Could you use Kyle Korver's awesome 3PT shooting more than Smith's rebs/blks/stls? Korver has great FT% which would be a HUGE upgrade over Smith, but keep in mind Korver takes very little attempts, so it would be more getting rid of Smith's bad shooting than adding Korver's good shooting, you know what I mean?
- 2 Replies to CWizzle
Thanks for the help!!! So right now my Guards are Curry, Oladipo, Holiday, Lin, Afflalo, and Iguadola(Is a SF but shoots 3s)
My Forwards are Smith, Iquadola, Duncan, David Lee, Scola, and Pekovic at Center.
What do you think I would need more? The blocks or the shooting?
Manu kills that deal for you. Horford is the best player in that bunch, but you're giving up too much there for him with this deal.
Try to get someone better than Manu back if you want to make that deal.
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