So what did we learn last night? Favors, if he stays healthy will surely become a dominant PF in this league. Learning where to position yourself, how to play hard w/o drawing fouls is all from experience and from being taught.
An old pro coach told me once that the NBA, more than any other sport league, requires teaching to help good players become great ones, or okay players to become good ones.
There is so much we do not see as fans, behind the scenes. Everyone and there mother knew Melo wanted out of Denver. I still hold firm that Cousins was the better 'Trade Bait' and with all the Noah talk, obviously Denver is happy to get a Center back as the main piece.
It leads me to believe that 'Trade Bait' wasn't in the Nets thinking. They saw greatness in Favors and want a shot at having their own great player for years to come.
When Melo became available, after the big 3 fallout, we obviously got desperate and were apt to do something drastic.
The Knicks look like they are currently the front runner for Melo now. They got a draft pick, and they will trade players in a 3 way deal to pry Melo, even though Denver probably doesn't want to trade with them.
Could TWill, Murphy, and 2 Draft picks be enough, and better deal for Denver? I think so. What do you think?
MrDollarBills made a great point about Devin Harris. If he isn't for real, if he is always going to get hurt and won't be a winner, then maybe his huge contract, instead of Murphy's expiring one, has got to go.
TWill, Devin Harris (to another team), and 3 first round picks? Is that good enough? I want to see the Knicks beat that. if they do, and we really think we need Melo, then we can re-visit the possibility of Favors.
Either way, I really do think we are in the driver's seat now, and I will hold off on my NJ Nets Jersey purchase until I have an idea where the heck this team wants to go player-wise.