On Thursday, we made some critical personnel decisions to secure financial flexibility for player moves now and in the future in order to give you the best product on the court. That being said, I feel very good about the players we received in return, talented players that will have a positive impact for us in the short and long term for our franchise.
Terrence Williams is a very versatile player who possesses a talent that other players like - he loves to pass. And when you distribute the basketball, your teammates want to be on the court with you, which leads to good chemistry amongst your players. Terrence's versatility is exhibited on both the offensive and defensive ends of the floor, as he can guard the 1, the 2 or the 3, and we feel his overall game will only improve over time.
Courtney Lee was a vital component in the trade, because we feel very strongly that he is going to be a very good player in this league for a number of years. We almost drafted him last year, and we are very pleased to be able to add him to our team at this juncture.
I cannot say enough good things about Vince Carter. He was a true professional both on and off the court, and his leadership last season had a direct impact on the development of our young players. We only wish him continued success in this next phase of his basketball career.
The rest of the summer will be dedicated to preparation and building team chemistry. We look forward to seeing you on Opening Night.