Wednesday GM: Amare Stoudemire Or Kevin Garnett, Keep Or Trade Kobe Bryant, and Overpaying Rashard Lewis?
Fans debate the choices NBA GMs make. Most of us think we can do things better than the incompetent suit running our favorite team. Wednesday GM gives you the opportunity to make personnel decisions on of the latest and biggest happenings in the NBA. You replace the hack sitting in the front office and make the call …
We spend all day debating the choices NBA GMs make. In fact, most of us think we can do things better than the incompetent suit running our favorite team.
Wednesday GM gives you the opportunity to make personnel decisions on some of the latest and biggest happenings in the NBA. In short, you replace the hack you hate in the front office.
So settle into your new gig as GM and tell us what you would do in the comment box below.
Decision 1: Amare Stoudemire or Kevin Garnett.
NBA GM: Steve Kerr, .
The Details: A month ago, the Suns refused to move in a three-way deal for . They weren’t prepared to give up a younger STAT for an older Big Ticket. And they also weren’t prepared to take on Garnett’s salary even though he would have improved the team’s immediate chances of winning an NBA Title.
The Call: Do you sacrifice Stoudemire’s youth for Garnett’s experience?Decision 2: Keeping or trading Kobe Bryant.
NBA GM: Mitch Kupchak, .
The Details: hasn’t rescinded his trade request and wants out. The Lakers want to keep him; however, the star can leave as an unrestricted free agent in two seasons. If Bryant exercises his opt-out clause in the summer of 2009, the team gets nothing back.
The Call: Do you cut your losses by trading Bryant or risk him leaving as a free agent?
Decision 3: Maxing-out Rashard Lewis.
NBA GM: Otis Smith, .
The Details: Smith signed Lewis, a border-line star, to a one hundred and six million dollar contract. The athletic forward is talented, but his new deal pays him like an NBA superstar. This contract improves the Magic, but the team will have little flexibility with Lewis on the payroll for the next six seasons.
The Call: Do you sacrifice the salary cap by paying a star like Lewis superstar money?
What would you do as GM? Let us know in the comment box below.
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