- Aug 27, 2011
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Surprised that they gave up Gordon... Stern gets what he wants I guess. Don't know why they'd want to give up so much without a contract extension.
Very good haul for NO, they get the best SG under 25 in the league imo, Minny's pick which will likely be top #5, and they ensured that they didn't get too much talent back so that they will probably be a top #5 pick as well. The conspiracy theorists are going to really be out if NO winds up getting the #1 pick with either of those. I wonder if Stern will present himself with the Executive of the Year award at the end of the season?
If it was so reasonable, why didn't New Orleans accept it?
There was a 0% chance of this thing ever getting done without Gordon (unless, or course, Griffin was involved...).
I am not 100% sure but I also think you are wrong on this one. Stern was the person who rejected the trade which excluded Gordon.
I read somewhere that the Clippers saved $40 mil. by trading the unprotected first pick along with Baron ( I think Simmons wrote this). I don't think Kyrie is all that so not a bad move IMO.
Gordon is 96% as good as CP3, and a much safer long term investment due to knee issues. Clips made a bad deal.