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What you read and what you comprehend are wild.Yeah I think it's safe to say I don't get what the **** you are saying. If they agree to trade Collins and the 15th pick it changes what they can do later, how could it not? That is a big decision and it absolutely has ripple effects on what their next steps are. If you trade a player or pick you can no longer trade that player or pick because you already traded it. You mean to tell me that if they traded John Collins on draft night they are still able to use him a different deal later? You can't do that. I do not even care to even discuss how nonsensical this is. There is more than one way to shed money and/or trade John Collins, but if you trade John Collins there is no other option to trade John Collins.
I know you can’t trade people twice.
What is the only thing you can’t do on draft night that you can do when FA opens? That’s right sign players. All the trades you want to do on July 1 are open on draft night.
What kind of players will you be able to sign when you are in cap hell? That’s right minimum players. So what minimum players are they going to miss out on if they move Collins for cap space? Zero… none.
What if they moved Collins and freed up some cap room to use exceptions? Wait… would that give them (gasp) more flexibility to “shape the roster”? It would indeed.
What if they cleared room and a spot in the rotation… would that mean they get attention from more FAs? Nah players don’t want a clearer path to playing time.
So you see… moving Collins on draft night might very well leave them with more options to shape the roster. They also may lose the ability to use 15 in a trade because the guy they drafted may not be the first choice of the team they later trade with. Also remember I have them 28 in the deal so they can take the guy they like best… if they wait and do the deal they may have wanted a Bane but all you can offer is a Udoka. So getting to chose the guy they select gives them more ability to shape the roster how they like while getting better value in a trade because they have the acquirer their opportunity to do the same.
But sure… they should wait it out… once a few teams have used up their space everyone will be able to slide Collins 25M and 3 more years left… it’s nothing… definitely shouldn’t plan around that type of thing.
You don’t have to agree with the trade but it’s pretty simple to see that the options they have on draft night are likely as good or better than any other options they will have later… and that taking care of the hard thing first gives more options later.