Nah, he is an upgrade over Clarkson, but not enough to help us win much in the playoffs based on his price.
herro also isn't nearly as good. doesn't score at the volume lavine does nor is he even close to as efficient. there is a wide gap in efficiency and it's a big deal. you can't have a volume scorer who's efficiency is significantly worse than the rest of the team - that will kill you every time. and that describes herro. and we haven't even touched on his atrocious defense. i'm about 55/45 on lavine (meaning i'd take him, but i'm only lukewarm on him), but i wouldn't touch herro. inefficient volume scorers who don't defend or make teammates better just don't aid in winning basketball.I think Tyler Herro could put up similar #s on a much cheaper trade.
Actually just ran a side-by-side comparison and Herro is younger and on a better contract. Could be had for cheaper and has a little bit better defensive numbers.
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not really that close at all when you take into account he gap in efficiency and the fact lavine is also a more proficient volume scorer. if it were just ppg to ppg, you could argue it's fairly close (though lavine would still have fairly decent advantage)How does Herro offensive numbers compare to lavine?
Nevermind. I used your link provided to check for myself. Much much closer than I expected. Lavine beats him but not by much.
When I loaded their names into the link provided for comparison they were very very similar efficiency wise and not far off volume wise. I was very surprised.not really that close at all when you take into account he gap in efficiency and the fact lavine is also a more proficient volume scorer. if it were just ppg to ppg, you could argue it's fairly close (though lavine would still have fairly decent advantage)
Mean the last year before the POWell his last year is a player option... so if its a bargain he will opt out and get paid even more. Its a big contract for a guy with a knee injury history who is a borderline all-star.
Its kind of death by a thousand cuts with Lavine. On top of the other stuff I just don't think he's a smart basketball player.
If he was super cheap I'd be in... If we were one piece away I'd consider it... otherwise I'm not sure he's the guy to push in on .
Maybe... I think teams will slow down on paying everybody. If he has 2-3 more years of good stats on bad teams I'm not so sure he gets a raise. Either way player options are bad... if they opt in its cause they hurt or they sucking... opt out and they get more money. It adds to the potential downside.Mean the last year before the PO
He would have to have a catastrophic injury not to opt out
LaVine is better for our timelineThe biggest thing IMO is Herro is 23 and Lavine 27. Herro fits our timeliness much better and I would like to compare Lavine at 23 to Herro at 23.
The cost to acquire is a lot less.
Go get Herro and call it a day.
You could do Sexton and Olynyk plus a first.
Clarkson, George, Dunn
Herro, Agbaji, THT
Markkanen, Fontecchio, Sensabaugh
Collins, Hendricks, Samanic
What is the market for Lavine though?Something Locke mentioned this morning that I agree with is that Lavine could be a good trade chip for us in the down the road if we try to trade for a bigger star. I think teams would be more interested in a package centered around Lavine and draft picks than they would say Sexton, Collins, Clarkson, etc.