RJ… not super close. Even at his bloated salary he is likely still an asset. I think he gets moved this summer so we will get a read on his trade value. It’s less a player evaluation and more an asset evaluation. Like if we were talking like I had to play one guy 36 minutes in a game and if I lose then I get flipped in the nutsack with a rubber band… then it’s a toss up.
Even though I’m totally out, I think RJ definitely has the name recognition advantage. Don’t know how that stacks up with his much bigger contract but you’re probably right that there is some team that is still high on him. To be honest, nothing much has changed with RJ so the people that were high on him probably still are.
For me, I think I actually might like THT more going forward. I like his defense, passing, and I think he’s got better physical tools. His shooting and ability to play off the ball is still very bad, but RJ isn’t a world beater there either. RJ plays double the minutes but I think he probably should play the same amount as THT. RJ should probably get paid half as much as well.
Overall I think THT is closer to the right price point/role, but I agree that it’s a toss up player wise.