f**k some of u dudes are retarded
fact 1 = we HAD to get Melo. something had to change and that was it
fact 2 = Melo was signing that extension this year. he publicly said it. so there was NO WAY we could wait unitl FA to get him. the deal had to go down now.
fact 3 = Out of all those players we gave up, the only consistent one was Felton, and the last 10-12 games he's been playing average at best cuz D'Phoney been giving him too many minutes all season. dude was done. Then you got Chandler who was going at the end of this season. Mosgov who still needed another 1-2 seasons to hit the potential we needed from him. And finally Gallo, who one day may just be an elite player. but it's been 3 seasons and he's shown that one day he'll score 30, the next 5 games 6. he was the polar opposite of consistent.
anyone who doesn't get that is straight up retarded. the squad we had was 2nd round exit potential max. now at least we have 2 MASSIVE draw cards to other players in the NBA who wanna come thru and join. just look at Lakers, Celtics and Heat. once you have the attractions, others WANT to come and play.
2 years and we'll be in the finals. book it.