The NBA offseason is a particularly interesting time in determining what a team's players are worth. On the one hand, executives and fans are given the benefit of hindsight and the ability to judge a player's contributions based on the previous season. On the other, unknown factors like potential, age, and injury history throw a wrench into player evaluations. How can you know what hasn't happened yet?
Our friends over at Brew Hoop decided to take this task to their readers. Based on Bill Simmons' annual NBA Trade Value column, Brew Hoop offered its readers the opportunity to vote players off of the Bucks roster, Survivor-style, until only one player remains to determine how valuable they are to the Bucks' future. Past performance and future value are obviously important, but so are factors like contract length and dollar amount. It's a tricky thing to work around, and that's why we want your help.
Some basic rules:
- You're voting the least valuable player off of the roster. Every few days, we'll put up a new poll until there's only one player left.
- Think future as much as you think present. Sure, the Hornets want to win now, but I'm sure you also want them to win in five years.
- Don't forget about contracts. Channing Frye is probably a better player than Marcus Morris, but who's the more valuable asset in a trade? The devil is in the details, as they say.