Why the trade with Miami is a bad trade. in Grizzlies Team Talk Posted February 8 · Report reply 5 hours ago, Dwash said: Well this is a very multi layered problem. First, people keep saying things like they could have made "other deals." There is a lot of things we as fans can sit back and make guesses on. This really isnt one imo. Bottom line is they have a better grasp on what is likely to be available with their information from talking to GMs and agents. You are acting like its a guarantee that they would get something positive from cap space. Every year there are a handful of teams with cap space. Vast majority of the time they either do nothing with it or sign some marginal player to a long term deal. Second, they have suspended Waiters like 3 times. Fined him and everything else. How do you know they were going to buy him out? Maybe they were just going to keep doing that as long as they can. Keep him away from the team and let him hang around until traded. Third, there is Dillon. So if they were going to play the keep the cap space game then most likely you dont resign him and keep his 3.1 million dollar cap hold. Once they realized the cap space wasnt of much value, they can negotiate with him now. What if they would have waited until July and some team gets excited and offerd him a 17-18 million deal. Now you gotta match that or lose him? There goes that cap space and Dillon is overpaid or gone. I guess I dont get how we can get the best player in a trade (age considered) and another player who is on par with what we gave up (Dieng is about as good as Crowder or Iggy) and it be such a big deal like we lost. So what if they took on some useless money in Waiters? Cost of doing business sometimes to get better. I would think our fans would be appluading an FO spending money that they didnt have to spend in an effort to get better players. Instead they are dreaming of saving cap space for some imaginary deal that we have no clue if it would have been available (they have a much better idea than us). Really strange to me. It's all speculation. None of us have any clue what deals were on the table or what hypothetical trades could have realistically happen. i'm coming from the position of I'm not really sold on this trade. i think the most realistic alternative was to stand pat. That was a realistic alternative. Everything else is speculation on everyone's part. I'm saying I'm not thrilled with this trade due to Waiters' contract so everything I say will be in support of my theory and any speculation will be biased in favor of my opinion. Others are saying they are fine with the trade, but they are throwing out speculation as well and their speculation is biased in favor of their opinion. No one is right or wrong and no one has made any definitive statements. My opinion is I'm not big on this trade.