Originally Posted by rapsdabest
From my understanding we have around 4-7 mill to spend so why not sign him. He can play D. He's skilled offensively. He's coachable and he's got veteran leadership and championship experience.
If we don't sign him, what happens with our small forward conundrum? Do we force one of our wings to play an unnatural position or do we sign another guy?
We can only use the veteran's minimum - and why would you look at Ime Udoka instead, age 31 and had a better season defensively than Bowen. He was paid ~$1m last year. Bowen's defense has declined significantly the last few years (no surprise - its amazing that he's still out there at 38!).
I would like to have a functional player as injuries may force this person to play minutes. No use having effectively another assistant coach wearing a uniform.