Yeah it's a calculated gamble on both sides. I really do like Parker as a PG1 this season, and not because I'm a Spurs homer. And he should be fantastic value at that price. But I just couldn't pass on a potential top five like Westbrook.
I feel honestly feel the x-factor here for me is of all people, Dwight Howard. The way I see this move working is one of two:
1. I get Westbrook, get stuck with Howard, and hope he goes bonkers in H-town. Which means I'd be set up solid at those two positions.
or 2. I get Westbrook, move Howard for cap relief, then go bonkers in free agency to replace the big man stats.
In each scenario, going bonkers is a big deal...I'd just have to hope that the worst case doesn't happen. The one where D12 pulls another disappearing act.
But needless to say, it's going to be a very interesting and fun season!