The Twitter exchange
Anyone can go to Twitter and find these tweets while they are still up, but since they might get deleted I decided to link to Benjamin Allbright’s tweet where he took pictures of the exchange:
Now people may disagree with me, but I don’t really care how Ngakoue comes off here. Some people are quick to say that he shouldn’t air out his business on Twitter, but he has been asking for a trade for weeks.
They obviously haven’t included him in any sort of plans which is fine, but if you have potential offers in place and you just sit on them without giving your franchise-tagged player any word, how is he supposed to react?
Every day that he isn’t on a new team is another day closer to playing for a franchise that didn’t take care of Jalen Ramsey, Dante Fowler, Allen Robinson, and others over recent history. How does that benefit him?
So why do I think he played it perfectly? Let’s look at trade value and what it means to both parties.