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Old 04-18-2011, 12:05 PM   #17 (permalink)

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I think we should draft Valanciunas and be prepared to develop him for a year or two.

If you really want a quality center that seems to be the way to do it (historically).

Other than that, we could possibly trade for someone like Omer Asik or Aaron Gray - guys that aren't the first options for their teams. Long term I don't think either of them have the upside of Valanciunas.

Gasol and DeAndre Jordan are possibilities worth exploring, but I don't see why their teams wouldn't re-sign them at this point. I'd much rather have Valanciunas on a rookie contract than over paying for those guys.

The center position is the hardest one to fill, and it's usually done through the draft.

If we do select Valanciunas, then, depending on where we're drafting from, it might be possible to trade down and select him with a later pick, getting significant assets in return, or unloading a contract.

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