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Old 02-20-2012, 03:32 AM   #5 (permalink)
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So what it one of these teams comes to us with a package constructed around a late draft pick and expiring contracts (say a 23-26th pick), would you trade him?
Neither the Lakers nor the Magic have expirings to offer. The Lakers could offer Steve Blake and Luke Walton. Both of their contracts are the same length as Jose's (next year is the last year).

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Chances are that pick will be a dud, it's unusual to get anything but a deep rotation player that late in the draft.
The talent is definitely much much thinner as you get farther away from the lottery (tough to get anything good after pick 40), but there are still always some respectable players available, especially in a deep draft. The problem is being the team to make the right pick. If you can get 2 late firsts, I'd consider that. Having 2 shots gives you some much better odds.

Guys like Kyle Lowry, Wilson Chandler, Nicholas Batum, Aaron Afflalo, George Hill....these are guys the Raps could use, and they were all selected in the late first round during the past few years.
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