Originally Posted by Bill Haverchuck
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).
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.
agreed bill. And an example from this year, in a supposedly weakish draft, marshon brooks at 25th.