Trading Our Draft Picks
Old 12-09-2010, 10:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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reason why I posted this year is because of the Lockout,

its real possibility that some of the talent might stay in the NCAA

TWO questions

so should we trade our picks and get something now or keep them?

if we trade them what should we trade for?


I believe there should be some serious thought in the organisation about trading the picks, especially with the new CBA information out there about the NBA players and how serious they are to bringing into a lockout type situation, I'm sure this years draft picks will be a tell, if they come out or not we'll know how serious the situation is if there agents make some of them stay for a extra year

I posted this on the trade thread but I decided to post this here to considering it has something to do with the Draft Forum and players we want
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Old 12-09-2010, 10:01 PM   #2 (permalink)
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if we're headed for the top 3, maybe 5, keep 'em. outside of that, trade 'em if we can turn it into something valuable and that is forward-looking.
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Old 12-09-2010, 10:15 PM   #3 (permalink)
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if we're headed for the top 3, maybe 5, keep 'em. outside of that, trade 'em if we can turn it into something valuable and that is forward-looking.
we have scouts for a reason...to find value anywhere on the board
last time I checked, there were valuable players picked outside the top 5
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Old 12-09-2010, 10:27 PM   #4 (permalink)
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we have scouts for a reason...to find value anywhere on the board
last time I checked, there were valuable players picked outside the top 5
i agree. but facing a lockout and already having youth i would be more than happy if we could acquire a proven player that fits the team and can help to lead us if it means giving up a pick that is speculative at best. i don't think we are looking at a deep draft here.
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Old 12-11-2010, 12:22 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I prefer to trade it to if we cant a top 5 pick, otherwise i would rather bring a 25 or 26 year old to go along with Andrea, and maybe a vet guy
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Old 12-11-2010, 01:12 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Considering it's a weak draft, it's going to be tough to get a decent guy with a pick not in the top 5. Maybe the opportunity exists where a team wants to dump a salary and get something in return, although could be done without involving draft picks.

I think with Evans' and Peja's salaries coming off the books that we will have enough cap space to comfortably sign a proved guy for ~5,000,000 or so.

I like speculating on rookies. It's a sucker's game to build a team through draftees (unless you get a high pick in an awesome draft and can make one guy your franchise player), but there's that small chance that you can draft a Manu, Landry Fields, Paul Milsap, Carlos Boozer, etc. Plus you don't know if their in the lottery or a 2nd rounder. Rare, but makes it interesting.
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Old 12-11-2010, 01:31 AM   #7 (permalink)
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It's a case by case basis, in my opinion. If the pick falls outside the top 5, and we can't use the Miami pick to move up and snag a good prospect, then it could be wise to trade the picks for a proven player. I agree that should be explored. What I don't want to do is include the pick in a package for another JO type player. No over the hill vets, or guys rebounding from injuries.

In the Mayo thread I stated that I think another team could offer something better to Memphis. However, if for some crazy reason Mayo has not been traded by the trade deadline, and it looks like the Raps will finish 10th or 11th in the conference (probably outside top 5 of lottery), I would not complain if the Raps sent their picks to the Grizz for Mayo (I still think somebody would offer something better). In such a deal, the Raps are essentially getting a top 5 pick talent (Mayo) out of the assets. Better yet, it is a player that has proven he is capable of scoring 20 ppg for a lengthy stretch of games. If similar opportunity to nab a quality player arises, I'd be cool if the Raps jump on it.
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Old 12-11-2010, 02:02 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Guess who we traded for in the 1998 NBA draft, right before the lockout shortened 1998-99 NBA season.
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Old 12-12-2010, 01:21 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Guess who we traded for in the 1998 NBA draft, right before the lockout shortened 1998-99 NBA season.


That was actually a fairly deep draft, too. Even with the CBA expiring, a host of talented players, including underclassmen, entered the draft. A number of people keep saying players will pull out this year. I'm not as convinced. It could go either way. There is a financial incentive to enter the draft when your stock is highest, because rookie contracts are scaled based on draft position. If a player is projected to go in the top 5 in a given year, it is risky to play an extra year of college.
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Old 12-12-2010, 09:44 PM   #10 (permalink)
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