View Full Version : We should buy one of the Suns' 1st round picks.
05-03-2007, 01:41 PM
Last season the Phoenix Suns sold one of their late first round picks for cash. Since then its really irked me that we didn't jump on the opportunity to buy the pick. This year thanks to the Atlanta Hawks and the Joe Johnson deal, the Suns are going to have 3 first round picks. One lottery, then a #24 and #29. Obviously the lottery pick is out of the question, but the Bobcats should do everything in their power to buy #24 or #29 from the Suns this year.
Do you think this is an option that the Bobcats are looking at?
05-03-2007, 03:25 PM
Yes, it is obviously an option. And actually Bobcats has been a good customer for Suns for 3 years.
-We agreed to select Jahidi White from Suns in the expansion draft and they gave us a 1st rounder(which turned to Sean May). Why? Only to dump White's 5 million salary.
-They gave us Jake Voskuhl for a conditional 2nd rounder. Do you remember the condition? It was "top 55 protected in 2007, after 2007 no condition remains". Of course we're in top 55 and giving it to Lakers not Suns. Result: They just wanted to dump Voskuhl's salary and gave up on him in exchange for basically nothing.
-Before last year's draft, it was highly speculated that Suns would like to trade Shawn Marion to Bulls or somewhere else only to get rid of his contract and go under luxury tax limit.
-They had 2 first round picks last year, but they traded both. They traded Rajon Rondo to Boston to dump Brian Grant's salary, and traded Sergio Rodriguez to Portland only for cash.
After this summer, Barbosa and Diaw's extensions will kick and they'll go very well over the lux. tax limit. So I'm sure they'll be eager to move the picks at 20's, only not to get extra salary and tax.
Same can be said about the 3 Sixers picks.
05-03-2007, 05:24 PM
Sure I wouldn't see why not. They have a talented roster and we could definitely buy one of their players, possibly Kurt Thomas.
Can we buy Mike D'antoni instead?
05-04-2007, 12:06 AM
haha if all we have to do is pay them the cats should do it. bob johnson is like a multibillionaire and i'm sure it won't hurt his wallet too much. if available, the cats should do it
05-21-2007, 08:51 PM
Buying a draft pick doesn't go against the luxury tax, just the players salary :) Make it happen Bob!!!!
So we'd have the #8, #22, and #24 picks if we bought em.
Do you think those picks would be enough to land the #2 pick and get Durant??? (I think #1 is out of the question).
If not, I don't think that having those 3 picks would hurt us in the least.
#8 Roy Hibbert (Corey Brewer or Mike Conley as the dark horse picks, with Conley getting traded to Oden's team which will benefit us somehow)
#22 comes Javaris Crittenton as a PG/SG combo (Marco Bellinelli as the dark horse pick, especially if Vincent becomes coach)
#24 comes Marcus Williams, Arron Afflao, Rodney Stuckey or Tiago Splitter, take your pick
Alan Anderson..good talent, but the drafted players are better.
Brevin - I see him starting elsewhere. Hopefully a sign and trade!
And then Othella, or Hollins getting cut; Mcinnis will probably not be back.
05-22-2007, 12:45 AM
I just don't see us getting that lucky.
05-22-2007, 01:49 AM
I just don't see us getting that lucky.
The suns offered picks last year, because they were to pay the luxury tax. Right now, Marion is being rumored to be traded to get under the cap. Trading the picks for cash would be possible.
05-22-2007, 12:08 PM
Good to be back guys. Best Bobcats message board around. Buying a pick in a draft this deep could only help us. Number 24 or 26th could end up a star in this draft. But i look to see the the suns try and trade all three picks to get Derant. That is if they dont land him.
05-22-2007, 07:00 PM
Durant would be an awesome fit to the suns. I think it's the best team he could fit with, his style and theirs is almost identical.
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