I thought Leonard is projected 6th or 7th or so? Or at least he was last time I looked a week or so ago, IIRC. That plus the big guy (Valenciunas?) who won't be able to play until next year who was projected top 5 or so, I expect Leonard will go higher than expected.
I like KL and think that would be a awesome pick, but they're saying the Warriors are getting really enamored with Klay a few picks behind us and I heard them disucssing his offensive potential on ESPN earlier today, so I'm really starting to like him at 9 if we stay.
The latest DX mock has Leonard AND Hamilton to the Cats at 9+19 respectively. I DO NOT want us to trade up/down based on the way these mocks look.
Cranston is basically saying DJ is the guy the team wants to keep the most of anyone and Henderson is the 2nd most valuable to us. But anyone is on the table.
I severely doubt Leonard makes it past Sacramento.
I think Diaw and pick 9 for pick 5 and trade exception would be great! They've been jonesing for Diaw since last year, find a use for the trade exception, and are able to move back and get a quality player...perhaps the guy I think Toronto really wants (Kemba Walker). The Bobcats get in position to pick an impact player while getting rid of Diaw's deal.
if someone wants jimmer at #9 and is sitting around 12-15, I would trade down for their pick and a next year #1 for #9 and one of our players. i want as many picks in next years draft as we can get. i would then hope val slips down and we take him with either the acquired pick or #19.
I personally would drive Diaw's out-of-shape ass to Colangelo's mansion Thursday night with a bow on his head for that deal. Only thing is at 5, MJ loves Kemba and considering Irving, Williams, Knight and Kanter are probably off the board, Walker would probably be our guy. If Toronto wants Biyombo or Valucianas, they could roll the dice and hope he's there at 9, but if we move to 5, no way we don't take Walker. Besides, I think we'd have to sweeten the deal a little to get #5 and the TPE in that deal.
Just read that Portland is thinking of trading their pic for a vet pf or center. Diaw for Oden straight up swop. http://basketball.realgm.com/wiretap...oping_To_Trade
While I typically agree with Spectre with the quality over quantity discussion, I think we are in a special situation. When not dealing with a sure thing (as much as can be expected with a draft), it might be beneficial to have multiple guys with lower salaries v. one with a larger salary for future moves. I actually find myself wishing we had one more pick. There are several guys from 9-40 I think could be a piece of a good team, but few I would bet on starting for a top level team, so in this case I would prefer more picks over a better pick (assuming it's not a top 3).