Lol... No way!!! Are you crazy Drafts can be pure guesswork, why would we trade crash an allstar for 3 people who have proved nothing!
Now, doesn't this option give you a lot to think about. What would we have to give up? Likely Crash, the only real impact player we have. Would you for all 3 first rounders?
I feel bad for Griz fans. That team had no bench depth at all. Now they're at the point of the draft they have the perfect situation where they can address those problems and the team wants to trade picks?
At least I'm not a Memphis fan...
Just because we got some bad luck in the past, it doesn't mean that we give up on drafting forever. And you don't even need a lottery pick to be successful in the draft either. If anything, I think the pressure of making the most of top draft choices makes it extremely difficult for scouts and GMs to make 'smart' picks.
I'd maybe do a S&T with Tyrus and DJ for the 12 and either of the latter picks. I'd even throw in UPS for all three.
Hassan Whiteside+Avery Bradley (or Eric Bledsoe)+Craig Brackins
I'd even throw in a future pick because that'd be one hell of a draft.
Ray/Bradley (or Bledsoe)/Larry
No need to trade Crash for unproven players. He's an All-Star, and the face of the team. Unless you're getting a top 5 pick in a stacked draft, that's not something you do.
And uh, for comparison, the Griz offered the number two last year for Mek...
Wallace is way more valuable then those three picks. The 12, 25, 26 is a lot different from say three picks in the top 10 or even 15. Still though, I wonder if they might see Stephen Jackson as an impact player. Stephen Jackson for Marko Jaric plus the 12 would be a sound gm move even if we take a step back next year.
It always trips me out how much people want to give up for a draft pick. Sometimes it is warranted...for instance I thought MJ was crazy to be offering any and everything including Crash to trade up for Westbrook. Now in hindsight he was probably right in doing that. Most times though I think it's not justified at all.
Here it's brought up about moving Crash for a 12th and later picks. Seriously? Is this draft so spectacularly better then all the others that we should trade an all star on a good contract for a late lotto pick?
I really doubt that.
Unless you're assuming value in losing salary (which I could buy) IMO that's just crazy!
I don't watch college ball; I do know however that many put way too much weight on what these guys do in college and think it translates to the pros.
Wasn't some mocks last year saying there were like 7 "stars" in the top 15? Some even predicted Henderson to be a star!
I think if I were a GM I'd never keep a top 10 pick that wasn't a 1st overall (hell, we muffed a 3rd pick) because there's too many that would give up everything for that almighty potential.
Personally I think "potential" is one of the biggest dirty words in the world of basketball. More times than not instead of actually panning out it just bites you in the ass.
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