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  1. BankTeller

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    No doubt. But through only three years, he’s 2x All-Defensive 2nd team. I think if you want to continue with a youth movement while also competing in Dame’s prime, you grab “young” guys (he’s still 25) who has made an impact right away.

    What’s the worst that can happen if you get him for the Covington TPE, the DET 2nd, and #57? We can see if he signs for 4 yrs/$40m, and if he doesn’t, he can bet on himself next year. In the near term, he is already an All Defense player who can only get better at shooting the ball and can be subbed in at key moments on defense during timeouts.
     
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    Would he be worth a drop from #7 to #12?

    OKC
    12 + Dort + 34 <-> #7

    76ers
    Dort <-> Thybull + Reed

    Portland
    7 <-> 12 + 34 + Thybull + Reed
     
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    For me, it wouldn’t be worth it. This is the difference between being on a good and bad team to me.

    With Thybulle, I can probably get him for less than what he would be worth to us (which, his defense would be invaluable), then we do it. But if not, you draft the best available guy at #7 like Sharpe/Mathurin/Daniels.

    To other posters’ point, Thybulle can’t shoot consistently yet. In the playoffs, it’s very likely that Hart and even Nas will end up getting more playing time.
     
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    I don't buy that there is much of a difference between guys at 6/7 and 13/14 in this draft.

    Out of those 7-8 players, there are definitely some I really like (Murray, Dieng, Eason) & some I want to avoid (Griffin, Sharpe, Mathurin). I think there is a lot of value to trade down here.

    LOL - apparently we have polar opposite views of Sharpe & Mathurin. Let's find out who is right....
     
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    Not high on Murray at all, but I like Dieng and Eason. I wouldn’t be mad at any of those guys but Murray though lol. I’ve come to really like a lot of guys in this draft, and would just wanna have two guys in those ranges.
     
  6. BoomChakaLaka

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    Can’t wait for draft night! Grant now in the bag, what’s gonna happen with our #7?
     
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    For Collins, Atlanta’s known motivation to move the talented forward has swirled around the league, with San Antonio, Sacramento and Utah—in a potential swap for Gobert—considered the most legitimate potential landing spots for the 24-year-old. Portland’s Wednesday night acquisition of Grant from the Detroit Pistons, and the Trail Blazers’ priority of dealing the No. 7 pick for Anunoby, would seem to make Portland a less likely destination for Collins, despite frequent trade conversations between the Blazers’ and Hawks’ front offices.

    https://bleacherreport.com/articles...tonio-spurs-discussing-dejounte-murray-trades
     
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    woj has spoken

     
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    The more I think about it, I wouldn't be at all surprised if we select Sochan at 7. He can play and guard 3/4/5, and if it takes a year for him to really pop, perfect timing as thats when we decide about Grant's future plus the Dame build is at least 2/3 year process. He can absolutely do some of the things Green does but has a better offensive game I predict. We need a disrupter to dual up with CJ E!......................
     
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    Today reminds me how good it feels that Olshey is gone.
     
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    Is Dame gonna be sitting in the draft room?
     
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    Natebishop3 Don't tread on me!

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    Amen to that!
     
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    He's too Winslow like and we already have Winslow. Not enough upside if you're just keeping the pick IMO.
     
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    If they keep the pick I really hope they take highest ceiling guy
     
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    A tidbit of Hornets chatter....
     
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    Who knows what’s going to happen, but here’s what SHOULD happen: a trade of the 7th pick (plus maybe one player) for a veteran who can make us better NOW. I don’t care how good the kids in the draft are, it takes awhile to adjust to the NBA. We don’t have that luxury. We have to win now. Lillard’s window is rapidly closing. We can’t squander what time he has left by taking a rookie.
     
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    Dort/Duren > OG

    IMO
     
  19. B-Roy

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    Hayward + 15 for Bledsoe, DiDi and Winslow?
     
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    Any players involved, or a simple trade down?
     
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