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  1. BoomChakaLaka

    BoomChakaLaka Well-Known Member

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    After looking at the success of Blazer picks, I would do whatever it takes to bring Dame either Collins from ATL or Grant. If we had gotten lucky and obtained picks 1-3, I’d take a different approach, but man….are we kidding ourselves thinking that our “solid management” is going to strike gold with pick #7 or by trading back? No way!
     
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    The sage bet is the 7th and filler for Grant. I dont love it but oh well.
     
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    I'm with you but I don't think Grant is worth #7 and I feel like we could add both Grant and someone like Wood. Do you think it's unrealistic for the Rockets to take #7 for Wood and #17? Then do you think it would be unrealistic for the Rockets to take #17, the Bucks 2025 first and Bledsoe for Grant?

    I think both deals would be taken by those teams. Wood hasn't been working out too well for Houston both from a success point of view and from what I've read there are some personality clash issues as well. I definitely think that Detroit getting a mid first rounder and a future first rounder along with an expiring contract would be enough for Grant.

    For us I don't think we've ever put two forwards around Dame, CJ and Nurk than Grant and Wood... I also don't think you could get two guys that are a better fit. Assuming that Ant is going to be a better fit next to Dame than CJ or at least as good, this should give Dame the best team he's had since he's been at an all nba level. Dame, Ant, Grant, Wood, Nurk, Hart, Nas, Justise, pick 36, Trendon, Keon, Greg, Didi and pick 55 is a pretty exciting roster.
     
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    Fez Forthright スーパーバッド Zero Cool

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    gross!
     
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    * acceptable trade A): Blazers trade #7 + #36 + 2025 Milwaukee 1st for Grant + #5

    before everybody screams the Piston wouldn't do it (which they probably wouldn't, but you never know), they do get to clear 21M in salary while picking up an extra 1st and a high 2nd round pick for the low cost of moving down 2 places in the draft order
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    * acceptable trade B): the much talked about Bledsoe + #7 for Collins + #16, then moving #16 for Grant. I'd be fine with throwing in the Bucks pick into that trade too
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    * acceptable trade C: #7 for #17 + Christian Wood (into TPE). #17 + #36 + Bledsoe for Grant
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    barely acceptable trade D): Blazerkor's #7 for #13 + #15. then #15 for Grant (but not #13)
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    unacceptable trade A: #7 for Grant
     
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    That feels like it would be fun!
     
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    I have no idea why you term this a "sage bet", its a huge overpay and everyone knows it, best pick Detroit gets for Grant is maybe 13-15, more likely 16-20
     
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    of the 3 players you list this is how I rate them
    1. Collins - best player easily of the 3, lock up 3 more years and still 24
    2. Grant - I am meh on him but would trade the 16 (with capspace) to get him from Atlanta trade
    3. Wood - don't really want him at all, guess I'd offer Bucks 25 and capspace
     
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    I've been on the fence about him. Seems to be efficient scorer and good rebounder. Is it his defense you don't like?
     
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    We're gonna trade 7 for Grant. People are going to be mad.
     
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    People will have to buy new TV’s.
     
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    When he was with the Pistons his defense was really his biggest strength. For a guy his height he plays great on the permeter and he also plays well in the post... much better against 4s than 5s. He's a seriously good weakside shotblocker, which I've always wanted to see with Nurk.
     
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    In order I like B, A, C and then D. What you said for trade B, I would also say for trade C, that I would be willing to switch out #36 for the Bucks pick if that's what it would take.

    For the purposes of what these trades are trying to do (get us closer to being a legit contender starting with the upcoming season) I would actually much rather find a way to get value out of the Bucks pick as opposed to trading the 36th pick. I do think the Bucks pick should have more value to teams around the league than the 36th pick in this draft but this is a deep draft and there should be a lot of guys with more than one year of post highschool experience who are ready to contribute next season that will be available at 36. If the mission is to get a chip with Dame then that Bucks pick is only really valuable if it's traded.
     
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    meant safe bet! I agree its overpay but cronin will still try
     
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    Nope
     
  16. UKRAINEFAN

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    Yeh, I noticed almost all his stats better when he played at PF.
     
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    We can storm the Moda Center and chant "hang Joe Cronin" while changing the name back to the Rose Garden. Take it back to how things were... sound familiar?

    That was a joke by the way. In case you're reading and in law enforcement.
     
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    2013 Ben McLemore Kansas Sacramento
    2012 Harrison Barnes North Carolina Golden State
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    2010 Greg Monroe Georgetown Detroit
    2009 Stephen Curry Davidson Golden State
    2008 Eric Gordon Indiana L.A. Clippers
    2007 Corey Brewer Florida Minnesota
    2006 Randy Foye Villanova Portland
    2005 Charlie Villanueva Conn So. Toronto
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    2002 Maybyner "Nene" Hilario Brazil 1982 New York
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    1999 Richard Hamilton Connecticutt Jr. Washington
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    1997 Tim Thomas Villanova New Jersey
    1996 Lorenzen Wright Memphis LA Clippers
    1995 Damon Stoudamire Arizona Toronto
    1994 Lamond Murray California LA Clippers
    1993 Bobby Hurley Duke Sacramento
    1992 Walt Williams Maryland Sacramento
    1991 Luc Longley New Mexico Minnesota
    1990 Lionel Simmons La Salle Sacramento
    1989 George McCloud Florida State Indiana
    1988 Tim Perry Temple Phoenix
    1987 Kevin Johnson California Cleveland
    1986 Roy Tarpley Michigan Dallas
    1985 Chris Mullin St. John's Golden State
    1984 Alvin Robertson Arkansas San Antonio
    1983 Thurl Bailey North Carolina State Utah
    1982 Quintin Dailey San Francisco Chicago
    1981 Steve Johnson Oregon State Kansas City
    1980 Mike Gminski Duke New Jers
     
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    2019 Coby White, North Carolina – Chicago Bulls
    2018 Wendell Carter Jr., Duke – Chicago Bulls
    2017 Lauri Markkanen, Arizona – Minnesota Timberwolves
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    2015 Emmanuel Mudiay, Guangdong Tigers – Denver Nuggets
    2014 Julius Randle, Kentucky – Los Angeles Lakers
     
  20. BoomChakaLaka

    BoomChakaLaka Well-Known Member

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    I’m not 100% sold on Woods but overall this would be a good set of trades!
     

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