Event How many picks to keep?

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How many picks to keep?

  1. 3 - Deep Draft

    16 vote(s)
    40.0%
  2. 2 - Deep Draft, but Too Young

    16 vote(s)
    40.0%
  3. 1 - Too Young, but Deep Draft

    8 vote(s)
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  4. 0 - Too Young

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  1. Wizard Mentor

    Wizard Mentor Wizard Mentor

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    Current Situation:
    • We are $20+ mil into the luxury tax (after ditching Ezeli) for next season. In 2 years, we'll have to pay Nurk. The repeater tax is debilitating, and not sustainable.
    • We have our big 3, need appropriate players whose skills mesh with them, not to mention we could use better players.
    • We have a very young team, but Lillard will be 27 before next season starts, so the time is now to start competing.
    • We have 3 1st round draft picks in a very deep draft, some say it's the deepest in years.
    • Next year we are allowed to have 17 on the roster instead of 15.
    • We have players who some would argue have less value than their contracts. Draft picks may be needed to remove them from our cap (e.g. Biebs).
    • The GM is likely loathe to trade away a player that he just convinced to join the team (ET), as that would send a poor message to future FAs.

    A difficult decision:

    Since it's a deep draft and rookie scale contracts are the best value in the NBA (by far) under the current CBA, it only makes sense to keep all 3 of our picks, especially since the new roster size is 17. OTOH, we're very young, and don't have enough experience. Adding draft picks doesn't help that situation at all. It's time to start competing for a championship. We can concentrate our draft picks for a higher draft pick, but not many teams would be willing to do that.

    So, how many draft picks do you think we should keep and why? Considering these facts, what should we be doing considering our salary cap situation?

    My current vote:
    After reviewing draft videos this June, I may change my mind, but for now I'm on the keep all 3 picks bandwagon.
     
  2. Natebishop3

    Natebishop3 Don't tread on me!

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    One of two options IMO

    1. Trade all three to move up into the top 10.

    2. Trade all three with some of our guys to bring back solid rotation players.
     
  3. Dougnsalem

    Dougnsalem not barfo

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    Two. You can pick your friends, and you can pick your nose, but you can't pick your friends nose....
     
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  4. RipCityWarrior

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    Keep 2 picks, trade one as incentive to take one of the bloated paychecks (Meyers) and or dead weight (festus)
     
  5. BonesJones

    BonesJones I am Rip City(Two)

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    Depends on a number of factors.

    As far as "convincing a FA to sign" then trading him, we didnt convince him, the insane contract we offered did. It wouldn't be a bad look to trade away a guy we obviously overpaid.
     
  6. BlazerWookee

    BlazerWookee UNTILT THE DAMN PINWHEEL!

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    Jusef Nurkic can pick his friends' noses...
     
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  7. Orion Bailey

    Orion Bailey "Bug Man flies in for the verbal DUNK IN YO FACE!"

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    Please. They nose better. He would inadvertently create a crater of which their face would fall into.

    He much prefers to have them pick his nose.
     
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  8. Dougnsalem

    Dougnsalem not barfo

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    True. And we can pick our butts. Guess that makes 4....
     
  9. BoBoBREWSKI

    BoBoBREWSKI BURP!

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    Probably gonna take 2 picks for a team to take Meyers.
     
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    BoBoBREWSKI BURP!

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    Nurkic can pick Chuck Norris's nose!
     
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  11. Dougnsalem

    Dougnsalem not barfo

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    I like your optimism. Its refreshing....

    (I was thinking it would now take CJ)
     
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  12. Wizard Mentor

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    Festus can be bounght out for $1M, so not an issue, but the conclusion is the same.
     
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    Wizard Mentor Wizard Mentor

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    Absolutely, but in the past, FAs wouldn't sign in PDX, even for "insane contracts." Doubtful Neil trades him, but it's possible.
     
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    Wizard Mentor Wizard Mentor

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    If it's a deep draft, 1) doesn't seem optimal. It also doesn't seem likely.
     
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    There is no right answer. If you get a good deal, then you make a trade - if you don't, you keep all the picks.
     
  16. Fonzthecpt1

    Fonzthecpt1 I'm Listening

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    ? - Depends how many it takes to land Terrance Ferguson.
     
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  17. SlyPokerDog

    SlyPokerDog Woof! Staff Member Administrator

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    1. Brooklyn (to Boston) ... 20-62 ... (.244) ... 250
    2. Phoenix... 24-58 ... (.293) ... 199
    3. L.A. Lakers* ... 26-56 ... (.317) ... 156
    4. Philadelphia** ... 28-54 ... (.341) ... 119
    5. Orlando ... 29-53 ... (.354) ...88
    6. Minnesota ... 31-51 ... (.378) ... 53
    7. New York ... 31-51 ... (.378) ... 53
    8. Sacramento^ ... 32-50 ... (.390) ... 28
    9. Dallas ... 33-49 ... (.402) ... 17
    10. New Orleans^^ ... 34-48 ... (.415) ... 11
    11. Charlotte ... 36-46 ... (.439) ... 8
    12. Detroit ... 37-45 ... (.451) ... 7
    13. Denver ... 40-42 ... (.488) ... 6
    14. Miami ... 41-41 ... (.500) ... 5

    Here are the lottery teams. I don't see any of them trading their pick for our 3 picks.
     
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  18. Chris Craig

    Chris Craig The Wild Card

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    I think we trade 1 or 2 and a player or 2 to bring back someone that can help us get better next year. We will use 1 at least...or trade them all get some new guys and some 2nds and draft in the 2nd round
     
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    Due to Paul that loves the draft we properly draft 3 players but not saying that we might trade them after we pick them.
     
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  20. BrianFromWA

    BrianFromWA Editor in Chief Staff Member Editor in Chief

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    Keep two, trade one for a 2018 or 2019 first from a crappy team
     

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