Event How many picks to keep?

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How many picks to keep?

  1. 3 - Deep Draft

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  2. 2 - Deep Draft, but Too Young

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  3. 1 - Too Young, but Deep Draft

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  4. 0 - Too Young

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  1. tester551

    tester551 Well-Known Member

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    I would actually say trade so we have 4 picks. Next year, teams will have the use of "2 flex" contracts bringing the max roster size to 17.
    It would be nice to have a couple of second rounders to utilize that with.

    Orlando & Philly both have 2 second round picks.
    My ideal trade would be to dump Crabbe's contract for a pair of high second round picks.
     
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  2. Orion Bailey

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

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    Not a bad idea at all if we can get them to do so.
     
  3. Wizard Mentor

    Wizard Mentor Wizard Mentor

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    No problem, we'll throw in Biebs....
     
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  4. Orion Bailey

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

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    Statements that obvious don't need green font
     
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  5. Wizard Mentor

    Wizard Mentor Wizard Mentor

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    I don't actually think that adding Biebs to the 3 picks particularly increases their value. Lots of unnecessary hurt
    feelings on these boards, so I error on the side of green font when I'm not being serious :)
     
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  6. Orion Bailey

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

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    And I am saying that you making that statement is so obvious you are not being serious, I don't think anyone needs the green font to differentiate. :)
     
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  7. HailBlazers

    HailBlazers Ride the REmerge

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    All of them. I'm sure they have a euro identified to stash.
     
  8. BlazerCaravan

    BlazerCaravan 2019-2020 Champs!

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    I'd say we have a one-in-three chance of drafting someone well suited to contributing above the level of current players on our team. If we're truly committed to grooming for the Real Championship Window of 2019-2027, we should keep all of them, trade for more if we can, and buy as many Powerball tickets as we can.
     
  9. Blazers Roy

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    Exactly ,keeping all 3 might result in 2 duds + 1 all-star if Neil makes the right guess.
    The draft is one big roulette table and you should have as many chips as possible on that table.

    Having 3 guys who make pennies for 4 years on a team which is hemorrhaging money is not a bad idea either.
     
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    All we have to do is stay $1 under the luxury tax level until we're ready to make our play, then go over it to trade for vets. If we expect Nurk will be expensive to keep (he will), and good enough to also build around age-wise (he is), then we should dump our underperforming 25-year-olds for picks, expirings, and more hungry 22-year olds like Nurk or Hark or Vonleh. Keep doing what we've been doing, recycling the duds into the soil to collect the gems.
     
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  11. yuyuza1

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    Well we traded into this draft, why trade back out of it? That CLE pick we have now (#26) was originally their 2018 first. Granted this was before we got the MEM pick, but Neil must be targeting this draft for somebody.
     
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  12. BrianFromWA

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    If you could turn that CLE 26 for our 3rd pick this year, or have, say, NOP's or MIA's 2019, which would you rather have?
     
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    I don't disagree with your idea of getting another crappy team's pick for the future. We could have a BOS kinda situation with future picks coming in year after year. But it seems Neil deliberately wanted to get into this draft for somebody.
     
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    nobody is going to give an unprotected 1st for #26. we would get a lotto protected if we are lucky, that might never materialize (turn into a 2nd or whatever).

    if we need to trade it, i say try to package it with someone for someone slightly more useful/ cheap.
     
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    AC and the 20 for Brooklyn's unprotected first, Andrew Nicholson and Archie Goodwin. Get it done Olshey!
     
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    do they have a 1st they can trade this century?
     
  17. Sedatedfork

    Sedatedfork Rip City Rhapsody

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    I am just some idiot on a sports forum. What the hell do I know.

    Edit. My vote though would be to keep two. Maybe package two to move up.
     
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