We got the #3 pick. Discuss the possibilities.

Discussion in 'Portland Trail Blazers' started by Strenuus, May 16, 2023.

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What are you hoping for with this pick?

  1. Draft Scoot and keep him

    27.6%
  2. Draft Miller and keep him

    28.6%
  3. Draft someone else at 3 and keep him (please specify)

    3.1%
  4. Trade down, but still draft in the lottery

    10.2%
  5. Trade the pick for a starting forward

    30.6%
  1. BIG Q

    BIG Q Well-Known Member

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    The 3 for Wagner, 6 and 11. We are playing poker. If they don't like it offer up the second rounders or even 23. Go for the jugular people. Portland has the desired asset. With this said, keep 3 and draft Scoot or Miller.
     
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    There in lies the problem. GM's are concerned about the here and now because there may not be a tomorrow, but there will be a GM after Joe. Joe wants a second round exit. Joe needs a second round exit. That is the best success he will have if he trades all of our assets.
     
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    I don't see that happening if it is Miller. Wagner is better right now. Can Miller pass him? Maybe but I am skeptical. They already know Franz is good.
     
  4. AngryFan

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    This is the truth. If the Blazers are trading all their future picks in order to bring in 28 and 29 year old players they should think about trading Sharpe too. Otherwise you're going to lose him when the group of older players ages out and he is left on a roster with no talent right as he is entering his prime.
     
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    I agree that you don't give up every asset. But most who are suggesting trading the pick are only talking about adding Ant and one more 1st. That is not every asset. Maybe adding Nurk as well but that helps us remove his contract.
     
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    Quite creative and the trades all seem somewhat realistic.
     
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    that would be a huge ripoff for Orlando
     
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    Labinot41 Well-Known Member

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    Oh boy

     
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    Right, I would think Siakam would be better pairing with Grant. he averaged abot three more rebounds per game than Bridges. Hard to know how much of that difference is in how they were used and who played next to them?
     
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    I've read and heard that the pick is more valuable before it's used. Is this true? Why?

    If the best player order is either

    Viktor
    Scoot
    Miller

    or

    Viktor
    Miller
    Scoot

    Then Cronin has the easiest draft decision to make: Pick Scoot or Miller, whichever is available. Then, either keep that player or trade it for legit piece/s. There will be teams who will see whoever we picked as the 2nd best player in the draft.

    This is not original but if Siakam&OG or Mikal&Claxton can be had using a combination of (but not necesarrily all) the 3rd pick, other player/s not named Dame, Sharpe, Grant, Thybulle, other pick/s that makes sense, then go for it. If not, don't force a trade just to make a trade.
     
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    Blazers receive Bridges, Brown, Claxton
    Nets receive Sharpe Nurk
    Boston received Ant #3

    Dame
    Brown
    Bridges
    Grant
    Claxton

    Probably the best starting lineup I've seen proposed for the Blazers for next season. But really sucks long term losing Sharpe, #3, and Ant.
     
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    Some of you better say it to his face!
     
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    Such a strange comment. You really think the ones that want him traded are the ones that would care about saying it to his face?
     
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    Would love to get Wagner, 6 and 11. Portland is more than 1 player away and needs assets and length. Get Hendricks at #6 and the other Miller (Leonard) is shooting up and some scouts have him going as high as #10 or #11. That would be adding two 6'9" guys and one 6'10".

    And while I like Wagner, defensively he is not great, while Miller is reported to be able to guard up to 4 positions. Hendricks would be another player with length and defensive chops that can also stretch the floor. We get length, we add defense, we have offensive versatility (L Miller really came on late) and those are inexpensive contracts for years to come. Add that to Sharpe and that is an exciting roster that would be about as good as we had the last 2 years, but with MUCH more potential and future Cap flexibility.
     
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    You are wildly exaggerating on how long their rebuild has been. They were literally in the playoffs during the bubble which was only three seasons ago.
     
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    I wasn't be seriously. I assumed that would be obvious. Clearly no Blazer fans who thinks that, would own it in such a manner.
     
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    Hard to see this happening. They have a ton of guards in Anthony, Suggs, and Fultz. Wagner is also probably better than Miller at this point. They would really have to believe in Scoot or Miller to do this. But this is pretty much a no-brainer to me if it was offered.
     
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    I read this earlier and the lack of respect for the GOAT of the franchise disgusts me....guy just had a career year even though we were tanking. He's been lobbying all spring for talent to come to Portland. What the fuck more do fans want from this guy...he's a generational unicorn in a small market that loves Portland...haters can fuck right off in my view. Ant you can trade...Nurk you can trade...Dame is untouchable for damned good reasons. RESPECT, PASS IT ON!
     
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    I'd love to add both Wagner and Hendricks to this roster. Three young 6'9-10 guys combined with Sharpe, I would actually be fine running it back with an upgrade at C.

    This being said, if I was the Magic, I'm not sure if I would do Wagner, #6, and #11 for #3 and #23.
     
  20. Strenuus

    Strenuus Global Moderator Staff Member Global Moderator

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    Son of a bitch.
     
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