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. Mediocre Man

    Mediocre Man Mr. SportsTwo

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    In this draft?
     
  2. Ed O

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    The thing is that even if you DON'T miss on that trade, the team might not be good enough to be relevant, and you've lost a cheap young player with a lot of potential.

    I still don't think Siakam is anywhere good enough to make us a HCA-level team, let alone a title contender.

    Giving up a decade-younger dude and effective players in order to placate your aging star and hoping to get HCA... it's just dumb.
     
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    Preach
     
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    Rastapopoulos Well-Known Member

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    WWSPD? Who Would Sam Presti Draft?

    I have a sneaking suspicion it would be Anthony Black.
     
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    Tickets to Spurs games?
     
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    SlyPokerDog Woof! Staff Member Administrator

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    Next season's Blazer roster is going to be....

    PG Lillard
    SG Sharpe
    SF Paul George
    PF Draymond
    C Embid
     
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    Am I nuts for wanting the 3rd pick to stay in Portland? How often does PDX get this lucky?

    Seeing you all suggest Siakam for Ant plus #3 feels like a huge over pay on the part of the Blazers.

    To me you keep it and take the player and then use the other parts in play and see what you
    can do?

    Sure Dame wants some solid veteran additions to try and be competitive and I get that and would like it to happen but don’t think moving the highest draft pick since you won the lottery 16 years ago is the smart play unless it’s for a sure fire all star on a non expiring deal.
     
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    No, that'll be the injury list
     
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    Unlike Portland’s championship prospects
     
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    Fairly-Hard Former Member Gone New!

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    You have been on the Trade Dame wagon for quite some time. I can’t say you are wrong? I just guess it’s not really what most want to do?
     
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    Dude 2 years is a long ways? We’re obviously not winning a ring in the next 2 years. So what’s the point of keeping Dame? Get real man
     
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    Apparently if you split the #3 pick three ways it becomes three #1 picks
     
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    DRAFT THE STACHE. Can't miss prospect at #3
     
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    I’ve settled down a bit, very disappointed we lost Wemby by one number on one ball BUT we did move up and trade it or use it moving up to 3 ensures one thing in my mind, no way we trade Sharpe. Nothing available is worth Sharpe and 3 so that is a huge win and relief.
     
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    Well…. They can always tank again next year. Just sayin.
     
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    Let’s be honest, if we woulda won that draft Wemby woulda broke his legs on the plane ride over. Top 3 is a lot better than I expected.
     
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    great point.

    these are the past #3 overall picks in the past 10 yrs yrs:
    - Jabari Smith
    - Evan Mobley
    - LaMelo Ball
    - RJ Barrett
    - Luka Doncic
    - Jayson Tatum
    - Jaylen Brown
    - Jahlil Okafor
    - Joel Embiid
    - Otto Porter Jr.

    4 out of 10 are All NBA players this year.
    3 out of 10 were All NBA first team.
    1 out of 10 has been named MVP.
    5 out of 10 are have been named all stars in their careers.
    4 appearances on all NBA defensive teams.

    the haul in return for the #3 pick should not be diminished just because it comes after Wemby. ya we didn't get the super duper star, but we should be getting an all star caliber talent in the next few years if we select correctly and develop him. any return in a trade should match that.
     
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    In any draft!
    2022: Too soon
    2021: Evan Mobley
    2020: Tyrese Halliburton (honorable mention: Desmond Bane)
    2019: Darius Garland
    2018: Luka Doncic
    2017: Jayson Tatum
    2016: Jalen Brown (honorable mention: Sabonis Jr.)
    2015: Devin Booker (hm: Porzingis)
    2014: Joel Embiid
    2013: GIANNIS
    2012: DAME

    etc.
     
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    Ask not who was TAKEN at #3, ask who was AVAILABLE. Good GMs (Sam Presti) take the player they want and not who mock drafts say you should take.
     
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    research then post. Posters badly guessing at easily verified facts (like a players age), is completely counterproductive to our conversations.

    Doubling down on your bad speculations, I've been consistently talking about how far away this team is from being a contender for many years now. Are you going to throw more BS speculations into the mix on your next post?

    STOMP
     

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