Discussion in 'Portland Trail Blazers' started by Strenuus, May 16, 2023.
They might not think Scoot will be there at 3.
It should net an all-star calliber player. What players are available? Are they a good fit on the roster? Are they willing to commit to Portland for more than 1-2 years?
That's the tricky part.
Nets are high, and due to their ,all in on the Mercenary Boys, they've screwed themselves and are trying to get over other teams. If they end up wanting Scoot, they will have to come down on their asking price. The way Scoot & Miller are being talked up, the Nets will be lucky to get a package of the #3 and Ant.
I think players will. Especially with Carmelo having such a good experience. That means something. Plus Dame. Dame has a ton of cred.
Yeah if i was Cronin, i would tell those idiots, YOU are the one who has to call ME and make an offer, not the other way around
Exactly! All the hype on Miller & Scoot gives Joe more ammunition everyday.
When it's all said and done, i could see the Nets lucky to get # 3 and fodder.
I can't believe people here are believing any of the 'leaks', rumors, and speculation about the intentions of any NBA front office. Hint: they lie; then they lie again; then they lie some more. Every single NBA front office right now has 3 priorities:
1) analyzing the value of their draft pick(s) and the draft prospects;
2) inflating the value of their own assets in any way they can;
3) tanking the value of other team's assets they may have interest in obtaining
being honest & truthful isn't on any of the 30 NBA team agendas right now. About the only thing, at all, you can take to the bank is that the Spurs will draft Wemby. After that it's smoke-mirrors-bullshit
another thing: we know how the so-called experts are evaluating the draft prospects. A lot of group-think right now. But we don't know how NBA teams are evaluating this draft yet. They may view it as a deep draft; or a 3 prospect draft; or a 1 prospect draft. Only one of those scenarios increases the value of the Blazer pick over it's generic value....which is pretty high by the way
I like Ant but I can see why they would want more. Hell, we all prefer that he comes off the bench.
However, we would drag Joe through the streets if he traded Sharpe and #3 for Bridges. There is no doubt in my mind the Nets would take it if offered.
And, to make matters worse, there is no real consensus on who will be taken #2. That adds a lot of uncertainty to who will be available at #3, which absolutely affects the value of the pick.
I only believe the ones that benefit the Blazers!
Cronin is going to have to have at minimum three things ready when the Blazers hit the clock for #3
What is the best offer on the table if Scoot is available at #3?
What is the best offer on the table if Miller is available at #3?
Who will they pick at #3 if they don't like the trade offer?
I'm assuming #3 will be fairly easy. Options #1 and #2 will need to be well vetted and sorted out prior to draft night.
Potential future blazers:
- Jaylen Brown
- Jason Tatum
- Mikal Bridges
- Nik Claxton
- Julius Randle
- RJ Barrett
- Joel Embiid
- Pascal Siakam
- OG Anunoby
- Demar Derozan
- Nikola Vucevic
- Evan Mobley
- Jarrett Allen
- Jalen Duren
- Myles Turner
- Giannis Antetokunmpo
- Kris Middleton
- Brook Lopez
- John Collins
- Gordon Hayward
- Kelly Oubre Jr
- Jimmy Butler
- Bam Adebayo
- Wendell Carter Jr
- Fran Wagner
- Kristaps Porzingis
- Kyle Kuzma
- Michael Porter Jr
- Aaron Gordon
- Karl Anthony Towns
- Kyle Anderson
- Jale Williams
- Lu Dort
- Laurie Markannen
- Walker Kessler
- Draymond Green
- Kevon Looney
- Kawhi Leonard
- Paul George
- Lebron James
- Kevin Durant
- Deandre Ayton
- Domantas Sabonis
- Harrison Barnes
- Christian Wood
- Tim Hardaway Jr
- Jaren Jackson Jr
- Steven Adams
- Zion Williamson
- Brandon Ingram
- Keldon Johnson
- Jakob Poeltl
Substitute "Brooklyn" with "Detroit" and "Mikal Bridges" with "Jerami Grant", and we've seen this dog and pony show before.
No offense to the Nets, but 27 games is not a big enough sample size to show that Bridges is worth more than Simons + a pick.
During that 27 games, the team was *below* .500
They aren't in a position of power, especially since it's rumored that he doesn't want to stay there. (At least, if you believe certain voices).
Now you're just being silly.
I think as things continue to come into focus, that's what we're going to see. The Celtics, Raptors and Nets, thinking the Blazers are being forced to give away the third pick, are going to take a stance that it's going to take a sweetheart deal for them to trade Brown, Siakam or Bridges. The Blazers won't bite. Dame will see Scoot and Miller work out and recognize they've got the talent to come along and advance the team more quickly than a typical player one year out of high school and realize he has more than two good years in him.
The Blazers will make the pick and move ahead with who they drafted. They'll explore improving the roster by trading Ant, Nurk and various spare parts. That might eventually bring an OG, but the Blazers also need to be seeking a legit big to either pair with Nurk or two legit bigs to replace Nurk and pair with his replacement. The other thing the team will try to do is bring in a steady vet to provide insurance at the point or as a combo guard in the absence of Ant and while Shaedon continues to mature.
Blazers have there eye on Jaylen Brown anyway.
But there isn't any ones that are good enough. Subjective, of course. Just like you think there is.
Since your list already lost credibility, you could have just said "29 other teams". Embiid nor giannis are coming here. Invalidated your entire list.
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