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. Labinot41

    Labinot41 Well-Known Member

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    I didn't know he has a deep range.
     
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    CJ_is_Gone Well-Known Member

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    Phoenix
    Ayton -> Nurk + Little + 23
    Phoenix gets more depth, with only a slight downgrade at C.

    Dallas
    Bertans + Bullock + 10 -> Ayton
    Dallas get's their C.

    Portland
    Nurk + Little + 23 -> Bertans + Bullock + 10
    Blazers get off the longer contracts & moves up for a second lotto pick (Hendricks or Wallace or Dick or Lively)
     
  3. Natebishop3

    Natebishop3 Don't tread on me!

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    This trade makes sense if we are blowing it up.
     
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    wizenheimer Well-Known Member

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    I would not want Bertans; he's useless and way too much salary. And I wouldn't send the 23 to Phoenix; probably don't need Little in this either, but I wouldn't miss him. Still, let Dallas provide the filler to make Ayton to Dallas work, not Portland. Blazers can take back Bullock and McGee...and the 10
     
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    Ripcity4life77 Well-Known Member

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    I am going to be very blunt right now -- IF any trade idea has Ayton coming to the Blazers it's a crap idea plain and simple ..... next
     
  6. BigGameDamian

    BigGameDamian Well-Known Member

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    Christian Wood to Portland, Deandre Ayton to Dallas and Jusuf Nurkic to Phoenix works on the trade machine.
     
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    andalusian Season - Restarted

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    Christian wouldn't if he t was up to me
     
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    blazerkor Well-Known Member

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    I think your intel is correct. If Cronin doesn't deliver an all star for Dame with the third pick then Cronin has probably already agreed to get Dame to a situation where he can have a realistic shot at contending (see Brooklyn Nets). I could totally see us taking on Simmons and giving him a last ditch effort at rehabilitation and at the same time getting the rights to pick 21 and 22 plus possible future unprotected Phoenix picks.
     
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    blazerkor Well-Known Member

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    I would not include Dallas in that trade. Ayton is the freak athlete C that Dame has been asking for. If we can acquire him for Nurk, Nas and 23 we might be able to draft whoever we want at 3 and keep Dame happy. Actually I think this works the best if we acquire Miller at 3 but still we should take the best player in the deal and that's Ayton IMO.
     
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    I don't like Ayton coz he's expensive, but if the price is Nurk/Nas/23, Cronin would likely do that. To still have Ant, #3, plus future draft capital to improve the team is good.

    After only the aforementioned move,
    Dame
    Ant
    Sharpe
    Grant
    Ayton

    After the Draft
    Dame
    Sharpe
    Miller
    Grant
    Ayton
    Ant 6th man

    Trading Ant, future pick
    Dame
    Sharpe
    OG
    Grant
    Ayton
    Miller (or even Scoot) 6th man
    keep Thybulle
    That team with a healthy Winslow, good backup C and solid role players, some may be already on our team, will contend
     
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    blazerkor Well-Known Member

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    Yeah the backup C could be acquired with the TPMLE. That seems like the best roster Dame has had since the mass exodus of 2015. We might even be able to get a backup PG with pick 43 if it's Miller and not Scoot and none of the trades mentioned Nas so he could be in the rotation too when healthy. With Trendon, Keon, Drewbanks, Jabari, Knox and others (hopefully Mays) at the end of the bench we might really have a contending roster on our hands.
     
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    I like it, although "a healthy Winslow" make me lol
     
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    inconceivable Well-Known Member

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    I feel like Ayton's value is low at the moment. He is an unfortunate victim of being the 4th option and having to face the joker.

    Winslow is inexpensive, has size, plays good defense, can run offense (very underrated skillset). He is a poorman's Draymond green WHEN healthy.

    As for #3, My eye says Miller coz taller and can dribble, can shoot deep, but I have faith in Schmitz.
     
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    Ayton May just need a change of scenery. He was looking pretty good a year ago
     
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    I doubt it either, but was obviously responding to someone who proposed such.
     
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    tykendo Don't Tread On PDX

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    I'm ALL OUT on Simmons. Dude has zero passion for the game. He's a malingerer . And if adding Dame to the Nets makes a contender, surely adding Bridges to Portland does the same. Their lineup ain't that great, and Cam Thomas is not liked by their head coach.
     
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    tykendo Don't Tread On PDX

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    I love that move. Wish we could get both Siakam & DeRozan.
     
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    DDR for Ant doesn't seem like enough of a step forward for the massive gap in age Portland would be giving up. Ant is ascending, DDR descending. Dame might like that, but it would be a bad franchise move.
     
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    tykendo Don't Tread On PDX

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    That is possible. But i see a new coach in Phoenix able to potentially fix the discord.
     

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