Trade Would you Trade Jerami Grant for Jalen Duren?

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What would you rather have

  1. Jalen Duren, Kemba Walker, 2022 #36 (Gabriele Procida), 2025 2nd, 2026 2nd

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  2. Jerami Grant, 2024 2nd

    13 vote(s)
    43.3%
  1. PtldPlatypus

    PtldPlatypus They don't do much, you know Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

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    Not to mention that Cunningham/Ivey/Bey/Stewart/Duren sounds like a really nice core for their rebuild.
     
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  2. Mediocre Man

    Mediocre Man Mr. SportsTwo

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    Nerlens Noel is not REMOTELY the best option available to us this offseason
     
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  3. Hoopguru

    Hoopguru spent money on booze broads boats wasted rest

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    Duren will be solid but there is a reason he wasnt a top 10 lotto pick.
     
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    blazedanugz Well-Known Member

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    who do you think would be better options?
     
  5. handiman

    handiman Well-Known Member

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    Just rearranging words and assigning meaning to them individually doesn't make it so. Pippen was an aging star, not a role player. "Glorified" on its own might be a good thing, but combine it with "role player" and you've got someone who's mediocre but considered to be much more impactful.

    I expect Grant will be a small step above Aminu/Harkless/RoCo/Nance, but paid like someone several tiers up.
     
  6. handiman

    handiman Well-Known Member

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    Because he played in college? :devilwink:
     
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    theprunetang Bow down before Simons; basketball Jesus.

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    Because the year is 2022. He probably would have gone #1 a decade ago though.
     
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    In a few years we'll see if that reason was valid.
     
  9. Nhawz

    Nhawz Lickety Brindle

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    I saw an article saying the French center they picked at 46, was one of the best picks in the second round. It sounds like we didn’t do our homework. Would much rather have made that pick ourselves and stashed him over seas, instead of trading it for a second rounder two years from now.
     
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  10. PtldPlatypus

    PtldPlatypus They don't do much, you know Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

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    I believe @Scalma was touting Kamagate as someone he really wanted the Blazers to draft in the second round.
     
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    100% Duren. I think those who think we are close to contending now are delusional. we need a top pick in the draft each season for the next 3-4 seasons atleast and draft generational talent to content. Love Dame but there is no way we will be close to winning anytime soon.
     
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    If he had come out when he was 10?
     
  13. handiman

    handiman Well-Known Member

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    Think it through more... Look at where both Sharpe and Duren were projected to go next year if they hadn't reclassified.
     
  14. WesleyMatthews

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    There is no way he would've gone #1 then; he'd only be 8 years old.
     
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  15. Natebishop3

    Natebishop3 Don't tread on me!

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  16. theprunetang

    theprunetang Bow down before Simons; basketball Jesus.

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    I mean, if they want to argue semantics for the sake of it, one of them said 8 years old and the other said 10. One of you is wrong too. Suck on those semantics.
     
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