TheSuzerain wrote: gobullschi wrote:
I'll leave the off-the-court evaluation to the Bulls. But from a basketball perspective, I do think TD is a hidden gem.
THT has a Draymond type build which lends itself to defensive versatility. I do agree he's more of a 3/4, but you can get away with playing him at the 2 it seems in some match-ups.
Most intriguing to me with THT is his on-ball ability where he attacks to create. It's genuinely difficult to keep him away from the cup. When teams put small guys on him, THT has been able to slash with ease. He's also showed some solid playmaking/passing with his touches, so it's easy to project him playing within a team concept. Simply put, he is a 20-year old multi-talented forward who doesn't have any glaring weaknesses.
We would have to make an aggressive offer to nab him. Somewhere in region of 4 years, $85 million.
Imagine getting 85 million for averaging 8 points in the NBA. I’ll need to do more homework on this guy because that seems insane.
I think the easiest way to think of it is as follows:
Would you eat bad Andrew Wiggins contract if it landed us another top 5 pick? If so, that's basically the same exchange as I'm proposing for THT. $85 million for a top 5 pick talent.
Is it fair to put THT at the same tier as a top 5 pick? Let’s compare him to the top 4 in the 2020 ‘weak draft class’.
THT: 8.1 PPG 2.6 RPG 1.8 APG
Edwards: 13.6 PPG 2.9 RPG 2 APG
Wiseman: 10.9 PPG 6.1 RPG 1.5 BPG
Ball: 13.1 PPG 6.3 RPG 5.9 APG
Williams: 10.3 PPG 3.5 RPG 1 APG
What are you using to justify ranking?