VCfor3 wrote: Revenged25 wrote: jbk1234 wrote:
While I've got you here, any chance the Grizzlies would trade 2 for 5, 26, and Sexton?
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If the Cavs made that trade they would be dumb.
Depends on how you see Sexton+Cam/Culver/whoever vs Ja. I'm biased but still would say that Memphis wins that trade. The question is who do they think will ultimately be the best player and by how much. If they are sold Ja is going to be significantly better than anyone they would get back in the deal then they keep him. If they think he is only slightly better than one or two of the returning pieces (or if they think one of the other pieces will be better), they do the deal.
Who do you think you'll end up picking? Let's say Garland goes at 4 since he shouldn't interest you guys as much with Sexton already in the fold. I feel like Culver is the likely pick with Cam number two on your FO's big board, but that is a very uneducated opinion.
Honestly, I know I'm in the minority, but I prefer Sexton to Ja even. Sure Ja will probably remain a better distributor than Sexton, but based on their body of work so far, I'd take Sexton. I mean they are both 2 years removed from HS, first year Ja wasn't even on the NBA radar while Sexton worked himself into a top 10 pick in a very strong draft, in their second year Ja dominated college, mostly against weaker competition but did have good games against top collegiate opponents, while although Sexton struggled early on, progressed, including shooting 40% from 3, and ended up having a very underrated year on a team that had zero real direction against NBA competition. So I'd rather take the chance that Sexton continues to work hard and develop, especially in an actual offensive scheme and hopefully a healthy Love for more of the year.
So yeah, I would definitely rather have Sexton + #5 pick over Ja. Now I wouldn't mind putting Sexton and Ja together in the backcourt with Sexton playing off-ball more often, but I wouldn't give up Sexton and the #5 pick. Maybe Sexton and the #27 pick, but that's about it.