Pharaoh wrote:You're looking at best case scenario though.ByeByeDre wrote:Crymson wrote:I've said it elsewhere: the odds are against #26 and #30 developing into NBA role players.
The last eight players taken 26 and 30......
Windler - missed season due to injury - jury’s out
Porter Jr - 10ppg and 23 mpg as a rookie - Easily a role player, perhaps better
Shamet - started over half the games this year on a title favorite
Spellman - bounced up and down, not quite role player level, at least yet
Swanigan - he’s going to be bounced out of the league
Hart - plays 27 minutes a game for the Pels, 10 ppg, role player/starter
Korkmaz - scored 10 a game this season on a playoff team. Role player
Jones - was Golden State’s starter last year until he got hurt, started half the games for Atlanta this year.
Not including the injured guy, six of the seven others would get role player minutes on the Pistons easily. Heck, four or five could start on this train wreck!
The best at 7 was Jamal Murray, the next best is Markkanen, followed by Carter Jr. And Coby White. Meh. The best at 14 is Bam, followed by Otto Porter Jr.
To me, for the Pistons, I would take Porter, Hart and Porter over Markkanen. Murray versus Bam, Shamet and Korkmaz? Up until a week ago I’d take the three. The Pistons need multiple good basketball players. Considering for every Murray there’s a Wendell Carter Jr, give me the three cost controlled picks.
I'm of the opinion that acquiring more picks is exactly what we should do and it seems teams are willing to shift their picks in this Draft.
We can take advantage of that - assuming that's true of course.
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I tried to keep it fair in my comparisons - best versus best, second best versus second best.
In short, I don’t trust Detroit to find the next Murray, so all things being equal, with the sorry state the Pistons are in, three picks makes more sense than one. And if they can find a sucker for Kennard, get a first rounder for him too. He’s going to want an extension, and doesn’t deserve one. Collect as many picks as possible.