ChuckDurn wrote:Agreed with all of this, and I’d add that I don’t think either Anderson or Bane are at their best when playing SF. Anderson is more effective playing the 4 (and struggles to keep up with most 3’s speed), and Bane doesn’t have the wingspan to do it that well either. This trade has us over-loading on guards and weakening the 3.
If Barnes is there when we pick (at any of 6, 7, or 8), I think we absolutely would consider making a deal. But I don’t think it would look like this one.
There are so many quality players in this draft whether with the pick or with a trade they NEED to get value. A heavy favorable aspect of using the pick is money. The draft is the best way to get real talent on "cheap" deals. The issue of course is time.