More Trade Value: Karl-Anthony Towns or Devin Booker

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Karl-Anthony Towns
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More Trade Value: Karl-Anthony Towns or Devin Booker 

Post#1 » by BleedGreen1989 » Thu Aug 1, 2019 4:29 pm

Two young, locked up star-level talents.

Who fetches more in a trade today?
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Re: More Trade Value: Karl-Anthony Towns or Devin Booker 

Post#2 » by Northern hoops » Thu Aug 1, 2019 4:38 pm

Voted KAT and even recognizing I'm biased, I don't think it's particularly close
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Re: More Trade Value: Karl-Anthony Towns or Devin Booker 

Post#3 » by HartfordWhalers » Thu Aug 1, 2019 4:43 pm

I don't have this close at all.
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Post#4 » by BleedGreen1989 » Thu Aug 1, 2019 4:52 pm

Huh. Maybe I overrate Booker or underrate KAT. I personally found this fairly close.
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Re: More Trade Value: Karl-Anthony Towns or Devin Booker 

Post#5 » by Scoot McGroot » Thu Aug 1, 2019 4:53 pm

Northern hoops wrote:Voted KAT and even recognizing I'm biased, I don't think it's particularly close


You might be biased, but it doesn't mean you're wrong... :wink:
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Re: More Trade Value: Karl-Anthony Towns or Devin Booker 

Post#6 » by andyhop » Thu Aug 1, 2019 4:58 pm

BleedGreen1989 wrote:Huh. Maybe I overrate Booker or underrate KAT. I personally found this fairly close.


The only thing going in favour of your opinion is that trade value doesn't always follow on court value
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Re: More Trade Value: Karl-Anthony Towns or Devin Booker 

Post#7 » by KAT4PREZ » Thu Aug 1, 2019 5:06 pm

Does booker have positive trade value?
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Re: More Trade Value: Karl-Anthony Towns or Devin Booker 

Post#8 » by shrink » Thu Aug 1, 2019 5:07 pm

KAT’s already made All-NBA the previous summer, and a few months ago, narrowly missed a second appearance. This kept him from getting the supermax, so his contract is identical to Booker’s.
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Post#9 » by Crives » Thu Aug 1, 2019 5:24 pm

KAT4PREZ wrote:Does booker have positive trade value?


No. He is obviously trash
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Re: More Trade Value: Karl-Anthony Towns or Devin Booker 

Post#10 » by MoneyTalks41890 » Thu Aug 1, 2019 5:34 pm

This is KAT by a wide margin.
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Re: More Trade Value: Karl-Anthony Towns or Devin Booker 

Post#11 » by loserX » Thu Aug 1, 2019 5:43 pm

KAT4PREZ wrote:Does booker have positive trade value?


Yes, he does. But not as much as KAT.
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Re: More Trade Value: Karl-Anthony Towns or Devin Booker 

Post#12 » by Scoot McGroot » Thu Aug 1, 2019 5:48 pm

loserX wrote:
KAT4PREZ wrote:Does booker have positive trade value?


Yes, he does. But not as much as KAT.


Yup. Let's not swing the pendulum too far the other way. If you question whether he's worth his salary is one thing. What's not in question is that he definitely has positive trade value. Phoenix wouldn't have to pay out picks or other positive players or take back horrible salary to move him, if they so chose.
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Re: More Trade Value: Karl-Anthony Towns or Devin Booker 

Post#13 » by skones » Thu Aug 1, 2019 5:57 pm

This isn't close, it's Towns in a landslide. More efficient, more size, more impactful, more defensive upside. There's just no case for Booker.
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Re: More Trade Value: Karl-Anthony Towns or Devin Booker 

Post#14 » by MoneyTalks41890 » Thu Aug 1, 2019 6:02 pm

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loserX wrote:
KAT4PREZ wrote:Does booker have positive trade value?


Yes, he does. But not as much as KAT.


Yup. Let's not swing the pendulum too far the other way. If you question whether he's worth his salary is one thing. What's not in question is that he definitely has positive trade value. Phoenix wouldn't have to pay out picks or other positive players or take back horrible salary to move him, if they so chose.


He would still bring back a good haul. OKC would certainly offer picks for him.
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Post#15 » by Kurt Heimlich » Thu Aug 1, 2019 6:06 pm

Devin Booker v CJ McCollum or Zach Lavine trade value would be a more interesting debate.
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Post#16 » by MoneyTalks41890 » Thu Aug 1, 2019 6:09 pm

Kurt Heimlich wrote:Devin Booker v CJ McCollum or Zach Lavine trade value would be a more interesting debate.


Agree. I think id have it as:

CJ
Book
LaVine

But I could see an argument for Book at the top based on age. And I think LaVine could be pretty close to them depending on what he does this year, but a close third still to me.
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Re: More Trade Value: Karl-Anthony Towns or Devin Booker 

Post#17 » by giberish » Thu Aug 1, 2019 6:11 pm

andyhop wrote:
BleedGreen1989 wrote:Huh. Maybe I overrate Booker or underrate KAT. I personally found this fairly close.


The only thing going in favour of your opinion is that trade value doesn't always follow on court value


Both players are the same age with the same contracts and good health. So for this case trade value and on-court value are strongly related, unless there's a reason to believe they'll have significantly different aging.

IMO, Towns is a 11-15 player league-wide right now. Which makes him already underpaid on a 25% max deal and if he improves even moderately from there he's an even bigger value. Booker is more like a 31-40 player league-wide. Which is worth a 25% max deal but not a bargain. Though with routine improvement given his age he's likely to become a bargain in later years of his deal.
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Re: More Trade Value: Karl-Anthony Towns or Devin Booker 

Post#18 » by Scoot McGroot » Thu Aug 1, 2019 6:11 pm

Kurt Heimlich wrote:Devin Booker v CJ McCollum or Zach Lavine trade value would be a more interesting debate.


I'd probably keep them in that order you have listed.

I'm decidedly not a Lavine fan, on my team that is. I've seen him win too many games for his opponent to be someone I chase after.
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Re: More Trade Value: Karl-Anthony Towns or Devin Booker 

Post#19 » by Kurt Heimlich » Thu Aug 1, 2019 6:15 pm

MoneyTalks41890 wrote:
Kurt Heimlich wrote:Devin Booker v CJ McCollum or Zach Lavine trade value would be a more interesting debate.


Agree. I think id have it as:

CJ
Book
LaVine

But I could see an argument for Book at the top based on age. And I think LaVine could be pretty close to them depending on what he does this year, but a close third still to me.


Yeah that is probably the order, but it's certainly not set in stone. Zach's significantly smaller contract gives him a boost. CJ has the superior impact stat advantage to date and Book is probably the most talented offensive player/youngest.
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Re: More Trade Value: Karl-Anthony Towns or Devin Booker 

Post#20 » by Magic_Johnny12 » Thu Aug 1, 2019 8:09 pm

Is this a serious question?

Is Booker even considered positive value?
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