HartfordWhalers wrote: rugbyrugger23 wrote:
HartfordWhalers wrote:Isn't lumping in Bamba the exact opposite of the thread idea?
No idea why. I find that statement puzzling.
NYG wrote:With Aaron Gordon and Nikola Vucevic themed threads already out there, let’s complete the Orlando rebuild with an opted in Fournier thread. What is the best return for Fournier?
Teams rarely rebuild by trading their young high upside prospects on rookie contracts. Insead they usually rebuild by trading off vets. As such, I would have lumping a guy like Ross in here as consistent with the OP's idea, and an idea like trading Isaac (or Bamba, or Fultz) as counter to the thread idea.
It’s a consolidation trade. They go even younger. Teams rebuilding often compline multiple draft picks, collection of youth, all in the name of consolidation. In this case a top 3 pick is achieved.
In Bamba’s specific situation in Orlando, he has had his chances to be COF and hasn’t beaten out Vucevic (albeit a quality Vucevic). After this trade Magic can draft Wiseman (if on the board) or continue to roll with Vucevic — and maybe he gets moved for COF.