knickstape4ever wrote: Knicksfan1992 wrote:
not really, but at the same time, rebounding would be sh*t with KP at the 5.
Honestly, and I'm in the vast minority on this, but I wanna trade KP. His body type makes him injury prone. Could definitely get a top 3 pick for him
I feel ya. I mean I wouldn't trade KP unless it was like what the rumored Celtics deal was last year where we got the number 1 pick, a future pick and asset. Even then, in this draft I'd be weary of doing that because the only alpha I see is Bagley and I'd prefer pairing him with KP instead of using KP to get him. Which also brings me to my point that Bags is really the only good big man fit with KP outside of maybe JJJ. I personally think JJJ is just too raw and won't be more than a role player at the next level.
I was one of the few on the board last year who wanted Phil to pull the trigger on that deal. Saw a major injury coming from a mile away because guys of his frame historically are injury prone. We were rumored to get Jaylen Brown if I remember correctly? He's got the body type of a player I want on my team; good study athlete.
At least Frank has a good frame, dont have any concern with his injury potential; he just needs to get stronger.
I really like this years draft, especially Ayton who if he puts in the effort defensively could be an elite 2way player-similar to Embiid. If we could get the #1 pick, I'd do it. I like the idea of sending KP to the Suns; they a ton of assets (JJ, top4 pick, #16, etc)
I don’t hate the idea of Herschel Walker trading KP either. But with his people publicly voicing he won’t extend with any team he’s traded to, he kinda kills any leverage we could’ve had.
I’ll know Scott is SERIOUS about rebuilding this the right way with what he chooses to do with Tim. I don’t hate Tim but his contract goes against everything we say we’re about and Scott has proven he can find minimum salary capable replacements. Lee is actually everything you want in a vet if you’re building a young team and need some vet voices around. He stays out the way on offense and works well off others. And his deal is only two more years as opposed to Tim’s three (no way he opts out). TECHNICALLY Noah’s deal isn’t the most worrisome contract on our books. Tim’s is.
We do need that high usage two guard to pair Frank with. But we don’t need to pay him 16M. He’s not in our 25 and under wheelhouse anymore. I think there are guys in this draft and on the trade market that could be available who’d fit next to Frankie long term.
Obviously Luka would be the pie in the sky but penetration could still be an issue. Mikal and Frank defensively could be elite but neither scare anyone as shot creators right now. I’m not high on Sexton or Trae, not because I don’t they won’t be good pros but I think Frank is my point guard. Lonnie Walker has top five upside, I think he and Frank could be special. What about Rawle Alkins or his teammate, Alonzo Trier in the second round? What about Grayson Allen and Frank? I know, he’d be hard to root for but Ive always felt Grayson was a baller....and a nut. Nuts work well here.
Cut it out.
On the trade market, what could we do to get Malik Monk here with Frank? He had a rough shooting year and we all knew defense would be an issue but watching him play I see some encouraging playmaking ability. I remember Ben Gordon when he got drafted, he was able to get in touch and in a gym with MJ (who had already left Chi). And he gave him some secrets about getting his shot off over length. I’m sure MJ is gonna work with Monk similarly in that area and in all around shot selection. Or he could give just up on him and trade him for two seconds. He was rumored to be in discussions that netted us the two future seconds for Wily.
The other guy I’m intrigued by is Buddy Hield. Buddy can go off. That organization loves him, we know but if they luck into Luka, he likely becomes a bench player. I like Fox’s make up but not his game; talented but not heady as a floor general to me. He’s still a pup, I know but I don’t think he and Buddy are a good fit long term. Bogdanivic (sorry) has also played very well for them and he’s definitely in their future plans. So for all the talk about how much they value Buddy, I can see a scenario where he’s moved. Unlikely maybe but completely possible. He and Frank compliment each other well. And hey, I’m aware the players I’m naming are flawed but they are young and talented and if they’d reached their potential already, they wouldn’t even be worth kicking tires on because there’d be no foreseeable way of acquiring them. As of now, none are untouchable.
Even Buddy Curry.