thebuzzardman wrote:Zenzibar wrote:jvsimonetti0514 wrote:
The Mavs- Hawks trade the other year cost the Mavs a top 10 protected pick. So I figured at least that and maybe our late round picks. Im sure the cost will vary depending where we end up in the lottery.
Trading ANY picks WHAT!
LaMelo is not Ja Morant.
I'm usually not a fan of trading picks. At all.
But, the Knicks have 7 #1 picks in the next 4 years, plus however many #2 picks. I mean, even assuming, after all the dust from trades settles, they are back to having 4, that's 11 players within 4 years. Sure, in that period of time, they'll have decisions based on cost, talent and fit, on Frank, DSJr, Knox and immediately with Trier and Dotson. Heck, even RJ, Mitch and Iggy, if we go full 4 years.
That's still quite a few potential young players to fit on the team.
At some point, the team may trade a pick or two.
Of course, it completely worth speculating and stating it's better to hold them in trade for a bonafide star, and I hope that they do. But if the cost is right and if Perrin and Co think LaMelo is worth it, yeah, I'd burn a pick for that.
Yup. Getting a high level young talent is WHY you amass the war chest. If we think LaMelo is that dude and need to trade up to get him you throw in late firsts without even thinking about it.