drsd wrote:Knightro wrote:MagicFan101 wrote:If there is any truth to this and Orlando misses out on one of the top 3 guards in this class, do we try to trade these pick(s) for Sexton?
Even if we land a top guard like Green ... would we trade the Chicago pick + a future pick + a young player for Sexton and pay him big $$$?
Sexton is a very interesting case study.
The guy is legit three-level scorer who averaged 24 PPG on above average efficiency at 22 years old. He's a career .385 3PT shooter on 815 attempts. The shooting is real. That's valuable!
The problem is he's a 6'1" shooting guard. He can't defend 2's at all, but he has no tangible point guard skills. So you have to cross-match him with a bigger point guard who can defend wings to have any chance to have a moderately successful defense.
I would add to this nice set of stats, that Sexton will command a max contract. Is Orlando really ready to go all in on a player like Sexton, especially when Portland has essentially proved that a high volume, undersized SG cannot lead to playoff wins.
Portland is a case study of bad roster composition. 2 smaller guards as their best players commanding the majority of their cap