tiderulz wrote: BadMofoPimp wrote:
tiderulz wrote:what if #2 gets you a future star? its all about risks
The chances a #2 equals a bonafide star is still pretty slim looking back at the history of selected #2's.
well, you have to make sure you choose the right player. but if you look at 2-4 of the past drafts, and since you get to choose first after #1, you could have had Ja Morant, Luka, Tatum, Ingram/Brown, Dangelo/Kristaps, Embiid, Oladipo, Beal. Just because other teams didnt always make the right choice at #2 doesnt mean its a bad pick. Thats like saying the first pick isnt valuable because Cleveland took Bennett and Philly took Fultz.
I'm still of the opinion that this draft isn't THAT bad and that some player will emerge as a star.
However, i have zero desire to get Wiggins.
His contract will hunt any team that has him for 3 more years.
If salary indeed declines, are you willing to spend 1/3 of your salary cap on player that has no playing value just to get a pick that might or may not be all that amazing?
Not to mention that i simply don't see scenario where somebody as smart as Bob Myers will take Gordon and think he has great player and just surrender 2# pick.
I think Warriors could trade pick and Wiggins and pick. for Myles Turner and Jeremy Lamb. Especially if Oladipo is walking.
I mean, what's the logic of playing both Gordon and Green where all their skills overlap?