TunaFish wrote: RookieStar wrote:
TunaFish wrote:He can play, you could see that from day one. Scoring around the basic with speed, excellent defensive instincts and passable outside shooting. If he improves the later, the Magic will have bona fide starter at 2 guard with upside. Denver thought the same thing and the fans hated to see him go but he was the key to the trade for Orlando (smart). '
The two picks from Denver will likely be at the end of round one but having Hampton will likely turn out as a fair trade on its own.
I think we only have one(1) pick. Also, seeing as its in the 2025(???) range and we see how easily and quickly a team can implode, you never know what might happen in that season and it might end up a lotto pick
There is a future Denver pick owed to OKC that I mistakenly thought was sent to Orlando. Interestingly, that trade is how Denver got Hampton to begin with. Yes, the future is never certain as to where picks will land but with Jokic and MPJ the probabilities of it being a low pick are high. I bet Hampton will be a key asset in the Orlando/Denver trade, although Harris will have some value.
All true. However, never underestimate factors like injuries,covid,team chemistry and etc. Exhibit A is us. Supposedly most optimistic views for us was a 6th seed with all our vets and continuity, instead we are #3 tank winner (lol). Exhibit B is celtics/pacers. They were supposedly a middle to upper PO team, now look at them.. play-in teams.
Just saying that be hopeful. That DEN pick could easily be an imploding DEN team wherein MPJ is fighting Jokic for star status, Murray is injured again and AG is contemplating retirement so he could star in more Hollywood movies AS to DEN loading up for a back-to-back NBA championship season.