jman3134 wrote:^ I agree that he would complement Julius Randle pretty well. That said, you trade down for him and secure an extra pick. No reason he goes that high.
If only it were that easy.
Imagine trading back two spots for assets and then the guy you want is gone.
If you could do what you propose with reasonable assurance that the guy you want is there when you do eventually pick, then by all means, you do it.
If you are not sure in any way that "your guy" will still be there, you fall back from a trade and simply pick your guy.
Trading back is an extremely dicey and complicated set of variables -- tread lightly.
Correct me if I'm wrong (strictly off the head here) but some of the more notable "trade back" situations:
- Portland trades back for Aldridge so Chicago can grab "their guy" -- Tyrus Thomas.
- Probably the most noteworthy, Orlando trades back one spot,for Anfernee Hardaway,so Golden State can get Chris Webber. Absolutely no risk for Orlando as they are assured to have their guy in Hardaway.