Ell Curry wrote:I think the question might be "should we trade 2 FRP or none" because getting a guy young enough to go forward with our core who is actually good (Reddish's on/offs are worse than Baynes' last year for context) like Myles Turner will probably require 2 firsts.
The thing we have no idea about is if Masai sees this draft as a good opportunity because Covid affected other people's evaluating process or he thinks it's low quality.
End of the day, we have 5 core players (our current starting lineup) and the draft pick will be seen as a good chance to get a 6th considering Masai's draft track record, but if there's someone available under 25 they like then it becomes available. And it's possible the front office thinks so highly of one of Banton, Precious or even Champagnie that they think they can join them, though probably those are 8th or 9th guys and we'll look to eventually trade for a rotation guy if this core is a solid playoff one and the right guy becomes available.
We could have gotten Reddish with Boucher + our first, but we didn't, probably because he thinks he should have the ball and not be a 3 and D guy but he doesn't have the handles or body control to drive to the hoop or finish in mid-range and he doesn't always try on D.
It wouldn't shock me if we went the other way with so few sellers because of the play-in and we trade Boucher and trade Dragic to take on a bad contract for next year (Knicks have a slew, Clippers have some) from a team wanting immediate cap space and trying to get some high 2nds for those pieces, then we can deal them and the 2023 expirings next year for a rotation guy.
For me....i think it's more like 3 FRP or none.
Masai will not sacrifice a FRP for the bench. The only way it makes sense is using dragic's salary to buy a near allstar level player. And it will not be a center.
If we added a near allstar guard to our current starting 5 we would be dangerous. And we would geto more dangerous next year.
I think our FO is happy with precious/birch/boucher off our bench. If we want to make a push this year...it will be a guard. A player who cannot be played off the floor in a 7 game series.
To get that it's at least 2 but likely 3 FRPs.
I HAVE AN IDEA!
Beal go to philly
Simmons comes to toronto
Wizards get 4 FRPs/4 swaps and dragic/boucher/danny green/etc.
2 FRPs from both toronto and philly.