jman3134 wrote:Out of curiosity, who would you like to target with those picks? There is a strong chance a guy at 23 might be available in round 2 because there are a glut of players all around the same talent level.
I would like to aim as high as possible. The Knicks seemingly don't want their #3 pick and are looking to trade down, so if we could facilitate a three team and pick up RJ to pair with Ja, we would be set for the foreseeable future.
In terms of existing players, I would love to acquire Mikal Bridges if RJ is out of reach. Worst case we go for a #4, #5 or #6 and get Culver, who has the right mental approach to be an elite player.
As for 2nd round or late first, I would love to pair Ja with Didi Louzada from Brazil. He is only 19 and has to refine many things in his game, but the natural talent and bball IQ are there. Super slept on prospect I would scoop up early second.
Steve Kyler is saying Boston is out on Davis & Kyrie, I think the Knicks are out on Davis as well otherwise their 3rd pick would be a solid choice not one of due diligence. Knicks are engaging the interest of Cavs for RJ, who are rumored supremely interested & Atlanta's interest for one of Hunter or Culver who's not expected to drop to 8th for the 8th & 10th picks.
Unfortunately for Memphis, Cavs & Atlanta have their future PG's to get involved for the 3rd pick.
Best Lonzo Ball trades being discussed now are Suns for 6th pick (Sarver loves him) and Bulls for 7th pick.
Ja Morant best PG in draft. Garland 2nd but he’s not considered as good a prospect as Lonzo. Neither will be there at 6/7.
4:04 PM - 1 Jun 2019
LA trading Ball for the 6th is most likely LA building a pick trade package for Davis. If the 6th is not used in a Davis trade & Lakers miss out on Kyrie. I could see Conley being worth the 6th pick for LA as plan B to Kyrie signing with NY or NJ.
For me draft slot is not as important as who's potentially available. I'd consider 14 & 20 from Boston if I thought I could net one of Hayes, Bruno, Clarke with Keldon Johnson.