LofJ wrote:The only assets this team has that could possibly return a pick in the Hayes/Haliburton range are PJ, Graham, and our 2021 pick. I don't want to trade any of that. The highest I think we could trade back into the 1st round is with Dallas or Brooklyn by taking on bad salary. Maybe a guy like RJ Hampton would be worth taking a swing on in that range.
Miles + Batum expiring should provide that kind of return, especially if there are good news with the salary cap/luxury cap talks/decisions.
A team like Charlotte should give a try to 2 ways contract wings like Hoard (Portland). Especially Hoard since Jordan saw him play in some youth tournament.
Considering Dort and couple others, you take almost no risk and you can get pretty good value if things click.
I still think Kupchak should play safe and make sure to get positive value of all picks. Adding one middle 1st would really be nice, especially if a guy like Vassell drops a bit (for instance). Anything that can give a chance to get more good picks in 2021/2022 drafts (knowing most Gm's are probably thinking the same) should be the goal though. either to have two lottery picks, either to move up in case of bad luck or stupid season.
No idea if something can be done with Boston again, but they are the only really realistic option that does not involve swallowing a bad contract for poor assets. I just hope Kupchak wont gamble with western conference picks considering the mess that could be next season there (i mean at the bottom). Even the suns and Minny should be play offs candidates.