robbie84 wrote:hookshot199 wrote:robbie84 wrote:
Look at this from a critical viewpoint..(as GMs do with all potential trades/acquisitions)
-So Brandon Ingram, who is due for a new contract, coming off a condition that ended Chris Bosh's career.
-Lonzo 'the glass bust' Ball and his father/ family drama.
-Kyle 'dont want no small market' Kuzma
The #4 pick
'the best combo of players and picks'.
This suggests you're a Lakers fan.
I'm not a Lakers fan or a Celtics fan. But the question is: Is Smart, Brown and Tatum the best offer out there?
You have no picks, with due respect. It's possible that the Memphis pick will convey in the top five in 2021, but
that playing the markets not making basketball decisions.
And if you get rid of Smart, Brown and Tatum, what do you have left?
As for Celtics picks, I think Ainge hit on Tatum and Smart, a 3 pick and a 6 pick. Jaylen Brown, another 3 pick who
I like, the jury is still out IMO. Is he Brad Stevens creation?
As for the value of picks over 10, the best picks you've made in the past 20 years were Avery Bradley, Tony Allen,
Rajon Rondo (by way of a trade) and Al Jefferson. Only Rondo became a star. It's fools gold if you're not offering
a top 5 pick (there are exceptions), and even then it depends on the draft.
I agree, that is the question.
The next question is, does the #3 pick from NY or the #4 pick from the Lakers+ their players have the potential to be better than Tatum, Brown and Smart +Celtics picks combined? Or even Tatum? Where would a college freshman Tatum go in this draft?
I think (trying to put my Celtics bias aside), that the Knicks and Celtics have the best offers. Jason Tatum just turned 21 and has 'proven' himself to an extent.
My thoughts are that although he underachieved to an extent this season, an NBA GM will see him as a just as good, if not better prospect than anyone available from #4 (maybe #3 too) onwards in this draft given his play in his rookie season when there weren't so many other players needing the ball and taking away usage % from him.
Also, those C's picks you mentioned were all mid/late first round picks (Perkins, Posey, Rondo, Jefferson).
Thanks for your response. I forgot Perkins who came by way of a trade on draft night circa whenever.
Posey, however, came by way of a trade several years after he was drafted.
The thing is, I didn't watch the Lakers enough to know how good or bad their players are in the LeBron era.
Also, part of me wants Davis to go to the Lakers - and make them strip their roster - because of what LeBron
did to Philly last July when the only "basketball" decision he could have made was to sign with the Sixers. He
chose, in my opinion, not to be the G.O.A.T. If the Lakers strip their roster, with or without Davis, he'll have
to play with another Dream Team. And the clock is ticking. My bias Enjoy.