Should Pelicans pair Zion with RJ Barrett?

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Should Pelicans trade for Knick's #3 pick and draft RJ Barrett?

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Should Pelicans pair Zion with RJ Barrett? 

Post#1 » by SFour » Wed May 15, 2019 5:44 pm

We know there are reports that Zion would prefer to play in New York, do you guys think that the Pelicans should try and trade AD for the Knicks #3 pick (and other assets) and then draft RJ Barrett in order to make Zion more happy with the situation he's in.

The Lakers could possibly offer a better package, but that might not matter if the Pelicans main goal was to make Zion happy and build around him.

If you're a Knicks fan, do you do this trade for AD, assuming that it would attract free agents like Kyrie and KD?
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Post#2 » by pootbrah » Wed May 15, 2019 5:50 pm

Something like Mitch robinson, dsj and rj barrett would be pretty attractive. Id take a lakers package with lonzo and ingram and draft bol bol at 4 though. But tgetting that 3rd makes a lot of sense and would be sick to see pairing the college teammates together
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Post#3 » by Swish1906 » Wed May 15, 2019 5:53 pm

The Knicks should draft RJ to make sure they have the best offer. Having RJ in their package is a huge factor because the pelicans are going to look to make Zion happy.

RJ, Knox and Mitch would fit well. Add the 2021 Mavs pick as a potential nice asset.

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Post#4 » by FatboyRealPetty » Wed May 15, 2019 5:53 pm

Zion
RJ
Robinson

alone could be scary, all you would really need to do is add a point guard that can be a floor general while spacing the floor and add another shooter.
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Post#5 » by Swish1906 » Wed May 15, 2019 6:17 pm

FatboyRealPetty wrote:Zion
RJ
Robinson

alone could be scary, all you would really need to do is add a point guard that can be a floor general while spacing the floor and add another shooter.


They allready have with Jrue a really good PG ;)
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Re: Should Pelicans pair Zion with RJ Barrett? 

Post#6 » by Funcrusher » Wed May 15, 2019 6:23 pm

why? so RJ can do what he did at Duke and take shots that should be going to Zion? to be clear, RJ's a good prospect, but he can't really space the floor for Zion or play off ball which should be a prerequisite to pairing them together. RJ would be better on his own team as the clear #1 option. Honestly if the Knicks think they can get KD + Kyrie/Kemba then they should probably trade down to get someone that is better suited to be an ancillary piece on that roster. Or take Garland who should be available.
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Re: Should Pelicans pair Zion with RJ Barrett? 

Post#7 » by Funcrusher » Wed May 15, 2019 6:27 pm

Swish1906 wrote:The Knicks should draft RJ to make sure they have the best offer. Having RJ in their package is a huge factor because the pelicans are going to look to make Zion happy.

RJ, Knox and Mitch would fit well. Add the 2021 Mavs pick as a potential nice asset.

Jrue
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Zion
Mitch

there's literally no spacing on that team. Jrue, Zion and Mitch is a good core but then you need high level shooters at the off-guard and wing spot.
gh123 wrote:Zion lucky if he gets 18 ppg on decent efficiency. Midget big man is a no-career in NBA. Chuck being the only wonder. Zion is the next Tractor Trailer at best.
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Post#8 » by Effigy » Wed May 15, 2019 6:28 pm

How sure are we that Zion and Barrett are friends though? I heard on the Dan Patrick show this morning that there had been speculation previously that Zion didn't want to go to the same team as Barrett.
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Post#9 » by giberish » Wed May 15, 2019 6:30 pm

I didn't see a good on-court fit with Zion and Barrett at Duke. Though I don't see anyone else as at #3 that's a better option.
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Post#10 » by Brandon_Roy » Wed May 15, 2019 6:30 pm

Effigy wrote:How sure are we that Zion and Barrett are friends though? I heard on the Dan Patrick show this morning that there had been speculation previously that Zion didn't want to go to the same team as Barrett.

They are practically best friends, they've said as much.
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Post#11 » by clyde21 » Wed May 15, 2019 6:31 pm

no

i like RJ but they are both terrible fits together...it's remarkable they they both had such great seasons considering their games dont compliment each other at all...both of their games are predicated on attacking the basket. they both need spacing to operate, and they both tend to collapse defenses inside.

maybe later on in their careers they'll find a way to play together because they're close (like LeBron and D-Wade did) but they're just not great fits on the court together.
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Post#12 » by Brandon_Roy » Wed May 15, 2019 6:31 pm

I think familiarity is a great tool when trying to bring along a superstar. It would be a good pairing for Zion mentally.

Not a great on court fit.
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Post#13 » by An Unbiased Fan » Wed May 15, 2019 6:33 pm

Knicks package is pretty bad. Is RJ worth AD? Seems like NO would really be missing the boat.
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Post#14 » by evilpimp972 » Wed May 15, 2019 6:34 pm

Not a great fit, they should pass.
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Post#15 » by HEAT33 » Wed May 15, 2019 6:36 pm

I think they should.

Barrett has potential to be a great player and scorer and maybe Zion will like playing there if his mate is there.

Don’t have to try win next year, try to unload Holiday with AD for as many picks and young guys as possible

2020, will have enough cap space for 2 star players.

Could potentially have a Big 4...... IF Barrett pans out. Barrett needs to work on his 3 point shot
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Re: Should Pelicans pair Zion with RJ Barrett? 

Post#16 » by Domejandro » Wed May 15, 2019 6:39 pm

Just keep Anthony Davis and force his hand. If he leaves, he leaves, so be it. Why would you break up your only opportunity to have a core of Anthony Davis, Zion Williamson, and Jrue Holiday?
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Post#17 » by igorbianch » Wed May 15, 2019 6:46 pm

Domejandro wrote:Just keep Anthony Davis and force his hand. If he leaves, he leaves, so be it. Why would you break up your only opportunity to have a core of Anthony Davis, Zion Williamson, and Jrue Holiday?


SO If he leaves NOP is basically in the same situation they were when they had AD and couldn’t build a proper contender?

NOP will have multiple assets to around Zion and they can’t miss that opportunity unless AD commit.
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Re: Should Pelicans pair Zion with RJ Barrett? 

Post#18 » by Lalouie » Wed May 15, 2019 6:47 pm

2 rookies to head a team is just a really bad idea.

they couldn't even help duke.

like,,,,ayton didn't help arizona wildcats and he's done so well helping phx - 2 more L's. :noway: :roll:
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Post#19 » by JustiseForMiami » Wed May 15, 2019 6:48 pm

I think they are better off taking the Lakers package of players, and drafting someone like DeAndre Hunter at 4 who could be a perfect defensive 3 next Zion

Lonzo/Kuzma/Ingram > DSJ/Knox/Robinson
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Post#20 » by Effigy » Wed May 15, 2019 6:50 pm

Lalouie wrote:2 rookies to head a team is just a really bad idea.

they couldn't even help duke



It's a bad idea if your goal is to win that season. If your goal is to get a lot of talent that's the same age and on the same contract time line, it's a great idea for the future.

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