Rafael122 wrote:People are treating the NBA Draft like it's the NFL Draft, "just trade down and get 17 2nd round picks!" If Rui was their guy, which it sounds like he was, get him. Don't get cute.
Absolutely. &, it doesn't "sound like" Rui was "their guy." He was. No one else mattered. No need to think any further.
&, above all, don't be like the Boston Celtics, ok? Whatever you do. I mean... in 2017, Danny wanted Jayson Tatum? He was there at #1. Just get him. That's the way you treat the NBA draft, right Raf?
Certainly, don't get cute & trade down! I mean, if you do that you might wind up with Jayson Tatum -- & have 3 R1 picks in 2019, including the Kings R1 pick at #14 which you got by being "cute."
You wouldn't want that, would you? After all what would that do for you? Oh, sure, it would let you trade down again this year from #22 to get #24 & #33. But what's good about that -- just more being "cute?"
& b/c you're still the same idiot no doubt you'll insist on getting "cute" again -- & trade part of what you just got in that trade for a R1 pick next year. Now you're stuck with extra R1 picks again next year.
That's what happens when you don't do the simple thing. Right, Raf? A disaster!
After all, Rui is your guy -- he's your guy because he is the best player available at your pick. & you know he's the best player available at your pick, because... well, isn't it obvious? Because, he's your guy.
So, you know... don't get "cute." Or you might wind up in the kind of mess Danny Ainge is in. Wouldn't want that. Right, Raf?