Whatever happen to the overseas guy we traded for? Or we going to stash him over there for a couple of years, or did we cut him?
I wouldn't get my hopes up for either Noel or Muhammed, unless we only win a handful of games. Teams that draft in the back of the lottery or in the middle of the first round never are able to move up to top three in the draft. The only way it happens is if you trade your first round pick and a good player to move up. Like when Seattle traded Ray Allen and the 35th pick(Glen Davis) to the Celtics in 07 to get the 5th pick which turned into Jeff Green. We would have to trade Anderson or Gordon and our 1st round pick in the draft to get that high. I for one do not want to trade either of them for someone that has never played an NBA game. Unless by draft time they are in Anthony Davis's league, which is highly unlikely cause players like him only come around once or twice a decade. Then if one of them are that, they wouldn't trade away the chance to draft him.
I dont think we would have to trade away Anderson or Gordon and if we did we would certainly keep our own draft pick too. I think we could trade our first, a couple future seconds and a future protected first (probably top 5) and easily get in the top 5. We could even throw in Xavier.
Ok i officially retract my answer i would rather Nerlins Noel ONLY if its true that the last two years of Lopez's deal are non guaranteed
If Henry doesn't develop we need a SG
If Aminu doesn't develop we need a SF
If Rivers doesn't develop we need a PG and we will become our back up SG
If the Lopez contract is non guaranteed we need a C
Looking at the draft, we would need to be around the top 7 to get a quality starter right off the bat. The next draft is a lot more top heavy than this year's, with more potential stars but less depth of surefire quality players. Anyone who would take Shabazz over Nerlens (By the way, greatest names ever), is patently insane. We have a potential lockdown defender and above average rebounder at the 3 in AFA but have no potential savior at the center position (Anderson is a perfect 6th man and Davis' potential would be limited at the 5). Davis and Nerlens would be the best young frontcourt since..... well they would have no precedent (except maybe Olajuwon and Sampson before Sampson got hurt), they would have the potential to be the greatest frontcourt ever (potenial is an important part of that statement). I'm going out on a limb and saying we won't get the chance to draft Nerlens however, so my next favorite prospect is Steve Adams. He is a phenomenal player (look him up, please) with a great personality and would fit in great with this team.
Disclaimer: this thread is far too early and everything that I and anyone else says will probably dramatically change by the time any of this matters.
If we are drafting 8 through 14 I would take a very serious look at Adams, he has potential to be a more athletic Bogut. He is a work in progress but has come a long way for someone who picked up basketball late, great defensively and has a nice offensive tough. His offensive game needs to come a long still but the basics are there.
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I mean look at this year. If the rumors were true Boston was wanting to trade both their 1st round picks to draft Austin Rivers, but no one took it. He was a top ten pick, much less a top 5 pick.
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