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    Quote Masai Ujiri wrote: View Post
    It might not. Oladipo shows flashes of stardom every few games, I think he's gonna be a star. MCW is gonna be a star. Antetokounmpo has star potential as does Nerlens Noel who we haven't seen play yet.

    There have been worse drafts imo.
    They seem to come every 10-15 years. Still a lot of time to judge this one, but I agree think this one still has some legs -- as you mentioned, Noel hasn't played yet. MCW is decent and I still like Trey Burke. It'll most likely go down as the worst in the last 10 years, but nothing could be worse than the 2000 NBA Draft.
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    I'd totally take a flier on Bennett for the right price. Right now I think it's 50/50 whether he's a bust and a horrible pick, or if he's just been put in an awful situation and is floundering as a still developing, very young basketball player.

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    I'd take him for the right price haha id rather have him on our bench then fields or Novak

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    People who think Novak or Fields would net us Bennett are delirious, he's playing like shit now, but he still has tons of potential and no GM would give up on a pick so fast, just look at Colangelo - Bargnani 7year love affair

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    People who think Novak or Fields would net us Bennett are delirious, he's playing like shit now, but he still has tons of potential and no GM would give up on pa pick so fast, just look at Colangelo - Bargnani 7year love affair
    I was just going to post the same thing. Why in the blue hell would they give ul on a first overall pick, within approximately 4 months of his first season, for some scrub type players like Fields or Novak? You must be crazy!

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    People who think Novak or Fields would net us Bennett are delirious, he's playing like shit now, but he still has tons of potential and no GM would give up on a pick so fast, just look at Colangelo - Bargnani 7year love affair
    Chris grant is just that stupid hahah

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    We need Anthony Bennett to gain 20 more pounds so we can start calling him "Notorious D.N.P."
    somtimes hes just right....

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    somtimes hes just right....
    Forgot about that. That was epic. I never laughed so hard at anything basketball related as that moment in the draft. Lol

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    The poor way that Cleveland has handled this kid demonstrates exactly why they still suck. Why would you set up your number 1 pick to fail? Coming off injury, if a player is supposed to have value, wouldn't you bring along slowly? Seriously.

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    Poor Bennett. The whole situation has just been a mess. He looks bad because he's out of shape...in turn because he was rushed back from an injury and never got the chance to get his legs under him before playing NBA ball. He actually has good pop and speed. He was a ridiculous threat as a face-up PF in college. No PF could stay in front of him when he attacked, and he has the bulk to bang for rebounds.
    Bennett was a very good operator in the PnR and out of the high post in college, something that should have translated to the NBA. Instead he is hidden in the corner...I feel for this kid. Completely destroyed by the Cavs management.

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    People who think Novak or Fields would net us Bennett are delirious, he's playing like shit now, but he still has tons of potential and no GM would give up on a pick so fast, just look at Colangelo - Bargnani 7year love affair
    I would trade DD for Bennett plus a future 1st and a second. With the Deng move they are looking to win now. DD may have a lot of value to them in that sense.

    However...having Amir, 2Pat, TH and Bennett all playing the same position probably isn't a good idea so I probably wouldn't like to see that trade get done anyways

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    Quote OldSkoolCool wrote: View Post
    Bennett was a very good operator in the PnR and out of the high post in college, something that should have translated to the NBA. Instead he is hidden in the corner...I feel for this kid. Completely destroyed by the Cavs management.



    I would trade DD for Bennett plus a future 1st and a second. With the Deng move they are looking to win now. DD may have a lot of value to them in that sense.

    However...having Amir, 2Pat, TH and Bennett all playing the same position probably isn't a good idea so I probably wouldn't like to see that trade get done anyways
    Would not go as far as trading DD.

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    Quote OldSkoolCool wrote: View Post
    Bennett was a very good operator in the PnR and out of the high post in college, something that should have translated to the NBA. Instead he is hidden in the corner...I feel for this kid. Completely destroyed by the Cavs management.



    I would trade DD for Bennett plus a future 1st and a second. With the Deng move they are looking to win now. DD may have a lot of value to them in that sense.

    However...having Amir, 2Pat, TH and Bennett all playing the same position probably isn't a good idea so I probably wouldn't like to see that trade get done anyways
    I'd love a move that brought back Bennett and any one 2014 pick for DeMar. Then we can let 2Pat walk and waive Hansbrough (or trade them before the deadline or at the draft in TH's case), leaving more cap space and still have a good backup PF.

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    Quote Vykis wrote: View Post
    People who think Novak or Fields would net us Bennett are delirious, he's playing like shit now, but he still has tons of potential and no GM would give up on a pick so fast
    Always remember that when a GM is under orders to make playoffs if he wants to keep his job, that the long term suddenly becomes much, much less important than the short term. A useful bench guy for Bennett, who this year is just taking up space on the bench and on payroll so far as Chris Grant is concerned? That is something that can happen.

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    Quote OldSkoolCool wrote: View Post
    Bennett was a very good operator in the PnR and out of the high post in college, something that should have translated to the NBA. Instead he is hidden in the corner...I feel for this kid. Completely destroyed by the Cavs management.



    I would trade DD for Bennett plus a future 1st and a second. With the Deng move they are looking to win now. DD may have a lot of value to them in that sense.

    However...having Amir, 2Pat, TH and Bennett all playing the same position probably isn't a good idea so I probably wouldn't like to see that trade get done anyways
    Please tell me this is some kind of joke...?

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    I'd love a move that brought back Bennett and any one 2014 pick for DeMar. Then we can let 2Pat walk and waive Hansbrough (or trade them before the deadline or at the draft in TH's case), leaving more cap space and still have a good backup PF.
    So hypothetically if we make a 3 team deal and Miami sends us their 1st and the Cavs send us Bennett for DD you pull the trigger?

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    Always remember that when a GM is under orders to make playoffs if he wants to keep his job, that the long term suddenly becomes much, much less important than the short term. A useful bench guy for Bennett, who this year is just taking up space on the bench and on payroll so far as Chris Grant is concerned? That is something that can happen.
    Well trading for Fields and his shitty production, contract wouldn't get you an useful bench guy, it would get you fired. Cleveland could get a team to take a gamble on Bennett's potential and give them a really solid bench player, much better than Fields or Novak. Of course Grant isn't the sharpest tool in the shed and stranger things have happened, but still, nearly imposible

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    I'm sorry we're to deep at that position. With the way were playing right now do you see him getting into are big rotation? I'd only be willing to give up Novak/Fields and maybe Hansbrough.


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    Quote Masai Ujiri wrote: View Post
    So hypothetically if we make a 3 team deal and Miami sends us their 1st and the Cavs send us Bennett for DD you pull the trigger?
    Um, yes.

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    Quote magoon wrote: View Post
    Always remember that when a GM is under orders to make playoffs if he wants to keep his job, that the long term suddenly becomes much, much less important than the short term. A useful bench guy for Bennett, who this year is just taking up space on the bench and on payroll so far as Chris Grant is concerned? That is something that can happen.
    Meh. I don't think Novak or Fields moves the needle enough to give up on a 1st overall pick just yet.
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