No I don't want to trade him. But theoretically, if a trade was to happen with us trading JV for a pick in this years draft, which pick would have to come back in order for it to be a fair trade? 1st overall? 2nd overall? 5th? 10th?
Or another way of putting it, let's say that JV was magically inserted into the draft this year, how high would he be drafted?
The reason I am wondering, is that so many people are disappointed that we are winning and thus not ta-anking and will miss out on a chance to draft high in the coming draft. The theory is that you can never win a title without at least 1 elite player, a top 10 NBA player and the way to get one is to draft him.
But is it possible we are already have our man in JV and he will some years from now be a top 10 player? Maybe top 15, maybe that would be good enough to win a title with the other pieces in place?
Just wondering how highly you would rate JV. I'm guessing everyone would trade him for the 1st overall pick, but no way would we trade him for the 10th overall pick. So what is his value exactly? And if we wouldn't trade him for say the 5th pick overall then wouldn't that mean we already have our potentially elite player to build around?