I didn't mean it like that lol. I meant that he is from LA, and I figured that he would be appreciated playing for his hometown team. Despite that I am surprised to hear that he doesn't get big time love out there.
I too have heard that they want a bigger name player, but I think that he could pair up with a guy like Westbrook or Kevin Love and he could function as a dependable sidekick to whomever he plays alongside. I think with Love, he would fit in well because they can exploit Kevin Love's outside shooting ability with Derozan's ability to get to the Rim.
And I figured that if they could rid themselves of Nash's contract, they would likely have the cap space to take on Derozan's salary and another big name FA as well, no?
“You can sink and drown, or you can float, and we out here like Michael Phelps."
DD is also an already established star and has more value IMO to a building team.
Also I think Ross is a much better player than DD already so why would we give him up?
And- Wiggins won't hit his stride for a couple seasons. Even if the best case scenario is he Anthony Davis's in his second season, It's still the safer bet to go with the younger guy whose skill set fits better. Much as I would hate to lose Demar.
If the opportunity presented itself id trade DD before even thinking of trading Ross because Ross is a better compliment to Wiggins and Ross could also go back to his natural position of SG where he would thrive more
"Both teams played hard my man" - Sheed
unless wiggins flunks march, he's not on the market for any price. teams in the lottery need control - that's the most valuable aspect of a rookie contract
We're in a damn good situation in terms of assets right now. With the right trade, or even a home-run hit with our pick, we could actually compete for a championship. Tearing it all down, guaranteeing the next couple years are crap, and hoping all your picks hit? That's the Cleveland Post-James model.
but i'd do that trade, yes.
this is completely subjective and arbitrary, but: I give Wiggins a 33% chance at being a superstar/top 10 player in the league, at least.
I'd give up JV/ Ross and our pick for those odds. Especially since we'd likely control him for 9 years, if not more.
I would love the idea of trading DD for some future picks. 2015 is supposed to have some pretty talented PF's
I keep trying to not say anything because I'm never as optimistic as everyone else on this board but are you people serious???
DD to be Kobe's heir apparent?
JV straight up for Wiggins?
A top 3 drafting team trading out of this draft?? And doing it for a bunch of late teen picks??
I think we have a better chance of missing the playoffs and winning the lottery than any of the suggestions in this thread.
The suggestions seem rather crazy probably because there's literally nothing the raptors have that would interest a top 5 lottery team from trading out of this draft, so yeh people will be clutching at straws. But hey this is a fan forum, let people have their fun!
But that being said, If some team was silly enough to take DeRozan and a pick for him, sure I'd do it
Although I do not think there is any way a team gives up Wiggins at the draft, I would be willing to trade Demar, 2014 1st, 2016 1st, and some filler and/or second rounders. If demar wasn't wanted, I'd be willing to give up JV or even Ross instead, but not both. Demar would be the most logical choice to give up if acquiring Wiggins. Like others have said, Ross would be the better pairing with Wiggins, plus we would have the cap space from Demar's contract to work with, we could resign Lowry and be in a similar position cap wise as we are now. I wouldn't want to give up Demar, but Wiggins is looking real good and you got to make that trade to bring in the best Canadian bball player if you have the opportunity.
I would give JV TROSS + a 1st rounder and second for a top 3 pick in this draft.
Then i would sign someone like greg monre over the summer
2014-15 line up
Wiggins hasn't dominated at all in college and looks so passive. Maybe something will click in his head when he gets to the NBA, but right now I wouldn't risk it all to acquire him on the promise of his potential.
Contrary to what's been said I don't think a rebuilding team would want someone like DeRozan simply because by the time their rebuilding plan is complete, DeRozan will be long gone. Rebuilding teams want something to build around, not a stop-gap.
I'd trade JV and our 2014 pick. If they need more, throw in a 2017 pick.
Whether JV will ever be dominant is debatable, but rebuilding or bottom-dwelling GMs love to build around big men, and JV is young enough to be part of the future of any franchise. He's sexy enough that someone might be willing to trade out of the top 5. Simple way to look at is, right now, between JV and Embiid who do you take. There have been many like Embiid.. big men who look great in college who have not being playing basketball very long. All you need is a tiny seed of doubt and we can trade in to get Wiggins.
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