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Thread: Which Raptor/s is worth that 2014 #1 draft pick? How bout from other teams?

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    Quote Mr.Z wrote: View Post
    Seriously man? I assume we can have debates without acting like complete douche bags is all.
    Imagine having a conversation in real life and the other person keeps laughing in your face and smiling while telling you your opinion is stupid... Would you not want to punch that guy right in the mouth? That's what condescending smiley faces and big "LOL!"'s are like.

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    We're not getting Wiggins for crying out loud.

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    Seriously, you have no idea about what is happening in LA and Lakers What you wrote above is embarrassing. Do yourself a favour and post that trade ( Lowry and #7) in the Laker fan site Lakers will never be that dysfunctional.

    You guys should seriously start to think that other team and their GMs can think at least at the level of a 7 year old kid
    Why is what I said embarrassing? Because Laker fans would rip it apart? That's funny.. Who cares what fans say/think? Most fans are completely clueless with how the NBA is run. Of course Lakers fans of all fans will believe they will turn their franchise around and would think trading Lowry for #7 is a waste.. but they are not the same team they were when the decade started.

    They have cap space.. but then they went and gave Kobe an ridiculous extension which cuts a lot of that cap space they had. Now they might be able to get one more max contract. But Kobe is on his last legs and they have nobody else - no depth whatsoever. So why would another guy like Love or Carmelo or James or any other 'superstar' want to play with a bunch of nobody's and a 36 year old man next year (who is recovering from an ACL)? They barely have any draft picks because they traded them for Nash and Howard. They don't have pieces to help make trades happen. They don't even have a coach now. They also now have history of a top tier free agent bailing on them.

    Most players want to play to win. Lakers aren't winning. They were actually the 7th worst team in the NBA last year, and barely made the playoffs the year before that. This team is not that great.

    But sure, Lakers fans and ESPN radio believe they will get Durant and James and that everyone wants to play in LA... Dr Buss is why they have always been good and he's not here anymore.

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    I guess i had you guys fooled because this is a trick question, hehehe.

    That #1 pick is going nowhere. Not because its value is inconceivable, but because the "what if" value far excedes any trade that any team in the league will offer, and because that pick is as good as zero for every GM holding the player who is perceived to be as valuable as that #1 pick. Did i make sense? hehehe

    If you're David Griffin, you'll only let that pick go if you'll get Lebron/KD/Paul/Griffin but if you're Riley, Presti, Sacks, no way in hell you'll trade these guys for potential.

    So at the end of the day, that pick really has no value because it just aint going anywhere.

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    Quote TheGloveinRapsUniform wrote: View Post
    I guess i had you guys fooled because this is a trick question, hehehe.

    That #1 pick is going nowhere. Not because its value is inconceivable, but because the "what if" value far excedes any trade that any team in the league will offer, and because that pick is as good as zero for every GM holding the player who is perceived to be as valuable as that #1 pick. Did i make sense? hehehe

    If you're David Griffin, you'll only let that pick go if you'll get Lebron/KD/Paul/Griffin but if you're Riley, Presti, Sacks, no way in hell you'll trade these guys for potential.

    So at the end of the day, that pick really has no value because it just aint going anywhere.
    Everyone's got a price

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    Quote Nilanka wrote: View Post
    Everyone's got a price

    Yeah, but not everyone can pay that price.

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    Well, think about this. The 'experts' say that there's nobody in this draft remotely close in talent to guys like Chris Paul and Dwight Howard (let alone Lebron & KD). And CP3 and Dwight got traded recently, so there's your benchmark on trade value right there.

    I think that a package of Kevin Love + cap flexibility & future picks gets Wiggins from Cleveland, no problem. So, Raps need to be thinking 3-way with the Wolves.

    Hell, they might even go after Melo, which would turn out to be a disaster, but would also be an absolutely Cavalier type of thing to do.

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    Quote imanshumpert wrote: View Post
    We're not getting Wiggins for crying out loud.
    my good friend Chris Broussard says we are...probably

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    Quote thead wrote: View Post
    my good friend Chris Broussard says we are...probably
    Did he really say something?
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    Quote Nilanka wrote: View Post
    Did he really say something?
    hey...don't ask me to do your research for you. I'm just in charge of making spurious claims

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