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    Trading down or out of the first round entirely for veteran help would be so incredibly premature for this team and will without a doubt put us right back on the treadmill. If anything they should be looking to trade up and increase the likelyhood of landing a true allstar. Building around Derozan, Bargnani, Jonas, and Granger is sheer stupidity. High draft picks on rookie contracts are the most valuable pieces this team can acquire.

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    Quote SuperRaptor wrote: View Post
    Jose Calderon + Ed Davis + 1st round pick + 2nd round pick

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    Andre Iguodala Or Danny Granger.

    This is the most I would be willing to give up to upgrade to semi-star status at the SF.
    That is a lot to give up for Granger or AI. Both are on the downside of their careers and experiencing multi-year slides in production.

    I would be very disappointed with AI or Granger at the expense of the 1st round pick.

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    Quote Brasky wrote: View Post
    Trading down or out of the first round entirely for veteran help would be so incredibly premature for this team and will without a doubt put us right back on the treadmill. If anything they should be looking to trade up and increase the likelyhood of landing a true allstar. Building around Derozan, Bargnani, Jonas, and Granger is sheer stupidity. High draft picks on rookie contracts are the most valuable pieces this team can acquire.
    It all depends who is acquired with the #8 pick. I agree that players like Granger or Iguodala would lead the franchise into mediocrity, especially if the #8 pick and other assets are required to get them in trade. However, if a player like Rudy Gay was acquired, who is younger and better than Granger/AI, I would suddenly feel much better about the deal.

    For instance, I would be all over this trade:
    # 8 pick & DeRozan & Amir & JJ --> Gay & #25 pick

    - Gay would become the starting SF, Kleiza backup (JJ is extra, no big loss)
    - trading Amir would clearup logjam at PF, allowing Davis to backup Bargnani (Amir is extra, no big loss)
    - obviously DD would need to be replaced via draft, free agency or additional trade (a big loss, but Gay is an upgrade and the draft picks and/or cap space should be able to find a replacement starting SG)
    - Toronto would still have the #25, #37 and #56 picks to add players (or use as assets to trade back into the mid-first round)

    In that scenario, I think the #8 pick would prove to be quite valuable in a trade scenario and I don't think there are any players likely to be available at #8 that are as sure a thing as Gay.

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    If he trades the pick he is throwing away the future just to make the playoffs next season

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    Quote grindhouse wrote: View Post
    If he trades the pick he is throwing away the future just to make the playoffs next season
    I think it all depends on what he gets back with the pick. If its an over the hill veteran like Paul Pierce than yeah I agree. However if its a guy that can be part of the core for years to come like Rudy Gay then I think its worth it.

    Rudy Gay is only 26 years old. He still has 6-8 solid years left in him.

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    Guys, would you rather us be like Sacramento who all they have are young players, who can't play together? Let's hope that BriCo can make a similar Kawhi Leonard for George Hill trade.
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