I thought we've agreed all along this is hypothetical. The crystal ball comment and Colangelo on speed dial is inappropriate given the parameters of the conversation. At what point have I claimed that anything I'm saying is what BC is thinking? I've gone out of my way to make that clear. Remember the title of this thread is "trade the pick". Maybe you should start a thread, "For the love of all that is sacred and pure, no matter what happens or is available on draft night, don't trade the pick under any circumstances!"
I don't think you did get my point because the best player available was taken by the Raptors. If a trade can't be worked out, they still have the best player available.
Last edited by Matt52; Tue Apr 10th, 2012 at 10:42 AM.
I don't think you're getting it. The holder of the #16 pick will want Colangelo to select his guy. Holder of the #16 pick calls Colangelo on draft night:
#16 pick Owner: Yo, Bry, Bry, how's it going? We want the #5 pick and two of those big collars you're always sporting. We're willing to give you the #16 pick plus that dude we took a few years back that we know you like.
Colangelo: Sounds good. I'm looking to draft Quincy Miller and Chad Ford says he'll be on the board at #16. This works out great for us.
#16 pick Owner: Alright. Draft Cody Zeller for us. We love that guy and Chad Ford says he's going in the top six.
Colangelo: Done. You select Quincy Miller, just like we said.
An hour later...
David Stern: And with the 15th pick in the draft, "hypothetical team" hypothetically selects Quincy Miller.
Your scenario is one way in which it can play out. It may or may not be the most likely.
How have so many draft night trades happened where picks are exchanged. Any trade would be contingent on the wanted players being available. This is why the Raptors would pick the best player available at their pick and if a possible trade does not work out, so be it. A perfect example is the Indiana-San Antonio trade. Do you think San Antonio handed over Hill before it was known Leonard would be available?
Here is something else I don't feel that has been considered and it is another unknown so I'll apologize now for making assumptions on Colangelo's behalf. What IF Colangelo feels Holiday is better than any player he could use his pick on. What if he traded the Raps pick for Holiday and 76er pick. So in keeping with hitting the ground running and getting the best player available, the Raps have that with Holiday then at the 76er pick they take the best player available no matter who it is or who BC hopes is available.
I don't think it is a stretch that a 21 year old, 6'4", defensive minded, NBA proven PG who can create for himself and has a solid outside shot would be the best player the Raptors can get with a pick in the 6-10 range. No, he is not a draft pick but he could fall under the umbrella of the best player available - thinking outside the box, of course.
that is actually a sweet idea. We trade our pick for Holiday and 76ers pick and we draft Miller with their pick and we're all set
We'd probably be able to draft Miller with our second rounder at this point
So am I. If he does declare (I don't think he will) he'll be a late first round pick at best.
Last edited by Apollo; Tue Apr 10th, 2012 at 01:09 PM. Reason: .
You can't take back what you promised Apollo!
Alright, if they trade the pick I'll send you that Paul McCartney CD you're always bugging me for. He's not my cup of tea but whatever. Maybe they'll change the Raptors' intro song to "Hey Jude" or something for 2012/13. It would please the growing "Tank Nation" that's for sure.
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