As soon as we fall out of the top 6, we should be looking to trade. I don't know of anyone outside the top 6 in this draft that will really help us, unless I am missing something. BC won't trade bargnani to make way for a PF like Sullinger, and I don't think marshall has shown enough to warrant a move of jose. We should trade the pick along with some riff raff (i.e. Derozan) and get a quality 2 who can create off the dribble. If we do that and add a vet, we should be better...
PJ3, Lillard, Marshall or Miller
Would you guys trade the pick if we got a top 3-4 pick?
The way I see it is, where we stand right now, there is no team out there that will trade out of desperation so that they can land Damian Lillard. But if we had Robinson, MKG (okay maybe not him, I'm sure we would draft him) or Drummond in our sights, then I can see someone wanting to either trade in or trade up.
And of course there's Anthony Davis.. if we get the #1 pick, what would it take for the Raptors to trade the pick considering how much Colangelo loves Bargnani?
If we got a top 3 pick yes.
How do you know anybody won't leave after their rookie contract? How rare is it?
The second contract contract is where things get interesting because they are no longer restricted. Chris Bosh, Carmelo Anthony, LBJ, Deron Williams, Douche Howard, and Chris Paul are all great examples.
So, we're talking... what... 7, 8 years before leaving is an option.
And Deron Williams is not a great example since he never straight up said definitely, he wanted out. Just that he was getting real frustrated with Utah and he wanted out if things weren't turned around. I think Utah fucked D. Will and Sloan, not the other way.
But, besides the point I guess.
Regarding Williams in Utah, Toronto and Cleveland were the guinea pigs for teams to learn what to do when a star player won't sign an extension - especially a max extension. At the time of his trade the Carmelo saga just ended in Denver and everyone was getting ready to speculate on Williams. Utah offered the extension which he wouldn't sign and the rumours were circulating that he was leaving. Utah did the absolute correct thing and sent him packing and got maximum value in return (basically 2 top 3 draft picks from 2010 and 2011 draft).
Generally I think people leave after their rookie contract for 1 of 2 reasons:
1) Bad chemistry, system sucks. We have Casey so I'm fairly confident this won't be a problem for the Raptors going forward.
2) Playing time. Player was drafted as BPA when the team already had someone else playing that position. The kid never got to play, or never got to start and wants to try a different team where he'll get that chance. Usually this means he wasn't that good to begin with, or there is something silly happening in upper management.
I agree with you, amd understand what you're saying. I just think Utah... sorry just saw that ugly tanned lady that took her kid to the tan salon on the tv, threw up and completely lost train of thought...
yep. Completely gone.
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