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Okafor
« on: September 20, 2017, 03:39:32 PM »

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I read they want to trade him... give them some seconds... he is better than zeller and can rebound... after the fultz  trade they should be willing to deal with us

Re: Okafor
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Re: Okafor
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2017, 03:47:07 PM »

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I'd probably do Larkin, Nader, Yabusele, and Boston's 2018 1st (with some solid protections, like top 25, or it transfers to 2 2nd's) for Okafor.  I don't know if the Sixers would be interested in something like that of course, but if that is the sort of deal they could get, I think it would make sense for Boston.  You don't even mess up any chemistry since none of those guys were on the team last year.
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Remember the days when some folks here wanted to give up one of the Brooklyn picks for him?  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

On a low risk deal I'd get him. We just got Irving so we don't care about defense anyway.  ;D  (just kidding!!!) But in a couple of years we're going to lose our only scoring big man. Maybe Al can help Okafor round out his game.
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« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2017, 04:15:27 PM »

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The guy can't find minutes on a lottery team as a top pick. What makes you think he isn't Bennett 2.0

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« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2017, 04:16:35 PM »

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I'd probably do Larkin, Nader, Yabusele, and Boston's 2018 1st (with some solid protections, like top 25, or it transfers to 2 2nd's) for Okafor.  I don't know if the Sixers would be interested in something like that of course, but if that is the sort of deal they could get, I think it would make sense for Boston.  You don't even mess up any chemistry since none of those guys were on the team last year.
Larkin, nader, yabu, and our pick are wash significantly better players than okafor.

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« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2017, 04:22:28 PM »

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Top-25 protected 2018 Boston 1st + Future 2nd round Pick (2019?) + Nader/Larkin

That's all I would do at best.

I get his defense is atrocious BUT with better coaching I think he can at least be a somewhat better player than all of the vet. min candidates remaining.

Actually making that trade still could allow us to add a vet. min guy still (bring back Green? Robinson?).

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« Reply #7 on: September 20, 2017, 04:55:44 PM »

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I'd probably do Larkin, Nader, Yabusele, and Boston's 2018 1st (with some solid protections, like top 25, or it transfers to 2 2nd's) for Okafor.  I don't know if the Sixers would be interested in something like that of course, but if that is the sort of deal they could get, I think it would make sense for Boston.  You don't even mess up any chemistry since none of those guys were on the team last year.
Larkin, nader, yabu, and our pick are wash significantly better players than okafor.
I'd be surprised if Larkin, Nader, and Yabu combined equal the production of Okafor even last year. 
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« Reply #8 on: September 20, 2017, 05:01:10 PM »

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Not sure Moranis why you would want to give up 3 players and a 1st round pick when they have been trying to give him away for 2 years. A couple second round picks would get him.


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He is not a shot blocker we have enough scoring now. I pass on him. I would rather trade for Alex Len than Okafor.
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« Reply #10 on: September 20, 2017, 05:46:18 PM »

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I HATED the idea of trading a Brooklyn pick for him.

But I LOVE the idea of buying low on him right now.  The 76'ers have been destroying his value around the league for two solid years.  If you look at his per 36 numbers they match up very favorably to a young Boogie Cousins.

He also - like two of the most important players on our team - went to Duke.

         

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« Reply #11 on: September 20, 2017, 05:51:45 PM »

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I'd probably do Larkin, Nader, Yabusele, and Boston's 2018 1st (with some solid protections, like top 25, or it transfers to 2 2nd's) for Okafor.  I don't know if the Sixers would be interested in something like that of course, but if that is the sort of deal they could get, I think it would make sense for Boston.  You don't even mess up any chemistry since none of those guys were on the team last year.

Yabusele will be a better pro than Okafor.  Bad idea.

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« Reply #12 on: September 20, 2017, 05:52:11 PM »

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I read they want to trade him... give them some seconds... he is better than zeller and can rebound... after the fultz  trade they should be willing to deal with us

Is he really better then Zeller?

He's a better lost scorer yeah.  I can't think of anything else he's better at, which is kind of concerning.

Zeller is a better defender (yikes), a better jumpshooter, way more mobile / athletic, and i'd honestly say he's probably a better rebounder and passer.

Okafor really is THAT bad...

And Zeller as a bonus also send to have better intangibles - strong work ethic and always happy to accept any role he's given.

Only reason i can think of for taking Okafor over Zeller is age/upside.

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« Reply #13 on: September 20, 2017, 07:49:07 PM »

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Not sure Moranis why you would want to give up 3 players and a 1st round pick when they have been trying to give him away for 2 years. A couple second round picks would get him.

I think it's to the point where The Sixers would have to pay to have someone take Okafor. If someone really wants him they can pick him after the rookie contract...

Wasn't he drafted the year after Marcus? If so then he'd be up for an extension next year...
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Not sure Moranis why you would want to give up 3 players and a 1st round pick when they have been trying to give him away for 2 years. A couple second round picks would get him.
That's more like it.  At this point, Okafor is more likely to be out of the league in 3 years.  Yabu and 1st round picks are much better and collectively along with Nader and Larkin would be downright highway robbery for the sixers.  But, it's off-season so....