Author Topic: Grizzlies open to trading #4 pick. Also, Suns open to trading #1 pick  (Read 3463 times)

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This is just me but I think when they say they are "open to trading" the real meaning there is "We are open to people overbidding by a lot"
yeah that's true

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I assume by Memphis shopping the pick it means they are going hard after impact talent like kawhi Leonard to pair with Conley and Gasol.

I imagine the suns are just doing their due diligence.

I could see Rozier and the Kings 1st getting the 8th pick though.

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I assume by Memphis shopping the pick it means they are going hard after impact talent like kawhi Leonard to pair with Conley and Gasol.

I imagine the suns are just doing their due diligence.

I could see Rozier and the Kings 1st getting the 8th pick though.
The Cavs trading with the Celtics again after getting destroyed on their last trade? Don't see that happening. Cleveland thought the Brooklyn pick would be top 3 and are hating the fact it came out 8th in basically a 6-7 star player draft. You think they are going to trade that pick back to Boston when there's a chance they could get screwed again by having the Sacramento pick ending up in the 20s?

Yeah, its just not happening.

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Wendell Carter at #4?  That's quite a reach.  Carter is more an 8-12 range pick.  He's a solid big man who will help, but he doesn't look like he will turn into a dominant big man.  If you pick at #4, I'd rather select a guy like Bomba who might turn into a lockdown, Mutumbo type defensive talent.

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I say we draft Bagley III, find out he's basically Tatum but taller, and just get real weird with it.

Irving/ Hayward/ Brown/ Horford/ Baynes
Rozier/ Smart/ Tatum/ Bagley/ Morris/ Theis

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Suns open to trading the #1 pick

  http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/23540668/phoenix-suns-general-manager-ryan-mcdonough-certainly-open-dealing-no-1-pick



Kyrie for #1 ?

If Ayton is really that good, and Phoenix would actually trade the first pick and Tyson Chandler, for salary purposes in the case of the latter, obviously, not to mention unfortunately, seeing as to how much I despise dat dude, lol, for Kyrie, then I'd pull the trigger on that deal without hesitation.

from what i understood, is that KI made it known to Suns that he wouldn't sign an extension with them..if so they obviously wouldn't do it

Doh! ;D

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Suns asking price would be two of Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum, and SAC '19 pick along with a package of other role players.

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suns update-
Devin Booker Tweets Photo Of Karl-Anthony Towns In Suns Jersey

https://twitter.com/DevinBook/status/997648229511577600



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suns update-
Devin Booker Tweets Photo Of Karl-Anthony Towns In Suns Jersey

https://twitter.com/DevinBook/status/997648229511577600




Lol, that would be beyond hilarious if Minnesota were to trade Towns and take Ayton, as that team's defense would be even worse ;D.

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I assume by Memphis shopping the pick it means they are going hard after impact talent like kawhi Leonard to pair with Conley and Gasol.

I imagine the suns are just doing their due diligence.

I could see Rozier and the Kings 1st getting the 8th pick though.

I'd love to see the Grizzlies trade for Kawhi Leonard. Leonard, Gasol and Conley would reward Gasol for hanging around and still give them a young star in Leonard going forward. Also, it would keep Leonard away from other teams.

Spurs would then have to move Alrdidge I would assume.

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suns update-
Devin Booker Tweets Photo Of Karl-Anthony Towns In Suns Jersey

https://twitter.com/DevinBook/status/997648229511577600




Lol, that would be beyond hilarious if Minnesota were to trade Towns and take Ayton, as that team's defense would be even worse ;D.

Please explain HOW the Wolves' defense would be worse with Ayton minus Towns.  You do realize that Towns plays virtually NO defense, right??  His defensive RPM for the year among centers ranked him 65th in defensive RPM out of 83 centers listed!!!

You do know that, correct?  Have you seen Ayton's defense?

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suns update-
Devin Booker Tweets Photo Of Karl-Anthony Towns In Suns Jersey

https://twitter.com/DevinBook/status/997648229511577600




Lol, that would be beyond hilarious if Minnesota were to trade Towns and take Ayton, as that team's defense would be even worse ;D.

Please explain HOW the Wolves' defense would be worse with Ayton minus Towns.  You do realize that Towns plays virtually NO defense, right??  His defensive RPM for the year among centers ranked him 65th in defensive RPM out of 83 centers listed!!!

You do know that, correct?  Have you seen Ayton's defense?

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KAT was a better defender when he was at Kentucky than Ayton is now. You do know that, correct?

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suns update-
Devin Booker Tweets Photo Of Karl-Anthony Towns In Suns Jersey

https://twitter.com/DevinBook/status/997648229511577600




Lol, that would be beyond hilarious if Minnesota were to trade Towns and take Ayton, as that team's defense would be even worse ;D.

Please explain HOW the Wolves' defense would be worse with Ayton minus Towns.  You do realize that Towns plays virtually NO defense, right??  His defensive RPM for the year among centers ranked him 65th in defensive RPM out of 83 centers listed!!!

You do know that, correct?  Have you seen Ayton's defense?

Smitty77
KAT was a better defender when he was at Kentucky than Ayton is now. You do know that, correct?
KAT wasn't a particularly good defender at Kentucky.  He benefitted from playing with WCS. 

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Devin Booker Tweets Photo Of Karl-Anthony Towns In Suns Jersey

https://twitter.com/DevinBook/status/997648229511577600




Lol, that would be beyond hilarious if Minnesota were to trade Towns and take Ayton, as that team's defense would be even worse ;D.

Please explain HOW the Wolves' defense would be worse with Ayton minus Towns.  You do realize that Towns plays virtually NO defense, right??  His defensive RPM for the year among centers ranked him 65th in defensive RPM out of 83 centers listed!!!

You do know that, correct?  Have you seen Ayton's defense?

Smitty77
KAT was a better defender when he was at Kentucky than Ayton is now. You do know that, correct?
KAT wasn't a particularly good defender at Kentucky.  He benefitted from playing with WCS.
Iím not saying that he was. Ayton was just really quite mediocre

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suns update-
Devin Booker Tweets Photo Of Karl-Anthony Towns In Suns Jersey

https://twitter.com/DevinBook/status/997648229511577600




Lol, that would be beyond hilarious if Minnesota were to trade Towns and take Ayton, as that team's defense would be even worse ;D.

Please explain HOW the Wolves' defense would be worse with Ayton minus Towns.  You do realize that Towns plays virtually NO defense, right??  His defensive RPM for the year among centers ranked him 65th in defensive RPM out of 83 centers listed!!!

You do know that, correct?  Have you seen Ayton's defense?

Smitty77
KAT was a better defender when he was at Kentucky than Ayton is now. You do know that, correct?

NO, I did NOT know that KAT was such a good defender in KY!!  I missed that because it simply is NOT in any way, share, or form, true!!!!  Ayton is a little lazy on D, but he is young.  Towns is young too, but has played in the NBA for three full years.  In year one, he ranked 51 out of 60 centers in defensive RPM.  In year two, KAT ranked 70th out of 81 centers.  This year, he was 65th out of 83.  I do NOT see that as improvement, but as a PATTERN of POOR D!!!!

It is what have you done for me lately, and KAT has not done crap on the defensive side of the ball!!  I will gladly say the same about Ayton IF he puts up three straight years of abysmal NBA defense in his first three years!!

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