CB forums obsession with draft picks and trading to get high draft picks continues.
We have a championship level roster right now why would we rock that boat for MOAH rookies!
Be quiet Chilly we need to move Rozier and Irving because having 2 talented guards on the same roster will NEVAH win you a ring!! MOAH ROOKIES!!!
Yeah, people always wanna trade up for top picks. But this year even I want to do this. I mean, we can't take on all the draft picks we have, we have 4 guards that need more minutes than we can play them, and we need a young big of which there are tons in this draft.
People are talking about Bamba the most, but I actually question his fit with his lack of passing and needing to develop a 3. Jaren Jackson Jr looks like a better version of Bamba and he should be at 4, and Wendell Carter who could be there at 7 looks like a truly amazing fit for us.
This year, with the amount of picks and guards we have, I don't think these fantasies are as nuts as usual. I mean, c'mon, I've got them... they can't be nuts!
I should clarify also- I'm not firmly in the trade Rozier camp, but Danny is an asset manager. It would be in his character to flip Rozier (and consolidate a draft asset or two) to get a highly valuable asset more likely than a player, due to our cap situation and the fact that a player of that value would clearly put us in the tax.
But if he matched outgoing salary to acquire the #4 or #6 pick and drafted that player, he'd have him for 4-8 years and on the same timeline as Jaylen, Jayson, and Kyrie. A big 4 of the future to match our current big whatever of KI, JB, GH, JT and Al.
The core thing here is, I don't think we could replace Rozier when he plays 30-40 minutes a night. He's an above average starting PG and the best player in a backup guard role.
The key to me is, if he only plays backup minutes and shares them with Smart, the fact is, his production or at least 75% of it should be replaceable on a vet min contract given our current stature in the NBA. So if he starts, he's immensely valuable. If Kyrie never gets hurt and Rozier never starts or plays 30 minutes, he doesn't add nearly as much value.
Now imagine Horford getting hurt. How would Tatum, Baynes and Theis hold down the fort vs. Brown, Smart and Rozier? To me, we need depth at PF/C with an athletic 2-way player as much as we need Rozier's depth at guard, and I think you can find 2-3 of those PF/C at #4 or #6.