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1 year, 10 months ago on The Limited Trade Market For Thomas Robinson
Nice article. Just 2 points I'd like to remind you of.
Point 1: The limited trade market for TRob is offset by the limited draft market of this draft class. Realistically, if TRob was in this draft, he'd be a top 10 pick. Mark Deeks stated he'd be the #1 pick. Now, I don't know about that. But when I look at the crap shoot of this draft after about pick 6, then I could easily see TRob going in the top 10 here. Yes, his value is distorted somewhat and lessened somewhat by his rookie campaign. But it's no more distorted than trying to figure out if Trey Burke for instance is going to be anything more than DJ Augustin in this draft.
Point 2: We've got 4 guys all playing the PF position coming off their rookie deals. We really don't have minutes to give 3 of them much less 4. So, don't forget there could be more than 1 guy shipped out...and it may not necessarily be Royce White that is shipped out. Consider the possibilities of trading out 2 of 3 of TRob/DMO/Jones....now what value do you have? Specifically what draft pick value do you have...either in this draft or in future drafts?
I'll be surprised if we settle for a couple high second rounders in a trade for TRob. If that's all the value he has, I wouldn't be surprised if we went ahead and pulled the trigger to move both DMO/TJones. 2 of the 3 of these guys should get us a lottery first rounder....either in this draft or a future draft....at least.