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@TempBoy Brandon @okcjim @[coke head] @Prye05 @Jooseppi But will 12, 29 really get up to #8?Also the draft is considered weak because of a lack of top end talent, not because of a lack of quality players. If some of the top 5 players were to fall a little bit, then they are still quality players regardless of draft strength that wouldn't be there at 12.
8 months, 2 weeks ago on KD has officially signed with Jay-Z
@Jooseppi @Prye05 I would put MCW in the D-league too... he has a broken jump shot.
@Jooseppi @Prye05 They've made it clear that a project big man would be in the D-League. They didn't say anything about if they were to trade up and get someone like McLemore or KCP. Worth pointing out the distinction between the 2. Especially since there isn't really room for a big man, where there would clearly be a spot for a wing/guard, even more so if they were to trade Jackson (which I already said I didn't think they would do but questioned simply what it would take to move up to the 8).
@OBoy @okcjim @Prye05 @Jooseppi Well only 11 players will be gone, but I suppose to some people that's everybody.
@Jooseppi @Prye05 I'm not sure there is little incentive to actually get a player that would be a long term piece? Jackson isn't necessarily going to be signing an extension with the Thunder so it's not like they have him for much longer.
@Jooseppi @Prye05 KCP might not be there at 12 either though.
@Jooseppi @Prye05 Well there is a big difference in say McLemore who could slide and at one point was considered the best talent in this draft class and other people who would be there at 12.
@[coke head] @Jooseppi @Prye05 @TempBoy Brandon @okcjim Oh I agree, but what other trade pieces would really convince a team to move back to 12? 29, 32, Lamb or the other rookies?
@Jooseppi @Prye05 @[coke head] @TempBoy Brandon @okcjim If a top 5 talent slides to #8 you wouldn't trade the back-up PG & the 12th pick for them?
@[coke head] @Prye05 @TempBoy Brandon @okcjim Well that is what I was saying is that Reggie plus 12 gets to 8. It's DET so they need everything except PF.
@BlueLamp You forgot is 10 ft tall and runs faster than John Wall!!
@TempBoy Brandon @okcjim @Prye05 Moving up to 5 could be nice, but there is still a chance that McLemore slides (a lot of GM's reportedly weren't impressed by his workouts, he has issues apparently being out of shape, attitude, etc) so if he slides a bit he'd be there at 8 or there could always be someone else like Len who slides. But the question is what would be needed to move up. Would 12 & 29 be enough or would we have to do something like Jackson & 12?
@TempBoy Brandon @okcjim @Prye05 There are a lot of people saying Adams & KCP won't be there at 12 anymore.
ESPN rumors reporting DET possibly looking to trade down from the 8. Wonder what the asking price in addition to the 12 would be?
Agents work for players not the other way around. If Durant wants to stay in OKC then Durant will stay in OKC. However, when it gets close to free agency Durant will basically have a blank check to every team in the league, so it's all up t Durant. If he cares about HIS brand then being in OKC is his BRAND, if he goes to NJ or CHI or LAL or wherever, he has to compete with a lot of other things, but in OKC it's clearly all about him.
@Turfright Well the Heat just use half their bench for 1 game a week as it is. Miller, Allen, Battier all pretty much just showed up 1 out of the 3 games during the playoffs.
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Maybe Perk can use D-Wade's new basketball fitness and technique APP?
@f5alcon @Prye05 @Lasch Well what better way for all the hate to be dispelled then to change Oden VS Durant to Oden AND Durant? Obviously, he's been injured quite a bit, but when he was healthy he put up some pretty decent rates. Which if you were to compare Oden to someone who is going to need to be developed like Adams or some of the other people being discussed at 12 there could be a nice amount of upside. Plus Oden when healthy is a huge defensive player, and actually has some offensive ability. Or at least he did before he got hurt. The question would be what type of contract would he have to have? Which obviously is the question any time a FA is considered.
@Lasch @Prye05 @Turfright @d21 @Lasch @Prye05 @Turfright @d21 Exactly, being compared to Wade, Melo, Bosh is what gets Darko in trouble. However, if you look at that DET team that he was drafted onto no player was really going to be cracking their starting line-up (Larry Brown doesn't like young players) so would D-Wade be the player he is currently if he was the #2 pick and forced to play behind Rip Hamilton & Chauncy Billups for a couple years as opposed to playing 25-30 mins a night as a rookie.