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  • How to get Sacramento's 8th Pick

    Tired of people talking about trading for the #1, it's not happening.

    This is more realistic, we know Sacramento has made the pick available and they are looking for immediate help to make a playoff run.

    I think sending Amir, #20 and taking back either Landry or Jason Thompson's contract might be enough to move up. The question is, is there going to be anyone we like enough at #8 that's worth that kind of move?

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    imanshumpert wrote: View Post
    Tired of people talking about trading for the #1, it's not happening.

    This is more realistic, we know Sacramento has made the pick available and they are looking for immediate help to make a playoff run.

    I think sending Amir, #20 and taking back either Landry or Jason Thompson's contract might be enough to move up. The question is, is there going to be anyone we like enough at #8 that's worth that kind of move?
    With the 8th pick you're still hoping one of Wiggins, Embiid, Parker, Smart, Exum, Randle or Vonleh fall.
    Those are the 7 quality picks available. Anything after them is a gamble.
    To the point where the #8 and #20 could likely produce an equally capable prospect.

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    • #3
      With the #8 pick you can draft Aaron Gordon or Dario Saric.

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      • #4
        JordanMariam14 wrote: View Post
        With the #8 pick you can draft Aaron Gordon or Dario Saric.

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        LaVine also.

        Having the 8th pick gives us the pick of the litter of the potential draft steals. Plus if a team in the top 7 reaches, then one of the top prospects might fall to us.

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        • #5
          Saric is very intriguing, as is Gordon. LaVine might well be there at 20.
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          • #6
            I like Amir too much to give him up for the 8th seed. After the top 7 that Joey mentioned, I'd say my next favorite would be Ennis and he's not worth an Amir trade for me.

            It would be hard to replace what Amir does for this team.. especially since JV is still developing and bigs are hard to come by.

            So I'd only do the trade on draft day when we know who's available at 8.. otherwise I'd pass.

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            • #7
              How to get #8?

              Recruit a 3rd and possibly 4th team.


              I don't think Raps are a good trading partner with Sacramento.... at all.

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              • #8
                mcHAPPY wrote: View Post
                How to get #8?

                Recruit a 3rd and possibly 4th team.


                I don't think Raps are a good trading partner with Sacramento.... at all.
                Especially since we already pilfered every non rookie knucklehead from the team
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                • #9
                  I would love for the Raptors to get in a position where they can draft Aaron Gordon.

                  As the OP mentioned, the Kings have reportedly opened up the bidding for the #8 pick. I think the likelihood of the Raptors getting into the conversation for it would go up if they're convinced that Lowry isn't coming back (for whatever reason - he's asking too much, he's interested in going to LA or somewhere else, etc.) because then guys like Amir become a lot more expendable if there's going to be something of a rebuild on the fly.
                  Last edited by Fully; Fri May 23, 2014, 02:06 PM.

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                  • #10
                    I don't necessarily think the Raptors need to go after the 8th pick, but I think they should aim at drafting someone that can be a play maker. Preferably at one of the wing positions.

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                    • #11
                      planetmars wrote: View Post
                      I like Amir too much to give him up for the 8th seed. After the top 7 that Joey mentioned, I'd say my next favorite would be Ennis and he's not worth an Amir trade for me.

                      It would be hard to replace what Amir does for this team.. especially since JV is still developing and bigs are hard to come by.

                      So I'd only do the trade on draft day when we know who's available at 8.. otherwise I'd pass.
                      Well I thought this was obvious.

                      I would never trade assets for a pick before draft day unless it's the #1.

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                      • #12
                        Mediumcore wrote: View Post
                        I don't necessarily think the Raptors need to go after the 8th pick, but I think they should aim at drafting someone that can be a play maker. Preferably at one of the wing positions.
                        Kyle Anderson?

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                        • #13
                          imanshumpert wrote: View Post
                          Kyle Anderson?
                          Yes, actually he did come to mind. Only problem I have with him is that though his skill set is diverse I don't know how it will translate to the NBA. He's not the greatest athelete.

                          I think the Raptors should take a chance on someone like a Lavine who seems like a freak athelete like John Wall. Just needs to learn the game so he can use those god given gifts.

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                          • #14
                            imanshumpert wrote: View Post
                            Well I thought this was obvious.

                            I would never trade assets for a pick before draft day unless it's the #1.
                            You'd only do the trade for the #1 pick prior to the draft?

                            I like 6 guys (Wiggins, Parker, Embiid, Exum, Randle, Vonleh) from the draft more than I like Amir. So if any of those 6 guys fall then yes, otherwise no.

                            So if it was the #6 pick I'd trade Amir for it now without waiting for the draft.

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                            • #15
                              planetmars wrote: View Post
                              You'd only do the trade for the #1 pick prior to the draft?

                              I like 6 guys (Wiggins, Parker, Embiid, Exum, Randle, Vonleh) from the draft more than I like Amir. So if any of those 6 guys fall then yes, otherwise no.

                              So if it was the #6 pick I'd trade Amir for it now without waiting for the draft.
                              Umm no, that's not what I said.

                              I said that I wouldn't make a pre-draft trade for a pick unless it's the #1 pick. There isn't any reason to really unless the other team demands that you make the deal right then and there. Better to know who you're getting at that spot.

                              That doesn't mean I wouldn't try to agree to terms before the draft (which I'm sure is what most teams do), I just wouldn't pull the trigger until that pick is on the board and I know who's available.

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