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    Default Trade Up, Trade Down, or Stay at 6th?

    With the Draft officially about a week away, what are your FINAL thoughts for what we have to do involving the pick?

    Personally I think we should first try to get a top 3 pick. I think it's possible. It just depends on who we have to give up. But of course taking back huge contracts might stop that from happening. With the 3rd pick, we'd of course take Mayo and that could be the start of something good in the long run.

    We could also just stay at 6th and see who's the best available, but that must be after we've exhausted all possibilities already in getting a top 3 pick.

    I wouldn't mind trading down if it will involve taking expiring contracts or a young player with the caliber of Josh Smith or someone similar.

    Lastly I'd just like to say that I'm not that all excited about this 2010 run at Lebron James. I mean ya we could save expiring contracts for 2010 and all the marquee players that will be available then, but I just don't know why we're counting too much on that. For one thing I'm not a fan of one superstar running the show. I'd rather we had several young guys this coming season and stick with them for maybe 2 years then acquire proven veterans (not necessarily All Stars) to complement them once we're back in our winning ways.

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    Nice post.
    I just read an article where minny wants to trade down. They like Mayo for his star power but Mayo has declined all workouts with them.
    They have their eyes set on gallinari soooooooooooooooooooo here's the speculation.

    Lee and #6 for #3

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    i would love to trade up and take Mayo but if we can't he could still be there if minny doesn't take him if he's off the board and we're at 6 then Westbrook is the way we should go then we could trade for a later first rounder and take a big

    but first option is going for #3 so we could assure ourselves we take Mayo

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    Originally Posted by Trin_Starr
    Nice post.
    I just read an article where minny wants to trade down. They like Mayo for his star power but Mayo has declined all workouts with them.
    They have their eyes set on gallinari soooooooooooooooooooo here's the speculation.

    Lee and #6 for #3
    Me Like! From what I am hearing no one is taking Zach off of our hands so as unpopular of move this may be, we might have to explore options for David Lee. The problem is that Minny already has Al Harrington so would they really want Lee? Plus if Minny doesnt grab OJ Mayo that gives us a shot at Bayless or Mayo for nothing. Say Minny Grabs Lopez, Seattle Bayless, and Memphis (who I imagine Mayo doesnt work out for either) takes Love then Mayo could fall into our laps. Now this is highly unlikely, I imagine either Minny or Memphis does what The Bucks did last year and just draft a player that doesnt want to be on their team.

    Just think if we don't go on that damn three game win steak late last season we would've had the same record as Minny and even if we lost the tie breaker to them we would have a shot at Bayless.

    Anyways do you think Minny takes Eddy Curry in such a proposal? Eddy and the Number 6 for Number 3 and Antione Walker (team option after next season).

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    Interesting idea....Minny is hurting big time for a center and Eddy Curry might just be the guy!

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    Ya know i would love to move up to 3 to have the option to take Mayo but with the contract situation of Curry and Randolph i don't see that being a possibility. I would be happy to sit and 6 and see who falls to us, there are some great players in this draft. Would love to move Curry though...

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    This draft is really deep and we have to remember that we're going to get a good player regardless.

    Minnesota loves Galinari and Love...that gives us a chance to trade up and get Mayo.

    I also want Augustin if we could somehow get him, but i'll be happy with.

    If we do get Mayo, we have to trade Crawford, Curry and Randolph right away. This is the most losingest trio in NBA history. They're garbage and they will give Mayo cancer. Mayo should be surrounded by a better locker room.

    Trade those guys for anything that is an expiring contract, cheaper contract, or a draft pick. Thats the direction we have to go.

    Westbrook won't be a starter right away in the NBA; he's Keyon Dooling.

    Gordon is one dimensional.

    Lopez will be good, nothing great.

    Randolph doesn't fight for rebounds as he should; that scares me.

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    There is not much difference between 6th and 3rd.. Except Mayo. The Knicks will get a good player no matter wwhat if they pick smart. There is more than 6 good players in this draft.. Lee is worth more then that

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    i think they should trade randolph and number 6 for the number 1 or 2 pick i dont think thats a bad trade either was

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    Originally Posted by bboycustom92
    i think they should trade randolph and number 6 for the number 1 or 2 pick i dont think thats a bad trade either was
    co-sighn on that 1

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    I think we should trade Curry, Steph and richardson 2 chi town for the#1 pick and Joakhim Noah. Then trade Randolph and Crawford (or the #6 pick) (preferrably Crawford) 2 Miami 4 the #2 pick Then we get D-Rose Michael Beastley and Mayo. We are set 4 the future and Chandler also gets his time 2 shine. We then have a defencive hustling running team for years 2 come.

    Our starting Lineup:
    PG-D Rose
    SG-O.J Mayo
    SF-W Chandler
    PF-M Beastley
    C-Joakhim Noah

    This would be the best team D'antoni could ever have 4 his system

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    Originally Posted by Shaunyboy23
    I think we should trade Curry, Steph and richardson 2 chi town for the#1 pick and Joakhim Noah. Then trade Randolph and Crawford (or the #6 pick) (preferrably Crawford) 2 Miami 4 the #2 pick Then we get D-Rose Michael Beastley and Mayo. We are set 4 the future and Chandler also gets his time 2 shine. We then have a defencive hustling running team for years 2 come.

    Our starting Lineup:
    PG-D Rose
    SG-O.J Mayo
    SF-W Chandler
    PF-M Beastley
    C-Joakhim Noah

    This would be the best team D'antoni could ever have 4 his system

    LMAO your freaking dreaming buddy never gunna happen ever...

    anyway mayo is nice but i really think we should focus on a point guard... i like staying at number 6 not trading up
    if mayo falls to us great if not westbrook is the way to go
    he will be better than keyon dooling like mentioned before
    he is more athletic stronger and mentioned as the best perimeter defender in the draft
    point gurads rule the NBA these days so i htink we should rebuild around a pg and westbrook could develope into a star one day and change the mindset of this team


    i then think that instead of trading up we should trade for a second pick later on
    players like alexander will be available at 8 randolph from somewhere between 10 and 12
    possibly lopez, jordan, mcgee, speights,

    this would give us a pg to build around and a promising player in alexander or randolph or a talented big man in lopez jordan mcgee or speights

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    Originally Posted by Shaunyboy23
    I think we should trade Curry, Steph and richardson 2 chi town for the#1 pick and Joakhim Noah. Then trade Randolph and Crawford (or the #6 pick) (preferrably Crawford) 2 Miami 4 the #2 pick Then we get D-Rose Michael Beastley and Mayo. We are set 4 the future and Chandler also gets his time 2 shine. We then have a defencive hustling running team for years 2 come.

    Our starting Lineup:
    PG-D Rose
    SG-O.J Mayo
    SF-W Chandler
    PF-M Beastley
    C-Joakhim Noah

    This would be the best team D'antoni could ever have 4 his system
    do you honestly think that could happen.

    I think we should keep the pick, I would hate to lose lee, balkman or chandler.

    6 could still get us mayo.

    our second rotation of lee, nate, mayo, and balkman would be so exciting.

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    Forget about trading up. If you had a top pick (1-3) would you trade it for Zach Randolph or Jamal Crawford? Didn't think so. What we get is what we get. Hopefully we can draft the point guard or a shot blocker.

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    Originally Posted by donchris
    Forget about trading up. If you had a top pick (1-3) would you trade it for Zach Randolph or Jamal Crawford? Didn't think so. What we get is what we get. Hopefully we can draft the point guard or a shot blocker.

    Yes your right we needing those two sorts. Clubs with top 4 picks don't want garbage for their promising picks. ie. Zach and Curry can only be traded for rubbish players imo

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