this draft class is terrible.. i can deffinetly see teams trading a 4-9 pick for proven nba backups like douglas and fields.
The fact that we are actually having this conversation is amazing. What GM is going to risk further damaging there reputation with their fan base by trading there lottery pick for Landry Field or Toney Douglas. For example " congrats fans we stunk all year and now just so the Knicks can get better we are going to give our lottery pick up for Toney Douglas or Landry Fields.
People make moves like that to bring in veterans not unproven players especially ones fresh off horrible play and a 4-0 playoff sweep. Top ten picks are supposed to be players that are going to impact your team immediately and set your team up for the future. I am a big time fan just like all of you but I prefer the Reference section of my library rather than fiction. **** like that is what get GM's and coach's fired.
we're a terrible team. melo, amare, and everything else around them is trash (except dantoni and maybe douglas) smart move to trade galo over fields
The question is, how would TD fit on that Cleveland roster. They're conceivably gonna have Kyrie and Davis at the PG, and they already have an undersized shooter in Gibson (but he'd be in the last year of his deal tho.) They can definitely use Fields. And they'd still have a 2nd first round pick, a cheaper one, but since everyone swears we can get value there, then so can they.
Guess if I was simple in the mind...everything would be fine.
Rumors are floating around that Minny may trade the #2 pick + Beasley + rights to Rubio to Indiana for Danny Granger + fillers.
Face it guys, we just don't have the assets to get the #2 pick.