NFT: NBA Draft/Offseason 6/18
DanMetroMan : 9:29 am
- MONSTER trade rumor... Al Jefferson and the #6 pick for Amare Stoudemire (seems like an AMAZING deal for the Suns if you ask me). Probably means Rubio would go #6 to the Suns to replace Nash. KTAR says this rumor is 100% false (Boston Globe are the ones reporting it).
- The Knicks want a second look at Jrue Holiday
- Danny Ainge said flat out that Rondo will not be traded
- The Kings apparently LOVE Flynn and may take him #4 overall
- Josh Smith rumors are currently false as he can't be traded until 1 year has passed since the Hawks matched his offer from the Grizz unless he asks for a trade
- White Chocolate intends on playing in the NBA again this year
- Draftexpress reporting that the Grizzlies have narrowed their #2 pick prospects to Thabeet and Harden and if they select Rubio it is to trade him
-TONS of people reporting the Knicks are desperate to move up to #2 with people guessing they want everyone from Rubio to Curry to Thabeet.
- Rubio did not workout for the Kings as planned as he came down with a 101 degree fever
- Gerald Henderson would be a HORRIFIC pick at 8
- Alan Hahn quotes ESPN Radio's Jon Rothstein (apparently an expert on college b-ball) as saying Jordan Hill will be as good as Mikki Moore AT BEST.... ouch
- Kevin Love to Memphis for the #2 pick as been discussed apparentlyThe Sacramento Bee reports that "the Knicks interest in trading for the No.2 pick to swipe Rubio said to be legitimate."Teams are reportedly starting to come around on North Carolina point guard Ty Lawson.
Lawson has taken some criticism because of both his size and style of play, but he's been great in a number of pre-draft workouts.
If Lawson goes in the top-ten, it would likely slide Jrue Holiday and Jonny Flynn down the draft board.
ESPN has reported that Lawson could go No. 8 to the Knicks if Stephen Curry and Jordan Hill are gone. He appears to be a fit for the Bucks (10th), Pacers (13th) and 76ers (17th) as well.The fact that Johnny Flynn, Terrance William, Ty Lawson andGolden State has been high on Louisville's Terrence Williams and could potentially take him with the No. 7 pick.
If the Warriors don't select Williams, he could be an option for the Nets (No. 11) and Bobcats (No. 12).
Sources claim that Charlotte has invited Williams back for a second workout, and that he has surpassed Gerald Henderson on Larry Brown's draft board.
So I'm guessing out draft board looks like this
eh...you can't really complain, atleast my two guys are in the picture.
We have a real chance on Rubio now, since Memphis wil trade him if selected, and Kings haven't seen Rubio worked out yet because of his fever.
I just hope we can keep another first round pick.
Not only I want Rubio, we could use a guy like Earl Clark or Jordan Hill...but Rubio is good enough.
[Only registered and activated users can see links. ]Absolutely. The Grizzlies sent a message to Portland and the rest of the league this season with how they handled the Darius Miles situation. Say what you want about owner Michael Heisley but he won't be bullied. Any direct snub or perceived threat by Rubio or his camp will compel the Griz to take him and maintain leverage.
"If we want (Rubio), we're going to take him," Wallace said Wednesday. "We wouldn't have taken a 10-hour flight to Spain if we didn't have interest in him."
Wallace said the organization has sent a similar message to Stephen Curry and guard Jonny Flynn, both of whom have refused to visit Memphis.
Reports that Heisley has settled on taking Thabeet are erroneous and grossly overblown, as is speculation that coach Lionel Hollins operates with a Thabeet-or-bust mind-set.
Depending on the day, Heisley, Hollins and Wallace are as excited about a potential trade as they are about possibly drafting Thabeet or Rubio. Even guards Curry and DeRozan have become prominent in discussions among decision makers in the organization.
Are the Griz entertaining trade offers for the second pick?
Absolutely. Sacramento, Houston, Boston, Minnesota, Washington and New York are among the teams that have made offers -- some ridiculous.
Are there any potential trades scenarios that have gone underreported?
Sure. The New Jersey Nets are said to be willing to part with point guard Devin Harris. The Griz should ponder if Harris is worth the second pick.
Obviously, Rubio is probably the most valued player in this draft...teams are offering their franchise players just for the number two pick.
We mother****ing must be the highest bidder, or Walsh will fail again.