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Updated the OP...

 

Some interesting new news.

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Wow, Minny wants Oladipo?

 

I'll wait till draft day to decide the trade. If McLemore is gone by 4, the trade is a no brainer. If McLemore is there, you take him.

 

At 9, I think Alex Len might be gone already. But, that's a great spot to take Shabazz if he's there.

 

PG: Kemba

SG: Shabazz

SF: Kidd-Gilchrist / Taylor

PF: Derrick Williams

C  : Bismack

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A lot of mocks have Cody Zeller falling to nine... at that point; I'd take him.

 

Derrick Williams and Cody Zeller would definitely be good assets for our front court.

 

I'd also take C.J McCollum before I took Muhammad.

 

I don't see McCollum being as good as Steph Curry, but he has all the tools to be.

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The Minnesota news is interesting. I think they have two first rounders this year. Give em both up and give them #4

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I would be all over Victor Oladipo, that guy can play ball.

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The Minnesota news is interesting. I think they have two first rounders this year. Give em both up and give them #4

I say Derrick Williams and both of their 1st rounders.

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I'd rather take Oladipo if he's there, over the 9th and 26th pick. Even if they added in Derrick Williams, I'd still turn that poo down. Make that a first rounder next year that's unprotected and we got a deal though. The 9th, 2014 first rounder and Williams. 

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I'd rather take Oladipo if he's there, over the 9th and 26th pick. Even if they added in Derrick Williams, I'd still turn that poo down. Make that a first rounder next year that's unprotected and we got a deal though. The 9th, 2014 first rounder and Williams. 

 

I'd take that in a heartbeat, pick a play like Zeller at nine, and get a first next year "thank you may I have another". 

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Would like that trade. This draft is horrible anyway.... I'd almost rather roll the dice on Shabazz at 9 rather than take Oladipo at 4. Derrick Williams would also be a solid asset

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Ehh, I'd tell them to keep Williams but I MIGHT consider 9, 26, and 2014 pick.

 

Either way, none of this is happening and I'd estimate our chances of moving down to be about 2%.

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Williams is a solid player... with the 26th pick, you're not going to find a player better than Derrick Williams.

 

He can play and guard three different positions and averaged 12.0 points per game on 43% (5.5 rebounds)... compare that to Gordon (40%), Mullens (38%), Thomas (35%), Adrien (42%), Diop (29%)... We could definitely find a place for him on the roster.

 

And you also mentioned that you gave us a 2% of trading down, well for that being the case... we sure interviewed a lot of mid-tier players. If a good opportunity presents itself, I wouldn't be surprised to see Charlotte move down.

 

Williams, the 9th, and a future protected first would get it done. Some people might say that is an over payment by Minnesota, but they want to get rid of Williams so they can re-sign Pekovic and Love (when it comes time).

 

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Williams is a solid player... with the 26th pick, you're not going to find a player better than Derrick Williams.

 

He can play and guard three different positions and averaged 12.0 points per game on 43% (5.5 rebounds)... compare that to Gordon (40%), Mullens (38%), Thomas (35%), Adrien (42%), Diop (29%)... We could definitely find a place for him on the roster.

 

And you also mentioned that you gave us a 2% of trading down, well for that being the case... we sure interviewed a lot of mid-tier players. If a good opportunity presents itself, I wouldn't be surprised to see Charlotte move down.

 

Williams, the 9th, and a future protected first would get it done. Some people might say that is an over payment by Minnesota, but they want to get rid of Williams so they can re-sign Pekovic and Love (when it comes time).

 

I'd have to agree that Williams, plus a 9th and a future first would be a good deal for us to take, especially if that future first is in next year's draft. I think the deal would even be possible with just Williams and a 9th, but an extra pick would be a great asset. 

 

For me, trading back is more likely if we re-sign Henderson. With Henderson on the roster we'd be unlikely to take McLemore or Oladipo because we'd be set with Henderson starting at SG. So even if the deal was just Williams and their 9th, then I think that would be a good scenario for us because Williams backing up or pushing for the starting role with MKG would be a good combination at SF, and by having another very talented SF it would help push MKG to develop otherwise he could lose his role, and equally having MKG would help push Williams to improve. Also by trading back it would allow us to grab a big man like Zeller or Len. 

 

I think trading back is certainly an attractive option if we re-sign Henderson. But if we don't re-sign Henderson then I think grabbing McLemore would be the ideal pick, and if he's gone (i.e. if someone trades up to get him, or the Magic take him instead of Burke), then Oladipo would be a good alternative. Personally I'd rather us keep Henderson and go for a Williams/Zeller combination type deal, but if we get McLemore he'd be an excellent player to pair with Kemba. 

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