I know it gets said a lot, heck it was said in this thread already, but apparently some don't read most of the trade Jaylen threads:Sure that should be the goal, but if you can slightly upgrade with a still pretty young guy, even just a small amount, that does get you closer, and you would still have the assets to add a 3rd star to Tatum and whoever you traded Brown for. I think Beal is too old to make that trade, but I'd absolutely consider LaVine as he may be better than Brown.
The goal should be to get a superstar to add to Jaylen and Jayson, not to replace one of them. That's what will make this team a true title contender.
There are exceptions. KD, Luka, Lebron, Steph, Giannis, Jokic are pretty much those exceptions.
(BTW those playing in the CelticsStrong draft with me, there you go on my top 6)
But what if he's not? Then you just traded your home-grown talent for the possibility of a slight upgrade. Do you think that helps your perception around the league? Do you think that makes you the type of team that players want to play for?
It's a big gamble with minimal upside.
well that is why I said I'd consider it. I'm not sure who is better. I think they are in the same general range. I do think though that LaVine might be a better fit here given the strengths and weaknesses of the other players on the team, but Brown might be a better fit as a 3rd star (if the team can add one). That is why Stevens gets paid the big bucks, to make those decisions.
2021 Historical Draft - 5th Pick - Raptors
PG - Tiny Archibald 73, Don Buse 77, Terrell Brandon 96
SG - Chet Walker 67, Michael Cooper 87, Raja Bell 06
SF - Predrag "Peja" Stojakovic 04, Kiki Vandeweghe 87, Robert Covington 18
PF - Karl Malone 97, Spencer Haywood 73, David West 08
C - Ben Wallace 04, George Mikan 50, Al Jefferson 08