The third pick is still a nice asset to trade. In fact, a lot of GMs may consider the third pick to be more valuable than Tatum, considering Tatum himself was a third overall pick and only has two years left on his rookie deal. If Tatum had an amazing year things might be different, but right now he doesn't look like the sure thing, future all-star he did last year.
The Knicks also have Knox and Mitchell Robinson and would undoubtedly offer as many future 1sts as it would take, which somewhat matches our collection of crapola first rounders this year (in a draft most analysts say is shallow).
It's looking like the Celtics will have to offer everything they have now to win the Davis sweepstakes. I'm talking Smart, Tatum, Brown, the MEM pick, and at least two of our three first rounders this year. Even if it meant Kyrie staying, that would be a humongous risk to take.
there is no way that is the package for Davis.
not a chance
He has demanded out. once those words cross a players lips and it makes it to the media the price goes down....way down.Leonard
and Green for Demar Derozan, Poeltl and a laaate 1st.Butler
for Bayless, Covington, Saric and a 2022 second rounderGeorge
(who did NOT demand a trade) was moved for Sabonis(rookie) and Oladipo(was a nobody at the time)Griffin
for Harris, 1st rounder and scraps (no trade demanded)Cousins
(who did not demand trade) unproven rookie Heild, Evans, Filler and a couple picks.Butler
for Lavine and Dunn Love
Wiggins, Bennet, filler (no trade demanded)Irving
and a pick for Thomas, Crowder, Zizic, and the 8th pick
Yet people are proposing
Memphis unprotected pick
That is insane.