CB forums obsession with draft picks and trading to get high draft picks continues.
We have a championship level roster right now why would we rock that boat for MOAH rookies!
Be quiet Chilly we need to move Rozier and Irving because having 2 talented guards on the same roster will NEVAH win you a ring!! MOAH ROOKIES!!!
This is generally how I feel. Keep Rozier, make a run next season, and the summer of '19 he's restricted so the Celtics still have the leverage to sign-and-trade him if that has to happen.
But... If #4 comes available for, say, Rozier, #27, and Memphis' own pick back I would do that deal. But Memphis is going to try to get an impact wing to pair with Conley and Gasol to make one more run at it.
I'm just not excited about the draft next year. Not the players themselves, not the positions they play. I'm thinking we can't keep all our 2019 draft picks, and we don't have enough minutes for our guards to play their best (IE Rozier is much better if he plays with starters and if he gets enough time to get in a rhythm).
If Danny works out Jaren Jackson Jr and our entire braintrust think he's the next Bosh (this kid looks like a freak), or Danny works out the incredibly skilled Wendell Carter Jr and they think he's a 19-year-old version of 21-year-old Al Horford, I would welcome the following deal:
2019 Memphis pick
2019 Sacramento pick
#34 or Unprotected 2019 2nd Rounder
Top 40 Protected '21 or '22 2nd Rounder
I know Hinkie made his name or taking as many shots in the lottery as possible... But his 'surviving' kids just lost to the only 2 kids we drafted in the top 3.
Based on us picking Brown at 3 and having Tatum as the #1 player last year, I would roll with a consolidation trade to get a high pick, and risk going bust, to snag a cost controlled elite young big man prospect that compares favorably to a multiple time all star. Then we hopefully get 2 high 2nd round picks staggered over the next 3-4 years, to get kids with 1st round talent on 4 year deals worth 500k-1m a year, to help round out our contending roster for cheap.
I think Danny has earned the benefit of the doubt as to how to acquire and spend high draft picks, and remember, he's the guy who refused to trade Rozier all along. No one in the world was higher on Rozier than him. If even Danny thinks its time to deal, it says something.
I don't know what the right path is, and will live and die with what our braintrust decides.