Not a chance the Sacramento pick isn't in play. It's the first of a few assets heading out if DA trades that far up.
If we could get Carter with Rozier, our 1st, and the Kings pick, I would do it.
I think the most likely outcome for the Sacto pick is 7-12 next year.
Why not get a comparable pick this year at a position of need? His floor seems pretty high - already has an NBA-ready body and some perimeter game, high BBIQ, willing defender. He might plug in for 10-15 minutes right away and be ready to replace Al in 2 years when (if we are lucky) Jaylen will have earned a fat contract.
Whoa, I’m a huge Wendell Carter fan, but the Kings pick is a bridge too far. I think the Memphis pick is also too much. The highest I’d go is Rozier, #27, and next year’s 1st with top-4 protection.
Shouldn’t be with Rozier and this year’s pick already included, at least not for anything outside the top 5, which is where Carter projects to.
Are we allowed to add some more protections to the Kings Pick, like we give them that pick and make it protected 2-5 for US? Otherwise, I don't see a team like Orlando doing it unless the Kings Pick is included to be honest, or at least one of the Kings/Grizzlies Picks.
Nope, as already answered earlier today in the Luka Doncic thread.
Ah okay, thanks. And I never checked that thread today so didn't know
I think people are overvaluing the Sacramento pick. If they hadn’t won the lottery this year, they would’ve picked what, 7th? While they might win the lottery again or decline, I don’t know why we would expect that. They’re adding the second pick, and they have no incentive to tank. If they win even a few more games they could be 10th or 12th.
To me, Getting the seventh pick this year as a sure thing, and getting a guy we need, is pretty good value compared to the uncertainty of the Sacramento pic. The other thing that will make this pic hard to use, which I don’t think people are fully taking into account is the downside risk of Sacramento actually wins the lottery. A general manager who turns this year’s seven pick into next years 25th or 26th is going to have some explaining to do. I am not sure what kind of protection we can offer – probably it would need to be an additional pick.