War Years wrote:I appreciate some of you guys draft insights as I don't have much time to watch College games and rely on clips and checking out written reports.From what I can decipher:
!) If we get John Wall, I would probably be in favor of keeping him as he is the most touted prospect since Le Bron. That would facilitate a trade of Curry, as much as I hate that idea. In that case it would be great if Curry continues his improvement as he will be a more tradable commodity. The problem is in my mind, what if he continues to improve TOO much? While I've been a big defender of Curry on this board, I've expected this improvement , but is this the improvement of a PG? True he seems to have all the prerequisite skills of court vision , good passing when he decides to pass 2 handed and being one step ahead of competitors with clever deceptive abilities. I almost certain he will blossom into a PG. But it's not absolutely certain yet how good a PG he'll be IMO. Could he actually be better than Wall?
2) If we draft Evan Turner, it might end up being just as good as Wall. I say then we trade Monta for a good front court player.
3) If we draft Cousins, then Riley will have a good excuse to get rid of Randolph, which they really seem intent on doing anyway. But what if they didn't trade Randolph? Imagine those 2 head cases dueling it out at the #4 position? I think at some point the Coach would have to make them put on the gloves. AR's got the reach but is way out of Cousin's weight class. Whew!
AR's insecure, but Cousins looks and acts downright mean. He might end up giving Nelly a heart attack! ( But hopefully Nelly will be spared because he won't be here. ) I can see that many would see Cousins a good counterbalance to Biedrins who has, after all been compared to a boy scout on this board. Kind of a good cop, bad cop kind of thing.
4)If we draft Wesley Johnson, I would say trade Monta for a front court player. You have to keep in mind that our 2 biggest weaknesses summed up in 2 words are rebounding and defense. I am enthused to hear that W.Johnson is an excellent defender, because if we traded to get A. Jefferson,we would get a good rebounder but I can assure you he is shitty defender! I'd much sooner trade Biedrins and even Morrow, for Kevin Love and an expirer like Brian Cardinal or Mark Blount, as I think Love is a future NBA all star center. He's young and old school and would fit in with AR or Cousins. Minnesota has said that any player is potentially on the table but I do think they are much more interested in dealing Jefferson.
Good points and nice analysis.
To your last paragraph, the one I highlighted, I disagree that aJefferson is a bad defender, unless he has become one this season. In what i saw in past seasons from him, he is a very good defender with the ability to be a great one, one of the best big player defenders. His season has been insecure with his injury from last season and his team being very insecure in what moves they will make.
I'd rather trade AB and BW for AJefferson, that'd be a real steal in my opinion, as AB is not going to get better and really is manhandled now by opposition bigs. BW is just a bust as such and won't be used here in his career. AJefferson is now a Center most of the time and he would replace AB immensely. He is a great scorer, rebounder and defender, a real comparison to superstar Dwight Howard, just with proper moves in the post. Their team situation is far different, unfortunately for AJeff. With a PG like Paul, even Curry for that matter, AJefferson would flourish even more.
If Monta had to be trade for AJefferson, I'd do that and be happy, but really reckon the TWolves would want and really need another big to pair with Love and replace AJefferson, otherwise the get real weak in their bigs real quick. Therefore, you can trade Monta for something else and that something else has to be either a star PG or SG, depending on whether Curry is to be given the chance of being the PG or not. If he is, Monta traded for a SG.
There are options and gettable stars right now and will be in the offseason, it's just making the moves.
Paul and AJefferson, my targets. Curry, Monta and AB, my tradeable players to get the players needed