migya wrote:You never trade a superstar for nothing! It would have been stupid for the sixers to get next to nothing for Iverson! AMiler fils the PG position real well and that is the 2nd hardest position to fil well, after Center.
Yes, you do. That's what tanking the season is all about. They trade stars to get worse, get more picks for the draft and hope you're so bad that the team ends up with a top 2 pick (for this draft, in which there will be 2 players above anyone else).
Of course, Billy King is too dumb to understand that... which is surprising, because even Danny Ainge has been able to understand that they have to lose as much as possible.
migya wrote:They are not at the "backend of the draft" but may get a top 5 pick if not top 2! The trade put them in a good position to get a very high draft pick and gave them tradeable pieces like Joe Smith, who could be a filler in any trade scenario
Joe Smith is a expirer. If anything, they should have traded him in this deadline, alongside Miller. But he's more valuable to Phily as a expirer than as a player...
migya wrote:The Bucks would gladly give up Villa and anyone else besides Mo Williams and Redd for a top 2 pick! Villa is good but has not done that well at all with the Bucks.
Mo Williams is a free agent at the end of the season. And they won't trade Villa if not for a top 2 pick but that wouldn't make sense for Philly. You don't trade Oden or Durant for Charlie... no matter how good Villa is.
migya wrote:Jefferson has come on well the last month but he is expendable for a top 2 to 5 pick. The Celts could get their hands on the top 2 picks and that would mean filling to frontline spots with Oden and Durant! Ainge would go for that.
Jefferson is not available for trades. Boston even refused to trade him for Pau (which killed any chance the Celtics had of making that trade). Again... could happen for a top two pick. Again, wouldn't make sense for Philly.
migya wrote:Randolph is a headcase who has done surprisingly well this seson after he was dropping previously but the Blazers are going young in rebuilding and getting a top 2 to 5 pick in this draft would be ideal. They would not be so in love with Randolph.
I can see this happening, but you know how I feel about Randolph... No way I'd do this trade from Philly's standpoint.
migya wrote:As far as the Pacers and Jermaine - They have been rocky for the past two seasons and after the the trade to get Murphy, dun and Diogu, Jermaine is likely not going to stay with them. Getting a top 2 to 5 pick would be a dream for the Pacers as they will never get anywhere near the same value in return for Jermaine, as always happens when trading superstars
Jermaine won't be traded until he demands to be traded. And, in that case, he probably won't want to go to Philly.