Pick Watch 2018

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  1. JCSunsfan

    JCSunsfan Registered User

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    Guys. Do you mind if we have a "pick watch" thread this year, where we focus on all three potential first round picks? If we take this approach, I think we can all enjoy it--tankers and anti-tankers alike.

    As of today:

    Suns #5 (Porter, Jackson, Bridges, Carter)
    Miami #12 (McCoy, Bridges, Trent, Duval, Young)
    Milwaukee #20 (not conveyed)
     
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  2. JCSunsfan

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    BTW. The next Kristaps is Bol Bol. Catch some vid. 2019 draft.
     
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    Good idea
     
  4. Ouchie-Z-Clown

    Ouchie-Z-Clown I'm better than Mulli!

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    Time line. First pick should be a one and done other picks older players.
     
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    GatorAZ Formerly known as GatorHater

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    The Bucks pick won't convey unless Giannis gets injured.
     
  7. JCSunsfan

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    Might rethink that. Miami is in the 16 position. Milwaukee is a half a game ahead in the 17 position.

    There is open talk of firing Kidd and there is a huge need in Milwaukee at the center position.

    And we have oodles of them.
     
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    The Bucks aren't very good and I'm not sure it's Kidd. I didn't think Bledsoe was going to help them much and it doesn't appear he has, if he was used in the 2nd unit he might have been able to help them but they threw him into the starting lineup and moved Brogdan to the bench and his play has suffered from that.
     
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    I think they need Monroe more than Bledsoe.
     
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    I'd gladly send him back for Brodgan and them removing protection on their pick. They can keep Bledsoe also.

    Chandler is a real possibility for them though. Making salaries work is a little tricky, we shouldn't take anything back beyond this season but they don't have anymore expiring deals. We could trade them Len, if he agreed to it since he's on his QO, but they have a trade exception that could absorb his salary. Removing protection from their pick would need to be one condition, perhaps adding another future pick with protection the Suns set that isn't so weird. Len can't be traded until the 23rd because of when he signed his QO and of course he'd have to agree to any trade but I'm curious if he'd have value around the league, I think the Suns will have to pay him a bit more than any potential suitors if they hope to retain him.
     
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    After reading that article about Chandler dealing with several family deaths over the last two years, and how appreciative he is to the Suns for allowing him to put family first--I think he is staying. Chandler is the positive PR that the Suns really need for free agency etc.

    Monroe is fine to trade though.
     
  12. Errntknght

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    The East is going to be quite fluid for a while(at least) as there are 7 tems with either 13 or 14 losses. Both Bucks and Heat are in that group. It looked like Detroit was going to fall clear to the bottom with their losing streak but they've just won 2 in a row.
     
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    Ok. Here is the potential for this draft as teams start to line up (with just rough projections)

    1. Our own first round pick. 1-8
    2. Miami first round pick. Probably in the 13-18 range
    3. Milwaukee first round pick. 14-16 or not conveyed.
    4. Our own second round pick. 33-37
    5. Worst of the Memphis/Charlotte second rounders. 35-39
    6. Milwaukee second round pick. 45-50
    7. Toronto second round pick. 54-57

    We have to trade some of these. If not, the second round is going to be fascinating as teams call us to try to get players that fall.
     
  14. overseascardfan

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    So we only get MIL's pick if its 14, 15 or 16? That's an odd protection. Either its lotto protected or not but pretty much lotto protected and late round protected? I figure the lower the pick MIL would want it conveyed, right?
     
  15. Ouchie-Z-Clown

    Ouchie-Z-Clown I'm better than Mulli!

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    We placed the downside protection on it.
     

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