Trade down scenarios with the #1 pick

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  1. AzStevenCal

    AzStevenCal ASFN Contributor Contributor

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    You're right, I misspoke. I meant to say the best of the lottery picks. I didn't see Donovan Mitchell coming at all, he's been incredible and a complete revelation. Maybe Josh passes Mitchell by but that's more hope than belief.
     
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    with ya there. out of the lotto picks, it prob comes down to Tatum and Josh.
     
  3. CardsSunsDbacks

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    Mitchell was a lottery pick ;)

    I will fully admit that I think JJ will be a better player than him though.
     
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    Spurred on by AzSteven's assurances that Lauri would be HOF, I floated the idea of drafting him at 4, but I didn't say I'd do it... I merely wondered if I'd have the guts to reach that far, if I were making the selection. Even that drew plenty of scoffs and , of course, I put the onus on Steve. Imagine if someone would have suggested drafting Mitchell at 4.

    It's quite amazing how strong the impetus is to go along with group think. It seems that even the pros get caught up in it. Of course, the rankings in the mocks might originate from leaks from them, though it sure seems like it comes more from people who create the mocks. I mean they start making them way in advance and there's quite a bit of movement throughout the college season but one usually sees the movement is generally linked to game action.
     
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    Okay, I should have said "best of the expected- at-the-time lottery picks". I hope I have it right this time, I have no more room for movement here.:)
     
  6. Mainstreet

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    Markkanen was 7 foot and could shoot but my mind kept saying Dan Langhi.
     
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    Channing Frye for me.
     
  8. Mainstreet

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    This works. Frye proved to be a better player than Langhi. A young Channing Frye would fit nicely in today's NBA.
     
  9. AzStevenCal

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    He would but he was never a clutch player. Lauri wanted the big shots and was very effective.
     
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    Lauri also could handle the ball. He showed legit ball skills, especially for a guy his size. I don't know that I can ever recall Frye putting the ball on the court for more than one or two dribbles.
     
  11. Mainstreet

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    I didn't know much about Lauri heading into the draft other the basics. He has proved to be better than expected.

    I'm only saying a young Channing Frye would be in demand in the modern NBA. He got so much grief from a lot of posters because he was not an inside player.
     
  12. Mainstreet

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    And I'm thinking the lottery consists of 14 teams.
     
  13. Mainstreet

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    Here is a thought from Evan Every. I have not considered the Suns trading down from #16.



    I think a different strategy would be in play if this happened, like the Suns picking up another pick to do another trade.
     
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    Trading down would be a very odd move imho
     
  15. Mainstreet

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    It doesn't make much sense to me either unless the Suns are looking at every option.

    Maybe the Suns are considering trading #16 for a player... then see who is the best player left at #31.
     

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