Discussion in 'Phoenix Suns' started by JCSunsfan, Jan 25, 2020.
Sacramentos moves before and during the draft looked like they were expecting him.
DeAaron Fox says, "What?"
I can buy it if teams ahead of Sac weren't 100% sold on him as the best prospect for them. That plus him being open about not wanting other teams to draft him could be enough for teams to pass.
So Gambo just basically said we could have moved down and gotten both Jalen Smith and Bane.
So I think he means Boston was willing to give us 14 and 30 for 10.
Says teams wanted to trade up for Halliburton.
So there it is confirmation Jones blew it again.
That doesn't mean Smith would have been there at 14 but Precious would have been another option.
yeah, I heard Simmons talking with Kevin O'Connor that trade was there for the taking as well.
let's just hope Jalen Smith ends up being a solid producer like Cam was last season. If he is, it's a win, even if we could have done more with the asset when Halliburton fell to us.
And nobody knew Bane would be there at 30
Seems better to ensure getting the player you want then trade back to pick up the 30th pick.
As is Ty-Shon is probably about as good a prospect as Bane and they got him on a 2 way instead of a fully guaranteed contract.
He probably did not want to risk Jalen being taken between 11-14. If he was that high on Jalen, I suppose it would have been a genuine concern. Obviously Boston was not that high on Bane. They dealt him already.
If there is ONE guy you want, trading back is really dangerous. You have to have multiple players you like.
No it's not a win. It means our GM is terrible and is holding the team back.
My next target after Smith was Precious (20) and Zeke (22). There was not a lot there at 30 other than Bane and Tyrell Terry at (31) who I liked.
if he gets us a contributing player from a late lottery pick in an awful draft, that's a win. is it the biggest win ever? No. But jesus... you're acting like another poster here right now.
and this is coming from a major James Jones skeptic.
You cannot tell me any of you really believe some other team was going to take him at 12 or 13 - because that is all we are talking about - Haliburton would have gone 10 and Vassell 11.
It is just suns propaganda to believe he would possibly be gone by 14.
Even at 14 and 26 I thought Zeke would have been there with the latter pick. That would have been wrong. Zeke went at 22.
If you get cute in the draft, one can lose big time.
Yes. Missing out on Bane is really peanuts. We could pick up Bane somehow if we want.
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