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mrblisterdundee
06-27-2009, 03:33 PM
There's been some people getting upset over the choices of Memphis and Minnesota in the draft. They say that those two teams didn't draft the highest talent, or stacked up players at the same position. I made this thread to reassure those people that those two teams drafted specifically to make trades. They understand how crappy this year's draft class is.
Minnesota realizes they can get great value for Rubio. New York could be ready to offer Nate Robinson, and either David Lee or Wilson Chandler. Don't be surprised to see Kahn demand Chandler, since Kevin Love and Al Jefferson are already a lot like Lee. Minnesota can trade Rubio now, or wait a couple years when there's no buyout problem. Rubio can only hurt his value by acting like a child, and Minnesota already has Johny Flynn and Sebastien Telfair to run the point.
Memphis realizes that many teams need a young, talented center. They have two of those right now. All they need to do is see if Thabeet is good or a bust. If he's good, they could get big value for Marc Gasol. If he's a bust, they could stay with Gasol and still have a talented young core after dropping Thabeet. They'll probably make a trade before it comes to that, though.
Both these teams knew how bad this year's draft was going to be. They planned for the future, to get help from a proven star for their already young teams.

Phat Pat 94
06-27-2009, 03:53 PM
There's been some people getting upset over the choices of Memphis and Minnesota in the draft. They say that those two teams didn't draft the highest talent, or stacked up players at the same position. I made this thread to reassure those people that those two teams drafted specifically to make trades. They understand how crappy this year's draft class is.
Minnesota realizes they can get great value for Rubio. New York could be ready to offer Nate Robinson, and either David Lee or Wilson Chandler. Don't be surprised to see Kahn demand Chandler, since Kevin Love and Al Jefferson are already a lot like Lee. Minnesota can trade Rubio now, or wait a couple years when there's no buyout problem. Rubio can only hurt his value by acting like a child, and Minnesota already has Johny Flynn and Sebastien Telfair to run the point.
Memphis realizes that many teams need a young, talented center. They have two of those right now. All they need to do is see if Thabeet is good or a bust. If he's good, they could get big value for Marc Gasol. If he's a bust, they could stay with Gasol and still have a talented young core after dropping Thabeet. They'll probably make a trade before it comes to that, though.
Both these teams knew how bad this year's draft was going to be. They planned for the future, to get help from a proven star for their already young teams.
How do u know what theyre trying to do? TWolves GM said hes not trading Rubio. The Knicks dont have a first rounder till 2012, and the Grizzlies FO is giddy as a school girl to have Thabeet. The wolves are ready to wait for Rubio as long as need be. Neither of them will get traded, and rubio for lee and robinson doesnt make sense cause if we already were stockpiling at positions, this makes it worse. Maybe Chandler though.

I dont see the point in starting a new rubio thread because he still is yet to speak.

WoodbridgeSkins
06-27-2009, 04:01 PM
He's kinda gotta do something NOW after trading away Miller and Foye.