I wouldn't trade Burks for Knight. I got over not getting Knight before the lockout ended and haven't seen much to challenge that.
That said, I would trade anything that's not picks or The Four for Knight. Because why not. There's a decent chance he gets better. Which is why Detroit shouldn't consider anything the Jazz should consider sending.
Eenie-Meenie has badgered me and the mods about removing something he actually said because he's clearly completely sane.
Last edited by franklin; 01-30-2013 at 11:45 PM.
We should have drafted Knight, so we could all watch him sit behind Watson until he learns to 'temper his chucking'.
- Tyrone Corbin
With the addition of Calderon, Detroit is already looking like they have gave up on the Knight as a PG experiment. With 4 assists and 3 turnovers a game you can't blame them. The ratio is consistent with his last year and his year at Kentucky. 6'3" SGs get taken out to the woodshed in the NBA.
Maybe Detroit wants to try the Jazz model- Sit the youngs, play the vets.
I would love to draft a Trey Burk, gamble on a Michael Carter Williams, or even have Marcus Smart (albeit not a true PG) but I don't think we would have the assets to trade up higher into the lottery for them (maybe 5-12th picks)?
Our current trade assets into the draft
- Favors/Enes (if we resign both Al/Paul, which is unlikely)
- Hayward (doubtful, as we will be already thin at the wings)
- Burks (still proven to get productive minutes)
- our 1st (btwn 15-18)
- GSW's 1st (btwn (20-25)
Goal: Trade Burks/GSW 1st for Knight then Knight/UTA 1st for high lottery PG?
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Props to Knight tonight.
He's not the player Irving is, obviously, but they went head-to-head tonight and here's the results;
Knight - 20
Irving - 14
Knight - 6
Irving - 2
Knight - 10 (1to)
Irving - 5 (3to)
Both had 2 steals.
Knight had the only block.
Knight hit 50% of his shots from 2pt range as well as 50% of his shots from 3pt range.
Irving hit 40% from 2 and 33% from 3.
Fortune and glory, kid. Fortune and glory.