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Do you want our pick to convey this year?

Do you want our pick to convey to OKC this year?

  • Yes, and hopefully make some noise in the play in/play offs

    Votes: 40 43.0%
  • No, I want a Top 10 pick this year!

    Votes: 32 34.4%
  • Undecided/No Strong Preference

    Votes: 21 22.6%

  • Total voters
    93
it is a better draft next year
Just out of curiosity – what is this really based on? It's not that I'm crazy about keeping the pick this year (to say the least), but people repeat that statement like it's some universally accepted truth.

IMO there may be a surprising number of kids ready to contribute right away in this year's draft.
 
Just out of curiosity – what is this really based on? It's not that I'm crazy about keeping the pick this year (to say the least), but people repeat that statement like it's some universally accepted truth.

IMO there may be a surprising number of kids ready to contribute right away in this year's draft.
Normally draft depth is determined as the college season unfolds as guys start to surprise. I think the top of the draft this year compared to next year its obvious that next year is better. This year there was a vacuum in the top 5 and a bunch of dudes that were supposed to fill that vacuum either disappointed or got hurt.

Does this mean that the 10th pick this year has more or less value than the 10th pick next year? IDK. I think the fact that NBA teams are so low on this year's draft actually provides some opportunity. Cost to move up may be cheap whereas sometimes teams refuse to move back.
 
Wow, that's a pretty resounding yes! With three nice rotation pieces gone, replaced with a rookie hope and a prayer I don't really see it happening. The disconnect between Hardy's will to win and DA's will to bring in draft picks, makes it almost certain that things don't end well this season - out of the playoffs, out of a top ten pick. is my guess.
 
Does this mean that the 10th pick this year has more or less value than the 10th pick next year? IDK. I think the fact that NBA teams are so low on this year's draft actually provides some opportunity. Cost to move up may be cheap whereas sometimes teams refuse to move back.
Indeed...

Also, my sizzling hot take is that Flagg will have the most underwhelming freshman season by a clear #1 prospect in living memory. I think he's an undisciplined block hunter with bad fundamentals and slowish feet whose HS stats are inflated by taking tons of shots and being physically imposing on that level of basketball.

He'll still go in the top 3 but I wouldn't tank for this guy.
 
I don't know. I would try to avoid trading our own picks... especially if we have other teams picks. I think a top 10 pick has more value than the Minny/Cavs picks in 2025. If our pick conveyed I would not be offering our own 2025 pick at all.
Every team in the league has their own valuation of the picks. Sure, you can "avoid" trading presumably good picks and try to trade only the high 20s picks - but then the trade partner will also value them as such and demand much more. And of course a top10 pick (in whatever year) has more value than 2025 picks every trade partner assumes will be in the high 20s. You can't try to pass of a $10 note as a $20.
 
You think that the ~12 unprotected/ lightly protected picks/ swaps, none of them are going to be "early"?
Odds are they are later picks based on the rosters of the cavs and wolves. I know many on this board think that Mitchell won't re-sign with the cavs but I don't believe that for a second. He's got something great brewing with the cavs and he isn't going anywhere.
 
Every team in the league has their own valuation of the picks. Sure, you can "avoid" trading presumably good picks and try to trade only the high 20s picks - but then the trade partner will also value them as such and demand much more. And of course a top10 pick (in whatever year) has more value than 2025 picks every trade partner assumes will be in the high 20s. You can't try to pass of a $10 note as a $20.
Right but unprotected picks from other teams are very valuable. We have plenty of those and the ones beyond 2025 have semi-unpredictable value. We have enough unencumbered picks to beat the other offers on a particular player without dipping into our own picks which have consequences that should be avoided. Our own picks to acquirers might be worth $20 to them... should be worth $30 to us. And we have other picks that are worth $10-20 to provide.

Presumably if a team is sending us a good player worth a lot of picks... then our picks shouldn't be considered lotto picks anyway.
 
Odds are they are later picks based on the rosters of the cavs and wolves. I know many on this board think that Mitchell won't re-sign with the cavs but I don't believe that for a second. He's got something great brewing with the cavs and he isn't going anywhere.
Bruh, he had some great brewing with the Jazz, too. Now, it might have been non-alcoholic, but still.
 
Odds are they are later picks based on the rosters of the cavs and wolves. I know many on this board think that Mitchell won't re-sign with the cavs but I don't believe that for a second. He's got something great brewing with the cavs and he isn't going anywhere.
I'd say they are brewing a second round exit and Donovan being non-committal on an extension. I'd love for them to take it down to the wire though... the best option is they get nothing from trading Don and he walks.
 
Bruh, he had some great brewing with the Jazz, too. Now, it might have been non-alcoholic, but still.
We didn't have even close to what is brewing with the cavs and the age of the core around him. I think in the end they trade Garland so that Mitchell can play the point full time and they will get a nice haul from that trade to round out the roster long term.
 
Right but unprotected picks from other teams are very valuable. We have plenty of those and the ones beyond 2025 have semi-unpredictable value. We have enough unencumbered picks to beat the other offers on a particular player without dipping into our own picks which have consequences that should be avoided. Our own picks to acquirers might be worth $20 to them... should be worth $30 to us. And we have other picks that are worth $10-20 to provide.
Why do you think they are very valuable?

The only chance the Cavs are below average is if Donovan leaves and that's after 2025 and even then they'd still have decent pieces in Garland and Mobley - presumably. Mike won't play forever and Rudy will soon start to show his age, but Ant is only getting better.

I can see an argument that they might be only slightly below average for 1sts for the ones that are 2027-2029. Can't see how they would be very valuable or even above average.
 
I just changed my vote since I'm super on the fence and didn't want to follow the crowd. Also, it would be fun to get more in the 2024 draft and having picks all over the draft will be fun to start prepping for.

I might change my vote a few more times, FWIW.
 
Why do you think they are very valuable?

The only chance the Cavs are below average is if Donovan leaves and that's after 2025 and even then they'd still have decent pieces in Garland and Mobley - presumably. Mike won't play forever and Rudy will soon start to show his age, but Ant is only getting better.

I can see an argument that they might be only slightly below average for 1sts for the ones that are 2027-2029. Can't see how they would be very valuable or even above average.
Because **** happens. Very few unprotected picks used to get traded until this last run of "YOLO" gm-ing. You can look at several examples of teams that were setup and traded picks a year or two ago and now are in the lotto (Houston, Brooklyn, Warriors, Toronto) ... also look at the Grizz... life comes at you fast and a key injury or a player requests out and that pick jumps. If teams are valuing those as "late firsts" then I keep them. Any team can have the season from hell.

If teams are giving you a player worth one of your own first round picks... then that player must be pretty good and you would jump to the class of Wolves, Cavs, or a tier below... so why wouldn't those picks be considered mid/late firsts?
 
I'm still having trouble finding the logic. Sure, unprotected picks (usually) have more value than protected ones, that's obvious.

But why would any FO analyse the value of the Minny & Cavs picks based on them being in the lottery? Sure, that's possible. But right now it seems very unlikely. Whereas there's a lot of teams are bottom-10 and will probably stay as such.

If you want everyone to value a probable late first as something else and will keep them all otherwise... well, then the Jazz are not trading a single pick and soon won't have a player on the roster that's over 23.

Are you willing to bet at even odds that either the Cavs or Wolves are in the lottery in 27?

And there sure isn't anyone in the league that's available for a single Jazz's own 1st that would catapult the team to top3 in the conference. Sure, if the Jazz are paying out 4 firsts, then that's another thing.
 
I'm still having trouble finding the logic. Sure, unprotected picks (usually) have more value than protected ones, that's obvious.

But why would any FO analyse the value of the Minny & Cavs picks based on them being in the lottery? Sure, that's possible. But right now it seems very unlikely. Whereas there's a lot of teams are bottom-10 and will probably stay as such.

If you want everyone to value a probable late first as something else and will keep them all otherwise... well, then the Jazz are not trading a single pick and soon won't have a player on the roster that's over 23.

Are you willing to bet at even odds that either the Cavs or Wolves are in the lottery in 27?

And there sure isn't anyone in the league that's available for a single Jazz's own 1st that would catapult the team to top3 in the conference. Sure, if the Jazz are paying out 4 firsts, then that's another thing.
Unprotected picks have assurance they will convey. Protected picks you don't know when they will convey (if ever) and they have less of a chance of being something really good. While chances of those teams being in lotto is low... its not impossible. A year ago most teams would have said Memphis, GS, and maybe the Lakers would be more likely to be lotto picks than picks in the 20s. So there is a 80% chance its a pick in the 20s (might be high 20s like Phoenix) but a 20% chance its something more. But there is 100% chance it conveys.

And yes... I'd probably be fine betting one of those teams is a lotto team in 2027. Even if Don stays Cavs will have issues retaining their 4 best guys and all will be super expensive. Minny has a salary issue and Rudy will be 35 and will hit FA. Mike will be long gone. They may have sold off KAT to balance the budget. btw... Rudy and Mike are 2 of their 3 biggest players in on/off.

3 years is an eternity in the NBA. I would happily bet on **** happening.

Also if there is a team that has a 1 pick valued player... we don't have to give them exactly what they want. We just have to give them the best offer. We have a lot of ways to do that without putting our pick in the deal. If we are putting our picks in its cuz its Luka or Giannis.
 
was there some entaglement with the pick that if it doesn't convey to OKC this year that we're somehow hamstrung in trading first rounders until it does ?? Vaguely remember hearing something about that
 
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