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That's a tough question for me. I'm leaning yes, since we don't have a big enough sample size to say that Lauri can keep up his current play. I would guess Lauri tops out as a top 50 maybe top 30 type of player. We really need a top 5/top 10 type of player and that trade gives us more chances to get one.

Lauri has been really impressive so far though. This is really his first chance to play on ball and he's likely to go through some growing pains, but I think he has a lot of potential. So maybe not. Like I said, pretty tough.
It is tough… Lauri and Mike for both picks also opens up a bunch of cap space for us. Not that we will do a whole lot better. It would be selling high on Lauri… at least I think maybe a little. I know some think those picks wouldn’t be valuable but I think they’d be likely the most valuable picks in the pick portfolio.

If we put Lauri in I want 27,29 and a swap in 28… we end up getting a top 5 pick this year… instead of a top 10ish pick and it’d be worth it… but I’d love to find a different way to get those picks.
 


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Conley, Beasley, and Gay
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Westbrook, a top 1 pick protected 2027 1st and any 2nd rounders they can give

Cut Westbrook, play the youth. Create much more cap space for next summer.



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I don't think they throw in one first for that... proposed that type of deal earlier but made it a 23 swap and seconds. They own the worse of their pick or NO... we could swap with the Philly/BKN pick or the Minny pick in that scenario... so likely would move one pick up a bit maybe?

I think we could get one pick by doing Mike, KO, Beasley... maybe? Maybe it'd have to be JC instead of Mike. Those picks should have fairly high value curious if they part with one or both at some point.
 

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I don't think DA or JZ would move Lauri for those picks. I think Miami could be an interesting suitor for Lauri if he was available. If you could figure out a non-Lauri move that gets us a Lakers pick that is what I would do as Lauri by himself might net a couple picks from Miami if you really wanted to move him for some reason.... like if the front office isn't completely sold on him or him fitting our timeline.

I think we are being uber flexible and opportunistic but I think Lauri "popping" is likely a thing they are happy with and want to keep developing. I don't think its a true sell high proposition as I think it is more real than fake. None of his injury issues are things I think will linger. I think he's shown an ability to be productive in the past. The thing that has stuck out to me is competing on contested rebounds... he seems to come away with one or two rebounds a night that I didn't think he could get... and he seems to move really well. I thought he was a soft turnstile and have been surprised to be wrong.
 

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Markkanen is my new favorite jazz man but their 27th and 29th picks should be lottery picks. Possible low lottery
Lebron will be long gone by that point. They wouldn't have any picks to improve their roster. They would probably need to get extremely lucky in FA in order to avoid those picks being high lottery.

Ainge could potentially flip them for a 2nd star too if he gets lucky and drafts a franchise player.

Tough call. I don't think there's any way Lakers are giving up unprotected picks for the Jazz trash (you can fill in the usual suspect names) no matter how bad it gets in LA. Lauri would be the guy who can come in and help them win games but have doubts Ainge would pull the trigger on that.
 

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I don't think DA or JZ would move Lauri for those picks. I think Miami could be an interesting suitor for Lauri if he was available. If you could figure out a non-Lauri move that gets us a Lakers pick that is what I would do as Lauri by himself might net a couple picks from Miami if you really wanted to move him for some reason.... like if the front office isn't completely sold on him or him fitting our timeline.

I think we are being uber flexible and opportunistic but I think Lauri "popping" is likely a thing they are happy with and want to keep developing. I don't think its a true sell high proposition as I think it is more real than fake. None of his injury issues are things I think will linger. I think he's shown an ability to be productive in the past. The thing that has stuck out to me is competing on contested rebounds... he seems to come away with one or two rebounds a night that I didn't think he could get... and he seems to move really well. I thought he was a soft turnstile and have been surprised to be wrong.

Ya i like lauri a lot. I love his size, athleticism, and skillset. He is the total package at the position.

I rescind my previous “yes” answer to trading him to LA for 2 picks. Thats a tough one but lauri is kind of the prototype 4 or small ball 5 in todays nba.


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Lol we ain't trading Lauri...
I think this is true. I think he is one of the last guy's I'd expect to get moved but if Ainge is all in on the tank (I don't think he is) then Lauri would have tremendous value and using him as trade bait makes us tanktastic.
 


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