For everyone out there looking to hear anything envolving trades for the draft, you are probalbly not getting anything untill draft night. Larry bird does not like to talk about what he is thinking untill it is over. Also on that front there has been really no news on any major sites about movement. The lastest players linked to be traded are Josh Smith, Marvin Willisms, Monta Ellis, Andre Iguodala, #2 pick, Richard Hamilton, Bynum, and D. Cousins. That is really all Im seeing around the Rumor Mill.
If we make no trades on draft night and select a player at 15 and go into the offseason there is a plus there if the league locks itself out which seems more viable everytime that the players and owners meet. The players want more, the league wants less, way less. We are nba fans. But if you talk to people around town, they could care less. I hear "well they made the playoffs, I wait and see if they can do it again."
That got me thinking. If they do move granger in the offseason. What do they have to get back to make the playoffs. Minny is shopping the #2 pick and DG has been mentioned as a player they are going after. I read on a blog spot for minny that they would offer #2 pick, Anthony randolph, Webster, Flynn for DG, Jones, Collison. Thats too much on this end to give to them. We are not going to make the playoffs giving up to starters for maybe one. Like all teams people over value there assets because they are fans. Dont get me wrong, I love anthony randolph, I see him like a Jermaine Oneal. Not playing much his first three or four seasons and going to a team where he can start and develope into a big time power forwar. The kid is only going to be 22 years old this season.
Anyway a trade with minny will prolly put us back into the lottery. Danny is a good player. He played good in the playoffs. If you want to stay in the playoffs I think you have to keep him and get a player or two this year and the final pieces next year. But at least we will be like the old days where we can watch playoff basketball and hope for the best.
On that note. Miami is 26 James 28 wade 27 Bosh. they are in thier prime. You will have to outlast them like we had to do with the bulls. If we put together a great depth team with great defense and a go to player we will have the chance to beat them if we have a good series. I think that we either need to go for gold and trade for potential and see if we can maintain or we go for a team that still has good youth and you put that with some veteran players and make a run for the next 5 years and see where that takes you. Either way I want to stay in the playoffs. Once you get there, there is no saying what could happen.
Anyway, sorry so long. Lets hear your thoughts and Ideas.