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OKC gets future first-round NBA draft pick, Derrick Favors from Utah Jazz

Discussion in 'NBA Dish' started by Rockets34Legend, Jul 30, 2021.

  1. KingCheetah

    KingCheetah Contributing Member

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    If you don't know what It means then I don't know what to say.
  2. Juxtaposed Jolt

    Apr 5, 2010
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    "OKC's Sam Presti has traded the entire 2034 first round for [insert superstar here]."
  3. sealclubber1016

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  4. JayGoogle

    JayGoogle Member

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    Exactly, not only could they be a superstar but complete team control for like 5+ seasons...and of course some of them can be transcendant players.

    It's going to be very difficult for a team to trade in to the top 5, it happens, but usually the team trading out of the top 3 are getting a HOF player, like when the Celtics acquired Garnett.

    OKC trading into the top 3 at the very least would have required Shai...and at that point what is point?

    If Green wins ROY would it be a good idea to then trade him for another top 3 pick? It's just kicking the can down the road at that point. I mean, I guess it would make sense if the Rockets found out he was lazier than advertised and they felt ROY was his peak (which is the case sometimes...) but I really don't think OKC's strategy is working for them.

    I mean they came into the draft with no center...passed on the 2nd best center prospect in the draft...and now I guess have Derrick Favors and MORE first round picks.

    Also, people say "Well they are building assets for a major trade for when a big star wants out." Except...why would anyone want to go to OKC? It's not only a small market (perhaps the smallest market in all of the NBA even) BUT they are a bad team.

    Presti would probably be a great GM for the Knicks. I imagine this strategy would work a lot better for them because they could then say trade those picks for Lillard or something.
  5. H.D.

    H.D. Member

    Feb 7, 2021
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    Nobody says that,. nut-swallower.
  6. RudyTBag

    RudyTBag Contributing Member

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    Sure they do, dick-cheese.

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