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Would you trade the #1 pick in the draft?

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by Le$$, May 7, 2022.

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Would you trade the #1 pick in the draft? If the offer was to hard to pass.

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  1. Le$$

    Le$$ Member

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    Depending on the offer, would you trade the #1 pick in the draft.

    Considering what the rockets could put around Jalen from the trade.
     
  2. Roc Paint

    Roc Paint Contributing Member

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    Nope
     
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  3. rhino17

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    I can’t imagine what kind of trade package would even make you consider that. What I want to build around Jaleb is the #1 pick in the draft.
     
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    Not trying to be mean, but without context I have no idea how to answer this.
     
  5. Reeko

    Reeko Secretary of Defense for the Jabari Tribe
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    people on here would probably trade it for Damian Lillard or even Donovan Mitchell…
     
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    No, not a smart move to trade if we get a top 3 pick. If it's outside of the top 3 it may be wise to do a trade.
     
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    can I have them both for #17?
     
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    If the organization isn’t sold on any of the top three guys over the other and the team at 2 or 3 really wants a specific guy I would swap with 2 or 3 with another FRP attached. So 2022 pick 2 or 3 + 2023 unprotected. the more swings at Victor the better
     
  9. napalm06

    napalm06 John Lucas University™
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    Well it's a very vague question, but it says "if it was hard to pass", so... YES.

    You always do a trade IF you perceive that you're getting back more value than you're subtracting.
     
  10. DreamR

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    Only if our trading partner owns the number two pick and will offer that in addition to some first round picks and/or young players with talent

    I'm okay with drafting second and still picking up one of either Jabari or Chet
     
  11. Denovo

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    If I had intel on who the other top 3 teams wanted, I’d trade down to 3rd. Similar to Boston in 2017.
     
  12. JayZ750

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    Ja, Tatum, Luka, LaMelo, Trae…. Sure. Maybe some I missed - Giannis, Jokic lol type obviously yes.

    otherwise only to move down ala Boston if that makes sense.
     
  13. Aruba77

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    Yeah to make this deal you need:
    1) intel on who the top 3-4 teams are targeting
    2) a trade partner in the top 3-4
    3). Confidence in the top 4 as being more or less the same value or confidence that your guy will be there at 3 or 4
    4). You’d need to get an early lotto pick in a future draft or a bonafide star to make it worth it.

    so those are a lot of boxes to check making a trade highly unlikely. Most likely the Rockets have a distinctly higher grade on some of the top 4 over others. But I’ll be happy if we are picking in the top 3-4 and nab any one of those bigs.
     
  14. Fulgore

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    Nah not trading Jabari.
     
  15. MaxRider

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    I'll only do it for Tatum and Luka.
     
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    would you trade it for durant?
     
  17. ClutchCityReturns

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    Exactly.

    For example, if the team at #2 is dead set on someone we don't want at #1...why on earth would we not take assets to move back one spot? We even get to pay our guy a little less. In that case it's a no brainer.
     
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    Ja
    Giannis
    Tatum
    Luka

    Are the only players I would do that for. I'm not as high as Lamelo as some. Dealing the 2023 lotto pick for a vet star is the more optimal scenario if we want to go that trade route. Chet or Jabari are great prospects. Praying for #1.
     
  19. Williamson

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    Yeah. You trade for any of those guys that are young enough to be on our timeline but already 100% proven. But if they don't meet that standard then hell naw.
     
  20. Ekiu

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    **** Trae Young
     
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