I know a lot of things are still up in the air about personnel decisions, but I wanted to see if people wanted to keep the pick or trade it away. If the new GM can convince Dwight to be patient for 1 more year, the salary situation clears up dramtically. Especially if they can get rid of JRich or Turk's contract. Maybe the team could get a useful player in return. Some examples of what I was thinking of:
Charlotte: The Bobcats were historically bad and need actual NBA talent. Lots of it. If the Bobcats can flip the #2 pick for more picks(Cleveland, Portland, or Houston) and the Magic trade JRich or Big Baby and the #19 pick for Matt Carroll(expiring contract).They also have the #1 pick in the second round so they could add 4 picks plus JRich/Davis. Pretty good haul for them.
Minnesota: Seems like they are (finally) ready to compete for the playoffs and their SG spot was abysmal. Webster,Johnson, and Ellington all shot under 34% from 3. Trading JRich along with the #19 pick for maybe Anthony Randolph, but probably Johnson, would be good for them.
So what would you do with the pick? Any trade suggestions welcome.
Would you trade the first round pick (#19) if a team took one of the bad contracts (Hedo, JRich, Big Baby)?
Yes, we need to clear the salary cap fast (35 votes)
It depends on which contract. (26 votes)
No, we need to get younger (39 votes)
Whatever it takes to get rid of Duhon, I'm all in (23 votes)
123 total votes