Thread: Bagley or Ayton
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Old 04-10-2018, 02:51 PM   #18
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Originally Posted by MavzMan View Post
That may work in a video game, but not the NBA. The NBA is first and absolutely foremost a super star league. Stars get calls. Stars get league respect. Stars foul out really good players but do not foul out. If you do not have a super star, you have nothing. Period. If you think Player X is a superstar, then you get him. You do not trade down to take a chance on 3 possible really good players.
Agree in principle but i think that's the rub... what if Mavs scouting doesn't think Ayton is a superstar and like Bagley or JJJ's potential as a superstar just as much or better? If you get the number one pick over a team like Phoenix that desperately wants Ayton maybe you work a trade down, still get the guy you want, and pick up an extra asset. hopefully we're in a position we could make that choice and then it'll just be how well did our scouting department do their homework.

It's unlikely sure but i think the idea is to try to maximize things first by drafting the player that's best for the team but if you can work out a way to get an extra pick then that'd be great.
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