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Old 06-29-2013, 06:23 PM   #1
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Default Would You Trade 2014 #1 Pick For Kevin Durant?

Lets say team A gets the 2014 #1 draft pick. If you're the GM of OKC, would you trade Kevin Durant, if team A would give you that pick for him?

also, would Miami do the same with Lebron?
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Old 06-29-2013, 06:31 PM   #2
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Default Re: Would You Trade 2014 #1 Pick For Kevin Durant?

I don't think the other team does it. Assuming that whoever gets #1 is a shit team that is rebuilding, do they trade 6-7 years of Wiggins (or whoever else) for 3 years of Durant at $20 million per?
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Old 06-29-2013, 06:33 PM   #3
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Default Re: Would You Trade 2014 #1 Pick For Kevin Durant?

Depends on how much that team thinks of Wiggins. But let's say, best-case-scenario, Wiggins is as good as LeBron in terms of age. So by the time he's 21 he's as good as LeBron was at 21, and when he's 25 he's as good as LeBron was at 25, etc. Durant, right now at 24 years old, is better than every version of pre-24 year old LeBron, which was every season prior to 2008. And 24 year old Durant isn't all that far behind 24 year old LeBron in my opinion. So, unless Durant's career starts becoming ravaged by injuries, or he inexplicably stops improving, there's a decent chance Wiggins wouldn't be as good as or better than Durant until Durant's in his 30's.

That's just all speculation, of course, because if Wiggins does live up to the hype, by the time he's 23-25 years old the gap between him and Durant would probably be very slim.

LeBron's different and interesting, because he'll be 30 years old when Wiggins is a rookie. But in reality, no, Miami would not trade LeBron for the #1 pick. They'd laugh and hang-up the phone if whoever has the #1 pick made that offer.

And the other team may not have much incentive to do it, either, because they may be in full rebuild mode for a few more years. So getting someone like Durant at around $20M/year wouldn't be in their best interest.
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Old 06-29-2013, 06:33 PM   #4
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Default Re: Would You Trade 2014 #1 Pick For Kevin Durant?

I don't think either team would be willing to do it honestly.
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Old 06-29-2013, 06:36 PM   #5
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Default Re: Would You Trade 2014 #1 Pick For Kevin Durant?

No, Kevin Durant is a sure thing right now, there's no guarantee Wiggins will be as good as him.
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Old 06-29-2013, 06:37 PM   #6
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Default Re: Would You Trade 2014 #1 Pick For Kevin Durant?

NO.
Durant is the sure thing, what are the odds the #1 pick(whoever is) becomes better than Durant? Also Durant is young, an entire career ahead.

I would trade an aging superstar(33 +and bad situation like Kobe is) for the pick, but not Durant.
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Old 06-29-2013, 06:39 PM   #7
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Default Re: Would You Trade 2014 #1 Pick For Kevin Durant?

You'd have to be really sure with Wiggins. There's always a chance he could just give in to all the pressure and just stop working, be injury-prone or maybe he'll just be a downright bust. KD is a sure thing and is already a top 2 player in the league. Saying that, I'm pretty damn sure Wiggins is gonna become a superstar in this league but there's still a chance he could fail.
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Old 06-29-2013, 06:40 PM   #8
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Default Re: Would You Trade 2014 #1 Pick For Kevin Durant?

If I have a good roster/ability to pickup free agents. If not...no. You're not just giving up Wiggins...but future draft picks as well...so for a small market team without much free agent pull youre kind of stifling your chances.
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Old 06-29-2013, 06:41 PM   #9
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Default Re: Would You Trade 2014 #1 Pick For Kevin Durant?

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NO.
Durant is the sure thing, what are the odds the #1 pick(whoever is) becomes better than Durant? Also Durant is young, an entire career ahead.

I would trade an aging superstar(33 +and bad situation like Kobe is) for the pick, but not Durant.


Have you been living under a rock?
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Old 06-29-2013, 06:44 PM   #10
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Default Re: Would You Trade 2014 #1 Pick For Kevin Durant?

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Have you been living under a rock?

Not guaranteed to be Wiggins.

Parker, Randle, Harrison would all be consensus #1 pick in this year's draft. Wiggins can easily lose his #1 ala Harrison Barnes and Shabazz Muhammad.
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Old 06-29-2013, 06:45 PM   #11
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Default Re: Would You Trade 2014 #1 Pick For Kevin Durant?

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Have you been living under a rock?

ok, ok, Wiggins, Wiggins.

I was just trying to make it sound more general as in "I would not trade Durant for the first pick even if the first pick was Michael Jordan"
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Old 06-29-2013, 06:46 PM   #12
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Default Re: Would You Trade 2014 #1 Pick For Kevin Durant?

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Have you been living under a rock?


There's no way to predict next year's #1 pick. Wiggins could end up disappointing next year at Kansas, or he could even get injured.

This time last year nobody predicted Bennett going #1 overall. Everybody and their moma thought Noel was going #1.
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Old 06-29-2013, 06:48 PM   #13
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Default Re: Would You Trade 2014 #1 Pick For Kevin Durant?

Yall comparing Wiggins to Barnes, Shabazz and Noel?! Wiggins was 5x the players they were in high school and has more upside than they ever did. I don't remember those guys ever being as hyped up as Wiggins was.
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Default Re: Would You Trade 2014 #1 Pick For Kevin Durant?

Not a chance
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Old 06-29-2013, 06:54 PM   #15
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Default Re: Would You Trade 2014 #1 Pick For Kevin Durant?

I would trade my franchise's next 5 #1 picks for Durant. Not merely first round picks... but the next 5 #1 picks.

I take the sure-fire SUPERSTAR, that is still young enough to play at a high level for 10 more years, each and every time, no questions.
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