I really do think we need to trade Niko ASAP, if we've got a shot at a top 5 pick. Hell, even staying in the top 10. If you can do that, you've got Lauri, Dunn, LaVine, and Portis to build around. With Nwaba being kept hopefully.
Trade off Niko, plus Lopez, Grant, and Holiday, if you can.
Leaves you with that group of 5, plus Felicio, unless you can unload his contract in one of the deals.
You'd have our own 1st, plus the Pelicans 2nd, plus any picks and players you've added to the mix.https://www.cbssports.com/nba/news/top- ... westbrook/
You'd need a rim protector and a 3, along with bench guys.
Again, I don't think we're a factor for the top end of the FA class myself. But, with our cap space, I'd love to try and pry Capela away from Houston. Which may be possible, with them needing to keep Paul and trying to nab Lebron.
I can see us going with a very young team and trying to let them grow together for a year or two, before they've got a shot at actually contending. Again, it'd take hitting on a top 5 pick and being smart with cap space. Plus the continued development of our current group.
I think that's a better play than holding onto Niko and trying to build with the 3 bigs shooting 3's as well as any other group out there. I can see the merit of trying to go that way, but I think taking assets for Niko and the higher pick is the best play for us.
If you can add Capela to Lauri, Dunn, LaVine, Portis, Nwaba, picks thru trades, and our own pick.....It'd give us something pretty damn fun to watch while they develop into a playoff team.....
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