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- Apr 28, 2008
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The AD trade sweepstakes is starting to heat up again.
what do YOU want as a fan? realistically and dreaming? is keeping hkm even worth it? it's clear you guys dont have what it takes to win with him.nolafan33 said:From my understanding outside of someone winning the lottery the Celtics can still offer the best package, but the biggest change comes David Griffin and the way he looks at the draft.
With Demps, the Pels would only accept Zion for AD. With Griffin, he prefers #2 (Morant) to Tatum, and he may even prefer the 3rd pick to Tatum. So it no longer would take a team winning the lottery.
I know Tatum, Smart, Kings pick, filler, and Clippers pick for AD has been agreed on. They talk about Jaylen Brown and the Grizzlies pick. Ainge says one, Griffin says both. So that should be interesting if it comes to it.
Griffin and company will also be personally meeting with AD between the 17th-21st in Chicago to try and get him to buy in and resign long term, so I guess thats still a possibility but I wouldnt expect it.
i like your idea. best way to deal with it.nolafan33 said:I think it would be interesting to see what they could do now that they finally have a real franchise. They were embarrassed by the way they were viewed in league circles and by the media. They went from the franchise with the least amount of resources in the league to at least something competitive. For example, the dude behind the Phoenix athletic training staff, often viewed as the best in the league, they just hired him away from Phoenix.
I guess best case is they somehow convince him to resign. At that point you have the hardest part figured out, and thats getting a player of ADs level. You also have another top 20-30 player locked up long term.
Me though, Im ready to move on. My dream scenario is someone lands the 1st or 2nd pick and its moved for AD, then you have Zion or Morant, plus more players and future picks, plus the Pels own pick which I think pre lottery is slotted at 7.
I will say Griffin likes Ingram, and Gentry supposedly likes Lonzo. So with the Lakers getting #4, it's more possible than it was an hour ago.bosoxlover12 said:• Knox+RJ
Theyre meeting in Chicago sometime in the next few days and the rumored most likely scenario is AD chooses to pick up his 20-21 option and plays out this season to see how the franchise functions and the resources it has. Then next summer he either signs the supermax or requests a trade, and at that point they wont fight him.Father Pugzo said:i loved how 15 minutes after the lotto it came out he still wanted out. like give the man some time lol