What’s New – May 23, 2018

NBA DRAFT UPDATE  FOR TEAMS PICKING 1-8  WITH 30 DAYS TO GO.

PHOENIX – GM HAS STATED HE WOULD CONSIDER A TRADE OF THE TOP PICK FOR AN ALL STAR ON A ROOKIE DEAL.  RUMOR IS KARL ANTHONY TOWNS COULD WANT A REUNION WITH HIS KENTUCKY TEAM MATE DEVIN BOOKER.  WOLVES WOULD TARGET AYTON TO REPLACE KAT.  WOLVES HAVE A SALARY CAP SITUATION WITH WIGGINS AND BUTLER MAKING MAX ALREADY.  TOWNS CAN STILL BE TRADED THIS SUMMER AND MAKE HIS 157 MIL OVER FIVE YEARS.  A TRADE WOULD LOGICALLY BE FOR MORE THAN THE ONE PICK.  I THINK THIS MOVE HAS A LEGIT CHANCE OF HAPPENING.

KINGS – MICHAEL PORTER JR. IS IN THE CONVERSATION HERE – HE IS MEETING WITH THE TEAM SOON..  DONCIC MAY TRY TO CONTROL WHERE HE ENDS UP.  IT WOULD BE KINGSY TO TAKE A FLYER ON MICHAEL PORTER JR.

HAWKS – THE GM TRIED TO GET A MEETING WITH DONCIC’S AGENT AND WAS GIVEN THE BRUSH OFF.  EARLIER MARVIN BAGLEY AND TRAE YOUNG WERE CONNECTED TO THE TEAM.  FINDING A HOME FOR SHODER ASAP IS A PRIORITY

GRIZZ –  MEMPHIS FANS ARE STILL SALTY THAT THEY TANKED THE SEASON AND FELL BACK TO THE FOUR PICK.  SOME GOOD BIGS ON THE TABLE IN THIS SPOT BUT GRIZZ FANS AND MANGEMENT APPARENTLY WANT TO WIN NOW.  THE GRIZZ DONT HAVE A PICK NEXT YEAR THAT GOES TO THE CELTICS.  COULD THE GRIZZ AND BULLS WORK A DEAL?  A LOT OF TALK ABOUT MIKAL BRIDGES BEING A PERFECT FIT IN MEMPHIS.  TRADE CHARTS SAY THE 4 PICK FOR 7 AND 22 IS A FAIR DEAL..  I SAY THE BULLS OWN THIS PICK ON DRAFT NIGHT.  MAYBE JJJ TO PAIR WITH MARKANEN OR DONCIC IF AVAILABLE.  MEMPHIS TAKES MIKAL AT SEVEN AND BRUNSON AT 22.

MAVS – MO BAMBA IS THE MOST FAVORED PICK OF DALLAS FANS.  THEY WANT A PICK AND ROLL PLAYER WHO CAN CATCH LOBS FROM JJ BAREA.  SOUNDS LIKE A LAYUP INSTEAD OF THE NONSENSE RUMOR THAT DEANDRE JORDAN IS GOING TO DALLAS.

MAGIC – ORLANDO DOESNT EVEN HAVE A HEAD COACH.  TRAE YOUNG SEEMS THE OBVIOUS PICK SINCE THEY GOT RID OF ELFRID PAYTON.SOME MINOR BUZZ STARTING WITH SEXTON.  MOST ON THE ORLANDO BEAT SAY THE MAGIC WILL GO POINT GUARD.

BULLS – CHICAGO FANS ALSO SEEM SALTY ABOUT GETTING THE SEVEN PICK AFTER WINNING A COIN TOSS FOR THE SIX SEED.  SACRAMENTO LOST THE TOSS BUT GOT THE TWO SEED ON PING PONG BALLS.  THEY TALK ABOUT A DEVELOPMENTAL BIG LIKE BAMBA WHO THEY ACKNOWLEDGE WONT BE THERE.   A GOOD NUMBER OF FANS WANT TO TAKE  A CHANCE ON MICHAEL PORTER JR.. WENDALL CARTER DOESNT GET MUCH LOVE.  JJJ HAS A STRONG ROOTING SECTION IN CHICAGO LAND.  ALSO MIKAL BRIDGES IS GETTING ATTENTION AT EIGHT.  REMEMBER THE BULLS ALSO HAVE PICK 22 TO USE IN A TRADE.  I SAY THE BULLS TRADE UP.

CAVS – FANS ARE TOO RAPPED UP IN THE PLAYOFFS TO CARE ABOUT AN EIGHT PICK THAT MAY END UP BEING TRADED TO PLACATE LEBRON.  REMEMBER LEBRON HAD KIND WORDS FOR TRAE YOUNG EARLIER THIS YEAR.  MILES BRIDGES HAS LEBRON’S BOY RICH PAUL AS HIS AGENT.  CAVS ARE A REAL WILDCARD IN THIS DRAFT.

MOCK 2.0 — WITH TRADES

  1. MINNEY FROM PHX – AYTON
  2. SAC – PORTER JR.
  3. HAWKS – BAGLEY
  4. BULLS FROM GRIZZ – DONCIC
  5. DALLAS – BAMBA
  6. MAGIC – TRAE YOUNG
  7. GRIZZ FROM BULLS – MIKAL
  8. CAVS – JJJ (TRADE?)
  9. KNICKS – MILES BRIDGES

What’s New – May 17, 2018

 

https://twitter.com/Enes_Kanter/status/996068846829293568

 

MOCK DRAFT VERSION 1.1

1. Suns — AYTON  – EVEN THO THEY HIRED DONCIC’S COACH CANT PASS UP THE ZONA BIG.
2. Kings — DONCIC  – VLADE DIVAC IS SERBIAN AND DONCIC’S FATHER IS SERBIAN.
3. Hawks — BAGLEY – EASY PICK
4. Grizzlies — JJJ  – CAN PLAY NEXT TO GASOL
5. Mavericks — BAMBA  – TEXAS PRODUCT
6. Magic — TRAE – AFTER THEY GOT RID OF ELFRID
7. Bulls — MIKAL – MOVES UP IN A SURPRISE
8. Cavaliers — PORTER – WOULD THE CAVS TRADE THE PICK TO KEEP LEBRON?
9. Knicks — MILES – SLOTS INTO THE FRONT COURT FOR THE NEXT 15 YEARS.
10. Sixers — WENDELL CARTER – CAN PLAY WITH EMBIID?
11. Hornets — SEXTON  – POINT GUARD AS INSURANCE
12. Clippers — KNOX – BPA CLIPS CAN WAIT ON THE UPSIDE
13. Clippers —  ZHAIRE – SOLID BACK COURT PLAYER