Rooscooter wrote:khmrP wrote:Rooscooter wrote:Not much of a rumor.... Rumors of trading Pau are not news.... haven't been for 2 years now.
I like the idea of getting younger and using Pau to do it but how many lottery teams want or could use Pau? My guess is that if we do trade him it will be to a team that is a player or two away from contention that needs a guy like him to complete their team.... not a lottery team in need of rebuilding. Expiring contracts don't mean much when you have to give up lottery picks to get them.
there are a few team in contention that do have lottery picks, OKC being one as they own Tor pick. While Clev isn't in cont to be true contenders they are 1 or 2 player away from playoff contention, not saying they'd trade their lottery pick but they have several 1st rd picks beside's their own.
That would have to be the only way we'd get a lottery pick for Pau unless the execs on "Lottery Teams" have had their TV turned off for the last 2 years.
Pau and Nash seem to have some value to teams on the cusp. Veteran leadership and experience.... they are no longer a centerpiece that a team can build around.
I still think Pau may have the most value to Minn with the Spanish market angle. Rubio and Pau together may be worth more to the bottom line in Minn than in the standings.
Weezy wrote:I believe the Spanish market refers to people in Spain. Just like having Yao and Lin gets you a lot of people in China as fans, having both Rubio and Pau would sell a lot of T-Wolves jerseys to people in Spain. Plus Spanish people that support Pau and Rubio here in the US as well (and Spanish NBA fans everywhere else in the world as well). The Spanish market doesn't need to be in Minnesota to matter these days.
JGC wrote:Weezy wrote:I believe the Spanish market refers to people in Spain. Just like having Yao and Lin gets you a lot of people in China as fans, having both Rubio and Pau would sell a lot of T-Wolves jerseys to people in Spain. Plus Spanish people that support Pau and Rubio here in the US as well (and Spanish NBA fans everywhere else in the world as well). The Spanish market doesn't need to be in Minnesota to matter these days.
Yeah I'm not saying it wouldn't do anything, I'm saying I really don't think it would do enough, to move the needle, to warrant such a transaction.
Oh and I'm not sure I'd agree it doesn't matter from where you plan to capture the Spanish market. I'd be willing to bet you'd get a lot more bang for the buck if you put a couple of big name Spanish players in say, LA rather than Minneapolis and I don't think I'm going out on a limb by saying that either.
Yao and Lin work in Houston because they overindex for Asian demographic relative to the rest of Texas (and the U.S.). Put Yao in Milwaukee and he wouldn't get the same draw. Not like he'd fall in to obscurity of course, but you put a guy who resonates with a certain group, in a city that resonates with that same group, and you're going to get a lot, lot more.
Rooscooter wrote:^^ revenue from the Spanish Market was up 120% the year after last year and I believe Rubio Jerseys are the second leading seller outside the US. Minn games are available on Spanish cable as well I believe.
I read in the Journal that the Spanish speaking market for the NBA is the largest revenue source out side the US now that Yao has moved on.
It has little to do with Hispanics in this country.
The Laker Link wrote:Trey Burke, Nerlens Noel, or Cody Zeller? Any one of them worth moving up in the Lottery for?
Victor Oladipo? Shabazz Muhammad? Tim Hardaway Jr?
Those were the only people I ever heard good things about based on game and skills and what not. I might be interested in any of them, I would just hope that if this is the plan, there would be more coming. Like that Pelicans deal someone suggested with Eric Gordon. That would be nice. We tried to send Pau there once, why not try it again?
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RT @idude14: You think Pau will be traded for a 1st round pick? And in the top 10? ---> I do not.
Pig Miller wrote:i'd rather roll the dice on trying to get a legit star in the 2014 FA class than be a 1st or 2nd round exit team for several more years because we're cap strapped