khmrP wrote:Savory Griddles wrote:Damian Necronamous wrote:Pau for Okafor and Phoenix's pick is too perfect of a deal for it not to happen. It's too perfect. If I were the Lakers, I'd even push for Washington's pick. Phoenix has enough young talent (Dragic, Bledsoe, Morris twins, Plumlee, Len) and is focused on getting talent for the here and now. They don't need any more mid first round picks.
Pau has had eight straight 20/9 games and has upped his FG% on the year to 46.5%. The time to trade him is most certainly NOW.
Getting two picks in this draft (Wiggins and Cauley-Stein?) is way more valuable for the Lakers in the long run than keeping Pau for another few years.
I had no idea this was the Okafor situation. It is waaaaaay too perfect and I'm wondering why it hasn't already been done. Pau would fit in perfectly with their style and they have a hole at center. They have 3 first rounders. Their highest pick would likely end up being around 17 or 18. Couple that with Okafor and the trade really benefits both teams.
techincally they could get 4 1st rd picks, Minn pick is only top 13 protected and if Minn cont. to hover .500 they'll most likely be picking outside of the top 13.
It might actually be better to get their 2015 pick since we don't have one. Then steal Bledsoe from them in the offseason, Gasol bolts to Memphis and that pick ends up being top 3. lol.