- May 4, 2019
Some of the hand-wringing on Twitter about losing the No. 16 pick is comical. Yes, that pick could turn out to be the next Giannis. But more likely it'll be at best a rotation player and could well be something less than that.It's kind of an obvious trade to make - many people on this board have been talking about this possibility for a while now. Sucks that they had to staple a first-rounder to Kemba to get rid of him but it's definitely the case that they are better off trading this year's #16 as opposed to, say, some future protected first-rounder when we have much less visibility into what the team's needs will be at that point. So I don't know if it's a "good" trade, per se, but it was probably a necessary one.
If Romeo and Nesmith turn out to be keepers, the C's will be fine.