- Dec 24, 2002
Look, it appears that we aren't going to agree on this topic which is fine.Who are these mysterious “good young players”? LA doesn’t have them. I guess Siakam and Anunoby are OK. But that’s a much harder sell than Jaylen+. Especially given that the picks would be in the 28-30 range.
If you are saying that the Celtics can offer a superior "package" to, say what the Lakers can offer, I agree. However that doesn't mean that the terms that New Orleans will demand won't change from one trade partner to another. The Lakers will undoubtedly offer some combination or all of Ball, Kuzma and Ingram - perhaps even Hart.
As much as you may want to dismiss that sort of deal, its not horrible for the Pelicans front office who is looking to save their jobs. Kuzma gets lot of flak around here but most offensive stats grade him higher than Brown. The C's picks are hugely valuable too but if Demps is worried about now, he may not value them the way others do.
In the end, I think the C's will have to part with Tatum in order to get Davis (if it gets that far) and others do not. I would simply say that transactional experience suggests that trade partners shift their demands not based on pure overall value but what they want/need from each party.