Originally Posted by tikay0
What you said is true, but you only make that type of trade for someone that is a complete player, that you can build your franchise around, or someone that can win you 10 extra games by themselves. Not for a younger Tyson Chandler.
I disagree completely.
There aren't many superstars (if any) in this draft and NBA types know that. It's a deep draft in terms of solid players. Ty Lawson or Joakim Noah type players. Legit starters, maybe borderline All-Stars. Aren't a whole lot of players available through trade that will net you 10 extra games by themselves. You're overvaluing the pick. You really are. If you're Charlotte, you minimize your risk with this trade. You know what you're getting and you know it makes your team better. Obviously, you also minimize your reward if #2 ends up being a great player, but you still guarantee that you don't get completely burned if that players is a bust (like Adam Morrison).