Embiid to Boston in Draft Day Shocker?

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    Embiid to Boston in Draft Day Shocker?

    If Embiid slips past Cleveland, which I believe is likely, he could fall all the way to #6.
    However, either Phil, Orlando or Utah could draft him at 3-5 solely to trade him and maximize player value and fill multiple positions of need.


    Here is how I see the draft going down:


    1. Cleveland could use a Center, but after their #1 lackluster pick last year (Bennett), they may not want to take a gamble on Embiid. Deng (SF) and Hawes (C) will be FA. They could either 1. take Embiid and continue to delay their rebuild, or more likely 2. take Wiggins as a box office draw and trade Deng and Bennett for other assets or 3. draft and trade Embiid to get reliable value.
    Cleveland drafts Wiggins.


    2. The Bucks are deep at C with Sanders, Pachulia, Udoh, Henson and Rad+ all on cheap contracts and they need help almost everywhere else, especially at SF.
    Mil picks Parker.


    3. Phil obtained Noel as their future center last draft. He's fully recovered from injury and has impressed. Phil needs a SF and especially SG to build a solid backcourt with Willimas.
    Phil drafts Exum


    4. Now Orlando is pooping their pants with Embiid still on the board. However they are reasonably set at C with Vucevic who still has upside but they desperately need a PG and a PF. Randle fits best here but in a shocker
    Orlando drafts Embidd
    and trades Embiid to the Celtics for PG Rondo and the #17 pick in 2014. (various players included)


    5. Utah picks Randle


    6. Boston picks Smart


    Boston's rebuild set at PG, PF. and Center with - Smart / Sully - Oly / Embiid 


    SG and SF and bench strengthened through additional trades, FA and next two drafts.


    Elite again in 2017-2018 and a Championship again 2018-2019 !!


     

     
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    Re: Embiid to Boston in Draft Day Shocker?

    Then we will be a bad lottery team again next year, ala philly of this season?

     
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    Re: Embiid to Boston in Draft Day Shocker?

    Posted this in another thread, but it belongs here:

     

    He could really fall to the Celtics at number 6. There is a lot of worry about this kind of injury, and, ignoring the hype, I'm not sure one season at Kansas averaging 11 pts and 8 rebounds justifies the risk of taking him within the top 5 when so many other good players are available. Will Danny take him at 6? My guess is yes.

     
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    Re: Embiid to Boston in Draft Day Shocker?

    In response to Fiercy's comment:

    In response to scubber's comment:

    Then we will be a bad lottery team again next year, ala philly of this season?



    And a shot at getting a top 3 pick.




    That won't make the win now crowd very happy.

     
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    Re: Embiid to Boston in Draft Day Shocker?

    In response to Eldunker's comment:

    If Embiid slips past Cleveland, which I believe is likely, he could fall all the way to #6.
    However, either Phil, Orlando or Utah could draft him at 3-5 solely to trade him and maximize player value and fill multiple positions of need.

     

    Here is how I see the draft going down:

     

    1. Cleveland could use a Center, but after their #1 lackluster pick last year (Bennett), they may not want to take a gamble on Embiid. Deng (SF) and Hawes (C) will be FA. They could either 1. take Embiid and continue to delay their rebuild, or more likely 2. take Wiggins as a box office draw and trade Deng and Bennett for other assets or 3. draft and trade Embiid to get reliable value.
    Cleveland drafts Wiggins.

     

    2. The Bucks are deep at C with Sanders, Pachulia, Udoh, Henson and Rad+ all on cheap contracts and they need help almost everywhere else, especially at SF.
    Mil picks Parker.

     

    3. Phil obtained Noel as their future center last draft. He's fully recovered from injury and has impressed. Phil needs a SF and especially SG to build a solid backcourt with Willimas.
    Phil drafts Exum

     

    4. Now Orlando is pooping their pants with Embiid still on the board. However they are reasonably set at C with Vucevic who still has upside but they desperately need a PG and a PF. Randle fits best here but in a shocker
    Orlando drafts Embidd
    and trades Embiid to the Celtics for PG Rondo and the #17 pick in 2014. (various players included)

     

    5. Utah picks Randle

     

    6. Boston picks Smart

     

    Boston's rebuild set at PG, PF. and Center with - Smart / Sully - Oly / Embiid 

     

    SG and SF and bench strengthened through additional trades, FA and next two drafts.

     

    Elite again in 2017-2018 and a Championship again 2018-2019 !!

     

     




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    Why doesn't ORL just pick Smart?  He will be there, and they need a PG.

    They also have the 12th pick, and are rumored to be after "my" guy in Payton.........I can't see this trade happening, but keep the ideas coming!

     

     
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    Re: Embiid to Boston in Draft Day Shocker?

    I wouldn't do this deal. Trade Rondo and #17 to move up 2 spots...no way.

     
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    Re: Embiid to Boston in Draft Day Shocker?

    In response to BirdLewsBias' comment:

    I wouldn't do this deal. Trade Rondo and #17 to move up 2 spots...no way.




    Not exactly, the trade is #17 and Rondo for #4 pick, we still keep #6 pick in this scenario. (Not saying this will likely happen.)

     
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    Re: Embiid to Boston in Draft Day Shocker?

    For Rondo straight up no 17th pick for an invalid

     
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    Re: Embiid to Boston in Draft Day Shocker?

    Trade Rondo for Hayward and keep the pick.

     
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    Re: Embiid to Boston in Draft Day Shocker?

    In response to chris33's comment:

    Trade Rondo for Hayward and keep the pick.




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    I would do that in a second!

     

     
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    Re: Embiid to Boston in Draft Day Shocker?

    Need a pick too, from th Jazz

     
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    Re: Embiid to Boston in Draft Day Shocker?

    In response to scubber's comment:

    Then we will be a bad lottery team again next year, ala philly of this season?



    there is no magic pill.  we are going to be bad for a few years. 

    blowing a high draft pick on an injury machine is only going to make this worse

    oden, bynum are the current examples of why you don't draft big men with injuries

    who are the positive examples of 5's who have OVERCOME early injury history to become reliable 82 game a year guys?  can't think of any, most especially who started with OFF SEASON STRESS FRACTURES TO THE FEET???

     

     
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    Re: Embiid to Boston in Draft Day Shocker?

    In response to aciemvp's comment:

    In response to scubber's comment:

    Then we will be a bad lottery team again next year, ala philly of this season?



    there is no magic pill.  we are going to be bad for a few years. 

    blowing a high draft pick on an injury machine is only going to make this worse

    oden, bynum are the current examples of why you don't draft big men with injuries

    who are the positive examples of 5's who have OVERCOME early injury history to become reliable 82 game a year guys?  can't think of any, most especially who started with OFF SEASON STRESS FRACTURES TO THE FEET???

     



    I am with you.  This seems too risky to me at 6.  But then Sherrod Blakely said that his inside source is saying not only they want to pick him if he drops, they would be also willing to move up to get him.  I thought how about carefully examine him after the surgery first before saying something like that.

     
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    Re: Embiid to Boston in Draft Day Shocker?

    i read the kings like rondo...but i don't know if there is a match?..i'd take the 8th pick and??????

     
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