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Should this win tonight change Griffin’s thinking about trades tomorrow?

Posted on 2/8/24 at 12:01 am
Posted by Pels_Yaz
Member since Apr 2023
8341 posts
Posted on 2/8/24 at 12:01 am
Should we make a trade because we’re ready to contend now? Should they hold fort and see how far they can go? Obviously, you can’t force any trades but also may be time to cash in some of those draft picks as well. Really big win right before trade deadline makes for some interesting decisions for Griffin moving forward. It’ll be interesting to see what he does.
Posted by PrayingMantis
Member since Jul 2013
1142 posts
Posted on 2/8/24 at 12:04 am to
We shouldn’t make any trades unless it’s a no brainer trade. This is a good team. Just let the team gel and Willie continue to refine as a coach with the same guys
Posted by LouisianaJoseph
Denver
Member since Apr 2018
1390 posts
Posted on 2/8/24 at 12:05 am to
I'd be worried if one game made that big of an impact on trades.
Posted by fightingtigers98
Member since Oct 2011
13228 posts
Posted on 2/8/24 at 12:05 am to
No, not really. The two guys who seem to be moved potentially are Naji and JV, and the only other player who might get moved is Dyson if there’s a major move to be made.
Posted by Pels_Yaz
Member since Apr 2023
8341 posts
Posted on 2/8/24 at 12:07 am to
I don’t totally disagree with that. It’s not an easy call but maybe just let it ride. You have to judge the whole season but the team has probably overall looked great the past few games.
Posted by Pels_Yaz
Member since Apr 2023
8341 posts
Posted on 2/8/24 at 12:09 am to
quote:

I'd be worried if one game made that big of an impact on trades.


Obviously you judge the season thats been played but this wasn’t a small game. Games like this can be determining factors in what to expect for this season and I do think recency bias always plays a part in these type of decisions.
Posted by Balsamic_duck
Member since Jun 2017
3048 posts
Posted on 2/8/24 at 2:23 am to
Nope.

Move Naji.

Move JV if you can get a center upgrade.

The rest can stay for now.
Posted by BowDownToLSU
Livingston louisiana
Member since Feb 2010
19211 posts
Posted on 2/8/24 at 4:47 am to
I don’t think anyone that’s available moves the needle that much. I’d hate to mess up the chemistry that these guys seem to have
Posted by DLBalla
Member since Jul 2018
170 posts
Posted on 2/8/24 at 5:10 am to
Yes, they just proved they can beat a WCF team, let's go for it this year while still staying under the tax. With no real Center upgrades available now (Turner, Allen, WCJ, Okongwu off the board)-- go make the good, pick-based offer to get Caruso and Drummond.

JV, Naji, (EJ), 2 lightly protected 1sts
for
Caruso, Drummond

JV can be rerouted to a 3rd team (Sixers, Spurs, Knicks?) for a 2nd or two to Bulls.

Pels embrace the small-ball switchability, adding another high-IQ, elite perimeter defender who can shoot and playmake. Drummond can start as ahort minute big body rebounder, with Nance continuing his role as switchable big for closing lineups, with more time with Zion at Center lineups.

Drummond/ Nance/ Zeller/ Karlo
Zion/ Trey
Ingram/
Herb/ Caruso/ Hawkins
CJ/ Dyson/ Jose
This post was edited on 2/8/24 at 5:11 am
Posted by TigerinATL
Member since Feb 2005
61432 posts
Posted on 2/8/24 at 6:03 am to
quote:

Should this win tonight change Griffin’s thinking about trades tomorrow?


They did 2 very interesting things last night that should make Griff want to see more.

1) Zion and BI were some of the more active Pels on defense last night. He may have had better games, but I'm not sure I've ever seen Zion that engaged on defense.

2) With JV out they played a decent amount of time with no center, not even Larry, and they did ok.

An interesting story from the ESPN broadcast is they said BI has started having his personal chef travel with him for road games. BI, if you get $50 million a year from the Pels, you need to spend some of that bringing Zion's chef along too.
This post was edited on 2/8/24 at 6:08 am
Posted by TeddyPadillac
Member since Dec 2010
25367 posts
Posted on 2/8/24 at 6:53 am to
quote:

JV, Naji, (EJ), 2 lightly protected 1sts for Caruso, Drummond


We would need to be the team getting the firsts for me to even consider that.
Your proposal would be a belly laugh no
This post was edited on 2/8/24 at 6:54 am
Posted by Sheep
Neither here nor there
Member since Jun 2007
19478 posts
Posted on 2/8/24 at 6:59 am to
quote:

Drummond


:rubs eyes:

What year is it?
Posted by Epic Cajun
Lafayette, LA
Member since Feb 2013
32344 posts
Posted on 2/8/24 at 7:42 am to
Griff doesn’t strike me as a stupid person, making long term decisions based upon a single game would be stupid.
Posted by lunchbox0479
Member since Dec 2022
114 posts
Posted on 2/8/24 at 8:39 am to
I say sell the team and move them to a different city. Won't have to worry about it. NBA sucks now anyway. Get a MLB team.
Posted by Townedrunkard
Member since Jan 2019
8663 posts
Posted on 2/8/24 at 8:55 am to
quote:

JV, Naji, (EJ), 2 lightly protected 1sts for Caruso, Drummond


Wtf? Lol
Posted by shel311
McKinney, Texas
Member since Aug 2004
110576 posts
Posted on 2/8/24 at 9:36 am to
quote:

We would need to be the team getting the firsts for me to even consider that.


Caruso has more trade value than Val, by a lot too.

And none of the other guys really move the needle. Now maybe the deal as it is just doesn't make sense for us(it doesn't), but there's no way they would have to add more to what is essentially a JV for Caruso deal since Val's value isn't close to Caruso.
This post was edited on 2/8/24 at 9:37 am
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