I was seriously considering punting FT% and grabbing D12 with the 5th pick. My main concern with that strategy is that my 2nd and 3rd round picks are #23 & #33 because it's a 14 team league. Landing Josh Smith @ 23 & Andre Igoudala @ 33 would be ideal, but if someone grabbed either before me, I'd be stuck reaching for lesser talent. I'd hate to be in a panic and grab Igoudala @ 23, then hope that Rondo is available at 33.
It COULD work, especially in a 10 or 12 team league... but having a rock-solid foundation that I'd get with the #2 pick gives me the flexibility to determine the identity of my team based on what bargains I find later in the draft.
I highly doubt that CP3 or Love would fall to #5. If I had the #4 pick, I'd stay put.
LBJ & KD have more playoff games (11 & 10) than D12 (9) also.
I've tried to negotiate up to 11th round pick for the giveback and was told NO DEAL. I'll keep trying, but I don't want to let the difference between #142 & #170 ruin my shot at LBJ or KD.
Thanks for your input. I've always wanted to punt around Dwight, but now this offer seems to good to refuse.
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