View Full Version : Post-lottery trade with Nets

12-19-2009, 03:02 PM
I might have stolen this idea from someone, but it seems like a moderately likely scenario.

This assumes that the Nets get the #1 pick and want John Wall.

Pacers get:

Devin Harris

Nets get:

Pacers 1st round pick (7-10, I'm guessing)
TJ Ford

Nets why: They get the best player in the draft and don't have to worry about him duplicating the best player on their roster. They get cap relief in 2011 which they'll like if they're able to land a 2010 free agent. They also can pick up a scoring wing or an athletic PF (both of which they sorely need).

Pacers why: With Granger and Harris, you can win in 2010 and still have enough expirings (Murphy, Dunleavy, Foster) to trade for another high level player or get significant cap space in the offseason. Harris is light years better than any PG in this draft outside of John Wall. Harris also has a very nice longterm deal for a borderline all-star PG.

12-19-2009, 05:30 PM
Devin is an All Star. If we could get him for that, I'd be satisfied.

But I also know that we'd be giving up a draft pick that could land Ed Davis.

We need a post presence to deal with the Amares and Zach Randolphs of the league, but PG is also the most important position, which needs to be addressed, if possible, for the long-term.

12-19-2009, 08:16 PM
Oh, how awful this experiment would end up going. This entire board would turn on Harris before Thanksgiving. In his only all-star season he averaged 21 points (on 43% shooting), and seven assists (playing with Vince Carter, and Brook Lopez). He has absolutely no range. He totally doesn't fit what we do. Actually, he doesn't fit what we do for the exact same reason T.J. doesn't fit what we do. They are actually very similar players, though, Harris does get the nod on the defensive end. I see him shooting about 40% and averaging about 4 assists per game on this team. No way would I do this trade.

12-22-2009, 08:39 AM
I'm skeptical. I'm not sold on Devin Harris. Plus he's got injury tendencies. True he's an upgrade over our current points, but I have the same general feel about this one as I have about the Felton one. Neither guys is proven in my mind and I think Felton may be closer to traditional PG skills.

12-23-2009, 02:24 PM
I'd rather keep the pick than trade for Harris.