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    Default What's the best draft pick we could get for Foster?

    Outside of JO and Granger, Jeff is likely our most valuable trading piece. If we decide to hold onto JO, what do you think is the best draft pick we could hope to pick up if we dangle Foster out there? (Keep in mind that we would have to take back filler to make the salaries work).

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    Default Re: What's the best draft pick we could get for Foster?

    I'd like to think somewhere between say, 14 and 20.

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    Well, I'd like to think late-1st, but teams who trade those do so because they don't want more salary, and Jeff would cost more than a rookie.

    Possibly SA at #28, but besides that, I don't see it happening, unless UB gets hired as somebody's GM before the 28th.
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    The problem is that Jeff is valuable to contenders, and contenders have low draft picks.

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    Default Re: What's the best draft pick we could get for Foster?

    Foster would be more valuable in a trade. But, I would not trade him until we got a replacement for starting C....and Ike is not a C btw. Neither is Murphy.

    If we got Bynum, I would be open to dealing Foster because Ike, Murphy, Baston, etc. could fill the PF slot.

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    Default Re: What's the best draft pick we could get for Foster?

    I don't think Jeff would be nearly as valuable on the market - even a draft pick - than he is for us.
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    I don't think Jeff would be nearly as valuable on the market - even a draft pick - than he is for us.
    For what he is paid and the hard dirty work he does, we would be nuts to trade him. I say he retires a Pacer.

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    Default Re: What's the best draft pick we could get for Foster?

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    I'd like to think somewhere between say, 14 and 20.
    ...in the second round, you mean?

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    Default Re: What's the best draft pick we could get for Foster?

    There is no way Jeff Foster could land a first round draft pick.

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    Default Re: What's the best draft pick we could get for Foster?

    You don't trade Foster for a draft pick unless it's a person that can really help us now, and plays a role that means a lot more than that of Jeff's. If we're going to trade Jeff, I'd rather trade him for somebody that's already been in the league a year or two and has shown what he can do already. More than likely, if he is traded, he'd be the difference maker in the deal. But like FlavaDave said, teams most likely to want Jeff are contenders. I think anybody that's thinking that trading Jeff is a good idea should repeat that sentence a few times out loud.

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    Default Re: What's the best draft pick we could get for Foster?

    Foster would get you somewhere in the lower 20's I'd imagine. A top-4 rebounder, good defender, great hustle, great teammate. Those types are in high demands, what with the NBA being filled with selfish team cancers like Sheed Wallace, Ron Artest, and Stephen Jackson.

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    Default Re: What's the best draft pick we could get for Foster?

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    I'd like to think somewhere between say, 14 and 20.
    There is no way that Foster would have that kind of trade value. Maybe a late first round or second round pick.

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    ...in the second round, you mean?

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    New Jersey might want him, but #17 is a little too low for Foster. Considering we got Harrison at what, #29, I figure Jeff should be at least that good. I would say early second round, late first (25 up).

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    Default Re: What's the best draft pick we could get for Foster?

    There is nothing that is more over-valued this time of year than draft picks.

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    There is nothing that is more over-valued this time of year than draft picks.
    Agreed.

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    Default Re: What's the best draft pick we could get for Foster?

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    I was serious....

    the only way Jeff Foster nets you a late lottery pick is if you deal him to the Indiana Fever.

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    Default Re: What's the best draft pick we could get for Foster?

    I would guess the absolute highest pick would be 35th overall or something to that extent. A first-rounder is out of the question and I wouldn't even be surprised if teams weren't quick to pull the trigger on Foster even if the price was in the middle of the 2nd round.

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    Default Re: What's the best draft pick we could get for Foster?

    And what do you guys think a past-his-prime one-dimensional player is worth?

    Let's put it this way. Would you trade Danny Granger for Jeff Foster? Would you trade Shawne Williams? Whether you believe this draft is that good or not, the perception is there, and not just among fans. Nobody is going to give up a potentially really good player for Jeff, unless they're a contender who wants to not only win now, but has a need for a defender/rebounder who won't score.
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    Default Re: What's the best draft pick we could get for Foster?

    After the Spurs win the title, Foster's value will go up, especially out west. He gives Duncan more trouble than anyone else Ive ever seen. Duncan has said it himself.

    Edit: Phoenix at 24 sounds perfect, I bet they would love to get someone to slow Duncan down. I wouldnt want to trade Foster for the 24th, but it sounds reasonable.
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    Default Re: What's the best draft pick we could get for Foster?

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    After the Spurs win the title, Foster's value will go up, especially out west. He gives Duncan more trouble than anyone else Ive ever seen. Duncan has said it himself.
    ...you mean now that Duncan is finally in the finals, after years of flying under the radar in the west...

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    Default Re: What's the best draft pick we could get for Foster?

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    After the Spurs win the title, Foster's value will go up, especially out west. He gives Duncan more trouble than anyone else Ive ever seen. Duncan has said it himself.

    Edit: Phoenix at 24 sounds perfect, I bet they would love to get someone to slow Duncan down. I wouldnt want to trade Foster for the 24th, but it sounds reasonable.
    I agree with both of your statements. If the Suns want to add a big man that can defend Tim Duncan, but still run in their offense (I'm pretty sure Foster can run), they should get Jeff.

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    The problem is that Jeff is valuable to contenders, and contenders have low draft picks.
    There's always the fill-ins. Foster may be the only thing that a team not quite over the hump needs.
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    Default Re: What's the best draft pick we could get for Foster?

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    ...you mean now that Duncan is finally in the finals, after years of flying under the radar in the west...
    After the Suns finally realize that their run and gun style alone wont win them a championship. Besides SA, who else is standing in their way of winning a title? Dallas?

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    Default Re: What's the best draft pick we could get for Foster?

    Anyone who seriously doesn't think someone as useful as Jeff Foster could net a 1st rounder is either (A) Delusional, or (B) A Pistons homer still upset that his team got mauled by a mediocre Cavs team.

    Amazing rebounder, amazing hustler, great attitude, very good defender, fairly efficient scorer. He wont get you a lottery pick, obviously, but he's well worth a pick in the 20's.

    If I felt like it I could look up some past draft day trades and see what type of players fetch what number pick.
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