Props to the Golden State Currys! With the Warriors crowned the 14-15 NBA champs, it’s now “officially” the offseason, and Slim and I are pumped for the moves ahead! We chat impacts on the upcoming season from the Finals including Kyrie Irving‘s injury, go over a few early NBA trades and coaching changes, take one last look at the NBA draft with some risers and fallers, then wrap up the show with what we’ve been watching at the movies and on TV.
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Sup fellas. What do you guys think about Mudiay vs. Payne in a dynasty? Someone is trying to trade up to my 5th pick (hoping Mudiay) for their 8th pick (then I’d probably grab C.Payne). I’ll probably ask for either J.Henson or M.Smart as compensation for trading down. Is that something you guys would do, or should I stick with Mudiay since he probably has the highest ceiling? Thanks.
@Drez: Idk man. I like Cameron Payne A LOT, but look where he’s likely to be drafted. All the teams between 13-16 already have PG’s, so I think he is unlikely to get serious minutes within the next year or two barring an injury or trade. No matter how I slice it, I see Payne winding up in a situation like Dennis Schroeder. Man its so tough to evaluate Mudiay though. I think most of the hype around him stems from the fact that his size and athleticism are off the charts.
He did good in the CBA, but I’d take that with a grain of salt because the competition there really isn’t that good (trust me I’ve gone to a couple games in Shanghai).. On another note, I heard Marbury lit him up for 38 points(!?) which makes me seriously question the defensive potential people see in him… The highlights I’ve seen gives me the impression that he is another freak athlete that needs a lot of time to polish his game.
He has a real ugly shot and makes a lot of poor decisions that lead to careless turnovers. Being ineligible from NCAA play and then suffering a nearly season ending injury in the CBA certainly hasn’t helped his development. Some may disagree with me, but I think he becomes a project. At the very least, I see MCW-level TO’s in his future if he starts for the Knicks/Nuggs right away. Smart on the other hand, has a secure role as the Celtics’ starting PG, also has a high ceiling, and is likely three years further into his development. Mudiay might have a higher ceiling, but I’d probably take that “downgrade” of a trade based on the safety factor alone.
@Drez: Yeah, I agree with @Ryan: it’s so hard to answer without knowing what teams they’re going to. Payne seems to be the buzziest guy outside the top 5.
I think one for one I’m barely leaning Mudiay in dynasty, but with Smart I def like pairing him and Payne for a better side of the deal.
Pumped for Thursday!
I hope that Bledsoe for NY’s 4th pick is true… LOL
@Dante Green: Hah, I think the Suns covet him too much I’d doubt they’d do that haha
@JB Gilpin: haha yea.. I mean I like Bledsoe, I defended him all thru out last season when suns’ fan were ganging up on him, saying he should’ve been the one who got traded instead of Dragic. LOL And now we got Knight, and we suns fans are gonna witness that stupid 2-PG system again next season! Ugh… It’s just that in my opinion I’d rather have Knight stay! If the Knicks aren’t so high on the available rookies in their 4th pick then give it to us for Bledsoe!
@Dante Green: Yeah I think the Knicks like the bargaining power of the pick too, but we’ll see what they end up doing. I think Knight is a better fit than Dragic though, he’s closer to a legit 2 that “can” play backup PG as well
@JB Gilpin: yea I have to agree! Man, your thoughts on Covington? He had a very nice brief run where he showed he could be a threat from beyond the arc and can be a steals specialist too… Until his coach decided to give his minutes to JRich instead! How many mins do u think he’ll average this upcoming season?
@Dante Green: Hahaha yeah I forgot Jason Richardson stole a bunch of those minutes… I dunno man, I think he “should” be at 34, but I’ll lean 30 since if Embiid missed the year, they might tank yet another season until everyone is ready to try haha
@JB Gilpin: BAHAHA that cracked me up, yea might tank yet another season! Jesus christ, Sixers… Lol. Thanks man!
@Dante Green: Haha any time man!