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ClipperBEAST
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"Reports surfacing that the Clippers are willing to deal 22 year old Eric Bledsoe in exchange for a lottery pick, interested in Dion Waiters"

That was from Legion Sports on Twitter. I hope we don't do this. Bled > Waiters

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If we're going to trade him, we can do a lot better.

I just don't see us letting him go for a pick when his stock is so high. I'd hate to see him go, but I can see the logic in it.

Only for a real player... you listening, 3-headed GM?

tense2
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Maybe Neil wants him in Portland as this site has him going to the Blazers @ the 11 pick, lol.

http://www.nba-draft.com/2012MockDraftRound1.html

Clippersfan86
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Wow... if we trade Bledsoe for an unknown rookie.. I'm gonna be PISSED.

Clippersfan86
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CP3 will be pissed too.

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Aldridge has him as 4th among SG's and a mid-late 1st round pick.

Bledsoe is considered an absolute steal as a mid-late 1st round pick... a gamble like that would be idiotic.

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Eric Beldsoe for the 2nd pick or just don't trade him especially for waiters. Beal or no Deal

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Well played.

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His stock is skyrocketing like Paul George a couple years ago.

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Waiters one of the few guys in the draft that could be an elite scorer. He's No. 8 on our Big Board

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By the way he already got a promise from some lottery team fyi

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I'd Rather Have Austin Rivers > Waiters... Rivers is gonna be the kind of player to take over a game offensively.. trust me

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If the Clips see that much potential in him, the smart thing to do is let the lottery team pick him up, then trade Bled for him along with other assets (a big who can shoot?)... maybe we can fob them off with Gomes as part of the deal.

Clipperfn4lf
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Nah Dion is going to be better. Austin is going to be a scoring punch off the bench similar to a Ben Gordon IMO

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I wouldn't trade Bledsoe to for any draft pick besides the 1st overall pick and that won't happen..

Keep bledsoe and if we do trade him make sure Billups is coming back to the team.

I thought of the idea of us trading Bledsoe for Gortat. He's a great big man plus who knows where Nash is gonna play for next year

Someone like Bledsoe would be great for there franchise. As would Gortat for the Clippers.!

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Lets see, he's short at 6'3" 1/3 in shoes, doesn't have a dominant FG% in college, and has a very poor RASB. That spells FAIL. This guy isn't fighting to win. Why the heck would the Clippers want this? To replace Randy Foye on the cheap?

Clippersfan86
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I'd do Bledsoe for Gortat but then we would have to move DJ...

tense2
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Hope Jae Crowder falls to us by luck @ 53. I like him a lot.

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I didn't folow the college game enough this year, but Bledsoe was our best player in the post season. I would not trade him for anyone who's not a top teir player in the NBA already

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No to Waiters. Yes to Jeremy Lamb though

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Waiters is a marginal talent, who is not even certain to make it in the NBA. You don't trade Bledsoe for him. I've seen mocks that have Waiters in the second round.

I've seen Waiters play at least a dozen times. He is not someone you trade Bledsoe for. He's heavy for a guard and not especially quick and a marginal shooter... He is tough and a good competitor though... He's just not a lock for an NBA career. I can't believe there is any truth here.

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Noooooooooooooooooooo!! Bledseo shouldn't be traded for anything less then Beal or Barnes.

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We dont even have a GM...how are any draft considerations even being made? Andy roeser knows nothing about bball other than financing. Wouldnt put too much into this.

ClipperBEAST
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No Jeremy Lamb?

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ClipperBEAST wrote:
Bingoooo wrote:
Noooooooooooooooooooo!! Bledseo shouldn't be traded for anything less then Beal or Barnes.

No Jeremy Lamb?

I don't want to watch is miserable expression every day.

ekker3
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face palm.

the guy finally shows he's a SUPERB talent and now there's talk of trading him for a draft pick? my god this better not even be a rumor.

i just had a randy woods flashback.

Jerediscool
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hahahaha its not a rumor, there have been no talks of the clippers moving anywhere in the draft nor have there been talks that were interested in him

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Spot on analysis in my book, Waiters is a second rounder. You don't trade away quickness in the NBA it destroys defense; Bledsoe has a wealth of it and Waiters does not.

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Legion Sports- never heard of this news source. Sounds bogus and far-fetched to me. I wouldn't trade Bledsoe for anyone except maybe the top 2 pick.

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im tired of the whole lets trade bledsoe for this pick or that pick. if anything we should buy a first rd pick. bledsoe is a stud. in this draft i believe he would be the 2nd pick right after davis. so it doesnt make sense to even consider any scenario where bledsoe is traded for a lottery pick. like several people have said if ebled is traded for a top tier nba talent then it would be easier to swallow but not for an unproven lottery pick. bledsoe already proved his worth in the nba and still has tons of upside to grow and become an impact player in the league.

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Agree. Wink

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I would agree to trade Bledsoe in a package deal with the Hornets since they are shopping our pick and Ariza. I think Ariza and the pick for Bledsoe and Gomes would be somewhat solid trade, plus they wanted Bledsoe anyways. I would then try to move even higher by offering our trade exception and the 10th pick to the Raptors for the 8th and select Damian Lillard or even Beal if he drops a bit.

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Who the hell in the front office is looking to trade Bledsoe for Dion Waiters?

That is the dumbest thing I've read all year

If you're trading Bledsoe then a really nice player better be coming back not just a late lottery pick

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Not sure where this jack ass got that info but its complete bs. Dion Waiters isnt even at the combine because a team has already told him they will draft him and its not us. Dont read to much into this. The only way we would trade bledsoe is to get into the top 5 and waiters is no top 5 player

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would actually work out good for both teams. Kemba Walker isnt a real PG and DJ Augustin has seem to really fall out of favor. That would really allow Bledsoe to flourish.

I love his game but it would be hard not to pull the trigger for a potential star. Its just a question of what else they would need.

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"Sources" say that PHX is that team

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I hear the Bobcats are indeed very interested in moving the pick, but they want a lower pick in return. If we are to get the second we might need to involve another team somehow or just make them an offer they can't refuse (taking some of their shitty players with the pick - Diop or Thomas). I would love the second pick, because there is a guy there, who can fill a need and is actually reliable - Michael Kidd-Gilchrist that is.

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That is very interesting. I wonder how far we'd go to get the 2nd pick in this draft.

If we proposed Mo Williams for Tyrus Thomas + the pick. They'd probably do it. Even though they could amnesty that guy and keep the pick, the ownership group just doesn't have a lot money and they may not be able to afford to make moves that just throw 20mil away.

It's a big risk financially but Thomas could very well find an identity and play up to his potential if he got to another team...And the 2nd pick could very well be a future superstar in this league.

Would you do it?

hoopfanjd31
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I don't put much stock in this "rumor." I seem to recall Pincus tweeting right after the lottery that it was very unlikely the Clippers would move Bledsoe for a pick. Maybe the #2 pick would do it, but I doubt any pick lower than that would.

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Bledsoe is not going anywhere. There's no one in the draft I would trade Bledsoe for. Only players I'd trade Bledsoe for that is still in their rookie deals are James Harden and maybe Steph Curry (if healthy).

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WOW, some of you guys are really overvaluing Bledsoe. I love the guy, but if we can get a top 5 pick for me...of course you do it. But for some people to say you wouldn't even trade him for Anthony Davis? Really? I like Beal and Lamb and would definitely pull the trigger for either guy. The question is, would the other team be willing to trade a guy on a 4yr rookie deal for 2yrs of Eric Bledsoe before they have to extend him?

Legion Sports also tweeted they think Dion Waiters makes sense for us. Not sure I agree, but at least it's not a biased opinion.

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You wouldn't him trade for the top pick...NO wouldn't do it anyway, but come on now, lol.

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Sometime, it will be more comfortable if Neil remain here. At least we know Bledsoe stay here. I don't trust Donald or Andy in their moves. Its seem Andy is a yes man to me.

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I am more inclined to think Bledsoe will be moved as the contract issue is also important. If he improves a bit more, he will require a solid contract and I doubt we will be giving him anything if CP3 stays with us! I'd say - try and get a TOP 5 pick for him with the vision of drafting a SG/SF.

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Bledsoe for Gortat is a bad trade.....I recall hearing Ralph Lawler talk about how Gortat's stats were 100 times better when he is on the floor with Nash.... no Nash for Gortat = mediocre play... Bledsoe is not mediocre...Keep Bledsoe and plz delete this silly thread Smile

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tense2 wrote:
clippermitch wrote:
Bledsoe is not going anywhere. There's no one in the draft I would trade Bledsoe for. Only players I'd trade Bledsoe for that is still in their rookie deals are James Harden and maybe Steph Curry (if healthy).

You wouldn't him trade for the top pick...NO wouldn't do it anyway, but come on now, lol.

Probably not. I see Anthony Davis as a mix of Camby/DJ so he won't make the same impact as Bledsoe. Bledsoe is a proven player and he's awesome defensively.

If CP3 walks, I'm not saying Bledsoe can fill in without a hitch but the PG spot wouldn't be an issue.

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I'm not saying we should trade Bledsoe for him, but don't you think if Nash can make Gortat a pretty good center, CP could too? Between CP and all the attention Griffin gets, I think Gortat would be a great addition to this team. But I wouldn't trade Bledsoe for him. DJ, on the other hand, I would easily swap for Gortat.

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TheDude wrote:
botev1921 wrote:
I hear the Bobcats are indeed very interested in moving the pick, but they want a lower pick in return. If we are to get the second we might need to involve another team somehow or just make them an offer they can't refuse (taking some of their shitty players with the pick - Diop or Thomas). I would love the second pick, because there is a guy there, who can fill a need and is actually reliable - Michael Kidd-Gilchrist that is.

That is very interesting. I wonder how far we'd go to get the 2nd pick in this draft.

If we proposed Mo Williams for Tyrus Thomas + the pick. They'd probably do it. Even though they could amnesty that guy and keep the pick, the ownership group just doesn't have a lot money and they may not be able to afford to make moves that just throw 20mil away.

It's a big risk financially but Thomas could very well find an identity and play up to his potential if he got to another team...And the 2nd pick could very well be a future superstar in this league.

Would you do it?

if u sweeten the deal by adding a future first+mo for thomas and the second pick, then thats a deal id make in a heartbeat. but im sure they would want bledsoe in the deal as well. people need to see that bledsoe is a valuable piece to our considering hes extremely talented and is cheap right now. plus he is a true backup pg, not an undersized combo guard like mo.

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clippermitch wrote:
tense2 wrote:
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Bledsoe is not going anywhere. There's no one in the draft I would trade Bledsoe for. Only players I'd trade Bledsoe for that is still in their rookie deals are James Harden and maybe Steph Curry (if healthy).

You wouldn't him trade for the top pick...NO wouldn't do it anyway, but come on now, lol.

Probably not. I see Anthony Davis as a mix of Camby/DJ so he won't make the same impact as Bledsoe. Bledsoe is a proven player and he's awesome defensively.

If CP3 walks, I'm not saying Bledsoe can fill in without a hitch but the PG spot wouldn't be an issue.

Boy your sailing that ship all by yourself I'm afraid. A few good games does not make Bledsole a "proven" (whatever that means) player IMO.

But to each he own I guess.

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I dont want a guy that we are going to sit for a year or two. If we are going to draft someone it has to be someone we believe can contribute right away

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I'm going to make a bet with all you in this website, that Dion Waiters will be the second coming of Dwayne Wade. He is very underrated and he attacks the rim relentlessly. 6''4 and strong. Dion Waiters will be in the running for Rookie of the Year.

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