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06-11-2008, 06:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Johnny Drama View Post
Vancouver probably wants a player that can step it right now and contribute offensively for that 10th pick. That trade would not do them any good.
You're probably right. But this might be one of those drafts for Vancouver in which they really like a player who is projected to be a late 1st rounder or early 2nd rounder. Instead of going off the board at 10th overall, they could trade down and get a player for free.

It's hard to say whether Maxwell and the 25th would be worth it for Vancouver. It's basically the 25th overall and a 2nd round pick who's a year or two closer to maybe making the kind of impact that you hope a 2nd round pick will make. I wouldn't do it, but maybe Vancouver really likes him as a prospect.

Still, you'd think there would be a better offer out there. But to argue from the other hand once more, the 10th overall can be a bit of a hard pick to deal. It's a good pick, but not a premium pick. It's outside that surefire range. A team would have to feel that a particular player on their list was falling too far to pass up the chance to grab him at 10th overall. It would be pretty context-specific.

Anyway, all that to say that you're probably right.

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