Isaiah Thomas on the Cavs: 'They're not the Monstars'

Posted May 20, 2017

The only problem that is seen with taking Fultz is that he is a score-first point guard, which Boston already has with Isaiah Thomas.

"It's always, 'He's good...and he's 5'9", Thomas said. "It just feels like this is a pick we will listen to offers, I'm sure, we will have conversations all the way through June but, for me, making a first pick is an exciting prospect right now". I also know that they're gonna turn it into whatever the best asset it can be. That includes Marcus Smart and Isaiah Thomas, and anything else they needed to get where he wanted to go. However, Larry Bird didn't want to trade George while they were still in playoff contention, and the Celtics were unwilling to trade the Nets draft pick before they knew its full value.

This would be a sport-changing deal, and set up the Sixers to become a power. As a team with an All-NBA point guard already, it seems like they could possible trade the pick.

"It's the mindset you have to have when you go on the road, for Game 1", James said. "There ain't going to be another last pick like that".

Bear in mind, this is not who I think these teams will take, it's just who fits their current roster the best. That said, one benefit of the Nets signing veterans like Redick is that the Celtics 2018 first-round pick via Brooklyn would be worsened.

Not many people are picking the Celtics to defeat the defending champion Cavaliers, but it doesn't really matter because the Celtics future is so bright. Most teams won't do a pick for a player straight up, so the Celtics may have to throw in another player along with the pick depending on what type of player they are looking for.

Ball's ascent to stardom might even enable Magic Johnson to convince the Buss family to use the stretch provision on Timofey Mozgov and Luol Deng, opening up room for a second big-name player to come to Los Angeles with George next summer. "If we're put in a position to be able to win and get great players, we'll do it".

But if the oldest Ball brother is the star LaVar says he is, then the Lakers are about to embark on another championship run. "So a lot of guys can't do both, but I'm fine with doing both". Obviously, with the talent he had, we did not want to have him basically playing sparse minutes on the varsity level. "I mean, whatever happens, happens".