“So I talked to a lot of people this weekend, and everybody kind of felt the same way. That if you could move out of the one or two spot – and there’s like seven legitimate point guards here – and you could get chess pieces? You should do it.
In Boston’s case, I totally get it. I think now De’Aaron Fox is the most underrated player in this draft.
I think Philadelphia wants Fultz, and I think he fits Philadelphia. I think the Lakers want Lonzo Ball, and I think he fits the Lakers.
Boston’s feeling is ‘we can take any of them, but if you can give us more picks and I can get one of these nine point guards? Yeah, we’ll do it.’
So I think it’s a win for the Lakers, who are going to get Lonzo Ball. It’s a win for the Sixers, who need scoring at guard. And it’s a win for the Celtics. This is the way trades should work. Everybody feels like ‘hey, we didn’t get burned, we added value, we got what we want.”
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