Best move the Pistons can make on draft day.

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  1. Mark V

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    On draft day, I think the Pistons should absorb Marion's contract and get that #13 pick in return. With this we can:

    (1) Draft Shabazz Muhamad or Kentavious Caldwell-Pope with the #8 pick.

    (2) Draft Michael Carter-Williams with the #13 pick. He should be there because Minessota has Rubio; Portland has Lillard, 76ers have Holiday and the Thunder have Westbrook.

    With this move, we can fix both wing positions on draft day. Thoughts?
  2. Ernie the Slow Adult

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    How many years does Marion have left and for how much? I like the deal if Marion's deal isn't too bad although I don't like your picks that much.
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    Marion is an expiring deal for $9M. Not sure Dallas would do it because I don't think Dallas is going to attract the top tier free agents this summer.
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    I'm not sure the exact rules, but if Dallas give Detroit Marion and a 1st round pick, I believe Detroit would have to give Dallas something in return.
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    I don't like the deal if the Pistons have to give something up to get these things.
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    It would probably be something like our two 2nd-rounders plus a future 1st rounder.
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    Don't actually think so... till the pick is made its worth nothing per say, and we are under the cap enough to absorb Marions contract. Though I have been wrong to many times so somebody will correct me shortly I am sure. :P
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    From the 2011 CBA:

    It was actually loosened up a little since the 2005 CBA, but you still have to acquire some salaries in exchange for trading some away.
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    NBA salary cap - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    I remember Bulls sending Heinrich and a 1st rounder to the Wiz for nothing to aquire cap room for a possible James signing so this already worked before the new CBA.
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    Ok, let's do it. But my picks would be Zeller and MCW assuming CJM is off the board at 13.
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    We don't want Marion.

    The 13th pick doesn't make us that much better. And what are we going to give back? Stuckey? Villenueva?
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    Mavs want a next year 1st round pick, we can't give it to them.
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    Some scouts (anonymous) assessments of the draft class. Interesting to read.

    Scouts weigh in on 2013 NBA draft prospects - College Basketball - Seth Davis - SI.com

    Notables for us:
    Cody Zeller, 7-foot forward, Indiana: "The best running big man in the draft. He's a better face-up player than we were shown in college. He has to get stronger on his post-ups, but he handles the ball well for a guy his size. If he develops a jump shot, that will give him more space to drive. I think he has great upside. When you talk to him, you see he's an elite human being. He really gets it, and physically he's an elite athlete."

    C.J. McCollum, 6-3 guard, Lehigh: "Love the kid. Has intelligence and a little bit of toughness. He's not a true point guard, but he can play a little combo. He gets his own shot a lot for someone who doesn't look like he's blowing by people. His foot injury is no concern."

    Michael Carter-Williams, 6-6 point guard, Syracuse: "I like him, but don't love him. He's turnover prone. I think he's a year-and-a-half away from making an impact. If he can shoot, he can be a starter, but right now he's a bad shooter. But that's one thing you can get better at if you work at it. He's going to get you steals -- he is really good in those passing lanes -- but defensively Syracuse players are definitely less prepared for the NBA because they play that zone. In the end he's not going to fall out of the top 10 because he's a point guard with size."

    Trey Burke, 6-1 point guard, Michigan: "I like Burke because he's a winner, he's tough, and he can score. He's got some D.J. Augustin in him. He loves to prove people wrong. We like our guards big, but look at guys like Chris Paul and Tony Parker. I think Burke is a solid point guard but I don't see the all-star level."

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    The final ESPN Draft Day Big Board:
    1. Nerlens Noel, C
    2. Victor Oladipo, SG
    3. Otto Porter Jr., SF
    4. Anthony Bennett, PF
    5. Ben McLemore, SG
    6. Alex Len, C
    7. CJ McCollum, SG
    8. Trey Burke, PG
    9. Michael Carter-Williams, PG
    10. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, SG

    Other notables: Glen Rice Jr (#27), Tim Hardaway Jr (#28)

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