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Why the wiz SHOULD trade 6 and 18 for Kanter:

Hey guys, I don't post on this board often but I read it all the time and i gotta say keep up the good work.

 

 

I've thought about this extensively today and here's why the wiz need to jump on the deal and get Kanter, as painful as it is giving up the 18th pick:

 

 

1.  While there are a lot of good guards and SFs” out there --6’6 6’7 – there just are not that many big men w/Kanters Frame and touch at his size to go around— I mean they guy can shoot.  Can you imagine if Javale could make 30% more of his free throws?   While the 2012 draft is deep, it doesn’t have a plethora of centers.   Sullinger (who will be a bust IMO), is not very tall and has short arms, perry jones is basically a shooter, and then Anthony Davis (HSSR) currently weighs 208 lbs.    I think most people on this board agree that either Mcgee and/or blatche is not the answer inside.  Where are we gonna find a true big man?  Not many teams will be willing to give them up.  (perhaps someone could shed some light on what legit bigs are available next 2 yrs in FA).  Bottom line—if we don’t get kanter now, we may never have a chance to get a legit big, and without one we just can’t win.

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2. Time is not on our side.  Most of us agree that the wizards success hinders around winning enough games to make John wall want to re-sign in 2 years.  We need someone who’s gonna make an impact now.  Not saying Kanter is the stud we’re hoping for, and its painful to give up an 18th pick, but we can’t take a guy like Valancualus or vesely and then monteijunas or tobias harris at 18 and wait for them to develop in 3 years.   Our success is hinged on Mcgee, wall, TB, NY and co. all maturing at the same time.  Most scouts agree Kanter will at least make an impact sooner rather than later.

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3. We can’t stockpile players like in hockey.  With JW, JM, TB, AB, JC, NY (assuming they resign), KS, and RL -- that makes 8 players gaurenteed PT.  (I didn’t mention  mo evans who I love I mean c’mon we need some vets).  But, excluding Evans for a moment, Add our lottery pick next year (who will be a SF/or guard) makes 9, add our big time free agent signing the following year makes 10.  What I’m trying to say is: Even if the 18th pick is a worthwile project with a bright future, he’s basically going to be on the end of the bench for a few years anyway without much PT.   If we’re lucky and become a real playoff contender by this time next year, we’ll probably using him in a trade anyway (much like the Thunder did to get perkins).  It’s nice to develop young talent, but there’s only so much room on the bench.

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  1. Kantars one of the few players that has a TRUE POSITION.   The more players switch positions, the riskier they become IMO.

 

  1. I think Vesely will be a bust (the guys got no touch—4 years in the euro league and u can’t improve your free throw shooting? Come on), and Leonard--- I like him, but there will be other leonards out there. 

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  1. Here are 2 ways to justify it:  First, Remember it’s a weak draft.  By all accounts if Perry jones, barnes, sullinger, T.jones were in this draft, kanter would probably go, say, 4 spots later. (to the 8th spot)… Trading the 10th and 22nd (pushing the 6th and 18th back four spots) for the 8th doesn’t sound as bad as trading 6 and 18 for 4 does it?  Second, we were fortunate for Crawford to develop and just to get the 18th pick in the heinrich deal (Kudos EG!).   The ping pong balls didn’t help us, but these were assets we accrued for this very situation.

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