YOU MAKE THE CALL: Would authentic ‘top notch’ GM be willing to acquire Derrick Williams, in exchange for DeMar DeRozan?
According to recently published reports, the Toronto Raptors are either:
A. Actively in the running to acquire Derrick Williams [SF-PF], via trade with the Minnesota Timberwolves [who currently hold the rights to the No. 2 [overall] Selection in the 2011 NBA Draft Lottery], in exchange for DeMar DeRozan [OG-SF];
B. Not actively in the running to acquire Derrick Williams, since DeMar DeRozan is not actually being offerred to Minnesota in a trade package involving the Timberwolves’ rights to the No. 2 Selection in this year’s NBA Draft Lottery.
Which of these different reports is, in fact, accurate is of little consequence to yours truly.
What is pertinent, however, is whether or not an authentic “top notch” GM in the NBA would actually make this deal, on behalf of the Toronto Raptors, if the Timberwolves’ GM [i.e. David Kahn] is, in fact, willing to go for it.
Derrick Williams is 20 years of age, 6-7, 248 and plays the game like this:
DeMar DeRozan is 22 years of age [as of August], 6-7, 220 and plays the game like this:
According to this corner:
1. Jerry West, RC Buford, Pat Riley, Danny Ainge, Joe Dumars, and Mitch Kupchak are in the small group of ‘top notch’ GMs in the NBA today;
3. The correct answer to this poll question is an unequivocal,
“Yes, indeed … in less than a single heart-beat.”