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POLL: Your draft choice for Top 10 picks. Or is it even worthwhile to trade up?

This is a continuation to the 2 other POLL threads that I started a while ago:

http://www.brightsideofthesun.com/2014/3/13/5504616/poll-your-draft-choice-among-forwards-range-from-picks-13-to-30

http://www.brightsideofthesun.com/2014/3/15/5511470/poll-your-draft-choice-among-guards-range-from-picks-13-to-30

It's most likely that we will hold at least three 1st round picks and one 2nd round pick at the moment.

However, with newbies like Archie Goodwin, Alex Len and Miles Plumlee in our roster, most BSOTS agree that trading away the multiple picks that we have in order to move up to the top 10 is a good idea.

Yup. How cool will it be if Andrew Wiggins or Jabari Parker will come in and put on Suns uniform this summer. Julius Randle or Aaron Gordon can provide some boost to our PF position as well.

But at what cost? I doubt any team that eventually land the top 3 picks will be willingly giving them away with merely a few mid to late first round picks. They have been through all the sorrow of tanking away an entire season and need some luck at the lottery to reach that position. 76ers have to give up Jrue Holiday to get Noel last season. And the consensus is that the top 3 picks in this draft has higher chances of eventually turning into a star player or even superstar in the future. And they'll be on rookie scale contract for several years to come. You got to be prepared to offer at least a star player plus a few picks before any team that landed the top 3 will even want to start talking. Which mean either Goran Dragic or Eric Bledsoe has to be included in the package. Ouch!! Are you willing to make that deal?

However, for draft #4 to #6, my guess is that the cost might not be as prohibitive. Prospects like Julius Randle, Marcus Smart and Dante Exum have high potential, but I doubt that it is worthwhile to give up a legit star player for them. My estimation is that they will cost us a starter (not named Eric or Goran) plus a couple of first round picks, or perhaps all three of our 1st round picks all throw in together for a swap. (Starter should include solid rotation players like Miles Plumlee, Gerald Green, Channing Frye, PJ Tucker or Markieff Morris etc)

What about #7 to #10 picks? My view is that players like Aaron Gordon, Noah Vonleh, Dario Saric and Doug McDermott are solid draft choices, but it is not so clear cut that they will be very much better than the group of prospect that you can get at the mid first round thus I believe that 2 mid first round picks might be good enough to land one of them. For example, BSOTS favorite combo Clint Capela + Zach Lavine for one of the above? What about Michigan State combo of Gary Harris + Adreian Payne? Syracuse combo of Tyler Ennis + Jerami Grant? Michigan combo of Nik Stauskas + either Glen Robinson III or Mitch McGary? What about James Young + Montrezl Harrell? If the trade party is a team with limited number of picks like Lakers, Kings or Cavalier, such trade proposal could be workable.

But of course, we know that the Suns management will not trade simply for the sake of trading without thinking that it'll be more beneficial for the team. If it's up to you, what will be your selection?

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