Originally Posted by detectivekimble
Having a top 10 pick now is more valuable than it was before the new CBA came into play. All of the guys you mentioned were picked when the previous CBA was in effect. Teams will trade up now because they don't have to give these huge backbreaking contracts to top picks anymore.
If you have multiple holes on your team that you need to fill, you can get A LOT for a top 10 pick. The high second round pick is also a nice trade down piece.
Today's loss was a good thing.
WHY? I think his point is the difference between 8 and 9 can be nullified by not picking the right person.