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"Can we get Billy to trade himself?"
Making fun of Billy King is par for the course.
Philadelphia 76ers fans can't go 10 minutes without somehow devolving back to the "Billy days" and the bashing that it rightfully deserves.
Since we're talking about general managers from the draft angle, not just dumb trades, ridiculous contracts or Travis Outlaw, I'll let King's record speak for itself in those categories.
Yet, MarShon Brooks, Thaddeus Young, Kyle Korver, Sam Dalembert and Willie Green all turned out to be halfway decent players, right?
The problem is that King has been an NBA general manager for 11 seasons now, and that's all I could come up with. There isn't a single star to be named, most of those aforementioned players were taken too early, and don't even get me started on the Larry Hughes, Todd MacCulloch, Jumaine Jones, etc., side of the story.
Unless year 12 breaks the curse, no matter which pick King makes, it's going to be seriously questioned. And unless this year's selection really lights the world on fire, any degree of mistake will be bashed as "Billy being Billy" all over again.
The Brooklyn Nets don't get to choose until 57th. They don't have a first-round pick because Billy traded it away for Deron Williams (who's probably leaving).
Let's just start now.