...say we continue down the path we're on, and we end up in the lottery. And, because I'm feeling really hypothetical, say we happen to luck out, and once again have the number 1 pick in a draft with no real number 1 player.
We would have a few options, but the concensus seems to be Ricky Rubio or Blake Griffin with the number one pick. A lot can happen in a year, but that's how things are shaping up without seeing any college ball this year. We need both a true low post offensive player and a point guard; however, neither of these players seem to be a lock to be a star player, which is really what you're hoping for with a number 1 pick.
What would you do if you were Petrie?
Draft Rubio, Griffin or try to trade out of the top position (say Rubio for Rudy Fernandez and Jerryd Bayless). And what, realistically, do you think the top pick could fetch in a trade?