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21 May 2017 06:25:22
lakers offseason

3 team trade

Lakers: Jimmy Butler, terrance ross amd #33 pick

Bulls: Brandon Ingram, Jordan Clarkson,#2 pick and 2018 lakers 1st rnd pick

Magic: Luol deng,Michael carter-williams and #38 pick


sign
Kyle Lowry
Jared Sullinger
NeNe


2018- Sign Paul George



2018/19 Lineup

Kyle Lowry/DeAngelo Russell
Jimmy Butler/Nick Young
Paul George/Corey Brewer
Julius Randler/Jared Sullinger
Timofey Mozgov/NeNe


legitamte contender in west amd deffinatly challenges warriors for top team in the west

21 May 2017 06:28:13
Sixers own that LAL pick.

21 May 2017 07:39:40
So Magic give up
Ross, 33rd pick
For
Deng, Mcw and 38th pick

They add a older player on a bad contract a pg with very similar flaws to Payton and a lesser 2nd rounder. Dillusional lakers fan strikes again.

21 May 2017 08:13:49
I'm confused why Magic are even in this trade. Lakers getting Ross just makes it more difficult for them to sign Lowry and George. They also aren't getting much of anything for giving him up and taking on Deng's bad contract.

16 May 2017 22:11:32
Hawks - Magic - Thunder

Hawks gets: Kanter, Singler

Magic gets: Howard

Thunder: Biyombo, Augustin

17 May 2017 07:07:12
If I'm the Hawks I think I may prefer Biyombo's defensive style over Kanter's offensive style. Both are younger players than Howard so i could see Hawks going this route if they want to let Millsap walk and try to rebuild around younger guys liek Schroeder, Hardaway and Prince. The issue is this doesn't present too promising a future so they may just be better off keeping Howard and resigning Millsap so they can stay a top 5 seed in the east and hope things go there way and they can slip into the finals.

11 May 2017 13:22:07
NYK - ATL - LAC

NYK get: Blake Griffin (s&t), Kent Bzemore, Austin Rivers, and ATL 1st DP 2017
Draft: Justin Jackson

pg. Rivers
sg. Jackson
sf. Bazemore
pf. Griffin
c. Porzingis

ATL get: Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, and Jamal Crawford
Sign: Chris Bosh

pg. Paul
sg. Crawford
sf. Anthony
pf. Bosh
c. Howard

LAC get: Paul Milsap (s&t), Joakim Noah, Courtney Lee, Dennis Schroeder, and NYK 1st DP 2017
Draft: Jonathan Isaac

pg. Schroeder
sg. Lee
sf. Isaac
pf. Milsap
c. Jordan

11 May 2017 18:56:27
ah yes, the logical trade in which josh jackson, considered a top 3 lock, drops out of the lottery to the knicks who then have the hawks pick. well thought out clearly.

11 May 2017 19:23:27
Hamburger It says Justin Jackson, who is probably a low teens-early 20s pick.

11 May 2017 19:25:31
* meant justin jackson.

fight me

11 May 2017 22:13:15
Geezum Hamburger, don't get so charred LOL.

11 May 2017 23:45:08
My bad. Wrong Jackson. And no mock has him not a lottery pick. I assume don't it was Josh because he's starting at the 3. Justin Jackson is no starter. Not yet at least.

11 May 2017 01:32:51
NY-ATL-SAC

NY : K.Bazemore + R.Gay (s&t) + ATL 1st round pick 2017

ATL : C.Anthony

SAC : M.Dunleavy + C.Lee

11 May 2017 12:45:41
I hate the pairing of Melo and Howard.

11 May 2017 19:07:47
2 Alpha males only means one thing. TROUBLE!

11 May 2017 19:56:09
Especially when one (Howard) has no ability to be one.

10 May 2017 01:12:31
Hawks/ Thunder


Hawks get: Victor Oladipo

Thunder get: Kent Bazemore

10 May 2017 04:39:57
Oladipo > Bazemore.

10 May 2017 06:08:10
NBA, clearly.

09 May 2017 22:36:44
Hawks - Knicks

Hawks gets: Noah, Thomas, 2018 1st (Lottery protected)

Knicks gets: Howard

09 May 2017 23:25:46
IS it believable that the Knicks could do this? Yes.

Is it believable that the Knicks SHOULD do this? No.

Personally, I think that Dwight Howard is at neutral trade value for his contract. However, he is one of the most drama-filled player in the NBA, and here he goes to a drama-filled team that is as closely covered by sportwriters as any team in any sport. I think that's a recipe for disaster. But could I see the Knicks doubling down on last year's mistakes? Sure I could.

I think they should keep the pick, and be patient and wait a year until Noah's contact is not so horrible. See if they can get 2-3 later picks for Melo, and let their great foreign scouting department go to work.

10 May 2017 01:03:06
Shrink: The Knicks can have all their 2017-2021 2nd round picks back for Melo, sixers currently own them all. Give that foreign scouting department 5 2nd rounders to go pluck a euro star.

10 May 2017 04:02:13
Why would the Hawks do this? I know Howard's value isn't high anymore but he's worth more than this. Noah has one of the worst contracts in the league and should be considered a negative asset. Thomas is nothing better than a 9th or 10th man for an average team. A lottery protected 2018 pick won't convey because the Knicks are not making the playoffs next year. So I don't see why the Hawks would do this.

10 May 2017 04:54:36
Disagree jonesp. Dwight is almost untradeable and getting rid of him is addition by subtraction.

10 May 2017 07:03:23
With this deal, I see the Hawks getting something nobody wants (Noah's contract), an end of the rotation player, and a pick that certainly won't convey. So in my eyes, Hawks are giving up Howard for NO cap relief and a bench player who will rarely see the court. Please someone (rkenne) explain to me why they should do this. Howard still puts up double-doubles nightly. He can still positively contribute to his team, unlike Noah. Let's remember the Hawks lost Teague, replaced Horford with Howard, had Korver for half the season, dealt with a lot of injuries this year and still finished 43-38 compared to the 48-33 season last year. That's a lot of roster turnover (3 starters) but not a huge loss in record. I think Howard is a lot better player than people give him credit for. The way the media treats him is why most NBA fans see him as any team's kryptonite. However, he can still be a solid contributor to almost any NBA team.

10 May 2017 14:54:38
Jonesp, I'm not saying they should definitely do this trade. I'm saying that is what Howard is worth at this point. On the court he's still an above average starting center, but we've seen him in every situation possible and he's been a problem in all of them. At what point is his attitude and large contract more of a concern than his on court talent is worth? I would say it's close at this point.

10 May 2017 16:28:47
He hasn't been a problem in Atlanta yet whatsoever. The only instance I can possibly think of is after the Hawks elimination from the playoffs. He made comments asking why he wasn't in the game in the 4th quarter. I feel like that's completely justified. The highest paid player on any team has the right to ask that question. And it's not like he called out any of his teammates. This incident should not be misconstrued as an attitude issue. He is just voicing himself. I know his trade value isn't high because of the stigma associated with him. But the idea above isn't even enough for Cody Zeller or Kosta Koufos.

10 May 2017 17:12:36
He's not in a position where he should be voicing himself. He's the third best player on the team and is known for destroying teams. I don't see players like Kevin Love or Kyrie Irving complaining when they sat the entire 4th and they are still allstar caliber players.

10 May 2017 18:53:44
Love and Kyrie sat but they still won the game. You can't complain about a win. And draymond is the 4th best player on his team and he speaks out frequently. So is he not allowed to speak either? Now you're hating on free speech.

04 May 2017 10:30:17
# TRADE # Thunder - Hawks


OKC gets D. Howard / K. Bazemore / T. Hardaway jr

ATL gets E. Kanter / V. Oladipo / D. McDermott

06 May 2017 17:01:42
This makes no sense OKC already has Steven Adams and that's just consuming more cap space.

07 May 2017 03:28:22
nooooooooooooooo.

03 May 2017 21:50:10
Utah Jazz offseason

-Trade Derrick Favors, Alec Burks, and a future 2nd to Atlanta for Paul Millsap (sign and trade)

•Draft:
24- Rodions Kurucs (draft and stash)
30- Donovan Mitchell (Louisville)
42- Jaron Blossomgame (Clemson)

-Waive Boris Diaw (non-guaranteed)

•Free Agency:
-Re-sign Gordon Hayward 4yr max
-Re-sign George Hill 3yr 75m
-Re-sign Joe Ingles 3yr 40m
-Sign Tyler Zeller 1yr 3m
-Sign Lavoy Allen 1yr minimum

Lineup:
PG: Hill, Exum, Neto
SG: Ingles, Hood, Mitchell
SF: Hayward, Johnson, Blossomgame
PF: Millsap, Lyles, Bolomboy
C: Gobert, Zeller, Allen.

03 May 2017 22:52:00
Millsap would be perfect fit for Utah if he came back. Only issue is Jazz don't have George Hill's Bird rights and won't have enough cap space to take on Millsaps contract (I'm assuming he'll get more than Favors and Burks combined salaries) and also sign Hill. Hayward and Ingles can be resigned using their Bird rights. The likely way to rectify this would be to deal Joe Johnson.

Regardless with Hood due an extension summer 2018 if Jazz made this move for Millsap and kept Hill and Hayward as well as extending Ingles they would be real deep in the luxury tax for the forseeable future.

04 May 2017 02:45:58
Who has Hill's bird rights?

03 May 2017 20:20:13
Cavaliers and Hawks

Kevin Love and Tristan Thompson for Paul Millsap and Dwight Haward.

03 May 2017 21:14:47
Millsap for Love is a wash, but the Cavs want no part of Howard. The guy's steeply declining and his personality destroys teams.

03 May 2017 21:24:18
ATL would do that in a heartbeat.

CLE. Not so much.

03 May 2017 16:19:44
Cavs get Drummond and Millsap (s and t)

OkC gets Love

Detroit gets Sabonis, Abrines, Kanter, OkC's 2017 1st (after it's made), Swap rights in 2019 with OKC, and 2 future OKC 2nds.

Atlanta gets T Thompson

The Cavs end up improving their defense without losing much offensively

OKC gets a 2nd star, out from under Kanter's contract, and end up with one of the best shooting bigs in the game.

Detrioy gets a nice package of young players and picks to start a rebuild.

Atlanta gets a young defensive big instead of losing Millsap for nothing.

03 May 2017 17:12:52
Awful return for Detroit, OKC needs to give up more (likely Oladipo or Adams) if they are to get a player of Love's caliber.

03 May 2017 17:13:18
To quote the infamous Lavar Ball, "you can't win a championship with three white guys. " That being said, the Pistons pass. And 2 low 1st round picks should not be considered much additional incentive. The Hawks say hell no. I'd rather lose Millsap for nothing than take Thompson. Thompson does not fit the Hawks style and him and Dwight together would be horrible. Cap space > Thompson.

03 May 2017 18:02:13
Jones, Tristan can provide similar production to Howard. He doesn't provide the same length and shot blocking, but he provides some and is a much more versatile defender. He's making roughly 7 million dollars less, still has the potential to grow on the offensive end (he was developing a decent offensive game before Lebron came back), and he's a solid locker room guy unlike Howard who is already causing problems. They could bring Tristan in and deal Howard. I'm not sure Howard plays the Hawks 'style', but Tristan doesn't.

03 May 2017 18:16:44
This entire message board is going to be shocked at what DET gets back for this summer.

03 May 2017 19:46:22
rkenne_16, Thompson has more defense versatility than Howard. That's his only on-court advantage. Howard is a better rebounder, better lob threat, better interior defender, and a better free throw shooter. And I haven't seen anything in thompson's game that would say offensive improvement. I think he has pretty much maxed out his potential. Also, howard's contract is 1 year shorter than Thompson's. Howard doesn't fit the Atlanta style but he solved their biggest problems (lack of rebounding and interior defense) . Replacing him with Thompson would be a step backwards in both of those areas, hurt the Hawks financial flexibility, and it would make the Hawks organization look bad by abandoning their hometown hero. The reason you are proposing this trade is to get Millsap, which is only possible for Cleveland through a sign and trade. However, Cleveland is not willing to give up anything that the Hawks would want. Therefore, you can kiss your chances of getting Millsap goodbye. When proposing trades, let's keep in mind that they should be beneficial for all parties involved. Your idea clearly violates the most basic concept of a trade.

03 May 2017 21:00:36
A sign and trade doesn't follow the standard rules to a trade. The Hawks would end up with a long term starter at center rather than nothing. Without Millsap the Hawks will be a lottery team and will only beable to sign young players by grossly over paying them. The Hawks would insane not to replace Howard with Tristan if it were an option. Tristan's numbers have improved the past 2 years after dipping when Lebron came back and when he had an expanded role in the offense he was averaging 12 a game on 50 percent from the field in his 3rd year. He definitely hasn't peaked. As for free throw shooting Tristan is a career 61 percent free throw shooter while Howard is at 56 percent. Howard is a slightly better rebounder and shot blocker at this point, but the gap isn't large and in the next year or two Tristan could over take him. The biggest problem I see with replacing Howard with Tristan is moving Howard. He has a no trade clause and I can't see many decent teams being willing to bring in Howard's personality or contract.

04 May 2017 05:14:23
I know a sign and trade works differently than a normal trade, but nonetheless, it must still benefit both sides. And in my opinion, Thompson is not a gain for the Hawks. We clearly do not agree on these players values. I think you're crazy for suggesting that the Hawks declining this trade would be "insane" on their part. I see Thompson as player who just shot a career low in ft% and has seen it dip 3 consecutive seasons. He also just finished his sixth NBA season, but his best two years were his 2nd and 3rd years. In my eyes, that is declining play. Howard averages 2.5 rebounds (38% more) more than Thompson. Howard was not a locker room problem whatsoever this year. He makes one comment after the season and everybody goes nuts. The negative stigma around Howard is what plagues him the most. I think the media just blows his situation out of proportion sometimes. If people just look at his on-court contributions, then they'll see he's still a solid NBA center. I agree he is probably overpaid but I'd still choose him over Thompson any day. Howard problaby has 2-4 more years of averaging a double-double. Once he falls short of those marks, that's when I'd give up on him.

06 May 2017 15:37:08
Okc isn't giving up abrines and sabonis maybe abrines bc sabonis can learn from love they are just getting love so kanter grant and Christian would make since.

06 May 2017 17:05:31
This make no sense why would OKC send 3 or 4 players along with draft picks to Detroit when they aren't trading for them and B. Love only has a couple years left in the league.

03 May 2017 15:00:53
NBA Trade Machine Approved
Draft Day Trade 3 Teams

Nick Collison Walks

Atlanta gets
Kanter and Singler from OKC
+2 from the Trade Machine

Denver gets
McDermott and Roberson (s/ t)
Future 2nd Round Pick from OKC
(maybe 2 2nd Round picks)
-2 from the Trade Machine

Oklahoma City gets
Howard from Atlanta
Chandler from Denver
+2 from the Trade Machine

Thunder keeps 2017 1st Round Pick

This may not be perfect - but workable.

03 May 2017 15:42:36
OKC would then have 2 centers (who absolutely can't play together) taking up nearly half of their payroll.

04 May 2017 15:33:27
OKC will have Dwight Howard and Steve Adams as your Centers and Chandler from Denver is really Wilson Chandler - a Small Forward that might help the Thunder in the long term.

To make things right with Denver ... I would give them the 1st round Pick in 2017 in exchange for 2 2nd round pick to make the deal a little better for Denver of which I have no problem with.

03 May 2017 02:08:10
NYK - DET - ATL

NYK get: Dennis Schroeder and Tobias Harris

DET get: Dwight Howard, THJ, NYK 1st Dp 2017, and ATL 1st Dp 2017

ATL get: Andre Drummond, Joakim Noah, and Reggie Jackson

03 May 2017 04:41:25
Let me get this right. So are you saying the Hawks should trade 3 of their 4 best players and a draft pick for Drummond (who is just a younger more expensive Howard) and two of the worst contracts in the NBA?

03 May 2017 05:12:20
For the love of all things sacred that is bad. ATL is just getting hosed.

03 May 2017 14:53:26
So the Knicks get two of the better young players in the league and get rid of Noah for a mid lottery pick?

02 May 2017 23:53:17
2 possible Dwight Howard trades

• 1. Hornets-Hawks

Hornets get Dwight Howard, Thabo Sefolosha (sign and trade), and #19 pick

Hawks get Cody Zeller and MKG


• 2. Pistons-Hawks

Pistons get Dwight Howard, #19 pick, and Cavs 2019 1st

Hawks get Andre Drummond.

03 May 2017 00:42:05
Most likely no to number 1, definite no to number 1.

03 May 2017 01:03:04
The first one isn't terrible, but the 2nd one is bad.

03 May 2017 03:25:14
Normally I'd say yes to the second trade but dwight and Stan Van Gundy? Not happening.

03 May 2017 04:46:02
Okay then what if the first one is changed to Zeller, Lamb, and #41 pick to Hawks for Howard and #19 pick.

03 May 2017 06:39:32
If it's Lamb vs. MKG, then there's no need for ATL to include pick #19. Lamb has almost no value right now.

02 May 2017 18:05:50
PHI - ATL - MIN

ATL get: J.Bayless and A.Payne
ATL trade: D.Shroder and M.Muscala(Sign and trade)
ATL re-sign E.llyasova and M.Dunleavy
ATL let Humphries walk away

PHI get: Ricky Rubio
trade: J.Okafor, J.Bayless

MIN get: J.Okafor, D.Shroder and M.Muscala (sign&Trade)
trade: R.Rubio and A.Payne

02 May 2017 18:17:02
Why would Atlanta do this?

02 May 2017 20:18:59
Schroeder is probably more valuable than everyone in that trade combined. Don't know why in the world ATL would give up one of their best players and best young asset for Bayless who is a solid role player at best and Payne who hardly plays any games.

Minnesota probably isn't as keen to deal Rubio either (assuming they get a more realistic offer) with Dunn floundering in his first season.

03 May 2017 09:23:38
He is a Minnesota FAN. Philly nor ATL would do this trade.

02 May 2017 00:03:46
Orlando trade :fournier

Atlanta: thabo and 19 pick

Orlando get thabo and 19 pick

Atlanta get fournier


Orlando trade to new york 19 pick 25 pick herzona ,dj and Jeff grenn
New York trade melo
Orlando get melo

02 May 2017 04:38:40
First trade for Orlando isn't bad as it clears salary but Fournier has been a solid scorer for them so not sure I do it.

In the second trade I think they are giving up far too much for Melo and he wouldn't be a good fit with that team. Orlando would be best suited rebuilding; we all saw how win-now moves turned out for them with the Ibaka trade. Melo probably wouldn' even allow himself to be traded to Orlando.

02 May 2017 08:10:13
Don't see the point in the Magic getting Melo especially if they grab a sf with their pick. Also Melo has a clause in his contract and I can't see the Magic being a destination for him.

29 Apr 2017 16:13:37
Atl-Lac

Howard/ Prince/ 1st rdp for DJ / Rivers.

29 Apr 2017 16:41:17
Terrible for the Clips.

30 Apr 2017 03:29:59
They get a cheap SF
A first round pick (they don't have many picks)
DJ is opting out next season
They get rid of Austin's contract
Dwight can defend and rebound.

27 Apr 2017 19:32:03
Atlanta Hawks Offseason Plans
START REBUILDING because this team does not have a future.

Let Hardaway walk. Don't need to overpay another guard (Bazemore was the first) and be stuck in a situation like the Trailblazers.

Trade 1
ATL: Favors and Burks
Utah: Millsap (S&T)

Reasoning: Utah gets an all star 4 that pairs well with Gobert. Millsap returns to his former team. Utah only has the cap space to sign Millsap if it's a sign in trade because they have a lot of salary already on the books for next season. Atlanta gets two often injured players but both are still young and may just need a change of scenery. Favors gets to play in his hometown. Burks can add some offense punch to an offensively deficient team.

Trade 2:
ATL: Ramon Sessions (CHA picks up option), Jeremy Lamb, and 2017 Cha 1st
Cha: Dwight Howard, Wilson Chandler, Jameer Nelson
Den: Nicolas Batum

Reasoning: Atlanta gets a veteran backup pg and a shooter who is from Atlanta. A draft pick also helps their miniature rebuild. Charlotte gets a big who could thrive in the pick and roll with kemba and provides interior defense. Chandler gives them some bench scoring. Nelson is a great veteran pg to solidify a second unit. Denver gets batum whose high basketball IQ, ability to play multiple positions, and length could help a young, defensively challenged team.

Atlanta drafts Zach Collins with Charlotte pick, drafts Terrance Ferguson with own pick, and drafts Jawun Evans with Brooklyn's 2nd round pick.

Atlanta gets two of the youngest players in the draft, who both remain very unknown because of a lack of playing time. Evans could be a very good backup pg in the future.

27 Apr 2017 22:23:44
I had the idea in mind too of a Millsap sign and trade for Favors and Burks. I like that trade.

28 Apr 2017 03:28:18
Noone does sign and trades anymore.

28 Apr 2017 04:08:04
I'm all for the millsap back to Utah idea.

28 Apr 2017 16:43:32
The best part of this. IF it happened. Is that it leaves Atlanta about 20 million under the cap. Enough to go after a decent FA.

18 Apr 2017 07:15:10
Alright this is wild theory crafting, but let me get your opinion on this. Melo's trade value has diminished greatly because it is no secret that he is being shopped. Therefore, this may be the best output the knicks will get.

Bulls Trade: Jimmy Butler, Denzel Valentine, and the Kings 2017 first round pick
Bulls Receive: Carmelo Anthony and the Nets 2017 first round pick

Celtics Trade: Avery Bradley, Jaylen Brown, and the Nets 2017 first round pick
Celtics Receive: Jimmy Butler and the Kings 2017 first round pick

Knicks Trade: Carmelo Anthony
Knicks Receive: Jaylen Brown, Denzel Valentine, and Avery Bradley

The Bulls do it for the chance at one of the point guards in the draft (Markelle Fukltz PLEASE) while also not dragging around Butler for a low seeded playoff appearance. Plus, Melo would fit into Hoiberg's offense nicely.

The celtics do it because Jimmy Butler is a HUGE upgrade to Avery Bradley on the wing while also being a superstar version of Brown. Butler also fits the celtics style of guard-centric play very well. They also get a Kings pick in return for Brown because he is valued a lot in Boston.

The Knicks do it because they can build around Bradly, Brown, Porzingis, and Hernangomez while also letting Melo go to a big market city. Again, this might be the best return for the Knicks altogether.

18 Apr 2017 07:35:15
I've been playing too much 2k. Swap the kings pick with the Bulls pick. Did not notice we did not have it.

18 Apr 2017 12:43:13
It's decent, but the C's may have an issue with giving up both Brown and the Nets pick in the same deal that doesn't bring them back two players.

18 Apr 2017 18:27:41
Take Brown out and give them a second rd.

19 Apr 2017 02:05:24
Billj, I don't think you would even need the 2nd. Bradley for Anthony would be best case scenario for the Knicks. More and more it's looking like the Knicks will get an expiring contract and a pick out of him. Even if someone offered more than one pick Melo could dictate the terms of the trade and a pick would be better than just waiting out his contract. I'm sure he wouldn't mind sticking to Jackson and helping his future team.

12 Apr 2017 23:31:21
Hawks get Melo
Knicks Harris Dunleavy
Piston get Bazemore Hawks 2018 1st

Schroder/Delaney/Morris-47
Bembry/Hardaway/fa
Melo/Prince/fa
Milsap/Bell/Kelly
Howard/Adebayo/Muscala

Max Lowry 4yr 30 mil per season
Stretch provision Noah

Lowry/Monk-6th/Mason-47
Lee/Dunleavy/Bluiett-58
Harris/Thomas/Kuzminskas
Porzingis/Kuzminskas/Inglis
Hernangomez/O'Quinn/Plumlee

13 Apr 2017 05:58:28
DET passes.

13 Apr 2017 12:23:05
Way, way, way too much for Anthony.

13 Apr 2017 15:45:26
Harris for Bazemore and a 1st and Detroit passes?

Supercollider, just stop man, seriously.

13 Apr 2017 22:49:49
Harris is better than Bazemore and has a better contract. ATL pick is late 1st. Yes, DET passes.

14 Apr 2017 12:31:41
Supercollider. You really should just stop. Lose credibility when all you do is haaaaaattttteeeee.

08 Apr 2017 03:58:31
NY Knicks offseason

-Trade Carmelo Anthony to Atlanta for Kent Bazemore and a future 1st

•Draft:
6- De'Aaron Fox (Kentucky)
47- Tyler Dorsey (Oregon)

•Free Agency:
-Sign Patty Mills 3yr 31m
-Sign Ben McLemore 2yr 13m
-Re-sign Ron Baker 2yr 9m

Lineup:
PG: Fox, Mills, Baker
SG: Lee, McLemore, Dorsey
SF: Bazemore, Thomas, Kuzminiskas
PF: Porzingis, O'Quinn, Ndour
C: Hernangomez, Noah, Plumlee.

08 Apr 2017 08:43:40
I could understand Atlanta doing this and I think Knicks would be smart to do so as well. The question as always is would Melo want to relocate to Atlanta.

I'm personally not sure which pg I'd prefer out of Fox and Smith Jr. Fox reminds me of a young Rondo with his defensive ability/ tenacity and lack of shooting (something I think will be a major issue at next level) . Smith isn't a great shooter either but shot a respectable 36% from 3 in college (Fox was around 25%) albeit as a streaky shooter and not a great FT shooter at 71%. Smith however has freakish athleticism (Fox is a good but not great athlete but is taller and longer than Smith) and I think better fits the mold of the new-age offensive minded guards. Smith did tear his ACL a few years ago and although it doesn't seem to have impacted him the injury history isn't nothing.

08 Apr 2017 13:58:07
Bazemore is a young player on the rise. Hawks would be crazy to give him up for Anthony, who is in decline and would cost Atlanta nearly $30 million after his trade kicker is factored in. Looks like Knicks are stuck with him.

09 Apr 2017 03:08:09
Supercollider has spoken.

09 Apr 2017 03:42:29
I think the Hawks would do that. Bazemore is going to be 28 this summer and really isn't on the rise and Hawks have depth at that position so he is expendable. Melo and Dwightmare are friends so they can coexist. Maybe Millsap would consider playing out his option if Mello was onboard. Interesting trade scenario.

 
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