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23 Feb 2018 03:52:11
UTA/SAS/CHI

UTA get Kawhi Leonard & Robin Lopez

Pg Rubio
Sg Mitchell
Sf Leonard
Pf Ingles
Ce Lopez

SAS get Rudy Gobert, Jae Crowder, 2nd from CHI & Dante Exum

Pg Parker
Sg Green
Sf Crowder
Pf Aldridge
Ce Gobert

CHI get UTA 1st round pick & Patty Mills

Pg Dunn/Mills
Sg LaVine
Sf Valentine
Pf Markannen
Ce Portis

23 Feb 2018 05:56:12
CHI should never get a 1st for R. Lopez. He isn't worth 13 mil next season let alone a 1st even with 2 second round picks included.

23 Feb 2018 06:01:24
RoLo won't get you 1st rounder.

23 Feb 2018 03:21:07
Pacers Offseason:

1. Resign Glenn Robinson III
-Athleticism
-Defense

2. Draft Night Trade

(this trade will only be done by the Pacers if Collin Sexton is available at 8)

Pacers Receive: Bulls 2018 first round pick (projected 8)
-trade up to take Collin Sexton

Bulls Receive: Pacers 2018 first round pick (projected 21), Domantas Sabonis
-get a young growing center to pair up with Lauri Markanenn
-get an pick still in this year's draft that is only 13 picks lower in order to grab another young player

3. Draft Collin Sexton
-Athleticism
-Defense
-Growing jump shot
-This pick will likely make for the most athletic and exciting backcourt in the league (Sexton+Oladipo)

4. Draft Borisa Simanic in the second round (projected 51)

5. Sign Alex Len to a 1 year+1 year player option 22 million dollar contract
-Alex Len has improved a lot this season as he is contributing 8 points and 7 rebounds a game off the bench for the Suns
-They will lose Sabonis and need a back big man

6. Send Trey Mckinney Jones to the G-League, cut Edmund Sumner and Ike Anigbogu

Pacers 2018-2019 Starting Lineup
1-Collin Sexton/Darren Collison/Corey Joseph
2-Victor Oladipo/Lance Stephenson
3-Bojan Bogdanovic/Glenn Robinson III
4-Thaddeus Young/Alex Poythress/T.J. Leaf
5-Myles Turner/Alex Len/Al Jefferson

20 Feb 2018 16:45:07
Magic Offseason-

1. Fire Frank Vogel, fire entire front office.

2. Hire Chris Fleming as the new head coach. He is the current Nets Assistant coach and the Brooklyn is having a more successful season than expected. Still a bottom five team but they have shown some signs of growth this season. He also worked overseas for 15 years where he racked up championships in Germany.

3. Hire David Griffin (former Cavs GM) as their new GM to begin full rebuild.

4. Draft night trade:

Magic Receive-8th overall pick (projected), 47th overall pick (projected), and Cameron Payne

Bulls Receive- 4th overall pick, Shelvin Mack

5. Magic draft:
-Collin Sexton (pg) with the 8th overall pick (projected)

-Kenrich Williams (sf) with the 40th overall pick (projected)

-Goga Bitadze (c) with the 47th overall pick (projected)

6. Assign Williams and Bitadze to the G-League

7. Resign Aaron Gordon to a maximum contract

8. Trade:

Magic Receive: Andre Roberson, Alex Abrines, 2020 top 8 protected first round pick, 2019 second round pick

Thunder Receive: Evan Fournier

9. Sign Seth Curry to a 1 year 8 million dollar contract
-He will be a nice starting shooting guard to get buckets

10. Sign Ersan Illyasova to the veterans minimum

11. Resign Aaron Afflalo and Mo Speights

2018-2019 Starting Lineup

1-Collin Sexton/Cameron Payne/D.J Augustin
2-Seth Curry/Terrance Ross/Aaron Afflalo
3-Jonathan Issac/Jonaton Simmons/Wesley Iwundu
4-Aaron Gordon/Mo Speights/Ersan Ilyasova
5-Nikola Vucevic/Bismack Biyombo

20 Feb 2018 17:14:39
I don't like the trade. Moving up 4 spots at that part of the draft should cost the Bulls more than Payne, who's been a non factor on a bad team and a 2nd. I don't think it should be as much as Philly gave up to go 3 to 1, but either a lottery protected pick or a young player with starting potential.

20 Feb 2018 18:31:21
1, they just hired an all new front office last year, and were strapped from the previous regime. Hammond has done a good job everywhere he went, and just needs time to change the direction. Also Orlando has had too many coaches in the past decade, no need to change.

2, They went the young hot assistant route already.

3, Griffin did nothing with arguably the best player ever.

4, Should be self explanatory, but that's just bad.

5, 4th (or better) Young has more upside and better scorer.

6, whew

7, I like Gordon. He's the only player close to stardom. Not worth a max though.

8, we already own their pick

9, no need unless you find another trade

10, ok I guess. Think he'd rather contribute on a winning team if making less, than sitting 3rd on a losing bench

11, Afflalo hasn't done anything for this team, not even as mentorship goes.

20 Feb 2018 22:15:04
Cam Payne is not a sweetener to move down four spots for.

21 Feb 2018 02:29:44
David Griffin won a chip with Lebron buddy.

21 Feb 2018 02:34:03
football father I have trouble seeing what you're saying, Aaron Gordon is the only player that they have on the team. They need to pay him. Tre Young is a massive defensive liability and there is a lot of question about how he will fair in the NBA. Collin Sexton is built, athletic, a great defender and passer AND he can shoot. Afflalo is just their to fill up a roster spot and he is a good mentor. You literally are an amateur when it comes to basketball knowledge. Bye-Bye!

21 Feb 2018 02:34:39
Triangle O Cam Payne is a young player and the pick is the focal point of the deal.

21 Feb 2018 04:59:44
Tostitochip, be real man. If you think that Cam Payne gets you a chance to move up four spots, then I would love to sell you Patti Mills for pick 8 alone.

21 Feb 2018 11:32:29
Aaron Gordon is all they have, but that doesn't mean he deserves a max though. They tend to be close in the end of games, and need someone who they can finally trust to hit the last shot. They haven't had one. Even when d12 was here, that was the issue.

Most of their picks including Gordon offer the last 4 years have been for defense. They need to establish a winning culture. Also I think Orlando drafted a pg not too long ago, who was a good defender/ passer about that high in the draft, can't remember, oh yeah we just traded him for a 2nd.

20 Feb 2018 01:50:22
Chicago Bulls

Chicago-Brooklyn

Chicago get 2nd rd pick (protected)

Brooklyn get Cameron Payne, Robin Lopez & 2nd rd pick

Chicago signings

Rodney Hood- 4yr/80mil, can Cavs match? maybe more

Marcus Smart- 3yr/40mil

draft Mohamed Bamba

roster

Dunn/Smart/Grant
LaVine/Holiday
Hood/Valentine/Zipser
Markannen/Portis/Vonleh
Bamba/Felicio/Asik

20 Feb 2018 05:43:18
Why would they give away rolo for a pick swap in the second round. They can get more for him next year at the deadline as an expiring or on draft night as a combo with a draft pick to move up potentially.

Also j believe smart is redundant with Dunn without as much upside and if you sign him long term you have to think long and hard before signing Dunn in 2 years.

20 Feb 2018 19:51:59
R. Lopez could be useful in a deadline deal, but I wouldn't be surprised if they buy him out this summer. It's reasonable to buy him out for 7-10 mil, and let him possibly sign with another team. Lots of big guys available. Could draft one too. Lopez, and Payne, and a 2nd for a better 2nd isn't too bad. Saves money from buy-out, or carrying for half a season.

14 Feb 2018 01:35:42
Knicks Offseason Plan:

1. Fire Jeff Hornacek

2. Hire John Calipari after he had a tough season at UK or just a younger coach to benefit their youth movement

3. Promote front office position such as Scott Perry to president and fire Steve Mills

4. Knicks/Warriors Trade

a. Warriors Receive: Kyle O-Quinn

b. Knicks Receive: GS 2018 first round pick, Patrick McCaw

5.Select Miles Bridges with their first round pick (projected 8-11) and select Austin Wiley with the Warriors first round pick (projected 30)

6. Lett Jarret Jack walk in free agency

7. Resign Michael Beasley to a 1 year 10 million dollar contract, resign Enes Kanter on a 4 year 80 million dollar Contract, sign Mario Hezonja to a 1 year 3 million dollar deal, sign Lucas Nogueira to a veterans minimum for some rim protection

8. Trade Joakim Noah, a 2022 top 10 protected first round pick, 1 future second round pick to the Chicago Bulls for cash considerations.

9. Send Isaiah Hicks back to the G-League and send draftee Austin Wiley to the G-League for a season+fully guarantee Luke Kornet to the MLE for 1 year.

2018-2019 Lineup

1. Frank Ntlikina-3 M
2. Tim Hardaway Jr. -17 M
3. Miles Bridges-7M
4. Kristaps Porzingis (once he returns)-4 M
5.Enes Kanter-20 M
6: Michael Beasley-10 M
7. Courtney Lee-13 M
8. Emmanuel Mudiay-3 M
9. Lance Thomas-7 M
10.Lucas Nogueira-3 M
11.Dameyan Dotson-800K
12.Trey Burke-780K
13. Luke Kornet-1 M
RES. Ron Baker (reserve until he recovers)-4 M
RES. Isaiah Hicks(reserve/G-League)

Player Pay Roll=(Roughly) 93 Million Dollars compared to last year's (Roughly) 103 Million Dollars.

14 Feb 2018 06:23:39
Trade Lee for Asik if CHI is open to it, (Asik expires next season) maybe A. Jefferson? Discourage Kanter from signing if possible, (terrible on defense without Porzingis) Trade if possible for value. Take on Biyombo, or Dieng, and a good player or pick. I like the valuation on Beasley. No more than 2 years for Beez though. Bridges, Lee, Thomas way too similar to M. Leonard, Harkless, Turner. Avoid that. Burke will have interest from other teams if Knicks don't pay a little more. No on Nogueira. Pray Ntilikina shows something soon, and isn't another Caboclo. I'd trade him for value now that Mudiay is there. Burke is better too. BOS, and PHI are showing everyone the example of how to build. CHI, LAC are doing good too. No Mills, no Hornacek. Hire Udoka from S. A. Or Stackhouse from G-league. See if Steve Nash wants to coach? One of the hardest workers, and fundamentals guy to ever play. His style was the new NBA. Get a coach to grow with the players. Calipari too high profile paid too much too. Porzingis is the star, not the coach. 2019 is a good free agent summer. Be prepared with cap. Round out the roster with scrappy hard working non-guaranteed deals. Hardaway, Beez, Porzingis, Mudiay, this years pick are the foundation.

14 Feb 2018 07:34:54
Anyone know if Knicks could pay Noah 30 million next season, and 6 the following in a buy-out? With Zinger out, and next season likely a rebuilding year take the brunt of the contract all at one time?

14 Feb 2018 11:03:39
Trust the calamity (New York )

14 Feb 2018 13:07:53
No one should hire Calipari. The guy is a great recruiter, but only a mediocre coach. They should just eat Noah's contract. I don't see Kanter opting out of his contract this year and if he did, he isn't getting 20 million. There aren't a ton of teams with big cap space. I think that's an over pay for Beasley as well.

14 Feb 2018 16:36:24
I never understand all this love for Calipari. He gets the top guys year in and year out but has only done something with the top talent once. Like you said great recruiter but VERY mediocre coach.

14 Feb 2018 17:35:11
Thats why he will be good for a big market team. To attract free agents. come on now Larry use your head.

15 Feb 2018 01:15:03
Jay Wright.

15 Feb 2018 17:16:53
Tostitochip17, I don't think New York has really ever failed to attract free agents. The city speaks for its self. They have done that time and time again, just look back to 2010 when they had Melo and Amare. The problem has always been that they don't have a capable coach to surround these guys. Just having the best guys on one roster doesn't mean anything if the coach can't coach. And I think that's exact the case for Callipari.

07 Feb 2018 21:55:37
bulls + cavs

cavs trade tristan thompson & cavs first round pick

bulls trade robin lopez

what y'all think @ trade deadlines ??

06 Feb 2018 16:45:06
OKC-CHI trade

Oklahoma City gets- Robin Lopez, Tony Allen

Chicago gets- Alex Abrines, Kyle Singler, Dakari Johnson, 2nd rd pick

06 Feb 2018 01:25:23
The Cavs get Favors, Johnson, Hood, Hill, Utah's 1st top 5 protected, a 2nd from Chicago and Utah

The Bulls get Jr Smith and the Cavs 2018 1st top 20 protected

The Kings get Frye, Shumpert, Zizic and a Utah 2nd

The Jazz get IT and Love

06 Feb 2018 04:06:47
Still a bad trade for Utah! The Jazz give up. Favors, Hood, Johnson, a 1st, and a 2nd for IT and Love? Thanks rkene_16, Needed a laugh! Oh yeah, I forgot, You're a Cav's fan!

05 Feb 2018 22:55:33
Bulls receive- grant, abrines, 2nd round pick.

OKC receive- Robin Lpoez and Tony allen

06 Feb 2018 00:11:58
Salaries don’t match.

05 Feb 2018 22:40:53
Thunder-Bulls


Thunder get Tony Allen and Cam Payne


Bulls get Josh Huestis, Kyle Singler, and Boston 2018 2nd.

06 Feb 2018 23:50:26
OKC would give up too much here for little return.

05 Feb 2018 16:20:50
Bulls - Thunder

Bulls gets:
Singler
2018 2nd rd pick Celtics (via Thunder)
2019 2nd rd pick Thunder

Thunder gets:
Allen
Grant

05 Feb 2018 18:33:18
Thunder are in the tax. They have to just sign Allen if they can. Maybe a trade, but not picks.

05 Feb 2018 20:48:06
Yeah they are in the tax buy the are getting rid of over a million in contract in this deal. The 2 seconds are to compinsate for Grant. The bulls can just waive singler for mor cap space.

04 Feb 2018 20:11:55
Bulls trade houston

Houston gets robin lopez and j. Holiday

Bulls get gerald green and houston 1rst round pick 2018

04 Feb 2018 20:21:12
1. Houston already traded their pick to Atlanta (via Clippers)
2. Who excatly is worth 1st rounder out of those two
3. RoLo is terrible fit in Rockets
4. Salaries don't match.

04 Feb 2018 17:16:38
Wolves-Cavs-Knicks

- I know this trade wouldn't work because of the injury to Kevin Love and since Jae Crowder can't be traded until the offseason, but I feel like this trade could happen if not for the restrictions.

Wolves recieve:

- Kevin Love
- Joakim Noah
- Jae Crowder
- Derrick Rose
- Micheal Beasley
- 2018 2nd round pick from New York (via Chicago)

Knicks recieve:

- Gorgui Dieng
- Nemanja Bjelica

Cavs recieve:

- Jeff Teague
- Cole Aldrich
- Tyus Jones
- Justin Patton
- 2018 1st round pick from Minnesota (via Oklahoma City)
- 2019 2nd round pick from Minnesota (via Minnesota)



Future Lineups:

Wolves:

- Sign Ty Lawson or Brandon Jennings to vet. minimum to balance roster.

PG: D.Rose-FA-A.Brooks
SG: J.Butler-J.Crawford-S.Muhammad
SF: A.Wiggins-J.Crowder-M.Beasley
PF: K.Love-T.Gibson-M.Beasley
C: KAT-J.Noah-T.Gibson

Knicks:

- Same lineup except Dieng will be back up Center once Willy Hernangomez and/or Kyle O'Quinn are traded. Also, Nemanja Bjelica would be the back up power forward.

Cavs:

- This trade would only be the first of many for the Cavs because they would make more trades out of Isaiah Thomas, Tristan Thompson, and the Brooklyn Pick.

Why the teams do it:

Wolves:
- Minnesota does this trade because they would get a bunch of "Thibs" guys. While acquiring Noah's contract would hurt, they do acquire Kevin Love and Thibs could get some production out of Noah. Also, acquiring Derrick Rose and Micheal Beasley will help.

Knicks:
- The Knicks do this trade for one reason: they get rid of Joakim Noah. While the people they get back won't actually change there salary situation, the Knicks would actually get contributers (Dieng + Bjelica) - unlike Noah.

Cavs:
- The Cavs do this trade for the picks and they would now get an angle to trade Isaiah Thomas (because Jeff Teague would replace). Also, this trade makes Cleveland younger (Tyus Jones and Justin Patton) while also still giving them flexibility to still make other trades.

04 Feb 2018 17:27:54
not going to happens tho tbh.

04 Feb 2018 16:33:01
Bulls-Knicks

Bulls: Joakim Noah, Knicks 1st 2018 and Bulls 2nd 2018

Knicks: Robin Lopez and Justin Holiday.

02 Feb 2018 17:44:53
Knicks - Timberwolves

Knicks gets:
Aldrich (Expiring)
Bjelica (Expiring)
Patton

Timberwolves gets:
Noah
Beasley (Expiring)
Jack (Expiring)
2019 1st rd pick (Top 3 protected)
2018 2nd rd pick (Bulls)
Future 2nd rd pick

Knicks gets rid of Noah and saves money for a first and two seconds.

Timberwolves get a better bench for the playoffs and Tibs reunite with Noah.

02 Feb 2018 18:11:02
Twolves are building a contending team, they surely don't want any part of Noah even if it brings the happy family together.

02 Feb 2018 18:19:59
Wolves would now have overpaid Dieng, and overpaid Noah. Put in Dieng, and the conversation could start about Noah.

02 Feb 2018 18:56:50
joegawood. Dieng might be overpaid, but he still makes less than Noah, is more versatile than Noah, a better player than Noah, and is actually healthy.

02 Feb 2018 19:29:21
I have no idea what you are referring to carl006, but Bjelica is far more used, and valuable to MIN than Dieng. I think you are missing my point and assuming something I didn't say.

02 Feb 2018 20:57:16
jorgawood. You implied that Minnesota should swap Noah for Dieng. Terrible idea for Minnesota.

02 Feb 2018 21:19:54
Wrong! START with a deal involving Dieng if there is even a thought at taking on Noah. MIN is actively shopping Dieng with no takers. Not sure where you are coming from in any way.

02 Feb 2018 21:24:02
Dieng is owed 10mil more guaranteed, and for 2 seasons longer as well. He's 28 its junk contract.

02 Feb 2018 22:56:06
What are you taking about? Dieng is signed for 3 more years, Noah 2.

Minnesota isn't swapping about a quality, younger, healthy rotation player to save one year on a contract.

Bottom line, there is 0 chance Minnesota trades for Noah.

02 Feb 2018 15:21:57
Knicks - Grizzlies

Knicks gets:
Parsons
Wright (expiring)

Grizzlies gets:
Noah
Lee
2018 2nd rd pick (Bulls)
Future 2nd rd pick

02 Feb 2018 15:37:44
why for both teams Knicks need players to help them win and griz need young players to build around.

02 Feb 2018 18:26:20
Griz do this deal.

01 Feb 2018 21:46:47
Mirotic, and 2018 2nd back, for Asik, Allen, Nelson, and 2018 1st 1-5 DP is a fair deal. Better than the one first reported a couple days ago. CHI gave in. Looks like NOP has a strong sense they are picking up Monroe if they were willing to trade the only C on their roster. Pels are back in the playoff hunt with this deal.

01 Feb 2018 21:57:49
I do think it's a decent deal for the Pels, as I do think this will get them into the playoffs. A pick between 15-18 while ditching Asik's salary is a win for both.

Much more sensible a deal than the Griffin one.

01 Feb 2018 22:38:22
Both of these moves were designed specifically so they can re=sign Cousins. That is THE priority for next season.

01 Feb 2018 23:20:38
Boogie could be, but no word on the severity of the Achilles "event". This move indicates their intention on wanting him back though. It also suggests Monroe is coming to NOP.

01 Feb 2018 21:22:18
Boston: Markkanen

Bulls: Morris+ 1rnd pick LA+ 1rnd pick Vancouver2019+ 1rnd pick Boston 2020

01 Feb 2018 22:25:23
Bulls dealt Mirotic to keep Maarkanen. This is as likely as K. Leonard being dealt.

02 Feb 2018 00:14:27
So Kawhi and Markannen have the same value?

01 Feb 2018 18:20:31
NOP/CHI

Pels get Mirotic

Bulls get Asik,2019 1st

Pels finally get rid of Omer get a shooter but have to deal with Mirotics 12.5 mill. Bulls get a future 1st

01 Feb 2018 21:21:10
#Pelicans get: Nikola Mirotic, Pels 2nd round pick (prev owned by Chi)

#Bulls get: 2018 first round pick, Omer Asik, Jameer Nelson, Tony Allen

Updated.

01 Feb 2018 15:56:38
Bulls-Jazz

Bulls send:

- Nikola Mirotic
- Denzel Valentine
- Paul Zipser

Jazz send:

- Rodney Hood
- Alec Burks
- Tony Bradley



- I think this is good for the Bulls because they get young players that can contribute to the future. I believe that Rodney Hood next to Zach LaVine would thrive in Fred Hoiberg's fast pace offense. Furthermore, Alec Burks could be a nice role player from the bench. Also, Tony Bradley is an intriguing, young big that has the potential to contribute for Chicago.

- I think the Jazz should do this because they not only get the perfect playmate for Gobert (Mirotic), but they also improve their shooting (Mirotic and Valentine) . Mirotic will thrive next to Gobert. Also, since Valentine is a better shooter than Burks, the Utah bench will become much more dangerous this season and next (once Dante Exum returns) . Paul Zipser is thrown in to balance the rosters out.

Leave comments below please.

01 Feb 2018 16:43:53
Jazz are giving up too much with Burks being involved. Especially if J. Johnson is headed out.

 
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