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17 Feb 2018 22:38:34
Cavs Offseason-

1. Draft Mo Bamba with the fifth pick Via BNK (projected) and Theo Pinson in the second round

2. Cavs/Suns/76ers

Cavs Receive: Tyson Chandler
-The Cavs get a veteran rim protector who is cheaper and better than Tristan Thompson.

Suns Receive: Tristan Thompson
-The Suns get a younger center to compete with Alex Len.

76ers Receive: J.R Smith
-Get some nice shooting and scoring off the bench who will be a big upgrade over Marco Belinelli.

3. Resign Rodney Hood to a 2 year 30 million dollar contract.

4. Resign Lebron James to a 1 year 37 million dollar contract with a player option.

5. Cavs/Thunder Trade

Cavs Receive: Terrance Ferguson, 2022 second round pick
-Cavs get a younger player, future asset, and clear cap.

Thunder Receive: Kyle Korver
-Thunder get a veteran shooter to provide shooting and defense off the bench behind Roberson's lackluster offense.

Cavs Rotation:

1. George Hill/Jordan Clarkson/Jose Calderon
2. Cedi Osman/Rodney Hood/Terrance Ferguson
3. Lebron James/Jeff Green
4. Kevin Love/Larry Nance Jr.
5. Mo Bamba/Tyson Chander/Ante Zizic
Res. London Perrantes
Res. Theo Pinson

17 Feb 2018 20:20:24
If Lebron stays

The Clippers get Hill, Osman and the Cavs 2021 1st

The Hornets get Thompson and the Brooklyn 1st

The Cavs get Walker and Jordan (opts in)

17 Feb 2018 21:34:16
Clips would want Jordan and salary more than Hill. They have Beverly. Thompson would add to the bad deals in CHA, so a pick, and a bad contract for Walker doesn't add up. Thompson makes 5 mil more is this even possible?

17 Feb 2018 21:55:58
Fair trade hill contact only one MIL guaranteed next year.

16 Feb 2018 17:07:54
offseason

cavs trade tristan thompson & second round pick to raptors for nothing just cash money

resign lebron james 3 yrs150M

draft deandre ayton

resign rodney hood 3 yrs 65M

resign jeff green 3 yrs 20M

16 Feb 2018 18:03:10
20 mil + 2nd would probably cover it for Thompson. Doubt CAVS pony up 20 mil to dump him though. They'll keep him, pray he works on his game instead of a Kardashian in the off-season.

16 Feb 2018 21:49:23
I'm not sure how they're going to get Ayton. That Brooklyn pick is likely in the 6-10 range, and there's NO way he falls to that range.

16 Feb 2018 21:59:53
Brooklyn is a game up on the worst record in the NBA, and are very close to #9 as well (2 games I believe) . It’s hard to bank on any specific draft position for that pick right now.

16 Feb 2018 22:11:33
which players cavs draft? they don't need trae young the cavs need a centers only a rim protectors.

16 Feb 2018 22:14:42
Brook is at number 7 but all 6 teams under them have 18 wins and brook has 19 so number 1 is still possible it's the luckiest ass cavs we talking about.

16 Feb 2018 23:00:06
LeBron just stated the obvious about Young: Go get paid, and get out of the NC-double slave as soon as you can. That being said if the BRK pick lands 1-10, anyone but Young should be drafted. Guy is small, with really short arms. He can play, and will, but I don't think he physically has all-star potential in the NBA. Lou Williams-like at best.

16 Feb 2018 23:33:46
what about jaren jackson or mo bama.

17 Feb 2018 00:23:24
Jackson looks really good. Ayton, Bagley too. Mo Bama has some game. Azabuke isn't bad either. Good size for an NBA'er. 3 starters for Duke look NBA capable. Trent Jr. Is a good late lottery-up guy.

17 Feb 2018 14:16:19
Raptors don't have $20M to spend, they're over the cap. If they did, they would be much more likely to be in on a better player than Thompson.

17 Feb 2018 14:41:19
I’m still confused at Lebron getting 3 years at 50 million a year and Hood at 22 million. Oh. And green gets 7.

This whole post is foolish. Trades and signings are absurd. And the nets pick isn’t getting you the projected 1/ 2 pick. Would be nice if you did a tad bit of research or at least thinking prior to posting.

17 Feb 2018 15:36:47
You make good points Cheeseburger except for Hood. He is averaging 17 points a game, and is better defensively than Mcollum. McCollum makes 26+, so I don't think 22 is absurd, but 18-22 mil is an underpay by comparison. POR could be foolish also I guess. Hood would be getting market pay though.

15 Feb 2018 22:32:21
Cavs give bosh a chance

Sign bosh and tony Allen

Hill Clarkson Calderon
Smith hood Allen
James korver osman
Love nance green
Thompson bosh zizic

16 Feb 2018 04:34:04
Bosh is unlikely in shape enough to come back this season. I'm betting he just found out he is capable medically. It wouldn't help the CAVS much. Next season maybe. He lives in L. A. Though. GS is a possibility too next season.

16 Feb 2018 16:05:04
Bosh would help any team off the bench he can shoot and he's long enough to guard bugs and will make them pay. he's not going to be the same player he was once unless his condition is better I doubt he's a soul double guy any more at best a 15-7 player.

16 Feb 2018 21:53:18
If he's in shape, and also gets medically cleared, he'd be a perfect player for the Celtics. even at 80% of what he was, his game would fit Stevens perfectly.

14 Feb 2018 19:45:31
offseason

cavs sign brook lopez 3 yrs 40M

cavs trade tristan thompson to brooklyn net for second round pick to clear cap space

and resign lebron james 5 yrs 250M

resign rodney hood 4 yrs 65M

cavs trade kyle korver to sixers for second round pick to clear cap space

14 Feb 2018 20:13:05
The Cavs would still be over the cap, so they couldn’t sign Lopez. I also don’t think that you can get anything positive out of Thompson. Cleveland will have to send a second rounder to unload him.

14 Feb 2018 20:15:08
50 mil is an overvalue for a 33 year old. Hood is at least worth 18. Make that 4/ 72. B. Lopez deal is about right. Don't know that he's my first choice because of Defensive lapses, but he shoots the 3 ball well for a 265 pound 7fter. Nets had Thompson. His name was T. Young. Contract will be tradable in 2019 summer possibly. New look Cavs could help his numbers, and value. Nets wouldn't want him right now. Korver can now spot up shoot with new CAVS keeping him isn't terrible.

14 Feb 2018 21:10:14
Jorga, Hood might have gotten 18 or 20 million last summer or the summer before, but with all that bad contracts that have been signed the past few years the market seems to have flipped. Look at that Lou Williams deal or Caldwell-Pope having to sign a 1 year deal after I think he'll get closer to 12 million a year. The team with money are going to go after big time free agents and try to keep flexible if they strike out. Hood would have to take a fairly big risk and wait out all of the stars deals. He's restricted so the Cavs won't have to panic if he does it. It's a bad time to be a free agent.

14 Feb 2018 22:02:32
That goes 2-ways, CLE has to match to keep. We'll see how the rest of the season goes, and how Hood plays. McCollum is paid nearly 30 million. Hood is 6'-8" SG/ SF that D's up. If McCollum got that at the same point in his career, Hood is going to get 60% of that on a conservative estimate I'd think. CAVS are not in the Drivers seat to underpay. Look what Brooklyn did with Allen Crabbe? POR did it to Indy with Roy Hibbert too, although Hibbert had some good seasons before his body gave out, and the game changed. Hood doesn't even have to want to leave, and CLE has to match. I'd offer 25 just to hinder CLE if I was an east team with cap, and a playoff chance. Williams is 6 foot, and 31. Pope is nowhere near the player Hood is. They are good examples for how much more Hood will garner in offers. I agree with that.

14 Feb 2018 23:16:28
Lebrons not signing a 5 year deal and brook lopes is not worth 12 mill a year.

13 Feb 2018 02:34:46
If Brooklyn pick goes 1 draft night deal

Nets pick to the Pels for Anthony Davis or make a deal to make more trade and get more asset

Nets pick,jr smith to Atlanta for pick 6,hou pick 29,2019 cle pick back,2020 hawks pick 2021 2nd,2022 1st,2023 2nd,

13 Feb 2018 13:34:55
Pels say quick no, there is no player in the draft guaranteed to be as close to a Superstar as AD already is.

14 Feb 2018 17:25:00
Can you be that incredibly lame to make that trade idea? Seriously? I mean did you even re-read it before you posted it? The Pels are just going to trade their franchise Player to the Nets of all teams for 1 unproven pick? Man go get some professional counseling.

12 Feb 2018 01:44:02
Cavs 2018 offseason

If Brooklyn pick goes 1

Trade 1 pick to Atlanta for 6th pick,29th pick from Houston,2019 cle pick back,2020 hawks pick,2022 2nd round pick

Buy a 2nd round pick

Draft:
6th Jaren jackson

29th-rawle alkins

35th-chimezie Metu

Free agency

Deandre Jordan to 2yr 38mil s&t Tristan Thompson

Chris Paul to 1yr 17 mil

Dwayne dedmon 1yr 3mil

Jeff green 1yr vet minimum

Quinn cook 1yr 1 mil

Derrick Williams 1yr 2mil

Dante Cunningham 1yr 2mil

Win title

12 Feb 2018 03:48:59
I feel like that wouldn't be a good deal for Cleveland.

12 Feb 2018 04:25:41
Gonna have to waive and trade a loy of players.

12 Feb 2018 16:38:47
17 million for CP3 Umm i doubt that happens.

11 Feb 2018 19:08:14
Where I'd like to see some of the top possible free agents sign

•Tony Allen: Cavs or Thunder
•Vince Carter: Celtics or Raptors
•Derrick Rose: Wizards, Nuggets, or Warriors
•Nerlens Noel: Cavs or Spurs
•Josh McRoberts: Thunder or Spurs
•Ersan Ilyasova: Raptors or Thunder
•Shabazz Muhammad: Pelicans or Wizards
•G. Papagiannis: Thunder or Spurs.

12 Feb 2018 02:54:31
I’d like to see carter or Ilyasova go to the pistons. They need a shooter like Ersan.

13 Feb 2018 17:24:25
that's funny I was going to say the raptors for both raptora waive a player to bring in both.

11 Feb 2018 14:06:51
Cavs off-season if Lebron leaves.

Try to get a sign and trade for Lebron. If he goes to Houston, Gordon, Anderson and 2 1sts for Lebron. Then shop Gordon for a 1st.
If he goes to the Lakers. 3 1sts and Deng for Lebron or 2 1sts, Deng and one of the Lakers lesser prospects like Hart.

Shop Love for a mid level prospect, a first and try to shave some money off the cap. Preferably, they get the deal done before the season. They need to tank to get their own pick next year.

Resign Hood.

Take on bad contracts and young assets for Hill's contract.

Try to trade Korver to save money and buy out Jr Smith.

Scour the g league and etc to fill out the roster with marginal young free agents. Also, be willing to Hood and Clarkson for the right price at the deadline.

11 Feb 2018 15:17:43
LBJ opt's in

LA: LBJ

Dallas: Deng+ JR Smith+ 1rnd pick Cle 2018+ 1rnd pick LA 2019+ 1rnd pick LA 2021

Cle: H Barnes.

11 Feb 2018 15:25:46
I'd take the picks over Barnes. The Cavs need to make sure they're bad enough to get the pick they traded to the Hawks the next 2 years. Barnes is a good player, but he doesn't look like an allstar and the Cavs won't be anywhere near a team that can get out of the 1st round. He isn't worth potentially 4 picks including the lottery pick that they would lose. The Cavs need to embrace the process if Lebron leaves. It's the only way to build a contender in a small market.

11 Feb 2018 17:48:28
No way they get that package from Houston in a sign and trade deal. Anderson 1st and 2nd rounders more likely.

11 Feb 2018 18:01:19
Tonch, they would have to give up Gordon and Anderson just to match salaries to get Lebron. If they cleared cap space any other way, they would have to trade Gordon and Anderson plus renounce the rights to Capela and Ariza. If they have serious interest in Lebron, they can't get him without a sign and trade or Lebron opting in and being traded. The Cavs would need a pretty solid package to get back since taking back more than 10 millionish would keep them in the luxury tax.

11 Feb 2018 21:51:48
the anderson+gordon deal makes sense. lakers s+t is unnecessary and cavs should have no interest in taking deng. maybe if lakers resign and offer kcp and lopez it could happen.

11 Feb 2018 23:28:19
Dona for 3 1sts, it would be worth it. It wouldn't be hard for them shed enough money to offset taking on Deng. At worse they could stretch JR and it would get them under the tax treshold.

10 Feb 2018 12:09:09
Lakers offseason moves

On draftday.

LA: O'Quin+ Baker
NY: Deng+ 1rnd pick cleveland(draft and trade) + 1rnd pick LA 2019

Sign IT 1 year 30
Resign Cadwell-Pope 1year 20M
Resign Randle 1 year 17M

C: O'Quin/Zubac
PF: Kuzma/Randle
SF:Cadwell-Pope/Ingram
SG:IT/Hart/Baker
P:Ball/Ennis

LA 2019
Pursue K Thompson and K Leonard

10 Feb 2018 13:05:25
Why would you give up two firsts for O'Quinn and Baker?

10 Feb 2018 15:38:55
Gasupo bitter Cavs fan trying to take a shot at Lakers, bc LeBron is done with his city.

10 Feb 2018 15:39:45
Noah 2 2nd for Lebron.

10 Feb 2018 16:55:01
Why give up two firsts to unload Deng when you’re not signing significant free agents this offseason in this scenario? That doesn’t make sense.

10 Feb 2018 22:18:25
First, i'm a pacers fan, not a cavs fan.
Second, everybody Always says, it take more than one draft pick to ship Deng and his contract. Deng Has a contract for three more years, so trading him, gives them flexibility in the future.
And third, i believe LBJ go's to Houston.

10 Feb 2018 23:54:10
If the signing of Lebron/ Cousins/ George hinges on trading Deng, I would think that the trade makes sense. If it takes two firsts to unload him and there’s those signings lined up already, I would be on board if I’m the lakers. The thing that doesn’t make sense to me is that they don’t sign anyone with that money. The longer they hold onto Deng, the less it takes to offload him. Unloading him in the summer of 2019 with only one year left is pretty easy any maybe only costs second rounders.

11 Feb 2018 01:25:01
I have hard time seeing HOU dumping Anderson, and signing Paul, and figuring out how to keep Ariza, or don't, and sign James, and sign Capela. Deng only has a deal for 2 more seasons, and the rest of this one. Deng, if it's true, and he does want to play still, could agree to an extension, which would restructure his deal out to 5 seasons, and pay him less per year. Maybe the MIN, or DAL would then bite. It would be about 7 mil a season then if extension, and restructuring were to happen. Throw in Randle, or a pick, and it's palatable. Everyone has been wrong on here about pick values. Including me. Hoods value as well.

11 Feb 2018 07:12:59
@jorgawood i think they would have to find a deal where someone takes anderson and gordon (i know, tough, 34 mil in salary. lebron s+t? )
cp and lebron take paycuts (split about 50 mil), float capela cap hold (only like 6 mil) and sign him on bird after lebron

in terms of this lakers scenario, i like everything except giving IT 30 mil. he is worth about 15 (he will be lonzo’s backup) and you can't be a 5-9 sg.

10 Feb 2018 16:02:47
Gasupo is an Indy fan. He says that quite often.

09 Feb 2018 22:03:54
Cavs waive zizic

Sign Perkins belineli and joe Johnson (if bought out)

Hill Clarkson Calderon
Smith Hood belineli
James korver Johnson
Love green osman
Thompson nance Perkins

09 Feb 2018 23:20:08
no man ante zize need playing time.

09 Feb 2018 23:51:11
Why would they waive Zizic? He is the only young prospect with Osman and Nance on the roster, when James leaves they will have a bunch of bad contracts and Brooklyn pick to go through rebuild. Bad move IMO.

10 Feb 2018 15:25:15
Ante Zizic maybe another hidden gem like Cedi Osman was.

10 Feb 2018 20:25:53
Just don't sign him for a 4 year 10 mil a season deal like POR did with Myers Leonard. Projects earn project pay.

09 Feb 2018 18:40:55
2018 Offseason Plan (Lakers)

Step One
Magic Receive-Luol Deng, 2018 Cavs first round unprotected pick, 2020 Lakers first round unprotected pick

Lakers Receive-Wesley Iwundu

Step two
Lakers extend Julius Randle and sign Isaiah Thomas+Avery Bradley in order to compete

Step 3
Have assets to move at the 2019 deadline and still save a load of money to spend on 2019 free agents. Klay will be available and want a max deal which the Warriors won't be able to afford. Jimmy Butler will also be there but that's unrealistic. Lebron James will likely only sign a 1 year tenure to the Rockets or excursive his player option to return to the Cavs. All in all, the Lakers will have money to sign a superstar weather they want to in 2018 or 2019. Personally I think that the free agent class will be stronger in 2019 compared to the 2018 class.

09 Feb 2018 19:42:45
Thomas with no defense why would Lakers sign him to a contract.

09 Feb 2018 19:45:20
I think the 2018 is stronger with James George Durant cousins Paul and possibly Jordan. But 2019 is younger and better to build with Lakers. Leonard and Klay would be great and trade Ingram for a center. Plus they could keep Deng for one more year and can easily trade in 2019 with Ingram and a couple picks for whiteside.
Ball
Thompson
Leonard
Kuzma
Whiteside.

09 Feb 2018 19:47:16
Orlando takes that deal in less than a heartbeat.

11 Feb 2018 04:20:00
Dallas would take send for two first round picks.

11 Feb 2018 07:23:41
@true99 i'd keep ingram regardless of if u can get lebron, pg, kawhi, butler. the way the league is moving, wings are invaluable and u can do just fine without a traditional big. and ingram will be an all star. come 2019-20 whiteside and dj (both 30+) won't give u close to the same value as him.

09 Feb 2018 19:28:53
the magic have too many highly paid players with long contracts as it is. No way they'd accept another for what could be 2 very low firsts.

09 Feb 2018 08:16:26
Lakers Trade 2020 pick top 7 protected, cavs 2018 pick, and Deng to a rebuilding team for trade exemption and second round pick on draft night. Lakers now have 79 MIL in cap sign James George and Jordan.
Ball
George
Ingram
James
Jordan
Kuzma 6th man and still have mle.

09 Feb 2018 09:09:31
I don't think you can sign those three players with 79 M

P George is going to resign in OKC for a max contract.
And James is going to Houston.
Jordan would want more than 23 M or he stays with the clippers.

09 Feb 2018 19:48:52
28 for George with player option. 30 James with player option and Jordan for 3 years 7o MIL 21, 23.5 and 25.5.

09 Feb 2018 03:13:32
Lakers-Cap space

Teams with cap space-Thomas Deng Cavs 1st

09 Feb 2018 02:15:22
Cavs sign Perkins and tony Allen

Hill Clarkson Calderon
Smith hood Allen
James korver osman
Love green zizic
Thompson nance Perkins

09 Feb 2018 13:48:04
Not bad. I'm curious to see if Jr continues to start or if they start Hood. Also, I've seen Brandon Wright mentioned as a possible buyout candidate that the Cavs would go after. Allen wouldn't be a bad addition though.

08 Feb 2018 22:44:53
Cavs sign Perkins and bogut

Hill Clarkson Calderon
Smith hood osman
James korver green
Love nance zizic
Thompson bogut Perkins

09 Feb 2018 00:16:17
I think Love, Nance, and Tristan will play all of the minutes at center. Jeff Green will be the back up pf and possibly the interim starter until Love gets back. It doesn't seem like Bogut has much left. Unless a better center gets bought out (maybe Tyson Chandler gets bought out? ), I don't think the Cavs sign a center other than Perkins and he's not going to actually play any real minutes. The Cavs pfs need to be able to shoot for the offense to work. The trades seem to match the pace and space offense they want.

08 Feb 2018 18:22:59
Done trade

Miami gets Wade

Cleveland gets Hill and Hood

Sacramento gets Joe Johnson and Shumpert

Utah gets Rose and Crowder

08 Feb 2018 18:34:17
All true but separate trades. Cavs got a "heavily protected" 2nd round pick from Miami for Wade.

08 Feb 2018 18:40:57
Yeah the 2nd went to the Kings immediately though so it's essentially a 4 way deal when you lay it out even if the Wade trade was separate.

08 Feb 2018 19:25:37
Utah got ripped off. Big time.

08 Feb 2018 19:39:11
Jorga, apparently, they were really high on Crowder. I'm surprised how little they ended up getting for him. I'm accused of being a Cavs homer and I thought they should have gotten atleast a late 1st as well.

08 Feb 2018 20:06:53
Apparently THEY were high for being high on Crowder. Utah supposedly had 20 teams inquire about Hood and that was the best they could do? Wow.

11 Feb 2018 04:41:27
Crowder is cheap and way better and healthier than Hood. Utah wants to win games next year and Jae is a great complimentary player.

08 Feb 2018 18:14:05
3 team trade

Cavs get - Hood and Hill

Jazz get - Rose and Crowder

Kings get - Johnson and Shumpert

Cavs also trade Wade back to Heat

Hill/Clarkson
Hood/Jr
Lebron/Korver
(Love)/Nance
Thompson/Nance

08 Feb 2018 18:25:03
Posted the same thing before yours listed. I love this one for the Cavs. Losing Wade hurts a little, but Hood and Hill are great additions. The team is definitely a lot younger.

08 Feb 2018 18:35:40
^^^^ LMAO wow rkenne_16 you're good. How many times are you going to say that you posted something first? ESPN had it before you LOL stop acting like your an NBA inside reporter getting first word of these trades SMH.

09 Feb 2018 15:10:57
Kcku, that wasn't what I was trying to imply. I just didn't mean to repost the same thing as NBA16.

08 Feb 2018 17:35:58
Frye, IT and the Cavs 1st for Clarkson and Nance

Done deal. It feels like a desperation move for the Cavs. This isn't particularly good at helping in a rebuild and it doesn't help them win now. Any locker room positive from getting rid of IT is offset by losing Frye (although IT wasn't playing well, he wasn't wrong about anything he was saying). I don't understand the logic around it.

08 Feb 2018 17:44:43
Thomas was a pebble in LeBron's shoe. It was clear he wanted IT out (he even froze out Thomas during the on-court celebration last night) . Getting rid of Thomas and keeping the Brooklyn pick enables Cleveland to keep James somewhat happy and at the same time be prepared for if/ when LeBron walks.

08 Feb 2018 17:49:17
@rkenne_16, Look down 3 spaces, I stated this 15 minutes ago! but, Thanks for the reminder! Now, The Cav. s should get rid of Lue, and hire Fitzdale to replace him!

08 Feb 2018 18:06:57
Great move by Lakers. I see Ball-Kuzma-George-AD combo with IT as sixt player.

08 Feb 2018 18:50:46
Rubio, I don't see how they could get AD unless they were willing to give up atleast 2 of Ball Ingram and Kuzma, if not all 3.

08 Feb 2018 19:32:09
Thomas, and Frye are expiring. That was the luring factor. Thomas is a defensive liability. Clarkson, and Nance were going to go someway, somehow. LAL got their pick. CLE is better now, and in the future with this deal.

08 Feb 2018 17:30:57
Cavs get Hill
Kings get shumpert zizic Calderon Miami 2nd cavs 2nd

Sign bogut

Hill Clarkson rose
Smith wade korver
James crowder osman
Love nance green
Thompson bogut

 
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