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20 Jul 2017 21:50:16
Bulls - Suns - Pistons

Bulls: Tyson Chandler, Stanley Johnson

Suns: Andre Drummond, Jerian Grant

Pistons: Eric Bledsoe, TJ Warren, Robin Lopez.

21 Jul 2017 02:21:08
Really good return for Bulls, Stanley Johnson would be a great pickup for them. I think its solid for Suns too who add the younger Drummond who can compliment Booker and Jackson, dominate on the boards and hopefully improve defensively. Not crazy about the return for the Pistons. Bledsoe is great when healthy and him combined with Bradley and possibly Stanley Johnson could create a great perimeter defense. Warren provides some offense and Lopez is a solid starting caliber center but that teams upside would be very limited.

20 Jul 2017 09:35:53

Pistons gets E. Bledsoe + TJ. Warren

Suns gets R. Jackson + S. Jhonson

20 Jul 2017 19:36:15
Why would the Suns do this. They get worse at both positions. This site posters likes to dump on the suns. I don't get it.?

20 Jul 2017 03:16:43
Bulls trade pistons

Bulls get A.Drummond

Pistons get R.Lopez and Mirotic in a sign and trade

20 Jul 2017 05:44:38

19 Jul 2017 14:21:44

Portland gets- Lamarcus Aldridge, Bryn Forbes

San Antonio gets- Andre Drummond, Darrell Arthur, Pat Connaughton

Detroit gets- Kenneth Faried, Danny Green, Ed Davis, Will Barton, Dejounte Murray

Denver gets- Reggie Jackson, Mo Harkless

What do you think?

19 Jul 2017 17:52:47
Denver and Detroit aren't getting nearly enough, and Portland is getting a steal.

19 Jul 2017 19:22:55
I think its not enough for Detroit. If they were to deal Drummond I think it would be to get a young piece or draft pick that could potentially be the franchise cornerstone that they no longer think Drummond is. Getting back a bunch of solid role players won't really help them at all since it'll keep them from getting a top pick but not provide them the upside to do much of anything. Pistons should probably keep Drummond unless they could get like a top 10 pick for him in the upcoming draft and not take back any bad contracts (and ideally rid themselves of Jacksons bad contract) .

Not a fan of Jackson and although Denver need an upgrade at point guard I don't think he is it (Bledsoe would be a good option imo) . They should try and move Barton (or Chandler if they want to slide him into starting lineup) and Faried tho.

I believe Portland would need to give up more for salary to work but for that little not sure why they'd be against bringing LA back.

Drummond would be a great addition to Spurs. He has the physical tools to be not only a monster on the boards but defensively. He has sort of plateaued thus far in his career but I think a great coach like Pop could help get the most out of him and help him on the mental side of things which is what is really holding him back.

19 Jul 2017 22:49:41
It's a steal for the Spurs, they should also give two draft picks to Denver

I like this for Portland, but i also think they should give a draft pick to Denver.

It's not a bad return for Detroit, but they better keep Drummond.

no idea why Denver would want R Jackson.

19 Jul 2017 13:54:27

NYK get: Reggie Jackson, Trevor Ariza (exp), Brandon Wright (exp), Stanley Johnson, James Ennis III (exp), and Wade Baldwin IV (exp)

pg. Jackson/ Ntilinka
sg. Hardaway JR/ Baker
sf. Ariza/ Johnson
pf. Porzingis/ Kuzminskas
c. Hernangomez/ OQuinn/ Wright

MEM get: Joakim Noah, Tobias Harris, Eric Gordon, 7 2018 1st DP NYK (top 3 protected)

pg. Conley/ Evans
sg. Gordon/ Seldon
sf. McLemore/ Martin
pf. Harris/ Green
c. Gasol/ Noah

DET get: Chandler Parsons, Ryan Anderson, Courtney Lee, and HOU 2018 1st DP

pg. Bradley/ Smith
sg. Lee/ Galloway
sf. Parsons/ Kennard
pf. Anderson/ Tolliver
c. Drummond/ Marjanovic

HOU get: Carmelo Anthony, Jon Leuer, and Troy Daniels

pg. CP3/ Daniels
sg. Harden/ Quaterman
sf. Anthony/ Tucker
pf. Nene/ Leuer
c. Capela/ Black

19 Jul 2017 19:35:19
Knicks are not giving away 1st rounders! Period!

20 Jul 2017 19:45:27
pistons don't have the cap room to do this and why would they, no one wants parsons, also stan van gundy is very high on stanley johnson.

19 Jul 2017 02:52:20

Pistons get L.Aldridge & D.Arthur
- add a star to push for a playoff run


Nuggets get D.Green , R.Jackson & 2nd round pick from DET
- take a chance on Jackson while getting a stability on perimeter defense


Spurs get T.Harris , K.Faried , W.Barton & 1st round pick from DET
- youth movement and add athleticism
- sign Ellis


19 Jul 2017 12:07:51
Drop the first round pick to the spurs and I think this is a good deal for all teams involved.

20 Jul 2017 19:49:37
detroit wouldn't do it, no one wants lamarcus unless they are a contender.

18 Jul 2017 19:10:48
The 76ers get Crabbe and Toronto 2018 pick via Brooklyn

The Pistons get Harkless, Nurkic, 2018 Portland 1st and 2 2nds from Philly

The Trail Blazers get Drummond

The Nets get Okafor and Leonard

The 76ers get rid of Okafor for a 1st and a sg who could provide depth this year and take over for Reddick next year

The Pistons get to retool. Harkless and Nurkic are both solid young players and they get a few picks to play with.

The Nets get 2 solid young players for what will likely be a late first. They get to buy fairly low on two players that have some potential.

18 Jul 2017 19:52:54
The Trailblazers shed salary and get a big who could turn into a legitimate 3rd allstar and defensive anchore for them.

18 Jul 2017 20:12:36
Portland is way too high on Nurkic to come anywhere near that. I think Portland values him as high (or higher) than Detroit values Drummond.

18 Jul 2017 20:25:55
Two issues here, first, the sixers aren't getting rid of okafor and snagging both a 1st round pick and crabbe, who is an actual quality SG, albeit on an expensive contract.

Second, did you really just say drummond will be the defensive anchor for the blazers?

While with Portland, Nurkik was incredibly positive on both ends of the court. Seriously. his on/ off with Portland was incredible.

Drummond? His team was offensively a bit better with him off the court. however, defensively, Drummond was literally the worst center in the league. While on, Opponents had an offensive rating of 111, when off, 101. Seriously. hysterical. defensive anchor. what a nut.

19 Jul 2017 00:05:38
Drummond is a bad defender but unlike someone like Okafor I think he has the physical tools to be a good and borderline great defender. Although he is still quite young at only 23 he has spent 5 years in the NBA and hasn't really improved on the defensive end at all. That is alarming and likely due to his "lack of motivation" which caused him to slide to #9 in the draft but could also be due in part to coaching.

I was a fan of Portland getting him before they got Nurkic but after they got him and he played well for them I doubt they take the risk going after Drummond. I believe Drummond has a higher upside than Nurkic. One thing that could factor in however, is that Nurkic is in the final year of his contract and with Portland already in the luxury they may prefer a deal like this that would allow them to shed some salary for the future (as opposed to keeping Crabbe, Leonard and Harkless then having to give 15 mill+ to Nurkic in RFA) .

19 Jul 2017 14:12:44
Depending on what you look at, he has mixed reviews defensively. Looking up his real plus minus on defense, it has him at 29, but fox sports defensive ratings have him as the 4th overall defender (their ratings favor big men) . The truth is probably somewhere in between. He has the size, athleticism and raw abilities to be monster on the defensive end. He's a solid help defender, shot blocker, and defensive rebounder. If he can improve perimeter/ post defense he could be really good and he has the size, strength, and athleticism to do it. He has more upside than Nurkic.

18 Jul 2017 16:28:25

Cleveland gets- Carmelo Anthony

New York gets- John Henson, Mathew Delladova, Kay Felder, 1st rd pick (MIL)

Milwaukee- Andre Drummond

Detroit- Kevin Love, Rashad Vaughn

18 Jul 2017 17:03:26
Not really sure how Milwaukee ends up with Drummond for henson (underproducing, overpaid, disgruntled) Delladove (just not good and way overpaid) vaughn (who? ) and a pick that likely isn't lottery in the weak east.

They arguably get the best player, but offering up the worst parts. Makes no sense.

I just ran on the trade machine, a trade with the pistons and bucks for those 3 players for drummond. Straight up. the bucks improve by 3 games and the pistons are worse by 7. For obvious reasons, this makes zero sense.

18 Jul 2017 17:47:00
Hamburger is spot on about Milwaukee. The Cavs end up over paying for Melo. They aren't trading Love let alone adding a 2nd year guard on a team friendly contract who will be contending for their back up pg position for Melo. If the Cavs would do this, the Knicks are better off taking Felder and Love even if they don't plan on keeping Love. They could get a lot more than 2 career back ups who are in their mid 20s on fairly bad contracts and a late first for Love else where. If the Cavs were willing to do this, Jackson would have personally drove Melo to Cleveland a month ago.

18 Jul 2017 18:20:17
Maybe Drummond wants to go to a team that can actually make the playoffs.

18 Jul 2017 20:59:37
Ah yes, the foolish bucks homer comment. Well, how many times did the bucks make the playoffs the past two years? Heres a hint. same as the Pistons.

Heres another biggie. why does it even matter? Does drummond have a no trade clause? Does he have even a shred of say in the matter?

Well, Drummond wants a championship, so he should get traded to the warriors for a 2022 second round pick.

Foolish homer.

18 Jul 2017 22:16:33
Mancerei000, I'm a bucks fan too, but this is a trade favoring the bucks, who do need him right now, so please stop

18 Jul 2017 23:29:40
Well Schmitz here we go again with your cocky comments with me so please stop.

19 Jul 2017 01:32:19
Mancerei000, oh i'm sorry, i'll never do it again

19 Jul 2017 01:50:54
schmitz, I don't like you

19 Jul 2017 06:49:53
Hell No The Pistons don't want Kevin Love.

20 Jul 2017 01:25:32

18 Jul 2017 15:18:21

Detroit gets- Ryan Anderson, Tyson Chandler, Courtney Lee, Kyle O'Quinn, Tyler Ulis, 1st rd pick (HOU), 1st rd pick (PHO)

New York gets- Brandon Knight, Jared Dudley, Boban Marjanovic, Dragan Bender, TJ Warren

Houston gets- Carmelo Anthony

Pheonix gets- Andre Drummond, Reggie Jackson, John Leur, Shawn Long, Isiah Taylor

What's your thoughts?

18 Jul 2017 15:38:15
I don't like it for Detroit. It would basically send them into a rebuild already over the softcap.

New York probably ends up getting to much. They would accept that in a second.

Not bad for Houston.

Phoenix gives up way to many of their young assets to essentially get Drummond and use their cap space to take on 2 contracts that the other teams in this trade don't want.

17 Jul 2017 18:21:00

Houston gets- Carmelo Anthony

New York gets- Reggie Jackson, Shawn Long, Isiah Taylor

Detroit gets- Ryan Anderson

17 Jul 2017 19:32:19
Houston needs to move more salary than that to land Melo.

17 Jul 2017 20:45:46
I don't see how Reggie Jackson really fits into New York's plans. At this point he's barely worth his contract and seems to be losing value.

16 Jul 2017 20:40:08
Spurs - T. Harris, R. Bullock

Pistons - L.A

16 Jul 2017 22:15:50
Like it because we get L. A, but don't like it because Stanley Johnson is not ready to start.

17 Jul 2017 01:42:02
Tobias is a nice start, but Bullock can't be the only other piece.

16 Jul 2017 16:25:52
Chicago Bulls moves

•Trade: Bulls-Pistons-Spurs
-Bulls get Tobias Harris, Tony Parker, Boban Marjanovic, and a 2nd rd pick (via Pistons)
-Pistons get Lamarcus Aldridge and Jerian Grant
-Spurs get Dwyane Wade and Robin Lopez

-Buyout Tony Parker

-Trade cash considerations to OKC for Kyle Singler and own 2018 2nd rd pick back

-Sign Derrick Rose 1yr 8m
-Re-sign Nikola Mirotic 3yr 31m
-Sign Antonio Blakenley to 2-way contract

PG: Rose, Dunn, Payne
SG: LaVine, Holiday, Nwaba
SF: Harris, Valentine, Zipser
PF: Mirotic, Markannen, Singler
C: Felicio, Portis, Marjanovic.

16 Jul 2017 17:12:21
Swap Leuer for Tobias and it's a deal.

16 Jul 2017 17:50:14
You Pistons fans act like Tobias Harris is a superstar.

16 Jul 2017 17:58:17
Stanley Johnson or Tobias Harris must be on the deal for Bulls

And NO to Rose. rather develop Dunn.

16 Jul 2017 20:12:00
I think its still solid value for the Pistons with Harris involved although since they likely aren't going anywhere with Aldridge I could understand the desire to just keep the younger Harris that is a better fit at pf in today's NBA than Aldridge is especially as he continues to age into his 30s.

Not crazy about this deal for Spurs since Wade is a shadow of his former self although Lopez is a solid starting caliber center that Spurs could use in the wake of Dedmon going to ATL.

16 Jul 2017 20:37:33
The Spurs won't trade Parker and the Bulls don't need T. Harris.

16 Jul 2017 23:15:55
NBA. He's our top player.

16 Jul 2017 06:02:48
Spurs moves

•Trade: Spurs-Bulls-Pistons
-Spurs get Dwyane Wade and Robin Lopez
-Bulls get Tobias Harris, Tony Parker, Boban Marjanovic, and a 2nd rd pick (via Pistons)
-Pistons get Lamarcus Aldridge and Jerian Grant

-Tony Parker gets bought out by Bulls, clears waivers, then re-signs with Spurs on 1yr minimum

-Sign Luc Mbah a Moute 1yr 3.3m (BAE)
-Re-sign Pau Gasol 2yr 20m

PG: Mills, Murray, Parker
SG: Wade, Green, Forbes
SF: Leonard, Anderson, White
PF: Gay, Moute, Bertrans
C: Lopez, Gasol, Lauvergne

2 way contracts: Brandon Paul and Nikola Milutinov.

15 Jul 2017 17:06:55

(Carmelo agrees to waive full no-trade clause, including trade kicker)

•Knicks get Tobias Harris, Reggie Jackson, Jon Leur, Shawn Long, and 2019 2nd (via Pistons)
-Sign Trey Burke
PG: Jackson, Ntilikana, Randle
SG: Hardaway, Burke, Baker
SF: Harris, Kuzminskas, Dotson
PF: Porzingis, Leur, Long
C: Hernangomez, O'Quinn, Noah

•Rockets get Carmelo Anthony
-Sign Aaron Brooks 1yr minimum
-Re-sign Troy Williams 2yr minimum
PG: Paul, Brooks
SG: Harden, Gordon, Quarterman
SF: Ariza, Tucker, Williams, Uthoff
PF: Anthony, Black, Oliver
C: Capela, Nene, Qi

•Pistons get Ryan Anderson, Courtney Lee, Lance Thomas, Chinanu Onuaku, Isaiah Taylor and 2020 Rockets 1st
-Waive Isaiah Taylor, Michael Gbinije
-Sign Greivis Vasquez 1yr minimum
PG: Smith, Kennard, Vasquez
SG: Bradley, Lee, Galloway
SF: Johnson, Thomas, Bullock
PF: Anderson, Tolliver, Onuaku
C: Drummond, Marjanovic, Ellenson.

15 Jul 2017 18:46:15
No thanks from pistons.

15 Jul 2017 04:29:03

NOLA : R.Jackson
> take a chance for a talent

PG : R.Jackson-J.Crawford
SG : J.Holiday-Q.Pondexter
SF : S.Hill-H.Thompson
PF : A.Davis-D.Motiejunas
CE : D.Cousins-O.Asik

DET : E.Mudiay , K.Faried & 2nd round pick from DEN
> get rid of Jackson and get a young PG

PG : E.Mudiay-I.Smith-L.Galloway
SG : A.Bradley-L.Kennard
SF : T.Harris-R.Bullock
PF : J.Leuer-A.Tolliver-H.Ellenson
CE : A.Drummond-K.Faried-B.Marjanovic

DEN : B.Knight & S.Johnson
> get a better PG and young wing
> trade Arthur to create some space

PG : B.Knight-J.Nelson
SG : J.Murray-G.Harris-M.Beasley
SF : W.Chandler-W.Barton-S.Johnson
PF : P.Millsap-D.Arthur-T.Lyles
CE : N.Jokic-M.Plumlee

PHX : E.Moore , A.Ajinca & 1st round pick from DET (top 18 protected)

PG : E.Bledsoe-T.Ulis
SG : D.Booker-E.Moore
SF : J.Jackson-T.Warren-J.Dudley
PF : M.Chriss-D.Bender
CE : T.Chandler-A.Ajinca

15 Jul 2017 18:02:17
Woulda been a solid deal. until the news came down that NOLA has signed Rondo. so, better luck next try.

14 Jul 2017 15:22:47

ATL get: Tristan Thompson, Tobias Harris, Reggie Jackson, and 2018 1st DP NYK (top 3 protected)

pg. Jackson
sg. Bellinelli
sf. Harris
pf. Collins
c. Thompson

NYK get: Dennis Schroeder, Iman Shumpert, and Channing Frye (exp)

pg. Schroeder/ Ntilikina
sg. THJ
sf. Kuzminskas
pf. Porziningis
c. Hernangomez

DET get: JR Smith, Courtney Lee, and Kyle OQuinn

pg. Bradley
sg. Kennard
sf. Lee
pf. Leuer/ OQuinn
c. Drummond

CLE get: Carmelo Anthony, Joakim Noah, and Kent Bazemore

pg. Irving
sg. Korver
sf. James
pf. Anthony
c. Love/ Noah

14 Jul 2017 15:43:29
my goodness that Cavs lineup would give up 180 every night.

14 Jul 2017 15:44:27
Knicks are now saying they aren't going to trade Anthony.
Which is what the smart money has been on since the rumors started.

14 Jul 2017 18:07:09
Pistons will definitely have top five draft pick.

14 Jul 2017 20:55:59
And Melo still saying "I want to be traded".

14 Jul 2017 22:44:34
Pistons aren't trading Tobias for filler.

16 Jul 2017 04:12:24
Supercollider-you are a moron! The Knicks have said they are waiting on Melo trade until new GM Perry gets caught up. They are trying to see if Melo will expand on his list of acceptable trade destinations. Do you understand this? If you don't-have an adult read it to you and explain it! Please tell me that when the Knicks trade Melo-you will finally shut your mouth.

14 Jul 2017 06:35:45
If Carmelo Anthony gets bought out:


•Rockets get Lance Thomas, Boban Marjanovic, and 2019 2nd (via Pistons)
-Sign Carmelo Anthony to most they can
-Waive Jarrod Uthoff, Shawn Long
-Sign Deron Williams 1yr minimum
PG: Paul, Williams, Taylor
SG: Harden, Gordon, Quarterman
SF: Ariza, Tucker
PF: Anthony, Thomas, Qi, Oliver
C: Capela, Nene, Marjanovic

•Pistons get Ryan Anderson, Courtney Lee, Kyle O'Quinn, and M. Kuzminskas
-Sign Norris Cole 1yr minimum
PG: Smith, Kennard, Cole
SG: Bradley, Lee, Galloway
SF: Harris, Bullock, Gbinije
PF: Anderson, Kuzminskas, Ellenson
C: Drummond, O'Quinn, Moreland

•Knicks get Reggie Jackson, Stanley Johnson, Jon Leur, and Chinanu Onuaku
-Sign James Young
PG: Jackson, Ntilikana, Randle
SG: Hardaway, Baker, Dotson
SF: Johnson, Young
PF: Porzingis, Leur, Kornet
C: Hernangomez, Noah, Onuaku.

14 Jul 2017 12:50:28
Melo won't get bought out now that Phil's gone.

14 Jul 2017 22:57:38
So weird u have Galloway at sg and kennard at pg for pistons. also I don't see why Detroit takes on Anderson and has to give a pick. O Quinn and lee aren't bad but I'd like to see how boban plays this year. Idk if I like this trade.

15 Jul 2017 02:50:49
Explain to me why the Knicks would buy out Melo? Trade or let him play another season. Then trade next offseason! Please- I don't understand.

13 Jul 2017 22:37:32
Bucks Mavs

Monroe,Vaughn, and 2nd rd pick for D Powell and Seth Curry

Bucks Rockets

Henson and Telly for Ryan Anderson and 1st rd pick

Bucks Pistons

Ish Smith for Delly and 2nd rd pick

Sign Shabazz Muhummad

Brogdon,Smith,Payton II

13 Jul 2017 23:52:25
Rockets say no.

14 Jul 2017 02:49:21
All three swing the Bucks way, neither the Macs, Rockets or Pistons make these deals.

14 Jul 2017 22:57:56
The Bucks also say No!

Keep trying Mancerei000!

13 Jul 2017 04:17:47

(Carmelo agrees to waive full no-trade clause, including trade kicker)

•Knicks get Tobias Harris, Jon Leur, Shawn Long, Isaiah Taylor, and 2019 2nd (via Pistons)
-Waive Isaiah Taylor
-Sign Rajon Rondo 1yr 5m
PG: Ntilikana, Rondo, Randle
SG: Hardaway, Lee, Baker
SF: Harris, Kuzminskas, Dotson
PF: Porzingis, Leur, Long
C: Hernangomez, O'Quinn, Noah

•Rockets get Carmelo Anthony and 2018 Pistons' 2nd (top 45 protected)
-Sign Deron Williams 1yr 3.2m (need another guard given CP3's injury history)
-Sign Dante Cunningham 1yr minimum
-Sign David Nwaba 2y minimum
PG: Paul, Williams, Nwaba
SG: Harden, Gordon, Quarterman
SF: Ariza, Tucker, Uthoff
PF: Anthony, Cunningham, Oliver
C: Capela, Nene, Qi

•Pistons get Ryan Anderson, Lance Thomas, Chinanu Onuaku, and 2020 Rockets 1st
PG: Jackson, Smith, Galloway
SG: Bradley, Kennard, Gbinije
SF: Johnson, Thomas, Bullock
PF: Anderson, Tolliver, Onuaku
C: Drummond, Marjanovic, Ellenson.

13 Jul 2017 04:24:35
Pistons say hell to the NO! Harris is better and on a better contract than Anderson!

13 Jul 2017 06:31:08
I agree Pistons are the weakest part of the trade especially since they aren't really part of the core of it but I don't think its completely a "hell no". SVG is familiar with Anderson from their Orlando days (SVG tried to build a similar team to the one he built around Howard around Drummond although hasn't been nearly as successful) so I could see him bringing in a stretch 4 (Leuer was supposed to be this but failed in the role) . So yes they give up Harris for Anderson but also clear Leuer's what I perceive to be a bad contract and get Lance Thomas who is a solid defender and a great 3pt shooter (over 40% for career albeit on low reps) .

I think things could get more attractive for Pistons if they are able to shed Jacksons contract in the deal either in place of Harris or add Jackson and Knicks add Lee or something.

13 Jul 2017 09:34:46
Johnson not ready to start. Not trading Harris tho not even for Anderson.

13 Jul 2017 11:01:17
So if the Pistons send Jackson to the Knicks and Knicks send Lee to Pistons, do you think they'd be fine starting Bradley at point guard and Lee at shooting guard or Ish Smith at point and Bradley at the 2 with Kennard playing the backup 1 and Lee the backup 2?

13 Jul 2017 13:12:44
Sure nba why not.

13 Jul 2017 14:23:02
They tried to make Bradley a point guard earlier in his career due to his lack of ideal size for a shooting guard and he was pretty bad. If Pistons dealt Jackson I'm sure they'd try him there again (Bradley has improved a lot since earlier in his career) but I think they'd be better starting Smith and sliding Bradley there for stretches. Pistons also signed Langston Galloway so he'd get minutes at point guard.

13 Jul 2017 14:30:29
Yeah NBA. Is there a catch or are you just writing so you can write?

13 Jul 2017 15:41:46
Bradley, as jaw says, tried to play the 1 but couldn't. He's not a good passer, not a good ball-handler and he turns the ball over. He is what he is -- a solid defender and a catch-and-shoot 2 guard who (when healthy) is an excellent complementary player. Just don't put him at the point, because your offense will stall out.

13 Jul 2017 16:00:52
Leuer isn't on a bad contract. He's still young, played solid defense much better than Anderson, has range, has a really good midrange game and great true shooting %. He's just not a starter. Played very well off the bench last year. Tobias is very young and talented no way they trade his great contract for Andersons sunk cost. Lance Thomas isn't much of a player either. On top of it you want 2 2nd rounders for a late Houston 1st? No Way!

12 Jul 2017 19:54:36

Knicks get Tobias Harris, Jon Leur, Shawn Long, Isaiah Taylor, and 2020 Rockets' 2nd

Rockets get Carmelo Anthony

Pistons get Ryan Anderson, Lance Thomas, and rights to Marko Todorovic and Jon Diebler (via Rockets)

12 Jul 2017 22:35:59
Detroit says no.

13 Jul 2017 00:34:34
If this works for Rockets financially (Anderson makes like 19 mill and melo like 26 mill before factoring in his trade kicker so I was under impression Ariza or Gordon would have to be included) then I like the trade for all sides.

Knicks need to turn the page and move Melo and getting back a solid offensive forward that is still relatively young in Harris isn't a terrible return but they are taking back decent amount of salary with him and Leuer.

If Rockets could give up essentially only Anderson and get Melo I think its a win for them since Melo is basically just as good a shooter with a more complete offensive game. Keeping Ariza is key for a team that will sport Harden and Melo on defense for large portions of the game.

Trade is probably weakest for Pistons who would probably much prefer to dump Jackson (maybe Knicks take a chance on him) than Harris especially after dealing Morris away. Anderson is the stretch 4 that they hoped Leuer would be (he was pretty bad and only shot around 30% from 3) and would be someone SVG is familiar with. Lance Thomas also gives them a versatile forward who could fill in some of the minutes of Harris.

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