15 May 2017 01:33:09
Thunder need a big shake up.

Lakers get: Kanter, Bayless, Heustis
***Lakers have lots of young assets. They can grow into something special, and a low-post scorer could help.

Philly gets: Deng, OKC first
***Deng is overpaid and aging. For Philly, he can eat up some of their excess cap and be a great vet presence for this young squad. They get a first for their troubles.

OKC gets: Gerald Henderson, Corey Brewer, Jahlil Okafor
***Okafor is a very similar player to Kanter, so OKC can still have a low post scorer when they want one. They also get two guys that they can flip as expiring deals later next season while moving on from Kanter.


1.) 15 May 2017
15 May 2017 01:58:47
Philly will be looking to add free agents that can help them win before they have to resign their young guys. Deng would limit their ability to do that and a late first really isn't a big incentive for them to take on that terrible contract at this point

Similiarly, the Lakers are looking to get out from under their bad contracts to go after stars. They won't want Kanter's contract on thr books.

It's not bad for OKC, but I think they would rather package up their assets to go after a player that can take some of the load off Westbrook's shoulders.

2.) 15 May 2017
15 May 2017 02:05:28
Philly should be getting more. The first compensates them for taking on Dengs contract but they aren't getting anything really in return for dealing away Okafor, Henderson or Bayless.

Makes sense for Lakers who get a young center in Kanter who although still overpaid isn't quite as big a contract as Deng.

Would also be a smart cost cutting move for OKC who would also get solid veterans.

3.) 15 May 2017
15 May 2017 02:06:54
Lakers say no.

4.) 15 May 2017
15 May 2017 02:28:18
So philly gives up Okafor, Henderson, and Bayless for an old overpaid vet, which they don't need since they have Henderson and Bayless to be to be those guys and are on way better deals, and a 1st round pick that will be in the mid 20's. I believe they would pass on this.

5.) 15 May 2017
15 May 2017 02:32:16
It would take a Christmas miracle for the lakers to receive a very skilled young big man in Kanter, Bayless, and Huestis for an aging, overpaid Deng. Also, this move does not eat up Philly's cap space but rather opens up more for them. I don't think the 76ers would be willing to give up 3 players for ovepaid veteran leadership and a low 1st round pick, but it's possible. I do think the Thunder need to bring in some fresh faces but I feel like they would want some better wings than brewer and Henderson. Okafor would be a nice piece for the Thunder. He is a cheaper, younger Kanter. I'd suggest replacing the 76ers with a different team and I think the lakers should probably part ways with Clarkson in this type of deal.

6.) 15 May 2017
15 May 2017 03:31:42
Sixers have no incentive to do this deal.