28 Dec 2017 12:54:13
Indy: H Barnes+ Schröder+J noah

Atlanta: Jefferson+ C Joseph+ 1rnd pick Indy+ Leaf

Dallas: D Collison+G Robinson III+ 1rnd pick NY+ 1rnd pick Indy 2020

NY: T Young

Indy go's all in:
C: Turner
PF: Sabonis
SF: H Barnes
SG: Oladipo
PG: Schroder
Bench: bogdanovic+ Noah+ Stephenson

Atlanta and Dallas get assets for a rebuilt

NY Get capspace dumping Noah, for only one draft pick.

1.) 28 Dec 2017
28 Dec 2017 13:11:46
NY has to add more. Also the return for Mavs and especially the Hawks isn't enough.

2.) 28 Dec 2017
28 Dec 2017 13:32:46
knicks pass... 1st rd pick for Thad young... OK

3.) 28 Dec 2017
28 Dec 2017 13:36:51
Schroder isn't an all star (for now)
a young talent and a first round is a good return for a rebuilding team.
The same for Dallas, they're a bad team and they should rebuilt. Young players and first round picks are the assets for a propper rebuilt. So 2 1rnd picks are a good return

Trading Rondo for a late first (traded for IT) and J Crowder looked stupid too. But those trades gives Dallas and Atlanta flexibility and they go higher in the draft.

NY should give up more, but they won't if they're smart. Indy is prepared to take Noah's contract because they needed the extra draftpick to get Barnes.

I'm an Indy fan And Indy gets the best parts in this trade, but i believe all teams could win in this scenario.

4.) 28 Dec 2017
28 Dec 2017 16:48:28
I think this could be a trade that actually works out for everyone involved.

The Knicks get to dump Noah with only giving up one pick, and actually get a guy back that would fit the locker room well. - No brainer, they do it.

The Mavs move on from Barnes and his contract, and get two first rounders back. - Less of a no brainer, but I think they do it. Barnes hasn't proven to be worth the money, and they can build young around Smith.

The Hawks get a pretty good return for a guy I'm not a big fan of anyway. I think Leaf could be a good rotation guy. I think Joseph could be as good as Schroeder anyway, so to me this is a win for them.

To me, the team that I worry about the most is your Pacers, Gas. They are going "all in", but I don't think this lifts them into the top three in the East, let alone competing with the Rockets and the Warriors. For what it's worth, I really like the pieces they've put together so far. Oladipo is a sparkplug, Sabonis is steady, and Turner has it in him to be an absolute star. Schroeder is at worst a serviceable starter (even if I don't think he's much more than that myself, there are differing opinions), and Barnes is a great complimentary piece who just happens to get paid way too much.

The problem here, is there's no real go to guy on that squad, and the bench is seriously diminished. That team will win a good amount of games, and will make the playoffs, but come playoff time, I see them getting bounced round one. They remind me of the Celtics two years ago, except without the depth. When you've got a team like that, you need your bench to be winning against the other teams' benches in the playoffs. If they view this as a win, I say go for it. The other teams should jump.

5.) 29 Dec 2017
29 Dec 2017 00:03:47
I know it's a risk for Indy, but it's a strong starting five.
They can all score, shoot threes and play defense.