07 Jul 2018 21:36:00
Lakers - Thunder:

OKC receive: Deng, '19 & '23 2nds
LAL receive: Melo

Lakers get rid of Deng, take on more salary for this year and give LBJ a banana boat friend.
OKC shave a large amount of salary and tax with this trade, also add a couple of seconds.


1.) 08 Jul 2018
07 Jul 2018 22:22:08
If Melo is willing to take a decent amount less in a buyout this doesn't help the Thunder at all.

2.) 08 Jul 2018
07 Jul 2018 23:41:43
Why would okc want the deng contract for next year they will be way over the line before they have made a signings and seconds don't make this worth, especially cause deng would have 0 production.

3.) 08 Jul 2018
08 Jul 2018 00:21:59
No team will trade for Deng or melo. Okc will buy him out.

4.) 08 Jul 2018
08 Jul 2018 01:09:06
Deng cost a 1st for expiring contract.

5.) 08 Jul 2018
08 Jul 2018 05:19:05
OKC will save 102 mil stretching melo so I think that's what they do that's what they do because they don't want no salary back but 6 to 8 that'sto difficult to do so the easiest way is to stretchy.

6.) 08 Jul 2018
08 Jul 2018 05:22:46
Deng costs nearly 40 million in luxury taxes for thunder I think. Anthony waive or buyout and stretch is the only okc option from what I can tell.

7.) 08 Jul 2018
08 Jul 2018 15:02:35
Why stretch him if I’m OKC? Just buy him out, even if it’s at his whole salary. Yes, tax implications this year, but it looks like they’re willing to pay that this year anyway. Why carry a $9M cap hit each of the next three years.

8.) 08 Jul 2018
08 Jul 2018 19:02:39
Luxury tax seasonally is cheaper at 7-9 over 3 years than 27 all at once this season.