06 Sep 2018 18:54:52
MIL - POR - ORL

Bucks get McCollum, Leonard, Layman, Baldwin

Blazers get Fournier, Brogdon, Vucevic, Zeller

Magic get Bledsoe, Snell, Maker, future MIL 2nd

Milwaukee get a perfect fit next to Antetokounmpo and Middleton. They try McCollum as starting pg after that with plenty of help from Giannis.

Portland switch McCollum to Fournier and Brogdon, which is close. It gets even with the Leonard/Vucevic swap. Also, Blazers will be at 125 mil after that, which allows them with small moves to avoid the tax.

Orlando trade Vuc for Bledsoe and cover a place in need. Fournier = Snell, Maker, one 2nd so you call it even for them also.


1.) 06 Sep 2018
06 Sep 2018 20:14:33
trade won't work. Bucks give up way more salary than they get back. Since they are over the cap, salaries have to match within margin of error.


2.) 06 Sep 2018
06 Sep 2018 20:28:45
@warlock It works in the machine with Zeller guaranteed. Bucks get back 39.4 mil and give away 31.8 mil. This will take them to 123.3 mil with 14 contracts. Or better at 120 mil since Teletovic money won't count after November.


3.) 07 Sep 2018
07 Sep 2018 13:21:12
Blazers could do way better easily for that package. Bucks homer trade. Even the magic get screwed.


4.) 07 Sep 2018
07 Sep 2018 14:27:27
I agree that CJ would be a great fit for the Bucks, but I don't think that's enough for him. He really would be ideal with his three point shooting to make space for Giannis. Right now Middleton is the only consistent shooter.

I'm also trying to keep Maker if I'm them. I know he hasn't been huge yet, but the combination of defense and three point shooting he's capable of bringing is insane. Against the Celtics, if he was open it was going down. He created such a mismatch out there. If he continues to develop, he could become a huge asset.