07 Jan 2019 18:12:54
Bulls receive- Chandler Parsons, 2020 1st round pick

Grizzlies receive- Robin Lopez, Cristiano Felicio

Bulls get back a future first rounder by taking on a bad two year contract. Hurts their flexibility this summer, but they aren't seen as an appealing destination for top free agents this summer anyways.

Grizzlies get roughly 17 million in salary cap relief next season and a capable backup center in Lopez as they try to push for a playoff spot this year.

1.) 07 Jan 2019
07 Jan 2019 18:21:43
Besides the salary not matching, the return not being enough and not being able to trade back to back picks, the biggest problem with this is the Grizzlies released Parsons.

2.) 07 Jan 2019
07 Jan 2019 18:36:53
Salaries match, Parsons has not been traded; they’ve agreed to part ways and are looking to find a trade.

3.) 07 Jan 2019
07 Jan 2019 18:43:51
Parsons' hasn't been waived/ released yet. They agreed to move on, but they're still looking for a trade before they just waive him. Same situation as Melo is in.

4.) 07 Jan 2019
07 Jan 2019 18:58:34
Once they announced the buy out process, it's likely they weighed their options and chose to waive Paraons over trading additional assets. It's a done deal.

5.) 07 Jan 2019
07 Jan 2019 20:11:08
What will probably happen is that he doesn't play this year and then Memphis uses a lottery protected 2020 first after the draft for someone to take on the last year.

Although a waive and stretch wouldn't be completely painful either. 3 years at 8 mil/ year salary cap hit.

6.) 07 Jan 2019
07 Jan 2019 20:34:17
I think they should just trade 2019 top 10 protected.

7.) 07 Jan 2019
07 Jan 2019 20:45:43
Well if history can teach us something here, the Nuggets traded: Faried, Arthur, '19 1st lottery protected, 2020 2nd for Isaiah Whitehead. That was less than 20mil Flat salary dump. Parsons is 25mil, so I count a lottery protected 1st and then some. They'll waive him.

8.) 07 Jan 2019
07 Jan 2019 21:51:40
Kings would consider it for a 2019 top 10 pick on draft day. There are a few wings in that area of the draft that would be perfect for the Kings to draft.

What did Atlanta get for taking and waiving Carmelo ($25 mil? )? Unload Schroeder and a late 2020 1st?

9.) 07 Jan 2019
07 Jan 2019 22:23:49
'22 1st protected, becomes 2 2nds if not conveyed.

10.) 07 Jan 2019
07 Jan 2019 22:34:01
Boston already owns Memphis's 2019 1st, so earliest they could trade is 2021.

11.) 08 Jan 2019
07 Jan 2019 23:18:41
Correct oldskool, '19 MEM is also lottery protected. What if MEM has decided to develop and tank in a convincing way?

12.) 08 Jan 2019
08 Jan 2019 05:01:46
I guess you missed the part where I said a draft day trade so that Memphis can navigate around the Stepien Rule. Memphis makes the selection for Sacramento and a week later Parsons (and the draft rights) fill up Sacramento's cap space created by the expired contracts of ZBo, Shumpert and MacLemore. Easy Peezy. I just don't think a lottery team can afford to give away draft picks like that.

13.) 08 Jan 2019
08 Jan 2019 16:00:07
If they already traded half the pick? Then how would it be a Stepien rule violation? It's being done this season already not sure how an already traded pick would qualify? If it doesn't convey, and you want something still you might have to dance around the Stepien rule and BOS getting their pick too in the future? Those are called conditions. You are out of your depth with the Stepien rule man just stop. Your interpretation would penalize your own team if you were the GM. Read the rule, or just stop talking about it if all you want to do is tell everyone they are wrong in some game, rather than being serious about this. I don't play around on here like that please show me the same respect, or be genuine.