11 Aug 2019 22:05:13
Okc gets Love, Hardaway, Jackson, Zizic

Cavs get Gallinari, Lee

Mavs get Adams, Roberson, Nader

1.) 12 Aug 2019
12 Aug 2019 03:52:37
Very one sided toward the Thunder.
Makes no sense for the other teams.

As a fan, I like it, but it would never realistically be offered nor considered.

2.) 12 Aug 2019
12 Aug 2019 12:46:01
Makes plenty of sense for other teams.

Cavs have been suffering for years by overpaying role players and complimentary pieces during the Lebron era. This deal targets next summer as a huge refresh. Their biggest deal still on the books will be Nance at $12ish million. They can move on from players that don’t fit and rebuild with tons of cap space.

Mavs have two building blocks for the future: Doncic and Porzingis. They need to protect those two guys. Adams is the ultimate enforcer in today’s nba. He can do all the dirty work for Porzingis. He can cover him on D. He can be an awesome pick n roll partner. He also only has 2 years left on his deal. Dre is one of the best wing defenders in the league. He is also a decent slasher when properly utilized. Playing Doncic at the 3 but as a point forward sticks his team with awkward matchups on D. Sliding Dre in at the 3 allows for more natural and effective matchups on D while locking up the other teams top defender. Plus, moving Hardaway puts the ball in the hands of Doncic and Porzingis more which is what you want anyways. Dre is also an expiring deal.

Explain to me how that’s not worth it.

3.) 12 Aug 2019
12 Aug 2019 14:03:22
The Cavs like Kevin Love. He’s an allstar caliber player. They’re not trading him without getting assets back.

4.) 12 Aug 2019
12 Aug 2019 14:52:39
I like this trade for OKC, the combo CP3- K Love could win some games

and i like this for Dallas, Adams would be a good fit.

Cleveland should get a first rounder for K Love.

5.) 13 Aug 2019
13 Aug 2019 06:52:14
Ok ChurchPugh,

Love is a long term investment for an Okc team that is going into rebuild. He needs and deserves to be on a team that is shooting for the playoffs. He wouldn’t want to be there, so it makes no sense to actually trade for him. This would be different than the CP3 trade where Presti was just trying gain extra assets for him, with the intention of flipping him eventually.

For the Cavs, as far as clearing cap space for next summer’s free agency, this move will absolutely help accomplish that, but have you looked at the free agent class for next summer yet? It’s filled with role players and complimentary pieces, exactly what you say they are trying to get away from. The Cavs will have almost 69 mil coming off their salary even while keeping Love. Plenty of $$ to spend on whatever free agents you have them eyeing in the summer. Love is a veteran voice that their rookie locker room could really benefit from.

Finally, for Dallas. You do realize that Adams and Roberson have been on the trading block ever sense the end of last season, correct? If by chance the Mavs thought this was exactly what they needed to put them over the edge and compliment their 2 stars, don’t you think they would have already done it by now? The answer is absolutely. All they needed to offer would have been Hardaway, Jackson and Lee and it would have been a done deal.