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13 Aug 2018 04:42:01
Extending GSW dynasty.
Trade deadline deal:

Kings receive: Gallinari, Cook, Bell, '19 1st
Send: Shumpert, Hield
Get some good prospects, an additional pick, and a needed go to scorer to reduce the pressure on theit young core.

Hornets send: MKG, '21 2nd
Receive: Livingston
Cut down on salary (now & future), and finally get their back up PG.

Clippers send: Gallinari
Receive: Shumpert (waive), MKG, '21 2nd
open up more cap space for the off season and get a pick.

GSW send: Livingston, Cook, Bell, '19 1st
Receive: Hield
They won't be able to afford resigning Cook and Bell with their current core getting more and more expensive. This gives them a solid back up G off the bench and saves them a lot of tax.

15 Aug 2018 03:12:33
with Cook and Livingston gone. Who is Backup point guard?

07 Aug 2018 17:03:09
I am a Thunder fan but I'm not an person I know this trade would never happen i was messing around and was surprised when it said the warriors would win 1 more game so I figured I'd share.
Four teams Thunder, Warriors, Wizards, Heat

Thunder add Thompson, Whiteside, Jason Smith
Lose Adams, Roberson, Schroder, Ferguson, and 2 2nd round picks. +6 wins

Warriors add Adams, Morris, Oubre Jr, Ferguson, Wizard protected 1st and thunder 2nd round pick
Lose Thompson, Green. +1 win

Wizards add Green
Lose Morris, Oubre Jr, Smith, protected 1st
+2 wins

Heat add Schroder, Roberson, Thunder 2nd
Lose Whiteside -10 wins

Again i know this trade will never happen I was just messing around on the ESPN trade machine trying to make OKC better. When I did this I figured warriors projected wins would go way down but it actually went up by 1.
The only part of this trade I think could happen even though they get -wins would be Whiteside for Schroder, Roberson and a 2nd just because the heat don't want him in the locker room, and Schroder is decent and could replace dragic as he is getting older, and I don't think they would get much better of an offer for him.
If this crazy trade did happen thunder would have a great big 3 with Westbrook, George, and Thompson even though they lose Roberson and Adams they keep a good defense.

07 Aug 2018 17:38:36
Yeah, the trade machine numbers can't always be trusted. The problem with the trade machine is that it is based on win shares, so you're comparing 4 players to 2.

07 Aug 2018 19:27:13
I said i d i o t not person at the beginning I guess it filtered it or something.

07 Aug 2018 23:52:56
Trade machine had the Sabonis/ oladipo for George trade making the pacers 20+ some games worse i honestly don’t remember the real numbers but it was way wrong.

08 Aug 2018 05:24:37
In all fairness, Oladipo was the most improved player and Sabonis had a break out season. If those two produced at the rate they did the year before, they would have been -20 wins. Trade machine can’t factor in growth.

08 Aug 2018 05:25:13
Madeindade28 I don't think anyone expected them to be as good as they where last year. For once both teams actually won the trade. But yea I know the estimations are way off I just wanted to post this to show how off they can be.

08 Aug 2018 14:16:41
Why would warriors do that?

08 Aug 2018 17:36:12
Why would the Warriors even consider this? The Warriors get worse and make the Thunder better. The only way they trade Klay and Green is if it lands them someone like AD and even that might not make sense for them. They aren’t going to trade those guys for late picks and spare parts. I doubt they would trade one of those guys for that package let alone both. They’re far and away the best team in the league and the gap got bigger this offseason. Someone would have to make a ridiculous offer for them to break that team up.

28 Jul 2018 04:46:06
Next move for Thunder

Thunder get Maurice Harkless TPE from Melo trade
Trail Blazer get Abrines and 1 or 2 2nd round picks.

After this trade they trade, buy out, or stretch singler. Then they sign Luke Babbit

Westbrook/ Schroder/ Felton
Roberson/ Ferguson/ Diallo
George/ Harkless/ TLC/ Nader
Grant/ Babbit/ Patterson
Adams/ Noel/ Patterson

These aren't the only positions they can and will play they would have a very versatile line up. This line up is just for this example. realistically they would move around positions. And Patterson is in 2 places because do to the amount of wings they would have and haveing all of the roster spots filled Patterson would have to do both which he did some last year.


Is this realistic and do y'all think this would put Thunder over Rockets? After Rockets lost 2 important 3&D players and Thunder got rid of Melo I think Thunder already are especially since rockets are signing Melo, but would this make more people think Thunder are 2 behind warriors?

28 Jul 2018 04:49:29
Patterson over Babbit on the depth chart and the rest looks good.

28 Jul 2018 04:59:33
I thought bout putting Patterson then Babbitt but I didn't because thunder desperately needs 3pt shooting and Babbitt is better at 3's.

28 Jul 2018 05:45:00
Why would the Blazer trade their starting sf for Abrines and a 2nd? They don’t have a proven replacement and getting worse won’t look great to Lilliard, who has already complained about the organization not making enough moves to put talent around him.

14 Jul 2018 11:06:16
Spurs: K Thompson

Golden state: K Leonard+ swap option on the 2019 and 2020 picks.

14 Jul 2018 12:57:20
I don’t see the Warriors wanting to break up their chemistry by dealing Thompson for another player that can leave at the end of the year.

14 Jul 2018 13:49:36
The thing is tat Leonard is cheaper, when K Thompson would wanted a max deal. And maybe K Thompson would try to be the main guy, while K Leonard can play off ball.

14 Jul 2018 17:26:04
Gasupo- klayman plays better off the ball than any allstar today. Gsw are in trouble cap wise but why break up a winner in case?

14 Jul 2018 18:14:25
Leonard is going to want max money wherever he goes. Thompson will take a slight paycut or a frontloaded or back loaded deal from gsw to stay there.

14 Jul 2018 23:56:05
Thompson already said he would take a cut to stay. Not sure how Leonard would be cheaper.

13 Jul 2018 10:01:05
Suns get Schroder Noah ny 2020 2nd
Hawks get Kanter Lee
OKC get Hardaway Knight Thomas 2 atl 2nd
Knicks get Chandler Plumlee Melo Abrines


Suns get star pg

Schroder/Okobo/Harrison
Booker/Jackson/Daniels
Ariza/Bridges/Dudley
Warren/Chriss/Peters
Ayton/Bender/Noah

Hawks get center they need and cut future payroll

Young/Lin/Morris
Bazemore/Dorsey/Cleveland
Prince/Lee/Huerter
Collins/Spellman/Bembry
Kanter/Dedmon/Muscala

Deepest team in west conference best challenger to Warriors

Westbrook/Knight/Felton
Hardaway/Ferguson/Diallo
George/Roberson/Singler
Grant/Patterson/Thomas
Adams/Noel/Johnson

Knicks save 43 mil in 2019. Knicks tribute Melo good bye tour as knicks prepare for 2 max contract in addition to Porzingis's max in 2019

Ntilikina/Mudiay/Burke
Abrines/Dotson/Baker
Melo/Hezonja/T.Williams
Knox/Robinson/Porzingis
Chandler/Plumlee/Kornet

13 Jul 2018 12:06:03
The Hawks are tanking and have no real need for an expensive rental at center. They're probably giving up the most value in this deal and getting nothing that they would value in return.

The Thunder would have to pay a ridiculous amount of luxury tax to do this. They're current roster would be the most expensive in history and by the looks of this trade, they are taking on more money.

The Knicks give up nothing of value and still somehow end up getting rid of Noah? This is same kind of deal you always post trying to hide the Knicks getting something for nothing in a 4 team trade.

It's solid for the Suns.

13 Jul 2018 15:33:46
On 1 hand hawks are tanking and on the hand you said they get a rental. Anyteam who is tanking, is looking cut future payroll while getting equal to better talent. Hawks get better talent and cut future payroll which is what tanking teams do.

Unless they stretch melo final, they have to pay the same luxury tax. Take lance out, Thunders pay 1 mil less in that trade getting better talent for team who can position themselves to be an elite team in the best conference. You take a 2yr risk and to see if you rewarded of being the deepest team in best conference to overcome Warriors starting 5.

Somehow you don't to value lee hardaway kanter on the knicks, you mock noah value, but noah to the sun with schroder is solid. Knicks are getting the least talent in all trades for expiring contracts. Hawks get best value, followed by suns and OKC. Couple 2nds benefit to offset okc and suns.

Take lance out and 1 atl 2nd. Still fair trade.

13 Jul 2018 17:37:41
Schroeder has value and Atlanta would want young talent for him. Sure they want cap space, but clearly assets are far more valuable to them than cap space. Kanter has no value to them and unless he's used as an expiring, I doubt he has much value to anyone. He makes a lot of money and is an average player at best.

Exactly, they can stretch Melo and save a ton of money. We're talking about a small market team that traded Harden because they didn't want to pay luxury. Chances are they will choose money over players. Especially the marginal players that they're getting back in this trade. Why not just trade Melo for Bazemore and Dedmondif they're interested in getting better. Bazemore would be a much better fit and Atlanta wants to get rid of him.

I said it was a decent deal for the Suns, but even then that's only if they don't have eyes on someone in the 2019 free agent class.

Hardaway has negative value, Lee has negative value, Kanter has no value unless you use him as an expiring, and Noah is one of the worst contracts in the league. Look at what better players were getting in free agency. You could have gotten better players for far less than what Lee, Kanter, and Hardaway are making. It took a 1st and a 2nd to move Faried's expiring contract and these deals are all worse than that.

Taking Lance out and a 2nd doesn't make it a fair trade.

04 Jul 2018 14:57:42
New Butler to Philadelphia trade idea.

Philadelphia gets Butler and Taj Gibson.

Butler is one of the best two way players in the league and Gibson can backup the 4/ 5 at a good rate. A starting lineup of Fultz, Butler, Simmons, Saric, and Embiid would make things interesting in the East.

Minnesota gets Wilson Chandler, Robert Covington, TLC, and Miami's 2021 1st.

Lineup of Teague, Wiggings, Chandler, Covington, and Towns' might be able to complete for playoff spot in West. TLC can improve depth and fits better with Minnesota's timeline. Miami's 2021 1st could be quite good. Minnesota moves to outlast teams like Golden State, Houston, and the Lakers as they get older.

04 Jul 2018 15:22:33
Sixers say yes. Salaries match up real well. Covington, Chandler, TLC combine for about $27 million. Gibson and Butler combine for $33 million. Maybe sixers through in Holmes to get the salaries even closer. Good idea.

04 Jul 2018 15:31:48
Sixers would jump at that, but Thibs is no dope and would give it a hard no. Covington is a slightly above average player and the rest of the package is worthless. Adding Gibson just makes the deal even more one-sided.

04 Jul 2018 15:49:50
supercollider: Miamis unprotected 2021 is worthless? First time I heard that take on an unprotected future first. Glad boston got those "worthless" unprotected future 1sts from the Nets a few years back.

04 Jul 2018 17:59:00
I think the Wolves could get more value if they didn’t aim for draft picks. Draft pick prices are kind of inflated since half the league is tanking.

03 Jul 2018 02:14:31
This sounds bitter but

GSW/SAS

GSW get Kawhi Leonard

SAS get Andre Iguodala, Shaun Livingston & 2nd round pick

officially NBA has ended :)

Curry
Kawhi
Durant
Green
Cousins

Klay would be the greatest 6th man ever

03 Jul 2018 02:44:07
Sure why not. What’s the point anymore. Might as well.

03 Jul 2018 14:36:17
Durant was the tipping point, not Boogie.

02 Jul 2018 18:38:19
I think the Lakers are already better then the last year Cavs. If they stretch Deng and announce randle they will have about 25 mil for cousins or capella.
Ball
Kcp
Ingram
James
Cousins
I say there better then Houston. I would gave that money to Avery Bradley instead of kcp though.


I Think Lakers should let Randle walk and sign cousins or capella. Trade deng and 2019 first and second round picks for nothing or give for sign and trade for capella or cousins. Will have about 5 mil in cap and mle. Then play season out. Then announce all free agents and have lots of cap to Sign Leonard next year with cap at 109 and keep all young players.
Ball
Leonard/hart
Ingram
James/kuzma
Capella or cousins/zubak
With Leonard and Ingram being primary defenders on durant james will easily have energy to do allot on offense and carry them to a 3 peat. Be crazy if golden state 3 peats then Lakers do right back

02 Jul 2018 20:27:18
Cousins is hurt until January. Any team paying him this year is wasting money.

02 Jul 2018 20:28:11
Kcp is a better 3 shooter than Bradley according to last years numbers with the defense that Bradley brings as well. Not sure why bradley would be good other than he would only make about 7-9 mil max.

02 Jul 2018 21:00:09
Lakers never make conference finals with lenard. Lakers got garbage roster compared warriors.

02 Jul 2018 12:05:46
I think LBJ signed with the Lakers because he knows by next year warriors are breaking up because there not going to pay Thompson a max and Lakers well get better

02 Jul 2018 13:43:28
Backload the deal so it kicks in when curry's expires. Curry isn't getting the same deal next go round. His value has dropped considerably after trying to win finals mvp and coming up short. Not to mention the ankle issues that seem to have resurfaced will probably get worse. Thompson will stay then.

02 Jul 2018 17:33:17
With the warriors maxing out Durant next year and Curry already maxed out. I don't see them maxing out Klay and then paying green the following year most likely max to especially if he see the 3 others get max. Then there bench will be completely gone. With Iggy and Livingston gone.

02 Jul 2018 18:13:39
Green is the fourth best player on the warriors, but probably has the highest I. Q. Thompson is the second best player on the warriors. You pay that guy because he will net you a return. Green will make roughly the same because his numbers don't really get better over time. He shoots horrendously. He isn't a much over 20 a year guy. Nba always pays athletes before brains. Rare with guys like m. j. Where they have both.

02 Jul 2018 18:22:29
@btec steph’s value hasn't dropped at all, he is arguably one of the top 5 players in the nba, and come 2021 he will be averaging something crazy like 7 threes made/ game and have at least one more ring, sure he won't get another record breaking contract, but if he wants to stay gs will pay to keep him.
also, klay is a dark horse to take a bit of a loss on an extension, he really loves being a warrior.
draymond on the other hand could be let go if he demands max, come then he will be 30 and declining athleticism will hurt his whole game and severely diminish how he affects games.
i could see gs getting lucky summer 2020 with some late blooming rfa from 2016 draft class.

02 Jul 2018 21:47:49
Watch the finals particularly game 3 and tell me if that is the reason curry lost finals mvp and Durant won? His ankle injuries coupled with his teammates all working together to get him a finals mvp and coming up short didn't affect his value? Your watching something else because if I caught it other basketball people who get paid to, caught it. Who do opposing teams single out and isolate on offense? Curry. So to make my point again curry isn't getting a fat contract when this expires. Thompson is solid on D, has a finals MVP that he won without intentional assistance from his teammates and warriors want to keep him. Yes curry looked to have a rough year and with age it doesn't get better. Curry most certainly was not a too 5 nba player last season. His injuries and games missed automatically disqualify him from that ranking.

30 Jun 2018 06:37:02
The Cavs get the Anderson, Nene, 19, 20, 21 Rockets 1sts and 2 Rockets 2nds

The Rockets get Nene and Anderson


The Rockets get another elite offensive player that can give them another at times and can fit perfectly with the run and gun. Nance is another guy that can fit in with that defensive scheme. This is a team that has the Warriors on the ropes. You do this the Warriors are in serious trouble.

For the Cavs, they max out the return they can get on Love. Plus they save some money.

30 Jun 2018 07:34:12
what?

30 Jun 2018 11:55:30
So Cleveland gets five draft choices and doesn't have to give up anything? I really like it from the Cavs' point of view. Rockets might have a tough time explaining it to their fans, though.

30 Jun 2018 12:03:41
Hahahahahha.

30 Jun 2018 15:56:06
Do you mean love and a 3 million dollar guy? rockets would like to trade Anderson but not at this expense.

30 Jun 2018 16:35:15
The Rockets get Love and Nance ahaha my fault.

24 Jun 2018 06:34:29
Dallas Mavs rest of offseason moves


-Accept Dirk’s team option
-Waive Kyle Collingsworth (non-guaranteed)

-Sign Demarcus Cousins 3yr 76m
-Re-sign Doug McDermott 3yr 19m
-Sign Devin Harris back 1yr 3m
-Sign Tony Allen 1yr minimum
-Re-sign Salah Mejri 1yr minimum
-Sign Kostas Antetokounmpo and Ray Spalding to 2-way contracts

Lineup:
Pg. Smith, Barea, Brunson
Sg. Doncic, Harris, Allen
Sf. Matthews, McDermott, Finney-Smith
Pf. Barnes, Powell, Kleber
C. Cousins, Nowitzki, Mejri.

24 Jun 2018 14:24:44
4yr 160mil that is what it will take to sign cousins and he terrible attitude is not worth it.

24 Jun 2018 14:57:32
Cousins won't be healthyuntilall star break.

19 Jun 2018 12:35:04
What does LeBron want from a team? A chance to compete with Golden State. My guess is a team that has stars who can take some of the burden off LeBron. I think Minnesota fits what LeBron wants. If Minnesota's players were in LA, no doubt LeBron would want to play with them. But the only way LeBron can play with Towns and Butler is Minnesota.

So, LeBron opts in and Cleveland trades him and Kyle Korver to Minnesota for Andrew Wiggins, Gorgui Dieng, and pick 20.

19 Jun 2018 12:54:05
it'd be interesting. I'm curious how the Cavs look at at Wiggins contract though. They might prefer a third team getting involved so that they can take back less salary.

19 Jun 2018 14:54:41
Lebron is not opting in. He has until June 29th to opt in or not. July 1st is the 1st day that you can technically speak with free agents. Lebron is expected to take a little while on his decision. I doubt he opts in. If so, he would not want to go to Minnesota.

Even if he did, this trade is not close to enough. Wiggins has lowered his trade value soooo much as of late. He was even offered straight up for Blake Griffin and the Clippers said no because nobody wants to take on his contract. it raises from 25 to 33 million each year over the next 5 years. Unless he's considered a superstar, it's a waste of cap room that could be used to sign an actual superstar.

19 Jun 2018 17:19:59
Gpack17. Wiggins was never offered for Griffin. The Clippers offered Griffin for Towns.

19 Jun 2018 17:47:21
LeBron wants one thing. CONTROL!

19 Jun 2018 18:19:32
@carl006 as far as what was reported to the media, yes. The clippers offered blake for towns and were rejected. I have heard from people in the clippers front office that the twolves rebuttled with wiggins for blake and were rejected. Do people really think that all of a sudden wiggins is being mentioned as being traded? He was being offered before, they were just being unrealistic.

19 Jun 2018 21:55:11
You have heard from people in the Clippers? Right. And not one leak to the media about that?

18 Jun 2018 09:21:09
Lakers got 61 to spend. If they stretch Deng they have 72 mil after they announce all free agents and will have 12 mil cap hold with 60 mil left if they want randle but here there keeping him.

Sign James and George 28 each. With 4 left for Noel. Mle on reddick for four years 34 mil. Signn randle to whatever it takes.
Ball
Reddick
George
James
Noel
Kuzma randle Hart and Ingram would be a strong bench.

Or rid randle use the 16 mil on Avery Bradley. Use mle on Evans for years 34 mil. Sign Noel with the other 4.4 exception.
Ball
Bradley
George
James
Noel
With Evans Hart Ingram and kuzma off bench would slaughter golden state. I would like to see Ball handle the rock and see how much king James can score. With shooters like Bradley and George. And a rebounder like Noel. Ball can guard Klay while Bradley chases around Curry. With George putting good d on Durant. James can relax on d guarding green with Noel on there starting center.

So this requires no trades just there willingness to sign with this great situation. That's y there so much speculation with Lakers because they can sign all the players to create a team that would beat golden state. With James and George joining the Lakers with 16 left and mle would be better then the cavs And thunder

18 Jun 2018 09:36:13
Best possible scenario maybe if we can sign James and George on a discount but i don't think it would happen.

18 Jun 2018 12:40:41
Ingram averaged 16 say he can put up 14 off the bench plus kuzma doing the same. Plus Evans and Hart all caple of averaging 10 plus points off bench with James averaging 27 George averaging 24 plus Bradley 16 and ball like 12 and 8. Plus Noel 7 and 12. Plus have solid defenders, this team be Scary. Point is what more help would they need so no needforr james and George to take less then 28 that is a discount.

18 Jun 2018 15:25:15
noel 4 mil and Reddick MLE, what are you talking about.

18 Jun 2018 19:59:48
Lebron and PG are not taking paycuts to play with guys that have only been in the league for a couple seasons and haven't proven anything. Either way, the math is way off on this one. If you have cap room, you do not get the full MLE worth 8 mill/ season. You will get a room mle for 4.3 mill/ season for 2 years tops.

17 Jun 2018 15:36:38
Multiple Kawhi deals:

Just having fun with a couple of deals, let me know which ones, if any, you like.

#1 - To GSW

Kawhi for Klay and Jordan Bell

Kawhi moves to the two, Warriors and Spurs would have to sign either after next season, Spurs get young C, and if healthy, Claw makes Warriors unstoppable.

#2 - To MIA

Kawhi for JJ, Bam and Justise

Miami loves star players, and they get one in Claw. Spurs take on two years of overpaid but solid James Johnson to get two potential building blocks in Winslow and Bam.

#3 - To POR

Kawhi for Harkless, Aminu, Collins, 2018 1st, 2020 1st

Admittedly the worst player package, Spurs get only two solid rotation players and a young C with potential, but this is about picks and depth. Blazers tried their best to add a third star last year, but were unsuccessful. This year they get their guy.

4# - To LAC

Kawhi, Mills for Harris, Beverley, Johnson, pick 12

This is a popular rumour, and is one I like. Harris and Beverley are above average players who offer D and versatility. Johnson adds another shooter, and pick 12 brings a good rotation piece. Kawhi goes home, and Mills offers shooting at the 1. Yes, Clips dealt two stars last year, but I don’t believe it was for a rebuild, so adding a superstar while still keeping a lottery pick in this year’s draft is a win.

#5 - To BOS

Kawhi, Mills for Hayward, Brown

Both Claw and Gordon are coming off major injuries, so both teams are taking a risk. When healthy though, Kawhi is the better player, and Brown is needed to get this deal done. Mills salary matches, but also helps soften the blow should Smart not resign, or if Rozier is needed in a separate deal.

#6 - To NYK

Kawhi for Lee, Frank, Dotson, 2018 1st, 2020 1st

Again, not a great player package, but Lee feels like a Spur, Frank and Dejonte are a defensive nightmare and two picks, including 9 brings quality youth. Sounds like Kawhi and his camp have at least a fleeting interest in playing in NY, and him with Zinger would be the foundation for the Knicks turnaround.

#7 - To UTA

Kawhi for Ingles, Thabo, O’Neal and 2018 1st

Claw with Mitchell, and Steiffel would be a scary threesome, though Jazz hesitate as this is the spot Claw is least likely to resign. Spurs get a really solid, underrated player on a good deal in Ingles, an expiring deal in Thabo and two young pieces.

#8 - To LAL

Kawhi for Ingram, Kuzma

Spurs don’t get pick 25, but also don’t take back Deng. Lakers give up two good building blocks, and keep 25 to try to tie to Deng for another trade.

#9 - To PHI

Kawhi for Saric, Covington and pick 10

Philly gets their star if LBJ doesn’t land there. Spurs get an underrated 3 and D guy, and two young quality pieces.

#10 - To CHI

Kawhi, pick 17 for Valentine, Portis, picks 7 and 22

Chicago speeds up the rebuild, adding Kawhi to Lauri and Kris while keeping a first in this year’s draft. Spurs get youth and two picks.

17 Jun 2018 15:54:11
Outside of the Celtics offer here, most of these seem pretty short.

19 Jun 2018 03:27:19
I think the most likely of these in order are LAC, LAL, CHI. You could add PHI to that if you switched Saric with Fultz.

14 Jun 2018 22:08:41
I want to take a look at the 76er's current situation and how to get past the Celtics to the finals.

1. TRADE:
Magic Receive Jarryd Bayless and #26 OVR 2018 draft pick.

76ers receive #41 OVR 2018 draft pick.

Thinking: Sixers are able to unload 8.576 million from their salary cap situation to be able to accommodate a max contract. Meanwhile the Magic are able to add a shooter that is still only 29. He's expensive for this year, but only has one year on his contract. He's better than Fournier and only half the price. In return for the extra salary, they're moving up 15 spots in the draft.

TRADE:
Cavaliers Receive Picks 10, 38, and 41
76ers Receive Pick 8

Thinking: Cavaliers begin to realize Dan Gilbert doesn't have the best relations with LBJ. It seems like a low ball offer, but mind yourself that the Cavs and Sixers are looking for two separate Archetypes. The Cavs should not worry about the Sixers or Knicks taking their big man they have their eyes on (with Porzingis and Embiid). In return for dropping two spots, they're put back into round 2 with options for cheap role players. **If this trade can't be completed than that's ok. I was trying to get the Sixers into the top 7 for Doncic, MPJ, Bamba, or Trae Young.**

Free Agency: ~39.5 million
Picking Up Team Options on McConnell and Holmes (1.6 mil each)

Plan A: Lebron James: I'd throw money at LBJ in hopes he'd teach the team how to win and perform in crunch time. The shortcoming of the Sixers was having a player they could turn to in the last 5 minutes in the game to take over. The weakest part of the team was the final quarter and this would work to solve it.

Plan B: Avery Bradley and Aaron Gordon: With around 36 million dollars to play with, I'd first throw money towards Avery Bradley. I think he's a much better fit. I'd be perfectly fine throwing 18-22 million towards Avery. He is the elite perimeter defender that they can use to put on the opposing guards on the Celtics, Warriors, and Rockets. He's a HUGE upgrade over JJ Reddick for this reason. Notice the athletic/strong guards dictated the playoff series with Boston. My other move would be trying to pry away Aaron Gordon or Julius Randle (if you can't pry them away, at least make the Lakers and Magic pay a pretty penny). That's the other element I think the Sixers are missing. Aaron Gordon can slide right in with Dario as backup power forward. I'd be willing to throw the remaining money at him. If I can't come up with the cap space to sign Aaron, I'd flirt the market for the package of Covington and the #8 pick (looking to move into 3-6 range).

Possible Starting Line Up:
PG: Markelle Fultz
SG: Avery Bradley
SF: Ben Simmons/Robert Covington
PF: Ben Simmons/Dario Saric
C: Joel Embiid

6th Man: Aaron Gordon
7th Man: TJ McConnell


My final analysis is that this team would have the shooting in Markelle and Avery to offset the inside game of Embiid and Simmons. The defense would be versatile with Bradley, Covington, Simmons, and Embiid. The height and athleticism on the inside wouldn't be changing much, so rebounding is still near the top of the NBA (Aaron Gordon doesn't hurt either).

Let me know what you guys think (if you like it I might try to fix another team)!

15 Jun 2018 00:50:12
Okay a few things
1. Aaron Gordon would start
2. Avery Bradley is nowhere near worth 18-22 million a year! If it’s a 1yr 15m deal then that would be okay. But if it’s a multi-year deal, it should be about 3yr 30m.

15 Jun 2018 00:56:50
You max off gordon to bench him? Lol.

15 Jun 2018 03:34:06
My philosophy is to have him lead the second team. You can experiment with putting him in the first lineup, but medically I didn't want to push him. Let him get comfortable (and use that Philly medical system) to ensure he's healthy long term.

Also, talking contracts, I would be looking to front load them. Avery Bradley in my eyes is worth every penny of 18 million. See if he'd bite for a contract where we take half his total salary this year and spread the rest over the next two years for flexibility when resigning Simmons and Fultz.

14 Jun 2018 11:50:00
Only AD trade to the Warriors that NOLA should even consider

Warriors get Anthony Davis and Alexis Ajinca

Pelicans get Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, Jordan Bell, and a first round pick

I still wouldn't do this if I'm NOLA. AD is such a special talent and will likely take over as the best player in the world when LBJ declines. However, this is one of the best packages they could possibly get for him. Klay and Draymond are very valuable players who could keep the Pelicans relevant or be traded for high quality assets if they decided to re-build. The Dubs would have the best big 3 ever but would have depth issues around those three.

14 Jun 2018 13:22:28
If and when the Pels decide to deal Davis, it most likely will not be to a Western Conference team.

14 Jun 2018 13:30:07
In my opinion, the Pelicans would be getting fleeced in this trade. Klay has never had to play being the best shooter on a team. Without having to give Steph all the attention, teams can focus their energy on shutting down Klay. I see Klay as a mix between McCollum and Bradley without Steph. The value of the first round pick though would be hogwash.

If anything, there is an upgrade from Alexis to Jordan (however, the Pels lose height in this trade which may be concerning if they can't one up with DeMarcus) . I think it's a realistic trade, but not one worth making for the Pels!

14 Jun 2018 16:02:14
This is a classic example of a rumor mill trade idea started on GSW fan gages. The trade actually makes no sense for either team. I also agree w SuperCollider that you don't deal AD to a team that won back to backs.

14 Jun 2018 18:18:55
Chicago i bet he wants to come home and he has invested money in a company so idk if money would matter plus Chicago is a young and rising team with Lebron maybe going west would help us get closer when we had to battle with Lebron with rose noah.

14 Jun 2018 19:51:20
Money doesn't matter? Pels can offer a Supermax which exceeds anything AD can make elsewhere by 85 million. He's invested in several NOLA businesses also. He ain't leaving and the Pels ain't trading him.

14 Jun 2018 23:08:45
He wants to come play east is easier Plath to finals he’s from Chicago he’s invested a lot of money into a computer company.

14 Jun 2018 08:23:03
longshot but if Pelicans can pull this off they are going to match the Warriors

HOU/NOLA

HOU get Cousins (s&t)

NOLA get Paul (s&t)

NOLA/CHI/DEN

NOLA get Dunn & Faried (waive)
* save money and get back a young guard

DEN get Holiday & Asik (waive)
* finally get their point guard

CHI get Malik Beasley, Chandler, Plumlee, 14th & 2nd from NOLA
* take salaries to gain pick

NOLA trade Hill & future 1st to ATL for 2nd rd pick

then NOLA sign LBJ to max

sign Bellineli & Crawford
Brook Lopez MLE

NOLA new roster

Pg Paul/Dunn
Sg Moore/Crawford
Sf James/Bellineli/Miller
Pf Mirotic/Diallo
Ce Davis/Lopez/Ajinca

14 Jun 2018 16:12:14
If the Pels pulled that off they would build a statue of Dell Demps.

14 Jun 2018 23:29:35
Just resign cousins and trade Teague and some players for paul.

14 Jun 2018 05:34:22
If KD decides he needs a new challenge, what better than OKC

OKC gets Kevin Durant, Andre Iguodala

Warriors get melo expires Steven Adams, Terrance Ferguson 1st round pick OKC 2019,2022

Warriors recoup some value and get An expiring contract


Thunder take on Iggy so Warriors can give Draymond and. Klay what there really worth

This is (s&t) only if he decides he wants to depart

13 Jun 2018 22:21:51
GSW-Pelicans

GSW-AD

Pelicans-klay thompson,draymond green,GSW 2018 1st R pick

14 Jun 2018 01:13:18
i think both teams say no.

14 Jun 2018 01:34:16
This is the only fair trade for AD from the Warriors I believe.

12 Jun 2018 11:42:18
Since everyone is talking about Lebron let's see the fit with the Bucks

- let Parker walk
- Snell and 17th to Brooklyn for Dinwiddie (since Nets are looking for picks)
- Henson and Wilson to Atlanta for future 2nd (Hawks replace Dedmon)
- Delly to any team with pg need and cap space (Sacramento, Dallas) for future 2nd

- sign Lebron 34,1 mil
- MLE exception to Dedmon
- Bi annual to Seth Curry
- Monroe exception to Hezonjia
- fill roster with minimum vets

Bledsoe/Dinwiddie
Brogdon/Brown/Curry
Middleton/Hezonjia
Giannis/Maker
Lebron/Dedmon

I know Bucks isn't the market for a King, but they are projected to be first in ticket earnings with the new arena and Giannis alone already makes them big TV money.

Basketwise, this team seems better than any team he can fix in LA and in my opinion better than King's fit in Philly.

This small ball under Bud's defence can be strong against GSW. Giannis will make things even with Durant, there will be real chance to stop these Warriors.

12 Jun 2018 14:47:38
Lebron is your Center?

12 Jun 2018 15:13:29
My bad, Giannis should be considered as center in that. But of course there is also Dedmon and Maker in that to play a lot as centers.

12 Jun 2018 17:53:00
The limitation of that team would be the reliance on your two star wings as your interior defense. They would get absolutely ground down by the end of the season.

12 Jun 2018 18:23:53
True, but this is more like the playoff team. During the regular season it would be Brogdon being 6th and Dedmon, Maker playing the most at center.

 
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