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22 May 2017 04:35:50

IND : J.Okafor + B.Ingram + LAL 2018 1st from PHI + HOU 1st 2017

LAL : P.George

PHI : L.Deng + D.Russell

22 May 2017 05:43:42
To much for the contract of deng.

19 May 2017 19:02:55
Lakers Lopez extension nets late picks I believe they have 2 late 1st rounders

Nets 2nd pick Deng Mozgof

Nets Draft Lonzo Ball

Lakers 2018 sign George he will come since Lopez will be there Lakers then trade Randle Clarkson both nets pick from Lopez trade plus the hou pick for butler

George ingram
Lopez Zubac

19 May 2017 19:57:14
The Nets would absolutely jump on that, but I don't think the Lakers would do it. For the second trade, I don't think that's nearly enough for Butler.

19 May 2017 20:38:46
Getting Lopez and moving Deng and Mozgovs contracts would be smart moves for Lakers but if it takes giving up the #2 pick to do so I don't think its worth it. Adding the two late 1sts I don't think changes that. If Lakers give up #2 pick it should be for a superstar period. Lopez is a very good player but I wouldn't consider him a superstar and on an expiring contract I don't think his value is that high (Nets shopped him hard last season and couldn't even get a mid first for him) .

There is likely a deal here somewhere with Nets willing to take on bad contracts for assets but I don't see Lakers giving up much more than Houston pick, Randle/ Nance, Clarkson in order to get Nets to take on Deng and/ or Mozgov. Maybe if they included a 1st or two Lakers would add Russell but I see that the best Lakers would offer. Lakers can always just sign Lopez in FA if they clear cap space.

18 May 2017 06:59:53

DAL : D'Angelo Russell + T.Mozgov + HOU 1st round pick

LAL : N.Noel (st) + 9th pick

18 May 2017 13:54:54
Russell has a little more value than Noel, but not nearly that much.

18 May 2017 17:53:33
Not a fan of the move for the Mavs. Finding another starting caliber center is difficult and Mavs may potentially be able to add a quality pg prospect with #9 pick. Or they could add a stretch big like Markkanen or Collins to be Dirks heir.

18 May 2017 03:58:05
Nets Deng hou pick

Lakers cap space

Nets came out in said they will take bad contract for a pick

18 May 2017 04:38:30
Unless Nets get a better offer from Portland to take their bad contracts I see no reason why Nets would say no to this. Lakers could also sub Clarkson for the 1st which would clear even more cap space for them and give Nets a youngish solid player.

18 May 2017 15:14:45
I'm cool with either scenario.

18 May 2017 15:29:29
What a waste of cap space just to get a pick.

18 May 2017 17:04:44
Lakers would obviously have to get something. Would it be the Nets 2nd they got from Boston, $1 in cash considerations, or the draft rights to a 35 year old who was drafted 12 years ago?

18 May 2017 17:15:51
That's a lot of cash coming back for just the Houston pick. but I like the train of thought, and I've been thinking along the same lines with Noah and the Knicks. If you combine those thoughts:

Nets trade: Lopez, Booker
Nets get: Deng, Noah, Rockets pick, Knicks pick, LAL 2nd rounder

Lakers trade: Rocket's 1st rounder, own 2nd rounder, Deng, Clarkson
Lakers get: Melo, Booker

Knicks trade: Melo, own 1st round
Knicks get: Lopez, Clarkson

Nets get draft picks, but lose their financial flexibility for the next three years. By the time their picks develop, they have both Deng and Noah coming off the books. They'll wind up with 5 picks in this draft, so they can go ahead and stash a few overseas to get he most bang for their buck.

Lakers bring in Melo and Booker to bolster their frontline, as they look to start being relevant again with Ball, Russell, Randle and Ingram in the mix.

Knicks bring in sure things in Clarkson and Lopez instead of one rookie, and are able to offload Noah and get something real for Melo in the process. Jackson already said he's not expecting anything from a rookie, so he likely wouldn't mind moving the pick. They'll have room to make a signing or two as well, so they can sign a SG or SF as well. I'd look for a guy like Redick, and bring in a defensive guy like Tucker or Thabo.

14 May 2017 23:59:43
Lakers PG13 Lopez extension

Pacers Top 3 pick Randle Deng

Nets Clarkson Mozgof Hou pick

Nance Jr

15 May 2017 02:19:13
I think it'll take more than the pick and Randle to get George especially if they want to include Deng's large contract too.

Nets would be smart to get whatever they can for Lopez's expiring contract. Clarkson is a youngish piece and the Houston first helps to stomach Mozgov's large contract so I don't think its a bad return.

Lopez would be a decent center for Lakers to get and being from Cali gives them an advantage to resign him. Lopez is a great offensive force with 3pt range and solid post up game while not a terrible defender/ rim protector. Where he lacks is rebounding.

15 May 2017 03:33:48
So lakers dump horrible contracts and still get the most valuable pieces in both deals? Please get real.

10 May 2017 01:57:02
Lakers draft Lonzo Ball

Sign Gordon Hayward to max

Trade Russell, Randle, Deng, 17'1st via Rockets for Boogie, Pondexter, Ajinca

Stretch Mozgov's contract

Boogie-Nance Jr

10 May 2017 04:57:27
I'm not sure why New orleans would want to try Cousins already. They started to play fairly well towards the end of the season.

10 May 2017 07:39:05
Don't think Hayward would consider going to LA. That trade also doesn't really help the Pelicans at all since doesn't improve their cap flexibility and if they can't get Cousins and AD to work Randle and AD would be even worse. Additionally they can just keep Jrue Holiday to run the point who played well in stretches but needs to adjust to new role with adding a top bigman like Cousins. I think a full offseason together will do wonders. I think resiging Holiday is a no-brainer since Pelicans aren't going to be able to afford a comparable replacement in FA.

10 May 2017 15:16:35
We need a button that is five times stronger than "unbelievable"

09 May 2017 19:28:01
Lakers Lopez PG13 extension

Nets Top 3 pick Deng Mozgof

Pacers Randle Clarkson pick from houston nets late pick

Nets get top 3 get 2 vets with bad contracts and has a chance to get ball. pacers get to young studs to grow with Turner plus 2 late 1st rounders to fill a need for rebuild.Lakers get to stars to go win now mode

Nance Jr

09 May 2017 19:46:24
Nets and Pacers both turn it down. The Nets aren't giving up a pick, Lopez, and taking 34 million for 3 years for 1 pick. The Pacers would want atleast Ingram added to that.

09 May 2017 20:00:59
Rkenne. I think they would be willing to take those contracts to get a top 3 pick. their rebuild is going to take time anyway so it's not like they are going to need cap space to sign premier guys. Nets would definitely do this so they can draft a player with great potential.

09 May 2017 20:24:27
That's to much for one pick. Lopez is still a borderline allstar, that's 34 million in dead capspace, and a first. Deng and the 3rd for Lopez seems more reasonable.

10 May 2017 18:02:17
That is a horrible trade for Nets.

06 May 2017 23:44:29

If Laker pick conveys to sixers this year(53.1% cance it will), then the lakers 2019 #1 automatically goes to Orlando. This leaves the Lakers without a #1 in 2019 and only a late first via rockets this year.

Sixers get: Russell
Lakers get: kings unprotected 2019 #1 and Okafor.

07 May 2017 14:24:18
No from Lakers.

08 May 2017 16:24:18
No from Sixers.

03 May 2017 09:15:56

LAL get Andrei Drummond & 2017 1st round pick

DET get Timofey Mozgov , Corey Brewer & 3rd pick


LAL get Carmelo Anthony

NYK get Luol Deng , Jordan Clarkson & HOU pick


Pg Russell/Ennis
Sg Ingram/Young
Sf Anthony/Nwaba
Pf Randle/Nance Jr.
Ce Drummond/Zubac

03 May 2017 10:06:30
Detroit should do a rebuilt, so i like this trade for them.

It's a good trade for LA too, but i don't like that one because i'm a Pacersfan and that trade could bring PG13 to LA in free agency.

The NY trade isn't bad, but i would keep C Anthony.

03 May 2017 13:38:45
Not enough for Drummond. Detroit needing to take on mosgov and add a 1st is outrageous as well.

03 May 2017 14:25:50
Personally I think Lakers keep 3rd pick (assuming the lottery goes right) but that's a pretty good Drummond trade.

03 May 2017 07:17:16
Knicks/ Clips/ Sixers

To NYK - Reddick (S&T), Rivers, Wes Johnson

To LAC - Melo, Lee, Bayless, Rockets 2017 2nd (via NYK)

To PHI - Crawford

Knicks move Melo, and get back a potential starting backcourt and wing depth.

Clips get a true wing scorer, a quality 3 and D guy, and a decent replacement for the outgoing Crawford (needed to be moved to make salaries work) .

Sixers take on an additional $5M of salary in the deal, but get as good a sixth man as there is in the league. Philly's need for backcourt scoring, and the $60M+ of cap space they have makes this a win for them.

Clips send out $50M (pegging Reddick at $17M a year), and take back $50M.

03 May 2017 08:07:47
I doubt JJ would agree to a S&T to a bad team like the Knicks. He will have several teams after him and can have his choice.

03 May 2017 14:45:03
I don't think with Crawfords age and regression, the 76ers would be interested in taking on his contract for the next two years.

02 May 2017 08:15:07

CHI get Brandon Ingram , Luol Deng & 2017 1st round pick

LAL get Jimmy Butler & MCW

for me , if PG wants to be in LA , i would rather trade for Butler now as he signed long term and let PG come in 2018 to pair him with Butler


LAL get Brook Lopez

BKN get Timofey Mozgov & Jordan Clarkson + HOU pick

resign Nick Young 3/30mil
sign Thabo Sefolosha

Pg Russell/MCW/Ennis
Sg Butler/Sefolosha/Nwaba
Sf Young/Brewer
Pf Randle/Nance Jr.
Ce Lopez/Zubac/Black

02 May 2017 16:01:49
That Houston pick isn't enough for me if I'm the Nets. They're absolutely swamped as far as getting any top end talent, and I could see them moving Lopez and taking on a bad contract in order to remedy that, but I don't see it for a pick that low. I'd actually think of them as a good landing spot for Noah if the Knicks included that #7. If the Knicks could then Swap Melo for a good 1-3, they might actually get someone to sign there.

02 May 2017 17:04:01
I like the concept here a lot, but I just don't think that's enough value to dump Deng and Mozgov. It's better than 90% of the trades here, so maybe it just needs a value tweek, rather than throwing it away. Good job.

26 Apr 2017 17:37:42
Toronto gets George

Indiana gets Kanter, Singler, wright, Sabonis, Siakam, Grant, 3 1st from Toronto, and 3 swaps.

OkC gets Carroll, Young, and Miles

Toronto ends up with a player that can help them take the next step. They end up with a top 3 starting line up.

Indiana gets a ton of young talent and picks to start a rebuild. There isn't a sure fire star there, but the Pacers seem to have a good track record of developing young talent and they end up with a lot.

OkC surrounds Russell with the shooters he needs. The team could end up similiar to what Houston currently has.

26 Apr 2017 20:10:51
There's obviously other teams besides Toronto who would want george. All of them could put together a better package.

25 Apr 2017 06:04:56

LAL get Carmelo Anthony

NYK get Luol Deng & Jordan Clarkson + HOU 1st round pick


LAL get Paul George & Monta Ellis

IND get Brandon Ingram , Tim Mozgov & 3rd overall pick

LAL sign Thabo Sefolosha

Pg Russell/Ennis
Sg George/Ellis
Sf Anthony/Sefolosha/Brewer
Pf Randle/Nance Jr
Ce Black/Zubac

25 Apr 2017 09:03:11
Not a fan of that end result; Pacers could trade for Melo and have arguably better team with Turner and if they resign Teague.

Melo would be a low asset acquisition that could help Lakers and I think value is about right there (maybe they can get away with not including Houston pick) . However, main issue is Melo's contract which would be quite prohibitive in adding additional talent (wouldn't be that bad if Melo declined 18-19 player option but doubt he does) .

The offer for George I don't think Pacers could pass up. Potential of Turner, Ingram and Ball would be a promising trio. Even if they get Jackson instead of Ball it would still be dynamic trio and if they kept Teague they wouldn't be bad in a few years. Its probably a bit too much for Lakers to give up both Ingram and 3rd overall in a trade for George (especially considering they could potentially get him for free if they wait for him to be a FA) . I think a more realistic offer would be 1 of Russell, Ingram and 3rd overall paired with either Randle or Nance (not sure if they'd be able to dump Mozgov's contract too) .

25 Apr 2017 10:05:46
Knicks could get a higher first for melo so this needs to be sweetened especially as they are getting Dengs bad contract when they already have Noah's.

Pacers would need more picks or another young asset as their taking mozgov who an awful contract.

25 Apr 2017 10:57:11
I love the 3rd pick plus Ingram trade for Indy.

25 Apr 2017 14:31:25
People keep forgetting the knicks would need incentive to move melo. As in, it would have to better the team. They are a couple years away from possibly contending, so it would be better to just hold onto melo, as he would probably opt out after this year if its that bad, instead of picking up a longer bad contract like deng.

They are in no rush. Simple as that. This deal sucks.

20 Apr 2017 21:00:54
Knicks - Lakers

Knicks get Russell, Randle, Deng ed Houston pick
Lakers get Anthony and Porzingis



20 Apr 2017 22:15:58
knicks say no. you want porzingis, starting point is that draft pick. after the pick is made of course.

20 Apr 2017 23:52:59
Lakers would need to give up a fair bit more in my opinion.

20 Apr 2017 18:39:35
Houston gets pick #21 and Kyle Singler

OKC gets Ryan Anderson

20 Apr 2017 20:07:29
Ryan Anderson is the perfect fit for how Houston plays, not giving him up for Singler and 21.

20 Apr 2017 23:59:07
I'm not sure what cap situation looks like but only way I see this happening is if someone like Millsap says he'd sign in Houston. They'd have to have a reason to clear this cap space with a player in mind since value alone they aren't getting enough.

06 Apr 2017 01:19:25

CHI get LAL 1st 2017 , Carmelo Anthony & HOU 1st from LAL 2017

draft Lonzo Ball (assuming #2)

Pg Ball/MCW/Grant
Sg Wade/Valentine
Sf Anthony/Zipser
Pf Mirotic/Portis
Ce Lopez/Felicio

LAL get Jimmy Butler

max out Blake Griffin

Pg Russell/Ennis
Sg Butler/Young
Sf Ingram/Brewer
Pf Griffin/Nance
Ce Mozgov/Black

NYK get Luol Deng , Julius Randle & Jordan Clarkson

draft Fox

Pg Fox/Clarkson
Sg Lee/Holiday
Sf Deng/Thomas/Kuzminkas
Pf Randle/Hernangomez
Ce Porzingis/Noah

06 Apr 2017 05:06:41
nah we good from lakers we don't like that at all.

31 Mar 2017 04:13:39
Knicks get Ariza Gordon Beverly
Rockets get Melo Ndour 58th


Noah Porzingis Hernangomez for Whiteside


31 Mar 2017 04:40:20
Rockets say no to that.

31 Mar 2017 13:25:35
Rockets say no to the first deal without the Knicks adding something else and Melo being willing to play second fiddle.

Knicks say no to the second trade.

31 Mar 2017 16:22:24
Sorry. Anthony is radioactive. No team would want him and his fat salary.

30 Mar 2017 03:24:53

IND get D'Angelo Russell , Luol Deng & 2nd overall pick

LAL get Paul George


LAL get Kevin Love

BKN get Timofey Mozgov , Julius Randle & HOU 1st from LAL

CLE get Brook Lopez & Jordan Clarkson

LAL sign Chris Paul
sign Mario Chalmers

compete now

Pg Paul/Chalmers/Ennis
Sg Ingram/Young/Nwaba
Sf George/Brewer
Pf Love/Nance
Ce Zubac/Black

30 Mar 2017 05:36:58

30 Mar 2017 07:27:51
Change deng for Ingram and the 2nd for lakers 1st sounds closer to what it would take.

30 Mar 2017 16:48:51
Bruh the second overall pick is the Lakers 1st.

30 Mar 2017 20:02:41
If I'm Indy I'd probably take that offer (not a fan of their chances of resigning George and even if they do they aren't that great with him and don't seem to have a clear route to improve) . I think it's highly unlikely Cleveland takes that offer tho. Lakers would likely just have to wait another season and try to add Westbrook/ Cousins and other FA. I think they could still build a contender around George it would just likely take a season longer. Although due to this I think giving up 2nd and Russell is a bit much. Maybe one of them and randle instead.

29 Mar 2017 02:01:52

Cavaliers : B.Lopez & J.Clarkson

Lakers : K.Love

Nets : T.Mozgov , J.Randle , Rockets 1st & 2nd round pick Lakers

24 Mar 2017 02:45:33
Lakers offseason
We land the number two pick and draft ball
With the Rockets pick, we either draft a defensive minded center or point guard
Let young, black, MWP walk
Sign Babbit and resign Robinson

Ball-Russell-Ingram-Randle-Zubac with clarkson and Nance off the bench with some overpaid vets in Mozgov and Deng and let the team develop.

24 Mar 2017 07:18:15
I think Lakers are in a good spot. They can easily just continue with the way things are going and let the young guys develop. Another option for them to consider however is to try and clear cap space and gear up for 2018 summer when George and Westbrook are potentially FA (could trade for them beforehand to get their bird rights and thus more flexibility) . I would love to see this scenario play out and with Magic in charge of things now (A guy Westbrook and George both grew up in Cali watching) and George and Westbrook both having expressed interest in returning to Cali I don't think its too far-fetched. Although Lakers won't be the "contender" George is looking for I think they have the young talent and assets to bring in pieces to put them in the conversation.

24 Mar 2017 14:37:52
I don't see Westbrook coming. As for George, I still won't believe he's interested in us because it happens every year and no star signs in the summer so I can't believe all the reports that come out now.

24 Mar 2017 18:01:25
George only want a 200m dollar contract from the pacers and he would play for a contender if he does leave, so propably the Spurs.

25 Mar 2017 18:49:53
I don't think George gets his $200M, I don't think he'll make an All-NBA first or second team this year or next, so a return to the Pacers is not a guarantee.

I agree that it doesn't mean he becomes a Laker, and I'm not sure about the Spurs either. The PG13 at PF experiment didn't go well, and Aldridge doesn't want to play the 5. Spurs will also need to make the backcourt a priority as Ginobli'ms either gone this offseason or at the latest next, and Parker's game has aged considerably this year.

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