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13 Aug 2018 23:35:57
Rockets get - Lin and Zbo(exp)

Hawks get - Shumpert(exp) Anderson Melton and Rockets 1st

Kings get - Bazemore


14 Aug 2018 02:41:01
Don't see the kings or the rockets being motivated to do this. Rockets aren't interested in bazemore, and a defensive wing/ pF is probably what they are looking for. Kings have hield. Bazemore doesn't make a lot of sense as far as playing time.

15 Aug 2018 03:03:40
ATL doesn't want that crap.

13 Aug 2018 17:26:12

Houston gets Snell
Lakers get Henson, Dellavedova
Bucks get Anderson, Deng, HOU 1st 2019, LAL 1st 2019

Why Rockets? They get a 3 and D wing needed for their rotation. They also save 10 mil, which is valuable as they are deep in the tax now.

Why Lakers? They get two players that can contribute with Deng's money at the cost of a first. They still keep space to sign a max player like Kawhi and avoid streching Deng, which won't give them either way a second max spot.

Bucks get two late 1sts from their three bad contracts. They don't take more money back considering Snell's third year. Should they resign Middleton and Brogdon next year they won't have money for FA, so these picks will be really usefull to them.

13 Aug 2018 21:07:40
I believe the Bucks would pass.

13 Aug 2018 21:32:17
Milwaukee is a better team in the short term and long term not doing this trade. Picks that late are a gamble and thejr defense would be really bad.

13 Aug 2018 21:55:15
I’d just keep snell and Henson. Atleast they’re both in the rotation. There’s no real guarantee those picks are even that and that’s so much bad salary to take on.

13 Aug 2018 22:22:11
Ya agree finally with torque the bucks pass for horrible contracts and really late 1sts Deng and Anderson’s contracts are just dumb!

14 Aug 2018 10:38:29
Bucks will be like this after that

Bledsoe/ Brogdon/ Duval
Brown/ DDV/ Morris
Middleton/ Connaughton/ Deng
Giannis/ Anderson/ Wilson
Lopez/ Ilyasova/ Maker

They remain deep, but they need Brown and DDV to step up. If they resign Middleton and Brogdon and keep Bledsoe and Lopez for one more year they will be at the tax either way. With that trade they will have picks 20,22,28 which will be really helpful for a team with no money to spend.

14 Aug 2018 14:34:43
@nmilpso, . Deng @33 yrs old is scheduled to make 36 Mil. (18 Mil. per year) for the next 2 years.
Ryan @30 yrs old is scheduled to make 41 Mil. (20 and 21 Mil. ) for the next 2 years. for the next 2 years.
That's 77 Mil. for 2 players in their 30's that would be non-starters. It seems just a bit much, wouldn't you agree?

14 Aug 2018 18:34:51
@torque Delly, Snell, Henson combined are scheduled to make 75.2 mil, so Bucks don't take more salary with that. Plus they get rid of Snell's third year, which is important as they should make a hit in FA 2020 to convince GIannis to stay. This is the first benefit and the second is the two 1sts.

Bucks will go in the 2020 FA with this core

Brogdon/ pick 20
Brown/ DDV/
Middleton/ pick 22
Giannis/ Wilson
Maker/ Pick 28

And 40 million to spend for 1-2 players that will take them to the next level. It's a risky plan, but I think better than doing nothing.

14 Aug 2018 20:15:08
@milpso, First, You're comparing 75 mil. for 3 players, against 77 Mil. for 2 players? Second, Last year, Henson and Snell both started, and Dellevedova was the off the bench. When was the time Anderson and Deng started? It still seems like a lot for 2 bench players to me. I'd rather pay the 3 younger players money.

14 Aug 2018 20:42:59
I just prefer Brown, DDV, Maker taking Snell's, Delly's, Henson's minutes. Bucks need to make some guality players since they can't get any from FA. Anderson can hit some 3s for Bud and even Deng may still have something to contribute. Next summer you have three mid high picks to grow your core. And you go to FA 2020 with money and a really appealing roster to convince a superstar join the team. Sorry @torque this is the way I see it!

15 Aug 2018 00:52:06
@milpso, Understood, I guess that's what this forum is for, Different opinions, and scenarios, Ours just differ is all.

08 Aug 2018 23:35:01
Knicks - Pelicans - Rockets

Knicks gets:
Nene (Buyout)

Pelicans gets:
2019 1st Rockets (Top 20 protected)

Rockets gets:
Hardaway Jr.

Knicks save more money for next summer and can go after big FA with more space.

Pelicans gets Anderson back and get a late first for his contract.

Rockets upgrade their roster but give up a pick and take on future money by doing so.

Who says no?

09 Aug 2018 03:30:42
Buyout ajinca keep nene.

09 Aug 2018 03:57:14
No way rockets have cap for both of there contracts.

09 Aug 2018 19:30:09
Terrible for Knicks.

10 Aug 2018 21:08:16
Anderson can't play Pels up=tempo style. The pick would be very end of 1st. Ajinca is already expiring so Pels pass IMO.

14 Aug 2018 01:55:55
Why would the PELs want Anderson. ? What could he bring them other than an over inflated salary.

02 Aug 2018 08:04:30
Cavs Rockets

Cavs Receive
2020 first round pick

Rockets receive

02 Aug 2018 13:47:16
PLEASE! . Take JR Smith.

02 Aug 2018 16:43:47
Rockets would really be hurt by Gordon and Tucker being replaced by Korver, Hill, and JR.

02 Aug 2018 05:02:59
Rockets making moves to accommodate Melo by trading Chinanu Onuaku and cash to the Mav's for 2nd rd. swap to open up a roster spot.

02 Aug 2018 05:26:27
Melo to Houston is all but a done deal. Think he'll start?

02 Aug 2018 11:36:45
BTEC -- Anthony has made two things clear:
1. He will cause trouble if he doesn't start.
2. He plans to return to his old style of play -- hold the ball for a good portion of the shot clock, then try to create his own shot.
Toss in the usual matador defense where he doesn't bother getting past halfcourt some of the time, and that's a recipe for disaster for Houston. It looks like a step back for the team --stiff price to pay just to give Harden and Paul a buddy they can club with.

02 Aug 2018 13:32:58
I think Houston will see how starting will go, but then things will turn south and the marriage will sour and they'll trade/ release him.

02 Aug 2018 13:55:33
Welcome back Super, glad to see you on the Melo hate tour again.

Did Melo accidentally spill his Green beer on you at a St. Paddy’s day party in Boston once? Trying to figure out your blinding and enduring hate for the man.

02 Aug 2018 14:52:45
I actually agree with Super on this one. Melo has been a great scorer in the past, but he's no longer that guy. The unfortunate thing is he can't come to grips with it. If he ever could wrap his head around it, he still has the physical ability to be a contributor on a championship team, and if anyone can, Paul and Harden should be able to make him realize it. if not, he will be dumped. Those two aren't going to settle for moving backward at this point, especially where Paul is in his career.

02 Aug 2018 16:06:09
Waiving a minimum contract v. s. 25+ mil with a no trade clause is significantly easier with less debate.

01 Aug 2018 16:42:55
Three teams trade

Rockets recieve jr smith,Kostas Koufos

Cavs receive Ben mclemore,nene,2019 2nd

Kings recieve Ryan Anderson,2019 rockets 1st

01 Aug 2018 21:28:05
Nene is good and cheap. rockets not dumping him and a pick to get jr and koufo to clear space in 2019. They are win now mode. Batum for anderson is best opt to replace Ariza.

03 Aug 2018 05:02:05
bayless has nearly no value as his contract must get attached to a draft pick for the trade to have value. bayless may no longer continue in the nba once his contract expires next year.

01 Aug 2018 16:05:12
Thunder need to try and sign Rodney Hood with the mid-level exception offer him a 3 year contract with the last year being a player option. I say 3 years because thunder would then have bird rights and after the 3rd year if he would accept the player option they could then sign him to a larger and longer contract even though they will likely still be in luxury tax.
Then if they sign hood buyout, trade, or stretch Singler to open a roster spot.

Then make a trade with magic
Thunder get Jonathon Simmons
Magic get Alex Abrines and an unprotected 2nd round pick

Final move trade with kings
Kings get Ferguson and a 2nd if need be
Thunder get Skal Labissiere

New roster
Westbrook/ Schroder/ Felton
Roberson/ Hood/ Diallo
George/ Simmons/ TLC/ Nader
Grant/ Labissiere/ Patterson
Adams/ Noel/ Patterson

The trades only happen if they sign hood. I know all this won't happen I think the trades are far but I could be wrong. If this did happen thunder would have a solid team. They would have way better depth than they did last year and they wouldn't have to worry bout getting Melo touches and trying to hide him on defense. With this team I think they would easily be 2nd in the conference. After the Rockets bad off-season.

01 Aug 2018 16:50:36
The Cavs would match that deal and probably are offering better. Plus, there is no way Hood takes a multi year deal on the MLE. It doesn’t make sense. I’m also not sure either of the deals you suggested would be enough for the Kings or Orlando.

01 Aug 2018 17:00:08
Orlando says no. Simmons is worth more than Abrines and a 2nd. Plus, Simmons surprisingly likes playing in Orlando and they value him very highly.

31 Jul 2018 14:52:30

HOU gets Brandon Knight, Chriss

SUNS get Ryan Anderson, Conley, HOU 1st 2019
Sign Chalmers to Vet Min

MEM gets Chandler and Warren and 1st from PHX 2019

CP3/ Knight
Harden/ Eric Gordon/ Joe Johnson
Melo/ Gerald Green
Tucker/ Chriss
Capela/ Nene

Conley/ Chalmers
Booker/ Jackson
Ariza/ Bridges
Ayton/ Bender
Len/ Holmes

Shelvin Mack/ Harrison
Kyle Anderson/ Selden
TJ Warren/ Casspi
Jaren Jackson/ Green
Gasol/ Chandler.

31 Jul 2018 15:18:38
There's a reason why Houston can't move Anderson. Nobody wants him and that ugly contract they gave to him. So, that, in itself kills this deal.

31 Jul 2018 23:25:18
How about Conley’s deal? I wouldn’t touch that ever (and I like him as a player)

31 Jul 2018 01:24:38
Hawks trade: Bazemore
Rockets trade: Anderson, 2m Cash, '21 second

Hawks get a pick for taking on an extra 2m for this season.

Rockets save a little luxury tax, also receive a player who can stay on the floor more than Anderson.

31 Jul 2018 06:10:29
I think the pelicans will get him.

30 Jul 2018 16:43:16

Rockets receive nic Baum

Hornets receive anderson, onaku (salary filler)

Hornets get out of batums contract of 3 yrs 70+ mil. Getting anderson who has one less yr would probably be something the hornets jump at.

Although Batum has an extra yr of 20+ mil, Batum can make up for the absence of ariza and LMM.

30 Jul 2018 17:20:35
I really like the fit of Batum in Houston. I just wouldn't think they'd want to take on that contract.

In a system like Houston, SA, or GS I think Batum would be a great fit as a role player.

30 Jul 2018 21:02:57
And who plays sf for the Hornets?

Batum to Houston
Ryan Anderson to Sacramento
Iman Shumpert and Skal to the Suns
TJ Warren and Chriss to the Hornets

Kemba, Parker, Devonte
Lamb, Monk, Bacon
Warren, MKG, Bridges
Williams, Frank, Chriss
Zeller, Hernangomez, Biz.

31 Jul 2018 01:55:55
mrtarheel, MKG, as he did last year!

29 Jul 2018 05:39:27
Cavs Rockets Heat

Miami receives
Rockets 2021 first round pick

Cavs receive

Rockets receive

29 Jul 2018 14:22:16
Can Cavs afford whoteside, love, dragic, tt?

29 Jul 2018 20:28:29
@shill they shouldn't be trying to if the best thing the get out of it is dragic.
cmon, how they take andersen and not even get a pick.

29 Jul 2018 00:10:06
Rockets recieve George hill

Cavs receive Ryan Anderson, de Anthony Melton, 2nd round pick.

29 Jul 2018 02:20:28
Why for cavs?

29 Jul 2018 19:37:33
How do Anderson and Love play together?

28 Jul 2018 21:12:23
Rockets get - Batum
Hornets get - Anderson Melton and 2nd round pick


29 Jul 2018 12:58:44
Rockets get MKG, Sacramento gets Ryan Anderson and Hornets get Shumpert ( 11mil expiring ) and Skal.

29 Jul 2018 20:45:48
not bad for either side, houston gets arguably the worse contract (batum has a po he will likely take same summer andersen expires) but batum fills more of a need for them. charlotte should be quicker to make this, melton is decent and given the contract they swap, andersen isn't terrible. and getting a pick never hurts.

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.

26 Jul 2018 07:05:54
Magic Trade Nikola Vucevic Terrance Ross

Rockets Trade Ryan Anderson 2020 second round pick

Magic sign Clint Capela 4 year 129.6 million

Magic Waive or Buyout Ryan Anderson Timofey Mozgov Contract

26 Jul 2018 07:41:52
You don't think Bamba and Capela would be a little redundant long-term?

26 Jul 2018 14:08:27
Yeah, Mike, can you explain why you sign Capela with Bamba?

26 Jul 2018 14:25:11
I'd rather magic trade vuc and Ross for a pg. Or a evan Fournier.

26 Jul 2018 19:27:33
No he can’t explain lol. I’m starting to think this guy is trolling?

25 Jul 2018 04:23:50
Rockets trade Anderson
Lakers trade Deng

A swap of bad contracts

2 players on similar $ value contracts with 2 years remaining on both.

Lakers add more shooting around Lebron.
Rockets get a 3 and D player who could potentially replace some of what Ariza did.

25 Jul 2018 04:34:44
Anderson can still play and Deng is done. Houston passes.

25 Jul 2018 05:30:29
How do we actually know deng can't play? Just because the last time he played (two seasons ago) he wasn't in his peak doesn't mean he literally has nothing to show. A whole year of rest basically, honestly I wouldn't put it past him to give a team 15 minutes of decent basketball a night.

25 Jul 2018 06:26:52
The Lakers weren’t tanking last year and wanted to get rid of Deng. If he could still play that would have made any Deng trade mode palatable for the team he was going to. Channing Frye played some once he got there and they had no reason to give him a minute at that point.

25 Jul 2018 14:59:59
The Lakers weren’t tanking, but they were in a situation in which they wanted to give the young kids minutes. That is the most likely reason Deng did not play, not that he has absolutely nothing left in the tank.

That said, I agree that Anderson most likely has quite a bit more, so no from the Rockets.

24 Jul 2018 19:58:40
The Cavs get Anderson, Houston's 2019 1st and and a 2nd

The Rockets get Hill(exp)

25 Jul 2018 00:29:44
Why do rockets need a 4th pg. Why do cavs need 2 20 mil pf. Smh.

25 Jul 2018 04:44:09
The Cavs need picks and the Rockets want out of Amderson’s deal. Plus, Harden is big enough to play some at the 3, Gordon and Hill can both play the 2. You could get them all minutes.

25 Jul 2018 23:39:37
Why do the Cavs NEED picks!? They have a good team idk why people can’t wrap their heads around this? It’s not like before when Bron left and everyone there was scrubs.

23 Jul 2018 05:43:14
The Heat blow it up

The Heat get Chandler(buyout), Bayless (buyout), Muscala(buyout), Korkmaz, Smith, Deng, Anderson, Melton, the Heat 1st via Philly, the Laker's 19 1st, Houston's 19 and 21 1st, and 2 Philly 2nds.

The 76ers get Dragic, j Johnson, and Ellington

The Lakers get T Johnson

The Rockets get Olynyk and Richardson

23 Jul 2018 06:30:01
Lakers say no, not for talent but for cap reasons.

23 Jul 2018 07:16:46
Wiz, their cap situation doesn't change and Johnson will be pretty easy to move next year. Some young team with space might be willing go to take him with little attached. In the mean time, he Is the kind of tough gritty defender that they want and he's a solid shooter.

23 Jul 2018 07:31:36
Rkenne, I think this time next year it would cost at most Deng and '19 1st to move him, with this trade you have them moving that for a player who would cost another asset to move on.

23 Jul 2018 08:09:30
T. johnson and his salary will be as easy to move as deng. No better unless Johnson gets better. Tremendously.

23 Jul 2018 03:51:30
The Rockets get Simmons, Augustine, and Ross

The Magic get Anderson, Melton, and the 19 and 21 Houston 1sts.

23 Jul 2018 04:49:12
Bruh that's bad trade magic declined and said no! Lol 😂.

23 Jul 2018 14:16:22
How’s that bad? Actually good for both teams unlike the trades I see you post lol.

23 Jul 2018 22:40:01
Because Simmons is untouchable.

24 Jul 2018 02:38:52
Johnathon Simmons on the Magic. Not Ben Simmons on the 76ers.

24 Jul 2018 07:02:58
Bruh duhhhhh magic are not trading Johnathan Simmons he plays great last year he is untouchable I rather Trade Johnathan Issac or Terrance Ross.

23 Jul 2018 03:44:30
Houston gets Bazemore and Dedmond

Atlanta gets a Anderson, a 1st and 2 2nds

23 Jul 2018 14:17:04
This trade is actually a good trade. Idk why everyone disagrees?

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