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21 May 2017 19:42:16
Clippers:1st pick (L Ball)+ T Zeller+Kanter

OKC:IT+ Griffin

Boston: D Jordan+Westbrook

21 May 2017 20:32:33
Westbrook isn't going anywhere now, unless money is not important to him.

IT rumors should be dead now until February.

21 May 2017 23:40:38
If the Clippers core breaks up, I could see the Deandre for the 1st overall and Zeller, but if they are going to start a rebuild, I think they would rather see Griffin walk than have to take on Kanter's contract.

22 May 2017 00:45:16
I wouldn't mind Jordan going the C's but unless he would resign I don't see them giving up the 1st for a rental of 1 yr.

22 May 2017 17:00:36
I love the thought of Jordan coming to Boston, but not at the expense of the 1st. I think I would throw the 2018 Nets pick out there though, or find a team with a high pick looking for a package including Bradley and Crowder to bring in as a third partner.

Westbrook is an amazing player, but I just don't think I like his game working with Stevens and Ainge. His skill set would fit anywhere, but all I can see is discord with the staff and front office. Too many strong willed people in that scenario, and Stevens is one of the few coaches who actually comes out ahead in that situation at this point.

21 May 2017 17:53:57
Thunder-Clippers-Pacers

Thunder get Blake Griffin (3yr 85m), JJ Redick (2yr 36m), and #47 pick (via Pacers)

Clippers get Paul George, Thad Young, and Alex Abrines

Pacers get Victor Oladipo, Enes Kanter, Brice Johnson, and #21 pick (via OKC)

21 May 2017 18:08:48
why would indy do this?

21 May 2017 18:15:38
Ok thunder. Just stop.

21 May 2017 18:40:12
Instead of losing George for nothing, the Pacers go young and build around Turner.

21 May 2017 21:57:51
PG13 wouldn't turn down a 200 Million contract.

22 May 2017 04:39:57
Of course PG13 wouldn't turn down 200 mil. But he can only get 180 mil over 5 years.

19 May 2017 17:30:38
Thunder-Clippers-Pacers

Thunder get Blake Griffin (3yr 80m) and JJ Redick (2yr 32m)

Clippers get Paul George, Thad Young, Doug McDermott, and #47 pick (via Pacers)

Pacers get Victor Oladipo, Enes Kanter, and Brice Johnson.

19 May 2017 18:51:35
Gotta add couple picks to pacers.

19 May 2017 19:13:51
Reddick isn't going to okc for that little, especially years. And Blake will want and get a max deal. Even with Westbrook there, okc is faaaar from a destination, guys aren't taking less to go there.

19 May 2017 21:21:11
Pacers could get a better offer than that for George from most teams in the league. Clippers and Thunder are two teams extremely short on movable assets outside of their core. Both would be hard pressed to add talents of this caliber and will likely have to settle with smaller deals. Clippers could luck out and get Melo since Jackson has ruined his value so much but that is probably the best they can hope for.

19 May 2017 21:23:52
As much as i would love this for the clippers. Highly unlikely. Sign and trades rarely happen in the new cba and even so rarely happen with players involved. I don't think its actually even possible to have multiple sign and trade players involved in the same trade.

19 May 2017 01:32:52
JJ sign n trade

Knicks get Redick, Crawford (last year of contract not guaranteed)

Clippers get Melo, Lee.

19 May 2017 05:29:05
If Clips re-sign Paul, the salaries in this deal don't work. Melo and Lee are about $41M, assuming JJ gets $18M, him and Crawford are $32M.

Also, though the Knicks are obviously trying to get out from underneath Melo, I don't see this as a great return.

Finally, Phil has said part of the reason for wanting to move Melo is that he does not feel that the Knicks will be real contenders for a couple of years. That means that:

A) Why would Reddick want to accept a sign and trade to New York.

B) Why would the Knicks want two guys on the wrong side of 30 without getting one younger asset back.

19 May 2017 06:51:56
Clippers would be wise to try and get Melo as he would be a great fit and i think a relatively cheap option to get asset wise. Lee is also a very solid 3 and D role player. That would be a great return for the Clippers.

They could just balloon Reddicks first year salary to make it work. I don't see Knicks getting much in return for Melo and not a lot of teams being interested but this still isn't intriguing for Knicks since they don't get cap relief or young assets. They'd be better off keeping Melo and letting his deal expire than giving Reddick a sizeable contract which due to his age he'd probably want multiple years.

18 May 2017 15:42:25
NY-BOS

NY trades: Noah-Porzingis-O'Quinn-Kuzminkas-#8pick

BOS trades: Horford-Thomas-Mickey-2017 Minny 2nd-2018 top 5 protected C's 1st-2019 Clippers 1st-2019 detroit 2nd-2020 Miami 2nd

Boston can build a super team with all these great young players.

Knicks get two veterans and with Melo form a great big 3 that could push Cleveland for the East.

18 May 2017 17:24:18
swap 1st round picks and uniforms. even trade.

18 May 2017 17:33:22
That would be one direction the Celtics could go, and it could give them a crazy core with Porzingis, Fultz, Brown, Yabusele, Smart, Zizic, Rozier, maybe Monk or Isaac at 8, etc.

Fultz/ Rozier/ Jackson
Bradley/ Smart/ Monk
Crowder/ Brown/ Kuzminskas/ Nader
Porzingis/ Yabusele
O'Quinn/ Hernangomez/ Zizic

That's a very interesting young team, even while taking away the two top players. I don't see DA going for it though, since they're already near the summit with assets still coming in. If Porzingis was actually available, I think they'd be foolish not to look into sending NY a package that DIDN'T include IT, Horford, Brown or the #1. Send just about anything else. They have enough assets that Jackson might be willing to take bulk over individual quality.

18 May 2017 17:50:09
Celtics are not going to go into a rebuild situation with young talent. They are in a win now mode. They need to stay the course and acquire Hayward, or Butler who I'd prefer and get a big (Drummond, Whiteside) .

18 May 2017 03:19:59
LAC / OKC / NYK

LAC Trades: Blake Griffin (Sign and Trade), 2020 2nd Rounder (CLE)
LAC Receives: C. Anthony, Singler

OKC Trades: Kanter, Singler, Sabonis, 2018 2nd Round PIck (CHI)
OKC Receives: Blake Griffin (Sign and Trade)

NYK Trades: C. Anthony
NYK Receives: Kanter, Sabonis, 2018 2nd Round PIck (CHI), 2020 2nd Rounder (CLE)

Reason LAC Does the Trade: They do this if Griffin says he is leaving and then they can get another star to pair with CP3 and Jordan. Also, then they don't have to get rid of Crawford or Rivers or any other pieces.
Reason OKC Does the Trade: They do this to not only get rid of Kanter's contract, but also to get a star to pair with Westbrook. They will also have to get rid of Sabonis who has a bright future, but get a star that is in his prime to pair with Westbrook.
Reason NYK Does the Trade: NYK do this to not only get rid of Anthony, but also to get in a 24 year old big that is a defensive liability, but also would be perfect for the triangle offense if the Knicks plan to keep running it. Also they get Sabonis and a few late draft picks. You may say the knicks could maybe get better returns for Anthony, but at the end of the day, Anthony still has to agree to go to the place. He might not want to go to Boston, or any other places, you don't know. There has been interest in going to LA to play with Paul though and Jordan can cover for his defense.

Tell me what you think about this trade. Also maybe you can add other small picks to the deal to make it work, but this was just thought of kinda quick.

18 May 2017 03:15:32
Celtics have too many guards and NEED another big man

Bos-Det

Det trades: Drummond

Boston trades: Bradley-Zeller-Rozier-Mickey 2018 Brooklyn (Top 5 protected turns into 2018 C's 1st and 2020 C's 1st) 2019 Clippers 1st 2017 Clippers 2nd 2019 Detroit 2nd and 2020 Miami 2nd

WHY?

Detroit gets 2-3 1st round picks, a all nba defensive player who scores 17 a game, a growing prospect in Rozier and two players totalling 10 million in salary that can be cut at anytime, and 3 2nd rounders. All this together they can rebuild and continue to grow.

Boston gets their rim protecting/rebounding big they NEED as well as relieve the log jam of guards

DET
PG-KCP/Rozier/Smith
SG-Bradley/Jackson/Hilliard
SF-Harris/Johnson/Bullock
PF-Morris/Leuer/Ellenson
C-Collins (12 pick)/Baynes/Boban

BOS
PG-Thomas/Smart/Jackson
SG-Fultz/Young/FA
SF-Crowder/Brown/Nader
PF-Horford/Yabusele/FA
C-Drummond/Olynyk/Zizic

What do you think?

18 May 2017 20:43:37
You hold the guns to their heads and I'll be lookout from my computer. Detroit Doesn't want to be in limbo for 3 years while this plays out. But hey, I'm all for it. Then trade for Butler.

18 May 2017 02:24:33
Dream Celtics Offseason

Draft Markelle Fultz

Sign Gordon Hayward

Trade for a big (Drummond/Whiteside)

Trade would be Bradley-Rozier-2018 Celtics 1st-2019 Clippers 1st-2019 Celtics 1st and 2nds in 2017-18-19.

3 1sts and 3 2nds Bradley and Rozier should be more than enough for either big man.

PG-Thomas/Smart
SG-Fultz/Brown
SF-Hayward/Crowder
PF-Horford/Mickey
C-(Drummond/whitside)/FA minimum

Team is both young and ready to compete for a championship All other players will be minimum salary so the salary cap will work

18 May 2017 01:52:36
Spurs get Melo CP3-EXT Hill Plumlee Ndour
Knicks get Parker Green Gasol Aldrich
Clippers get Rubio Pekovic
Wolves get Aldridge Noah Randle 29

Playoff team
Dunn/Jones/Randle
Lavine/Fox-7th/Iwundu-29
Wiggens/Muhammed/Casspi
Aldridge/Dieng/Bjelica
KAT/Noah/Payne

Deeper team with Gay better spacing.
Rubio/Rivers/Felton
Reddick/Crawford/Andersen
Gay/Johnson/Fa
Griffin/Moute/Johnson
Jordan/Speights/Stone

Challenge warriors
CP3/Mills/Murray
CLAW/Anderson/Forbes
Melo/Bertans/Ndour
Milsap/Lee/Bosh
Dedmon/Hill/Plumlee

Rebuild unity in triangle clear cap 2018
Parker/Ntilikini-8th/White-58th
Lee/Thornwell-44th/Early
Green/Thomas/Kuzminkas
Gasol/O'Quinn/Inglis
Porzingis/Hernangomez/Aldrich

17 May 2017 21:40:58
Boston Celtics Offseason:

1) Draft Fultz
2) Sign Hayward
3) Trade for Andre Drummond

1 & 2 are very possible options that can easily happen... 3 is where it gets interesting but it's known that Drummond can be obtained via trade. Detroit is looking to restart and get a new identity. SO:
Drummond for Crowder, Rozier, and picks if needed (future 1sts Clippers, Grizzlies or own pick).

Depth Chart:
IT/Fultz
AB/Smart
Hayward/Brown
Horford/Olynyk (if can go into hard cap)
Drummond/FA (vet min)

17 May 2017 22:25:40
Drummond is not a FA, he's signed for another 3years.

Taking Fultz will cost money being the #1 pick. So I see that pick getting moved to save money and to get what they need. A BIG.

So unless Crowder will play the 2 spot he will be moved if they do sign Hayward and if they keep Crowder then AB will be traded.

17 May 2017 23:44:41
Why would Detroit give up Drummond for that return. I think Detroit would want at least the 2018 Brooklyn pick involved (ideally the 2017 #1 Brooklyn pick) . Maybe they could get away with a deal centered around Jaylen Brown if they added enough around him.

Crowder, Rozier and those non-Nets picks won't cut it.

Signing Hayward isn't as straight forward as it seems since Celtics won't have the 30.6 mill max he'll demand. Ignoring all FA cap holds (Green, Jerekbo, Olynk, Johnson and Young), their draft picks (#1, Yabusele and Zizic) and waiving Jackson, Mickey and Zeller they'd have 36 mill. That drops to 29 mill with cap hold for #1 pick. Therefore if Celtics wanted Hayward and to keep some guys on their bench they'd basically need to trade AD (which is smart since he, IT and Smart are all due extensions next offseason) .

18 May 2017 03:09:05
Zelts. My bad, I didn't see the slash after Drummonds name. just saw the FA vet min. Sorry!

But I'm all for Drummond to Boston. They could sure use him now, down by 24 in the 3rd.

17 May 2017 14:24:37
If CP3 goes to San Antonio, or anywhere else really.

Boston: Jordan (sign Hayward)

Clippers: Bradley, Crowder, Rozier, Boston 2018 1st round pick.

Boston is likely going to draft Fultz. At that point, they're going to have to do something with the glut of guards. Bradley has shown he's a beast, Crowder is that fantastic glue guy who does everything pretty well, and Rozier has really shown what he can do in this postseason. What they need is rebounding and rim protection. Jordan fits both bills, and they should still have room to sign a max contract in Hayward to man the SF spot.

Thomas/ Jackson
Fultz/ Smart
Hayward/ Brown/ Nader
Horford/ Yabusele/ Mickey
Jordan/ Zizic

The Clippers, on the other hand, are potentially looking at a full scale rebuild. If I'm them, I'm trying to keep myself relevant with the Lakers drafting so much potential star power. If they lose Paul, they're likely to lose Redick, and might lose Griffin as well. In that case, you can use Jordan to bring in players to fill holes in the roster. The key is, you're bringing in all three of those players totaling only 16 million for this season. Paul, Griffin, Redick and Jordan total 71 million this season. They'll finally have the financial flexibility they've been lacking for years. They'd also want to move Rivers and that stupid 11 million contract.

17 May 2017 14:56:41
I have the celtics signing hayward and trading that pick along with assets for jimmy butler and robin lopez. Giving them a lineup of:

Pg. I. Thomas
Sg. J. Butler
Sf. G. Hayward
Pf. A. Horford
C. R. Lopez.

17 May 2017 16:29:04
How does Boston pay all these guys and field a respectable bench? They have to resign Thomas at this point right? He's going to get 200 mil.

Are both crowder and Bradley gone at the end of thier contracts? What about smart? All thrse guys will be offered more money elsewhere. right?

17 May 2017 16:42:55
I tend to like junkies trade. It would put the C's right up there on the luxury threshold for 1 year though. But if your in it to win then it would be worth it. Providing you win. Also If they could swing this without giving up next years Net pick it's makes it more realistic.

No matter how one looks at it Boston will have a completely different team next year outside of IT and Horford.

17 May 2017 17:52:59
IT is not getting 200 million!

17 May 2017 19:26:41
IT will be getting the max from somewhere.179 million is the actual amount if we're being a stickler.

My point is moreso that Ainge is going to have to be very creative, and that major parts of thier current team aren't going to be there going forward if they sign/ trade for another max guy.

17 May 2017 22:21:21
Don't think that is enough to get Jordan but Celtics could really use an upgrade at the center position with some rebounding (Jordan is one of leading rebounders in NBA) .

As many alluded to the issue becomes salary. IT has been the life blood of the team so I find it tough to get rid of him but he is an aging 5ft9 guard and Fultz could potentially step into his role if they did acquire a Hayward/ Butler type that could pickup the primary scorer role. I'm not sure what his value is like but I think Horford would be a natural option to shop. Although extremely skilled he has a large contract, getting up there in age and is a bit of a tweener at this point in his career. If they added another star to IT I think he becomes an expensive 3rd option. Bradley I think also sadly has to go since they simply won't be able to afford him if they add another big name.

13 May 2017 17:58:43
Boston: D Jordan

Utah: Bradley+ Zeller

Clippers: Crowder+ Favors+ return 2019 pick

13 May 2017 18:41:42
As much as Boston could use Jordan I don't think the C's would do this without knowing if DJ would stay . Losing 3 yrs of Crowder, 1st rd. pick and Bradley just isn't worth the 1 yr of Jordan IMO.


I'll keep preaching for the C's to acquire Drummond.

And the more I think about it now, I think I'd trade IT over Bradley.

13 May 2017 19:14:17
Well i think it's al little sad Boston fans even think about trading IT

IT is playing unbelievable basketball. And he really brings that Boston team to a higher level.

13 May 2017 23:35:47
I didn't realize Jordan could potentially get out of his deal after next season. Drummond would certainly be a more attractive option but due to his age he would probably take more to get.

Utah would be wise to shop Favors who is entering his final year of his contract and has recently been plagued by injuries.

That return is fairly weak for clippers. Favors' value is down due to his injuries and final year of his deal and the Clippers pick is lotto protected for 2019, 2020 and if it doesn't convey by then becomes a 2022 2nd rounder.

13 May 2017 23:52:39
I like IT. But it's a business and Ainge will deal anyone. IT is 1 dimensional and yes he helped Boston to where it is today but, Washington figured out how to contain him and I think the league knows how to play him. I think DA would deal him for the right player (s) .

You can't pay everyone max. When and if they deal Bradley they'll lose a lot on defense. And that will hurt. I'm all for keeping Crowder. In 1-2 yrs he'll be just like Butler at a much less salary.

Can we agree on them needing a strong big to get boards and blocks?


Ainge isn't dumb, he'll do what he thinks is right for the team.

14 May 2017 14:13:37
Oh yes! No one could figure it out all season, but now Washington has a good 3 game stretch on him and he's figured out. Lost all value. Get rid of Thomas!

What a fool. How about get another consistent scoring option. EVery team can figure out what to do when you have one option. Get a second serious scorer on that team and you have a legit contender.

20 May 2017 22:39:28
And a quality defender.

10 May 2017 16:21:16
MIL - LAC - MIN

MIL get: Blake Griffin (s&t) and Ricky Rubio

pg. Rubio
sg. Middleton
sf. Antetokuompo
pf. Griffin
c. Henson

LAC get: Greg Monroe and MIN 2017 1st DP
Draft: Jayson Tatum
Resign: JJ Reddick

pg. CP3
sg. Reddick
sf. Tatum
pf. Monroe
c. Jordan

MIN get: Matthew Delladova, Jabari Parker, and MIL 1st DP 2017
Draft: Justin Jackson

pg. Delladova/ Dunn
sg. LaVine
sf. Wiggins
pf. Parker
c. Towns

10 May 2017 16:38:08
Clippers say no Monroe and Jordan will clog the paint both can't spread the floor.

10 May 2017 17:47:35
The clippers fall over themselves saying yes. They get a top 10 pick for a free agent? Done! Who cares about Monroe.

10 May 2017 23:41:39
Cp3 ain't ready to rebuild cp3 ain't winning with that team he mise well leave if your getting that for griffin.

11 May 2017 00:17:20
Why do we keep seeing trades where a sign-and-trade results in getting a pick back?

The new CBA has corrected that problem, and it's even worse here, because MIN has the cap space to offer Griffin a contract without giving up a lottery pick!

10 May 2017 05:07:10
Nets Valančiūnas 1st dp from raptors

Raptors Jordan

Clippers Lopez extension

Raptors maybe add fillers to nets that's young and to help Raptors get a defensive center to play with ibaka. Clippers need to try something different

10 May 2017 05:31:33
Not certain why Nets are in this. If I'm Clippers I'd much rather prefer the younger Valanciunas and a 1st rounder over Brook Lopez since only scenario Clippers would entertain this type of move is if Paul and Griffin leave and they need to inevitably think about rebuilding.

10 May 2017 14:37:42
Disagree Jaw, if the Clippers plan to keep the team mostly intact this makes sense and if they plan to rebuild, I think they could find a better package for rebuilding than Jonas and a future first for Jordan.

10 May 2017 01:11:51
LAC/MIL

LAC get Greg Monroe , Jabari Parker & Rashard Vaughn & 2017 1st round pick
- LAC take the risk on Parker while getting also 2 young guys to start their rebuild

Pg Rivers
Sg Vaughn
Sf Parker
Pf Mbah
Ce Monroe

MIL get DeAndre Jordan & Jamaal Crawford
- They gave up Jabari for a center who can control the paint and a vet 6th man to make them a better contender

Pg Brogdon/Delly
Sg Middleton/Crawford
Sf Giannis/Snell
Pf Maker/Teletovic
Ce Jordan/Henson

10 May 2017 07:43:05
I think it makes decent amount of sense for Bucks to explore since Parker wasn't the most natural of fits alongside Giannis and his injuries are a concern.

For the Clippers even if they lose Griffin and Paul in FA and are desperate to get young talent I think they'd need more in order to feel confident taking the chance on Parker.

09 May 2017 12:54:25
Clippers - Knicks - Timberwolves

Clippers gets: Anthony

Knicks gets: Rivers, 2018 and 2020 2nd rd picks (Clippers)

Timberwolves: Noah, 2021 1st rd pick (Clippers), 2020 2nd rd pick (Cavs via Clippers)


Clippers have cap space before signing Blake, CP3 and Reddick to huge contracts and make a championship run.

Minnesota also have cap space to take on Noah's contract and gets 3 picks for doing so.

Knicks free up cap space but lose Anthony for only 2 2nd rounders. Now they can rebuild around Porzingis moving forward

09 May 2017 13:17:16
The Clips really don't have space as all of those players carry cap holds, which pushes their theoretical space out the window. It's going to have to be equal dollars.

Wolves won't want Noah, even with the picks.

09 May 2017 13:41:06
That's about the right value for Anthony, but at some point don't the Clippers have to STOP trading away draft choices? I get that Doc doesn't have the stomach for rebuilds and that the Clippers are in no-man's land with high-priced vets who have plateaued, but at some point you have to invest in the team's future.

09 May 2017 14:14:45
I hate it for the Timberwolves. They are about to be competitive and could add to their roster. If they take on Noah, by the time he's off thr books they will have had to resign their other guys and won't have a chance to add to the roster.

09 May 2017 15:07:48
Beside Melo is better than any Celtic player currently says Supercollider. Clippers can only trade picks every other year. 2 facts.

09 May 2017 16:14:20
Nobody is going to eat $54 mil worth of Noah - $18 mil in cap space too! - for a distant Clippers pick and two second rounders.

09 May 2017 17:19:55
Anthony is not better than any Celtics player. To say that is laughable. And the restriction on trading of draft picks applies only to first-rounders, and that does not prevent a team from trading down in the first round.

09 May 2017 19:21:52
Really supercollider? Amir Johnson is better? How about olynik? How about one time not speaking in hyperboles. Only clearly better player is thomas. That's it.

09 May 2017 08:32:45
NY-LAC-UTA

NY : D.Favors + A.Rivers

LAC : C.Anthony + A.Burks

UTA : J.Crawford + LAC 1st round pick (future) + L.Mbah Moute

09 May 2017 09:32:13
That would be the 2021 Clippers pick
In today's NBA it's stupid to trade future draft picks.
(NETS, SACRAMENTO, . )

09 May 2017 10:23:09
Don't think Clippers are clearing enough salary once Anthony's trade kicker is factored in. Not sure why Jazz would be interested in this trade.

09 May 2017 07:48:54
DET-BOS-CHI

DET : A.Bradley + R.Lopez + 2018 BKN 1st + 2019 LAC 1st

PG : A.Bradley-R.Jackson-I.Smith
SG : K.Caldwell-Pope-S.Johnson
SF : T.Harris-draft
PF : M.Morris-J.Leuer
CE : R.Lopez-A.Baynes

BOS : J.Butler + A.Drummond

PG : I.Thomas-T.Rozier
SG : J.Butler-M.Smart
SF : J.Brown-G.Green
PF : A.Horford-J.Jerebko
CE : A.Drummond-K.Olynyk

CHI : J.Crowder + 2017 BKN 1st + T.Zeller

PG : M.Fultz-M.Carter-Williams
SG : D.Wade-D.Valentine
SF : J.Crowder-P.Zipser
PF : N.Mirotic-B.Portis
CE : T.Zeller-C.Felicio

09 May 2017 10:35:51
Dealing both Crowder and Bradley hurts C's wing depth but Butler is the two-way superstar they've been in search of past few years and Drummond although coming off a down year is only 23 and one of the best rebounders in the league (C's biggest issue) . If I were Celtics I'd 100% do the Butler part at that price and highly consider the Drummond part.

Bulls could probably get more for Butler especially since a decent showing in post season may make them less likely to deal Butler.

Pistons probably can't do too much better than that for Drummond right now but I don't think they should trade him right now or at least should wait until part-way into the season so they could get a better look at 2018 draft class which is allegedly stocked with bigs.

09 May 2017 14:10:56
I'm not sure I like giving that much up for either guy. I'm not adverse to trading either Bradley or Crowder, or either of the Nets picks, but it's hard for me to throw all four into these two guys. I like Butler a lot, but the more I watch him, the more his shooting drives me a bit nuts. He makes some crazy shots, but he misses a bunch of dumb ones too. I love his tenacity and confidence though.

The issue for me in this trade is Drummond. He's a GREAT rebounder. but that's really it. According to his current coach, he doesn't put in great effort on defense, and he's completely lost on the offensive side. For someone who can really only do one thing, albeit at an elite level, he gets paid a LOT. If I'm looking to just pull in someone who can rebound, I'd probably look at a guy like Vucevic in Orlando who's literally less than half the contract. If that's where I'm sinking Drummond like money, and putting in this kind of a trade value together, I'd look to LA for Jordan. He at least brings the defense and rebounding along with some offensive versatility.

08 May 2017 21:21:36
LAC Rebuild

1. LAC - SAS

LAC get: Lamarcus Aldridge

SAS get: CP3

2. LAC - MIN - IND

LAC get: Paul George (s&t)

MIN get: Blake Griffin

IND get: MIN 2017 1st DP

3. LAC - DEN

LAC get: Wilson Chandler

NOLA get: Jamal Crawford, Austin Rivers, and 2018 1st DP LAC

Free Agents:
- Kyle Lowry (Max)
- Ben McLemore

2017-18
pg. Lowry
sg. McLemore
sf. George
pf. Aldridge
c. Jordan

08 May 2017 21:36:48
1 If the Clippers can resign Paul, Aldridge is a bad return for him and if it's a sign and trade the Spurs could probably clear cap space and sign Paul out right

2 George isn't a free agent and that is a terrible return for him. Blake is a free agent and Minnesota could sign him without having to trade anybody.

3. The Clippers can't trade a pick until 2021

Even after the trades the Clippers would have no room under the cap to sign players let alone a max contract.

09 May 2017 16:26:15
MIN is not giving up the #6 pick for a guy they could sign in free agency.

Sign and Trades in general do not have this kind of value for anyone, now that the CBA changed.

08 May 2017 20:52:27
NYK - LAC - MIN

NYK get: Ricky Rubio, Nikola Pekovic, and Jamal Crawford
Draft: Malik Monk

pg. Rubio
sg. Monk
sf. Kuzminskas
pf. Porzingis
c. Hernangomez

LAC get: Carmelo Anthony and Courtney Lee
Sign FA: Rudy Gay

pg. CP3
sg. Reddick
sf. Gay
pf. Anthony
c. Jordan

MIN get: Blake Griffin (s&t) and Joakim Noah
Draft: Jonathan Isaac

pg. Dunn
sg. LaVine
sf. Wiggins
pf. Griffin
c. Towns

08 May 2017 21:16:14
As a clipper fan, i wouldn't mind this. But, this can't happen. No way they can afford Rudy Gay. Also, Blake would have to want to do a s&t to Minnesota. which is unlikely considering he loves LA and has a growing family there with a LA native.

08 May 2017 21:24:31
It's not bad, but the Wolves really don't have to make this deal. If they wipe Pek off the books this offseason, they would have the money to sign Blake outright.

09 May 2017 00:52:27
Knicks keep and clippers keep crawford.

09 May 2017 05:07:07
Noah is arguably the worst contract in the nba right now. Why in the world is MIN eating that, and giving up Rubio, to get free agent Blake Griffin?

09 May 2017 14:31:53
I'd pull the Clippers out of this completely. If Melo is willing to go to Minny, I think he'd be a great fit there. I think they should be looking to create a trade in that direction.

As far as the trade, everyone tends to get what they need, but if I'm the Clippers, it's silly to bring in Gay and Melo. They're essentially the same type of player at this point, and both should be playing the 4.

 
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