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22 May 2017 21:55:01
Suns trade if lakers select Fox

Trade Bledsoe
Get Barton Beasley (& pick if needed)

Draft Ball (1- Fultz 2-Fox 3-Jackson)

Ball - Knight
Booker - Beasley
Warren - Barton
Chriss - Dudley
Chandler - Bender

22 May 2017 09:46:38
sas 2017-2018

retired
parker/ ginobili

trade
aldridge and 2017 1st rd pick to lal deng and russel

re-sign
mills 42m 4yrs start 9m
simmons 42m 4yrs start 9m
gasol out withhis plyr opt but sign with 10 to 12m for one season

sign
millsap 75m 3 yrs start 23m
sefolosha vet min
terrence jones tomas robinson and muscala for 8m

line up
pg. russel/ mills/ murray
sg. green/ simmons/ sefolosha
sf. leonard/ deng/ anderson
pf. millsap/ bertans/ t. rob
c. gasol/ jones/ muscala.

22 May 2017 08:51:04
sas 2017-2018

retired
parker/ ginobili

trade
aldridge and 2017 1st rd pick to lal deng and russel

re-sign
mills- 42m 4yrs start with.

22 May 2017 04:35:50
IND-LAL-PHI

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.

22 May 2017 17:09:03
Lakers fan? . philly is giving up too much even before taking on dengs contract.

21 May 2017 06:25:22
lakers offseason

3 team trade

Lakers: Jimmy Butler, terrance ross amd #33 pick

Bulls: Brandon Ingram, Jordan Clarkson,#2 pick and 2018 lakers 1st rnd pick

Magic: Luol deng,Michael carter-williams and #38 pick


sign
Kyle Lowry
Jared Sullinger
NeNe


2018- Sign Paul George



2018/19 Lineup

Kyle Lowry/DeAngelo Russell
Jimmy Butler/Nick Young
Paul George/Corey Brewer
Julius Randler/Jared Sullinger
Timofey Mozgov/NeNe


legitamte contender in west amd deffinatly challenges warriors for top team in the west

21 May 2017 06:28:13
Sixers own that LAL pick.

21 May 2017 07:39:40
So Magic give up
Ross, 33rd pick
For
Deng, Mcw and 38th pick

They add a older player on a bad contract a pg with very similar flaws to Payton and a lesser 2nd rounder. Dillusional lakers fan strikes again.

21 May 2017 08:13:49
I'm confused why Magic are even in this trade. Lakers getting Ross just makes it more difficult for them to sign Lowry and George. They also aren't getting much of anything for giving him up and taking on Deng's bad contract.

21 May 2017 03:15:24
3 team trade between 76ers Lakers and pacers

76ers get D. Russell and B. Ingram
Lakers get J. Okafor and P. George
Pacers get 76er first round pick and L. dang

76ers Starting 5
Pg- Simmons
Sg-Russell
Sf-Ingram
Pf-Sarcic
C-embid

Lakers starting 5
Pg-ball
Sg-clarkson
Sf-George
Pf-Randall
C-Okafor
Pacers start to rebuild with Myles turner and now 2 first rounders. One being the third overall pick.

21 May 2017 03:51:00
Must be a 76ers fan. Pacers get screwed.

21 May 2017 03:55:51
If I'm Pacers I'd prefer Russell and Ingram over 76ers Pick so don't think 76ers should be involved if this is all they are contributing. They'd have to add Lakers or 76ers 2018 pick to make it worth it.

21 May 2017 03:06:09
76ers get Russell and Ingram

Lakers get J. Okafor and Paul George

Pacers get L. Deng and number 3 overall pick (76ers first rounder) .

Sixers starting 5 next season
Pg Simmons
Sg Russell
Sf Ingram
Pf Sarcic
C Embid

Lakers starting 5 next season
Pg ball-ucla
Sg clarkson
Sf Paul George
Pf- Randall
C- Okafor

Pacers starting 5 next season.

21 May 2017 03:51:56
Pacers still get screwed.

20 May 2017 20:17:02
LAL: J Butler

CHI: C Brewer (exp), D Russell, #2 pick

Sign P George in 2018, Butler & George will attract other free agents to sign

PG: FA
SG: Butler
SF: George
PF: Randle/Nance
C: FA

20 May 2017 20:45:38
Lakers say no. We have no incentive in trading for a superstar to try and build a contender right now. Warriors and Cavs will dominate the NBA for the next 5 seasons which will be right on par for when Russell, Ingram, Randle and Lonzo will start to hit their prime.

20 May 2017 20:52:07
You still have Deng and Mozgov's contracts to deal with.

20 May 2017 22:45:03
@carl Which is why we shouldn't try to build a contender right now. Their contracts will expire by he time we are ready to compete.

20 May 2017 14:40:50
Lakers, Thunder, Sixers

Lakers get Kanter, Henderson
***This is a move about Paul George. Two guys who can be stopgaps and also prep the Lakers for Next summer. Henderson's $9M will be up then and Kanter could be flipped or stretched at that time. Opens up $26M.

Thunder get Okafor, Clarkson
***Thunder completely dip in all facets with Russ off the floor. Clarkson can be an incredible backup to Russ plus play along side him in some lineups. Kanter played big in the regular season at times but was unplayable in the playoffs. Okafor can do the same thing for far less money.

Sixers get Luol Deng, Semaj Christon, OKC 17 first, Lakers 17 second
***Sixers are incredibly young. They'll add more young talent this summer. Deng could be a smart swallow while adding more assets. Deng is a solid vet who (although very overpaid) can still play multiple positions and be a good player/coach for this young team.

20 May 2017 17:57:08
If I'm 76ers I'd want more than that. I think Okafor is worth a late 1st and I'd need another 1st to take Deng's contract minimally. If Lakers added Houston pick I think its more possible.

20 May 2017 19:30:31
The Thunder need to give up more.

20 May 2017 06:09:24
Sooooooo, i have a theory!

Markelle fultz the consensus #1 pick in this years draft is projected to go to the celtics. Danny ainge himself has said he doesn't see a 19 year old coming and and leading a team to a championship and if they take fultz i have every reason to believe they'll trade him for an established star. Now any team trading with the celtics say the bulls or pacers would be trading for the most assets they can get to jumpstart they're rebuild. So instead of trading for that pick and say abery bradley or marcus smart/ terry rozier? Why not trade for multiple pick which i don't think the celtics would be willing to give unless they traded that number one pick for additional picks to a team with an abundance of picks liks say ehhhh the SIXERS!!! There isn't a team in the nba who that markelle would fit i'm with like the sixers. With them tanking for so long and have already believe to have their franchise cornerstones in embiid and simmons i don't think trading say this years 3rd pick the lakers 2018 pick and a protected top 5 2019 pick along with jahlil okafor would hurt their future and i don't see the celtics saying no. They can aquire the star they desire like a jimmy butler without giving up some of their core players and still have a strong possibility of adding a guy like gordon hayward though free agency. I really only see them having to give up a few picks and say jaylen brown and marcus smart for jimmy butler, add hayward in free agency and those picks/players they gave up mean nothing.

Again just a theory but i would love to see fultz on the sixers. As for the celtics i don't believe they'll be the same team next year and i don't think fultz is going to be apart of that franchise, i think its a smart move to move that pick for more picks and flip those exact picks and jaylen brown/marcus smart or terry rozier for butler. You get your young center in okafor through that philly trade. Aquire jimmy buckets, sign hayward and i think they could actually challenge the cavs.

Share your thoughts.

20 May 2017 10:34:45
Celtics very well may trade Fultz, whether or not they include 76ers in the deal depends heavily on the team involved and their preferences/ existing roster. I think its definitely a possibility especially with a lot of teams high on Jackson who likely will be there at #3. Lakers pick is a bit of a gamble with the George rumors tho and 76ers project to be much improved by 2019 so its questionable how much value there really is there.

Celtics as is don't have the cap space to sign a guy like Hayward

celtics blog

and will likely need to move a guy like Bradley to do so as well as make a few smaller moves. For this reason its highly unlikely Celtics add both Hayward and Butler (its likely an either or) especially when what they really need is an upgrade at center/ pf position with a better rebounder. I think ideal situation for Celtics would be to keep Fultz, move Bradley for a big man (has to be relatively low salary which makes it tough) to clear cap space to sign Hayward and some smaller moves to bolster their bench.

Trading for Butler however since he'd make only 17.5 mill compared to Hayward who would start at 30.6 mill would give Celtics more cap flexibility where they could add a better more established big man. I think investigating what Horford's value is wouldn't be a bad idea either (I think they should keep IT longterm) since although skilled on both ends he is on wrong side of 30, due a lot of money, a poor rebounder for his position and not the biggest body down low (Lebron is basically his size and much more athletic which is why he is killing them) .

20 May 2017 12:50:58
I see what you're saying but of the moves you suggested gets them past the cavs. Mark my words danny ainge is a greedy guy. The celtics are going to add hayward and butler. As far as the center upgrade. The can aquire robin lopez in that jimmy butler trade. Even if the can't keep guys like Bradley or crowder they're going to do what they need to do to get past the cavs. Keeping fultz does not do that.

20 May 2017 16:16:23
DA is not a greedy guy, he's a smart guy. Just because Brooklyn got the short end of the deal doesn't mean Danny was greedy, it meant that King and Prokhorov were the not so smart guys. This is a business and at the time the nets thought they had won the lottery, but in reality Boston won the lottery.

A trade of Horford would be a dumb idea, he's not the problem. That would only hinder the process in which they are on. Although it may seem like Hayward has the lead up to this point of becoming a Celtic I wouldn't look at it that way.

In what Jaws said, I mentioned that last week or the week before that trading for Butler made the most sense because of his 17.5 salary for 2 years gives them the flexibility to add another player of size that will shut down the lane. And R Lopez could be somewhat of that presence if they wanted to go that way. But Lopez is not a dominant rebounder, nor is he one for steals.

Trading picks with Orlando makes some sense as they could get the #6 pick in return and also get Vucevic, as it was known midway through the season he could be had. Use that #6pick, 18 Boston 1st pick along with Crowder to acquire Butler.

TRADE IT while his value is high. IT for Bledsoe would be my choice.

Bledsoe/ Rozier
Bledsoe/ Rozier/ Smart?

20 May 2017 16:59:42
Bledsoe/ Rozier
Bledsoe/ Rozier/ Smart?

20 May 2017 03:04:04
Sixers - Blazers

Sixers get:
McCollum

Blazers get:
Saric
'18 Lakers 1st (unprotected)
'18 Sixers 1st (Top 3 protected)
Henderson (salary match)

Sixers get perfect compliment to Simmons.

Blazers get a young stretch 4 and secure their future with the picks. Crabbe slides into the starting lineup.

20 May 2017 07:00:35
McCollum would be a great fit on 76ers and value isn't bad but don't think this is the direction Portland should go. They already have 3 1sts in this years draft, Nurkic looked good to close the season and have one of best scoring backcourts in the league. They should be trying to take the next step and not take a step back to get more prospects that will take a few years to develop.

19 May 2017 20:34:07
76ers/Lakers

Steps in the offseason

1.Sixers get D.Russell
Lakers get: Sixers 2018 unprotected #1, this year picks #36, 39, and Okafor.

2.Sixers sign JJ Redick 3yr/$48mill

3.Sixers sign Ilyosova 2yr/$22 mill

4.Sixers draft Josh Jackson

I think in todays " positionless" NBA, the mix of ball handlers, shooters, shut down wing defenders, and a strong two-way presence in the middle makes this team young, strong, deep, and very good. A starting 5 of:
Russell, Redick, J.Jackson, Simmons, and Embiid. Simmons as the primary ball handler. Bench of Saric, Covington, Holmes, Ilyosova, Bayless, Luwawa-Cab, McConnell, Anderson, Stauskas, pick#46.

19 May 2017 20:52:47
One slight change: Instead of sixers "unprotectwd" 2018 #1, change it to the less favorable of the sixers and lakers 2018 #1 picks (sixers own rights to both) .

19 May 2017 21:02:09
Lakers say no. all this talk about trading Russell is garbage. Both Russell and Lonzo play good off the ball as well as on it. This backcourt is going to be dynamic.

19 May 2017 21:21:56
No way they give up the 1st unprotected, okafor, and 2 2nds. wayyyy too much for a guy that was drafted 1 slot ahead of okafor and has that many turnovers.

19 May 2017 21:31:56
Lakers would probably just want their own 2018 pick back instead of taking the 76ers. Even then I'm not sure how interested Lakers would be in that although 2018 draft class would enable them to potentially get the franchise center that Lakers have historically had. As Daniel20 mentions Russell and Lonzo could easily coexist and be a great tandem in the backcourt so I don't think Lakers have to rush into a deal now that they are likely to get Lonzo.

They'd probably want to test the two out together and see how 76ers and Lakers records look before potentially moving Russell for a 2018 draft pick.

20 May 2017 00:51:34
Gpack17 where guys are drafted have no bearing on their value two years out. With that logic Okafor should be more valuable than Porzingis since he was selected 1 pick before him but this obviously can't be further from the truth.

Seeing the two play for two years Okafor has proven to be a good post scorer but a sub par defender and rebounder for his size and is a poor shooter and average athlete making his ceiling not that high and a poor fit for most nba teams. Russell did have a disappointing 2nd season overall but I think he showed enough in his first season and at the end of this past season for many to believe he has the potential to be an all-star caliber player at either guard spot due to his shooting ability, size and craftiness. Russell's assist to turnover ratio was pretty bad (2nd worst only to Clarkson for point guards) and this is a reason I think Russell would be better suited to play most of his minutes at shooting guard and bringing in Ball to be a natural pg would help him a lot. If he were to go to 76ers with them having Simmons I believe he'd also be in a position where he'd be at his best as a combo guard with Simmons handling a majority of traditional pg duties.

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

Russell
Butler
George ingram
Nance
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.

19 May 2017 18:58:27
This is a crazy one but could benefit both teams.

Orl get Phi and Lal 1st rounders 2018

Phi get 6th pick
Draft Jackson and Monk

Orl tank next year with 3 1st rounders that's 3 chances at landing a top talent like Porter etc and hope that the Sixers and Lakers don't improve that much.

Phi get Monk and build a complete team of
Simmons, Monk, Jackson, Saric, Embiid.
With them and the lakers landing top picks they should be better so the 1st's should be later and they risk two unknown first rounders for the 6th which gets them a decent player in a loaded draft.

19 May 2017 21:06:01
Its definitely a roll of the dice for the 76ers that I think may be worth it. Jackson is a tremendous talent they'd be foolish to pass on while Monk would be a great fit as a young perimeter threat. 76ers did go on a bit of a streak before Embiid got shut down so maybe it isn't unrealistic to expect them to compete for a playoff spot especially with Pacers and Bulls both potentially moving their stars. With Lakers bringing Magic aboard they seem poised to make a moves to try and compete and even if they don't that young team got off to a hot start last season so maybe being a year older and adding a talent like Ball they are able to sustain it longer. Additionally, the 2018 draft class is reportedly stocked with bigs so its questionable if they'd be able to find a player that would fit their team well (certainly none as well as Monk) . Only downside is that although Simmons, Monk, Jackson, Saric and Embiid would be a scary lineup it would be one that would be nearly impossible to sustain past their rookie deals with all being so close in age and likely to command sizeable contracts in RFA (a-la Thunder with Durant, Westbrook, Harden and Ibaka) .

For Orlando its a gamble as well. I project Tatum and Fox will be gone by #6 so they are looking at Issac, Monk and Smith. I don't see any of them being major difference makers for the Magic so maybe its worth getting what may still be two lotto picks (albeit later lotto picks) to add with their pick (which will likely be top 5) to revamp that roster or give them decent chips to play with.

19 May 2017 22:22:07
The Magic have had bad luck in the draft Falling nearly every year missing out on Embiid and Porzingis who were taken pick before theirs. They have no future First rounders except their own and with no star or draw for decent free agents it's probs best to put themselves in the best position to land a young Star otherwise they will be at best a team fighting for the 8th seed.

The contracts will be close regardless if they draft two players or one in this lottery but they got a few years to sort that out they have so many assets in 2nd rounders and draft and stash players etc that they can afford to get flexible later o and trade pieces for cheaper contracts, picks or cap space etc.

20 May 2017 01:05:02
Ballsy, but I like it for both teams Orlando aren't getting what they need at 6 and that Philly lineup could grow into something special.

19 May 2017 10:43:17
lakers offseason

trade 1:

nets:
Timofey Mozgov Jordan Clarkson hou pick

pellicans:
brool lopez two 2nd round picks l.a. (chicago and denver)

lakers:
DeMarcus Cousins Trevor Booker Alexis Ajinca


trade 2:
lakers:
Joe Johnson Alec Burks

jazz:
Luol Deng

draft: lonzo ball

sign:
Michael Carter-Williams 2x2 (player option)
Tyreke Evans 12x3

pg: Lonzo Ball (D'Angelo Russell Michael Carter-Williams)
sg: D'Angelo Russell (Tyreke Evans Alec Burks David Nwaba)
sf: Brandon Ingram (Joe Johnson Tyreke Evans Corey Brewer)
pf: Julius Randle (Trevor Booker Larry Nance Jr)
c: DeMarcus Cousins (Ivica Zubac Alexis Ajinca)


lakers have also 9/10 milions to use to acquire expiring contract and pick (like calderon) and 50m for the 2018 (pg and resign cousins)

19 May 2017 11:34:53
Why in the world would Pelicans trade Cousins for a worse and older center in Lopez who will be a FA just like Cousins after next season? The fact Lakers are getting Cousins for Houston Pick, Clarkson and Mozgov is comical.

Second trade is almost as terrible. Nobody will give up assets for Deng.

19 May 2017 14:51:49
Hilarious, You use NBrooklyn and Utah to dump two terrible contracts. But in the case of the Pelicans you grab an all star for a far less better Center and a couple second rounders. wow Man that is bad.

20 May 2017 22:39:49
Love Lakers fans. So unrealistic.

19 May 2017 02:29:31
Simple 3-way Trade between Philly, Orlando, and LAL that benefits everyone

Magic receive D'Angelo Russel, Gerald Henderson, and Tarik Black (cut), 3rd pick (from Philly)

76ers receive Evan Fournier, 6th Pick (from Orlando)

Lakers receive Nikola Vucevic

----- Reasons ------
Magic gets a young combo guard in Russell and move up into the top 3 to grab either Jackson or Tatum. ThIs will give them a young Big 3 (Russell, Jackson/Tatum, and Gordon) to build around.

Philly gets a scoring 2 guard who would be a great complement to PG Simmons. Fournier is young and signed long-term on a pretty reasonable contract. They should also draft Monk who could be an excellent sixth man until he's ready to start.

Lakers add a skilled big man who could help a thin frontcourt. And they get rid of Russell who probably wouldn't be a great fit with Lonzo.

----- Post-trade Depth Charts ------
Magic
Russell, Payton, Augustin, Watson
Ross, Henderson, Meeks
Jackson/Tatum, Hezonja
Gordon, FA
Biyombo, Zimmerman

76ers
Simmons, McConnell, Bayless
Fournier, Monk
Covington, TLC, Anderson
Saric, Holmes
Embiid, Okafor

Lakers
Lonzo, FA, nwaba
Clarkson, young, brewer
Ingram, deng,
Randle, Nance
Vucevic, Zubac, Mozgov


**** Please comment what you think****

19 May 2017 04:49:33
I don't like it for Lakers. I love Vuc but he and Randle would be terrible defensively. They can package Russell to a bigger deal.

19 May 2017 06:40:51
I agree with USA. Vucevic is a solid youngish big on a reasonable contract but isn't a good fit with Lakers roster plus I don't think his value is as high as Russell. I also, don't think Russell would be a bad fit basketball wise with Lonzo. Russell played off-ball to Clarkson for stretches and was successful. Russell is also much more of a natural scorer than Lonzo who is a more natural pg that can impact the game without scoring a bunch of points. Personality wise their could be a clash (more so with Lavarr and Russell) that could create unnecessary drama and distractions (as Russell has already done previously) .

I don't think 76ers would mind trading down and adding a shooter like Fournier although I wouldn't describe his contract as reasonable especially since his numbers are inflated on that Magic team. 76ers would probably need more to be really interested in this since Jackson is a great prospect (although not that great a fit with 76ers) .

I don't think Magic value Vucevic that much and Fournier although youngish doesn't provide much besides scoring. Don't think #6 is a great position for the Magic (Fox is too similar to Payton, Issac probably their best option but he is very hit or miss) so trading up is definitely in the cards. Getting a guy like Russell too who can play pg or sg would be a big win for the Magic who otherwise wouldn't have too much to be excited about.

18 May 2017 23:30:50
Knicks - Lakers

Knicks gets: Russell, Deng, Brewer, 2019 and 2020 2nd round picks

Lakers gets: Anthony

Knicks rebuild without Melo and take on some bad contracts for a young piece in Russell and 2 picks.

Lakers 2018 pick is unprotected so they need to win some games next year and drafting Ball and trading for Melo gives them a better chance of making the playoffs.

19 May 2017 03:31:30
Not a wise move for Lakers. Although Melo is a much better player Melo has a bigger contract than Deng does which hurts Lakers flexibility. Russell is way too much to give up for Melo. Jackson tanked Melo's value and if Lakers really want Melo (they shouldn't) then they should be able to get him for considerably less than this. Melo would just hurt the development of their young guys especially when they have Ingram, Nance and Randle at the sf/ pf position.

The fact that Lakers 2018 pick is unprotected isn't a logical reason to make a bad trade. Sure nobody wants to be giving up the #1 pick but Lakers shouldn't mess up their own team to win a few more games (Melo wouldn't make that big a difference; Knicks tied for 6th worst record in the league) .

18 May 2017 17:11:36
LAL: A Afflalo, A Tolliver, #3 pick

SAC: T Mozgov, J Clarkson, J Randle

PHI: D Russell, #10 pick

LAL: Draft Ball & Jackson #2 & #3, Adebayo #28

Have about $40M in cap space if Young opts out and release T Black

18 May 2017 18:33:17
This is awful for SAC…They give up the 10th pick, and take on the NBA’s worst contract in Mosgov? This would get everyone fired.

18 May 2017 19:25:07
They get 2 young prospects in Clarkson and Randle and keep their #5 pick. They add assets with this. Nobody of relevance is going to sign with them in free agency. With Gay opting out and Tyreke being a free agent, this helps them with getting to the salary floor while turning 2 assets (#5 and #10) into 3.

18 May 2017 20:30:00
Good luck to all Lakers fans in getting rid of Deng and Mozgov contracts.

18 May 2017 21:20:06
How long are clarkson and randle going to be considered "young prospects"?

18 May 2017 21:37:37
Not sure why Kings would do this. Randle would be a poor fit alongside their centers and will be due big bucks in a year. Clarkson makes a decent amount of money already and although a solid player Kings can get a player with more upside at #10. Mozgov is a bad contract and cap space is valuable even to a bad team that won't be able to sign top FA. Teams will always be looking to dump bad contracts and will give up assets to move them. Lakers aren't giving up enough to convince Kings to give up their #10 and take on this salary when they can get a better fitting prospect at #10 and still have cap space to take one of Portlands bad contracts for one of their 3 firsts.

76ers are coming out ahead with Russell who would be a better fit than Jackson due to his shooting ability and still keep a lotto pick where they could add a solid prospect (ideally a guard like Ntilikina or Smith) .

18 May 2017 22:22:26
Well Randle is only 22 and Clarkson is 24, you tell me when they stop being "young prospects"?

I remember reading that statistically, around 27 to 28 is on average the most productive age of a player.

18 May 2017 23:50:37
Isn't Randle an expiring contract? Isn't clarkson a backup and nothing more? Get out of here with this junk.

19 May 2017 00:36:15
Sixers keep #3 and give LA back their 2018 first round pick instead.

18 May 2017 07:21:22
LAC/PHI/BOS

LAC acquire Jahlil Okafor , Jae Crowder & LAL 1st 2018 from PHI

PHI acquire 1st pick

BOS acquire Deandre Jordan & 3rd pick

18 May 2017 11:42:15
So Philly gives up Okafor and a draft pick to go up 2 spots to draft a point guard. not to mention, Simmons is projected to be the PG. 🤔.

18 May 2017 13:11:50
In some drafts, the price to go from 3 to 1 would be that high, but it's not this draft. I think 1-3 are the same value.

18 May 2017 15:08:50
Crowder and pick 1 doesn't get Jordan and pick 3.

18 May 2017 16:20:25
I'd argue that having the ability of adding Fultz would be huge for Philly. If the guard they had the ability to get was Ball or Fox, you're both probably right. But Fultz is better than them, and fits exactly what Philly needs. In that case, you'd be able to play him with Embiid, Saric or Crowder, Simmons and a shooter of your choice at any of the 1-4. There's a ton of positional flexibility, and most of them can handle the ball.

I don't think they're all that high on Okafor, so the cost is relatively prohibitive. If they were moving to #2, it's mostly useless, since the guys available at three would be an even swap, but Fultz would be a perfect get for them.

This would all depend on if the Clippers get blown up this year. and they might need a little bit more back too. I'd consider throwing Bradley or Rozier their way as well.

I don't know if I would do this as Boston, but that's just because I've fallen in love with the idea of Fultz there, and no longer want any of the rest of the top four. but it would be a huge get to bring in Jordan.

18 May 2017 17:44:41
I agree there is a big jump from 3 to 1 talent wise with Fultz and he'd be a great compliment with his size, shooting ability and being able to play off-ball at times to Simmons and still be effective. The price for 76ers is on the high end but I think that is what it'll take to convince Celtics to move the 1st but even that likely isn't enough. There are plenty of other ways the Celtics could add Jordan while giving a more attractive to LA than this and keep their #1 pick. I don't see Celtics moving Fultz unless its for a star and although value wise 76ers are giving a solid return its still no star.

18 May 2017 20:32:44
Picks 1-3 do not have the same value especially when it comes to payroll. Even talent wise they differ, each brings something different to the table.

But I definitely think that Ainge will dupe the Lakers and Magic into thinking he will pick Ball to see if they'll blink and make a phone call to DA to see what's up. If they can get a realistic trade asset (not Moz or Deng) from the Lakers and use that and the #2 pick to Detroit or Miami or another team to get a big that will step in and be an impact player then he'll do that.

If Bulls trade Butler then maybe a package of Jimmy and Lopez would definitely make the C's better.

18 May 2017 05:22:49
heat : russell, muhammad
lakers : rubio, richardson #7 pick
wolves : dragic, clarkson.

18 May 2017 06:15:51
Awful for Twolves. Rubio isn't much worse than Dragic and Muhammad isn't much worse than Clarkson. Surely isn't a big enough gap to warrant Twolves giving away #7 pick in a deep draft.

Lakers are getting a bit too much and so are the Heat.

18 May 2017 13:25:00
what if i switch the twolves #7 pick w/ the heats #14 pick.

18 May 2017 14:05:09
The 14 pick would be good and then a protected 18 1st from Minnesota to the Lakers.

 
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