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24 Apr 2018 20:18:49
lakers get :
Anthony Davis

Pelicans get:
Lonzo ball, Julius Randle,Luol Deng,
2020 1st rd, 2019 2n rd

Get Paul George
Draft D'anthony Melton
keep Brandon Ingram
keep Kyle Kuzma
leep Josh Hart
keep Ivica Zubac

Fill roster with rest

24 Apr 2018 20:34:11
Keep dreaming.

24 Apr 2018 21:06:54
Randle is a free agent, that package wouldn't be close if he was being shopped and why would the Pelicans trade him at this point. They just swept a playoff series with their 2nd best player on the sideline.

24 Apr 2018 21:31:35
Abe might love Angels but he doesn't love reality. That's a ridiculous offer.

24 Apr 2018 16:41:02
nba trade on draft trade
if leonard really want to leave in spurs and not signing in 2019 with spurs trade him

leonard to knicks
frank ntilikina, tim hardaway jr and 2018 new york knicks 1st rd pk for kawhi leonard

leonard to trailblazers
cj McCollum and 2018 portland trailblazers 1st rd pk and 2020 1st rd pk for kawhi leonard

leonard to clippers
deandre jordan, danilo gallinari and 2018 los angeles clippers 1st rd pk for kawhi leonard and pau gasol

not to lakers: spurs ban and trade offer from lakers
not to celtics: maybe celtics can't reach nba finals i believe celtics is a contender next season when irving hayward is back and brown on her 3rd season and tatum on her 2nd season
not to 76ers i don't think 76ers need leonard 76ers lead 3-1 over heat and 1 games left to advance in semi finals and can sign lebron james

any thoughts?

24 Apr 2018 16:46:03
Lakers 2018

Cousin 3y 70

George Max deal

Resign Randle

Ball
George
Ingram
Randle
Cousins

24 Apr 2018 15:58:08
It wouldn’t work till after the new league year but

Wolves get Deng and Ingram

Lakers get Wiggins.

24 Apr 2018 01:30:25
Blazers/Cavs Trade

Blazers Receive: 8th overall pick, Kyle Korver, Jordan Clarkson

The Blazer get an aging but undoubtedly elite and potential hall of famer on the roster. Although he is far from what he once was, Kyle Korver can still shoot the ball efficiently and get buckets off the bench. They also receive Jordan Clarkson who is a good shooter that can fit at the 1 or the 2. The big return they get is the 7th overall pick. I believe that in a stacked draft class the Blazers could pick up somebody help them immediately. They didn't have an answer for the Pelicans strength and defense in their early and unexpected first round exit. If they could possibly snag Jaren Jackson Jr. or Mikal Bridges at 8, not only will they get skill, but they will get lengthier and more versatile. CJ is an undersized shooting guard who would be better benefited from being surrounded by bigger guys. He wasn't really an ideal fit in Portland although he did end up thriving with Damian Lillard throughout the regular season. The Blazers could get a lot better in this trade and possibly even see themselves back in the 2019 playoffs if they draft wisely.

2018 Starting 5
1-Damian Lillard
2-Jordan Clarkson
3-Evan Turner
4-Jaren Jackson Jr.?
5-Jusuf Nurkic

Cavs Receive: CJ McCollum, Al Farouq Aminu

The Cavs need another scorer next to Lebron and some defense. In this trade, the Cavs receive Al Farouq-Aminu who is a defensive and athletic freak. He would be a good spark off the bench or in the starting lineup to provide rim protection, make plays and bring some energy and toughness to the floor. The Cavs also need some more scoring and more star power alongside Lebron. Let's be honest, Lebron and the Sixers isn't really a good fit with Ben Simmons manning the show. Going to the Lakers would be pointless because although they have the cap and assets to go out and acquire big name player, they are in a brutal Western Conference with a young and inexperience coach and roster. Finally there are the Rockets. Although the Rockets are arguably the best team in the West right now, I really don't see Lebron going out there and being happy. D'Antoni would have a lot of authority and he'd be sharing the ball with James Harden+Chris Paul. His best bet is to stay in Clevland, restock the team and continue to dominate the East. In the 2017-2018 playoffs, through the first 4 games Lebron has averaged about 33 points per game while not a single other Cavs player has scored above 20. He needs scoring. CJ McCollum will give him that.

2018 Starting 5
1-George Hill
2-CJ McCollum
3-Lebron James
4-Al-Farouq Aminu
5-Kevin Love

24 Apr 2018 03:40:04
Wait you seriously called Korver not only undoubtedly elite. But a potential hall of gamer? 4/ 20 is over. Lay off the weed.

24 Apr 2018 03:44:28
Cavs might need to give up some more, but I like the frame work behind it.

24 Apr 2018 14:38:26
Hamburger I don't know if you watch the NBA but he is one of the best 3 point shooters of all time. He's old now but used to be a beast for the Hawks. Yeah probably not a hall of famer I got carried away there. But he would be a good addition to the Hawks since they need a wing badly.

24 Apr 2018 15:36:27
The only Hall of Fame Korver is going to might be the Bad Haircut Hall of Fame. You definitely over-valuing him.

23 Apr 2018 19:36:33
Bucks loose in 1st round and blow it up :0
Bucks send Middleton and Delly
Lakers send Zubac, Brandon Ingram , Luol Deng , 2018 Cavs 1st , 2020 Lakers 2nd
Seems fair for both

Bucks send Giannis
Philly sends Fultz , Saric , Covington, 2018 Lakers 1st , 2018 Philly 1st

Thoughts ?

23 Apr 2018 20:10:11
No way do they trade Giannis.

23 Apr 2018 20:27:10
Lakers are not giving up Ingram and a first for Middleton. While they rid themselves of Deng's deal, Delly's is not much better.

Giannis seems genuine about staying in Milwaukee, and the Bucks want him there. No deal from there end in the second deal.

23 Apr 2018 20:37:01
I agree the Bucks are "loose" in the first round. They are playing with confidence and not rattled by the moment

but if they did lose. Giannis is still untouchable.

23 Apr 2018 22:19:58
I think Giannis and AD are the most untouchable players in the game right now. Middleton is also huge in this Boston series. Even if they loose, MIL should first use their other assets for a third solid guy. Only one player like Leonard, Walker, Jordan, Drummond, Love could make them immediate contenders.

23 Apr 2018 17:17:49
Mavericks - Trail Blazers

Mavericks gets:
Turner
Leonard
24th pick
2019 2nd (Lakers or Timberwolves)
2021 2nd (Heat)

Trail Blazers gets:
Barnes

23 Apr 2018 20:13:25
If Portland could unload two bad contracts, pick up an above average SF, and only give up one first, I think they’d do cartwheels.

22 Apr 2018 06:17:57
LAL-OKC-SAS

LAL- George (s&t)

OKC- Leonard, Deng, Hart

SAS- Ingram, Roberson, LAL 1st, Zubac

22 Apr 2018 09:32:39
Why would LA do this?

The can get Leonard and sign P George in free agency.

20 Apr 2018 12:44:02
Lakers get Kemba Walker, Vucevic

Hornets get Lonzo Ball, Cavs 1st, Zubac

Magic get: Luol Deng, Hornets 1st (Lottery)

20 Apr 2018 13:11:57
I don't see Hornets giving up Walker and their lottery first for Ball and Cavs first right now. I understand it's an FA for three more years deal on rookie salary that is the most attractive thing for them, but Lonzo struggled through injuries and inconsistencies all season, not sure he's a deal centrepiece yet.

That said, this isn't the worst trade I've seen.

20 Apr 2018 17:03:09
I like this for Charlotte.
There are six or seven really good players in this draft, the night pick is likely going to be a roll player.

K walker is a good player, but Ball has the potentiall to become a top 10 player. So i would take the risk.

20 Apr 2018 17:55:56
yeah giving up lonzo and their lottery pick for lonzo is too much. if they are giving up both they should be able to get off something like marvin williams contract
just take the cha and cavs picks out and give orl something like LA 19 first.

20 Apr 2018 18:32:15
^first “lonzo” should be kemba.

20 Apr 2018 09:43:21
Wolves - Lakers - Spurs - Suns

Lakers get: Leonard

Leonard, Ball, Randle and Hart with a ton of money to spend.

Spurs get: Wiggins, Kuzma, Patton, Frye

Murray, Mills, Parker
Green, Ginobili, White
Wiggins, Anderson
Kuzma, Gay
Aldridge, Gasol, Patton

Wolves get: Ingram, Simmons, Chandler

Teague, Jones
Butler, Crawford,
Ingram, Simmons
Towns, Gibson, Bjelica
Chandler, Dieng

Suns get: Mills, Aldrich, 2018 OKC 1st, 2018 Cavs 1st

Waive aldrich, trade up in the draft for a pg

Draft, Mills
Booker, FA
Jackson, Warren
Chriss, Dudley
Draft, Len

20 Apr 2018 09:52:20
Take out Simmons I originally had the 4th team being the magic but switched it to the suns.

20 Apr 2018 17:15:06
I'd cut out Minnesota. Ingram might be a better player right now than Wiggins and is a lot more valuable and the 1st they give up isn't needed if you get rid of Aldrich. You might be able to cut out the Suns at that point and find a team that needs depth at pg to take Mills. His contract isn't great, but for the right team it isn't terrible. Also, Frye comes off the books this summer.

20 Apr 2018 18:34:19
as the spurs i'd prefer ingram over wiggins. his doesn’t need to be more complicated than just LA+SA.

20 Apr 2018 08:22:56
sas-lal-min

sas- wiggins/ ingram/ hart/ lal 2019 1st rd pick
lal- leonard
min- kuzma/ mills/ sas 1st rd pick 2018.

20 Apr 2018 14:39:32
Lakers cannot include their 2019! st rd pick in any trade because their 2018 1st rd pick goes to philly or boston. per league rules.

20 Apr 2018 18:58:16
@jv but they have a first this yr (cavs) so they can move their 19 if they keep the cavs.

19 Apr 2018 17:07:41
This trade is just based on Devin Booker saying He wants to win !
76ers send - Fultz , Saric , Bayless , 2018 Lakers 1st , 2018 Philly 2nd

Suns send - Knight , Booker

I can just see Booker in a 76ers uni !
Plus they'll still have cap space this summer to sign some ring chasing vets or could still snag Lebron :0 !
Thoughts ?

19 Apr 2018 17:27:52
My thoughts are that its a pipe dream. Just because Booker said he wants to win doesn't mean that the suns are going to trade him. He is the face of the franchise and they have a lot of assets around him to trade away to make their own team better.

19 Apr 2018 17:40:32
He's still on a rookie deal and is most likely locked in for another 4 years unless he wants to risk a 100 million dollars to leave the Suns 2 years early.

19 Apr 2018 19:06:13
i see booker as untouchable. and the suns can be that winning team in a couple yrs, booker is still so young. the suns have the assets to bring in a star (kawhi? ) and jackson and their top 4 pick this year can fit that playoff team in a few yrs timeline.

18 Apr 2018 17:54:17
2018 Lakers offseason
Suns trade Tyson chandler , Jared Dudley
Lakers trade Zubac , Deng , 2018 Cavs 1st , 2019 2nd , 2020 1st , and Josh Hart

Sign Paul George 3yrs - 100mil
Sign Brook Lopez 3yrs - 30mil
Sign Rajon Rondo 2yrs - 10mil
Sign JJ Reddick 1yr 12mil
Sign Dwayne Wade 1yr 5mil
Lineup
Lonzo / Rondo / Ennis
Reddick / Wade
George / Dudley
Ingram / Kuzma
Lopez / Chandler/ Bryant

Chandler and Dudley's contract are only for next season .
Lakers can make bigger moves 2019 free agency.
Seems more realistic than lebummm coming .

18 Apr 2018 18:52:41
Getting rid of Deng's deal is going to cost the Lakers something, but Hart and two 1st's seems a little excessive.

18 Apr 2018 19:44:00
Agree triangle, after free agency, I would imagine a 1st and Hart/ Zubac or a 1st and a 2nd probably does it. A team is only taking on 1 year of extra salary, if they have the expiring contracts to give up for him.

18 Apr 2018 14:38:30
Brian Windhorst on ESPN (very reliable when it comes to Lebron) said that Kawhi's and Lebron's futures are linked and that Lebron will reach out to Kawhi after playoffs to discuss potential landing destinations. Windhorst mentioned Philly, Lakers and Clippers as potential destinations. Kawhi will be a free agent in 2019 and can demand which team the Spurs trade him to and Lebron can also force a sign and trade like Chris Paul did last summer.

Let's look at the Clippers case. Jerry West is probably the best in the business and has contributed in building superteams including this current Warriors team. Steve Ballmer is also willing to pay "whatever it takes" to get his team a championship. Clippers could package two lottery picks and Tobias Harris (very good player) for Kawhi which he would push the Spurs to accept or lose him for nothing.
Clippers could then sign Lebron and Paul George

Trades:
- Tobias Harris, 2018 Clippers 1st, 2018 Detroit 1st for Kawhi Leonard

Sign:
- Lebron James - 3yrs/100M (S/T with Gallinari off to Cleveland)
- Paul George - 3yrs/100M
- Deandre Jordan opts in
- Fill out the bench with vets and young players for minimum contracts

Total Payroll would be around $140M

Team:
PG - Beverley, Rivers, Evans
SG - George, Williams, Thornwell
SF - Kawhi, Dekker,
PF - Lebron, Harrell,
C - Jordan,

18 Apr 2018 15:00:59
Clippers don't have cap space for that. Gallinari takes up 20m.

18 Apr 2018 15:22:09
I like this idea, but the Clippers need to trade Gallinari to make this work.

18 Apr 2018 16:22:10
Why would the Cavs take on Gallinari's contract? He's overpayed, always hurt, about to be thirty, it would keep the Cavs deep in the luxury tax, and the Cavs will be tanking if Lebron leaves. I can't see them taking on major salary without getting some significant assets back.

Also, Kawhi doesn't have much control over where he's traded. He can't just pick one team and say trade me there. He's under contract and doesn't have a no trade clause.

The Clippers would be the worst of the 3 options you mentioned. The Lakers and Philly both have significant cap space and young talent. The Clippers are capped out and just to get Lebron and Kawhi, they would probably have to trade every asset they have and there's no way they would be able to bring in George, Lebron, and Leonard.

18 Apr 2018 16:36:43
That would be after the 2019 season. And, he CAN'T, demand to be traded to someplace he wants o be traded to. That is ridiculous. The Spurs will trade him to whomever has the best offer. If the best offer is from the team he wants to go to, fine. But it will be on the Spurs terms not his.

18 Apr 2018 16:30:16
One huge problem with your logic: Leonard can’t demand the spurs trade him to a specific team. If he wants out, they have absolutely no loyalty to him or what he wants. Look at Paul George as precedent of that. George wanted to go to the Lakers, but Indy didn’t care. And there would absolutely be teams that would take him on a rental and risk him bolting.

18 Apr 2018 21:11:42
Not to mention that LBJ is a FA this off season and he will be signing a long term contract somewhere.

18 Apr 2018 14:06:34
Spurs off-season moves

If lamarcus aldrigde unhappy what happen to Spurs this of season

Harrison Barnes and 2019 Dallas Mavericks 1st rd draft pick lottery protected for lamarcus aldrigde

And

If Kawhi Leonard requested a trade

And clippers win in KL trade

Danilo Gallinari, DeAndre Jordan and 2018 Los Angeles Clippers 1st rd draft pick for Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green

Resign parker
Resign anderson
Resign Bertans
Sign Bradley
Sign Noel
Draft Bridges via clippers pick
Draft Smith or Williams own Spurs pick



Spurs depth 2018-2019

PG Murray, Mills, Parker, White
SG Bradley, Bridges, Ginobili, Smith
SF Barnes, Anderson, Gay
PF Gallinari, Bertans
C Gasol, Noel, Lauvergne

18 Apr 2018 16:28:20
Why would the Mavs have interest in Aldridge? They're in the middle of a rebuild and he's on the wrong side of 30. Not to mention that is probably and over pay for him.

That is also a terrible package for Kawhi. Gallo isn't an asset and probably has negative value given his contract. The only value that Jordan would have in this situation is the fact that he's an expiring and even as an expiring, he isn't that valuable since the Spurs are taking on an extra 10+ million dollars in this trade. So basically they get a late lottery pick and have to take on a bad contract for a top 5 player in the middle of his prime.

19 Apr 2018 00:11:45
Spurs would win roughly 6 games only due to pop and Gallinari would miss another 40 games even with the “rest players” the spurs do! They should probably sign d rose to a max then!

17 Apr 2018 21:24:15
Took some time working on possible trades for the hawks tell me if you think their possible or realistic.

Trades involving Plumlee

1)Knicks receive Miles Plumlee
Hawks receive Joakim Noak, Pick 37 2018 draft, and possibly a future 2nd

Pros Knicks receive a center who is willing to play and 6 Mill in cap and about 7 mill the following year
Pros Hawks receive draft picks as well as a defensive minded center who could be a mentor for John Collins

2)Magic receive Miles Plumlee
Hawks receive Bismack Biyombo and pick 41 in 2018 draft.

Pros magic receive 4.5 mill in cap for the next 3 years which could be useful in Aaron Gordons free agency or for another free agent
Pros Hawks receive draft pick and 25 year old who is a little bit more in line with their time line

3) Wizards receive Miles Plumlee
Hawks receive Mahinmi and pick 44 in 2018 draft

Pros Wizards receive around 4.2 mill in cap this year which they could really use what with other bad contracts as well as a younger center
Pros Hawks receive draft pick

4)Rockets receive Miles Plumlee
Hawks receive Ryan Anderson and pick 46 and possibly a future 2nd or 1st

Pros Rockets receive 7.1 mill this year and around 8 and 9 mill for the next two years respectively and for a LBJ pursuit this could be valuable
Pros Hawks receive draft picks as well as a possible shooting mentor for John Collins

5)Lakers receive Miles Plumlee
Hawks recieve Loul Deng pick 47 and future 2nd

Pros Lakers gain 4.7 in cap this year and around 5 mill in the next two years and with a club going after cap its a win
Pros Hawks gain draft picks and mentor

6)Memphis Receive Miles Plumlee
Hawks receive Chandler Parsons Ivan Rabb and pick 32

Pros Memphis gains 11.5 mill in cap which could help sign a decent free agent
Pros Hawks get a pick and a young player

7) Pelicans receive Miles Plumlee
Hawks receive Solomon Hill and ether Etwaun Moore or Alexis Ajinca and pick 51 and possibly a future heavy protected first

Pros Pels receive between 4.5 and 8.2 in cap depending on which second player is put in giving them much needed cap space for boogie or another free agent
Pros Hawks receive draft picks

8) Suns receive Miles Plumlee
Hawks receive Brandon Knight and Jared Dudley with pick 16 or pick 51 and a future 1st round pick

Pros suns receive 11 mill in cap and get rid of an older player out of their time line
Pros hawks receive draft picks a okay pg who if schroder gets traded could replace as the starter and a menter in dudley for Prince

9) Nets receive Miles Plumlee
Hawks receive Timofey Mozgov and pick 45

Pros Nets receive a younger center and gain 2.8 in cap this year and around 3-3.8 mill the next two years
Pros Hawks gain draft pick.

17 Apr 2018 22:13:48
I Like the magic trade.

17 Apr 2018 22:28:48
I don't agree with a few of the scenarios but i definitely respect the depth of thought involved

In the scenario with the Pels it just would not work out when Boogie re-signs. It would leave Darius Miller as your only true SF and would not give them the cap room to sign a decent SF in FA. Pels have to continue growth or risk losing AD

Of all the scenarios i see Houston as most likely maybe Memphis second most.

17 Apr 2018 22:54:08
Maybe Minnesota for Dieng?

18 Apr 2018 00:22:09
10) Minnesota receives Miles Plumlee
Hawks receive Grogui Deng and Pick 48 and future second due to his contract being one year longer than plumlees

Pros Wolves gain 2-5 mill over the next four years
Pros Hawks gain draft picks.

17 Apr 2018 10:11:01
Lakers Offseason:

Trade:
- Luol Deng, Zubac, Cavs 1st to Orldando for Vucevic

Sign:
- Lebron James - 3yrs/100M
- Paul George - 3yrs/100M
- Julius Randle - 4yrs/44M
- Nerlens Noel - 1yr/Min
- Seth Curry - 1yr/Min

Team:
PG - Ball, Seth Curry
SG - George, Hart
SF - Lebron, Ingram
PF - Randle, Kuzma
C - Vucevic, Noel

17 Apr 2018 12:15:31
Seth Curry is not an FA.

17 Apr 2018 13:50:59
It will take at least 1 1st to move Deng, where is the compensation for Vucevic? Zubac is not even close to enough for Vucevic. Orlando passes easily.

17 Apr 2018 02:07:32
the Magic get Ball and Gasol(buy out) save 7 million now and 23 million next year

The Lakers get Kawhi

The Spurs get Kemba, Vucevic, Fournier, Ingram, and 2 Lakers 2nds

The Hornets get White, Murray, Lauvergne, Zubac, the Spurs 18 1st and the Orlando 19 1st top 10 protected plus they save 6 million

17 Apr 2018 19:27:27
spurs getting way too much, take out ingram. take either murray or the spurs pick from cha too, kemba is expiring thus lower value. honestly the magic just make this overly complicated and i don't see lonzo being available either.

17 Apr 2018 01:18:21
So Miami can save money trade whiteside for Deng, Lakers 2020 and cavs pick.

Lakers sign James and George.
Ball
George
Ingram
James
Whiteside
Plus have kuzma fry Hart to lead the bench

17 Apr 2018 10:50:53
I like this for Miami, but i can't see Riley trading for picks.

17 Apr 2018 12:19:06
I assume that's tongue in cheek Gasupo.

16 Apr 2018 21:12:45
Cavs off-season if Lebron leaves

Trade

The Cavs get Anderson, Noah, Ferguson, Burk, the 9th pick via NY, 2 future Houston 1sts and 2 2nds from the Thunder

The Knicks get Hill, Gordon, and Singler

The Thunder get Courtney Lee

Houston gets Lebron and Patterson

2nd trade

The Cavs get Brooks, Parsons, the 2nd overall pick, the 12th overall pick and the 2021 Memphis pick lottery protected

The Clippers get the 8th pick and Clarkson

The Grizzlies get Love, Lou Williams, and the 13 overall pick

3rd trade

Lakers get Smith (buyout, and Korver(buyout)

The Cavs get Deng and the Lakers 2020 1st lottery protected

4th trade

The Cavs get Dieng, Tyus Jones, and a 2nd

The Timberwolves get Ryan Anderson

Draft Doncic, Young and Knox

Let Hood walk

Pg Young/Jones/Burks
Sg Doncic/ Ferguson
SF Osman/Brooks/Deng
PF Knox/Dieng/Parsons
C Nance/Zizic/Noah

The roster would be at around 106 million, so it would be below the luxury tax and Deng, Parsons, and Noah can all be bought out after. Next season.

The Cavs would have 4 extra future 1sts

17 Apr 2018 00:49:22
Why let Hood walk? Just curious.

17 Apr 2018 21:17:17
I just don't see the Cavs being willing to pay luxury tax to keep him, if they're rebuilding.

 
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