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14 Jun 2018 22:02:29
Rumor has it the Grizz are looking to package and move Chandler Parsons and the 4th pick. Who'd be a good trade partner?

Suns have several pieces and the 16th pick. They could absorb him and send out less. That'd give the Suns a shot at landing both Ayton and Doncic (the next Stoudemire and Nash?).

I also like the idea of the Thunder. It'd be a swap of bad deals. Melo could fit well as he needs great team defense around him and Memphis needs scoring. Thunder are low on assets but they could offer to take another contract back of Memphis's choice and give them Ferguson and their two second rounders in this draft. Not enough probably but worth a thought? Presti often pulls off magic trades.

Trade 1->
Memphis gets Chriss, Bender, Dudley, pick 16
Phoenix gets Chandler Parsons, pick 4

Trade 2->
Memphis gets Melo, Ferguson, 2 seconds
OKC gets Chandler Parsons, Ben McLemore, pick 4


1.) 15 Jun 2018 00:51:14
I actually really like the 2nd trade idea. Only problem is if Memphis is willing to take Melo AND if Melo is willing to waive his no trade clause to go to Memphis.

2.) 15 Jun 2018 00:57:33
Toronto gets puck/ chandler for derozan.

3.) 15 Jun 2018 04:31:56
I like the deal for okc I think they might need to give up a bit more like Patterson or something but it looks good. I think melo would accept just bc Memphis would buy him out and he could go to Houston, golden state, or who ever lebron is on and chances are melo wouldn’t get all 28 million but Memphis still gets out of parsons deal for the long term.



13 Jun 2018 21:47:07
Phoenix gets Parsons, Harrison, pick 4

Memphis gets Chandler, Knight, pick 16

Who says no?


1.) 13 Jun 2018 21:55:06
Memphis. They don't need a center or a PG.



13 Jun 2018 03:18:53
Thunder get Ryan Anderson, PJ Tucker

Rockets get Melo, Terrance Ferguson, 2nd

Thunder get a player that really fits what they wanted from Melo, and they get another defender for the playoffs.

Rockets can either play or pay Melo. They wanted him before and this would be there shot. That sheds Anderson's contract as well. Orrrr they work a buyout after the trade. Plus they add Ferguson who has some potential.





09 Jun 2018 23:25:31
I know it's far fetched, but if Lebron leaves and Cavs are wanting to start over...

Cavs get Melo, Terrance Ferguson, Alex Abrines, Stanley Johnson, okc second

Detroit gets Kyle Singler, Okc second

Thunder get Kevin Love, JR Smith, Luke Kennard

Detroit may need some convincing, but Singler played well for them, it cuts salary which is a big need for them, plus a pick is a pick.

Cavs essentially take on an expiring deal with Melo (he's not opting out of that type of money). They shed Smith, and they get a second rounder.

Thunder are ready to make a title run next season. Maybe Smith can play that Harden/Waiters role off the bench.


1.) 10 Jun 2018 00:27:27
Melo wouldn't accept that and while Love doesn't have the value he used to, I would imagine they want a 1st out of him.

2.) 10 Jun 2018 00:42:59
They need to dump Clarkson Thompson and korver.



03 Jun 2018 22:28:11
Okc gets Paul Milsap
Den gets Melo (opt-in, waive no-trade clause), Langston Galloway, 2 seconds (OKC)
Det gets Kyle Singler

Okc gets an overpaid Milsap to try and convince George to stay and make one more run with Russ.

Denver can keep Melo and have a scorer and a feel good story. He's also a huge expiring contract next summer when they need cap room. Or they can work a buyout and open up money now. Galloway would be a nice shooter to spread the floor.

Detroit has a tax problem. This cuts $2M plus whatever else in taxes. Singler played well with the Pistons and could turn things around.



1.) 03 Jun 2018 23:00:24
Melo has to accept it doubt he would. Okc eats melo for one more year.

2.) 04 Jun 2018 00:44:47
No way OKC dumps Anthony and gets a starter back.
Like Shiller says above, the Thunder will have to lug him around for another season, unless they put him in a Have-a-Heart trap and release him in the wilderness.




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16 Jun 2017 02:17:35
OKC needs a shot blocker, stretch 4, versatility, size on the wing, etc...

If they get lucky, they find a team to take Kanter without getting much else back. Stretch Singler. Renounce Roberson.

Two guys who make a lot of sense on the current roster (don't laugh): Serge Ibaka and Jeff Green.

Sure, Ibaka wanted out and wanted a bigger role. Well. He can have it now, AND go back to the team that drafted/developed him.

Next you have Green. He showed promise for the Thunder but was never a four despite being stuck there for OKC. He can come back and slide into a more natural position at the 3. He'll be way less expensive after disappearing a bit in Orlando but still has some talent.

Resign Taj and convince him being the big off the bench in Kanter's role is the right move for him. Cut Christon and Cole and hope you get a solid point in FA and draft one at 21.




1.) 17 Jun 2017 06:24:49
Not bad but I don't think OKC has cap for this and where's McDermott?



08 Jun 2017 19:33:28
Whats the best return OKC can get for Russ?


1.) 08 Jun 2017 20:39:40
LAL- #2, Russell, and Ingram
BOS- #1, (Thomas to a 3rd team), Nets 2018, Yabusele.



03 Jun 2017 18:18:38
Let me see your best Russ Westbrook trade scenario.

Russ to Wolves?

Russ to Lakers?

Russ to Sixers?

Russ to Boston?

Russ to....?


1.) 03 Jun 2017 23:21:35
2nd pick, Russell and Clarkson for Westbrook?

2.) 04 Jun 2017 11:27:22
Russ to OKC for more years.



02 Jun 2017 15:49:53
Whats the best OKC could do on a Westbrook return? He's a top 10 player and deserves more than what the Thunder can give him.

OKC could restock and bide their time developing young guys and wait until things open back up. So many other teams in win-now mode. Russ has that killer instinct and endless motor.

They could call teams like Boston, LA, Spurs, Sixers, etc. What could they get back? what's the best they could do?

Lets see in the comments.


1.) 02 Jun 2017 16:59:34
I think LA and Boston would be their best bet.

Boston would probably be something like 2 of the Brooklyn picks, and Brown and then whatever a third team would give up for Thomas (something like 3 solid picks or young players) .

The Lakers would give Igram, Russell, the 2, and then one of their lesser prospects and maybe a little more if they were willing to take on Mozgov or Deng.

I don't see many other teams with the young talent and picks and current roster/ ability to sign a free agent to team up with Russell to make the price worth it to make an offer attractive enough to pull Russell under the current circumstances. Obviously if he says he's walking things change.

2.) 02 Jun 2017 17:19:57
Church ---
All the teams you mentioned have assets, but at what cost?
Boston has draft picks into the next century, but is not going to give all of them up. And all that would do is drop OKC to Phoenix level for 3-4 and depress the fan base.
The Lakers would do something, but the cupboard would be bare when Westbrook gets there.
San Antonio plays team ball and would not abandon that to become The Westbrook Show.
Philly won't give up Simmons or Embiid, and anything else they have won't get the trade done.



27 May 2017 16:20:47
If this Kanter accusation gets serious, do the Thunder look to wipe his salary from the books (either getting an exemption from the league or waiving him)?


1.) 28 May 2017 04:50:00
Hahahah a be quiet. A ridiculous dictator made a bs accusation. Just stop.




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06 Jun 2018 14:17:08
This would be huge for Memphis. Love and Gasol would be nasty. Kemba would be an upgrade over Conley. Plus they shed Parsons? Worth it giving up the 4th pick.




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27 Oct 2017 16:22:14
Would rather have Jokic over Cousind tbh.




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28 Sep 2017 04:06:45
That's not even the chandler they need. Try putting together a respectable and doable Tyson chandler deal. He'd be a fantastic backup 5.




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03 Aug 2017 14:16:28
Appreciate the shoutout! Just can't see us moving Adams unless it's a younger, more locked in star. He's very valuable.




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05 Jul 2017 18:02:21
Sick of hearing about losing Harden.

We offered him the deal he wanted. He didn't accept because of his role. We in turn hit the phones. Called GSW first. They wouldn't give up Thompson. We called Wiz second. They wouldn't give up Beal. We called Houston third. We landed Martin (stop gap), Lamb (bust), and the pick that turned into Steven Adams. None are equivalent to Harden. Sure. But all that crap about not paying Harden is incorrect.





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