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05 Feb 2018 13:45:04
I'll start it.....Why isn't the Cavs considering trading Lebron? Throw the "trading a legend is a no-go" out of the window.... If your holding on to the BK pick just in case he leaves, why not and more assets with that pick instead of being left high and dry? Of course he has the say so on where he goes so why not this offer

Wiz gets Lebron
Cavs gets Porter, Meeks, Frazier and 2 future 1sts...

Wiz gets DJ
Clips gets Gortat, Smith and a second

Buyout season....grab some vets to fill the roster. Haven't studied the numbers but with both incoming stars for Wiz free agents after this year and Porter salary out the way, they can do some shopping before they re-sign them..... They can go all in a grab a Boogie or 2-3 nice role players..But Boogie would be DOPE!!!!

Wall
Beal
Bron
Boog
DJ
with Oubre and Morris off the bench!

Cleveland starts the process over because no way, shape, or form they can mold what they have into a long term situation....Porter is in a contract for a while and the picks is what's important...Build for the future

Lj29

1.) 05 Feb 2018 14:16:49
He has a not trade clause and he has repeatedly said he won't waive it. The only way they're getting assets out of him is in a sign and trade at the end of the season. Given their salary cap situation and the teams that James will be looking to go to, I'm not sure there will be a s and t on the table that will make much sense for them though. Unless the Lakers would be willing to give up a ton to get rid of Deng.


2.) 05 Feb 2018 14:41:46
I was thinking the same.
LBJ should tell Cleveland what he wants.
He already asked them to wait and left to Miami. he can't do that a second time.


3.) 05 Feb 2018 15:03:25
This is so stupid. How can you pay your entire staring lineups 25 M plus?


4.) 05 Feb 2018 18:11:08
Was thinking what about salary cap.


 

 

12 Jan 2018 05:40:34
Sacramento receives Kevin Love and Cleveland's 1rdp

Fox
Bogdanovic
Love
Cauley -Stein
Carter

NO receives Shumpert, Crowder, Thomas and a 2nd from Clippers

Thomas
Holiday
Hill
Crowder
Davis

Clippers receives BK pick and Tristan Thompson

Beverley
Rivers
Gallanari
Griffin
TT

Cleveland receives George Hill, DMC, Deandre Jordan, Buddy Hield

Hill
Hield
James
DMC
Jordan

Lj29

1.) 12 Jan 2018 11:14:51
Kings owners love Buddy Hield and see him Fox, WCS as franchise cornerstones.


2.) 12 Jan 2018 14:37:30
Crowder at PF and Davis at Center. That is not going to work.


3.) 12 Jan 2018 20:33:01
boogie and dj together seems far from the right play to compete with GS.


 

 

27 Dec 2017 16:53:59
Draymond Green to the Pistons for Tobias Harris, Ish Smith, Jon Leuer and a first. Ppl may not see it but G.S window is closing. Steph and Durant are as good of a duo you're going to get but if Klay or Draymond walks, you have no choice but to rebuild.You can roll the dice and compete with what you have left but take OKC as an example. They lost Harden, still had a good core but couldn't get over that hump. I think it blows up after years end when the Cavs win it in June

Lj29

1.) 27 Dec 2017 17:13:51
Lj29, are you kidding? How does any team that includes Steph and KD ever need to rebuild? How is this a reasonable return for Dray? Terrible all around.


2.) 27 Dec 2017 18:28:13
You could take Klay off the Warriors right now and they would still be a top 3 team. No one is walking after this year and I doubt it would be Draymond anyway. I could see at some point if the luxury just becomes to much trading Klay, but they would get a better return than that.


3.) 27 Dec 2017 18:55:05
Green has two years left on his cheap contract after this year. Trading him would be really stupid. If you said Klay, I might believe it more considering he only has one year left, but nothing would happen until the summer. You just don’t blow up championship teams for no reason.

I actually think if I was GS I’d rather let Klay walk than trade him. I’d rather win a ring this year and next, then deal with changes, than try to be proactive, screw up chemistry, and possibly screw up the 2018-2019 championship chances.


4.) 27 Dec 2017 19:32:04
I’m just playing with names that haven’t came up in trade talks. I would like to see Green in the East. Him and Drummond would be beast. But I think it’s going to be a trade that shakes up everything that is flying under the radar. When it happens, come back to this post.

But what happens if GS lose in the finals and Durant walks? Houston gets Lebron and Melo next year? The formula G. S has now is a huge waste of time and money. It gets to the point when Phoenix was tight for a 6 yr window but never got the ship. Sometimes, roll the dice. S. A traded Hill for Khawi. Sometimes it’s good to be proactive.


5.) 27 Dec 2017 21:50:17
“gs will have no choice but to rebuild”
that is hilarious
as long as kd keeps helping the cap cause and not signing a max, they will max klay and dray in consecutive years. they will ride with this core for as long as they can.
kd won't walk for greener pastures, bc they don't exist.

they might decide to move inguodala or livingston for lux tax relief, but “blowing it up” is out of the question, committing to this core is their best (and only realistic) chance to sustain possibly the greatest dynasty in nba history.

come 2023ish, they will start to burn out, then maybe rebuild gently (maybe flip klay or dray near the later, more expensive ends of their deals for some youth), but they will have 4-6 championship on the resume, so there won't be any regrets. and i think steph and kd retire warriors.


 

 

06 Nov 2017 11:21:26
Cavs Lakers

Lebron for Clarkson, Deng, Ingram, Randle and 1st Rd DP.

Lakers have:
Ball, Ennis
KCP, Blue
Lebron, Nance, Brewer
Kuzma,
Lopez, Bogut

Not to mention the cap space to sign 2 max contracts with Lebron already on the roster: Boogie and PG13?????

Cavs can go into rebuild mode immediately. Waive Deng and find new homes for anyone else who's name isn't Love, Korver, Thompson or Thomas That Lakers pick would be 14-19, BK would be 1-5. I like that if I'm the Cavs.

Lj29

1.) 06 Nov 2017 12:30:10
You do realise it’s november and not April 1st?


2.) 06 Nov 2017 12:47:36
Only Ingram and the 1st would be of any interest in this deal for the Cavs, and even at the deadline and the Cavs writing the season off, this is not enough to get it done.


3.) 06 Nov 2017 12:53:08
Only if the cavs are sure LBJ would sign with LA after this year. And still LA should give more for dumping Deng's contract.


4.) 06 Nov 2017 13:00:11
Multiple problems with this.
1.the numbers don't work. The Cavs are taking on to much salary. Even if they could take on that salary (they can't), they aren't going to put themselves deeper in the luxury with a Lebron trade.

2. Lebron would veto the trade. He has a clear path to the finals right now in Cleveland. Why would he go to a Lakers team where he would have no help this year?

3. For as apathetic as the Cavs have looked and it's been pathetic at times, they've beat the 3 best teams in the East and 2 of those are on the road. They're going to be fine, if they want to be.

4. Why would the Lakers do this? They'll need atleast Ball and Ingram to go with a big 3 just to have an outside shot at a team like the Warriors. If they lose either of those two, the team has no upside to convince players to come.


5.) 06 Nov 2017 17:32:08
1. According to trade machine, the numbers work. 5 million difference. If need be, it could be fine tuned.

2. Clear path to the finals, true, but the Warriors are going to win it. Hands down.

3. They’ll be fine. Again, you are right. But isn’t that just settling when you have an opportunity to set your franchise up for the future? Going to the finals is an incredible feat but we all know the outcome. For Lebron’s reason to go is to have a year playing the same system GS runs, grow familiar to Ball and Kuzma’s playing styles, and the next year, bring in some more talent. PG13 and Boogie. Give those legs some rest Lebron. If the Lakers do make the playoffs, not getting out of the first round with Lebron. Take early exit to get some rest mentally and physically and go hard after it 18-19.

4. Kuzma and Nance has more upside than Ingram. Not saying Ingram can’t be a stud, that would be the prize to pay to get a player like Lebron. But Kuzma and Nance has more upside playing alongside Bron and Ball. Sign Lopez at a reasonable price over the offseason, get two max contract players in, 2 shooters and that team has the best chance to beat GS. Name a team better.

Also Cleveland can grow past the Lebron era. If Lebron is there, you think IT re-signing? If Lebron wasn’t there, u think Dwade would be there? I say that to say, you get away from the players past there prime riding the coattails to the finals and add youth and talent to your franchise. And winning with that formula only brings more talent and youth. Reference GS. Moved past Ellis and Jackson and went for youth. Youth grew, won a ship and added KD. Put thought into it.


6.) 06 Nov 2017 18:49:58
1. Yeah, I was thinking Lebron was a little closer to thirty million and Deng and Clarkson made a little more, but that's still putting 20ish million more on the books at minimum. Gilbert might be willing to go into the red for a winner, but he's not gooing to do it in a rebuild and he's not going to pay luxury next year without Lebron and with contracts that would still be on the books, he would have to.

2. That's assuming the Warriors come in healthy or/ and the Cavs make no moves. The chances that the Cavs get back to the finals anytime soon post lebron aren't great. They had never done it before. Even if a rebuild goes well, the Cavs will have a hard time being this good again.

3. Lebron is 33. He knows his window is closing. He doesn't have the luxury of saying, I can rest up and come back next year. Plus, there is no guarantee that anyone else comes. How many times have we seen Lakers free agent speculation not amount to anything. The Knicks and Lakers are the biggest market teams and the media knows speculation on either team equals clicks.

4. You're delusional if you think Nance or Kuzma have more potential than Ingram and even if they can sign 3 max guys, the money from those deals will eat up 90 percent of the soft cap. The Lakers will need every rookie contract they have to fill out the roster with NBA level players.

Just because everything went right for GS doesn't really mean much. That team wasn't a finals team at the time and that's why they made moves to get younger. This is a completely different scenario and the Warriors ended up with the perfect storm. there is as much luck involved in drafting a winner as planned team building.


7.) 07 Nov 2017 01:16:04
you understand that with Brook Lopez contract off the books in the off season, plus the cap increase that is coming in the off season, the lakers can just go ahead and sign lebron. They don't need to trade for him now or ever actually.


 

 

24 Sep 2017 13:22:10
So let me get this right: OKC got PG13 AND Melo for Sabonis, Oladipo, McDermott, Kanter, and a second round pick???? Am I missing something? I'm just trying to make sense of this...Is Lebron next? Looking at the going rate, L.A could put together a nice package. Ingram, Clarkson, Deng, and a 1st rounder.

Lj29

1.) 24 Sep 2017 14:07:40
Thunder got George because it's probably a one-year rental.
OKC paid fair market value for Anthony given his age, declining skills, lack of defensive effort and ridiculous contract.


2.) 24 Sep 2017 14:39:24
The George to LA stuff really drove down the offers for him, I think. The Pacers also messed up by not wanting to take an offer from the East even though they'll be tanking for the next 3 years.

There just wasn't much interest in Melo and he could limit the teams that were even in the running. He's 34, his salary is hard to match, he has ever growing huge holes in his game, and you have to worry about how he'll respond to being a third option.

Plus, there is the risk that all 3 could walk at the end of the year if things don't mesh well. If that happens OKC is in for 5 years of rebuilding.


3.) 24 Sep 2017 15:07:51
Also, I don't see the Cavs trading Lebron, I don't see Lebron accepting a trade, and with the underwhelming roster the Lakers have right now, I don't see why Lebron would be interested in playing there this season.


4.) 24 Sep 2017 19:48:21
I still don't get the Pacers trade.
Why couldn't we get a draft pick PG13

I think NY panicked.
They should have told C Anthony that there was nog good offer for him, so he would go to Portland.


5.) 24 Sep 2017 20:19:38
I can see Lebron going there. Lebron has nothing to prove at this put of his career is the reason I can see him leaving. Media has always driven the debate of whose the GOAT that pushed the greats to achieve the accolades, but what does that really accomplish?

I think with the politics that are being pushed into sports, I think a lot of the superstars that are on their last hoorah are going to play with who they want and where. Magic in L.A is a good selling point to Lebron as far as life after basketball. Not to mention the cap space to bring in others. He's also a student of the game. All that history behind the Purple and Gold is a lot to pass up at this stage of his career.


6.) 25 Sep 2017 01:16:19
i could see lebron taking his po next summer and doing a s+t to the lakers for a package like that (similar to the cp3 situation) . assuming other pieces align in LA obvs. a 1 year commitment is preferential to a long term deal right away if u are lebron.


7.) 25 Sep 2017 16:30:11
I'm not sure how Presti is making this work. I have to imagine, even with the handicap of LA and Melo's demands, that there were better offers on the table for both of them. My understanding is that Boston would have had a better package for George if Indy had been willing to wait a few more days for the Hayward decision, and I'm sure there were at least a couple of others.

With Melo. I'm not a huge Melo fan, and I'm not a Knicks fan, and I still think they got fleeced. I can't imagine the Rockets offers were worse, and I would assume that Portland would have been a better offer, with Melo eventually OKing a trade there. I'm wondering what Cleveland was actually throwing into the wind. There's not a whole lot that they have to offer, so anything other than Frye and Shumpert and nothing else would have been better as well.

Presti is already GM of the year. That should be a REALLY fun starting 5, with three dynamic scorers, a rebounding/ defending center who is capable on the offensive side and a top wing stopper. This is probably the most well rounded starting 5 the Thunder have had since they moved to OKC.


 

 

 

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31 Jan 2018 19:06:15
That same package that got the Pistons Blake would have been enough for Love. Love fits Detroit better because he is a stretch 4. Stan had so much success with Hedo, Anderson at the 4. Could have been the perfect fit. Which is why I don't see him in Detroit much longer. Blake will put fans in the seats but not wins in the win column. Which makes you wonder: Are owners more behind super teams than players?

I'm about to bring it together....Griffin was traded simply to create a super team in LAC. DJ is a sure trade. So is Williams. Now if they can traded to both or separately to attain 1 or 2 lottery picks this year, watch out. No matter the return, the Clippers are in position to give GS a run next year.

Beverly, Bradley, Harris, Harrell, Dekker, Gallinari, and Rivers and 3 lottery picks to include their own, is a good start when you have the flexibility to sign 2 max contracts. In comes Lebron and PG13. 2 of those picks can net you Ayton from Arizona. A lineup of

Bev/Teodosic
Bradley/Rivers
George/Harris
Lebron/Gallinari
Ayton/Harrell

.....Would be SICK!! And the crazy thing about it, it's not far fetched! Some people reach on here. Just do the Bradley resigning after PG and Bron sign and it's possible. GS would be in trouble with this team......But with how strategic this move could and would be, it's hard not to believe other GMs and owners didn't have anything to do with a team being built to challenge the Warriors. Just my opinion. Thoughts...

Lj29

1.) 31 Jan 2018 21:19:11
I don't think that Jordan or Williams will net you a pick high enough to get Ayton unless you are super lucky in the draft lottery or you are trading all 3 picks that they will have for the number 1 pick.


2.) 31 Jan 2018 22:55:51
Ayton is the best option but there’s quite a few options at C in this class. The way that ball bounces, can’t count it out. Magic got a bad record. you can’t see them attaching their pick to a bad contract or two for DJ and Lou Williams? If they both walk, they can at least position themselves to have role players and develop something with what they have. Adding a high draft pick with no identity isn’t the smart thing. Take every bust and you’ll see that their style of play didn’t fit the talent. I.


3.) 01 Feb 2018 21:24:41
There is no way that the new Magic ownership is trading a lottery pick again for someone that will just walk like they did 2 years ago for Ibaka.


 

 

18 Jan 2018 02:12:23
Cavs, Jazz, Spurs, Raptors:
Cavs get: Ibaka, Favors, Rubio, Danny Green

Jazz get: Love, Shumpert

Spurs get: Nogueira, Crowder

Raptors get: Thompson, Sefolosha

Cavs, Rockets.
Cavs get Anderson and a 1st round draft pick
Rockets get: Smith, Frye

Cavs lineup:

PG: Rubio/Thomas/Rose
SG: Green/Wade/Korver
SF: James/J.Green/Osman
PF: Ibaka/Anderson
C: Favors/Zizic

Not to mention, still have the BK pick and a 1st from Houston. Perfect blend of youth and vets. Won't make it out the East but need to use assets before they lose them

Lj29

 

 

17 Nov 2017 15:31:27
Steve Kerr made a statement about the Celtics dominating the East in the years to come, maybe starting as early as this year...(in a nutshell). So I like playing devils advocate. They're well coached, youth is on their side BUT, the Cavs could be on to something. I'm the same person that's been saying trade Lebron because he's a goner but now that I look at it, that would be crazy! I was saying build around(best case) IT, Thompson, Love and (Porter Jr) BK pick...But add Lebron to that mix. But I would trade Jr and Shump for Burks and Johnson from Utah. Any package netting those two in return. Johnson is old but he has an expiring contract and can come back for the vet min if the situation works out. Burks out of the rotation in Utah and could be a perfect fit with IT in the backcourt for years to come.
This roster keeps Boston at bay for 3-5 years and that's being generous to Boston because Porter is a beast. Even as early as next year if the Cavs draft him, you can build around him immediately and Lebron wouldn't be mad. Stretch 4 in Love, defensive big in TT, killer instinct with IT and ultimate playmaker in Lebron: perfect surroundings to groom a superstar.
I always said if the C's gave up that pick, it should've been for AD23. After the Lebron (playing) era and all the veterans that comes along with him, no telling who's going to want to come on board. Lebron in a front office spot immediately after retiring wouldn't be a bad move. He has ties with so many young players as is....that's why I had him going to L.A to learn that side from Magic but he could figure it on the fly cause this opportunity is too good to pass

Lj29

1.) 17 Nov 2017 19:14:33
There is no way LeBron stays. And to get to your point that players want to play with him, I think that is beginning to disappear, other then his buddys (CP3, Melo, Wade) . Irving has shown so far this year that he doesn't need LeBron. I personally feel that LeBron isn't able to carry a team like he used to. He needs another player that he can defer to, to help lead the offense. Obviously LeBron is still LeBron right now but I think he is starting to wear down a little with all the basketball he's played over the years. He needs a second superstar and since he wants to win another ring he is going to need to leave Cleveland to get that superstar.


2.) 17 Nov 2017 22:07:51
Too early in the season to make decisions like that Cleveland need Thomas to be playing first to see we're they are at . As for Boston remember these guys brown Tatum, Smart, Rozier are improving big time and in 2 to 4 years they are peaking not to mention Kyrie still only 25.


3.) 17 Nov 2017 23:07:46
Irving doesn’t need Lebron. His skill set fits better with a young, running, athlete squad like what they have in Boston. He saw the opportunity and knew that the Cavs were only getting slower and was relying more on experience come playoff time. You saw when Solver made the announcement about resting players, Kyrie was the first to chime in. He’s young. He want to push the tempo. That’s his style.

Dallas and the Pistons were the only two teams to win a “ship” with 1 or less superstars. You right. The talent pool makes it impossible to do it by yourself. But come playoff time, the only thing I worry about Lebron is his free throw percentage.

The wear and tear will come down once JR and Shump find a new home and IT comes in. They need a change of scenery. It’s easy to get complacent after 1 ring and it clearly shows. When TT comes back, the D will get better even though it wasn’t that great when he was there.

I’m a Lakers fan and would love for Bron to come with DMC and PG13 but at this point in his career, winning means more for his brand than location. The only player that applies to. Take any other superstar and put them in L. A, endorsements, brand building, the whole nine. Zo can score 2 points but can have 6 highlights on sports center while Clarkson or Kuzma can have combined 50 and not one shout out. lol That’s what L. A does. But as long as Lebron keeps winning in Cleveland, he will be at the top looking down. That’s why he’s the king. He’s fine where he is unless that pick gets traded or the Celtics win the East without Gordon. Obviously I don’t see either happening.


4.) 18 Nov 2017 03:36:44
The only way the Cavs should give up the Brooklyn pick is if it's in a deal for a high level defensive center and another perimeter defender or for Cousins. The Celtics have looked good so far, but in the playoffs everyone will be playing defense and without Hayward, the Celtics are in a similiar position as they were last year. Lebron leaving isn't a forgone conclusion. There just isn't a clear destination without a lot happening and no matter how the Cavs have looked at times (they're on a 4 game winning streak with a ton of injuries and while still not looking interested for long stretches) it's not like the Cavs aren't stacked.


 

 

02 Nov 2017 16:32:29
I know it's early and IT haven't even stepped on the floor but it looks like the thrill is gone in Cleveland. Me personally, I think it's time to build around Love, IT, and the BK pick. My keepers: Rose, Green and Crowder.....everyone else can go. How would you fill the roster?

Lj29

1.) 02 Nov 2017 18:32:40
If they are going to rebuild then love should go on the marker for picks by time they rebuild love will be too old even at his best he could get wolves to the playoffs.


2.) 02 Nov 2017 19:27:14
Couldn't get wolves to playoffs.


3.) 02 Nov 2017 19:46:20
Are you saying trade Lebron? We're less than 10 games into the season. The Cavs will be fine. There biggest problems looks to be lack of effort, bad conditioning, and lack of continuity. 2 of those will remedy themselves and given the amount of quality veterans the Cavs have, I think the effort will pick up after the other two improve. If they can get another high level 3 and D player like Green, Beverly, Covington, Or Bradley and a high level center like Gasol, Cousins or Jordan, they will be a huge threat to the Warriors. On paper they have the assets to do it as well.


4.) 03 Nov 2017 04:33:24
^aka the cavs need to make some really good trades if they want a chance at gs. but give them whatever u may think is the best combo of the aforementioned wing and big, and they still probably lose (but at least the finals would be more exciting than last year) . i think the cavs are stuck, this killed themself this summer (even if they did make the best of the kyrie debacle. ) their best chance was trading for butler/ george, but seriously the warriors are so good, it would be hard for me to choose a team made up of the whole rest of the league’s best players against them lol.


5.) 04 Nov 2017 00:11:37
Dona, they probably do need to make some moves to compete with the Warriors. Like you said, they are insanely talented, although, I don't buy that they're undefeatable. If you play them physically in the playoffs, you can manhandle them. On the offensive end, you can make them pay on the boards and in the paint and on the defensive end, you get their shooters out of rhythm and force them to turn it over. Also, with as stacked as the top teams are in the NBA, if one of Durant, Curry, or Green goes down, the Warriors are done.


6.) 06 Nov 2017 06:59:43
While waiting for IT, TT, and Iman. The team needs to play a good perimeter defense. Love needs to be more than just a rebounder.
Crowder needs to get involve in the offense.
I don't expect Rose and Wade in offense but they need to blend on team chemistry like Parker and Ginobli do in Spurs.
Im very dissapoonted with Coach Lue, if he still lose he needs to step down asap.


 

 

25 Oct 2017 15:31:43
Bledsoe, Cavs, and Philly.....I'm reading and all I can say is: These guys must have made these moves on 2K and think it would translate to the real NBA. Bledsoe. Request a trade is one thing, but denying it and subliminally asking again says a lot about character. A large market team isn't a good fit. Take talents somewhere low key and work with less distractions. Working wonders for D-Russ in BK. Even though BK is a nice market, rather small compared to L.A. Maybe a team like Denver, Utah, or Chicago.
Cavs.....stand pat. It will all come together. Defense is there. Shooting is there, scoring is there, bench production is there. Stay healthy, block out the noise and I have y'all beating the Warriors in 6. They have the assets to get anyone they want really but at the risk of there future. I see everyone coming back after they win. Lebron signing a 1-PO after everyone else re-signs and drafting a stud with that BK pick. Cleveland and GS do the best out of 5 and both teams break up their bands and make the league unpredictable again.
Philly: Time to start shaping the identity. Fultz was drafted to be a cornerstone of the franchise. But they are running into the same problem OKC did when it came to Harden, Russ, and KD. Fultz will be the odd man out. It'll be easy to say Embiid because of his health but if he miraculously stays healthy for 10-12 seasons, it will be hell to pay cause that's a bad dude. So here's the dilemma: Have a #1 pick buy into coming off the bench or use as trade bait to find shooters and 3-D players? I say trade to let him build his confidence. Example of what I mean: Jeremy Lamb and Perry Jones in OKC. They basically were used to come in for KD....Name a backup for any superstar that made contributions after leaving their shadows? I'll wait. Jones and Lamb were easily slated to be avg or maybe above avg players. Hopefully Fultz get his shot elsewhere...Before anyone says anything, I know he backs up Bayless but who runs the offense....Simmons. They could be like Lebron and Kyrie but it's too early in both of their careers to make that kind of sacrifice

Lj29

1.) 25 Oct 2017 18:02:31
I disagree with you on Bledsoe. The team is terrible and at this point it's affecting his value. The organization has been dangling him in trade talks for going on two years. I don't blame him for asking out. I think he backtracked to help the Suns honestly. The more dire the situation sounds for them, the less likely they'll get any where close to equal value for him.

The Cavs could challenge GS, but the chances that they beat them are pretty slim if GS is even mildly healthy. If the right guy comes available, Cleveland should pull the trigger on the Brooklyn pick, but trading it for a moderate upgrade would be counterproductive.

OKC traded Harden because of cheap ownership. They weren't at risk of hitting the hard cap even if they signed their big 3 and Ibaka. They didn't want to pay luxury tax. After years of tanking to get where they are now there, I doubt Philly can afford to disappoint their fan base by not going into the luxury and that's atleast 4 years away. It's not a problem at all right now. Especially given the clauses in Embiid's contract. Fultz's injury is really keeping him from being a decent player. They should sit him and let him heal.

Eric Bledsoe would be one that become a solid starter from out of CP's shadow. Reggie Jackson. Its hard when the rule is that they have to leave. Typically once the organization just chooses the younger player over the older one if they are good or just has one play a different position.


 

 

 

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I like the talent that's assembled but as Walton as the coach, I don’t think the coaching philosophy match the skill set of the players.

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18 Jan 2018 10:52:41
You know why it took Lebron so long to become a champion and learn how to win: he came to a team where Ricky Davis was the best player. I bring that up to say, regardless if the Nets and Lakers picks are 1 and 2, the Pelicans have no key veterans to groom that young team. Take Cousins for example: no playoff experience. All the talent at his position. No key vet around him. All that’s going to happen is most of those young players are going to walk during free agency or become bench fillers from lack of confidence.

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30 Dec 2017 15:53:56
Only place Melo will agree a trade to is Houston or Cavs. This year’s hype is fizzling out but by the trade deadline, things will shape out. I see the Rockets making a push for Melo if OKC drop out of the top 4 seeding wise. Priming up for the LeBron run. That would be crazy if Wade, James, Harden, CP3, Melo can play on the same team and keep Gordon, Capela, and Tucker. In D’Antoni system! Houston in a good spot. luxury tax through the roof but very possible.

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29 Dec 2017 17:14:59
Haha. I’m not into drugs but whatever you’ve had in the past 48 hrs, I’m tempted to ask for. and like it. lol.

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27 Dec 2017 19:32:04
I’m just playing with names that haven’t came up in trade talks. I would like to see Green in the East. Him and Drummond would be beast. But I think it’s going to be a trade that shakes up everything that is flying under the radar. When it happens, come back to this post.

But what happens if GS lose in the finals and Durant walks? Houston gets Lebron and Melo next year? The formula G. S has now is a huge waste of time and money. It gets to the point when Phoenix was tight for a 6 yr window but never got the ship. Sometimes, roll the dice. S. A traded Hill for Khawi. Sometimes it’s good to be proactive.

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