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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.


 

 

23 Sep 2017 02:44:22
Wonder if Cavs are ready to start Love at Center and use TT in a package to get Melo. Makes sense for TT, allows KP play more outside offensively and be less of a bruiser in the paint. NY seems like a market to fit Tt's liking. Add Shump and Frye.....May have a winner NY, or Felder

Lj29

1.) 23 Sep 2017 07:35:31
I don't see it. The Cavs already struggle on defense. That line up would give up way to many points. I honestly just don't think Melo to the Cavs makes sense for the Cavs.


 

 

27 Jul 2017 19:01:55
Boston-KP

Knicks-Irving, Shump, #1 from Houston

Houston- Melo, J.R Smith

Cavs- Crowder, Smart, O'Quinn, Ariza, Lee, that BK #1 pick

👀....

That looks good for all teams!

Irving doesn't care about winning now so let him start fresh. If he did, why leave?

Looks like Houston gets a steal but with Melo, Ariza will be left out of rotations anyway

Boston clears up a clog and gives Tatum and Brown more burn while adding a post presence

Cavs just restocked the bench with D and younger talent than Lebron is used to

Lj29

1.) 27 Jul 2017 19:14:25
The Cavs should just take Lee, Oquinn, and Porzingis if they can get that. I don't see NY parting with him thoug.


2.) 27 Jul 2017 19:43:44
Knicks are NOT trading Porzingis to Celts! Give it up already!


3.) 27 Jul 2017 23:35:44
Rather have porzingis straight up than Irving. Laughable.


4.) 28 Jul 2017 19:59:55
don't think NY gets Irving and a 1st round pick for Anthony, O'quinn, and Lee.


 

 

24 Jun 2017 01:57:41
Welp...Boston flopped that up. How you win a lottery and only come out with Tatum and "possibly" a lottery pick in 2019? Lakers are not going to be in the bottom 5 next year is the reason I didn't add the second part of that trade. But anyway, Let me throw some things out there:

Charlotte gets Aldridge
SA gets Williams, Zeller, and a 2ndRDP.

SA gets Okafor,
Philly gets Green

Lj29

1.) 24 Jun 2017 14:37:01
The Spurs don't dump any salary with the first deal, and get worse.


2.) 24 Jun 2017 22:04:01
Boston didn't mess up. We don't need a guard and Jackson is too similar to Brown who we took 3rd overall last year. I think the Celtics hit a homerun with this pick. They were able to move down in the draft and get a future top 5 pick and still get the guy that they want and that will start along with Brown in a few years. This is smart basketball. Planning for the future instead of reaching for a player like Collins or Markkanin who are the only 2 players that could have probably come in and started for them but Tatum is a better pick if you look long term.


 

 

15 May 2017 13:13:26
Boston is in a rare position right now. People say if the give Cleveland a good run in the ECF, they should keep the potential #1 pick to possibly create a dynasty. But little do people realize is, Philly could possibly come out with the #1 & #4 pick (from Lakers) to pair with Embiid and Simmons....not to mention cap space, good coach and other young pieces.

Quite obvious Hayward is coming as a free agent but Boston needs a post presence to make with Hortford. AD23!!!
#1, this year and next, Bradley, and Crowder for AD....
AD and Cousins isn't going to work. Best bet for your dollar if you're N.O.

Lj29

1.) 15 May 2017 13:29:31
Quite obviously Hayward is coming? So you've had a personal conversation with him then!

Settle down there overconfident C's fan. May I remind you that the Jazz only won two less games in a tougher Western conference, and have an extra year and more dollars to offer.


2.) 15 May 2017 13:30:56
The Pelicans started to play better at the end of the year. They'll give it until atleast the trade deadline and if they lock up Cousins probably longer than that as they try to find players to put around them. Even if it doesn't work there is no way they would trade Davis. If it doesn't work Cousins would be gone.


3.) 15 May 2017 15:36:50
More likely that the Pelicans make Cousins available. I'd definitely offer the No. 1 overall (if they get it) and a piece or two for Cousins.


4.) 15 May 2017 18:01:53
Philly is years away from being competitive let alone competing for a title, let's see Simmons and Embiid play a significant portion of a season and stay healthy before getting all excited. Additionally, the odds of both those scenarios playing out for 76ers is quite low and not all draft picks are hits. Yes they could be a dynasty in a few years and a reason why you say Celtics should go all in to win now instead of building for the future.

However, I could easily argue that they shouldn't try to win now since they'd have to beat one of the best players to ever play in Lebron and one of the best collective teams ever in the Warriors who both aren't going anywhere anytime soon.

I don't think there is necessarily a wrong way to go here except Celtics need to make a firm decision since trying to do both is going to just hurt them in short and longterm.

I wouldn't say Hayward is a lock to sign with Celtics, in fact I'd imagine Utah would be his preference and they can give him an additional year and more money (if he somehow makes an all-nba team which I don't think he will he'd get even more from Indy) .

Getting AD wouldn't be a bad move for Celtics but zero chance Pelicans do that. There is no reason AD and Cousins cannot work especially with an offseason to figure things out. Throwing in a top 15 player in the league on a team at the end of the season especially when they didn't give up any key players to get him is a difficult adjustment to make. Those two are versatile enough that they can work together and potentially be an unstoppable duo.


5.) 15 May 2017 18:32:27
2 years ago I was all for Boogie because the window of control at a reasonable price was manageable. Now if they sign Hayward, or keep IT and/ or AB with the max to Horford makes it more unrealistic to do.

They have Al for 3 more years and DA needs to get players that are not a max player if they sign Hayward.

If they get Hayward they can trade IT, (draft Fultz if possible) for M Turner (as another had posted) and maybe T Young with the C's to include Zeller going to Pacers which would allow them to resign AB or trade/ sign for another defensive skilled player.


6.) 15 May 2017 18:59:10
Not a C's fan. A Hayward-Stevens reunion just seems too obvious. The reason I say AD would be the one leaving N. O is because he would bring back the most assets. N. O got DMC for some leggos and a skateboard. N. O could at least gain another face of the franchise with high draft picks for the next 2 years just in case DMC doesn't want to stay around for the ride.


 

 

 

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07 Sep 2017 23:49:44
I've been going on and on about the Celtics for some time now....as I stated: they have dropped the ball big time. Others were saying build for the future while I was saying Cash IN! That building for the future is gone now. Not only have they ruined the reputation of loyalty by trading IT, but they gave up the BK pick which could easily be Michael Porter(google if you're unfamiliar) to a team you're trying to catch up to. I'm sorry, Kyrie is instant buckets but I'll pick D-Rose, Calderon and IT over the Cavs PGs of last year, not to mention the assets(picks, Zizic and Crowder) So now, they had a chance to cash in, but dropped that horribly. Maybe 4th in the East.....my prediction

Lj29

1.) 08 Sep 2017 03:04:44
I think your over stating how bad it was for the Celtics. Yeah, the Cavs got a huge return from them, but Irving fits their timeline far better than IT (he's also going to be a better play in the future, if he isn't already) . Crowder wasn't part of the future with the Celtics committing a ton one way or another to Tatum, Brown, and Hayward. Zizic should be a solid prospect, but he's expendable. Really, the only big asset in Boston's eyes they gave up was the Brooklyn first. The Cavs won the trade, but it wasn't awful for the Celtics.

It's hard to predict where they'll finish in the East. They'll have almost a whole new team this year and it will
take time to figure it out, but they should be a top 4 seed and by the time the playoffs roll around things should be clicking. If that's the case, I think it's another Cavs Celtics ECFs.


2.) 08 Sep 2017 19:10:04
Help me understand this timeline thing that I've been hearing about on ESPN. Timeline to do what? Only way they're making it out the East in the next 4 years is if Lebron leaves. I don't care what angle you look at it. Trading their top two defensive players didn't make any sense. I know they needed room to sign Hayward but they had 3 SF's. I was all for breaking up that logjam but not for Kyrie. He's a beast but even with time to gel as a team, he's not going to make the younger guys better.


3.) 08 Sep 2017 20:01:48
The players that the Celtics really hope to build around are fairly young. Guys like Brown and Tatum are probably 3 or 4 years from really becoming high level players. Irving is a guy that bridges the gap between those guys and Horford and Hayward. His timeline fits perfectly with what the Celtics need out of a star player. I also think Irving is a better passer than given credit for. When playing beside Lebron, he was playing close to a two guard than a point. He sees the court well and will make great passes at times, but he does need to be reigned in. He'll start to fall in love with dribble penetrating and once inside at times he'll force his shot up no matter what. The only good news about that is he's an elite finisher and those shots will go down at a suprisingly high rate for his size and lack of ability to play above the rim. The guy has all the skills to become a 25 and 8 type player. Also, on the defensive end, if he ever commits himself, with his hand eye coordination ( just look at how often he continue dribbling a ball after it's been tipped or hits a foot) he should be able to improve his steal rate, he's a solid athlete, he's strong and has solid size at the point. He has the potential to become a good defender. He's show some of his potential in the finals the past few years. If he ever really committed himself to it, he could be good on that end. The only thing stopping him is himself.


4.) 09 Sep 2017 17:50:49
Boston should have traded for PG13,
I wouldn't trade Irving for this package. The only reason why they did this, is saving money. ( Unless IT's injury is very serious)

They should have kept IT and give him a max contract, or let him walk if they could draft Doncic.
Zizic can become the rebounder they needed.
Crowder was on a good contract too

Boston could have drafted Doncic and Porter with those two picks.


5.) 11 Sep 2017 00:57:04
I guess I'm looking at it as far as the skill set around Kyrie. In Cleveland, he had (Lebron and TT) that ran the floor well with him and played above the rim and knockdown shooters around him. That was the idea situation. Wanna talk about bridging gaps. It was gifted wrapped for him after Lebron left (He's leaving again) Everyone says Lebron ruined the league with the super team thing but Boston just intensified it with their disloyalty to their players. Players are going to do things a lot differently when it comes to trade demands and free agency. Watch. Answer this: the Celtics are building around 2 youngsters that play the same position as the person they just have a max contract. Where's the logic in that. Now what's going to happen is: if they do develop those players effectively, Haywards productivity will fall and so will his trade value. And at the end of it all, the timeline will be pointless because now you're stuck between which players to keep when it's their turn to re-up. As currently constructed, Kyrie has a better chance leading the league in scoring than leading them to a playoff series victory. He is who he is. I've seen Kyrie go a game without an assist before. Common fact he's a liability on defense. you can have all the hand-eye coordination you want, if you don't commit to defense, you will not be good at it. And if he does "suddenly " commit, I assure you it will take away from areas of his game. And this is coming from a Kyrie fan. But I'm a realist as well. All I'm saying is they went for the wrong big fish, the timeline angle is a way to justify their decision and it's going to affect the league Starting as early as this season. It's a business, true, but when you have a player, you also have a players family too. All IT did and put on that floor, losing his sister and playing the next day, Jae dealing with an ill parent. then have to uproot his support system, that's not a good look from a franchise that is supposed to be the standard of player appreciation. Watch what happens. Karma is a mutha.


 

 

22 Jul 2017 16:22:48
Ok. Cleveland.....time to do the unthinkable, build around KEVIN LOVE. First, here's who to keep..Kyle Korver, Channing Frye, Jose Calderon, Cedi Osman...Get rid of character issue guys. Not judging but this is a pivotal point with the franchise and it's time to take control back from Lebron...I SAID IT...

Now, build the way Dallas built around Dirk: unselfish, ball movers, tough interior, shooters. Let me start by putting a team together and then apply the trades:

PG-Mudiay
SG-Jamal Murray
SF-Ariza
PF-Love
C-Capela

Denver gets Irving
Cavs get Mudiay, Murray, Faried and 2 future 1sts

Houston gets Lebron
Cavs get Capela, Ariza, Anderson and 2 future 1sts

Let's fill the roster:

Mudiay/Calderon
Murray/Korver
Ariza/Osman
Love/Anderson/Frye
Capela

And they still have pieces to move. I think TT, JR, and Shump are too much of a liability to start fresh. This would be the beginning of something special with 4 future 1sts and trade assets.

The reason I put Bron in Houston is because there's no other reasonable place for him to go. Melo will get bought out or take a small package for Gordon and fill ins but they will play together either this year or next. Too much of a risk to see if he breaks their heart again.

Endless possibilities for Cleveland if you ask me. I know he prefers certain locations but they're simply unworkable from a basketball standpoint. LMA(Spurs) NO, Teague can't get traded till Dec(Minny), Melo (NY) NO, And unless they give up Whiteside, Dragic, and 2 future 1sts, (MIA) NO...hmmmm I'm not retyping.haha But my point....BUILD AROUND LOVE.lol

Lj29

1.) 22 Jul 2017 18:37:51
I admire the uniqueness but this would be an awful approach for Cavs. First off your acting as if Cavs need to get back control from Lebron when giving control to Lebron (which was necessary for him to come back) is the only thing that has made them relevant and easily experienced the best years in franchise history. The only logical reason Cavs should get rid of Lebron is that they fear losing him for nothing next season. Cavs are now faced with a pivotal decision in how they move forward from this point and it does enable a unique opportunity to build a team how you want from the ground up if they choose to blow things up.

I wouldn't use the Mavs as a model for my rebuild or Love as my center piece since the NBA has long changed. Warriors are the golden standard with their shooting and guys like Green and Iguodala who can defend basically any position. Shooting is at a premium and so are big men with defensive versatility to play pick and roll (due to these two factors the pf and center positions have over gone a major overhaul) . I think Love is a difficult player to build around due to his lack of defense and since offensively he can't really create his own shot he is stuck with standing behind 3pt line (which can easily be replaced by lesser players like it has by Channing Frye at times) or posting up (which is becoming rare as it stifles movement and ball flow) . Mudiay as well as a non-shooter at the point guard position puts a strain on the spacing (not to mention his slow development thus far) .

I wouldn't be completely against Cavs dealing both Kyrie and James but this resulting team is fairly underwhelming with no superstar top level prospect coming back in either deal. I think Lebron would fetch a lot more than that since he is still the best player in the NBA and you could literally put him on any team in the east and they'd be favorites to make it to the finals.

I think the ideal move for Cavs would be to deal Kyrie for a combination of pieces that would keep the Cavs competitive this season (there is a slim chance they could actually improve from dealing Irving if they bring in more defense and depth) and keep them in contention for Lebron to resign. The pieces they get back should have solid resale value (not too old or an expiring deal) so that if Lebron did leave they could move those pieces (and Love and TT) and then hit a hard reset but already have some assets to rebuild with.


2.) 23 Jul 2017 00:18:55
True, Mudiay is behind the learning curve a lil but most PGs find it once they play for former PGs. Love isn't the ideal player to build around but he's the only one Cleveland has a chance to convince to stay. Love and trade returns would be in the middle of the East easily. Anything you get for Irving isn't going to put them closer to G. S. Actually demanding a trade brings your value down right? But it's too big of a risk to see if Lebron re-signs. Better now and get something back.

You're right, how Dallas won it is a thing of the past but it makes you competitive in the East. Atlanta resembled them couple of years back. Right now, it's all about ticket sales and being competitive. If a fire sale goes down, whole fan base turns on the city. Anything can happen in the East. Absolute best time to flip players with character issues that would reject the notion of a partial rebuild. JR, Shump, TT.

Boston, Toronto, Washington, Milwaukee. who else would be better if they built around Love? More assets and draft picks only gets them closer to contending in the East.


3.) 23 Jul 2017 00:36:18
Lebron is worth more than that trade but I thought PG13 was worth more than Oladipo and Sabonis? It's all about location. Houston will be the only team to bite. CP3 on a one year deal. who bites without a sign and trade? Houston trying to bring the band together (Wade, Melo, LBJ, CP3 with Harden) i'm sure some ring chasing vets would tag along. If not this year wait until next year. I think their wheels are really turning. All Lebron had to do was say, "get my friends here by any means" and they would already be in Cleveland. But he saw how special Kyrie was and saw the potential and uniqueness of the situation. Now Lebron has to feel like, "No New Friends "lol and join his guys in a farewell 5 season tour. Wade and Melo have about 2-3 years max in them. I'm giving LBJ and CP3 about 5 at a productive level. It's coming. 15 years later, a movie comes out. lol

If by chance you're famous and can get that out there, I just need a couple hundred. i'm not greedy. haha.


4.) 23 Jul 2017 13:32:41
Personally I'm not a fan of building just a good team that sells tickets. Its ok to be in that phase if your a team that is growing but for a mature team like Atlanta was a few years back I think its kind of purgatory knowing your team will make the playoffs but have no shot at getting out of the east unless Lebron got hurt. You named 4 teams that would be better than that Cavs team and that is my point they wouldn't even be likely to get out of the 1st round with that lineup. Now its not too old so there is some room for growth if Raptors decline but not too much upside. I think they would be better off keeping Lebron and making one last serious run at a ring then if Lebron left do a hard reset and try to build the team from the ground up through the draft and hope their scouts can identify another potential superstar.

I don't agree that any trade of Irving will make them worse especially if you are considering the short term. Irving although an incredibly gifted offensive player doesn't give you much else. Moving him for someone like Bledsoe (who is a 20+ ppg scorer and elite defender when healthy) + other pieces (likely involve a 3rd team that would provide more win-now talent to Cavs for Phoenix young pieces) or IT (elite scorer) + other pieces like Crowder (and draft pick (s) ) I think are two scenarios where Cavs could get better by improving defensively and their depth while not downgrading significantly at pg slot. I think moving Love who has been largely ineffective against Warriors would be another way for Cavs to close the gap.

Now that you mention it Cavs are unlikely to get much of anything back for Lebron since he has a no-trade clause (encounter similar situation Knicks are with Melo although not quite as bad since Lebron is a much better player) . I'm not certain who Lebron would put on his shortllist of teams he'd allow himself to be traded to but I'm sure he wouldn't allow the team to gut their roster to get him. Lebron may choose to play with his friends but I think it would be an unwise move with him still in his prime where he should be chasing rings and trying to surround himself with better if not younger talent (Wades decline is why he left Miami) .


5.) 23 Jul 2017 14:52:46
This is a great idea. While it is true Kevin love is diminished from the player he was in Minnesota. They had great success building a franchise around him and the cavs can have similar success! Yes you won't ever make the playoffs and will just be an embarrassment. But hey, you'll have one all star with bloated stats. And that ain't bad!


 

 

06 Jul 2017 02:03:37
Now Boston is trying to unload Bradley, Crowder and Smart......A.D.....I been saying it for weeks. Go back and look at the threads. It's too late now without giving up entirely too much but I say it's best to gamble even if it costs 2 future lottery picks. Do what Brooklyn done for y'all BUT get young superstars instead of aging ones...Don't gamble and you lose 2 if not 3 next offseason for nothing. Sure the Celtics have the lottery picks but it's a good time to compete now and grow chemistry so when Lebron leaves the East, the Celtics will be ready and tested

Lj29

1.) 06 Jul 2017 05:56:35
I think you're saying that the Celtics should go after Anthony Davis. He's untouchable. He's signed long term and the only way they should move him is if they might lose him for nothing. He's 23 and a top 10 player in the NBA.


2.) 06 Jul 2017 09:40:00
Depends heavily on the price but I'm fairly certain it won't be worth it for Celtics. They should explore upgrading at the big man spot however, ideally with a more natural center who can rebound better than Horford and be more of a rim protector.


3.) 06 Jul 2017 10:24:20
Untouchable? If Boogie signs an extension, guarantee you AD is gone. He's loyal to not leave them without a proven star but he's ready to contend now. He's not going public with it though. Look what happened to PG13 and Jimmy Buckets. They got traded to the west in horrible deals. Not in a contending situation. Looks good on paper but terrible situations. And people wonder why super teams are being created and players are signing that 1 and 1. Players are choosing their own paths instead of becoming pawns for rebuilding.

But back to this untouchable thing, if you see AD in N. O his entire career, something is wrong. Building around Boogie with defensive players and at least 2 future lottery picks could put them in the middle of the west in 3 years and years to come but as constructed now, now better than 7th in the next 10.


4.) 06 Jul 2017 14:33:36
LJ, Davis is signed for 4 more years. He just signed an extension and he doesn't have any leverage right now. I'm not saying he's going to be with New Orleans the rest of his career (I'm not saying that he won't be either), but for the next two years there is 0 chance he gets traded. New Orleans isn't going to trade Davis to build around Cousins. If 2 lottery picks and Cousins could get you to the playoffs the Kings would already be there.


5.) 07 Jul 2017 03:28:29
Lj guarantees it. Screw contracts and that noise. Lj promised it. He knew it. It's done.


 

 

28 May 2017 23:08:53
The talk is Boston. If they enter this season without Klay Thompson, Anthony Davis, or two better starter than they had this year, the offseason is a bust. They're just going to look like the Twolves of the East with all that young talent. You need veteran leadership to get them over the hump. The reason I didn't add Butler or PG to that list is because Lebron handled them in the playoffs before and each had a better roster than Boston would have with either on it. That's like taking your big brother to the park to protect you from the bully that bullied him too. Just doesn't make sense to build around an unproven rookie when you're the 2nd best team in your conference.

Lj29

1.) 29 May 2017 04:49:31
They are getting Davis and the chances they get Thompson are super slim.


2.) 29 May 2017 14:03:11
I'm sure they can't get both. I'm saying one or the other. Thompson is a superstar anywhere other than GS. Davis is a proven superstar. Adding top college players is not closing the gap. No one on the Celtics roster is worthy of building around. They're good and even some excellent role players but no franchise players on that roster. With all those assets, I'm just saying: not getting a star from the West wouldn't be wise. It's chess with Lebron. He owned the east since 2010. Mentally, he crushed everyone in the East. And draft a point guard? Kyrie out here breaking hips. PG's better head out West. Name the 2nd best PG in the East? Now do you see the distance Kyrie is putting between them? And he got another decade to hold it down. Davis would be excellent because he wouldn't have to guard either and either wouldn't guard him. He would keep TT from looking like a monster on the glass and making Cleveland change their entire defensive scheme A young Ibaka would have given the Raptors a glimpse of how to dethrone them but he's gotten too perimeter happy.


3.) 29 May 2017 15:03:29
I meant to say there is no way they get Davis. I don't think NO even entertains talks about Davis and to get Klay, they would have to over pay. They have a shot at Hayward in free agency and there are seem decent centers they could go after, but I'm not sure there are any players that fit and are more talented than George or Butler that they could realistically get.


4.) 30 May 2017 11:45:00
I don't agree that getting George or Butler is a waste for Celtics as both are currently in their primes and among top 2 way players in the league. Although they have young talent (not quite at level of Twolves; yet anyway two Brooklyn picks could change that) they also have plenty of veteran leadership and the second best team in the east. There is a big gap between them and Cleveland and I agree Davis or Thompson would be great pickups. However, not sure how realistic it is to expect them to be able to get either without gutting decent chunk of their roster and draft pick reserves (George or Butler are much more attainable)

If I'm Celtics an ideal offseason would be signing Hayward, drafting Fultz and making a smaller deals including Bradley and Rozier (or Smart) for a big. This team likely wouldn't beat the Cavs but I don't think looking at second best team in the league with one of best players ever to play is a fair barometer of success. This option provides them with a slight boost in Hayward but allows them to retain the two Brooklyn picks and their future. With Fultz, Brown and their other young pieces they could become a very good team down the line when Lebron will be declining and Warriors won't have a historically great lineup.


 

 

22 May 2017 21:42:12
I know it's just one game but is it too late to consider Smart the PG of the future for Boston and do something else with the #1 pick? Trade down. Sac's 5 & 10 plus WCS for #1?? That gives you a much needed rim protector and options to rebuild through draft. I'm sure Smith will be there at 5 and best available at 10. Pipe dream but hey....we've seen crazier things

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1.) 22 May 2017 23:07:25
If you think Smart is the point guard of the future you are bat sh! t crazy.


2.) 23 May 2017 01:51:08
I think its crazy to consider Smart the pg of the future. The trade isn't the worst thing in the world especially since they could likely get Fox at #5 but I'd much rather them trade just for WCS and keep #1 pick. WCS would give them a cheap defensive center that is an average rebounder (but probably better than anyone they have) .


3.) 26 May 2017 08:12:14
Boston could try a trade of Smart, Jackson, Zeller for WCS and #10.


 

 

 

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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.

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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. 🤔.

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15 May 2017 18:59:10
Not a C's fan. A Hayward-Stevens reunion just seems too obvious. The reason I say AD would be the one leaving N. O is because he would bring back the most assets. N. O got DMC for some leggos and a skateboard. N. O could at least gain another face of the franchise with high draft picks for the next 2 years just in case DMC doesn't want to stay around for the ride.

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