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02 Aug 2018 05:02:59
Rockets making moves to accommodate Melo by trading Chinanu Onuaku and cash to the Mav's for 2nd rd. swap to open up a roster spot.

billj

1.) 02 Aug 2018 05:26:27
Melo to Houston is all but a done deal. Think he'll start?


2.) 02 Aug 2018 11:36:45
BTEC -- Anthony has made two things clear:
1. He will cause trouble if he doesn't start.
2. He plans to return to his old style of play -- hold the ball for a good portion of the shot clock, then try to create his own shot.
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Toss in the usual matador defense where he doesn't bother getting past halfcourt some of the time, and that's a recipe for disaster for Houston. It looks like a step back for the team --stiff price to pay just to give Harden and Paul a buddy they can club with.


3.) 02 Aug 2018 13:32:58
I think Houston will see how starting will go, but then things will turn south and the marriage will sour and they'll trade/ release him.


4.) 02 Aug 2018 13:55:33
Welcome back Super, glad to see you on the Melo hate tour again.

Did Melo accidentally spill his Green beer on you at a St. Paddy’s day party in Boston once? Trying to figure out your blinding and enduring hate for the man.


5.) 02 Aug 2018 14:52:45
I actually agree with Super on this one. Melo has been a great scorer in the past, but he's no longer that guy. The unfortunate thing is he can't come to grips with it. If he ever could wrap his head around it, he still has the physical ability to be a contributor on a championship team, and if anyone can, Paul and Harden should be able to make him realize it. if not, he will be dumped. Those two aren't going to settle for moving backward at this point, especially where Paul is in his career.


6.) 02 Aug 2018 16:06:09
Waiving a minimum contract v. s. 25+ mil with a no trade clause is significantly easier with less debate.


 

 

05 Jul 2018 06:20:44
Boston trades Brown, Nader, Larkin and Boston's 2019 1st rd. pick


Wolves trade Butler and A Jefferson

billj

1.) 05 Jul 2018 11:03:55
Doubt the Celtics could take on that much salary at this point without making other moves first. Plus, Larkin is a free agent. Other than that, though, it's not far off.


2.) 05 Jul 2018 12:25:25
Three things wrong with this one:

1) Jefferson is not a Wolf

2) Larkin in an FA

3) Take those two out and the salaries still don’t work. Butler is at $21M, Brown and Nader are $7M. C’s don’t have $14M to spend against the cap.


3.) 05 Jul 2018 15:06:25
Your right Tri. I meant Amile but hit the l after the A instead of the .

But think that a couple of players and Brown plus the pick may get him.

Of course some other trades would have to be made to free up some space, like a S&T with Smart for future picks.

But if the rumors are true about Kyrie and Jimmy then the C's would have to explore that Idea. That would for sure get the C's to the finals.


Irvin
Butler
Tatum
Hayward
Horford.


4.) 05 Jul 2018 15:30:12
Wait! I didn't hit the l or the . And yes A Jefferson does play for the Wolves and C's could sign Larkin and then wait to make the trade or they could trow Yabusele in the deal


Trade does work also according to trade machine.


C's already said they would go over luxury tax for a title.


 

 

28 Jun 2018 02:38:19
Celtics trade Irving, Brown, Nader, 2019 C's 1st rd. pick, 2019 LAC 1st rd. pick..


Wolves trade KAT, Teague, Tyus jones

billj

1.) 28 Jun 2018 04:39:29
Celts would not dismantle their squad in this way. It's way too many important pieces. The baynes re-signing report recently probably wouldn't be there if they were planning on something like this.


2.) 28 Jun 2018 05:07:52
Not knowing what Kyrie is going to do is a big? mark. They dismantled their squad last season and look how they ended up.

I have faith that whatever squad they have Brad Stevens will steer them to the Conference Finals again and then the Championship Finals.
Teague and Kat are just as good as Irving and Baynes/ Theis/ Williams.

Teague/ Rozier
Tatum/ Smart
Hayward/ Morris
Horford/ Theis
KAT/ Baynes.


3.) 28 Jun 2018 05:54:17
@billj there was a long interview listed today with Stevens. Irving has no plans on going anywhere as of yet. Neither did Leonard this time last year so things can change but Irving thinking about leaving is hype.


4.) 28 Jun 2018 06:09:59
I hear ya Btec, just my opinion. Then I hope they pick up Dwightmare for the year, he's worth the headache if a Championship is obtainable.


5.) 28 Jun 2018 06:25:25
I honestly don't see their need for a center. Kyrie and Hayward and Theiss if all are healthy is a significant roster improvement. Without, they handled the arguably best center in the league pretty well. (embid) . Drafted williams too.


6.) 30 Jun 2018 08:15:47
Bad for both teams.


 

 

07 Jul 2017 15:08:13
Bleacher Report just reported Avery Bradley to Detroit for Marcus Morris.

Maybe Crowder is part of a bigger deal for Gasol or another Big.. Either way C's need a paint clogger..

billj

1.) 07 Jul 2017 15:43:17
Initially I didn't like it for both teams but I guess it works for both. Celtics don't get the big man they needed but they get a solid all-around, cheap pf/ sf that could start for them.

For Pistons Bradley gives them the player they hoped KCP would eventually become. Since Bradley is due an extension next season and Pistons already over the cap I assume they don't plan on keeping both so this is likely mean they won't resign KCP. An interesting turn of events since they seemed to be very high on him but I'd be wary about giving him the 20+ mill per year he likely wants too. Moving Morris also opens up some minutes for guys like Stanley Johnson who looked promising in his rookie year.


2.) 07 Jul 2017 15:47:46
Maybe Monroe from Milwaukee for Smart?


3.) 07 Jul 2017 16:36:26
Might want to call Minnesota. Dieng is probably available.


4.) 07 Jul 2017 16:45:16
Monroe for Smart doesn't work after the Hayward signing and with Delly and Smart both being on the roster seems redundant for the Bucks.


5.) 07 Jul 2017 17:51:17
Bucks are looking for another PG, Dellavedova has been playing PG/ SG as has Brogdan Also PG/ SG. GPll will soon be gone, as will Vaughn. Milwaukee is pretty much a "Position less" team. Smart could also be the PG/ SG they are looking for. Boston still needs a center that can take up space. Monroe does that, plus he is also a scorer. But, Boston would also have to give up either another player, or one of many draft picks they hold. to even out the trade.


 

 

05 Jul 2017 04:35:19
Orlando-Boston

Vucevic

Crowder and Smart

billj

1.) 05 Jul 2017 04:40:46
Celtics can't afford Vucevic. They have to trade Crowder or Smart to make room to sign Hayward.


2.) 05 Jul 2017 05:25:59
Sure they can.


3.) 05 Jul 2017 06:38:54
for me i want to unload bradley bec his contract is expirkng crowder have a very good cheap contract.


4.) 05 Jul 2017 11:51:59
Needs to be Crowder, because with Brown, Tatum aND Hayward, he is redundant. Plus, with his contact, he is very desirable to other teams. Of course, that doesn't mean that try won't trade Bradley or Smart as well.


5.) 05 Jul 2017 17:37:28
Crowder and Bradley for Vucevic is the move I was looking at as well. Crowder is the odd man out as far as the rotation is concerned, and he's the contract people will want. Both Smart and Bradley are up after the coming season, but Bradley is the one you'd have to move in this trade as he's the one who's contract makes the money work in this scenario. At that point, I think you move Brown into the starting lineup, and keep Smart in his role off the bench. Rozier gets more minutes, and Horford and Vucevic are your primary bigs with Zizic coming off the bench.


 

 

 

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19 Jul 2018 16:41:53
Now with Smart signed for 4 yrs. do you think he'll be packaged at some point for AD?

billj

1.) 19 Jul 2018 17:42:46
If not, the signing doesn't make a lot of sense. 4 @ 52 seems like a big overpay otherwise, but at least now the Celtics can put something together to match salaries.


2.) 19 Jul 2018 17:45:58
Maybe as filler, a year or two from now. I'd imagine Brown or Tatum would need to be involved. If New Orleans traded him with 2 years left, they will get ridiculous offers. You'd have to imagine the Celtics, 76ers, Lakers, Warriors, and just about anyone else that can throw out a competitive offer will be bidding on him. If he hits the trade market, he would be the most valuable player to be available in recent nba history.


3.) 19 Jul 2018 21:49:47
rk. I too think he would just be a $$ filler, Brown would be the main piece with picks thrown in. Tatum is untouchable unless the deal is AD straight up for Jason


The Celtics need to get a STAR now to capitalize on Tatum's salary value and Championship window. Horford has 2 years left and he's a big piece of this. AD is that player, NOW! Ainge needs to Try his hardest to make this happen now. Bos has 4 #1's next year, now's the time to sprinkle them over the cake.


Time is essential here.


4.) 20 Jul 2018 00:00:41
AD would be the icing on the cake for Boston whether he is gettable at any price is another thing . Once we know Kyrie’s plan then it will get tricky on who stays and who has to be released, Tatum is staying, Brad Stevens is staying, Danny Ainge is staying, there the corner stone for next 5-8 years.


5.) 20 Jul 2018 03:08:35
I just can't see the Pelicans even considering trading Davis right now. He's to good and to young to consider trading unless you know he's leaving. The Celtics would have to offer something completely nonsensical to get him right now.


 

 

04 Jul 2018 17:39:19
Dwightmare to the Wizards on a 1 yr deal!!!!!

billj

1.) 04 Jul 2018 20:00:54
Good thinking for the wiz get rid of gortat because of personality issues with wall and get Howard? Hilarious.


2.) 08 Jul 2018 16:06:28
With the money they have committed to Wall and the fact that Gortat is on a steady decline they really didn't have much of a choice but to get rid of a Gortat.

We'll see if Howard was worth it, but it doesn't seem like to ridiculous a hailmary for a team that clearly needed a starting center and that's underperformed expectations 3 of the last 4 years. They could have possibly made a run at Cousins or Noel, but both come with their own set of similiar problems as Howard and no guarantee that they'll even be rotation caliber players this year.


 

 

02 Jul 2018 02:10:17
LBJ to Lakers 4/154... Thoughts?

billj

1.) 02 Jul 2018 04:09:01
Really surprised it happened without PG or Leonard 1st or in combination. It must have been either about the family or the media stuff like what was out there.

As a Cavs fan, it kind of sucks, but the Cavs roster was a mess and hard to fix or atleast get to the level of where Boston is, Philly seems close to, Houston is, and clearly the Warriors are. I just pray that the rumors of not going complete tear down aren't true. This needs a Philly style burn in to the ground approach. I'll be far more upset by a non rebuild approach than Lebron leaving.

I wish he would have went some where that he could have beat the Warriors (Houston, Philly or Boston), but it is what it is. Atleast now I can root for Lebron and the Warriors to lose (I'm a hater) .

I am happy about the disdain of the move by my front running Lakers fan wife, who can't stand Lebron. Her having to cheer for Lebron through gritted teeth will be fun this year.

It will also be fun to get to watch basketball as more of a purest with less of a rooting agenda this year (outside of wanting the Warriors to be destroyed) .


2.) 02 Jul 2018 04:48:34
I thought the Leonard deal would go down first. It just goes to show when you're the Lakers you can land anyone even after losing multiple back to back seasons. They don't have to tear down to the ground to rebuild for some reason.


3.) 02 Jul 2018 12:32:31
He'll fit in well in LA, along with Magic. Just not sure which ego will run the team. He's not chasing titles now, he's catching rays and an occasional Kardashian view.


If he wanted more rings he would have gone to Philly. This gives the East a new look with Boston, Philly and Raptors as contenders for the #1 seed.


4.) 02 Jul 2018 13:35:37
Who wants to look out their window and see a Kardashian monster? Not much nature left in those gals after they get out of the factory refurbishing.


5.) 02 Jul 2018 14:33:58
Btec, I think you'd be being facetious if you said you wouldn't leave those refurbished models in need of of a pretty thorough detailing.


6.) 02 Jul 2018 22:11:25
Mostly referring to their plastic parts, war painted skin and faces. The materialism they project as well is not cool. I like women, the real thing. I have compassion for the human part of them wherever that may be.


 

 

18 Oct 2017 01:29:17
Gordon Hayward suffers a gruesome injury. Heart and prayers are with him.

billj

1.) 18 Oct 2017 05:49:57
Praying for his recovery.


2.) 18 Oct 2017 11:08:15
Yeah, that was rough. I'm just hoping there isn't anything career threatening there. Hopefully he can be back to 100 percent by sometime next year.


 

 

15 Sep 2017 20:14:21
With Bogut deemed healed enough to play ball again where do you see him going.. Spurs? Boston? ??

billj

1.) 16 Sep 2017 00:50:17
Boston probably makes the most sense with only two proven big men on their roster and their problems on the boards. They probably could offer him the most time. The Cavs and Spurs could probably use him as well. There is always a chance someone with more money could swoop in though.


2.) 18 Sep 2017 14:03:09
4 teams emerge suitors: spurs, celtics, jazz and bucks.
Spurs replacing Lee with Bogut. Celitics could start Bogut and make Horford a PF.


3.) 18 Sep 2017 19:03:13
I agree with both of you.

I also think Cavs could swoop in and stop him from going to Bos or Spurs paying him more.

Horford would be better at the 4.


4.) 20 Sep 2017 19:47:35
Lakers for the league minimum. I didn't expect that. And what was the point? You think he could have atleast found a team with some of the MLE left that would sign him or a real contender.


 

 

 

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20 Aug 2018 16:02:41
Irving is not signing an extension, he made that perfectly clear. He would have to wait till the seasons over and sign a max like Butler.

I think Boston would pass and wait till the TD to make any major moves. Horford's is best used as a PF. With Theis back Baynes and him can share the 5 with Al at the 4.

Hill and Mudiay don't move the needle for Boston to pull the trigger.

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18 Aug 2018 15:28:56
letsgokncks don't be mad.


Boston trade makes the most sense for the Wolves, but because of the cap Boston would have to refuse that trade. Brown and Smart have more value to Boston's future than for just 1 season of Butler.

Butler will be moved, just not to any of those teams.

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10 Aug 2018 20:50:55
Hayward is not getting traded!

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07 Aug 2018 14:14:10
Kings should keep Skal, plus if Mav's want to clear salary and space taking on Skal wouldn't make any sense. Deal could still go through w/ out him.

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06 Aug 2018 17:10:10
First, #'s don't add up.

Second, C's can't afford KL's contract if they plan on maxing Kyrie.

Third, Depending on what Kyrie does after this coming season will determine Browns future with Boston.

Fourth, Horford is a big part of C's. I can see him being extended.

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