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22 Jul 2017 00:27:34
The Cavs receive Batum, Green, Chandler, and a 1st from Denver

The Hornets recieve Irving, Shumpert, and Jefferson

The Spurs recieve Frye, a Hornets 2nd and Mudiay

The Nuggets recieve Walker

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22 Jul 2017 00:01:00
The Cavs get Beverly, Williams, Jordan, and a 2021 1st

The Clippers get Kyrie and Thompson.

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21 Jul 2017 23:51:47
The Grizzlies get Kyrie, Thompson, and Shumpert

The Cavs get Gasol and Conley

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19 Jul 2017 06:35:11
The Cavs get Anderson, Ariza, and O'quinn

The Knicks get Felder, Shumpert (next year he has a player option that he most likely opts out of looking for a long term deal), Frye (exp), Edy Tavares, 2 Houston firsts, and the Houston non guaranteed contracts

Houston gets Jefferson and Melo

The Cavs bench gets better with Ariza being a better 3 and D option than Shumpert, Anderson being able
to play Frye's role with better defense, and gaining a young big who can block shots in O'quinn

The Knicks get take back almost no salary after next year while adding a decent prospect in Felder and 2 1sts

Houston gets Melo, gets to keep their bench scorer, and gets Jefferson who is still capable of helping a thin bench.

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1.) 19 Jul 2017 08:56:15
I love the idea behind the trade. Cavs strengthen their bench with 3pt shooting and hustle defense. Knicks rid themselves of Melo. Houston rounds out their Big 3. However, I think giving up 2 first round picks in addition to Anderson and Ariza is too much for Carmelo.


2.) 19 Jul 2017 10:14:10
Huge return for Anthony. Knicks clear winners in that deal.


3.) 19 Jul 2017 12:55:18
Rkenne knows his days as cav fan are over after next yr. #bybyelebron.


4.) 19 Jul 2017 14:32:02
Like it.


5.) 19 Jul 2017 15:08:52
Shizze75, Lebron or no Lebron I'm a Cavs fan. I'm not convinced he's walking after this season, but if he does the team is still a lot better than the late 90s/ early 2000s and when he left the 1st time. I have mixed feelings on Gilbert, but atleast he wants a winner. How's Dolan treating you?


6.) 19 Jul 2017 23:36:13
Gilbert only has been successful because of lebron. Don't kid yourself. He's as awful an owner as Dolan.


 

 

19 Jul 2017 04:28:15
The Cavs go all in.

The Cavs get Marc Gasol, Melo, Bledsoe, Chriss, Danny Green and a Phoenix 1st

Phoenix gets Irving

Memphis gets Love and a Cavs 2nd

Ny gets Thompson, Bender, and Felder

The Spurs get Shumpert, a protected Memphis 1st, and a Cavs 2nd

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1.) 19 Jul 2017 06:03:00
I wouldn't trade Irving if i were the Cavs. If james leaves again, he's still young enough to be their cornerstone.


2.) 19 Jul 2017 12:01:08
As the corner stone they got the 1st pick overall. Besides he already said if lebron goes, he wants to go.


3.) 19 Jul 2017 16:30:46
This one is a fantastic trade for almost everyone involved. Memphis doesn't really get any better, but Love is 4 years younger than Gasol, so he should be around longer.

It's especially good for the Cavs, as it takes away their number 2 star, but gives them a ton more depth, which is more important to have around James. so I really don't want anyone to see this and make it a reality.

Phoenix gets a legit star to pair with Booker, and he's young enough that he will still be there when Booker is a top guy and Jackson comes into his own. They give up a lot of potential in Bender and Chriss, so they're going to need help in the frontcourt, but it's the beginnings of a solid squad.

NY gets Thompson to play alongside Porzingis, and Bender to back him up. More importantly, they're getting anything of real value for Melo, which is all they can ask for at this point.


4.) 19 Jul 2017 16:35:05
I think the Cavs have to commit to winning titles in the short term and worry about the future when that day comes. If they could get significantly better by trading Irving now, they should do it. Since he's still young enough to go to a team that's been rebuilding the past few years and he has 3 years left on his contract, his value is never going to be higher. Obviously, if they only get low ball offers for him there is no point in trading him, but if they could get something like I wrote here it would definitely need to be considered. After this trade, the team would
take a half a step back on offense to take a giant step forward on defense. They also end up with a few pieces to make a second trade.


5.) 19 Jul 2017 20:35:43
Phoenix gets a steal!


 

 

 

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22 Jul 2017 00:18:34
The Cavs are in an interesting situation at this point. While at first it seemed like the sky was falling (and maybe it is and I'm wearing my wine and gold glasses) . This could end up being a good thing for the Cavs. The Cavs are in desperate need of defense and Kyrie is a player that everyone in the league sans Portland, Washington, Houston, and Gs will probably try to get. One idea might be moving Lebron to the point in the starting line up and going after some players that can guard multiple positions to slide into the starting line up. Athleticism and Length maybe the only way to combat GS's shooting.

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19 Jul 2017 22:59:12
If you're favorite team could have any current player who would it be?

The only rule is you don't take that player off the current team. You get an exact clone and both teams still have the player. (Only so people aren't just trying to weaken other teams with their pick)

As a Cavs fan, I'm tempted to go with Durant or Anthony Davis. Durant and Lebron together would create an insane offensive team and Anthony Davis could control the paint and be the shot blocker that the Cavs need. He also would be a player that the Warriors don't have an answer for.

That said I go with Kawhi Leonard. I think alone he turns that Cavs into a formidable defensive team. They could stick him on the opposing teams best player and give Lebron the freedom to roam, which is where he's at his best on defense. He would probably share 3rd option responsibilities with Love on offense letting him expend more energy on defense and the offensive boards.

A line up of Kyrie, Leonard, Lebron, Love, and Thompson is probably the best rebouding team in the league with an average rebounder in Irving and then above average rebounders every where else. That line up is probably better than the Warriors.

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1.) 20 Jul 2017 00:27:36
Not a warriors fan but if Warriors could have a A. Davis, it's game over.


 

 

17 Jul 2017 17:28:39
The Cavs get Melo, Covington, and Danny Green

The 76ers get Jefferson and Love

The Knicks get Bayless, Saric, Felder, and a Cavs 2nd

The Spurs get Shumpert and a protected Philly 1st

The Cavs get a guy who can fill in the offense hole left by Love, and 2 good 3 and D players.

The 76ers get a star to team with there young players. If Embiid can stay healthy and Simmons and Fultz can be as good as advertised, this team has a chance to be really good sooner rather than later.

The Knicks immediately save close to 15 million dollars. They don't take on any long term contracts. They get Saric who had a solid rookie year, Felder who has some potential, and a 2nd.

The Spurs get a younger player who fill in for Green, a first, and cap space next year.

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1.) 17 Jul 2017 19:02:28
Actually I like it for all the teams involved. Not sure I could poke holes in any of the teams returns. Some philly fans probably think they are giving up too much but if pick is lotto protected especially with the addition of Love it shouldn't be that good especially with them in the east. However, Knicks receiving Saric and taking back minimal salary is a little too good to be true for Knicks so maybe philly could afford to give up slightly less.

Spurs are only team that takes a step back in this trade but the pick I think more than makes up the value gap between Green and Shumpert.


2.) 18 Jul 2017 18:14:04
I like the deal but I would leave Jefferson out because he's a good locker room guy and LeBron seems to like him.


 

 

10 Jul 2017 19:54:02
A way to early tiering of the NBA teams

Tier 1
Warriors

Self explanatory

Tier 2
Cavs

A few teams have made strides, but they're all a two way star away

Tier 3
The Spurs, Celtics, and Rockets

They're great teams and in the past they would be real contenders, but without injuries or a major move these teams don't have much of a hope of making the finals.

Tier 4
The Wizards, Raptors, Thunder, and Timberwolves

Teams that would probably be extremely disappointed by not making it past the first round, but don't have a real shot past that.

Tier 5

The Clippers, Grizzlies, Blazers, Heat, Nuggets, and Bucks

Solid playoff teams.

Tier 6

Jazz, Pelicans, 76ers and Hornets

Teams around 500

Tier 7

The Hawks, Hornets, Pacers, Magic, Mavs, and Suns

Sub 500 teams with some talent on the roster.

Tier 8

The Bulls, Knicks, Kings, and Lakers

Bad teams

Tier 9

The Nets

Bad contracts and young table scraps

What did I get wrong?

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1.) 10 Jul 2017 20:14:25
Hornets tier 7*.


2.) 10 Jul 2017 21:32:23
Id put Houston and San Antonio in Tier 2 and Put OKC in Tier 3 with Boston.


3.) 10 Jul 2017 21:56:30
Pistons tier 6*.


4.) 10 Jul 2017 22:49:26
I think Bucks have the chance to jump into the 4th tired especially with the east being down. I also don't think Cavs or Spurs are quite as untouchable as they've been since both haven't made any significant moves and are getting older when they aren't that young of teams to begin with. Cavs in particular I think are too comfortable with their whole "well turn it on in the playoffs" and nonchalant attitude picking up bad habits that could hurt them against a hungry Celtics team.


5.) 11 Jul 2017 01:22:00
Jaw, I would agree if I didn't see the Cavs play a terrible regular season and then turn it on when the playoffs started. I think this year they also take Boston a little more seriously. I was nervous as a Cavs fan going into the playoffs and they turned it on. Lebron, Jr, and the bench are getting old, but Kyrie is just entering his prime, Lebron doesn't look like he's slowing down yet (maybe this is the year it starts, but he had one of the best years of his career), Love had his best year as a Cav, and I'd be surprised if there isn't another move or two.

I agree its close with the Bucks as well Jaw, but I don't think they have a chance at beating any of the teams in the tier above them this year if they're healthy.

Da Bulls, I thought about putting San Antonio in the 2nd tier, but I just can't see that team having a realistic shot in a series with the Cavs. They have the best defense in the league, but on offense they just don't have the horses.

As for Houston, I just don't see them being significantly better with Paul. I could be wrong, but he and Harden together doesn't seem like a great pairing. They both thrive with the ball in their hands. I'm not saying they won't be better, but I feel like they'll both have to sacrifice.

I feel the same way about OKC as the Bucks. They're probably the best team in their tier, but I don't see them being able to win a series against the teams in the tier above them.


6.) 11 Jul 2017 01:59:50
The Hornets belong in tier 6.


7.) 12 Jul 2017 00:26:11
NBA, I struggled with the Hornets and Pistons more than any other teams. I almost created another tier just for them. I was going to put them both in 6, but I ended up thinking Dwight may be more of a negative than a positive for them. I also thought I may be overrating them just because they both could make the playoffs in the East.


 

 

04 Jul 2017 20:22:14
What exactly are the Kings thinking at this point? They trade away their best player who was apparently willing to resign for pennies on the dollar. Rumors come out it was because they didn't want to pay him. They do receive a lottery pick and a decent young player though. Then they trade back in the draft and it seems like they're off to a decent start in a rebuild, but then they go and over pay some veterans that don't make them good enough to have a chance that the playoffs. The only thing they'll do is put them in no mans land when it comes to the lottery. It's a real head scratcher.

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1.) 05 Jul 2017 08:41:10
I wouldn't want to sign cousins either.


2.) 05 Jul 2017 09:22:09
GEORGE hill contract is a waste maybe 2 yr contract but not 3.


3.) 05 Jul 2017 20:30:53
Moving Cousins was the right move. You can't say they don't seem a more promising team without him even if they didn't get great value on him via trade. He was has a pretty cancerous personality and I don't think any team can get too far with a guy like him as their best player. I think getting rid of him is addition by subtraction especially since that franchise realizes they need to rebuild and don't disillusion themselves into thinking they are one guy from making playoffs.

They have a solid a deep young core with Fox, Hield, Jackson, Labissiere, WCS, Giles, Richardson, Papagiannis, and Mason. With these many young guys its imperative that they have solid veterans to teach these guys and help build the character of the team. I think Hill and Randolph are solid fits for this role. I think they may have slightly overpaid for Randolph (although with Kings cap situation the years are more important than the money and 2 years won't hurt them) but he is a tough, hardworking guy that will demand respect from the younger guys. Hill I think is another good pickup. He is still a very good two way player and will likely start for them (I think this a good thing since it gives him more credibility if a guy starting and playing 30+ mins per game is telling you what to do than a far past his prime guy that rides the bench is telling a bunch of cocky young guys what to do) . I guess ideally the contract would be shorter but its what it takes to get a guy of his caliber. He also has the ability to play off-ball so he doesn't completely get in Fox's way. These moves weren't perfect but I think I understand what Kings are trying to do. Overall, these moves are nothing compared to the dumb moves Kings made in the past and their offseason has been a strong one that should set them up for future success.


 

 

 

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21 Jul 2017 23:44:44
Value wise it makes a lot of sense for both teams, but I'd have to imagine the Cavs aren't going to trade him to Boston unless they get a small fortune in return.

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21 Jul 2017 19:48:51
In what world does Harris, a 1st and Jackson bring you back Love and Bledsoe?

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21 Jul 2017 15:37:21
There is no way Houston should give up Capela for Melo. If I were them and the salaries matched, I wouldn't trade Capela straight up for Melo.

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21 Jul 2017 15:32:53
Throw in a first from Minnesota to Ny and a 2nd to both from the Spurs.

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21 Jul 2017 15:29:25
The Suns get get the shaft in this. It heavily favors the Thunder. Solid for Denver and probably a pass for Memphis.

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