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14 Feb 2018 12:54:14
Knicks press reset botton.Hire Jay Wright to coach.2 trades

Pistons get Hardaway Thomas Burke 20th
Suns get R.Jackson Kanter Telly
Bucks get Leuer Knight
Knicks get Chandler Teletovic Dudley 13th

Later trade
Pelicans get Mudiay Dudley-exp Teletovic-exp Chandler-exp Ntilikina
Knicks get Holiday Moore Solomon

Draft Michigan State players

Holiday/Roach-36thBrunson-45th
Lee/Moore/Baker
Bridges/Dotson
Jackson/Solomon/Hicks
Porzingis/O'Quinn/Noah

14 Feb 2018 16:58:30
Knicks rebuild will have to go on without Pels making that trade. No way they accept.

14 Feb 2018 17:45:20
Taking on Solomon and Moore contract who are bench players at best for expiring contracts and 2 guards under 22yrs old. Holiday with Cousin and Davis was barely .500 team. dacman813 You are overvaluing Holiday.

14 Feb 2018 18:28:14
Dacman, that 2nd trade would be a steal for the Pelicans. They would end up with cap space to build around Davis (and possibly Cousins) plus a fairly promising young pg.

14 Feb 2018 19:38:41
Plan B is even better
Hawks get Ntilikina Mudiay Dudley Teletovic Baker
Knicks get Schroder Bazmore Plumlee

Hawks dump future salary with 2 with PG players 22 yrs
stretch Noah buyout
Knicks sign Smart 4 70 mil

Schroder/ Roach-36th/ Brunson-46th
Smart/ Lee/ Milton
Bazemore/ Mykal-13th/
Porzingis/ Jackson-6th/ Hicks
Plumlee/ Chandler/ Bitadze-42nd

Knicks turn toward defense with better contracts. After drafting poorly last summer.

15 Feb 2018 00:55:34
I doubt the Bucks would want Leuer and Knight back, Since they had already traded them both away before! Did you mean "Dellevedova" (Delly) instead of "Telly? " Otherwise you have traded him "Telly" twice to 2 different teams?

15 Feb 2018 15:26:30
Not overvaluing anybody. It is a horrible idea for the Pels to take on a bunch of expiring contracts and let the window shut down on AD's contract. They basically have 3 yeqrs to put a strong contender together. Moore is playing decent and Holiday is playing well. I am not big on Mudlay either for that matter, or any of the expiring.

12 Feb 2018 20:45:38
Knicks Offseason

Draft - (9th) SF Mikal Bridges
(38) SF Chandler Hutchinson
(51) PG Jevon Carter

-Fire Jeff Hornacek, Hire Mark Jackson as HC
-Hire Pablo Prigioni as Assistant HC


Trade:
Knicks receive 2019 2nd Round Pick (41-50 Protected)

Pelicans receive SF Lance Thomas

Free Agency:
-Enes Kanter/Ron Baker opt in, Kyle O'Quinn opts out
-Let Jarrett Jack walk in free agency
-Re-sign Michael Beasley 1 year $8.5M (player option for 2nd year)
-Re-sign C Luke Kornet 2 year deal (Year 1, $1.5M fully guaranteed; Year 2, $1.85M partially guaranteed)
-Sign and trade C Kyle O'Quinn (4 years, $24M) to Golden State for (2020,2021) 2nd Round Picks, C Damian Jones
-Sign PF/C Mike Muscala 1 year $4M

Lineup:
PG: Frank, Mudiay, Burke, Carter
SG: Hardaway Jr, Baker, Dotson
SF: Lee, Bridges, Hutchinson
PF: Beasley, Muscala, Porzingis (injured)
C: Kanter, Kornet, Jones, Noah

12 Feb 2018 22:25:28
I don't think Pels would want Thomas again.

13 Feb 2018 03:47:39
I don't like giving Beasley the 2nd Year option, unless it were the team's instead of his. Warriors are also not in a position to take on $6M a year.

13 Feb 2018 11:54:44
Back to back tanking, thank god your not the gm. Please no more former players as coaches. We need a head coach, who can teach defense to my identity back. No more international players who can't play defense and aren't athletic. Jay Wright Knicks next coach

Piston get Hardaway Teletovic Burke
Suns get R. Jackson Kanter Dellavedova
Knicks get Chandler Galloway Dudley Suns-1st
Bucks get Leuer Knight Pistons 1st

Draft Porter-Suns Bagley-Knicks
Mudiay Ntilikina for Sexton

Sign Marcus Smart 4yr 70mil

Wolves get Lee Noah
Knicks R. Anderson Aldrich T. Williams 52nd
Rockets get Dieng Thomas

Sexton/ Brunson-45/ Roach-35
Smart/ Dotson/ Milton
Porter/ Dudley/ T. Williams
Bagley/ Anderson/ Kornet
Porzingis/ Chandler/ Aldrich

Full rebuild mold with defensive identity with vets that have the same identity.

11 Feb 2018 19:08:14
Where I'd like to see some of the top possible free agents sign

•Tony Allen: Cavs or Thunder
•Vince Carter: Celtics or Raptors
•Derrick Rose: Wizards, Nuggets, or Warriors
•Nerlens Noel: Cavs or Spurs
•Josh McRoberts: Thunder or Spurs
•Ersan Ilyasova: Raptors or Thunder
•Shabazz Muhammad: Pelicans or Wizards
•G. Papagiannis: Thunder or Spurs.

12 Feb 2018 02:54:31
I’d like to see carter or Ilyasova go to the pistons. They need a shooter like Ersan.

13 Feb 2018 17:24:25
that's funny I was going to say the raptors for both raptora waive a player to bring in both.

11 Feb 2018 17:22:08
MY NEW ORLEANS PELICANS 2018 - 2019 OFFSEASON OF DREAMS
Before:
PG- Holiday / Jackson
SG- Moore / Liggins
SF- Hill / Miller
PF- Mirotic / Diallo
C- Davis / Ajinca
Resign Boogie 5 yr MAX
Sign a Two Way SG / SF (Barton, Ariza), if not possible, sign 3pt threat (Ellington, re-sign Clark)
Draft SF Keita Bates-Diop (Ohio St.) and sign PG/SG Shamorie Ponds (St. John's) to a two-way contract
Sign Willie Reed 1yr minimum
After:
PG- Holiday / Jackson / Ponds
SG- Barton / Moore / Liggins
SF- Hill / Miller / Bates- Diop
PF- Davis / Mirotic / Reed
C- Cousins / Diallo / Ajinca
And of course FIRE GENTRY
Thoughts?

11 Feb 2018 17:45:16
If Pels dream of paying the largest luxury tax ever this is great than.

11 Feb 2018 21:45:57
^true, pels are nervous about lux tax. and i don't think they give boogie max unless they have to match if another team does. i'm not even sure what he is worth now, the reality is nobody comes back 100% from an achilles.

03 Feb 2018 17:18:33
Pelicans/ Raptors/ Nets

Pelicans get Caboclo and Nogueira

Raptors get Stauskas and Pels 2020 2nd rounder

Nets get Ajinca and 2018 Pels 2nd rounder.

03 Feb 2018 20:27:04
I don't consider NOP in position to be throwing away 2nd rounders for projects. Another team may bite on Caboclo. Nogueira is ok.

02 Feb 2018 18:55:27
hornets/cavs/pelicans

cavs trade ante zize & tristan thompson & cavs first round pick & isaiah thomas

hornets trade dwight howard

pelicans trade rajon rondo

pelicans get isaiah thomas

cavs get rajon rondo & dwight howard

hornets get ante zize & tristan thompson & cavs 2018 first round pick

what y'all think?

02 Feb 2018 19:13:49
cavs give up IT and their first for rondo and howard? maybe if the cavs are trying to re-assemble the 2012 all star team.
but i do like the prospect of a IT-holiday backcourt.

02 Feb 2018 20:03:41
if cavs make that move going to beat the warriors game 7 in finals nobody can't stop rondo and howard.

02 Feb 2018 20:16:07
Dawg you have to get off your medicine. Just as donadamsky said they would be unstoppable if it was 5 or maybe even more years ago.

02 Feb 2018 20:38:09
Not even mentioned yet is the fact that you're throwing 2 volatile players into an already disgruntled locker room and the fact that the Hornets would probably give up Howard for shorter contracts. Maybe, Howard would be worth the risk by Rondo isn't even a good fit for the Cavs.

31 Jan 2018 16:46:29
If Pelicans decide to rebuild:

76ers get: A. Davis, Noah, Lance Thomas
Send: TLC, McConnell, Saric, Korkmaz, Redick, Johnson, Booker, 2018 1st rounder, Lakers/Kings pick, 2020 1st rounder, 3 second rounders 2018 and 2019, 2019 swap rights

Knicks get: Cousins, Redick, McConnell, 1 second rounder in 2018 and 2019
Send: Noah, Thomas, Hernangomez, Ntilikina, Lee, 2018 1st rounder

Pelicans get: Booker, Johnson, Lee, Ntilikina, Saric, Korkmaz, Hernangomez, TLC, Knicks and 76ers 2018 1st rounder, Lakers/Kings pick, 2019 swap rights with 76ers, 76ers 2020 1st rounder, 2 2nd rounders in 2018 and 2019 from 76ers
Send: Davis and Cousins


Knicks do it because they unload Noah. Redick comes from the area and would likely resign. Pairing Cousins with Porzingis would be awesome and McConnell is a great back-up and extremely cheap

Pelicans just do it if they think they can't compete for a championship soon. With this offer they get their future pg and some really good and young role players in TLC, Hernangomez and Saric. They also have 4 1st rounders this year in the range 10-20 (don't think Lakers end up in the top 5). They can use Lee, Johnson and Booker to get more picks

31 Jan 2018 17:17:28
The Sixes don't own the the 2018 Lakers pick. The Celtics do. The Sixer's only get it back if it's not 2 thru 5. If they do get it back, the Celtics get the 2019 Kings pick.

31 Jan 2018 17:56:25
@Yumbo: I took that into account. I wrote Lakers/ Kings pick and "They also have 4 1st rounders this year in the range 10-20 (don't think Lakers end up in the top 5)" --> meant with that, that the Pelicans most likely have 4 first rounders this year because the Lakers pick doesn't seem to fall in the range 2-5. But you're right if it does they just have 3 this year but also 2 next year.

31 Jan 2018 19:09:52
knicks would obviously say no. its essentially an expiring for an injured center. They give up solid pieces and this years first and next years first. makes no sense.

reddick is not someone they want, he doesn't not coincide with their timeline. They basically do this to get noah off the books, why not just trade noah with a 1st and sign cousins outright? or noah with nikitilina, and still hold on to the bevy of assets they would be giving out?

31 Jan 2018 19:20:05
Plus, why would NY want Coudins? He's out for the year and a FA after the season.

31 Jan 2018 23:21:25
@Hamburger: you say trade noah with Ntilikina to get him of the books. For me that's exactly the value they have to give up. If not even more. The other things the knicks give, are Hernangomez who didn't play much. So you might get a 2nd rounder. Then you also give your 1st rounder and lee. Therefore you get McConnell who has some value (late first rounder) and Redick + 2nd rounders and Cousins. I think pairing Porzingis with Cousins would be great. And if you have him around you can easier convince him to sign a longterm deal. Also Porzingis wants to win now. With cousins, THJ, Redick you would be way better than now. If nobody signs you are one of only a few teams with cap space. I would do it.

01 Feb 2018 21:18:05
Man just stop. The only thing worse than an AD trade is a lengthy one with all these excuses to justify NOLA trading AD. Lame.

31 Jan 2018 15:06:27
New Orleans gets Fournier

Orlando gets Asik, Cunningham(expiring), Jackson and NO's 18 1st top 5 protected

01 Feb 2018 21:19:07
I would have liked that trade pre-Cousins injury. Looks like they are getting Mirotic and Monroe mow though.

30 Jan 2018 21:07:22
DET: Reggie Jackson, Eric Moreland, and 2020 1st round pick (top 12 protected, unprotected in 2021).

ORL: Evan Fournier, Elfrid Payton, 2021 and 2023 2nd round picks.

After acquiring Griffin from the Clippers and giving up Tobias Harris and Avery Bradley the Pistons are going to need another scorer for the team especially with Reggie Jackson injured. Fournier is a lot like Harris in which he play on and off ball, a great shooter and if he's your 2nd or 3rd best scorer then that's fine. Payton replaces Jackson and probably fits in better because he's a pass first player and can create Lob City 2.

30 Jan 2018 22:16:12
Rubbish for Orlando.

30 Jan 2018 16:20:09
Mavericks Trade- Wesley Mathews and Maxi Kleber

Pistons Trade- Jon Leuer, Stanley Johnson, Eric Moreland and a 2nd round pick

Mavs help their rebuild and Pistons get a strong a starter and decent backup to avoid making them the Pelicans of the east

30 Jan 2018 17:07:38
Mathews eats up too much cap with Detroit. Asking for a 1st for Mathews is an indication of not wanting to trade him.

30 Jan 2018 19:14:36
I read an article that said the Mavs mentioned the 1st round asking price because of Matthews presence in the locker room; I don't think he's worth a 1st rounder unless its in the last few picks of the first round.

If they are going to take on $17M a year over the next 2 years; I think they can find better value.

30 Jan 2018 20:01:23
Mathews expires this season, but will likely exercise his player option for 18 mil next season. Not worth a 1st or a second. But not a terrible player, just paid too much. Dallas can handle the salary. Maybe Mathews renegotiates with Dallas this summer.

30 Jan 2018 03:29:33
Cavs Pelicans

Cavs receive
Allen
Asik
2019 second round pick

Pelicans
JR Smith

30 Jan 2018 04:07:41
Can't believe an Asik trade of any kind is bad for NOP. But, Smith's salary is a killer. As far as players, and play goes Smith could help them. They could use the shooting. Can't see Liggins holding down the fort long term.

29 Jan 2018 13:51:26
Magic - Hill, Frye, Bkn 1st from Cavs, NO 1st lottery protected

Cavs - Payton and Gordon

Pels - Vucevic

Magic will suck after this trade and can go after either Bagley or Ayton with their pick and after Trae Young with Brooklyns pick.

Cavs need some young legs and they can resign them both if Lebron leaves in the offseason.

Pelicans get a replacement for Cousins that will play well together with Davis

29 Jan 2018 16:30:00
Neither of those two players help the cavs win now, Magic are getting way too much for those 3 players.

29 Jan 2018 16:33:46
I think Gordon is probably the one untouchable (possibly Isaac too) on the Orlando roster. I'd imagine everyone else is fair game for the right offer, but Gordon has grown by leaps and bounds and still has a ton of potential on both ends. He's also still young enough to go through a rebuild.

29 Jan 2018 04:37:11
If New Orleans thinks Cousins is walking

Washington gets Cousins

NOs gets Gortat, Oubre, and the 18 and 20 Wizards 1sts

29 Jan 2018 05:02:40
Why is Washington making this deal with Cousins out for the year and no Bird rights to keep him in the offseason.

29 Jan 2018 05:15:58
Bird rights transfer with a trade.

29 Jan 2018 05:31:52
NO pounces on this.

Wash only does this if Cousins agrees to resign before the trade.

29 Jan 2018 05:36:43
WAS after Mahinmi never recovering back to form is going to be even more gun shy than most teams. Boogie isn't walking, but NOP isn't offering 20+ for more than a season or 2, if that. Not a good recovery rate. It's basically a zero recovery rate for 7 fters, if the tear is significant. Could be a small tear. Lots of unanswered questions still. No deals for Boogie before deadline.

29 Jan 2018 18:03:24
@jorgawood i think pels will overpay boogie if they have to, unless some team offers him 4 yr max, i think pels would offer him a deal similar to what millsap got last summer, they know losing him is franchise suicide.

28 Jan 2018 23:27:30
Given Cousins' injury and the Cavs need to acquire talent to compete with GSW in the future. Would this trade be beneficial to all?

Pelicans get Thompson, Osman, '18 1st DP Cavs

Cavs get Cousins

29 Jan 2018 04:00:19
To big a risk for the Cavs. They already need another center and this makes them desperate for a center this year. There is also a decent chance IT, Bron, and Cousins would all walk.

29 Jan 2018 04:44:15
TT wouldn't see the floor against GSW. I think the Cavs could sell Lebron on a starting 5 of Thomas, Brk pick? Lebron, Love, Cousins more than they could now.

Or if all three walk they have cleared TTs contract for a late first and Osman. And then they can pivot into a full rebuild from there.

29 Jan 2018 05:26:39
Tristan actually is a good perimeter defender for a center and he's currently in the starting line up before that he was playing 20+ minutes off the bench. As long as he's healthy he will play significant minutes against the Warriors. The Cavs would basically be sacrificing this year (they trade almost all of their tradable assets and it would be hard to make a significant 2nd move) for the hope that they can keep it together next year and using two assets that would help in a rebuild. Tristan will only have 2 years left on his deal at the start of next year, so if it is a rebuild, the contract really doesn't hamper the Cavs plans. If the Cavs were more stable right now, it would be something to consider, but things are way to volatile to take a risk like that.

28 Jan 2018 10:21:52
Pelicans rebuild:

A. Davis to Celtics for Brown, Tatum, Rozier, Morris, Yabusele and Lakers/Kings, Memphis picks

Celtics get big 4 with Horford, Hayward, Irving and Davis that's Why they overpay

Cousins for Kanter and Ntilikina and 2019 1st rounder

Pelicans have 3 players in Brown, Tatum and Ntilikina to build around

28 Jan 2018 16:36:26
I like this trade for NY
Cousins should go to the East.

28 Jan 2018 16:53:27
I really can't see the Pelicans getting much for Cousins unless they use him as an expiring contract. There is a fairly good chance he never plays a second for whatever team he would be traded to and he wouldn't even really have a connection to his teammates since he probably won't be able to even get shots up or anything until after the season.

28 Jan 2018 16:54:17
Wtf are talking about? I would no do Kanter for Cousins. Who knows how someone will be after Achilles tear. terrible idea. Cousins bigger version Melo. All stats never has this guy won leading team in mba.

28 Jan 2018 02:23:25
Cavs rebuild life after Lebron

Isaiah Thomas to Indiana for tj leaf,Ike aibougo,Thad young,2018 1st

Kevin love to Phoenix for Marquese Chriss,Tyler ullis,Davon reed,2018 Phoenix top 5 protected

Lebron s&t to pelicans for Omer Asik,frank Jackson,cheek daillo,Solomon hill,pick 19

Draft

3-Deandre ayton

7-Trae young

19-Robert Williams

22-legarald Vick

25-rawle alkins

28 Jan 2018 06:15:58
that lebron deal is silly. its lebron. la got sweet lou and beverly from houston with no leverage. this is just unrealistic.
also, are we just figuring optimistically that the nets pick is 3?

27 Jan 2018 17:56:16
Nikola Justin Holiday to pelicans for frank pg Omar asik we wave and pelicans 2018 1st.

27 Jan 2018 18:27:17
Well they lost boogie.

27 Jan 2018 08:33:59
Suns/ Pelicans

Monroe for Asik, Ajinca and 2018 lottery protected 1st rounder (top 3 protected 2019, unprotected 2020)

Pels need help in the paint and it also clears cap space for them to resign DMC. Suns could waive Ajinca and stretch Asik.

27 Jan 2018 12:28:47
I think they should become sellers rather than buyers. Their season is over. That pick could easily be in the lottery and while I think the Cousins injury improves their chances of resigning him, if he walks or comes back and misses extended time, next years pick could be in the lottery as well.

27 Jan 2018 14:41:12
Yeah i was there. Freak play on a missed FT with 15 seconds left. I can tell you guys Boogie intends to stay here if Pels are fair to him in FA. I think they need to not buy or sell at this point. Keep as much chemistry as you can till next season.

27 Jan 2018 15:37:15
Yeah, that's rough. Especially with how they were playing. I just think they need to get under the luxury tax and try to add any picks they can without giving up Cousins or Davis. If they can somehow find a good wing in the draft or via trade with some of the assets they pick up that would be huge and that seems like the only way they'll be able to add to the roster in the near future.

27 Jan 2018 18:04:41
3 firsts for expiring Monroe? Asik only has 14 mil. Left after this season, and Ajinca's 5 mil. Next season is nothing. "cap space for dmc" what? You can go over the cap as far as the league allows to re-sign an existing player on the roster. NOP hate, and PHX love is what I'm seeing.

26 Jan 2018 21:24:38
Mavs get first rounder 2020 from pelicans, Asik and Babbit

Hawks get Ajinca and Harris

Pelicans get Seth Curry and Ilyasova

26 Jan 2018 20:56:49
Pelicans free up cap space for a run at Lebron James this summer.

First trade

Dallas gets Asik and a 2020 first round pick from the Pels

Hawks get Harris and Ajinca and a second rounder from the Pels

Pelicans get Ilyasova

Second trade

Suns get Deng, MKG, Nelson, Randle and a 2022 first round pick from the Pels

Lakers get Jrue, Williams, Daniels and Cunningham

Charlotte gets Hill, Pope, Clark, Diallo, Dudley and a 2018 first from the Pels

Pels get Kemba and Monroe

27 Jan 2018 05:25:20
literally lol’d when i read the first line. pelicans franchise is a total mess, lebron doesn't even have them down as a last resort.

 
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