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16 Aug 2018 19:31:23
NYK - NOP - MIL

Knicks get Maker, Ajinca, Okafor, NOP 2019 2nd
Pelicans get Snell, Zeller
Bucks get Noah, NY 2019 1st

NYK go all in for Irving and Butler. They will have to find a buyer for Lee to achieve that. Their seconds will help.

NOP are looking for a wing. They get Snell and a needed backup solid center with minimum cost.

MIL gets a lottery pick for eating Noah without having to pay the tax or loose much depth. Brown, DDV, Conny can share Snell's minutes, while they have Wood for third center.

16 Aug 2018 19:57:11
Pelicans might do this but not with the picks. For zeller and snell? Knicks are going to hold that pick so tight it may turn into a diamond. It's an important piece to their rebuild. If Dolan doesn't screw it up somehow.

16 Aug 2018 20:00:36
Wood is not signed by bucks but I don't think the bucks would have to include maker maybe a pick.

16 Aug 2018 20:03:58
My mistake he just signed I see.

16 Aug 2018 20:20:26
@btec Pelicans fill their needs with Snell and Zeller at the cost of Ajinca and Okafor who don't even play. It's only fair to give up a 2nd for that. I know it was not the wisest thing to do, but Bucks gave a 2nd to Nets just for Zeller.

16 Aug 2018 22:09:35
Pelicans need a SF/ PF or PG or SF. Wilson Chandler would be a good fit for the pelicans. Snell is more 2 than 3 and doesn't ever shoot the ball. Why trade expiring contracts, picks and take on salary for guys you don't really need? Snell would be hard to move without including a 1st.

15 Aug 2018 22:49:51
Next move for Thunder. Let me know what y'all think.
Three team trade Thunder, Magic, Pelicans

Thunder get Mirotic, and Fournier

Magic get Ferguson, Abrines (exp), Singler (exp)
A 2nd round pick if needed

Pelicans get Schroder

Thunder get a starting PF that can stretch the floor, rebound, and is a good role player. And they get a starting SG that can also stretch the floor and is a good role player. They do take Fournier’s contract which isn't great but they are getting rid of Schroder’s contract which also isn't great and Fournier gives them more of what they need. This would add two good role players around Westbrook and George. Also it clears up a lil of the 2 and 3 spot jam they have.

Magic get out of Fournier's contract which is 17mil guaranteed for 2 more years and a player option for the 3rd which is also 17mil and I doubt he declines it. They are only adding Ferguson’s contract past this season which is a rookie deal so they are saving a lot of money which will help in future free agency. Plus Ferguson is still young with potential.

Pelicans clear playing time for Randle, and they get a PG that can distribute the ball well and is a better starting option than Peyton to replace Rondo.

Westbrook/ Felton
Fournier/ Roberson/ Diallo
George/ TLC/ Nader
Mirotic/ Grant/ Patterson
Adams/ Noel/ Patterson

They can use their trade exception or sign someone at PG for depth.

16 Aug 2018 13:09:41
Rather have Miro than Schroder if I’m the Pels.

16 Aug 2018 23:11:55
Its a huge no from NOP/.

15 Aug 2018 22:20:22
Next move for Thunder. Let me know what y'all think.
Three team trade Thunder, Cavs, Pelicans

Thunder get Mirotic, and Korver
Pelicans get Schroder
Cavs get Patterson, and unprotected 2nd rd pick

Thunder get a stretch 4 that can start, knock down 3’s, and rebound. And get a solid 3 pt shooter in Korver that can play back up SF.

Pelicans free up playing time for Randle and get a playmaker that is better than Payton to replace Rondo at starting PG.

Cavs free up a lil salary, they clear up a lil of the jam of SG SF players while getting a quality back up PF in Patterson. Even though Patterson didn't play much last year he was coming off of an injury he will b fully healthy now, and they get a 2nd round pick. I know they wanted a first for him but I don't see that happening. If someone was going to offer a first he would already be traded.

Westbrook/ Felton
Roberson/ Abrines/ Ferguson/ Diallo
George/ Korver/ TLC/ Nader
Mirotic/ Grant
Adams/ Noel.

08 Aug 2018 23:35:01
Knicks - Pelicans - Rockets

Knicks gets:
Hill
Ajinca
Nene (Buyout)

Pelicans gets:
Anderson
2019 1st Rockets (Top 20 protected)

Rockets gets:
Hardaway Jr.
Lee

Knicks save more money for next summer and can go after big FA with more space.

Pelicans gets Anderson back and get a late first for his contract.

Rockets upgrade their roster but give up a pick and take on future money by doing so.


Who says no?

09 Aug 2018 03:30:42
Buyout ajinca keep nene.

09 Aug 2018 03:57:14
No way rockets have cap for both of there contracts.

09 Aug 2018 19:30:09
Terrible for Knicks.

10 Aug 2018 21:08:16
Anderson can't play Pels up=tempo style. The pick would be very end of 1st. Ajinca is already expiring so Pels pass IMO.

14 Aug 2018 01:55:55
Why would the PELs want Anderson. ? What could he bring them other than an over inflated salary.

08 Aug 2018 09:33:06
Cavs Pelicans

Cavs receive
Ajinca
2021 first round pick (top 10 protected)
2019 second round pick

Pelicans receive
Korver

08 Aug 2018 11:45:24
All that for Korver? Way too much. IMO.

08 Aug 2018 12:41:09
Top 20 protected maybe, not top 10.

08 Aug 2018 14:07:07
Makes no difference their pick would be 20-30.

08 Aug 2018 14:32:22
No guarantee the Pels pick is between 20-30, they may not even make the playoffs in the loaded West.

08 Aug 2018 18:21:00
i think this will be AD’s mvp season, which would prob mean they finish outside the bottom 20.but i could be wrong and its entirely possible they miss the playoffs. for korver top 20 protect is fair.

08 Aug 2018 23:18:29
Warriors
Rockets
Jazz
OKC
Pelicans
Blazers
Wolves

These fight 8th seed

Spurs
Nuggets
Lakers.

09 Aug 2018 00:16:03
Pelicans for sure should do that space the floor for a superstar.

09 Aug 2018 03:37:46
nah blazers wolves and maybe the pelicans will be fighting.

10 Aug 2018 21:05:45
Its a big overpay. Pass.

14 Aug 2018 01:57:57
First round draft pick for an over 30 limited by?

03 Aug 2018 20:52:09
Jazz: Burks

Pelicans: Hill, Bluiett

03 Aug 2018 02:46:13
Thunder lack a solid backup SF and have several young players that can battle for the backup SG position Ferguson, TLC, Diallo so I think they should trade Alex Abrines using the TPE from Melo trade to get a solid SF for the bench. Most of the trades would make the luxury bill go up a lot but Thunder could cut, trade, or stretch Singler to make them cheaper and open a roster spot after the trade.

Thunder get Demarre Carroll
Nets get Abrines, 1 or 2 2nd

Thunder get Marvin Williams
Hornets get Abrines

Thunder get Korver
Cavs get Abrines, 1 or 2 2nd’s

Thunder get Bojan Bogdanovic
Pacers get Abrines, 1 or 2 2nd’s

Thunder get Josh Richardson
Heat get Abrines, 2 2 nd’s

Thunder get Tony Snell
Bucks get Abrines

Thunder get Courtney Lee
Knicks get Abrines, 1 2nd if needed

Thunder get Jonathan Simmons
Magic get Abrines 2 2nd’s

Thunder get CJ Miles
Raptors get Abrines, a 2nd if needed

Thunder get Garrett Temple
Grizzlies get Abrines, a 2nd if needed

Thunder get E'Twaun Moore
Pelicans get Abrines, 1 or 2 2nd’s

Thunder get Jae Crowder
Jazz get Abrines, 2 2nds

At trade deadline if Ariza won't sign with sun's next year
Thunder get Ariza
Suns get Abrines, 1 or 2 seconds

Give me your opinions. Will any of these work?

03 Aug 2018 05:24:03
Can't include a TPE with a player.

03 Aug 2018 06:13:48
Dang I didn't realize that. Well ignore all of those.

31 Jul 2018 05:52:04
3 knicks trade

Lakers get Noah
Knicks get Deng

Pelicans get Lee Thomas
Knicks get Solomon Ajinca

Knicks get Shumpert
Kings get Hardaway

Ntilikina/Mudiay/Burke
Hezonja/Shumpert/Dotson
Knox/Solomon/Deng
Robinson/Vonleh/Kornet
Porzingis/Kanter/Ajinca

31 Jul 2018 23:30:36
Dam that’s a good looking 4 win team. Knicks should just trade Porzingis so they don’t have to embarrass themselves more by having him just leave them for nothing.

30 Jul 2018 01:45:14
Kings get Hardaway
Pelicans get Lee Thomas Kornet
Mavs get Moore
Knicks get Mathews Solomon Shumpert Ajinca

Kings take on payroll for the better SG

Fox/Ferrell/Mason
Hardaway/Hields/McLemore
Bogdanovic/Jackson/Labissiere
Bagley/Bjelica/Davis
Stein/Giles/Koufos

Pelicans strengthen their starting bench wings and defense

Holiday/Payton/Jackson
Lee/Clark/Carr
Thomas/Miller/Liggens
Mirotic/Randle/Diallo
Davis/Okafor/Kournet

Knicks clear salary for 2019, by taking huge hit in luxury taxes in 2018. Get more athletic and defensive.

Ntilikina/Mudiay/Burke
Hezonja/Shumpert/McLemore
Knox/Mathews/Dotson
Vonleh/Solomon/Porzingis
Kanter/Robinson/Ajinca

Mavs cut 4 mil payroll need for a younger healthy backup sg

Smith/Barea/Brunson
Doncic/Moore/Hopson
Barnes/Smith/Antetokounmpo
Powell/Kleber/Spalding
Jordan/Dirk/Mejri

24 Jul 2018 11:08:43
Magic Trade Evan Fournier Johnathan Issac two 2019 first round pick unprotected & protected Terrance Ross Nikola Vucevic 2019 second round pick

Boston Trade Kyrie Irving Marcus Morris

Wolves Trade Jimmy Butler

Magic get Kyrie Irving Jimmy Butler

Boston get Nikola Vucevic Terrance Ross 2019 second round pick ORL 2019 first round pick (protected) ORL

Wolves get Johnathan Issac Evan Fournier Marcus Morris 2019 first round pick (unprotected) ORL


Magic are done rebuilding need to start winning games

24 Jul 2018 13:23:01
Celtics aren't giving up Kyrie for that.

24 Jul 2018 14:08:35
Well I tried but I live Orlando anyway.

27 Jul 2018 22:57:32
Way too beneficial to Orlando. There is an unwritten rule in the NBA that if you trade with Celtics or Lakers you must get screwed, so this deal would not work.

22 Jul 2018 17:30:49
The Timberwolves get Hill, Moore, Ajinca(expiring), Randle, Jackson, NOs 2019 pick, 2021 pick (top 10 protected), and the 2023 pick (lottery protected and converts to 2 2nds after 2 years)

The Pelicans get Butler and Teague

The Timberwolves fire Thibs and move to building around their youth with a coach that can better manage their young core. They get out of Teagues contract, add some more young talent, and a nice stash of picks.

The Pelicans move to go all in on Davis. Holiday was at his best playing more of a combo guard role with Rondo being the true pg. They also add the wing they need and they have a team that could be elite defensively and that offensively can score with anyone. They would need to cobble together a bench, but they would probably be a premier destination for guys comine off buyouts.

22 Jul 2018 20:12:14
So the wolves give up the two best players and get, nothing?

22 Jul 2018 21:07:15
They save money, get out of teagues contract, get 3 1sts, an ok prospect in Jackson, a decent player in Moore, and who knows what Hill is. What more would you want for a possible rental that's been disruptive at his past 2 stops and a slightly overpaid guy in Teague. It's less than the Timberwolves paid for him, but Chicago was negotiating from a better place. They had him for 2 years and he didn't seem unhappy there.

Maybe you could replace Hill with Mirotic? But I think if that was done New Orleans passes. Maybe only protecting the last pick would help? From my poin of view, it seems like a solid return for Butler under the circumstances.

22 Jul 2018 06:17:03
This is a bit ridiculous, but I wanted to see if Boston fans would think it was worth it

The Celtics get Davis and Harkless

The Trailblazers get Hayward

The Pelicans get Turner, Portlands 2019, 21, and 23 1st, the 2019 Clippers, Kings and Memphis 1sts, the Celtics 20, 22, 24 and 26 1sts (26 lottery protected.

22 Jul 2018 06:26:53
An all star and 7 firsts? That’s just too much cost from Boston.

No one is worth 10 firsts, too much for anyone.

22 Jul 2018 14:57:19
I'm not saying it's fair value for Boston, but at this point, it would take a ridiculous offer to get Davis. Also, that team would be a monster. They can match up with any style. They would be amazing defensively. They'd also be elite on offense and enable to throw out lineups that no one else couldn't contend with.

22 Jul 2018 15:49:03
That’s a lot of 1sts for Portland to give up, and a poop tonne for Boston. That’s Nets’esq, and I don’t see a team making that mistake again, even though Davis is a bunch of times better than what the Nets acquired in that deal with the C’s.

22 Jul 2018 16:23:22
Price is steep for sure, but if you're telling me that I can get AD for 1 player off of my roster (Hayward) and a bunch of picks, I think Ainge would drive Hayward to New Orleans.
I also think that the Pels, say no, very quickly.

22 Jul 2018 16:25:49
Sorry, I meant Ainge would drive Hayward to Portland.

I also think Portland says no, that's way too much to give for Hayward.

22 Jul 2018 18:22:36
Ainge would not drive GH to Portland simply because this traded wouldn't happen.

C's have one spot open and they might not even fill that slot till TD. But if they do it has to be for the likes of Kyle Korver. They'll need someone to come of the bench and knock down 3's at a 40%+ clip to get 6-12 pts quickly.

22 Jul 2018 20:30:39
Of course it wouldn't happen. Portland and New Orleans would say no. I still think Ainge would.

22 Jul 2018 21:00:58
The Clippers pick is propably going to convey in 2 second round picks.

Boston could do this without trading the 2024 pick and a lottery protection on the 2026 pick.

23 Jul 2018 23:12:16
@Joe Realize that you're dealing with Celtics fans. They think every Super Star would be privileged to play for them and every other team should willingly give up their once in a generation Player

They can keep their picks and we will keep AD in NOLA.

19 Jul 2018 05:45:52
3 Team Trade before season opens up

Pels - Demarre Carroll, Wesley Johnson

Clippers - Kenneth Faried, Solomon Hill

Nets - Danilo Gallinari, Alexei Ajainca (Waive), Cheik Diallo, 2nd round pick pelicans

Pels add help on the wing
Clippers swap Gallinari’s contract for a cheaper SF and expiring deal for more cap for next offseason
Nets get a solid player to team with Russell

Lineups

Pels

PG - Payton / Clark / Jackson
SG - Holiday / Moore / Blueitt
SF - Carroll/ Johnson / Miller
PF - Randle / Mirotic
C - Davis / Okefor

Clips

PG - Beverly / Teodosic / Evans
SG - Bradley / Williams
SF - Harris / Hill / Dekker
PF - Faried / Scott
C - Gortat / Marjanovic.

19 Jul 2018 13:23:07
Nets did all of their finagling to open up Max money next year. Taking on Nillo makes no sense.

15 Jul 2018 19:41:29
Pelicans remaining offseason moves


-Trade Solomon Hill, Alexis Ajinca, and a top 20 protected 1st rd pick (which converts to a 2nd rd pick if pick lands in top 20) for Dennis Schroeder

-Sign Nick Young 1yr 3m
-Sign Josh Huestis 1yr minimum

-Waive Deandre Liggins


Lineup:
Pg. Schroeder, Payton, Carr
Sg. Holiday, Clark, Jackson
Sf. Young, Moore, Miller
Pf. Randle, Mirotic, Huestis
C. Davis, Okafor, Diallo.

15 Jul 2018 20:23:53
Pelicans are unlikely to give up a 1st for Schroeder I would think. He could be a decent scoring punch off the bench, even then his shooting is pretty bad. Defense isn't his forte. They have a good guard in blueitt, lemon jr, and diallo has torn up summer league. Jamal Crawford would be a good signing. Holiday is the point guard.

15 Jul 2018 22:05:20
Tony Carr plays in Italy now he signed there on Friday.

10 Jul 2018 00:54:14
Pelicans final moves

Trade #1

Pels - Kelly Oubre Jr

Wizards - Future Protected First

Wizards get help getting under the tax while gaining future asset

Pels can take on Oubre’s contract with their trade exception

Trade #2

Pels - Justin Holiday, Carlos Felicio

Bulls - Solomon Hill, 2nd round pick

Pels gain depth and bulls lessens the log jam in big men after drafting Carter


Pels lineup

PG - Payton / Jackson / Carr
SG - Holiday / Moore / Clark
SF - Oubre / Holiday / Miller
PF - Randle / Mirotic
C - Davis / Felicio / Diallo.

12 Jul 2018 20:03:20
I like this one.

06 Jul 2018 12:05:06
Pelicans/ Rockets

Pelicans get Ryan Anderson, 2020 and 2022 1st rounders unprotected, 2023 1st rounder swap option
Rockets get Nikola Mirotic and Solomon Hill

Paul/ Gordon/ Melton
Harden/ G. Green/ Hunter
Tucker/ Hill/ Edwards
Mirotic/ Moute/ Qi
Capela/ Nene/ Onuaku.

06 Jul 2018 13:57:13
Randle is 6th man Mirotic is valuable and great value. Davis is starting have piece around them, their no trading them. They are building on last year playoff run.

06 Jul 2018 16:02:27
Rockets picks are late rounders and mirotic was part of the 25 game pelicans push that solidified their playoff berth.

06 Jul 2018 19:19:15
Why would the Pelicans take Anderson back for what would be end of first rounders? Makes no sense for Pels.

07 Jul 2018 14:40:12
Horrible trade! This might be one of the worst trades I’ve seen on here and that’s saying a lot lol. Pelicans are tryin to build a contender not take on salary?

10 Jul 2018 04:10:22
I do not want any of what you are smoking. Horrible trade for a PELs.

06 Jul 2018 00:13:39
Pelicans remaining offseason moves


-Sign and Trade Rondo to Lakers for Julius Randle (this preserves their MLE)

-Trade Solomon Hill, Alexis Ajinca, and top 5 protected 2020 1st rd pick to Atlanta for Dennis Schroeder

-Sign James Ennis 1yr 4.5m
-Re-sign Ian Clark 1yr 3m
-Sign Josh Huestis 1yr minimum

-Waive Deandre Liggins


Lineup:
Pg. Schroeder, Payton, Carr
Sg. Holiday, Clark, Jackson
Sf. Ennis, Moore, Miller
Pf. Randle, Mirotic, Huestis
C. Davis, E. Okafor, Diallo.

06 Jul 2018 02:56:02
No reason to be giving up 1st round picks for shroeder just match salary.

06 Jul 2018 05:52:25
Okay maybe add more protection on the pick then. Like top 10?

06 Jul 2018 07:19:13
That's fair, and if it doesn't convey then it turns into a second. Schroeder's efficiency numbers are atrocious for a pg, plus bad D, plus felonious assaults.

10 Jul 2018 04:11:00
Would be a great roster.

03 Jul 2018 01:18:57
Pelicans offseason after signing Julius Randle:

Sign Rodney Hood 1yr/ 10mi
S&T Boogie Cousins for Kelly Oubre, Satoransky and a 2019 1st or Porter Jr and Satoransky
Trade Solomon Hill Alexis Ajinca and 2019 1st lottery protected for Kent Bazemore
Waive DeAndre Liggins

Pelicans lineup:
PG: Payton / Satoransky / Jackson
SG: Holiday / Moore / Miller
SF: Hood / Bazemore / Oubre (anyone can start)
PF: Randle / Mirotic
C: Davis / Diallo / Okafor

Thoughts?

03 Jul 2018 15:11:09
Idea 1 ) Possibe
2 ) Now impossible
3 ) I posted that idea a few days ago from The Bird Writes but iots unlikely.

02 Jul 2018 22:43:15
ORL, SA, LAL

LAL- Kawhi, Patty Mills, Vucevic

SA- Ingram, Kuzma, Hart, ORL FRP, LAL FRP

ORL- Deng, Lonzo.

03 Jul 2018 03:06:53
Orlando says hell no. Orlando doesn't want Ball or Deng, let alone give up Vucevic and a 1st? You are out of your mind.

03 Jul 2018 18:16:25
Lol why would ORL want Vuc when they have bamba and biyombo? And why wouldn’t they want Lonzo when their current starter is DJ Augustin?

06 Jul 2018 03:04:58
Vuc and a first rounder for ball? Lol.

02 Jul 2018 13:58:41
A few Love trades

1.
The Cavs get Mahimi, Brown and a 2019 1st

Washington gets Love


2
The Cavs get Turner, Leonard, Swanigan, Simons, the Portland 2019 1st and 2nd

Portland gets Love and KorverKorver

3.
The Cavs get the Thunder 2020, the Houston 2020 (guessing on both picks that are tradable), Houston 2nd and Thunder 2nd Anderson, Huestis, Qi and Brown

The Rockets get Melo

The Thunder get Love

4. The Cavs get Wes Mathews, Finney Smith, and a 2021 1st top 5 protected

The Mavs get Love

5 the Cavs get Hart, Zubac, Deng, 2 Lakers 1sts

The Pelicans get Love

The Lakers get Cousins and Korver

6 the Cavs get Parker 1 years 24 million per with a 2nd year team option

The Bucks get Love and Korver

7
The Cavs get the Heat 2021? pick, the Philly 2019 and 21, 3 Philly 2nds Williams and Batum

The Spurs get Love, Walker, Bayless(exp) Smith(Buyout) and Convinton

The Hornets get Saric

Philly gets Green, Korver, Nance, and Leonard

02 Jul 2018 14:10:04
I'd look for cavs deadline deals. Blazers have no interest in love. There is no win now mode when you get swept out of the first round 2 of 3 postseasons.

02 Jul 2018 16:24:21
Just throwing some different ideas out there seeing what's plausible.

02 Jul 2018 17:14:44
I believe the Bucks would pass. No need for Love, and Milwaukee currently has 11 Guards. (PG, PG/ SG, SG/ SF) So, Korver also wouldn't be needed.

03 Jul 2018 12:50:50
i like the idea of the hou-okc one, but hou is overpaying with picks even with dumping andersen.
the boogie deal is great for la, but love+miro+ad sounds messy, pels should be pursuing wings.
the hornets/ spurs blockbuster overcompensates cavs and screws char.

03 Jul 2018 17:33:18
I really like the one for the sixers. Idk how the other teams would feel about it, but the sixers would be all over it.

 
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