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18 Apr 2019 07:46:02
Hawks get hill and Moore plus Smith waive plus 2020 first from pelicans.

Cavs get Bazemore plus pelicans second round pick



Lakers get rights to 2019 pelicans first round pick




Pelicans get king James.pelicans would have cap to add a 4th good player most likely randle opts out.

Holiday
James
Davis

15 Apr 2019 01:02:02
Crazy scenario for Boston.

Imagine Boston gets the #2 pick vua Sacramento. This jump in the lottery make the Grizzlies pick convey this year as well.

With their 4 picks, Boston drafts Ja Morant, Bol Bol, Edwards from Purdue and Williams from Tennessee.

Let Irving walk this year and Horford next year. Resign Rozier at the same number as Smart. Tell New Orleans to pound sand about trading for AD.

15 Apr 2019 10:09:10
Yup, that's crazy. Problem is, Ainge isn't crazy. He's pretty damned smart and he wants AD. He will probably get AD.
The other issue I have with this, is they are a championship driven team. They could or would not have 4 rookies on that team. If they were a lottery team, I might see This, but they are not.
Why would they rebuild now, when they could be close to winning #18?

15 Apr 2019 15:01:05
I don't think Ainge would draft Bol, unless it was too good to pass up. Proven players are still worth more than draft picks. ZW is garnering hype, and maybe he is the next James, but that's at least a few seasons away, AD is gift wrapped, ready to go.

15 Apr 2019 15:02:09
it wouldn't be so much a rebuild as a retool, and I've thought about this as well. I like AD a lot, but it really depends on how much they want for him and if they think he will actually stick around.

Either way, the trade for AD and the decision on Kyrie can't happen until after the draft, and I really doubt that NO would want anyone other than Morant at #2, so you have time to think. Ja could easily be the best player to come out of this draft, and with him already in tow, they have a lot of bargaining power on what else goes to NO. If Griffin is stubborn on wanting too much, DA should feel comfortable moving forward.

The ideal would be if Memphis' pick wound up at 4. That would give them someone worthwhile, but probably not an immediate impact like the top two or three guys should have. I don't think I would take Bol at 9 anyway. I'm looking at him with that Clippers pick being a good gamble, but 9 is a bit too high for my taste.

15 Apr 2019 15:03:13
Many reasons why JoeB, including that they do not look like a serious Championship contender right now, don’t have any control whether Kyrie comes back or not, and understand that with no Kyrie, AD is unlikely to re-sign there after next season.

I will give Ainge something, he is smart. If he goes into this offseason with the feeling that Kyrie could walk, and can’t close an AD deal that possibly will convince Irving to stay, I could see a mini reset.

15 Apr 2019 18:24:05
The best part is that they have the assets to keep retooling as is. They've actually played very well when Kyrie sits, despite him being their most talented player. That could just be an anomaly, but it does go to show the talent on the rest of the roster. If they have the opportunity to bring in a Morant, they might see that as being just as good, and then they don't have to deal with the Kyrie headaches that seem to follow him around.

Even if they don't bring in that top pick, they might decide they feel fine moving forward with Rozier and paying the man. Either way, Kyrie/ AD or the rest of the young pieces they currently have, they should have a pretty lengthy championship window. It'll be very interesting to see what direction Danny goes.

15 Apr 2019 19:37:56
I was also thinking a "retooled" Celtics roster will still be competitve against a Raptors team minus Kwahi, a 76ers team minus one of their FAs and a limited Embiid, and a Milwaukee team that has its own FAs to resign and limited financial market.

15 Apr 2019 21:18:13
Bledsoe opted for the most friendly contract possible. The Bucks are sitting pretty going into next season. Even if they lose 2 players they would like to keep.

15 Apr 2019 00:43:13
Hawks get - Jrue Holiday

- perfect fit next to Trae

Pelicans get - Dal pick, Bazemore and Len

- Gets a top 10 pick and future cap space

Hawks draft Hunter
Pelicans draft White and Bol Bol

Young
Holiday
Prince
Hunter
Collins

White
Moore
Bazemore
Randle
Bol Bol

15 Apr 2019 05:24:22
Holiday is locked up on a long term deal, the pelicans would want more than Bazemore. ATL should draft if it's 6 or higher, there's good players for their Young team.

15 Apr 2019 05:50:25
Holiday worth more yhan that package.

15 Apr 2019 14:38:17
If they end up trading Davis, the Holiday will be moved as well. Just not convinced he is "perfect" next to Trae.

15 Apr 2019 14:48:22
Damn, this is that time of the year when stars start getting traded for future cap space on here isn’t it?

15 Apr 2019 17:35:59
I wouldn’t call Holiday a star.

15 Apr 2019 19:42:22
Holiday was selected by the players as the most underrated player in the league. Therefore, his actual value is probably higher than most feel it is.

Holiday is in that Mike Conley, CJ McCollum, Devin Booker category of "stars"

16 Apr 2019 00:48:59
Holiday better than those guys.

07 Apr 2019 03:36:06
Jazz get Zion DSJ Dotson Thomas
Knicks get Mitchell Davis 39th 53rd
Pelicans get Favors Robinson Knox Ntilikina Trier 24th NY and DAL 2021 2023 1st

Jordan for MLE 5yr years

Everyone else 1 yr vet min. Before you say they wont. If they knicks will win everyone will get a raise.

Irving/I.Thomas/McConnell
Mitchell/N.Young/Dawkins-53rd
Durant/C.Brewer/Thybulle-39th
Davis/J.Green/Vonleh
Jordan/Gasol/Fall-55th

07 Apr 2019 12:39:24
Why would the Jazz or Pelicans want any players from the Knicks?

07 Apr 2019 14:43:17
Supercollider, as a broken Celtic fan you have came to a conclusion, that Knicks and Celtics will end up swapping position next yr. If you need hug let us know, I'm sure there is a irish leprechaun who is willing to do so in Boston. With the worst record and owners in sports, we have a more supporting fans base than Celtics fans. 2nd in merchandise sales and 2nd tickets sales. 2nd to only the Warriors. NY is the most valuable team. If Jeff Bezos buys the Knicks, we will be the yankees of the nba. Title or nothing mindset.

07 Apr 2019 14:49:46
Irving and Durant playing for vet min is hilarious. It would never happen. I don’t care if they guarantee them raises after. Just never happening.

Also, that return for AD is just a joke.

07 Apr 2019 16:20:22
Shizzee- if kyrie leaves celtics will be fine. They were 8-3 without him and have 3 picks. Celtics won't be as vad as Knicks unless they have 4 or 5 season ending injuries.

07 Apr 2019 18:14:09
This is the most delusional post I’ve ever seen.

07 Apr 2019 19:52:33
Miller, irving and Durant get max deals. What did you not understand when I said everyone else. Irving Durant Davis Jordan is not delusional to play together in Knicks uniform. We shall see if knicks win lotto for zion or it might not possible. Mitchell might be too much but the other 4 is realistic.

07 Apr 2019 20:00:30
Shiller Hayward is top 10 worst contract. No matter how much you spin your wonder bread players.

07 Apr 2019 20:07:05
Why does the leprechaun have to be Irish? Could it be an Ecuadorian, or Japanese leprechaun?

07 Apr 2019 20:51:44
Becsuse it comes from the Irish word leipreachan might be the reason.

07 Apr 2019 22:51:57
The Irish speak english.

08 Apr 2019 01:08:36
Shizzee- he is playing better. He isn't parson or Wall. He is very overpaid but he firs in. After next season celts can flip him with less years left if he isn't healthy. Hell love is worse and has more years.

08 Apr 2019 03:22:27
I didn’t understand “everyone else” because you never mention Durant and Irving’s contracts.

Even so, that trade is utter trash. The Knicks could get one of Mitchell or AD. Without a doubt not both.

08 Apr 2019 12:44:52
Minor correction. Contracts on MLE can only be a maxiumum of 4 years long. Just happened to come across that when researching something else in the CBA. Just like the BLEs can only be 2 years long.

08 Apr 2019 14:17:02
Bi-annual Exception- BAE.

08 Apr 2019 14:53:55
Sorry i got here late. Because this is a really really bad trade for Pels.

10 Apr 2019 12:43:54
Ok I get Celtics fans were bored several on post voting 15× 🤬🤪🤣.

09 Apr 2019 15:36:22
How does NO trade AD and NOT walk away with Zion?

09 Apr 2019 23:59:30
Super, there are players on this Knicks team that would be attractive to other squads, including Robinson, Trier and Smith. A top 1-4 pick is also a nice piece in a Trade.

That said, shizzee continues to make us Knicks fans look bad with his deals. There is enough there to land a star player, but not two. Jordan is also not taking a multi-season MLE.

As for C’s fans, there is every chance you will lose Irving to the Knicks, but your only concern in that shouldn’t be what you lose on the court, it will be that AD will be less likely to re-sign with Irving there.

06 Apr 2019 15:01:36
Knicks Offseason

Trade

Pelicans get Lance Thomas (Salary Match Purposes), Kevin Knox, Dennis Smith Jr, Frank Ntlikina, 2019 #1 Overall Pick, and the Maverick's 2021 and 2023 1st Round Draft Picks

Knicks get Anthony Davis


Free Agency

Sign Kevin Durant to a Max Contract

Sign Kyrie Irving to a Max Contract

Sign Jamal Crawford to the Veteran's Minimum

Sign Zach Randolph to the Veteran's Minimum

Sign Al Jefferson to the Veteran's Minimum

Sign Joe Johnson to the Veteran's Minimum

Sign Pau Gasol to the Veteran's Minimum

Sign Vince Carter to the Veteran's Minimum


Roster

Starting Lineup

PG Irving
SG Dotson
SF Durant
PF Davis
C Robinson

Bench

Crawford (6th Man)
Randolph
Gasol
Johnson
Jefferson
Carter
Trier

06 Apr 2019 16:06:57
You going for the oldest bench in the history of the league there or what. They wouldn’t make it through the season, starters would be player 40 minutes a night by January.

06 Apr 2019 17:07:52
Just run and run and run that team out of the gym.

06 Apr 2019 17:28:28
If they have Irving, Durant, and Davis they won’t have any more cap space so they will have to fill in the bench with savy veteran role players who know the game, are comfortable with their roles, won’t try to do too much, but have experience in the playoffs and know how to win games, and that are chasing a ring before they hang them up. All of those players still have some game left if they don’t play a ton of minutes and can be effective. Durant, Irving, Davis, Dotson, Robinson, and Trier provide the youth, athleticism, and fresh legs. The rest just come in, work hard, do their job, and help win games. You can’t have a strong bench when you have three stars. And stars win in this league.

06 Apr 2019 18:25:41
Did Shizzee change his name? Lol
Wow.

06 Apr 2019 20:04:58
Stars don't win in this league (see Lebron or A. Davis) . Winners become stars in this league. Why is the Greek Freak all of a sudden a star? Because the Bucks have been winning games ovee the last couple of years.

06 Apr 2019 21:40:55
Pels would take that deal

And as for the Knicks, their bench would gain sponsors from Depends, Life Alert and Geritol.

06 Apr 2019 22:01:13
Semantics Freeman. Lebron won for years and years. AD pulled an average team to the second round. Giannis (a Star) is taking his team to the best record in the NBA.

Is Giannis suddenly a star? He was an all star last year.

06 Apr 2019 23:02:13
Joeb I never changed my name
Dacman lmao that's funny
Dotson is ok. Insulting to start with that lineup. Dotson for A. Hawkins-58

You could have some bench vet players. Not all your vet minimum players have to be old.
J. Lamb for MLE. Most of these guys are vet minimum guys, others have to be sold on winning a title to take less.


Irving/ I. Thomas/ McConnell
Lamb/ N. Young/ Hawkins-58
Durant/ J. Green/ C. Brewer
Frye/ Vonleh/ Moute
Davis/ Robinson/ Fall-55.

06 Apr 2019 23:43:50
Milwaukee a playoff team last year? Giannis has been in the playoffs every year but one since he has been drafted. Lebron can't even say that.

Lebron's star is fading. Why? Not making the playoffs is a start. And the fact that the Lakers are looking for another star in order to be winning also lessens Lebron's stardom.

It kind of like that one year stardom of Isaiah Thomas in Boston.

07 Apr 2019 17:27:01
His star isn’t really fading that much, but if there is a reason, it’s age. He’s just not as good as he was.

I don’t think saying “we need two stars to win” lessens anyone’s stardom. You can’t win with just one player.

07 Apr 2019 19:34:22
So who is the other "star" on Milwaukee? Middleton? Remember we are talking about the team with the overall best record.

The arguement is more which is better: a team with one superstar and an above average supporting deep roster or a team with 2-3 stars and a below average supporting roster?

The Warriors have been dominating because they were more of the former than the latter.

08 Apr 2019 23:03:31
Historically, 2 stars is required to win a ring, 3 is recommended. One is rare (all I can think of is Dirk, who had a GREAT supporting cast of all stars past their prime) .

08 Apr 2019 23:06:56
Also, the warriors are great because of their top talent, not depth.

Also, Giannis has 0 rings.

09 Apr 2019 13:15:45
Try a young D-Wade and an aging Shaq/ A. Walker.

May be able to argue for a young Kawhi among the aging Spurs trio as well.

05 Apr 2019 05:12:22
Wizards
Hayward
Brown
MEM 1st
BOS 1st

Celtics
Beal

-------------

Pelicans
Tatum
Smart
R.Williams
SAC 1st
BOS 2nd

Celtics
AD

Re-sign Irving, Morris

05 Apr 2019 11:20:30
When all the dust settles late this summer, Morris (and Rozier) will be gone and Hayward will stay. Nothing else is certain.

05 Apr 2019 12:14:45
I'm not sure what dust your sniffing. Rozier Morris staying irving is gone.

05 Apr 2019 14:40:41
***You're, not your.

05 Apr 2019 15:01:16
Replace Boston 2nd rounder with Clippers 1st.

Then watch Boston try to fill out the roster with worthless vet mins.

05 Apr 2019 17:15:20
The first thing the Celtics do is finalize a deal for Davis. Everything else will happen after that. By that, I mean filling out the roster as they see fit.
No way that Beal deal will ever happen.
Can't wait u till the Knicks lose the lottery and Knick fans throw up in their mouths. Lmao.

05 Apr 2019 18:46:05
I don't think the Pels will take Horford, or Hayward, so that means Smart has to be in the deal, which to me explains why Ainge hasn't traded Rozier. Several mentions of BOS not being afraid to spend money, Tatum is a given, and the SAC pick, unless the MEM pick does something odds defying.

Irving, Rozier
Brown,
Hayward, Brown
Horford/ Davis/ Morris/ Hayward
Davis/ Horford/ Baynes

Only need reserve players at the 2,3 because Brown can play some 3 too. Maybe a PG also for back-up, back-up. Tim Frazier would be easily obtainable. This is bad for the celtics? Picky, picky.

06 Apr 2019 22:00:37
JoeB, Knicks lose lottery, but gain Irving from your C’s, I am good with that. Knicks still get a high pick, C’s get to scramble to re-sign Rozier and Kiss AD goodbye knowing he wouldn’t re-sign with the C’s without Kyrie.

02 Apr 2019 18:58:33
Celtics
AD
Bazemore
Prince

Pelicans
Tatum
Brown
Smart
MEM or SAC 1st whichever is better, if MEM conveys this season
Clips 1st
'20 BOS 2nd


Hawks
Hayward
R.Williams
BOS 1st


*Celtics re-sign:
Irving
Morris
Rozier

02 Apr 2019 20:03:43
ATL says no.

02 Apr 2019 20:35:52
Celtics have little use for Bazemore or Prince, and they are not going to give up 8 assets for Davis.
Here's the price for Davis:
1. Top-flight starter
2. Another starter
3. Another rotation player
4. First-rounder.

02 Apr 2019 21:55:21
If they give up Tatum, Brown, and Hayward, they have a huge use for Prince and Bazemore.

02 Apr 2019 22:53:08
No way the Celtics give up that much.

06 Apr 2019 21:37:38
Supercollider-The Kyrie Irving deal?

I. Thomas - Tatum
Crowder - Smart
Zizic - Clips 1st already drafted, for NOP

BRK 1st - '20 or '21 MEM pick if not already conveyed, otherwise if it hits for BOS this year a choice between SAC, MEM already drafted for the Pels. Its a blessing for NOP that Ainge and Co. handle the drafting, and aren't going to draft poorly in case things go south with AD deal

Is this about right?

May have to throw Brown in too to make salaries work instead of a pick.

06 Apr 2019 22:33:01
Well SuperCollider, I'm glad you don't set the AD market then

TF Starter Tatum
Starter Rozier
Rotation Brown



Two 1sts 2019 Gets you AD.

06 Apr 2019 21:54:27
Supercollider-
the Kyrie Irving deal:

I. Thomas
J. Crowder
Zizic
C. Sexton

Your AD deal:

Tatum
Smart
R. Williams
Picked MEM or not, or picked SAC

This meets the criteria you laid out, and salary trade rules requirements.

Is this the deal you think Ainge will make? I still think they need to trade Brown, or Hayward too if they take on AD, to make players happier, and win like the roster says it should. Hayward is going to require at least an asset to move. Hayward, Irving, Horford, AD is going to be awfully expensive, I'd shed his deal unless he surprises in the playoffs.

06 Apr 2019 21:52:36
Wait supercollider. Did you just label Hayward as an asset? As in trying to argue he is of positive value? Amazing.

27 Mar 2019 02:25:03
Jazz Off-season

Jazz Trade Rudy Gobert Dante Exum 2020 first round pick & 2022 first round pick

Pelicans Trade Anthony Davis


Jazz Draft Tre Jones From
Duke

27 Mar 2019 04:09:28
Utah wouldn't trade Gobert. Davis wouldn't stay in Utah long term. Trey Jones is great, Cam Johnson might be available, Aubrey Dawkins too.

27 Mar 2019 14:01:22
Pels can do better.

25 Mar 2019 14:13:18
Nuggets get Davis, Hill

Pelicans get Harris,Porter Jr, Beasley 2020 1st 2022 1st

25 Mar 2019 17:31:43
gotta include murray.

22 Mar 2019 18:03:21
Clippers get:
Anthony Davis, Solo Hill

Pelicans get:
Gallinari, Gilgeous-Alexander, Shamet, Harrell + 2019 Clips #1, 2020 76ers #1, 2021 Miami #1

I like it because its a "so close yet so far" message to Lakers after tampering and trying to bully Pels into trade mid season

22 Mar 2019 18:15:08
That's a good offer. Clips '19 is all but certain to go to BOS. The Sixers, Miami picks work, throw in a '21 clips maybe.

22 Mar 2019 20:58:34
After 2019 draft, I believe the clippers 2020 becomes tradeable as the Cluppers will still own their 2021 frist rounder.

But not sure this is better than Tatum + a 2019 lottery pick (Kings) and possibly a 2020 lottery pick (Memphis) .

22 Mar 2019 22:30:01
@Fredman, It is not, agreed. as a Pels fan i would love to see the Boston deal happen.

23 Mar 2019 10:29:38
I like both trades.

The Boston trade is propably better, but that Miami pick could become great too.

23 Mar 2019 17:31:02
It could be, but you have to wait a season to get. Not a great thing for a rebuilding team.

20 Mar 2019 11:51:30
Suns trade Ayton, Jackson, T.Johnson, 1st round pick 2019, future 1st round pick
Pelicans trade Davis, Moore

Suns:
- Suns sign Irving
- resign Oubre, Holmes, Bender, Daniels
Irving/Okobo
Booker/Moore/Daniels
Bridges/Oubre
Warren/Bender
Davis/Holmes

Pelicans:
- draft RJ Barrett
- resign Randle, Payton, Okafor, Diallo
Holiday/Payton
Jackson/T.Johnson
Barrett/S.Johnson/Hill
Randle/Diallo
Ayton/Okafor

20 Mar 2019 13:58:59
Phoenix? Seriously? Why would Davis or Irving want to go to the worst run franchise this side of the Knicks?
That one is for you Shizzee. Lol.

20 Mar 2019 14:39:27
Lol although one of the best in the league with Davis Sun's still hang up Ayton maybe a top player the same with Jackson these guys are really young and then you add in another possible top pick in this yrs draft umm no thx.

20 Mar 2019 15:13:12
Pels, Suns, Knicks definitely have obstacles with ownership to overcome before they can be taken seriously I think. I don't think the last drama with Sarver is going well. I would be embarrassed to play for a cheap skate billionaire.

20 Mar 2019 15:19:51
Interesting deal, Ayton may be enticing enough to peak the Pels interest. There is no doubt though that they would have to land another star (Irving) to have any chance of re-signing AD after next season.

19 Mar 2019 17:54:36
The Pelicans get Plumlee(exp), Barton, Murray, Porter, Gordon(buyout), the nuggets 20, and 22 1sts, the Rockets 20 1st and 22 1st top 10 protected, and they save 15 million

The Nuggets get Davis, Holiday and Moore

The Rockets get Harris

The Pelicans get a ton to rebuild with and a potential all star in Murray. If Tatum isn't on the table, it's hard to find a trade that checks this many boxes. They save a ton of money, they get a player to start rebuilding around, they get a boat load of picks, they get young talent and Barton can be flipped easily.

The Nuggets end up loaded. There's a lot of draw for Davis as well. Jokic fits next to Davis perfectly. This is one of the few spots where it makes sense for Davis to play the 4. If Durant leaves, this would be the favorite in the west.

The Rockets get a 3 and d wing and an upgrade over Gordon.

20 Mar 2019 14:53:02
They are not trading Holiday, they won't even entertain it.

19 Mar 2019 16:20:12
Spurs get Davis,Hill, Clark

Pelicans get Murray,Walker,Mills
2019 1st 2019 1st(Tor) 2021 1st

19 Mar 2019 17:27:33
It seems like there are better offers out there and at the very least, I think you’d need more picks.

19 Mar 2019 19:09:43
Not close, Murray would have had to play this year and taken a big step forward for this to even be a discussion, and even then it would not have been enough.

18 Mar 2019 19:24:00
Updated mock

1. Knicks - Williamson PF
2. Suns - Morant PG
3. Cavs - Barrett SG
4. Bulls - Garland PG
5. Hawks - Hunter SF
6. Grizz - Reddish SF
7. Hawks - Bol Bol C
8. Pelicans - Langford SG
9. Wizards - Hayes C
10. Lakers - Culver SG
11. Hornets - Porter C
12. Wolves - White G
13. Magic - Johnson SG
14. Celtics - Hachimura PF
15. Heat - Little SF
16. Nets - Doumboya F
17. Pistons - Porter Jr SG
18. Celtics - Jones PG
19. Jazz - Grimes SG
20. Spurs - Okpala SF
21. Thunder - Horton Tucker SG
22. Blazers - Nickeil Alexander G
23. Celtics - Fernando C
24. Pacers - Wilkes SF
25. Cavs - Schofield SF
26. 76ers - Washington F
27. Nets - Dort SG
28. Warriors - Clarke C
29. Spurs - Williams PF
30. Bucks - Gafford C

19 Mar 2019 00:23:26
Too High Garland Bol Grimes and Hayes

Too Low White Little Fernando and Alexander

Or else it's perfect 😁.

19 Mar 2019 08:07:32
Spurs trade up for Little? Package their 2 1st rounders to move up?

19 Mar 2019 09:12:17
God, I so hope the Knicks end up out of the Williamson sweepstakes. Just to pick off all Knicks fans. Lol.

19 Mar 2019 11:19:49
Still irving is leaving to the knicks. And Davis won't join either. Puke green is done 🤣.

19 Mar 2019 14:04:24
Hahaha. laugh it up now Shizzee. You'll be puking in your mouth when the Celts trade for Davis and resign Kyrie. L.

19 Mar 2019 18:04:41
You’ll both be upset when the Cavs get Zion!

19 Mar 2019 22:04:04
I would be upset if cavs get him, not Phoenix though.

17 Mar 2019 17:03:56
Here is the most insane time line for the Knicks that isn't very far fetched.

Win lottery
Draft Zion

Sign KD and Kyrie

Trade

The Knicks get AD

The Pelicans get Knox, Smith jr, Ntilikina, Dodson, lance Thomas (exp), 2020, 2022 NY 1sts, and the 2 Dallas 1sts

Give the mle to Danny Green and Biannual to Marvin Williams

Sign Jeremy Lin and Korver

Pg Kyrie/Lin
Sg Green/Trier
Sf Durant/Korver
Pf Zion/Williams
C Davis/Robinson

That team would be crazy.

17 Mar 2019 17:49:09
Unfortunately, if they are able to assemble that team, and they are championship quality. those picks lose much of their value.
If they are fortunate enough to get Zion Williamson, they should keep him and build around.

17 Mar 2019 18:16:02
KD and Irving playing for Dolan is just too hard for me to take seriously. The clippers arena, the multiple fan incidents, a lawsuit with Charles Oakley, 20 years of sustained losing, Isaiah Thomas sexual harrassment, throwing P. Jackson and Nkilitina under the bus. It's too much for me to think KD, and Irving don't notice, or care about these issues too.

17 Mar 2019 18:29:30
It definitely baffles me why they would want to go there, but it wouldn’t surprise me.

17 Mar 2019 18:34:58
If you’re the Knicks and you win Zion and then Durant and Irving commit to sign for 4 year maxes, I think you trade every tradable pick, if you have to in the above deal. You immediately become the best team in the league.

17 Mar 2019 19:22:08
Small minded children know the answer to your questions Jorgawood and Rkenne, marketing and legacy. Dolan worst owner in sports. Knicks worst record in nba. Still most valued nba team. 2nd in marketing to selling sporting goods. 46 yrs later clyde Frazier still a god in ny. To win in NY is impossible to imagine and to create a dynasty will make their legacy especially Durant ahead of Lebron. Enjoy yr 1 rkenne. NY Knicks fan are due championship.

17 Mar 2019 19:32:23
So Zion a 4th option for 4 years? I’ll draft the pick Zion and keep Knox. At least you know what you got in Knox. No development in place for him with that roster.

17 Mar 2019 22:18:34
The Pels wouldn’t accept not getting Zion. He’d be the required centerpiece.

17 Mar 2019 22:54:37
I see Irving and Durant going to Brooklyn before going to the Knicks. I think what was once the allure of playing for organizations like the Knicks, Bulls and Lakers no longer exists in this current generation. I think FAs put winning and "supportive" FOs and owners as important as the $$$$ being made. The Knicks are way, way behind other teams when it comes to these factors.

18 Mar 2019 02:00:04
They have the cap. That is true.

18 Mar 2019 08:05:03
Knox has been horrible on the defensive end and he doesn’t shoot well.

You start working on Zion’s shot, defense, Cutting, setting screens, post passing, offensive rebounding, and starting the break. Honestly, it’s probably better for Zion. There’s pressure immediately for him no master what. At least in this scenario, there’s a ton of pressure on everyone. It’s not just on him to be the savior. They would have the luxury of being able to bring him along in a very limited role that can expand as the year goes along.

Down the line, he’s going to get more and more time to be the guy. KD, AD, and Kyrie will all miss time and be manage carefully. You turn the keys over to him in year 4, when you have to pay him and potentially 2 other guys, the max. In the end, you hope you get some kind of AD meets Draymond like player.

18 Mar 2019 09:50:43
The discounts Irving and Durant would have to take are pretty awesome too.

18 Mar 2019 19:48:00
Pels would want Zion in any talks w Knicks unless you brought a 3rd PARTY IN.

17 Mar 2019 10:17:20
Let`s say Mavs get a top 4 pick and you guys do not believe in Vucevic there could be two tries to get another quick big:

A:
Orlando:
- Top 4 pick
Dallas:
- Bamba
- Orl 1st > draft Alexander-Walker

B:
A:
Orlando:
- Top 4 pick
Dallas:
- Drummond
- Orl 1st > draft Alexander-Walker

Sign Kemba Walker max or s & t hive by sending the trade exception, Jackson and the 2nd of Mavs.

Alexander-Walker could be the best choise for Mavs, he is very quck a very good defender already and can score at the rim and from outside.

Use the MLE or TE to try on Patton to give him a ood contract.

Bamba(Drum.), Powell, Patton
Zinger, Maxi, Dirk
Doncic, FinneyS, Lee
Alexander-Walker, Hardaway
Walker, Brunson, Barea

17 Mar 2019 15:32:13
Plumlee and Jokic is rare. I wouldn't do anything the way the knicks did by choice.

18 Mar 2019 08:02:50
That team is pretty bad right there. Walker isn’t on the same timeline. Mavs aren’t getting those trade deals. Sorry.

15 Mar 2019 15:39:32
Pelicans get TATUM + AARON GORDON + MARCUS SMART + 2019 1st LAC and 2019 1st SAC

Magic get Brown 2020 Pels 1st

Celtics get Davis Moore

15 Mar 2019 20:15:56
I wouldn't give up Brown along with Tatum.

15 Mar 2019 20:35:38
Yup. Tatum or Brown
Not both plus whatever else.

15 Mar 2019 22:09:54
Aaron Gordon (and his contract) worth Brown and a future lottery pick? Ahhhh, no.

17 Mar 2019 10:14:07
Brown is merely a rotation player.

13 Mar 2019 20:04:10
Celtics get AD,Moore

Pacers get Brown,Smart,2020 Pels 1st

Pelicans get Tatum,Sabonis, 2019 ist from Sac and 2019 1st from LAC

13 Mar 2019 21:22:06
Celtics aren't going to give that much for Davis -- especially with Morris and Rozier headed out the door.
Tatum, Smart and a No. 1 is about it. Or Brown, Smart and two No. 1s.

13 Mar 2019 21:48:16
Celtics players are over rated, don't trade celtics players, bc nobody value them like you supercollider.

13 Mar 2019 22:47:28
Brown, Tatum and smart are playoff proven. Celts have 3 firsts. Other than Denver I don't see a young roster close to them. Lakers are young but injured or no defense.

13 Mar 2019 22:57:33
SuperCollider. I disagree. And if Celts don't make deep playoff run i almost guarantee it.

14 Mar 2019 00:58:46
Pacers get Brown, Smart and a 1st for Sabonis? Why would Pelicans give up all that for Sabonis?

14 Mar 2019 05:05:27
Shiller I see Nets young core right there with Celtics. Dlo Levert Allen Musa Kurcus RHJ.

14 Mar 2019 08:09:26
I like this trade for Indy.

Sabonis is good, but Brown, smart and a pick is a good return.

14 Mar 2019 09:14:59
Way 5oo much for Sabonis, at least from the Celtics.

14 Mar 2019 11:24:10
Still don't why Celtics want to trade for someone who doesn't want to be there. Buts it's a fair trade.

14 Mar 2019 11:41:25
Oh yeah Joe B, knicks offer with zion destroy that offer.

Zion DSJ Knox Ntilikina Trier Dotson Thomas ( 1 mil guarenteed cut) 4 1st for Davis.

Sign DeAndre Jordan 5 yr. MLE
6 vet minimum players including, 2 pickups 52nd pick

Irving
Dotson
Durant
Davis
Robinson/ Jordan.

14 Mar 2019 15:01:03
The answer is obviously between these two rival homers. Tatum is clearly a great player. Brown and Smart are two very good role players. Everyone values Tatum incredibly high, he has Paul George potential.

Brown, Tatum, Smart, and two firsts sounds like a fair deal for AD. Especially if you are including Moore, someone similar to Brown in on court quality (but slightly less valuable due to age and contracts) .

This can't work due to contracts right? Horford or Hayward would have to be included to make money work.

14 Mar 2019 15:03:58
Don't understand why you trade for AD if you are getting Williamson, if they have the first pick.
If he's as good as they say, the Knicks could draft him and maybe sign a FA or two and build around him. Why trade all your ammo for AD when you aren't in position to win a title?
The Celtics are in a win the title mode right now. Makes more sense for them, than it does for the Knicks.

14 Mar 2019 15:20:57
Didn't Dolan just give an interview about the fan incident and say that P. Jackson was fired because Nkilitina is obviously not working out? I was surprised to see an owner say that about a player, and former GM.

12 Mar 2019 02:18:47
On July 1st


Pelicans get tatum smart and picks.


Boston get lbj and davis.
Irving
Heyward
James
Resigned morris
Davis


Lakers get horford and brown.

Ball
Brown
Ingram
Kuzma
Horford
Plus lakers have their pick and lots of cap space for a max player or for a great bench

12 Mar 2019 07:17:53
Don’t the Lakers would ever help Boston build a super team.

12 Mar 2019 09:11:09
I've said that same thing on this site many times about teams helping rivals to build super teams and everyone always disagrees. But, it really is a thing. Not happening.

13 Mar 2019 05:56:17
Lakers Celtics rivalry is real as they get. Name a trade ever between the LA Lakers and the Celtics? Maybe the Minny Lakers but definitely not LA. Baylor retired mid season the year they finally won after getting beat for a decade by them. It's a bitter rivalry. Maybe the oldest one in the NBA.

10 Mar 2019 18:49:54
Hornets
Randle-sign and trade 3 years 45 player option on 3
S.Hill

Pelicans
M.Williams
Biyombo
'19 1st protected 1-10

 
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