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15 Oct 2018 07:26:18
I don't think this would happen because I don't think Thunder would trade Westbrook but I am trying to find a good trade for if Schroder works well and they did decide to trade him what do y'all think about this one?
Thunder, Bucks, Magic

Thunder get Gordon, Middleton, Brogdon, 2 1st round picks Bucks, a 2nd round picks Magic

Magic get Roberson, Bledsoe

Bucks get Westbrook

Salaries work.

Bucks pair up Westbrook and Giannis become a major threat in the East. The 2 1sts won't be high and Bledsoe is expiring.

Magic get a starting PG they need and a top defensive player for Gordon. Gordon is not a player you build around as a 1st option he is a 2b or 3rd option and his contract is more than he is worth he is getting over 20 mil a year. .

Thunder get a clear starting PF a solid 2 way player to pair with George and a great piece to come off the bench plus picks. They are losing a superstar but their roster would be a lil more even and not just depending on 2 guys they would have good defense and pretty good ball movement.

Thunder new roster
Schroder/Brogdon/Felton
Middleton/Abrines/Diallo
George/Ferguson/TLC/Nader
Gordon/Grant/Patterson
Adams/Noel/Patterson
Their 15 man roster is full but they have a versatile group and a good group of young talent to develop.

15 Oct 2018 07:36:41
Magic give up too much for that return. Gordon is far more valuable than Roberson or Bledsoe.

15 Oct 2018 11:18:56
Magic declined that deal.

15 Oct 2018 14:17:08
I feel like Westbrook is a bad fit next to Giannis. If I’m the Bucks, I’d rather have the guys that can shoot and picks than Westbrook.

15 Oct 2018 21:11:45
The fit might not be perfect, but if the Bucks could land Westbrook for that, they do it. Talent is generally more important than fit.

That said, OKC would be crazy to do this. As would the Magic.

12 Oct 2018 15:51:50
December 15 Trade

Thunder Trade Andre Roberson Alex Abrines Patrick Patterson

Wolves Trade Jimmy Butler

Thunder have better chance to challenge Warriors

12 Oct 2018 20:05:38
No way Minnesota doesn’t have a better offer from someone or it goes that far without Minnesota having something on the table that they have to wait on.

13 Oct 2018 10:00:48
man I dunno if okc would do it, would they really want to make their division rivals that much better? I mean 3 slobs no 1st rd picks and no young prospects for just jimmy? Seems to good for Minnesota.

10 Oct 2018 23:22:16
PHX-MIN

MIN receives: Warren, Bender, Bridges, MIL 2019 1st rd pick
-MIN gets a haul of prospects and a 1st rd pick for Butler. Maybe the best package a team could offer them.

PHX receives: Butler, Jones
- PHX rolls the dice and try to contend this year. Make Butler comfortable a la George-OKC. Sign a point guard next season(Kyrie or Kemba) and resign Butler.

2019-2020 lineup would be Kyrie, Booker, Butler, Jackson, Ayton. 6th man - Jones. Contenders.

11 Oct 2018 02:34:30
Oh Kyrie is going from Celtics to the suns Hmmm #%*€%#*¥.

11 Oct 2018 06:04:50
That is the best case scenario for PHX but Kemba would do as well.

04 Oct 2018 21:09:22
Thunder and Blazers Trade

Westbrook and Roberson for Lillard and Turner

Straight Up. Roberson and Turner has equal years in terms of Contract and you can extend Lillard to Paul George Level for another 2-3 years and Lillard is a year younger than Russell - I would throw in a pair of 2nd Round Picks to sweeten the deal if Blazers wants to depart Lillard. Lillard and George would be a better and more cohesive duo.

Most of you would not do this trade; and I understand that.

04 Oct 2018 21:31:51
Rather keep Roberson and Westbrook.

04 Oct 2018 21:56:11
Triangle why?

04 Oct 2018 22:20:13
I think both teams would rather keep their current star PG over swapping.

05 Oct 2018 00:56:09
Westbrick for lillard is fair in terms of championships and likely future championships without major 1st tier talent surrounding them. Who puts more person-like clueless fans in seats? Westbrick by far. His worth to a franchise is unique in that respect.

05 Oct 2018 13:03:42
I’d counter with this Btec: Westbrook is hated in Portland. Hated. Lillard would be a much better fan draw for the Blazers than Westbrook.

05 Oct 2018 13:36:34
Shiller, it’s more about Roberson vs. Turner than Westbrook vs. Lillard.

05 Oct 2018 14:45:07
I still like Turner. is he overpaid? Absolutely. But if you use him correctly, he's a solid asset. The problem is, he's not a good fit for either team. He should essentially be the backup point guard, facilitating for the rest of the squad. The Thunder already have Schroder in that role.

05 Oct 2018 16:14:48
Well, that's not a very high moral code for the formerly known as trailblazers fan base. I thought it was about team and not 1 individual?

05 Oct 2018 19:20:40
It certainly is more than one individual, but at the same time, you can't ignore your fans and go against everything they would want. You can't dump a hero around the city for a bitter rival.

Also, the Jailblazer era really hurt the team in the eyes of the fans. Among all of the teams in the NBA, Portland has to be among the most cautious of losing their fan base again.

05 Oct 2018 19:59:49
There is not one good reason to blackball westbrick from Portland. He has no criminal charges, and he gets triple doubles. Would satisfy most blazer fans I know. I can't ever see westbrick for lillard but I think the fans would welcome westbrick if he was around for a while. Portland businesses feed the homeless at a ridiculous rate, I'd imagine they'd embrace westbrick after a season or 2.

02 Oct 2018 04:39:20
Washington's big 3

Trade #1
Wizards - Timberwolves

Wizards get:
Butler
Patton
Bates-Diop

Wolves get:
Porter
Oubre
2 2nds


Trade #2
Wizards - Thunder

Wizards get:
George
Patterson

Thunder get:
Beal
Howard
2020 1st


Wizards get a big 3 that could compete for the Finals and convince Butler to stay long term with George and Wall.

Wolves get a good return for a Butler in two young pieces that help a struggling wolves offence + draft picks.

Thunder would be the only ones to hesitate on deal with George locked up recently but get upgrade at sg with Howard to mentor Adams and Noel. have either Howard or Noel play the PF.

29 Sep 2018 17:57:21
Precursor to a Buter to Miami deal...

Okc gets Bender
Phx gets Lin, Dedmon
Atl gets Whiteside
Mia gets Chandler, Abrines

Salaries check out.

Okc gets another frontcourt shooter who can add to the competition for the starting 4 spot and alleviates a bit of the logjam at the wing. They get another controllable year. They might not be able to keep Abrines next season anyways.

Phoenix cashes in on Tyson who doesn't fit anyways. They get a starting point. Both contracts are expiring so no extended money beyond this year but both guys are vets who can help the young squad.

Atlanta takes a stab at reviving Whiteside's value. This also targets two years out of having tons of cap space to put talent around their core of young and Collins. Maybe a pick goes there too?

Miami gets expiring contracts. They flip them in a deal for Butler. Wins all around maybe?

25 Sep 2018 23:06:22
Pelicans Trade Solomon Hill Elfrid Payton 2019 first round pick (protected)

Thunder Trade Dennis Schroder Hamidou Diallo

Pelicans lost Rajon Rondo DeMarcus Cousins

Second Trade

Pelicans Trade NIkola Mirotic to Magic

Magic Trade NIkola Vucevic to Pelicans

Both teams get one year rental expiring contracts 12 Millions each players

26 Sep 2018 14:30:33
Trade one is really bad, Schroeder has next to no value

Trade two is a no from NOLA also.

26 Sep 2018 15:54:01
Yeah, no one is giving up a first for Schroder. OKC did to unload Melo, not to get Schroder. They essentially got him for nothing.

The second trade, Mirotic is a much more valuable player than Vuc, especially next to Davis. The Davis/ Mirotic combo was really good last year.

24 Sep 2018 17:40:09
- Clippers get: Hamidou Diallo, '21 2nd (From OKC)
PG SGA/Williams/Teodosic
SG Bradley/Robinson/Diallo
SF Gallinari/Johnson/Thornwell
PF Harris/Mbah a Moute/Scott
C Gortat/Harrell/Marjanovic
- Clear up minutes for SGA and Robinson, get back a young prospect and a second rounder.

- Suns get: Dennis Schroder
PG Schroder/Okobo/Harrison
SG Booker/Daniels/Melton
SF Jackson/Bridges/Peters
PF Ariza/Anderson/Bender
C Ayton/Holmes/Chandler
- Get their starting point guard who fits their timeline. Also on a long term contract. Clear up minutes for Jackson and Bridges.

- Thunder get: T.J. Warren, Patrick Beverley
PG Westbrook/Beverley/Felton
SG Roberson/Abrines/Cabarrot
SF George/Warren/Ferguson/Nader
PF Grant/Patterson
C Adams/Noel/Davis
- Get a young, two-way Wing for their bench who is on a long term contract. Get a defense-first Guard off the bench.

24 Sep 2018 19:27:30
Warren is a better player and his current value and contract are far better than shroeder. Suns wouldn't do it.

24 Sep 2018 20:29:46
Warren can't shoot 3s. Shroeder can start at PG. Suns say yes.

24 Sep 2018 20:57:53
Okc get two guys better than the one guy they trade?

24 Sep 2018 22:27:19
Suns pass. I think Phoenix would be smart to just start Booker at PG than trade for a below average starting PG. Also, Schroeder can't shoot 3's either Warlock. And he's paid quite a bit more than Warren.

25 Sep 2018 04:46:44
I don´t think the Suns should do this because Schroder isn´t good enough. Next off-season, the Suns could sign some one just as good him, if not better. Someone like R. Rondo, E. Payton, R. Rubio, K. Walker, or T. Rozier would be a better option than Schroder. The Suns are in no rush to find their point guard of the future. Developing Ayton and Jackson should be their biggest priority.

However, with their recent moves of acquiring Ryan Anderson and Trevor Ariza, it does look like the Suns are interested in making a playoff push with these veterans. I would not be suprised if the Suns made a stupid move like this.

25 Sep 2018 18:30:02
The Clippers already have Avery Bradley, Lou Williams, Jerome Robinson, Sindarious Thornwell, and Tyrone Wallace all who can play the 2. Why would they trade their starting PG for another SG who won't play and worthless picks?

23 Sep 2018 18:22:54
OKC / IND / ATL


Thunder gets Young (PF) and Sabonis from the Pacers

+1 win on the Trade Machine

Hawks gets Adams from the Thunder

+4 wins on the Trade Machine

Pacers gets Plumlee and Dedmon from the Hawks. Pacers gets a future 1st Round Pick from Atlanta and a 2nd Round Pick from Oklahoma City.

-4 wins on the Trade Machine.

23 Sep 2018 18:43:54
I think the pacers should get a little more for taking plumlee.

22 Sep 2018 15:32:25
Suns get Schroder, Abrines
***A point to run things and a shooter to spread the floor who should fit nicely with Ayton. Gets them out of a long term deal on the wing, paving the way for Bridges and Jackson.

Wolves get Roberson, Warren, Harrison, OKC 1st, PHX 2nd
***If Jimmy wants out and they want to remain somewhat competitive, why not go get two guys who separately give you what Butler gives you collectively? Roberson is lockdown on D at multiple positions. Warren has a similar offensive game and is improving on D. Getting the picks are the sweetener. I don't think they'll see a significantly better deal than this honestly. And if it's all about keeping Towns, they can flip Roberson for an expiring deal at the deadline and a pick. Warren and the picks allows you to get a player who can play Butler's role at a discounted price and keep your franchise guy.

Thunder get Jimmy Butler, Jones, Bender
***Mock me. Go ahead. I posted the George trade to okc multiple times in the year leading up to the deal and was mocked. Then the trade happened and George resigned. Lightning strikes twice for the Thunder. They bet on themselves and a shot at a title to keep Butler. This would be a killer lineup but with big risk. Scared money don't make none.

I get it. That's not a preferred destination. That's a deal hinging in Phoenix wanting Dennis. Presti convinced Indy that Oladipo before he exploded and a rookie were enough for George. No picks involved. If it happens, Western Conference finals will be 🔥 🔥 🔥

22 Sep 2018 16:13:35
NY, LA, Miami. In that order and likelihood butler enters training camp or pre-season in one of those cities. Unless someone pulls a raptors-Leonard move.

22 Sep 2018 17:56:53
I think Butler traded in December when players can be traded that were signed this year. it's going to be more options for the wolves. I want Butler in the Lakers even if he leaves but I like this trade. Those are two nice players signed to stay years in Miny and gel with towns and Wiggins.

22 Sep 2018 18:24:46
He's sitting out training camp II, until he's traded.

22 Sep 2018 21:36:10
I believe that when I see it. For all I know they can trade Wiggins and sign Butler to that money he wants.

22 Sep 2018 23:41:34
Pretty lopsided to OKC.

23 Sep 2018 00:57:06
He's been excused from "all early on-court activities" Whatever that means? I took it as meaning out until further notice.

20 Sep 2018 05:03:46
Just because Butler wants clippers Knicks and nets doesn't mean he gets it. And I doubt they give up much when they can get him in FA and other teams won't give much for a rental.

Thunder T-Wolves Suns

T-Wolves get Roberson, Warren, thunder 2nd round pick or 1st if necessary.
Thunder get Butler
Suns get Schroder 2nd round pick

Thunder make a killer starting five that will compete with warriors.
T-Wolves get an all defensive player which thibs would like, a good young player in Warren, and a pick.
Suns address their PG need. Warren is a lil better but not much than Schroder they average the same amount of points and are the same age. Schroder being a PG is a better playmaker and gets more assist and is starting caliber which is what they need. They get a 2nd to make it a lil better for them.

20 Sep 2018 17:52:29
This is not a bad idea. Biggest problem is Thunder paying all of their players. They would be by far the largest payroll and luxury tax payments in history in 2019.

20 Sep 2018 04:42:02
Just because Butler wants clippers Knicks and nets doesn't mean he gets it. And I doubt they give up much when they can get him in FA and other teams won't give much for a rental.

Thunder T-Wolves

T-Wolves get Roberson, Schroder, 1st and 2nd pick
Thunder get Butler

Thunder make a killer starting five that will compete with warriors.
T-Wolves get an all defensive player which thibs would like, a starting caliber PG, and a couple of picks.

19 Sep 2018 23:50:15
Could lightning strike twice for the Thunder? They went and grabbed George a little over a year ago when he was "bound" for the Lakers. He was convinced after one season to stay long term. Why not try again with Butler?

Okc gets Jimmy Butler, JaMychal Green
***All in. This bumps their tax bill but it'll be worth it when they beat the Warriors in the western conference finals and make a run at a title.

Grizz get Alex Abrines
***Grizz grab a shooter and a teammate of Gasol from the Spain national team

TWolves get Andre Roberson, Patrick Patterson, Terrance Ferguson, 1st rounder
***I don't think that the Wolves want to send Jimmy to his preferred teams. Those teams may also not want to forfeit talent and try their hand at adding him in FA. Enter the Thunder. They get a first, a defensive ace, a young asset, and a floor spacing 4.

Thoughts?

20 Sep 2018 03:43:11
The T-Wolves will not trade Butler to a division rival.

20 Sep 2018 16:37:21
No it could not.

10 Sep 2018 18:56:10
INDIANA PACERS GETS

Adams and Roberson from the Thunder and Aldridge from the Spurs. Adams and Aldridge has three years remaining on their contracts.

SAN ANTONIO SPURS GETS

Young and Bogdanovic from the Pacers.

OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER GETS BACK

Oladipo and Sabonis from the Paul George Trade and Thunder give the Pacers draft picks in the Future to make this trade complete.


Thunder Starting Lineup

Westbrook
Oladipo
Sabonis
George
Grant


Maybe not perfect but according to the NBA Trade Machine -- Thunder gained 7 wins and with Oladipo and Ferguson handling the Shooting Guard spot and Westbrook and Schroder at the point -- our guards in good hands.

You can give the monies to Sabonis to anchor the Center spot and with Grant and Patterson at the Power Forward spot -- the Thunder has finally got the depth at every position and with Noel backing up Sabonis were set to be a better team than the Rockets and I believe that we don't need 1st Round Picks until 2022 to rebuild. I know this trade is a dream trade for OKC -- but I will face backlash from you guys and believe me if Presti can pull this off -- OKC can challenge the Warriors seriously.

10 Sep 2018 19:02:07
you just gave me a hartattack.
Can you explain me why the Pacers would do this?

10 Sep 2018 19:41:26
The Pacers won’t and shouldn’t trade Oladipo.

10 Sep 2018 19:49:27
Spurs say no.

10 Sep 2018 21:07:38
I love how the trade is essentially "Oops, sorry, we gave you too good of players for Paul George. Could you please give them back and take these two inferior players instead? " OKC fans are hilarious.

10 Sep 2018 21:58:18
Also, it's two separate trades, not one big one:

Young and Bogdanovic for Aldridge (terrible for SA)

Oladipo and Sabonis for Adams and Roberson (horrible for Indy, like hilariously horrible for Indy) . I'd probably take Sabonis over Adams due to Adams bad contract, and Oladipo is lightyears above Roberson.

You're right, you'll get backlash. But that's only because this trade is reeeeealy one sided. Like D_Drainer or MD_StaySmooth one sided.

07 Sep 2018 15:14:14
Indiana Pacers

Get Jimmy Butler and Jeff Teague from the Timberwolves

Minnesota Timberwolves

Get Steve Adams, Andre Roberson from the Thunder, and Collision from the Pacers and a future 1st Pick from the Thunder and a future 2nd Round Pick from the Timberwolves.

Oklahoma City Thunder

Get back Oladipo from the Pacers and Gorgui Dieng from the Timberwolves.

Thunder Starting Lineup

Westbrook
Oladipo
Dieng
George
Grant.

07 Sep 2018 15:30:40
Why would Indy trade Oladipo for Butler? Butler is a little better, but Oladipo is younger, locked up multiple years, and actually wants to be in Indy.

07 Sep 2018 15:34:21
Why would Indy consider this?

07 Sep 2018 19:31:16
Not only does Indy say no, Thunder say no. They would not trade Adams, Roberson, and a 1st for Oladipo and Dieng. Adams fits the team better and is a young beast who will still improve, and who terrorizes teams on the offensive glass and great in P&R, Andre Roberson is a 1st or 2nd all defensive team calliber player every year when healthy and a 1st round pick.

07 Sep 2018 21:37:39
I think that if they felt like Noel could produce at an even passable level, OKC would do it. If you throw Oladip back on that team, it’s pretty interesting.

07 Sep 2018 22:31:34
I'd take that trade in a second if I'm OKC.

Adams is an above average center, but barely. Is he a top 10 center?

Roberson is a nice role player, but is replaceable.

Oladipo is an all star, he's a top 30 player in the league. You shouldn't clutch onto role players if it means you could get a star.

08 Sep 2018 00:01:34
For years to come, Oladipo could be better than Butler.

05 Sep 2018 10:23:17
DET/OKC/PHX

DET get Ryan Anderson, OKC 1st, MIL 1st from PHX, Terrance Ferguson & TJ Warren

Pg Jackson/Smith
Sg Kennard/Galloway/Ferguson
Sf Warren/Johnson/Bullock
Pf Anderson/Ellenson
Ce Drummond/Pachulia

OKC get Blake Griffin

Pg Westbrook/Felton
Sg Roberson/Abrines
Sf George/Luwawu
Pf Griffin/Grant
Ce Adams/Noel

PHX get Dennis Shroeder & Pattrick Patterson

Pg Shroeder/Okobo
Sg Booker/Daniels
Sf Jackson/Bridges
Pf Ariza/Patterson/Bender
Ce Ayton/Chandler/Arthur

05 Sep 2018 10:48:47
The phoenix pick should be lottery protected and thaneven then it's a steep price for getting Schroder.

05 Sep 2018 15:28:02
I'd probably rather have Warren than Shroeder straight up. I know Phoenix needs a PG, but I'd rather run Booker at PG (which they should absolutely try) than do this.

Rebuilding teams shouldn't be desperate to get the right fit. They should still be in asset collection mode.

05 Sep 2018 15:52:37
If Phx wanted Schroeder they would strike a deal before he was traded to Okc.

05 Sep 2018 17:37:35
OKC does "NOT" WANT GRIFFEN

If Phoenix really wants Schroder,

PHX gets Schroder, Patterson and Ferguson

OKC gets Warren, Holmes, Bender and Daniels

Now you get to take Detroit out of the whole equation, Plus, you get to keep your Ace shooter, Ryan Anderson and you get the coveted Schroder in the deal.

(To Everyone else, Please stop trying to bring Griffin to OKC. We do not need a 3rd Max player unless he is an elite player than can carry a team into the Championship. i. e. A Davis, L James, K Leonard. )

05 Sep 2018 22:04:31
That's a horrible deal for Schroder okc23.

And why wouldn't you want Blake? If you make him your 3rd option, he's one of the couple best third options in the entire NBA. He can't carry a team, but he can definitely be a main contributor on an elite team.

You can't get a #1 option type guy like Lebron, why not take a chance on a second tier star?

04 Sep 2018 20:28:41
OKC/ DET

DET: Blake Griffin
OKC: Dennis, Abrines, Patterson.

04 Sep 2018 21:33:33
I’m not a fan of Griffin or his contract, but there is just no value in that offer for him. Even if Detroit wants himnoff the books, I can’t see them doing a trade for nothing without atleast bringing the team back healthy and trying to make it work.

05 Sep 2018 17:38:46
OKC does "NOT" WANT GRIFFEN.

01 Sep 2018 16:10:08
The Cavs get Ferguson, Abrines and a 2nd

The Thunder get Korver

01 Sep 2018 21:39:40
Korver would help Thunder a lot but I don't think they will give up Ferguson for him. They like Ferguson and think he can develop into a good 2-way player. I don't think they would trade him for any 37 year old.

31 Aug 2018 15:46:08
4 team trade Sun's, Pistons, Thunder, T-Wolves let me know what y'all think to me this is fair, but I’m a Thunder fan so I'm sure I'm being bias here. which teams say yes and who says no

Suns get Schroder, OKC 2nd round if needed
Lose Warren

They get a starting PG which they need. And a 2nd round pick if they won't do just a player swap. They are both 24 the both average bout the same in points Warrenton 19.6 Schroeder 19.4 Schroder averaged 4.9 more assists which they need a playmaker. Warren averaged 2 more rebounds. The Suns would be losing a lil defense while gaining better playmaking which they need to me it's an even swap. But they get a 2nd if needed.

Pistons get Taj Gibson (exp), Warren, Ferguson OKC 2nd round pick
Lose Griffin

They get 2 young assets one already proven in Warren and a young prospect in Ferguson with good potential. They get cheaper and back under the luxury tax this season and open up about 17mil next year for FA they could then get Leuer and Galloway off the books for next season and be able to offer a 30-34 mil contract. Plus a 2nd round pick.

Thunder get Butler
Lose Schroder, Ferguson, Abrines, 1st round pick, and 1 or 2 2nd round picks

Thunder get another all star and a better attempt at a big 3 or 4 if you count Adams (I do) . If what Butler says is true and he just wants to win OKC is a good place to try with Westbrook and George. OKC would be able to resign him if he will because they would have bird rights so they can go over luxury tax to keep him. They would prob be the most expensive team though.

T-Wolves get Griffin, Abrines, OKC next available 1st round pick
Lose Butler, Gibson

They get an All-star, a young 3 point shooter with an expiring contract, and a 1st instead of letting Butler walk and getting nothing to me that's a good deal. They are losing Gibson who is getting older and his contract is expiring, but thunder throw in the 1st since they are losing Gibson. if they were losing just Butler they wouldn't be getting the first.

OKC sign Brewer and Acy to minimum contracts
OKC lineup
Westbrook/ Felton/
Butler/ Roberson/ Brewer/ Diallo
George/ TLC/ Nader
Grant/ Patterson/ Acy
Adams/ Noel
Thunder would compete with Warriors if they met in playoffs it would not be an easy series for Warriors. If they improved the bench a lil as the season goes and everyone is healthy they could beat them.

31 Aug 2018 16:12:52
Schroder and Abrines have almost not value, Ferguson has minimal value at best, and that first is like 6 years out. You’re just spreading a hugely one sided trade by only slightly bad trades for 3 teams rather than 1 extremely bad trade for 1 team.

31 Aug 2018 22:55:17
So many moving parts to this deal, I'm only going to address the 2 main parts (teams) as to why I don't think this would/ could happen.

For the T-wolves, they are not getting enough for these 2 players. Griffin has had difficulty finishing a season uninjured and he has a Max contract deal. Abrines isn't bad, but he's a long way from proving himself an above average player yet. Finally, the next 1st rounder available for OKC to give is in 2024, that doesn't entice teams that are trying to get something of value so they can win now or in the near future.

As for OKC, that would be a win this year or bust lineup. After this year, Butler would require a Max contract (3 players on one team with Max contracts), Noel will move on or at the very least, require a realistic salary, if so then we have to find a replacement at the league minimum, not to mention Felton is not the person you want driving that 2nd unit against the elite teams in the playoffs, so we would have to find an experienced guard to sign at the league minimum for that position as well.
All that while acquiring the highest team salary and luxury tax in the history of the NBA, not just this year, but for at least the next 4 years.
Ownership would actually eventually lose money and have to find a way to dismantle the team, then start over from scratch.

31 Aug 2018 09:30:36
OKC/PHX/LAC

OKC get TJ Warren
- get a player who can help them better and can play the starting PF

Pg Westbrook/Shroeder/Felton
Sg Roberson/Ferguson
Sf George/Luwawu
Pf Warren/Grant
Ce Adams/Noel

PHX get Pat Beverley & Pattrick Patterson
- get their PG who will fit

Pg Beverley/Knight/Okobo
Sg Booker/Daniels
Sf Ariza/Jackson
Pf Chriss/Patterson
Ce Ayton/Chandler/Bender

LAC get Alex Abrines & 1st rd pick OKC (top 16 protected)
- get a young SG and a 1st

Pg Shai/Teodosic
Sg Bradley/Williams/Abrines
Sf Gallo/Johnson
Pf Harris/Scott
Ce Gortat/Harrell/Marj

31 Aug 2018 13:29:22
Thunder don't need Warren they need people who can shoot 3's. if Grant can do what he did last year and get back to shooting 37-38% from 3 like in 2016-17 he will be a good starter for them and possibly in the running for most improved player. I say give Grant a shot before trading for another PF they did just give him a pretty good contract.

31 Aug 2018 23:02:26
ric135 is exactly right, plus the next 1st OKC has to give is in 2024 and that's just too far down the road for the Clippers to really be interested.

If PHX really wants Patrick Beverly, I'm sure they could workout something to trade straight up with them or some current draft picks to offer.

 
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