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21 Jul 2017 16:14:29

Detroit gets- Ed Davis, Kevin Seraphin

Indiana gets- Myers Leonard, Noah Vonleh, Pat Connaughton, Bryn Forbes

Portland gets- Lamarcus Aldridge, Davis Bertans

San Antonio gets- Thaddeus Young, Boban Marjanovic, Glenn Robinson III

Do you think there should be any draft picks moved? What do you think? Always appreciate the feedback!

21 Jul 2017 17:02:36
LA may have had a slight dip in value given he can't lead a team, but you are talking about one of the better pf in the league. A great number 2 option. The fact that the blazers get him for a total bust and a terrible player is beyond laughable.

21 Jul 2017 17:41:13
Agree with hamburger. Why do people think that Aldridge has no value just because he's not a #1 option? He's still a second tier player, he can be the second or third best player on a championship team. You can't get him for Meyers Leonard, Noah Vonleh, and ed Davis. That's basically nothing.

21 Jul 2017 18:12:46
Yeah but he wants to be a #1 option. He's the power forward version of Dwight Howard.

21 Jul 2017 09:38:05
Brooklyn get Leonard
Knicks get Lin Aminu Crabbe Turner Harkless
Blazers get Melo Thomas Lee Noah Randle



21 Jul 2017 10:05:25
No way Blazers take Noah.

21 Jul 2017 10:50:38
Any team willing to take Anthony would also have to get a significant asset from the Knicks -- who don't have many significant assets.

21 Jul 2017 11:47:06
Hardaway would start at the 3 over turner.

21 Jul 2017 19:25:28
Nobody wants to go to oregon.

20 Jul 2017 17:54:49
Milwaukee Receives:

Allan Crabbe (Portland)
JR Smith (Cleveland)
Kristap Porzingis (New York)
Lance Thomas (New York)

Cleveland Receives:

Carmelo Anthony (New York)
Greg Monroe (Milwaukee)

New York Receives:

Kevin Love (Cleveland)
John Henson (Milwaukee)
Mirza Teletovic (Milwaukee)
Rashad Vaughn (Milwaukee)

Portland Receives:

Iman Shumpart (Cleveland)
Matthew Delladova (Milwaukee)

20 Jul 2017 18:13:30
I think the bucks are the only team that accept that deal.

20 Jul 2017 18:18:07
No way Knicks give up Zinger for Love and the Bucks garbage.

20 Jul 2017 18:20:11
So let me get this straight. Cleveland trades an allstar, a starter, and their sixth man. New York trades an All star and one of the best young bigs in the game. The Bucks trade the overplayed scraps from their bench. Makes sense.

20 Jul 2017 18:28:25
Knicks NEVER do this deal. Beyond ridiculous.

20 Jul 2017 18:54:57
Milwaukee gets Porzingis without giving up Parker, Middleton, or Maker. Not a chance. New York gets screwed.

20 Jul 2017 19:25:16
Not sure how Bucks get Porzingis for that little. Don't like it for Cleveland, they shouldn't give up both Shumpert and JR (korver can't play any defense) and don't think Monroe is the style backup big they need (need more defensive orientated big) .

Knicks would be foolish to include Porzingis in this trade especially with Melo able to get you close to Love by himself.

Doesn't clear any cap space but trade improve Portland's depth and would be a good move.

20 Jul 2017 20:49:15
Knicks ARE NOT trading Porzingis! President and GM said they are building around him.

20 Jul 2017 13:22:11
Knicks/ Blazers

To NYK - Crabbe, Turner, Harkless, 2019 Lottery protected 1st

To POR - Melo, Lee, Thomas

If what Lillard and CJ said yesterday is true, that Melo is interested in the Blazers, let get this done.

Knicks get younger (24, 25 and 28), get a second unit ball handler to take pressure off of Frank (Turner), a younger 3 and D guy (Crabbe) and a hard nosed SF who gives more D (Harkless) .

Blazers get another star, an older but still effective 3 and D (Lee) and a depth SF.

Salaries are within $1M, and that's including Melo's trade kicker.

20 Jul 2017 13:29:08
NY is giving better player. Portland needs to add swanigan and 2018 2019. Melo will not go to Oregon. Not happening.

20 Jul 2017 14:29:44
I like this trade

This would make Portland a contender. C Anthony's still a great player and he has some good years left.

And NY can rebuilt around Porzingis. That's a good return with usefull young players and a future asset.

20 Jul 2017 14:56:11
Shizzee, you're pushing it with asking for Swanigan and an additional pick. Knicks don't have a tonne of leverage, which is why getting younger players and a pick a win.

20 Jul 2017 21:14:13
No picks and no prosects take Noah instead of lee.

21 Jul 2017 04:23:12
Lillard and CJ won't be adding Melo to the team simple as that.

19 Jul 2017 14:21:44

Portland gets- Lamarcus Aldridge, Bryn Forbes

San Antonio gets- Andre Drummond, Darrell Arthur, Pat Connaughton

Detroit gets- Kenneth Faried, Danny Green, Ed Davis, Will Barton, Dejounte Murray

Denver gets- Reggie Jackson, Mo Harkless

What do you think?

19 Jul 2017 17:52:47
Denver and Detroit aren't getting nearly enough, and Portland is getting a steal.

19 Jul 2017 19:22:55
I think its not enough for Detroit. If they were to deal Drummond I think it would be to get a young piece or draft pick that could potentially be the franchise cornerstone that they no longer think Drummond is. Getting back a bunch of solid role players won't really help them at all since it'll keep them from getting a top pick but not provide them the upside to do much of anything. Pistons should probably keep Drummond unless they could get like a top 10 pick for him in the upcoming draft and not take back any bad contracts (and ideally rid themselves of Jacksons bad contract) .

Not a fan of Jackson and although Denver need an upgrade at point guard I don't think he is it (Bledsoe would be a good option imo) . They should try and move Barton (or Chandler if they want to slide him into starting lineup) and Faried tho.

I believe Portland would need to give up more for salary to work but for that little not sure why they'd be against bringing LA back.

Drummond would be a great addition to Spurs. He has the physical tools to be not only a monster on the boards but defensively. He has sort of plateaued thus far in his career but I think a great coach like Pop could help get the most out of him and help him on the mental side of things which is what is really holding him back.

19 Jul 2017 22:49:41
It's a steal for the Spurs, they should also give two draft picks to Denver

I like this for Portland, but i also think they should give a draft pick to Denver.

It's not a bad return for Detroit, but they better keep Drummond.

no idea why Denver would want R Jackson.

19 Jul 2017 01:15:54

Blazers acquire C.Anthony & J.Okafor


Knicks acquire A.Crabbe , M.Harkless & 2nd round pick from Sixers


Sixers acquire Myers Leonard & 1st round pick from Blazers


18 Jul 2017 19:10:48
The 76ers get Crabbe and Toronto 2018 pick via Brooklyn

The Pistons get Harkless, Nurkic, 2018 Portland 1st and 2 2nds from Philly

The Trail Blazers get Drummond

The Nets get Okafor and Leonard

The 76ers get rid of Okafor for a 1st and a sg who could provide depth this year and take over for Reddick next year

The Pistons get to retool. Harkless and Nurkic are both solid young players and they get a few picks to play with.

The Nets get 2 solid young players for what will likely be a late first. They get to buy fairly low on two players that have some potential.

18 Jul 2017 19:52:54
The Trailblazers shed salary and get a big who could turn into a legitimate 3rd allstar and defensive anchore for them.

18 Jul 2017 20:12:36
Portland is way too high on Nurkic to come anywhere near that. I think Portland values him as high (or higher) than Detroit values Drummond.

18 Jul 2017 20:25:55
Two issues here, first, the sixers aren't getting rid of okafor and snagging both a 1st round pick and crabbe, who is an actual quality SG, albeit on an expensive contract.

Second, did you really just say drummond will be the defensive anchor for the blazers?

While with Portland, Nurkik was incredibly positive on both ends of the court. Seriously. his on/ off with Portland was incredible.

Drummond? His team was offensively a bit better with him off the court. however, defensively, Drummond was literally the worst center in the league. While on, Opponents had an offensive rating of 111, when off, 101. Seriously. hysterical. defensive anchor. what a nut.

19 Jul 2017 00:05:38
Drummond is a bad defender but unlike someone like Okafor I think he has the physical tools to be a good and borderline great defender. Although he is still quite young at only 23 he has spent 5 years in the NBA and hasn't really improved on the defensive end at all. That is alarming and likely due to his "lack of motivation" which caused him to slide to #9 in the draft but could also be due in part to coaching.

I was a fan of Portland getting him before they got Nurkic but after they got him and he played well for them I doubt they take the risk going after Drummond. I believe Drummond has a higher upside than Nurkic. One thing that could factor in however, is that Nurkic is in the final year of his contract and with Portland already in the luxury they may prefer a deal like this that would allow them to shed some salary for the future (as opposed to keeping Crabbe, Leonard and Harkless then having to give 15 mill+ to Nurkic in RFA) .

19 Jul 2017 14:12:44
Depending on what you look at, he has mixed reviews defensively. Looking up his real plus minus on defense, it has him at 29, but fox sports defensive ratings have him as the 4th overall defender (their ratings favor big men) . The truth is probably somewhere in between. He has the size, athleticism and raw abilities to be monster on the defensive end. He's a solid help defender, shot blocker, and defensive rebounder. If he can improve perimeter/ post defense he could be really good and he has the size, strength, and athleticism to do it. He has more upside than Nurkic.

18 Jul 2017 17:56:59

Portland gets- Ryan Anderson, Joe Harris

New York gets- Evan Turner, Trevor Booker, Pat Connaughton, Isiah Taylor, Shawn Long, 1st rd pick (HOU)

Houston gets- Carmelo Anthony

Brooklyn gets- Allen Crabbe, Noah Vonleh, 2nd rd pick (POR)

What's your thoughts?

18 Jul 2017 19:02:06
Not bad for Portland since they drop salary and currently have the highest payroll in basketball. Anderson could be solid for them

New York turns it down. They won't take on turners contract and nothing there really enticed them to do it.

Ok for Houston

I'm not sure Brooklyn does this. They get some fairly young talent, but that's a basically takes up the rest of their cap space the next two years.

18 Jul 2017 19:14:55
I agree it takes up their cap space for the next few years, but the Crabbe contract is only one year longer than Mozgov/ Carroll, plus they tried signing Crabbe when he was a RFA.

18 Jul 2017 19:18:01
Also the NYK were trying to sign Turner when he was a FA.

18 Jul 2017 19:51:27
The Knicks were going in a different direction at the time, they most likely didn't offer 18 million a year for 4 years, and Turner's value has value has dropped since his play has been subpar since he joined Portland

Brooklyn had more space when they made the last few moves, they ended up getting a player with allstar potential in the Mozgov deal, and Carroll's contract isn't as big as the other 2s and they still landed a 1st. I'm not saying it's unthinkable that they would do it, but I would think they would want to keep cap space open in case they can sign a restricted free agent with up side next year.

It's a lot of salary to take on for 2 players who's upside looks at best like a solid starters and most likely will turn into a 3 and d shooting guard and an end of the rotation big.

18 Jul 2017 20:56:34
literally, the knicks would be better off just buying out melo. Turner is a role player that should be making half what he does. Melo, if kept by the knicks, will opt out after this season and the knicks will have that cap relief. This trade just screws them for a few more years, and at least melo provided production, turner sucks.

18 Jul 2017 23:03:00
Hamburger is right. Anthony has little value and it will cost Knicks to just get rid of him. But having Turner, a former Celtic, would make NY better.

17 Jul 2017 13:51:36

NYK get: Allen Crabbe, Reggie Jackson, Al-Farouq Aminu, and Ed Davis (exp)

pg. Jackson/ Ntilinkina
sg. THJ/ Baker
sf. Crabbe/ Aminu
pf. Porzinigs/ Davis
c. Hernangomez/ OQuinn

POR get: Carmelo Anthony, Andre Drummond, and Joakim Noah

pg. Lillard/ Napier
sg. McCollum/ Turner
sf. Anthony/ Connaughton
pf. Nurkic/ Vonleh
c. Drummond/ Swanigan

DET get: Courtney Lee, Mo Harkless, Meyers Leonard, Zach Collins, 2018 1st DP POR, and 2018 1st DP NYK (top 3 protected)

pg. Bradley/ Smith
sg. Lee/ Galloway
sf. Harris/ Johnson/ Harkless
pf. Leuer/ Leonard
c. Marjoanovic/ Collins

17 Jul 2017 15:04:11
Portland is taking on way too much salary. They'd likely have to move Turner if they made this move and I don't think that would even be enough with . Drummond would be an awkward fit for them if they kept Nurkic since two would be poor fits together. With Nurkic due an extension after this year they'd probably be better off dealing him since otherwise their starting 5 would make over 100 mill.

Knicks clear Melo and Noah but give up what will probably be a top 10 pick and take back significant salary. If I were the Knicks I'd prefer buying out Melo and letting Noah just ride the bench (or stretch him) and keep my first which is their most realistic shot at building a worthwhile team and eventually attract FA.

I guess its an alright return for Pistons although I think it makes more sense for Portland to give up Nurkic and keep Harkless and their 1st or Collins or something.

17 Jul 2017 15:16:15
Why would the Knicks buy out Melo? What benefit? Play him or trade him!

17 Jul 2017 15:44:07
Just a thought . could Anthony be traded to the new 3-on-3 league?

17 Jul 2017 17:08:08
In the end keeping him or not likely doesn't make that big a difference for the Knicks (more for Melo) so I think its better to just get rid of the elephant in the room and do Melo a favor for his service to the team the past few years (Knicks never really built that great a team around him) and allow him an attempt to actually go deep in the playoffs while he is still a high caliber player. Knicks also save face a little bit as this whole Melo fiasco hasn't left the front office in the brightest light (which will potentially have an impact on future FA) . They also are able to focus solely on Porzingis' development and building a team around him which should be their primary concern.

18 Jul 2017 01:24:51
Ridiculous for the Blazers. No way they let go of Zach Collins and next year's 1st in any part of this. And you've also included Crabbe, Harkless, Davis, Aminu, and Leonard. for Anthony, Drummond and Noah's dogwad contract. You also have Nurk moved to PF.

17 Jul 2017 01:27:11
Knicks suns blazers


Portland 1st

Knicks 2nd.

17 Jul 2017 05:08:51
2 big no ways for Portland. giving a 1st round pick and taking Noah's salary. Maybe Turner, Leonard, and a 2nd rounder for C. Anthony and that's it.

17 Jul 2017 06:27:14
Yeah, absolutely no way Portland gives up a first in this trade. If anything, they should be getting a first to take on Noah.

17 Jul 2017 12:06:53
So the Knicks have other options. if the blazers want melo like all reports claim, they have to give a desireable package. Turner. Leonard and a 2nd ain't that.

Foolish comment.

Now crabbe and harkless are untouchable?

17 Jul 2017 21:58:55
Portland first could be one of this years picks that have already been picked.

18 Jul 2017 01:38:03
Bmiller. Anthony's trade value is not what you think it is. And Portland actually does not want him, regardless of the fan-based rumors that are floating. Thank you for your "foolish" retort. from a Knick's fan. that is funny.

18 Jul 2017 01:39:44
Hamburger. Sorry Bmiller.

17 Jul 2017 01:14:44
Knicks Portland suns.

melo/ Noah
Chandler/ Bledsoe / Crabbe

Crabbe/ harkless/ turner
Melo/ Noah

Bledsoe/ chandler
Harkless/ turner/ oquinn

Maybe suns get a 2nd pick from Knicks or 2 one from Portland as well.

17 Jul 2017 05:10:14
no way Portland take's on Noah's salary. And no way Portland gives up Harkless and Crabbe.

17 Jul 2017 18:37:02
It's getting panned, but I actually don't hate this trade as long as the Blazers really want Melo. You can slot him right in as the PF next to Nurcic. Sure Noah's contract is terrible, but so are Crabbe and Turner's, and they also don't fit the team all that well. In this case, you're bringing in a player you really want, along with one dead weight contract.

As for the Knicks, you get the big time PG you need, a center who could see the floor, and a guy in Crabbe who's on a terrible contract, but will be able to play for you. That team will fit better around Porzingis, and will probably compete for the playoffs for better or worse.

I like it a lot for Phoenix though. They bring in three solid, if not spectacular, players in exchange for Bledsoe. Could they get something better? Maybe. But I like Turner's playmaking style alongside Booker.

17 Jul 2017 21:57:07
It's the only way to work within salary. If ny is letting melo go it needs to be worth it. I personally see them needing to dump Noah in the deal. Or keep melo and let him walk after season.

17 Jul 2017 00:01:28
3 team trade POR-SA-IND

Blazers give: Leonard, Davis, Aminu, Napier 2018 first
Blazers get: LA and Green

Extremely deep team Lillard, Crabbe, Turner, McCollum, Green, Harkless, Vonleh, LA, Nurkic, Collins could contend with GS, SA, and HOU imo

SA gives: LA, Green
SA gets: Young, Davis

Sheds LA's deal and Greens deal while adding depth at the 4.

IND gives: Young
IND gets: Leonard, Aminu, Napier 2018 1st

Adds depth and a 1st rounder for taking Leonard's and Aminus deals

17 Jul 2017 01:39:12
Terrible for the Spurs. I like Young, but Davis is a nothing player. Giving up LA for a package that includes Young is fine, but that package can't begin and end with him and Davis.

17 Jul 2017 05:12:30
Portland has no interest in LA at this juncture for many reasons. did you actually watch LA in the playoffs. eww.

17 Jul 2017 12:07:50
So you loved him for past junctures. Now after one playoff run youdont want him at this juncture. Ew? Sensationalize much?

18 Jul 2017 01:42:37
Hamburger you sound upset.

16 Jul 2017 15:25:46
Knicks - Portland


Crabbe and Harkness

Ideally, would be AMAZING if the knicks could somehow package Noah for Leonard or Turner as well, but thinking this is a solid return. Solid players, 25 and under, fits the Knicks plans.

Will Melo agree? Probably not. BUT, Portalnd is a rather attractive location Melo.

Lillard, McCollum, Melo, Turner, Nurkic. seems rather solid.

16 Jul 2017 15:52:57
Like the idea, just agree with the thought that Portland isn't a destination Melo will agree to. That team would svore a ton of points though.

16 Jul 2017 15:56:48
No chance Anthony heads out there never to be heard from again. He's a big-city guy and playing with his friends is more important than winning basketball games.

16 Jul 2017 16:10:27
Agreed Jvoung, but i'm starting to think given the situation of things, he may decide to if he really sees the potential. Clearly he isn't just doing the big city thing anymore, and he is looking to win, unless Houston and Cleveland have suddenly become happening places and neither is a contender (those are the two cities he agreed to) . Interesting option. Also, Portland really does seem like a team and franchise on the rise. Great scorers, lots of players in their prime, basketball wise, its a great fit.

Should be an interesting few weeks, but the fun thing is, clearly melo has a decent amount of value as at least 3-4 teams are trying to snag him. Hopefully the knicks play this to their advantage and get a good return.

16 Jul 2017 16:34:38
If Melo does agree to a Blazers trade, Crabbe and Harkless are both decent, young players. This would be a quality deal for Knicks. I think a couple guys with ok upside is better then a late first rd pick. Knicks bench is so thin on talent, these two guys could play a role ( however at a price. I believe Crabbe and Harkless together make about $29mill per year) .

16 Jul 2017 16:38:46
They do make about that. It works out salary-wise. My guess is that the knicks would likely snag a pick or two as well, just because there clearly is some competition for Melo. but I would be rather pleased if they could somehow send off Noah in the deal as well without the picks.

Either way, it seems like a potential suitor. Should be an interesting few weeks.

16 Jul 2017 18:22:46
I like the deal, and it would open up the possibility of dealing Lee for something as well.

I wouldn't have said this a week ago, but maybe Anthony does waive his no trade for a team like the Blazers. He evidently (and rightfully so) wants out of NY. It may not be the team he wants to be with ultimately, but with an opt out at the end of the year, it can also be a one year pit stop. With all three of his buddies potentially being FA's next year, he could potentially join one or more of them then. I've always said, I could pretty much anything for a year if it would earn me $29M! :)

17 Jul 2017 05:16:18
no chance Portland sends both Crabbe and Harkless and neither of Turner or Leonard.

17 Jul 2017 12:09:21
Um, actuallly a good chance. Because ya know. Portland actually has to try if they want to convince the Knicks and also melo. But sure homer go for it. Lots of takers of turner and Leonard. Clearly.

15 Jul 2017 03:04:56

•Blazers get Wesley Matthews and Devin Harris
(Trade saves a little bit of money)
Pg: Lillard, Harris, Napier
Sg: McCollum, Crabbe, Connaughton
Sf: Matthews, Aminu, Layman
Pf: Harkless, Vonleh, Swanigan
C: Nurkic, Leonard, Collins

•Mavs get Evan Turner, Ed Davis, and 2018 Blazers top 7 protected 1st rd pick
-Sign James Young 2yr 4m
-Re-sign Nerlens Noel 4yr 65m
Pg: Smith, Ferrell, Barea
Sg: Curry, Turner, Brussino
Sf: Barnes, Young, Finney-Smith
Pf: Nowitzki, Powell, McRoberts
C: Noel, Davis, Mejri.

14 Jul 2017 20:04:16
4 team trade that gets Melo to Houston

Rockets get Melo

Portland gets Anderson

Knicks get Meyers Leonard, Mo Harkless, Jon Henson, 1st from Milwaukee 2018

Bucks get Aminu, Taylor, Quarterman, Onuaku, Long. the last 4 are non guaranteed contracts.

This is trade machine approved. Rockets get Melo without giving up gordon or ariza.

Portland gets Leonard, Harkless, and Aminu off of the books while getting a good stretch 4.

Milwaukee gets rid of Henson's contract while getting a long athletic 3/ 4 who fits their mold and they get a lot of non-gauranteed contracts that they can cut.

Knicks would get a good big who can rebound/ block shots in henson. A big that can shoot in Leonard. And a sf replacement to go with the 1st from Mil.

14 Jul 2017 22:52:05
Send Henson to Phoenix for B. Knight

Salaries match

The Suns get their Rim Protector they need.

The Bucks get "Back" their combo PG/ SG in Knight they need.

NO need for D. Rose to come to Milwaukee,

Send Vaughn Along with Henson to Phoenix.

14 Jul 2017 23:08:12
Huge overpay for Portland and Milwaukee, but great deal for New York.

15 Jul 2017 02:50:33
The Dark Side has a default reply to every Bucks trade.

15 Jul 2017 03:41:37
This would leave the Knicks with five Centers, don't see it happening.

15 Jul 2017 14:30:47
@ adik, Simple, Everyone has the Bucks giving all their key Players for crap in return?
Here's one for you,

Vaughn from Milwaukee to
The Knicks for Porzingis,

Plus NY has to send their 1st Rd, Picks for the next 20 years!

Then again "adik" I do apologize for making sense! Enjoy your day!

13 Jul 2017 07:24:33
The Cavs get Melo, Leonard, Aminu, Covington and Mcconell

The Knicks get Turner, Crabbe, Stauskas, Holmes, a second from the Cavs, 2 seconds from Philly, and a second from Portland

Philly gets Love

Portland gets Noah, Shumpert (exp), Fry(exp), Jefferson(exp), and a roughly 20 Million dollar trade exception.

13 Jul 2017 13:08:38
Portland get screwed. Send love and Noah same place to balance trade.

13 Jul 2017 14:28:37
Knicks pass. Clearly.

13 Jul 2017 15:38:52
Awesome deal for the Knicks, who dump a lot of dead weight and get back some legit players. Cavs get screwed over, though. I thought this Love-for-Anthony thing was a dead mackerel.

13 Jul 2017 16:41:01
Supercollider, I don't like the idea of the Cavs trading Love for Melo, but if they could end up rebuilding their bench in the process, it might be worth it.

Hamburger, you would say that unless the Knicks ended up with Anthony Davis, Lebron, and Westbrook for Melo. Try get a real player for Noah, they get Crabbe who has improved every year and is one of the better shooters in the nba, they get Holmes and Staukus who have some upside and a few 2nds. It's definitely better than a buyou for them.

Shizzee75, Portland is in desperate need of dumping cap space. Turner, Crabbe, and Leonard are all on bad contracts. In this trade they dump all of those just for giving up Aminu and taking on the dead weight of Noah's contract.

13 Jul 2017 19:28:08
Funny how Supercollider continues to bash Melo, but two of the five best teams in the NBA are doing their best to get him in a deal. Guess he's worthless, eh Super.

13 Jul 2017 21:33:12
No I say it because they get role players in terrible contracts. No sakary relief and marginal talent is a negative. They are better holding onto anthony. Keep quiet.

14 Jul 2017 02:57:35
100% agree Hamburger, would rather hold onto Anthony for another year than take on a couple bad contracts and 2nd's. Chances are he probably walks at the end of the year anyways if he gets a chance to play with his buddies, which along with stretching Noah then would open up a bunch of cap space.

13 Jul 2017 04:11:31
The Cavs get Aminu, Turner and a heavily protected 1st from Portland

The Knicks get Crabbe, Shumpert(player option he will opt out of) Felder, and 2 1sts from Houston

The Rockets get Melo

Portland gets Ryan Anderson, Fry (expiring), Richardson (exp), a Houston 2nd and Houstons 4 unguaranteed contracts worth 5 million

The Cavs give Fry (exp), Shumpert (exp), Jefferson(exp), and Felder

Portland gives Crabbe, Turner, aminu, and a protected first

Knicks give Melo

Houston gives Anderson, nongaraunteed contracts, a 2nd and 2 1sts

The Cavs use their expirings to get 2 long versatile wings and a 1st. It would be a Homerun for them and it gives them a 1st to make other moves.

The Knicks get 2 young veterans with playoff experience and the ability to be great role players now and down the line. Crabbe may end up being worth his contract in a larger role. Shumpert gets to play for his contract this year. If they can't see him long term then he's an expiring. They get Felder who has some potential and 2 future picks.

Houston gets Melo without giving up any of
their defensive role players.

Portland gets a useful veteran PF who could open up the lanes for their guards. They also end up dropping 25 million in salary cap holds next year ( roughly 10 of the 25 million is immediate) which will help with the luxury tax that they are already paying and will increase when the resign Nurkic.

13 Jul 2017 05:12:06
No chance the Knicks get that return

13 Jul 2017 05:45:25
Take out the Portland first, give the soonest Houston pick to the Cavs and take out the Houston 2nd.

13 Jul 2017 13:14:02
Knicks need pg in Shumpert Det. For jackson.

13 Jul 2017 16:46:30
Shizzee75, the Knicks could probably have Jackson for free if they'll take on his contract.

12 Jul 2017 23:36:18
HOU gets: F Carmelo Anthony
MIL gets: F Ryan Anderson
POR gets: C Spencer Hawes, Rockets non-guaranteed contracts (Quarterman, Long, Taylor)
NYK gets: F Meyers Leonard, G Matthew Dellavedova, C Chinake Onawaku, 2020 protected1st from Rockets, second round pick from Portland

NYK gets Leonard's 3 years, $30M compared to Anderson's 3 years, $60M, two picks, and a veteran point guard in Dellavedova. POR would like to shed salary so dealing Leonard's long term contract for Hawes's one year, $6M is a win and only cost them a second round pick. MIL needs outside scoring with Parker hurt and Anderson gets them some of that without breaking the bank. Houston gets their guy.

13 Jul 2017 04:01:26
Im hoping the Bucks get RA.

13 Jul 2017 04:45:13
The Bucks would need atleast a 1st to do this and since they already have Parker, that's a pretty redundant 20 million dollars to have on the books. I'm also not sure why Portland is even involved. Leonard has regressed since coming into the league. I think expiring contracts would be better for the Knicks.

12 Jul 2017 19:48:17
Houston Melo
Portland Anderson
New York Crabe,Leonard,Quaterman

13 Jul 2017 00:36:29
Rockets would have to give up more than Anderson for the trade to work financially. However, if that weren't the case I'd be a fan of this trade for all the teams involved although it'd be weakest for Portland who would be better suited with a more defensive pf since they have plenty of shooting and offense with a Lillard and McCollum backcourt (and not much defense) .

13 Jul 2017 03:10:10
I'm not sure why Portland does this, maybe if it were Turner instead of Crabbe. Portland would like to get rid of their big contracts not swap them for older players.

13 Jul 2017 08:46:54
Portland gives up Crabe, but get rid of Leonard which is almost 10milions cap relief. i'm not sure if Leonard contract is favorable for Knicks.

12 Jul 2017 19:31:43
Knicks - E. Davis, T. Ariza, M. Harkless, port 2018 1st rd pick

Houston - Melo

Trailblazers - R. Anderson, J. Lin

Brooklyn - A. Crabtree, Hou 2018 1st rd pick, Aminu

12 Jul 2017 20:51:11
I wouldn't give up a first, three nice role players, and one overpaid role player for Anderson and Lin. Take out the first and it's probably more likely.

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