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23 Sep 2017 19:59:05
Knicks/Portland

Kanter for Aminu and Leonard

23 Sep 2017 20:15:01
Garbage.

23 Sep 2017 20:22:15
Aminu is a better player than Kanter and both players are on much better contracts. This is terrible for Portland.

24 Sep 2017 05:43:50
Portland has few wings and an overload of bigs. Also, I wouldn't want kanter for free, let alone portlands best wing defender. Overall terrible for Portland.

23 Sep 2017 18:41:13
Cle: Z Collins+ C Anthony

port: K Love

NY: Harkless+E Davis+Osman+ 1rnd pick Portland+ 2rnd pick Minny 2019+ 2rnd pick Miami 2019

23 Sep 2017 07:16:34
Ranking the Melo trade options in order
Deadline: 9/25/17
1 . Trade Melo to the Cavaliers for Shumpert, three expirings (Frye, Jefferson, Felder) & 2018 Nets 1st.
PG Thomas / Rose
SG Smith / Korver
SF James / Crowder
PF Love / Anthony
C Thompson / Zizic

2 . Trade Melo to the Blazers for Harkless, three expirings (Davis, Vonleah, Napier) and a future 1st.
PG Lillard - Turner
SG McCollum - Connuaghton
SF Aminu - Layman
PF Anthony - Leonard
C Nurkic - Collins

3 . Houston gives Anderson and a 2nd to Pacers; non-guaranteed contracts/1st to Knicks. Pacers send short-term deals (Jefferson/Stephenson) to Knicks. Knicks trade Melo to Rockets.
PG Paul / Brown
SG Harden / Gordon
SF Ariza / Tucker
PF Anthony / Mbah A Moute
C Capela / Nene

4 . Thunder gives Kanter and a 2nd to Mavericks; Doug McDermott (expiring) to the Knicks. Mavericks Barea, two expirings (McRoberts, Harris) to the Knicks. Knicks trade Melo to Thunder.
PG Westbrook / Felton
SG Roberson / Abrines
SF George / Grant
PF Anthony / Patterson
C Adams / Collison

23 Sep 2017 07:31:37
The Cavs aren't giving up the Nets pick for Melo and it would take more to get the Pacers to take on Andersons contract. A 2nd isn't even almost worth it.

23 Sep 2017 16:51:42
Yeah, no way Cleveland includes the nets pick unless porzingis is included as well (which obviously won't happen) .

23 Sep 2017 18:00:20
Maybe the cavs pick but no way are they trading the Brooklyn pickf for melo.

23 Sep 2017 18:35:52
Indy would want a first

Portland would be a good fit for him.

22 Sep 2017 12:03:32
Melo pushing for a trade going to Houston if not, he will accept the Blazers offer..

Finally, Melo drama will be over before the start of the season..

22 Sep 2017 14:15:02
I don't know that he'll accept the Blazers trade. It looks like his family is all ready to move to Houston, and based on La LA's career, staying in NY would be better than living in Portland.

22 Sep 2017 16:22:40
The problem is that NY has absolutely no interest in houston's offer triangle. They won't take Ryan Anderson. It's possible that he ends up in Houston, but if it was going to happen, it seems like it would have happened already.

22 Sep 2017 22:01:25
Bmiller, I completely agree, my comment was only that he would rather stay in NYC and continue to hold out hope for Houston instead of accepting a deal to Portland.

02 Sep 2017 15:38:54
Bulls trade dwade to Cleveland for shump and Channing frye

S&t nikola lmirotic to phi for jahil oakafor

Trade robin Lopez to Portland for moe harkless.

02 Sep 2017 16:35:52
Cleveland will wait till you buy DWade out. No need for Cleveland to give anything up.

Portland doesn't want Lopez back. They have Nurkic and Leonard Lopez would cause a log jam to the young centers.

I do think the mirotic trade is possible though.

02 Sep 2017 18:26:10
Well bulls would save money you know Jerry reinforced is cheap.

02 Sep 2017 19:21:31
Love for wade.

02 Sep 2017 20:05:30
Agree that the Cavs should just wait until a buyout and then go after Wade. The money here doesn't work and in any trade for Wade they would add a few million dollars in salary and that would end up being 10s of million in luxury tax. I think the goal in any Shumpert trade will be to save money.

02 Sep 2017 22:15:44
Leonard is trash. Getting rid of him needs to be Neil Olshey's #1 priority.

04 Sep 2017 10:43:08
Why would Chicago do a buyout? They would go under the minimum cap, so they won't save money doing that.

01 Sep 2017 14:37:04
Milwaukee/ Portland

Milwaukee gets: Damian Lillard

Lillard/ Payton/ Lewis
Middleton/ Jet/ Vaugn
Snell/ Antetokounmpo/ Moore
Antetokounmpo/ Mirza/ DJ
Thon/ Henson/ Giannis

Portland gets: Greg Monroe, Malcom Brogdon, Matthew Dellavedova

Brogdon/ Delly/ Napier
CJ McCollum/ Turner/ Connaughton
Harkless/ Aminu
Leonard/ Ed/ Noah
Monroe/ Nurkic/ Collins

01 Sep 2017 16:08:01
Lillard isn't going to get moved, but at minimum it would have to be Brogdon, Middleton and a 1st.

01 Sep 2017 17:59:43
only Giannis Antetokounmpo has Lillard value.

01 Sep 2017 18:14:21
The blazers counteroffer McCollum, Aminu, and ed Davis for Giannis. About the same.

01 Sep 2017 23:26:41
Nah, there were talks of Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum not gel'n right, and they were think'n to keep CJ, so that's why I think Lillard would be the one to go. Melo ain't go'n to Portland. He only wants Houston. So, bring Damian to the Mil.

02 Sep 2017 06:33:20
Even if that was true BCole (and it's not), that's still a bad return for Lillard. -maybe- Portland starts to listen if they offer Brogdon, Parker, Maker, and multiple firsts. Even then, you simply don't trade a top 20 player locked in long term that seems happy.

21 Aug 2017 19:12:10
Trade between Portland and Orlando:

Two Options:
Option 1:

Orlando Gets:

CJ McCollum

Portland Gets:
Aaron Gordon
Evan Fournier


Option 2:

Orlando Gets:

CJ McCollum
Evan Turner

Portland Gets:

Aaron Gordon
Evan Fournier
DJ Augustine

21 Aug 2017 22:58:01
Dont think portland goes for either on of these deals. McCollum is too good a player.

21 Aug 2017 23:35:10
Both of trades aren't even close to being good enough. Maybe if you add a top 3 protected pick.

22 Aug 2017 00:54:36
As an Orlando fan, I don't want to get rid of Gordon. Out of these two options, I like the 2nd one best. Maybe Portland would throw Mo Harkless as well, to help Portland save money.

McCollum
Turner
Harkless

For

Gordon
Fournier
Augustine.

22 Aug 2017 02:59:07
Wait wait you think Portland would give up more than CJ for Aaron Gordon and Evan Fournier. If Portland is adding more than CJ it's either Turner or Leonard not Harkless. Gordon is so overrated he's nothing but potential that it seems like every year Magic fans hopes he breaks out but he's not gonna. At best he's an average starter nothing worth CJ. CJ is a borderline all star and Fournier is only a little better than Crabbe.

25 Aug 2017 18:40:16
I thought that the trade would work because Lillard and McCullum don't really work well together and they need some position flexibility.

20 Aug 2017 15:22:01
Mavs-Blazers


•Mavs get Evan Turner, Ed Davis, and Blazers 2018 1st (top 10 protected)
-Sign Shabazz Muhammad 2yr 13m (with team option)
-Re-sign Nerlens Noel 4yr 72m
Lineup:
PG: Smith, Ferrell, Barea
SG: Curry, Turner
SF: Barnes, Muhammad, Finney-Smith
PF: Nowitzki, Powell, McRoberts
C: Noel, Davis, Mejri

•Blazers get Wesley Matthews, Devin Harris, and a 2nd rd pick
-Sign Tyler Zeller 1yr minimum
Lineup:
PG: Lillard, Napier, Harris
SG: McCollum, Matthews, Connaugton
SF: Harkless, Aminu, Layman
PF: Leonard, Vonleh, Swanigan
C: Nurkic, Collins, Zeller.

20 Aug 2017 17:10:41
Wesley Mathew is a contract dump, and Harris may be cut, so how does that get you a first rounder?

20 Aug 2017 17:37:02
Wesley Matthews is a big upgrade over Evan Turner and has one less year on his contract. Devin Harris and Ed Davis are about similar value. Plus this deal saves the Blazers a small amount of money.

20 Aug 2017 19:14:34
Portland shouldn't need to add a draft pick unless they are adding Meyers Leonard.

20 Aug 2017 20:28:48
I would love this for Portland. Matthews was a fan favorite, and he fits a need (a true 3 and D guy) . Trading a first isn't ideal, but if it's top 10 or lottery protected, you're not giving up a ton.

20 Aug 2017 20:40:35
Mathews health issues makes up for Turner extra yr. Turner and Mathews are the same talent per minutes played vs games.

17 Aug 2017 15:19:38
What if??
Kyrie goes to Spurs in 3 team deal involving aldridge (send back to Portland)

Melo goes to Rockets with Paul and Harden

Davis goes to Celtics with Thomas

Westbrook, George and Love(via trade) to Lakers with Lonzo Ball and Ingram

LeBron, Wade and Rose teaming up with Whiteside, Dragic and Winslow in Miami

DAndre Jordan to Bucks with Giannis, Brogdon and Middleton

Cousins to Wizards, reuniting with Wall

Nba top East teams would be Heat, Celtics, Wizards, Bucks, Raptors and Sixers

Nba top West teams would be Warriors, Spurs, Rockets, Lakers, Wolves and Blazers

17 Aug 2017 15:51:54
Ok, how about proposing an actual trade.

17 Aug 2017 16:12:39
I see. And the other teams are just going to hand over their Superstars because we need 12 teams to have all the talent. try posting a trade idea instead of a "what if"

17 Aug 2017 16:34:23
The Spurs really don't have much of value to offer the Cavs and I don't see Portland being willing to give up much for Aldridge.

Melo to Houston still could happen, but at this point it seems like a long shot. Unless either Ny or Houston drastically change their stances it doesn't even seem close.

The Celtics would have to offer NO something ridiculous to even make it a conversation. From the Pelicans stand point, why trade Davis right now?

Outside of Ingram and Ball, what would the Lakers have that the Cavs would be interested in? They would have to let Randle walk to sign the first two and would almost certainly have to include Deng in any trade for Love. It's not happening.

Riley screwed over Wade 2 years ago. I don't see him or Lebron being willing to go back.

I' don't see Jordan being a player that Milwaukee really needs. They're already a long team that's solid on defense. They need more shooting.

The Wizards are capped out for the next few years and don't have many valuable assets out side of Wall and Beal, I'm not sure how they would end up with Cousins.

14 Aug 2017 01:18:12
POR Blazers X IND Pacers

POR take - T.Young

G Lillard,Napier
G McCollum,Connaughton
F Harkless,Turner,Layman
F Young,Vonleh,Swanigan
C Nurkic,Collins,Leonard

IND take - A.Aminu , E.Davis & 1st round pick (top 10 protected)

G Collison,Joseph,Young
G Oladipo,Stephenson
F Bogdanovic,Aminu,GR3
F Sabonis,Leaf
C Turner,Davis,Jefferson

Blazers save a little bit more money while getting a stretch 4 who can contribute fairly well while Pacers gain asset by taking bigger contract.

14 Aug 2017 16:38:10
2 reasons why Portland says no. 1) Thad Young isn't a shooter so you can't really call him a stretch 4. 2) they aren't going to give up a first rounder for Thad Young.

05 Aug 2017 05:18:20
Mavs-Blazers


•Mavs get Evan Turner, Ed Davis, and 2018 Blazers 1st (top 5 protected)
-Sign Shabazz Muhammad 2yr 12m
-Re-sign Nerlens Noel 3yr 58m
-Sign James Young 1yr minimum
Lineup:
PG: Smith, Ferrell, Barea
SG: Curry, Turner, Young
SF: Barnes, Muhammad, Finney-Smith
PF: Nowitzki, Powell, McRoberts
C: Noel, Davis, Mejri

•Blazers get Wesley Matthews and Devin Harris
-Waive Andrew Nicholson
-Sign KJ McDaniels 1yr 2.5m
Lineup:
PG: Lillard, Napier, Harris
SG: McCollum, Matthews, Connaughton
SF: Harkless, Aminu, McDaniels
PF: Leonard, Vonleh, Layman
C: Nurkic, Collins, Swanigan.

05 Aug 2017 09:38:53
Haha that's funny that you think that Leonard is going to start.

05 Aug 2017 10:41:18
Considering the Blazers aren't a lock to make the playoffs meaning that pick could easily end up in lottery I think its a solid move for Mavs who aren't likely to be a major player for FA for a few years and Turner is only signed a year longer than Matthews.

For the Blazers I don't think this clears enough cap space to justify giving up their first with Matthews likely to accept his option with him getting up there in age.

05 Aug 2017 12:38:37
Then the Mavs could send a 2nd back to the Blazers.

05 Aug 2017 18:33:15
Portland won't part ways with a 1st rd pick for that old and injured mess.

08 Aug 2017 19:55:06
I don't think that trade is really beneficial for either team.

04 Aug 2017 06:37:42
4 Teamer

Pels - Nicolas Batum

They add a much needed shooter

Hornets- Evan Turner, Wil Barton, Emanuel Mudiay

Add youth and depth

Blazers - Kenneth Faried, E'twan Moore, Omir Asik

Stretch Asik to get below tax level while adding an upgrade at big

Nuggets - Maurice Harkless, Jeremy Lamb, Ed Davis, Future protected 1st Pelicans

Gain future pick, expiring deal (Davis) clear playing time for other youngsters

Lineups

Pels

PG - Rondo/ Crawford
SG - Holiday/ Clark
SF - Batum/ Hill
PF - Davis/ Diallo
C- Cousins/ Ajainca

Hornets

PG - Walker/ Mudiay
SG - Monk/ Barton
SF - Kidd-Gilchrist/ Turner
PF - Williams/ Kaminsky
C- Howard/ Zeller

Blazers

PG - Lilliard/ Napier
SG - McCullum/ Moore
SF - Aminu/ Layman
PF - Faried/ Vonleh
C - Nurcic/ Leonard

Nuggets

PG - Murray/ Nelson
SG - Harris/ Beasley
SF - Chandler/ Harkless
PF - Milsap/ Davis
C - Jokic/ Plumlee (Resign)

04 Aug 2017 13:22:05
Pelican garbage for batum. Smh.

29 Jul 2017 22:45:59
Portland gets: Thomas, Porzingis, and Crowder.

Cavs get: Anthony, Lillard, Smart, Ed Davis.

Celtics get: Love, O'Quinn, Felder, and Randle.

Knicks get: Irving, Aminu, Morris, and JR Smith.

*Draft picks can be added

Portland's new lineup
Thomas/Napier
McCollum/Turner
Crowder/Harkless
Porzingis/Nicholson/Swanigan/Layman
Nurkic/Vonleh/Leondard/Collins

Cleveland's new lineup
Lillard/Rose/Calderon
Smart/Korver/Shumpert
Anthony/Green/Jefferson
James/Frye
Thompson/Davis

Boston's new lineup
Rozier/Felder/Randle/Larkin
Brown/Nader
Hayward/Tatum/Yabusele
Love/O'Quinn/Ojeleye
Horford/Baynes/Zizic

New York's new lineup
Irving/Ntilikina
Lee/Smith/Baker
Hardaway/Aminu/Thomas
Morris/Kuz
Noah/Hernangomez

30 Jul 2017 02:39:34
Celtics would take huge step backwards with that deal.

30 Jul 2017 21:07:55
Knicks couldn't pass fast enough.

03 Aug 2017 09:22:57
As a blazer fan I even think that's too much for basically just damian.

29 Jul 2017 20:36:04
3 team trade bulls get Kyle Anderson Norman Powel both played with Zach Lavine at UCLA

Bulls trade to spurs Cam Payne
Bulls get Kyle Anderson from spurs
And Norman Powel from raptors we sign trade mirotic and jerian grant to raptors for delon Wright Norman Powel we give sixers 3m cash for Jahil Okafor
Then last trade robin Lopez to blazers for Myles Lenard and Moe Harkless.

27 Jul 2017 19:25:32
Cle-Por-Min

Cavs get McCollum, Aminu

Rose/Calderon
McCollum/Smith
James/Korver
Love/Aminu
Thompson/FA

Blazers get Wiggins, Dieng

Lillard/Napier
Wiggins/Harkless
Turner/Connaughton
Dieng/Nicholson
Nurkic/Leonard

Timberwolves get Irving, Frye

Irving/Jones
Teague/Crawford
Butler/Rush
Gibson/Bjelica
Townes/Frye

26 Jul 2017 21:40:17
Phx/Portland

Turner and Davis for Chandler and Dudley.

Portland moves another bad contract for more vet experience

Phx have Turners bad contract, but open more playing time for their young core and gain an exp contract that can be used to take on another bad contact in hopes to gain picks

26 Jul 2017 22:31:13
I don't think it would be a bad move for the Suns but they could use the veteran experience more than the Trailblazers with them being a much younger team.

26 Jul 2017 21:09:52
NYK/HOU/POR

Knicks-
Get: Harkless, Ariza, 2019 top-10 protected 1st (HOU), 2021 2nd (highest of POR/MIA)
Lose: Melo

Rockets-
Get: Melo
Lose: Anderson, Ariza, 2019 top-10 protected 1st

Blazers-
Get: Ryan Anderson
Lose: Moe Harkless, 2021 2nd (highest of POR/MIA)

Knicks trade melo and his salary for a couple picks, a proven winger in Ariza, and another winger in Harkless who is still on the upswing

Rockets lose a future 1st, but swapping Anderson and Ariza for Melo is a big upgrade. Having PJ Tucker and Mbah a Moute alows them to lose Ariza's defense

Trail Blazers get a proven stretch 4 alongside Nurkic. They can use the $12.9 trade exception from Crabbe's deal to cover the difference in salary

26 Jul 2017 21:52:16
Trailblazers moving Crabbe saved them over 60 mill in luxury tax. I don't think they'll take that back for a player like Anderson who is good but isn't likely to be a major difference maker for that is going to change the outcome of their season significantly.

27 Jul 2017 14:26:15
This trade rumor surfaced a couple of weeks back. Portland is adamant about not being a 3rd party facilitator that sends Anthony to Houston. I agree with Jaw457 but will be more direct. Anderson is a sieve on defense and at the PF position Portland must have defense and rebounding if they want to be more than a .500 team.

26 Jul 2017 16:00:23
Portland: K Love+ K Irving

Cleveland: D Lillard+ Crabbe+ Z Collins+ 1rnd pick Portland 2018

Cle
C: t Thompson/z Collins
Pf: LBJ/Frye
SF: J Green/ smith/ shumpert
SG: Crabbe/ Korver/ shumpert
PG: D Lillard/ D Rose/ calderon

Port:
C Nurkic/ Leonard
PF: K Love/ E davis
SF: Harkless/Aminu
SG: McCollum/ Turner
Pg: Irving/ Napier

26 Jul 2017 16:24:23
There is no way Portland does that deal.

26 Jul 2017 16:41:18
Crabbe has been traded to Nets.

26 Jul 2017 17:37:32
Blazers just sent Crabbe to Nets for Nicholson who they'll probably waive. If Blazers could dump Turner instead I wouldn't be against the move for them. Kyrie gives you basically same stuff as Lillard but is younger and cheaper while Love gives them another top-level player and hometown kid. Collins has plenty of upside but he looked bad in summer league and will likely take awhile to develop so Blazers may prefer shipping him away for a player who fits their timeline.

27 Jul 2017 14:27:18
As a hardcore Portland fan I am open to consider trading Lillard, but the team will not trade him at this junction. Even then, no way they want any part of K. Love. Also, Z. Collins has so much upside and at 19 is key to Portland's future. 3 partial scrub games in summer league? It would be extremely myopic to base value on him because of that.

26 Jul 2017 02:21:32
4 way going down thursday

Rockets get Melo Noah
Blazers get Gordon Jackson L.Thomas
Pistons get Harkless Black Long Anuaka Taylor
Knicks Turner Harris Anderson Leonard

Rockets get Melo at cost of Noah but happy because keep Ariza

Blazers continue cut payroll to avoid luxury tax improve backcourt
Depth

Pistons cut payroll. Move Harris at the cost of Jackson

Knicks take on payroll and go big

26 Jul 2017 04:27:35
Not sure how this trade is going to go down Thursday when Tarik Black was recently signed by Rockets so he can't be dealt until December. He is necessary for salary purposes with them taking back Noah. Only alternative would be to include Ariza.

Don't think Rockets would be willing to take on Noah's contract especially with Lebron potentially looking for a new team next summer. Anderson is still actually a starting caliber player and younger so although he won't be easiest to move I think it would be better than trying to get rid of Noah.

28 Jul 2017 20:00:16
portland would rather take back a 2nd round pick and a box of chocolates than that non-fit mess.

25 Jul 2017 20:14:22
Blazers

NYK- Maurice Harkless (24), Ed Davis (exp), Noah Vonleh (exp)
POR- Carmelo Anthony


C- Jusuf Nurkic/Zach Collins
PF- Carmelo Anthony/Myers Leonard/Caleb Swanigan
SF- Evan Turner/Al Fariq Aminu/Jake Layman
SG- CJ McCollum/Pat Connaughton
PG- Damien Lilliard/Shabazz Napier

26 Jul 2017 02:17:40
Would the Knicks take it, probably. Will Melo waive his no trade to go to the Blazers, if he has not not all ready, he probably won't.

26 Jul 2017 15:59:16
Portland would give up 140 points a game and get outrebounded by 25 boards a night.

 
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