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21 May 2017 23:56:36
Possible Okafor trades for Philly

1. 76ers-Blazers

76ers get Meyers Leonard and #20 pick

Blazers get Jahlil Okafor, #39 and #50 picks


2. 76ers-Jazz

76ers get Boris Diaw and #24 pick

Jazz get Jahlil Okafor, #39 and #50 picks.

22 May 2017 02:23:35
Which one is better and more realistic?

22 May 2017 16:54:21
I think both would be agreed to by the other teams, but I'm not sure if that's the kind of return that Philly would be looking for. They know they're not getting top 10 picks, but I think they would be looking for a pick in the teens.

22 May 2017 17:18:10
The only issue I see with these is Okagor. He's a backup at either of these new locations. If he's willing to accept that, then he might as well stay in Philly behind embiid.

21 May 2017 11:42:18
Suns trade 4th pick, 32th pick, Bledsoe, Knight, Bender, Heat 1st round pick 2018
Suns get George, Turner, Ellis

Jazz trade Exum, Burks, 30th pick
Jazz get Bledsoe, 32th pick

Pacers trade George, Turner, Ellis
Pacers get 4th pick, 30th pick, Exum, Bender, Burks, Knight, Heat 1st round pick 2018


Suns:
- sign Lowry to max
Lowry/Ullis/Ellis
Booker/Barbosa/Ellis/JonesJr
George/Warren/Dudley/JonesJr
Chriss/Turner/Warren
Turner/Chandler/Len

Jazz:
- sign Milsap and resign Mack
- resign Hayward
Bledsoe/Mack/Neto
Ingles/Hood/Johnson
Hayward/Johnson/Ingles
Milsap/Favors/Lyles
Goboert/Favors/Diaw/Withey
- with the addition of Milsap and Bledsoe + the new playoff experience, Jazz will be a force and a reason for Hayword to resign

Pacers:
- resign Teague
- 4th pick Jackson or Tatum will be future replacement for George (both top3 talents)
Teague/Knight/Exum
Exum/Burks/Stephenson
#4Jackson_Tatum/Stephenson
Young/Bender/Niang
Jefferson/Seraphin
- Turner is a young talent Pacers could need, but without him as well, they can tank "better", instead develop Bender (4th pick 2016) and Exum (5th pick 2014) and Jackson/Tatum (2017), Knight and Burks also still have room for development

21 May 2017 12:23:31
Not good enough for Pacers if they're including George and Turner.

21 May 2017 15:08:44
Suns say no to this one. ICYMI, they are trying to go with youth and a vet or two. PHX does not want Ellis nor Lowry. Suns would like to get Turner. but George is a no deal. No way he would not sign a long term deal in PHX. There are better deals to be made with Bledsoe and maybe one of those Miami picks.

19 May 2017 10:43:17
lakers offseason

trade 1:

nets:
Timofey Mozgov Jordan Clarkson hou pick

pellicans:
brool lopez two 2nd round picks l.a. (chicago and denver)

lakers:
DeMarcus Cousins Trevor Booker Alexis Ajinca


trade 2:
lakers:
Joe Johnson Alec Burks

jazz:
Luol Deng

draft: lonzo ball

sign:
Michael Carter-Williams 2x2 (player option)
Tyreke Evans 12x3

pg: Lonzo Ball (D'Angelo Russell Michael Carter-Williams)
sg: D'Angelo Russell (Tyreke Evans Alec Burks David Nwaba)
sf: Brandon Ingram (Joe Johnson Tyreke Evans Corey Brewer)
pf: Julius Randle (Trevor Booker Larry Nance Jr)
c: DeMarcus Cousins (Ivica Zubac Alexis Ajinca)


lakers have also 9/10 milions to use to acquire expiring contract and pick (like calderon) and 50m for the 2018 (pg and resign cousins)

19 May 2017 11:34:53
Why in the world would Pelicans trade Cousins for a worse and older center in Lopez who will be a FA just like Cousins after next season? The fact Lakers are getting Cousins for Houston Pick, Clarkson and Mozgov is comical.

Second trade is almost as terrible. Nobody will give up assets for Deng.

19 May 2017 14:51:49
Hilarious, You use NBrooklyn and Utah to dump two terrible contracts. But in the case of the Pelicans you grab an all star for a far less better Center and a couple second rounders. wow Man that is bad.

20 May 2017 22:39:49
Love Lakers fans. So unrealistic.

13 May 2017 17:58:43
Boston: D Jordan

Utah: Bradley+ Zeller

Clippers: Crowder+ Favors+ return 2019 pick

13 May 2017 18:41:42
As much as Boston could use Jordan I don't think the C's would do this without knowing if DJ would stay . Losing 3 yrs of Crowder, 1st rd. pick and Bradley just isn't worth the 1 yr of Jordan IMO.


I'll keep preaching for the C's to acquire Drummond.

And the more I think about it now, I think I'd trade IT over Bradley.

13 May 2017 19:14:17
Well i think it's al little sad Boston fans even think about trading IT

IT is playing unbelievable basketball. And he really brings that Boston team to a higher level.

13 May 2017 23:35:47
I didn't realize Jordan could potentially get out of his deal after next season. Drummond would certainly be a more attractive option but due to his age he would probably take more to get.

Utah would be wise to shop Favors who is entering his final year of his contract and has recently been plagued by injuries.

That return is fairly weak for clippers. Favors' value is down due to his injuries and final year of his deal and the Clippers pick is lotto protected for 2019, 2020 and if it doesn't convey by then becomes a 2022 2nd rounder.

13 May 2017 23:52:39
I like IT. But it's a business and Ainge will deal anyone. IT is 1 dimensional and yes he helped Boston to where it is today but, Washington figured out how to contain him and I think the league knows how to play him. I think DA would deal him for the right player (s) .

You can't pay everyone max. When and if they deal Bradley they'll lose a lot on defense. And that will hurt. I'm all for keeping Crowder. In 1-2 yrs he'll be just like Butler at a much less salary.

Can we agree on them needing a strong big to get boards and blocks?


Ainge isn't dumb, he'll do what he thinks is right for the team.

14 May 2017 14:13:37
Oh yes! No one could figure it out all season, but now Washington has a good 3 game stretch on him and he's figured out. Lost all value. Get rid of Thomas!

What a fool. How about get another consistent scoring option. EVery team can figure out what to do when you have one option. Get a second serious scorer on that team and you have a legit contender.

20 May 2017 22:39:28
And a quality defender.

05 May 2017 04:21:21
Jazz get Paul s and t

Clippers get Burks, Exum, and Diaw

05 May 2017 12:18:57
Exum would be a good young piece for a Clippers team that should focus on rebuilding but they should be able to get a better return.

Paul would be a great fit on Jazz instead of resigning Hill.

05 May 2017 19:02:05
If Paul is willing to resign with them they could get a lot more, but i think this would be enough for the Clippers if they were going to lose him no matter what. I feel like Utah would end up being the clear 2nd best team in the west with Paul and a real threat to the Warriors with their defense and ability to control pace.

04 May 2017 12:29:00
Bos / UTA

Crowder, Jackson for Hood and the 13th, this would give Boston a young SG and free up minutes for J. Brown. Boston select a big at 13.

Utah would add a solid defensive player on a great contract. Along with a developing back up PG.

04 May 2017 16:34:46
Crowder will be part of a bigger package for someone like a Butler or a big rather than a lesser package with Hood. They need an established big not a draft big. Plus they have Zizic to come in next year.
All depends on where the ping pong ball lands.

04 May 2017 17:55:01
Please don't mention zizic as someone to come and make any type of impact on a contender.

Agree with the rest of your comment though.

04 May 2017 21:58:13
I don't know why Zizic shouldn't be mentioned in that light. Nobody is saying he's going to be coming in and starting, but to come in and be a backup big shouldn't be a problem. He also should be in the same boat as a big they would be getting at 13, which is the comparison being made. The guys available there would be players like John Collins from Wake, Jarrett Allen from Texas, or going really early on Leaf. I think Zizic compares at least as the equal of those kind of players.

05 May 2017 04:31:05
In July when the C's sign this kid I believe he will make an impact. He's strong and that's what the Celtics need to compete with Cav's and the West. If they don't get a big then this kid will definitely get minutes.

03 May 2017 21:50:10
Utah Jazz offseason

-Trade Derrick Favors, Alec Burks, and a future 2nd to Atlanta for Paul Millsap (sign and trade)

•Draft:
24- Rodions Kurucs (draft and stash)
30- Donovan Mitchell (Louisville)
42- Jaron Blossomgame (Clemson)

-Waive Boris Diaw (non-guaranteed)

•Free Agency:
-Re-sign Gordon Hayward 4yr max
-Re-sign George Hill 3yr 75m
-Re-sign Joe Ingles 3yr 40m
-Sign Tyler Zeller 1yr 3m
-Sign Lavoy Allen 1yr minimum

Lineup:
PG: Hill, Exum, Neto
SG: Ingles, Hood, Mitchell
SF: Hayward, Johnson, Blossomgame
PF: Millsap, Lyles, Bolomboy
C: Gobert, Zeller, Allen.

03 May 2017 22:52:00
Millsap would be perfect fit for Utah if he came back. Only issue is Jazz don't have George Hill's Bird rights and won't have enough cap space to take on Millsaps contract (I'm assuming he'll get more than Favors and Burks combined salaries) and also sign Hill. Hayward and Ingles can be resigned using their Bird rights. The likely way to rectify this would be to deal Joe Johnson.

Regardless with Hood due an extension summer 2018 if Jazz made this move for Millsap and kept Hill and Hayward as well as extending Ingles they would be real deep in the luxury tax for the forseeable future.

04 May 2017 02:45:58
Who has Hill's bird rights?

30 Apr 2017 20:22:58
4 team trade

Boston Receives Derrick favors
Phoenix receives Drummond and Hilliard
Detroit receives Bledsoe, Burks, bender
Utah receives Bradley and warren

Boston lacks frontcourt depth and rebounding. Favors solves both of those problems. Both favors and bradley's contracts expire in a year. Seems fair to me.

Phoenix drafts Ball. Phoenix gets an athletic big who could be a great lob threat for Ball.

Detroit drafts Jarrett Allen. Stan Van Gundy is excellent at developing big men (Howard, Drummond). Allen has all the physical tools. He just needs good coaching. They also get a talented point guard, a scoring wing that could help a weak bench, and a young stretch 4 (which Detroit has been looking for).

Utah gets an all NBA defender who would be a great starting 2 guard for them. They get a talented young scorer in warren. This trade also opens up more than $10 million in cap space to help re-sign Hayward and hill.

30 Apr 2017 23:43:41
Detroit is getting way too much.

01 May 2017 00:21:39
I like the idea. Derrick Favors would be a solid pickup for Celtics but Bradley is a little much to give up for him considering Favors injury woes which have impacted his play significantly this past season.

Phx getting Drummond wouldn't be a bad pickup especially at that price. sf would be a little weak if they dealt Warren and drafted Ball but Drummond is a good young dominant rebounder that could be part of that core.

I don't think Jarrett Allen has anywhere near the ability that Howard or Drummond has and overall don't like this move for Pistons. Bledsoe is an improvement over Jackson but has his own injury woes and they still owe Jackson a ton of money. Burks is a solid roleplayer but I'd like to see Stanley Johnson get more of a chance to develop instead of bringing in another guy. Bender could be a stretch 4 but he is also a major project.

Utah is getting too much in my opinion.

27 Apr 2017 19:32:03
Atlanta Hawks Offseason Plans
START REBUILDING because this team does not have a future.

Let Hardaway walk. Don't need to overpay another guard (Bazemore was the first) and be stuck in a situation like the Trailblazers.

Trade 1
ATL: Favors and Burks
Utah: Millsap (S&T)

Reasoning: Utah gets an all star 4 that pairs well with Gobert. Millsap returns to his former team. Utah only has the cap space to sign Millsap if it's a sign in trade because they have a lot of salary already on the books for next season. Atlanta gets two often injured players but both are still young and may just need a change of scenery. Favors gets to play in his hometown. Burks can add some offense punch to an offensively deficient team.

Trade 2:
ATL: Ramon Sessions (CHA picks up option), Jeremy Lamb, and 2017 Cha 1st
Cha: Dwight Howard, Wilson Chandler, Jameer Nelson
Den: Nicolas Batum

Reasoning: Atlanta gets a veteran backup pg and a shooter who is from Atlanta. A draft pick also helps their miniature rebuild. Charlotte gets a big who could thrive in the pick and roll with kemba and provides interior defense. Chandler gives them some bench scoring. Nelson is a great veteran pg to solidify a second unit. Denver gets batum whose high basketball IQ, ability to play multiple positions, and length could help a young, defensively challenged team.

Atlanta drafts Zach Collins with Charlotte pick, drafts Terrance Ferguson with own pick, and drafts Jawun Evans with Brooklyn's 2nd round pick.

Atlanta gets two of the youngest players in the draft, who both remain very unknown because of a lack of playing time. Evans could be a very good backup pg in the future.

27 Apr 2017 22:23:44
I had the idea in mind too of a Millsap sign and trade for Favors and Burks. I like that trade.

28 Apr 2017 03:28:18
Noone does sign and trades anymore.

28 Apr 2017 04:08:04
I'm all for the millsap back to Utah idea.

28 Apr 2017 16:43:32
The best part of this. IF it happened. Is that it leaves Atlanta about 20 million under the cap. Enough to go after a decent FA.

09 Apr 2017 19:31:45
Could Melo exit meeting be something else.

Porzingis Hernangomez Noah
For
George Jefferson

Lee Tatum-6th Lotto protect 2019
for
Butler

Sign G.Hill 4yr 80mil

Buy 2 Celtics 2nd and Jazz 2nd

Jackson coaches this team to contention
Hill/Mason-53rd/Randle
Butler/Hart-47th/Buiett-58th
George/Thomas/Beachum-60th
Melo/Kuzminskas/Peters-55th
Jefferson/O'Quinn/Plumlee

09 Apr 2017 23:39:34
Courtney Lee and a draft pick for Butler?

10 Apr 2017 00:57:53
Sums it up right there, this reject Celtics fan can't read. Tatum and another lotto protect 1st is 2 1st. Lee is quality talent and Bulls may ask for it to be unprotected, but a good return and that is understandable.

10 Apr 2017 02:36:16
That team has one of the worst defensive PF/ C combos in NBA history, and a HORRIBLE (and incredibly young) bench. You really can't take 5 second round picks as your main bench pieces.

10 Apr 2017 05:31:26
True but balance of best defensive pg SG SF balances team the team.

10 Apr 2017 12:48:23
I like this trade for the Pacers
But no way chicago do this trade.

10 Apr 2017 13:23:47
I'm a Knicks fans. Your trades are beyond unrealistic. Be quiet.

10 Apr 2017 18:19:27
Porzingis Hernangomez Noah
For
George Jefferson

When i first saw that i thought of the George Jefferson from All in the Family!

08 Apr 2017 04:54:39
CHI/UTA/IND

CHI get Rodney Hood , Dante Exum , Monta Ellis , 2 1st from UTA & 1st round pick IND

Pg Exum/MCW/Grant
Sg Wade/Ellis
Sf Hood/Valentine/Zipser
Pf Mirotic/Portis
Ce Lopez/Felicio
* use picks to get best available

IND get Derrick Favors & Alec Burks

Pg Teague/Young/Brooks
Sg Burks/Stephenson
Sf George/Miles
Pf Favors/Allen
Ce Turner/Jefferson/Seraphin

UTA get Jimmy Butler & Thad Young

Pg Hill/Neto
Sg Butler/Johnson
Sf Hayward/Ingles
Pf Young/Lyles
Ce Gobert/Whitey

08 Apr 2017 07:29:47
Like it for Utah. They go and sign Chalmers who is great PG off the ball, sign McGee for the backup center and there you have a contender.

08 Apr 2017 08:26:19
If I'm Bulls don't like that return. The sum of all of it isn't bad but none of those draft picks will be that great, Exum hasn't shown much thus far (although he is still young and with his length has upside), Hood will likely be a very solid starter in the league for awhile and Monta Ellis has played quite poorly this season but only has like a year left on his contract. If I'm dealing a superstar caliber player like Butler I'd want a superstar caliber asset as part of my return (someone with potential to be a superstar) . Exum probably is the closest to that as far as upside but that is based mostly on his physical gifts and not what he has shown on the court.

I'd like Utah to make a move like this since they have a lot of assets they can unload. Minimally I'd like to see them move Favors for a stretch 4 pf like Young that would be better suited to play alongside Gobert.

08 Apr 2017 13:21:33
1. Wade would not come back to that Chicago team

2. Utah would need a better backup point (re-sign Mack)

05 Apr 2017 05:42:45
Utah Jazz are good but not great. I think they should be aggressive this offseason to first off ensure they keep Hayward and to make them a true contender. They have best defensive center, an all-star in Hayward and solid role players around them.

I think they should try to bring back Millsap who would give them another all-star and his game would compliment Gobert well. To do this they'd have to decline Diaw's option, then:

Jazz get: Levert, Hollis-Jefferson

Nets get: Favors, Burks, Johnson, Jazz 1st (25), Warriors 1st (via Jazz, 30th)

Probably an overpay for Jazz (maybe Nets throw in Kilpatrick too) but they get two young versatile players on cheap contracts and clear the cap space to add Millsap. They'd still have cap space to sign Hill and then can use Haywards bird rights to resign him.

Things would get quite expensive tho since I think Hood is due an extension next summer. Maybe go after Gallinari instead who will be a bit cheaper.

15 Mar 2017 05:10:49
Suns get
G.Hill Porzingis Hernangomez Noah
Rockets get
Len 5yr 65mil
Knicks get
Bledsoe Beverly Chandler 3rd pick
Utah get
Knight

Jazz could not afford max deal for both Hill and Heyward

Knight/Exum/Neto
Hood/Burks/Ferguson-27th
Heyward/Johnson/Blossomgame-38
Lyles/Diaw/Bolomboy
Gobert/Favors/Withey

Suns have the team of the future

Hill/Ulis/Simmons-49th
Booker/Hart-33rd/Barbosa
Warren/Dudley/Jones
Chriss/Bender/Kaba-58th
Porzingis/Hernangomez/Noah

Rockets need active post center
Gordon/Livingston/Evans-41
Harden/Lou-Will/Booker-45
Ariza/Dekker/Williams
Andersen/Harrell/Wiltjer
Capela/Len/Anuaka

Knicks go defensive minded.
Bledsoe/Beverly/Randle
Lee/Jackson-3rd/Baker
Thomas/Batum-6th/Kuzminskas
Melo/O'Quinn/Inglis
Chandler/Plumlee/T.Bryant-47th

15 Mar 2017 05:51:21
Hill>>> Knight
Beverly>>>Len

15 Mar 2017 11:48:05
Why can't Utah afford to pay Hill and Hayward? They have both their Bird rights so cap space isn't an issue. The only thing that may likely come into play would be luxury tax but I assume they wouldn't have traded for Hill in the first place had they been fearful of this. They also could move some salaries to make way for them. Getting Knight for Hill is a significant downgrade for a team that has been in search of a pg for awhile. Hill has played very well the only issue has been nagging injuries.

Great trade for the Suns with Hill and Bledsoe being about the same, Porzingis being a proven future star, Hernangomez looks like a solid propspect, Noah's contract only a few years longer than Chandlers and Suns get out of potentially having to pay Len.

Trade is fairly bad for the Knicks. They'd be foolish to deal Porzingis as he is better than anyone they are getting in return already and nearly as young as any rookies. I don't think Knicks could ever be considered a defensive team when their best player Melo plays very little defense. Also, Phil after his experiment with Drose is unlikely to get an above average pg to run the triangle since it isn't really necessary as the point guard doesn't play a major role.

10 Mar 2017 11:33:30
Boston: Favors, Utah 2018 1st rounder, Charlotte 2018 1st rounder
Charlotte: Thomas, Lyles
Utah: Walker, Crowder

Boston signs Hayward 4 year max, Iguadala or Reddick 2 year 30 mil, McAdoo 3 year 10 mil, re sign Jerebko 2 year 10 mil, draft Fultz.

Charlotte signs Mirotic 3 year 33 mil, re sign Roberts 2 year 5 mil, draft Bridges.

Jazz losses Hill and Hayward, sign Z-Bo 2 year 30 mil, sign Sefolosha 2 year 20 mil, re sign Ingles 3 year 20 mil, draft Lydon or Hartenstein.

Boston
Fultz/Smart/Rozier
Bradley/Iguodala or Reddick/Young
Hayward/Brown/McAdoo
Favors/Yabusele/Jerebko
Horford/Zizic/T.Zeller

Charlotte
Thomas/Sessions/Roberts
Batum/Bellineli/Graham
MKG/Lamb/Bridges
Williams/Mirotic/Lyles
C. Zeller/Kaminsky/Plumlee

Utah
Walker/Exum/Mack
Hood/Burks/Ingles
Crowder/Sefolosha/Johnson
Z-Bo/Lydon or Hartenstein/Diaw
Gobert/Withey/Bolomboy

10 Mar 2017 11:44:50
I'm not sure Utah would trade Favors to Boston if they sign Hayward. That Utah pick could become a high lottery pick, if they lose Hayward, Lyles and Favors

I'm confused about Charlotte. Walker is an all star now and he's younger then IT.

10 Mar 2017 13:22:30
Not sure why Boston would do this.
I'm not a huge fan of Thomas, but he's worth far more than Favors. And Danny Ainge leaves first-round draft picks for dinner tips. The last thing they need is more draft picks.

10 Mar 2017 17:24:43
I also thought about this one: Utah sends Hayward ( sign and trade ) and Gobert for Thomas, Crowder, Rozier, Brooklyn 2018 1st rounder, Memphis 2019 1st rounder and 2017 2nd rounders from Cavs and Clippers.

10 Mar 2017 17:51:16
I'd be ok with a trade between The C's and the Hornets
IT and Rozier, 18 Bos pick, 19 LAC pick for Walker and Kaminsky.

10 Mar 2017 18:04:35
How does utah get the 2nd and 3rd best player/ asset and only give up favors lyles and a first?

08 Mar 2017 17:56:29
Clippers blow it all up

Clips get - Crowder, Zeller and 18 Bkl 1st

C's get - Jordan

Thomas - Bradley - Hayward or Brown - Horford - Jordan

Clips get - Rubio, Dieng, and Min 17 1st

Wolves get - Griffin (s&t)

Dunn - Lavine(Bazz) Wiggins - Griffin - KAT

Clips get - Lyles, Johnson, and Uth 17 1st

Jazz get - Cp3 (s&t)

CP3 - Hood - Hayward - Favors - Gobert

Clips draft Frank Ntilikia and Jarrett Allen
2018 draft Michael Porter

Rubio - Rivers
Ntilikia - FA
Porter - Crowder
Lyles - B.Johnson
Dieng - Allen

08 Mar 2017 18:21:44
I don't think Clippers would do any of those trades but I think they get less believable as you go down the post. That team at the end isn't all that exciting and although young I don't think has too much upside. Besides Clippers have dealt away a bunch of their draft picks so a hard reset wouldn't give them any great draft picks and Doc wouldn't want to go this route.

I like the fit of the Clippers with their new teams but I can't believe Twolves and Jazz are able to get stars without giving up any significant pieces.

08 Mar 2017 18:52:44
Why would Wolves do a sign and trade for Griffin when they will have the cap space to sign him outright?

08 Mar 2017 19:56:23
Carl. Griffin would not even think about going to the Wolves as a FA first off, but if he were to then as a S/ T he can get more money per year and longer in years rather than just signing as a FA with Minny.

08 Mar 2017 20:26:18
If Blake wouldn't consider going to minny, a few extra dollars isn't going to tip the scale. Neither of the S&T make any sense, you simply never get that kind of return in a S&T. Maybe a pick for the player straight up, but that's about it.

09 Mar 2017 00:53:54
Any of the 2 S/ T could benefit LAC, they'd get compensation, but only if a deal could be made, and the player (s) or teams want to move on from one another. Between 2017/ 18 and 2020/ 21 the cap will go to 114 million so max deals might be getting more scarce, as you need to have space to fill the roster.

07 Mar 2017 18:32:02
What should Indy do with Paul George?

The best offer we get for for him during the trade deadline was
1) M Smart+ 1rnd pick Nets
2) Gallinari+ Mudiay+Murray
3) Ingram+ players

I believe he would stay if we can sign another star. The only good free agent that could come is propably G Hayward. So we should offer him a max contract, hoping Utah wouldn't match it.

Otherwise we should trade him for the Nets pick (Fullz or Ball) or for Ingram and start rebuilding, before he signs in free agency for the Spurs.

07 Mar 2017 19:05:35
I on't think he'll sign with the spurs, he said he'll sign with the Lakers most likely... so knowing that why would they give up Ingram if they know they'll get George in a year. I think Lakers should keep Ingram Russell and randle, hope for a top 2 this year (draft ball) then suck nuts again next year (not sure if the have any conditions on their pick, I'd assume there are some that would carry over if they keep their pick this year, but don't know for sure) and draft another young stud. Then sign George.

Ball
Russell
George
Randle
Ayton
6th Ingram
7th Clarkson
8th Nance

Looks good to be a Lakers fan then... however, I'm still not sure about the 18' pick

07 Mar 2017 19:27:43
I'm pretty positive Utah can't match an offer for Hayward, however they can offer more money than any other team.

07 Mar 2017 20:10:51
i'm pritty sure he won't sign for LA, if he can go to the Spurs
P George wants to win. The Lakers have a talented roster, but they're not going to win.

The Spurs Roster will be great
C:Dedmon
PF: LM Aldridge
SF: P George
SG:K Leonard
PG: Mills
Bench: Green/ Murray/ Anderson.

07 Mar 2017 22:09:26
Indy is in a tough place and their best hope at this point is that George somehow makes an all-nba team so they can throw 200+ mill at him and hope that will keep him there. They don't have too many assets to make a big move with and would be alright but Teague and especially Ellis have been underwhelming. With Turner already in hand I think their best bet is to try and move him and I think Lakers and Celtics make the most sense for them.

Do they have enough cap space to get a Hayward type player? They also need to address pg with Teague being a FA (not sure if they have his Bird Rights) . I don't think they'll ultimately be able to bring in the talent needed to get them into title contention (where George wants to be) .

Spurs wouldn't be a bad landing spot for George to compete but Lakers are the perfect spot for him. Rumor has it he wants to return home to California. Lakers could sign him in FA and not have to give up any assets to get him. Their young core probably won't be ready to compete by then but you can bet that if George is interested in coming to LA they'd be willing to make necessary trades to welcome him. Ideally they'd use future draft picks to move their bad contracts and sign another superstar then take advantage of guys on their rookie deals and their Bird Rights to maintain a team that can contend for awhile.

Additionally, Westbrook will potentially be a FA that summer and previously displayed some interest in going to LA. He looks like he is shaping up to be in a similar situation to George where he has a solid playoff team but don't have pieces or financial flexibility to turn themselves into a true contender.

With Magic in charge of basketball operations now you can be sure he'd be willing to wheel and deal to get Lakers this star power to return them to their former glory. Lakers may not be a contender right now but have plenty of young assets to deal and if they can offload Mozgov and Deng's contracts would have necessary cap space to give two max contracts.

07 Mar 2017 22:29:50
That middle of Leonard, George, and Aldridge would be maybe the best 2-3-4 combo in NBA history.

03 Mar 2017 12:54:17
1) Boston- Utah
Boston: D Favors
Utah: C Zeller+ 1rnd pick Memphis 19 and Clippers 19

2) Boston-Chicago
Boston: J Butler
Chicago: J Brown+ Bradley+Rozier+ 1rnd pick Nets 18+ 1rnd pick Boston 18+ 1rnd pick Boston 2020



Boston:
draft Fulzz
sign K Durant
resign: Jerebko and A Johnson

C:Favors/ A Johnson
PF: Horford/ Jerebko
SF: K Durant/ Crowder
Sg: J Butler/ M Smart
Pg: I thomas/ Fullz

03 Mar 2017 14:09:47
T. Zeller**.

03 Mar 2017 17:16:45
How would any of that work with money.

03 Mar 2017 18:53:34
it did work on the trademachine
And boston is going to have 44 million in capspace.

03 Mar 2017 19:28:28
They would not have 44 million in Cap space by adding Favors. Zeller has an expiring contract, but by trading for Favors, that adds an extra 12 million on the books for next year. The Butler trade essentially keeps money the same. Fultz would have a 7 million dollar cap hold as well. Celtics would likely have about 20 million in cap space, which is not enough to sign Kevin Durant.

04 Mar 2017 10:28:28
Zeller has a contract for one more year, so i think Boston has 30 M left for signing KD.

03 Mar 2017 03:15:01
NBA Trade Machine Approved
OKC Off Season Plans

Boston / Utah / Oklahoma City

Boston let's Amir Johnson walks

Utah buy out Joe Johnson's contract

Oklahoma City let loose Roberson, Collison, and Gibson too. OKC saves 14 Million ... Boston 12 Million.

Hold your Breath / Blockbuster Trade in the works

Boston gets Westbrook, Kanter, and Hayward from Utah.

Utah gets Crowder from Boston and Singler from OKC.

Oklahoma City gets Horford and Thomas from Boston

Boston add Plus 14 Wins
Utah lost 7 Wins
Oklahoma City lost 1 Win

Utah gets 2018 Nets 1st Round Pick and 2017 Clippers 2nd Round pick too.

Oklahoma City gets 2018 Celtics first Round Pick.

OKC dumps Kanter and Singler Bad Contracts

Boston can use the 12 Million to boost Hayward's Contract.

The 14 Million that OKC saves can get them a free agent that they can use right away

Workable Yes, maybe not so logical at all.

03 Mar 2017 04:36:58
Hayward would have to be a s/ t. Doubtful, Boston could get him in FA
Boston would want Adams instead of Kanter and OKC would want Crowder plus 17 And 18 Nets picks plus IT4 to get rid of Russ. And The Kitchen sink.

If I'm DA, I'd make the deal.

03 Mar 2017 18:17:49
To get Westbrook, it would take Horford, IT, Bradley, and both Nets picks.

02 Mar 2017 15:30:24
Indy - Utah


Indy: Favors

Utah: a Jefferson+ 1rnd pick 2017

Indy:
Need a defender and rebounder

Utah:
Jefferson could be a good benchplayer for them and the draft pick gives them another chance to develop a young talent.

Favors is better and younger then Jefferson, but his stock is low and the scenario works for Utah.

27 Feb 2017 19:01:02
Suns offseason

Trade Bledsoe to Jazz for Burks and 2017 1st

Trade Knight and Dudley to Suns for Parsons and Baldwin

- I know Parsons is really playing bad with Memphis so maybe a change would help

Draft
1st round
Lonzo Ball PG
Tyler Lydon PF

Ball - Baldwin
Booker - Burks - Barbosa
Parsons - Warren
Chriss - Bender - Lydon
Chandler - Len

27 Feb 2017 21:58:12
Chandler Parsons is trash, he's always hurt and even when he does play it's average quality of play. Him and Noah are the most overpaid players in the league. Suns would be fools to trade for him they should just draft Josh Jackson.

27 Feb 2017 22:47:33
Not sure how interested Jazz would be In Bledsoe since Hill has played very well for them when healthy and they should be favorites to resign him. Don't think Parsons is the type of guy a young team should take a chance on especially cause he'd take minutes away from Warren and has a sizeable contract.

28 Feb 2017 00:19:43
Agree that PHX should move Bledsoe. I also think Utah would not go for this. because they have indicated they want to keep Hill

Suns would say no to a Parsons deal.

01 Mar 2017 23:37:48
I think Bledsoe would be great on the jazz! I have been hearing that Hill is wanting 20-25 mill a year. No way he is worth that at this age and injury history.

 
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