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28 Sep 2022 19:24:45
DAL-IND

Mavericks trade: SG Tim Hardaway Jr, SF Josh Green, 2027 DAL 2nd.

Pacers trade: Buddy Hield.

Doncic/Ntilikina/Hardy
Dinwiddie/Hield/Pinson
Finney-Smith/Bullock
Kleber/Powell/Bertans
McGee/Wood

Haliburton/McConnell/Nembhard
Hardaway Jr/Mathurin/Sirvydis
Duarte/Taylor/Green/Nesmith
Brissett/Jackson/Theis
Turner/Smith/Bitadze

Thoughts would be appreciated!

GraysonDaMeap

1.) 28 Sep 2022 19:59:04
Why? If only for Turner.


2.) 29 Sep 2022 01:24:14
I doubt a laye second is enoughor Indy to take on additional salary this year and an additional year of THJ.


3.) 29 Sep 2022 13:14:56
I agree that a second is not enough to take on the THJ salary, but Indiana is also getting a young prospect in Josh Green.


4.) 29 Sep 2022 20:42:18
first thought is it would put the Pacers at 16 players so they would have to send another player out.


5.) 30 Sep 2022 00:30:09
Pacers could ask for:

Turner > Powell, Green, 2nd.


6.) 30 Sep 2022 05:12:34
Confused why you all think Green has some value?


7.) 01 Oct 2022 12:22:11
Why? Green is a young, quite athletic 1st round pick that shows quite good defense, can attack the rim, shoot the 3 and make plays. That is already proofen in the NBA! Inconsistency is his issue, when it becomes solves he becomes a great wing. Maybe that is the reason, why he has a lot more value than a pure 1st round pick.


 

 

06 Sep 2022 18:18:59
Jazz unload the rest of their veterans

Pelicans: Mike Conley
Jazz: Devonte' Graham, Garrett Temple (waive), Naji Marshall, 2025 MIL 1st (1-4 to NYK; 5-30 to NOP), 2024 CHI 2nd

Lakers: Jordan Clarkson, Malik Beasley, Rudy Gay
Jazz: Russell Westbrook (buyout), 2027 LAL 1st, 2029 LAL 1st

Suns: Bojan Bogdanovic
Jazz: Jae Crowder, Dario Saric, 2024 PHX 2nd, 2027 PHX 2nd

Waive Stanley Johnson

Jazz:
PG: Collin Sexton, Devonte' Graham, Jared Butler
SG: Nickeil Alexander-Walker, Talen Horton-Tucker, Leandro Bolmaro
SF: Lauri Markkanen, Ochai Agbaji, Naji Marshall
PF: Jarred Vanderbilt, Jae Crowder, Simone Fontecchio
C: Walker Kessler, Udoka Azubuike, Dario Saric

Pelicans:
PG: Mike Conley, Jose Alvarado, Kira Lewis Jr
SG: Herb Jones, Dyson Daniels
SF: Brandon Ingram, Trey Murphy III
PF: Zion Williamson, Larry Nance Jr
C: Jonas Valanciunas, Jaxson Hayes, Willy Hernangomez

Lakers:
PG: Patrick Beverley, Kendrick Nunn
SG: Jordan Clarkson, Austin Reaves, Troy Brown Jr, Max Christie
SF: Malik Beasley, Lonnie Walker IV, Rudy Gay
PF: LeBron James, Juan Toscano-Anderson, Damian Jones
C: Anthony Davis, Thomas Bryant, Wenyen Gabriel

Suns:
PG: Chris Paul, Cam Payne, Damion Lee
SG: Devin Booker, Landry Shamet, Josh Okogie
SF: Mikal Bridges, Torrey Craig
PF: Bojan Bogdanovic, Cam Johnson
C: DeAndre Ayton, Bismack Biyombo, Jock Landale

Why the Jazz do this: As they continue to embrace the tank, the Jazz offload their remaining veterans in Clarkson, Gay, Bogdanovic, Conley, and Beasley. Taking on Russell Westbrook's expiring contract means gaining the Lakers' future 1st round picks. The Jazz are obviously trying not to win games, which means losing their veterans is not a big loss. As part of the Conley trade, they take on Devonte' Graham's contract but gain an additional first-round pick. In terms of the Bogdanovic trade, they pick up multiple expiring contracts as well as multiple second-round picks. All of these trades result in future assets while freeing up playing time for the young guys. With these trades, the Jazz will have a total of 24 picks over the next 7 years, with 15 being first-rounders.

Why the Pelicans do this: After trading away Jrue Holiday, the Pelicans have been missing their perfect point guard. Mike Conley allows you to have a former all-star player while also providing a veteran presence to the team. Additionally, you get to shed yourself of Devonte' Graham's contract while only having to give a first-round pick to do it.

Why the Lakers do this: This offseason, it has become apparent that the Lakers are desperate to win while LeBron is on the team. The Westbrook experiment is over and while parting ways with their remaining two first-round picks, they allow themselves to become contenders with serviceable veterans and a sharpshooter.

Why the Suns do this: After getting eliminated by the Mavericks in the 2nd round, the Suns are looking for a way to improve. To do this, they get a serviceable wing in Bogdanovic while only having to lose a rotational piece in Crowder and a bench veteran in Saric.

GraysonDaMeap

1.) 07 Sep 2022 01:19:15
You literally took CJ out of Pels Roster.


2.) 07 Sep 2022 12:06:11
Oops! Sorry!


3.) 07 Sep 2022 18:18:04
AD is too frail to be the staring center.


4.) 08 Sep 2022 13:01:07
if u watched pels cj was great at pg alvarado was great as backup pg point zions worth a look with a capable roster which he's never had before. so youtrading for that salary 4 a cheerleader? u paying him as an assistant coach or player?


5.) 08 Sep 2022 20:56:52
Lakers added Jones and Bryant means Davis will play PF which means LeBron is at the 3.


 

 

31 May 2022 13:16:57
Simple trade

IND: 2026 2nd via OKC/DAL/PHI, Duncan Robinson

MIA: Buddy Hield


Pacers:
Haliburton/McConnell
Duarte/Washington
Robinson/Taylor
Brogdon/Jackson
Turner/Bitadze

Heat:
Lowry/Vincent
Herro/Hield
Butler/Strus
Tucker/Highsmith
Adebayo/Yurtseven

GraysonDaMeap

1.) 31 May 2022 13:54:05
Don't know why Indiana would do this.

Hield is signed for 2 more years and Robinson 4 more years, who didn't play in 5 of Miami's playoff games and played less than 10 minutes in 6 of them.


2.) 31 May 2022 16:26:08
Would adding a lottery protected 2023 heat first work?


3.) 31 May 2022 16:43:11
Maybe if Duncan could play a lick of defense.


4.) 31 May 2022 17:18:29
Well, there is a reason why Duncan was an undrafted rookie.


 

 

24 May 2022 19:25:02
A small trade that I think is realistic.

Pelicans: Sam Hauser, 2023 ORL 2nd, Daniel Theis, cash

Celtics: Devonte' Graham, Willy Hernangomez

Pelicans:
McCollum/Alvarado
Ingram/Lewis Jr/Temple
Jones/Murphy III/Hauser
Williamson/Nance Jr/Marshall
Valanciunas/Hayes/Theis

Celtics:
Graham/Pritchard
Smart/White/Stauskas
Brown/Nesmith/Morgan
Tatum/G.Williams/Fitts
R.Williams/Horford/Hernangomez

It could favor the Celtics, and you could throw in another 2nd if needed

GraysonDaMeap

1.) 24 May 2022 20:18:41
I believe Graham is viewed as a negative contract. Personally I like him to an extent but I'm not sure he fits with Boston who already has Pritchard, certainly not as a starter.


2.) 25 May 2022 00:35:43
Pass from Pels.


 

 

19 May 2022 14:34:36
Since Phoenix apparently does not feel that DeAndre Ayton deserves a max contract, it would make sense for a Sign-and-Trade situation.

Suns: Jakob Poeltl, Keita Bates-Diop #9(Mark Williams), #38(JD Davison)

Spurs: DeAndre Ayton (S&T)

Ayton signs a 4-year, 96 million contract with a player option for the 4th year.

Suns:
Paul/Payne/Davison(38)
Booker/Shamet
Bridges/Craig/Bates-Diop
Crowder/Johnson/Saric
Poeltl/Williams(9)

Spurs:
Murray/Jones/Chandler(20)
Walker/Richardson/Primo
Johnson/Vassell/Langford
Collins/McDermott/BaldwinJr(25)
Ayton/Landale

This seems pretty fair for both teams, considering Phoenix is not going to receive a massive haul for its disgruntled player.

Mark Williams, drafted with the 9th pick, will provide an immediate impact for the Suns and will serve as a replacement for Ayton long-term. The Suns also get the 38th pick, used to select a future Chris Paul replacement in JD Davison.

The Spurs get an all-star-caliber player who can provide an immediate upgrade at the center position. While it may not be a win-now move, Ayton is still young and can be a leader for the rest of the team.

GraysonDaMeap

1.) 19 May 2022 15:01:07
The value is fair, even if it's a S&T.


2.) 19 May 2022 16:14:41
I had a similar trade yesterday with Peoltl and 9 for Ayton. I think it makes sense for both sides.


3.) 19 May 2022 16:49:08
I got told a 1st round in teens wit Collins who Atlanta wants to get off of and huerter was to much for lavine. NBA16 please SMARTEN UP.


4.) 19 May 2022 17:10:07
Bulls23.

1. Collins Huerter and 16 is better than this package. Ayton has more trade value than a UFA.

2. Ayton is a RFA, that means the Suns actually have some leverage to be able to get assets out of a team to where they will let Ayton go and not match

Lavine is a UFA and the Bulls have ZERO leverage with him in ANY S&T. Lavine can sign with a team outright and the Bulls couldn’t do anything about it. That being said you’re not getting a young all star caliber PF, a good young SG who shoots 39% from 3 and the 16th overall pick for an unhappy UFA.


5.) 30 May 2022 13:02:46
Poeltl and Ayton are Similar players. Poeltl is on a team friendly contract. Hard Pass.


 

 

 

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07 Mar 2017 04:28:45
Okay, Warriors fans, I myself am a Golden State follower and we are going to have a big problem this offseason.

Free Agents:

Kevin Durant (Player Option)
Stephen Curry
JaVale McGee
Zaza Pachulia
Shaun Livingston
David West
Andre Iguodala
Matt Barnes
Ian Clark
James Michael McAdoo

Even though it hurts me to say it, the warriors will be able to only resign 1-2 of their stars, preferably Stephen Curry and Andre Iguodala and maybe retain some veterans and prospects (Ian Clark, Shaun Livingston, David West, JaVale McGee)

GraysonDaMeap

1.) 07 Mar 2017 05:17:55
Curry isn't going anywhere and will likely get a 5 year 207 million contract that he deserves after being a complete bargain the past few years (best any other team can offer is 4 years 135 mil) . They have his Bird rights so this isn't an issue at all and his contract has no bearing on Warriors flexibility this summer (unless he takes a massive pay cut) .

If Durant takes a 5 mill paycut and signs a one year 31M contract the Warriors can use Iguodala and Livingston's Bird rights to keep both them and sign Durant to a full max contract next season once they get his full Bird rights. He could be willing to do this since he did after all choose to go to a super team to win a title and 5 million could make a big difference with their chances.

If Durant wants the max now (which he may after an injury scare) it would mean that Warriors would have to renounce Bird rights for Livingston and Iguodala and wouldn't be able to bring them back unless they sign for basically minimum.

Warriors depending on how their season ends could opt to deal Thompson or Green to improve depth but I think that's unlikely and they are going to be deep in luxury tax regardless. Or Durant could decide to walk which I think is another unlikely scenario.

Warriors depth is going to continue to take a hit for foreseeable future where after next season they'll likely be paying Curry, Durant, Green and Thompson more than the 108M salary cap. They should always be able to nab David West type players willing to take pay cuts to play on their team tho.


2.) 08 Mar 2017 05:42:26
Don't worry to much. There are always good older players willing to take less at a chance at a title.


 

 

14 Feb 2017 04:48:43
After trading away injured bigman Chrus Andersen to the Hornets this week,as well as previously aquiring Kyle Korver, the Cavaliers are in an interesting situation along with the trade deadline quickly approaching. The Cavaliers' new GM, LeBron James is determined to improve his championship-caliber roster in two areas:

Playmaker/ Backup Point Guard
Rim Protector/ Backup Center

If the Jusuf Nurkic-to the Blazers trade wouldn't have occured, the Cavs may have had the assets to bring in Nurkic to be a backup center to Tristan Thompson. Other current centers availiable: Jahlil Okafor, Andrew Bogut, Tarik Black, Kelly Olynyk, J.J. Hickson (FA), Cole Aldrich, and Tyson Chandler.

Okay. Most of you have probably heard the reports about the Cavs management, emphasizing that the need a backup point guard and/or a playmaker. Some current options out there are: Brandon Jennings, T.J. McConnell, Rajon Rondo, Ty Lawson, Mario Chalmers (FA), Norris Cole (FA), Kirk Heinrich (FA)' Jordan Farmar (FA)

Thoughts!?!?!?

GraysonDaMeap

1.) 14 Feb 2017 20:33:26
They certainly need to make moves. The Raptors recent acquisition of Ibaka should motivate them to do something. The value Portland got for Nurkic I'm mad Cavs didn't get him. The cavs cap situation makes it difficult for them to get a lot of those bigs with big salaries so options are definitely limited (I'd add Kosta Koufos to the list too) and it would most likely have to be a guy still on a rookie deal. I think they are after a defensive center so I don't think Okafor or Olynyk is their guy.

Same goes for point guard. Jennings would be a good cheap option as would Lawson. Then of course there is plenty of decent FA.

Ideally I think Cavs wanted to see what buyout season would yield (Their dream would be if Dallas bought out Dwill and Bogut) but with Raptors recent deal they may speed up the process and be more aggressive.


 

 

08 Jan 2017 19:33:39
3 team trade between the Atlanta Hawks, Oklahoma City Thunder, and Utah Jazz.

UTA gets: Enes Kanter, Thabo Sefolosha, 2017 2nd OKC.

OKC gets: Paul Millsap, Tim Hardaway Jr.

ATL gets: Derrick Favors, Alec Burks, Alex Abrines, 2018 OKC 1st, 2017 UTA 2nd.

ATL:
Schroder/ Delaney/ Williams
Burks/ Abrines/ Bembry
Bazemore/ Dunleavy/ Prince
Favors/ Humphries/ Scott
Howard/ Muscala/ Splitter

OKC:releases Josh Huestis and signs Josh Smith to a 1 yr min.
Westbrook/ Payne/ Christon
Oladipo/ Hardaway Jr/ Singler
Roberson/ Grant/ Morrow
Millsap/ Collison/ Smith
Adams/ Sabonis/ Lauvergne

UTA:
Hill/ Exum/ Neto
Hood/ Sefolosha/ Mack
Hayward/ Johnson/ Ingles
Kanter/ Diaw/ Lyles
Gobert/ Withey/ Bolomboy

GraysonDaMeap

1.) 08 Jan 2017 20:00:00
Dumb for Utah


2.) 09 Jan 2017 10:24:57
Utah gave away Kanter for basically nothing I doubt they want him back especially for Favors. I think Millsap would be a good fit in OKC but I don't think Utah should be a part of the trade and OKC should just send Kanter to ATL and may have to add Sabonis (they could get Sefolosha back from Hawks too) .

I think Millsap would be a good fit in Utah too so maybe they cut out OKC and do a trade for Millsap centered around Favors.


 

 

 

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29 Sep 2022 13:14:56
I agree that a second is not enough to take on the THJ salary, but Indiana is also getting a young prospect in Josh Green.

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22 Sep 2022 19:07:43
I like your idea, but instead of Shamet, I'd think that Crowder is more likely to go as he is being shopped right now. Also would think the Suns would lightly protect their first with top-5 protection.

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22 Sep 2022 19:02:29
I can see a Turner/ Capela swap with like 2-3 2nds coming from Atlanta, but losing a first and Bogdanovic for Hield isn't going to help them, despite how much I like Buddy.

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06 Sep 2022 18:28:49
Don't know if this is necessary right now, but the Nets just traded a 1st round pick for O'Neale, so he'd have to be really bad for this to happen.

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23 Dec 2016 20:10:24
NBA, according to SBnation, the new CBA will in fact have a new maximum roster size of 17, allowing teams to send 2 players to the d-league on two-way contracts and they can call them up if someone gets injured or is doing badly.

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