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16 May 2019 03:09:20
I know this site is crazy low on Ben Simmons but I still think the league still values him as a soon-to-be All NBA guy.

76ers send: Ben Simmons

Heat send: Josh Richardson and Justice Winslow

The sixers get two reasonable contracts with 3 years left, one guy a really good floor spacer and the other a lead initiator, both wing defenders. This would give them flexibility between choosing Jimmy or Tobias or, if they wanted to go deep into the tax, both. Either way, this would really space the team out and still provide super switchy athletic defense.

The Heat get a young stud to build the team around who is also well liked by other players. Combine that with Miami’s allure and they’ll be able to lure the best FAs.

Jalex

1.) 16 May 2019 05:31:42
Jalex all nva? Really?


2.) 16 May 2019 13:19:13
How do you say he's seen as an all nba guy and then think that josh richardson and Winslow would be enough to get him?

Shiller- yes he was an allstar as a 21/ 22 year old. There's no reason to believe that he isn't going to build on that. The potential is still there. The shot is the only thing missing in his game right now. Defiently something that can improve.


3.) 16 May 2019 13:54:02
The fact that Philly is accepting trade offers for Simmons SIGNALS to the rest of the league the Philly believes Simmons will not improve. So why would you expect other teams to pay franchise-type player prices?


4.) 16 May 2019 16:11:13
Philly isn't accepting trade offers for Simmons, so that's not a fact. Every time they've entered in trade talks, Embiid and Simmons have strictly been off limits. That's why they got Butler and not Kawhi.


5.) 16 May 2019 16:34:15
@SimmonOrBust and @Fredman those are both solid points but I think you’re both missing that it’s the situation in Philadelphia that is holding him and him being on a different team is what will elevate to an All NBA guy. I don’t think the jump shot is ever going to happen, but if BS was allowed to play Point-Center and have everything go through him, he’ll elevate to top 10 quite easily, Philly can negotiate based on that. But if he stays in Philly he’ll never become that because there’s already a dominant center and too many other pieces that need the ball in the half court, so moving him at this price would make him better. I could see Miami paying more, maybe some sort of pick (except they have like none left) but this is the right ballpark.


6.) 16 May 2019 20:22:05
Jalex, so what it appears you are saying is the BS needs to be the top talent on a team so that the offense flows through him (much like Jokic) . The problem with that is that Simmons is not talented enough to carry a team to the Finals.


7.) 17 May 2019 02:23:40
Fredman, I’m not saying he needs to be the best guy, in saying spacing will hold any star back in the modern NBA. If Simmons has 4 spacers around him and a good secondary playmaker, I think he will be good enough to lead a team to the finals.


 

 

11 May 2019 18:37:49
Rockets send Chris Paul
Celtics send Gordon Hayward

The Celtics get a very good PG to replace Kyrie and one that’s much more focused on distribution to develop Tatum and others. The Rockets don’t need said PG with Harden being the true lead guard, but could use a playmaking wing that can shoot and play D. The contracts are both famously bad but about even due to that while Paul’s is a year longer, you more likely know what you’re getting from him as Hayward is much more of a mystery.

Jalex

1.) 11 May 2019 18:55:19
Hayward isn't good anymore. Would be bad for the Rockets.


2.) 11 May 2019 21:45:51
I'm not sure what defense you get out ofHayward, makes sense from C pov if irving leaves,


3.) 11 May 2019 22:24:42
Cp3 is expensive and not good anymore wouldn't he good.


4.) 11 May 2019 22:50:31
You think it’s like the cinematic masterpiece “Rookie of the Year”? Just, poof?


5.) 13 May 2019 15:47:12
That's actually a really good fit for both clubs, but I don't think that CP3 has shown quite the regression and Hayward hasn't quite shown the improvement to merit the swap.

Plus, do the State Farm commercials now wind up including Tatum/ Horford? How is that going to work? And the color scheme worked with the Clippers and Rockets, but that red and green don't work as well. Does State Farm stay with the Rockets and switch to Harden? These are the real questions we need answers to.


 

 

08 May 2019 18:41:27
If the Suns don’t land #1 pick (Zion)

Suns send Josh Jackson, TJ Warren, Tyler Johnson (really just to even salary), 2019 top 4 pick, 2020 first round pick.

Pistons Send Blake Griffin.

Follow up, the Suns make that offer that’s too big to be matched to Malcom Brogden, 4 years 100 mil (that’s based on rumors that the Bucks would match 22 mil/ year) .

Personally, I think the Suns have been bad for too long and going the route of drafting a 19 point guard would push back that timeline to an unreasonable place especially with a power vacuum looming in the Wesr without KD and the CP3 contract on the Rockets. Signing Brogdon means an elite shooting backcourt with 40-50-90 guy plus Devin Booker, a defensive stalwart to be on ball against lead guards and a guy who’s handle is good enough for the Suns to alternate who the initiator is. Not to mention, if you want Booker and Brogdon both off the ball, Griffin is phenomenal ball handler/ imitator who could find those guys as cutters.

Brogden
Booker
Bridges
Griffin
Ayton

This team is super spaced, has a dominating force on the low block, and a do it all star in Blake. Finding some rotational wings in FA would mean this team would be competing for a lot more than a playoff birth.

Jalex

1.) 08 May 2019 20:19:35
That’s just to much for a guy with that injury history.


2.) 09 May 2019 20:16:10
love it.


 

 

02 May 2019 13:24:30
If the Bulls won the lottery:

Bulls trade:
Wendell Carter
2020 first unprotected

Cavs/ Knicks Trade:
#2 overall pick

Bulls pick Zion and Ja. Can run the line up:

Ja
Levine
Otto Porter
Zion
Lauri

Gives the Bulls an incredibly modern corps. Can sign or even get paid to take on a bad contract of a more traditional big to get them through the regular season’s wear and tear. A great facilitator at Point, 2 great shooters/ scorers, a great wing defender with a corner 3, and a freak of nature. In a small line up Zion would compliment Lauri perfectly, Lauri closes out and is surprisingly agile, he’s just got no shot blocking or rebounding ability. Zion’s a free safety who feasts on shot blocking from help, plus his bulk helps with rebounding. Lauri really spaces the floor offensively for Zion. And Ja could be the guy to make it all tick.

Jalex

1.) 02 May 2019 16:49:48
I’m not a fan of Wendell Carter and would probably pass on it, but the Cavs would have to at least think about it. I think in the end it would come down to Barret being a significantly better fit for the Cavs and there’s to good a chance that the 2020 pick could end up not even being in the lottery.


2.) 02 May 2019 18:28:37
I think the Bulls pick would still be in the high lottery next year just because of running a rookie lead guard which is supposed to be an incredible draft class. I also think if Wendell Carter would of been coming out in this draft he’d be the 4th pick. But the trading team is buying a slightly depreciated asset and a future pick, so you’re point is very fair.


 

 

28 Apr 2019 16:41:08
If the Knicks were gauranteed KD-Kyrie combo through back channels.

Knicks send:
Dennis Smith jr
Kevin Knox
Mitchell Robinson
Lance Thomas (salary filler)

Pacers send:
Myles Turner (post extension salary)
2019 18th pick

Pacers agree to this because it’s clearing the log jam at the 5. They get back lots of youth, including a dynamic lead guard who can play next to ball too, a combo forward with the potential to shoot, a back up big who’s a true shot blocker. Since Oladipio will be out like all of ‘20, this let's the Pacers have a season where the kids try to figure it out and develop (maybe tank) before Dipo gets back and then going for a playoff run.

Knicks do it because they need to clear out a heavy on ball presence is Smith, a guy who needs a lot of development and doesn’t offer a lot of defense in Knox, and with Turner Robinson would be repetitive. In return they a get a young all defense team worthy rim protector who has 3 point range and a good first round pick.

Kicks get 2nd in lottery, swap 2nd and 18 for 5 and 9 with the Hawks. Hawks select RJ Barrett. Knicks take Deandre Hunter at 5 (powerful combo forward with a great shot and defense but limited upside) and Coby White at 9 (college lead guard that looked good off ball tho, big guard with solid defense and a really good spot up 3).

Knicks can run:
1. Kyrie
2. Coby White (or Frank N)
3. KD
4. Deandre Hunter
5. Myles Turner

Before even looking at the middle tier FA market.

Jalex

1.) 28 Apr 2019 17:32:59
Doubt the Pacers would have any interest in any Knicks players.


2.) 28 Apr 2019 17:35:36
Back channels? It's the NBA not the CIA. SMH lmao.


3.) 29 Apr 2019 10:12:43
Not sure who disagreed with my comments, but don't you think that there would have to be tampering and collusion if something happened through "back channels"?
That would be highly illegal. If they were caught, there would be a heavy price to pay for the team (s) involved, the GMs and owners involved plus the agents.
No team/ GM/ owner would dare do that. So to suggest it on here is absolutely ridiculous.


4.) 29 Apr 2019 14:40:39
Illegal? Maybe in the world outside of the NBA, but the NBA is a business and makes business decisions in the owners belief on what would be "the best interests of the league". Sometimes, these are not ethical or legal in the "real world" but within a large corporation, these "back channel" activities are often deemed necessary as long as the product (profit) is improved. There are way too many instances in the past 30-40 years to think otherwise.


5.) 29 Apr 2019 16:26:16
Job where have you been for the last 10 years? there's been tampering and collusion every year, and teams get nothing more than a slap on the wrist.


6.) 29 Apr 2019 16:33:04
Back channel guarantees and agreements happen all the time. The problem is that they're not binding, so any team that makes moves with those non-binding agreements in mind are fools.


7.) 29 Apr 2019 17:20:41
If you guys think it would just be a slap on the wrist if this scenario ever happens, then you guys are high. Collusion and tampering are not in the best interests of the league. Especially, when you are talking about 2 high profile players.
Owners and GMs have been suspended. The NBA has forced owners to sell their teams because of things detrimental to the league. IE Ted Stepien and Donald Sterling
The league stepped in and canceled a trade between New Orleans and the Lakers for Chris Paul.
I guarantee it would never fly.

Someone, anyone give me an example (s) of it happening every year?


8.) 29 Apr 2019 17:33:53
Illegal no, against the contract with NBA Inc. Yes. So Far these are
Lifetime suspension/ yrs suspension
Not paid
Forced to sell team for 2 billion.


9.) 29 Apr 2019 18:11:34
Lol joeb you know every in and out of the biz huh?


10.) 29 Apr 2019 18:16:35
You guys really think that agents don't talk with GMs and say "Yeah, my guy really wants to go there, so long as you offer the right deal" before July 1? But again, it's not like it's binding, either side could back out, so there's no guarantee.


11.) 30 Apr 2019 10:20:23
Sure they do bmiller, but every potential free agent says they would love to play for their team when asked by local media when on the road.
Doesn't mean it's a real negotiation. That's where it would cross a line. Why do you think GM'S and owners cannot and will not talk about a player still under contract with another team.


 

 

 

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23 Jul 2018 21:11:09
Real Potential Blockbuster Here

Magic send Dakari Johnson

Clippers send Jaquan Evans.

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19 Jul 2016 05:34:24
Someone has to trade for Eric Bledsoe. right?

Maybe Marcus Smart and the 2019 Clippers first round pick for Bledsoe if that Westbrook trade doesn't happen.

Jalex

1.) 19 Jul 2016 05:38:39
I do agree that Marcus Smart is perfect for Phoenix age and fit wise beside Devin Booker.


2.) 19 Jul 2016 15:54:36
I just don't see the need for that swap. Bledsoe isn't that close to Westbrook in terms of production and Bledsoe also wouldn't come in right away and start over Thomas and would assume the same role as Smart has. Bledsoe is also smaller so he wouldn't be able to stack up as well against 2-guards like Smart does.


3.) 20 Jul 2016 07:48:55
Don't think Phx needs to rush to deal Bledsoe since he is under contract for like 3 more years. I think Smart is a very similar style pg just a younger, bigger version of Bledsoe. Both are very athletic and great defenders just at 26 Bledsoe is further along in his development and was putting up the best numbers of his career before going down to injury last season.

I think PHX could find a better deal next summer trading him to that is more desperate after they lose out of Westbrook.

He would be a significant upgrade for Celtics but even though he is one of best defensive pg in the league at 6ft 1 and not being great off ball as a shooter don't think he and IT could play together much making him a poor fit. They aren't giving up much tho so if I were them i'd take the deal and trust Stevens to figure how to make it work.


4.) 20 Jul 2016 15:18:57
Bledsoe and I. T playing together would be bad defensively. M. Smart has the height to guard some 2's.


 

 

 

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18 May 2019 14:07:20
IMO the Randle fit isn’t ideal since Ayton does his best work on the block, if I was the Suns I’s much prefer a Mirotic type.

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17 May 2019 16:59:47
Because I said Memphis could move down to 4. Lonzo and Darius Garland would be a match made in heaven.

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17 May 2019 02:43:40
Props to you for the idea. I’m pro-Thunder and like the current team but this did make me pause. I think I say no as the Thunder just because I believe that if OKC could make less major moves to create spacing that high end duo is good enough to contend for the West (post KD leaving) and PG13’s playmaking is a huge part of that.

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17 May 2019 02:23:40
Fredman, I’m not saying he needs to be the best guy, in saying spacing will hold any star back in the modern NBA. If Simmons has 4 spacers around him and a good secondary playmaker, I think he will be good enough to lead a team to the finals.

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16 May 2019 16:45:40
@Gpack17 you got to read the whole deal. It’s really the Lakers Give Lonzo, move down spots (from 4 to 7), and give a further first for Conley. That’s super fair.

Tbh I think the deal may be better and simpler if Lonzo went Memphis and then Grizzlies move down from 2 to 4 (to pick Garland, Tennessee guy and pairs great with Lonzo), the Bulls move up to 2 and then the Bulls have to send something extra to the Grizzles like a couple of future picks. Okay, maybe that’s not simpler lol.

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