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01 Nov 2020 18:05:52
Paul George and Patrick Beverley to the Cavs for Kevin Love and Colin Sexton...Cavs in a unique spot with the 5th pick. Let's start by looking at it like this: They're not predicted to come out the East. Got it. Pressure is off.Quite honestly, PG performs better under those circumstances. Not a diss, just facts. Now, on the board for the 5th pick is Avdija or Toppin. Starting lineup

Beverley
Garland
George
Toppin
Drummond
With Porter, Cedi and Nance coming off the bench.

Porter, Garland and Toppin surrounded by the defensive presence of Beverley, George and Drum is why you make that trade for the Cavs.

Clips needs a star that knows he's the 2nd option as well as a coachable floor general. No swipe at Beverley but he's a dog that doesn't need to adapt to new tricks. Colin is young in his career and will learn regardless of the outcome in LA. Kawhi shocked me being a diva.

Lj29

1.) 01 Nov 2020 18:37:19
No from Clips.


2.) 01 Nov 2020 19:04:10
I'll even throw in 2 future first round picks. Still say no for Clips?


3.) 01 Nov 2020 20:25:40
This trade would guarantee that Kawhi leaves in free agency. No way.


4.) 01 Nov 2020 20:27:40
Easy no from LAC


5.) 01 Nov 2020 21:29:43
Clips go from one of best defensive teams to one of worst with Sexton Shamet and Love starting.


6.) 01 Nov 2020 23:07:39
Cavs just won't be able to get rid of Love that easily.


 

 

09 Sep 2020 18:19:55
Hate to say it.....swear I do BUT it's time for Giannis to go. Before yall drag me, answer this: What else do you want around him? Had center to stretch the floor. Nice wings, shooters, 2 All-defenders, above average coach, All-Star.....what else can you surround a superstar with? Hit the reset button. Giannis for Klay, #2 and a future 1st. draft Wiseman and go from there.

BLEDSOE
KLAY
MIDDLETON
FA- Some interior toughness
WISEMAN

Many options for that #2...maybe send to Knicks for Randle and their pick....many options. I just threw something out there but my point, I think it's in both interests to mutually split. No shade

Lj29

1.) 09 Sep 2020 19:28:07
“What else do you want around him? ”

Another real star. That’s how you win championships. He’s exactly like Lebron in his first run in Cleveland, and Howard and Shaq in Orlando, Lillard, Bosh in Toronto. I’m sure there’s more.

If he wants to stay and signs an extension, you sign him. You don’t just throw away the MVP at 25 if he wants to stay. But if he doesn’t extend, I think they have to trade him. They can’t risk him leaving for nothing.


2.) 09 Sep 2020 20:59:34
Shaq had Penny in Orlando.
And they could have won in 1995, if Olajuwon didn't kill them mentaly in game 1.


3.) 09 Sep 2020 21:26:34
Bmiller, I disagree. Giannis is a phenomenal player. But without Giannis, the bucks were still a great team. WHen Giannis played the first 3 games and lost all 3, it really said something abt him. He is still relatively young but losing in the second round is unacceptable. Maybe another superstar would be beneficial but it would be at the cost of depth. I just don’t see Giannis winning with the bucks.


4.) 09 Sep 2020 22:21:24
Without Giannis they’re maybe the 7 seed. They’re not great. There’s a lot of talent there, but no one is elite. Middleton isn’t leading a team past a first round exit.

Maybe he never wins with the Bucks. That wouldn’t be shocking. People act like winning a championship is easy. Lebron and his run of Finals appearances has totally ruined realistic expectations in the NBA.

It’s “unacceptable” to be the 1 seed and lose in the second round? Guess who else did that? 25 year old Lebron. And who got got bounced in the second and third rounds at 24 and 25 years old? Jordan.

The speed at which people are “losers” or can’t finish, or any of that other garbage is insane.

Also, superstars>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>depth.


5.) 10 Sep 2020 00:12:21
Bucks rely too much on Giannis the first 3 games and his teammates didn’t show up. Their offense became too predictable and the Miami’s defense just collapse on him. Bucks will be at best number 7 in the east without Giannis i think.


6.) 10 Sep 2020 01:14:36
@B-Mill. We're talking about Milwaukee. LeBron's first run with Cleveland, the biggest FA he could lure to play with him was Larry Hughes. Why, 2 reasons: He wasn't a proven winner and Cleveland is a small market. sound familiar?


7.) 10 Sep 2020 01:33:04
Totally agree with BMiller on this. He's 100% correct. If he signs, keep building around him. If he won't sign, trade him. Thunder got burned with Durant, Blazers got burned with Aldridge, etc. Can't let him leave for nothing.


8.) 10 Sep 2020 17:21:57
What superstar is going to want to go to Milwaukee and play 2nd fiddle with a non proven superstar? Please. Just name 1. If this was NY, BK, or LA. but this is Milwaukee. MIDDLETON is the best you're going to get. Let's face it. Now with that reality, you have to roll the dice and try to flip Giannis before it starts to look like Cleveland after Kyrie and Bron left. One guy said MIDDLETON won't get you out of the 1st round. Giannis almost got you swept in the second. This is a 2 time MVP. he needs to learn how to win in a winning culture. Dallas, GS would be excellent fits. BUT you hearing it here. If AD signs off to moving to the 5 if Giannis signs, I think Lakers find a way to make it work for LeBron last few years. Its actually not that hard: if he states he will sign with the Lakers when he becomes a FA, they'll be forced to make a trade. I think Giannis can deny trades. Could be wrong. Keep an eye on that. Especially if the Clippers take the West this year. The contracts are set up perfectly for a max contract 2021.


 

 

21 Aug 2020 12:54:37
Minny! Trade #1, Culver and J. Johnson for Booker! Make it work.

RUSSELL
BOOKER/ BEASLEY
KAT
OKOGIE
HERNANGOMEZ

Grab a rebounder and top 6 in the West!

Lj29

1.) 21 Aug 2020 14:10:27
Minnesota won't have the money to resign Beasley or Hernangomez.


2.) 21 Aug 2020 18:02:11
No need for Beasley if they had Booker, and Juancho's salary would fit into the mid level range.


 

 

21 Aug 2020 12:35:06
Hear me out.....what if G.S had the opportunity to draft Wiseman and Edwards at the cost of Steph?

#3,Rozier, Zeller and a future 1st for Steph.

ROZIER
EDWARDS
KLAY/WIGGINS
DRAY/ZELLER/PASCHALL
WISEMAN/LOONEY

Too easy to find a FA backup point guard and a few shooters

Steph my guy but that trade would restart the championship clock for a decade instead of being a contender for 2 years.

Lj29

1.) 21 Aug 2020 13:30:08
Minny isn't going to pass on Edwards and It's not going to happen for GS, but i would like to see Steph in Charlotte

Wiggins is to expensive for a benchplayer, so Charlotte should take Wiggins in this trade or find enough value to trade for Klay too.


2.) 21 Aug 2020 14:29:50
Will the Warriors and Curry agree to a trade? That is as unlikely as the Knicks winning a championship in 5 years.


 

 

12 Jul 2019 18:29:58
Is it safe to say OKC is having a fire sale? If so, Gallinari, Schroder, Adams, and CP must go... .not to mention, in ideal landing spots for them as long as a pick is obtainable..

OKC receive a pick and C. Parson
Atl receive Adams

Young
Reddish
Hunter
Collins
Adams

That looks like a wrecking squad in 2-3 years. Parsons may even agree to a buyout. And if not, he comes off the books after the year.

Bulls receive Schroder
OKC receive Felicio and Dunn

No picks but quality back up and potential starter in Felicio.

Blazers receive Gallinari
OKC receive Bazemore and a 1st.

Blazers need a stretch 4 to open the floor for Whiteside/Nurkic and take some of the scoring load at times

As for CP3, there are no contenders in need of a point guard. Best situation:

Magic receive: CP3, pick
OKC receive: Fournier, Bamba, Fultz

Magic get a wonderful facilitator with complementary pieces....

Not to mention, OKC reset financially with some building blocks in Bamba, Felicio, and SGA with Fultz being a ?....

Lj29

1.) 12 Jul 2019 21:36:08
Presti wins gm of the year if he trades russ and cp3 in same month. Lol.


 

 

 

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21 Oct 2020 00:16:51
Can't wait for the first domino to drop because I feel that this offseason is going to be awesome. So many things to address. I think G.S is in the perfect possession. They should hold their hand so other teams don't adjust to their moves.....but make a move.

LAC are done! No way around it. Kawhi ended up being a drama queen. Didn't see that coming. They have to make a move but they're not going to get equal value. I would say Middleton and Bledsoe for Beverley and PG13. Best bet.

LAL...sign D. Gallinari and trade for CP3 if Rondo leave...but keep AC. Sure we'll sign some vets

Boston: Time to decide....if you want inside scoring, Vucevic, filler for Smart and Brown and a pick

Miami: don't make no moves

Nuggets: hate to see MPJ go but put a package together to get Beal... Harris, MPJ, picks

G.S....shock the world....Make a play Giannis! Wiggins, Green and #2. Sign Millsap

Lj29

1.) 21 Oct 2020 05:37:27
Clippers will try it again. I think they will figure it out. But if not, they can make a deal at the deadline.

Hard to make moves for the Lakers but getting Gallinari for MLE would be awesome.

The Boston one is terrible for them but it would be interesting to deal Hayward and their 1sts to get Vucevic if they want a big.

Miami needs another big body to go with Bam.

Nuggets need that 3rd star, yes, if they can snag Beal for that package it would be great, otherwise, don't let Porter go.

Not enough for Giannis.


2.) 21 Oct 2020 07:13:48
1. Clippers are not done. Few tweaks like getting a point guard they’ll be right there.
2. Don’t think lakers can afford Gallo and Paul lol.
3. Brown has more value than Vucevic... lol
4. Miami certainly needs to make moves. Anticipate overpaying for someone on a 1 yr deal so they have cap space next year: as constructed their team is not good enough to win it all right now.
5. Nuggets have said they’re not trading MPJ.
6. Not enough for Giannis lol


 

 

22 Aug 2020 14:17:39
I see these ridiculous posts about G.S trading the #2 pick....30, 30, 32. Those are the ages of their big 3. Not to mention coming from serious injuries. It's time to retool. Here's why: #1: The Lakers are one piece away from owning the West for Lebron's last 3 seasons (preferably a shooter) They'll find a way to get JJ Redick or a 3&D guy.... #2: Losing Durant exposed their system. Durant cleaned up things offensively and defensively. #3. Age...At best, they're contending for 3 years and that's pushing it. Ben Simmons non shooting self ain't keeping them in contention. The Sixers have a squad and all he had to do is develop a shot! that's it. I'd flip Curry into some younger pieces...Chicago, #4, Lauri, Zac, and Coby...Writing this, Bulls sitting on a war chest! Cap room too. Anyway, back to G.S, time to rebuild with youth my friends. Good run but unless you getting Giannis, keep #2

Lj29

1.) 22 Aug 2020 15:27:14
This is ridiculous. If you have a dynasty or anything close to it and you’re still contending, you don’t blow it up. Especially when your 2 best players won’t regress that much bc their games are based around shooting. Since when does contending for 3+ years justify blowing it up. The Raptors traded the centerpiece of their franchise for 1 year of kawhi. The Lakers traded their whole team other than lebron for AD.

Mj won 3 Championships from ages 32-34. If the warriors even have a chance of doing the same with curry, they should take the opportunity. Trading the pick would be necessary to get a star and it would be unwise to keep it given the weaknesses and unknowns of this draft.

Just to make my point clear, in sports if a team has any sort of real chance to contend for a title and the players are happy playing for you, you do everything you can to win a title, not the opposite.


2.) 22 Aug 2020 16:21:56
I think they upgrade from Wiggins with the pick.


3.) 22 Aug 2020 16:36:21
If they trade the pick and get a star, they’ll be by far the best roster in basketball. I expect their core to be good for another 3-4 years. If they can win two rings, lose in the finals once, and not make the finals once over the next 4 years at the expense of a superstar after that, I’d do that without hesitation.

When you’re in a championship window, you go all in. Because you don’t know when another will come around.


 

 

22 Aug 2020 11:28:21
I see these ridiculous posts about G.S trading the #2 pick....30, 30, 32. Those are the ages of their big 3. Not to mention coming from serious injuries. It's time to retool. Here's why: #1: The Lakers are one piece away from owning the West for Lebron's last 3 seasons (preferably a shooter) They'll find a way to get JJ Redick or a 3&D guy.... #2: Losing Durant exposed their system. Durant cleaned up things offensively and defensively. #3. Age...At best, they're contending for 3 years and that's pushing it. Ben Simmons non shooting self ain't keeping them in contention. The Sixers have a squad and all he had to do is develop a shot! that's it. I'd flip Curry into some younger pieces...Chicago, #4, Lauri, Zac, and Coby...Writing this, Bulls sitting on a war chest! Cap room too. Anyway, back to G.S, time to rebuild with youth my friends. Good run but unless you getting Giannis, keep #2

Lj29

1.) 22 Aug 2020 12:57:14
Lebron at any point could fall off the map and the Lakers have pretty limited resources to improve the roster with.

The Warriors have their backbone of a team that won a title. They have all of their firsts, the 2nd pick, a future lottery pick, a big exception, Wiggins, a potentially reformed Chriss, Looney, Paschall and they’ve been able to find talent late in drafts and by developing retreads. Why would they not push to win? They have young talent, picks, roster flexibility, and stars. They can win and build for the future. They can go get a young star potentially. If you have a chance at a title, you have to go for it and if you have a good chance at a title, you need to maximize it.

Also, what if you get Simmons working with Kerr, Curry, Klay and the Warriors development staff on shooting and with Draymond on defense. What if he ends up with a respectable jumper and his d goes up a notch or two? Simmons would be an absolute monster.


2.) 22 Aug 2020 13:45:23
You do realize that Danny Green is a 3&D guy, right?


3.) 22 Aug 2020 14:29:07
Ok. I hear you guys but let's be clear: You're right about LeBron falling off but if he sees that himself, bottom dollar he'll take a pay cut to add more talent. If he falls back to 40% during the season and you give me a "game on the lane" LeBron, I'll take that 10 years from today! Development shooting? Curry and Klay came in shooting. Steph has this father named Dell that kept them boys in the gym. i'm sure Mike had Klay in there too. If that's the case, Looney should be raining 3s? Draymond is not that same dog. He has a nice bark. Maybe a game or two but definitely lost that fight in him. Harrell is what Draymond was. But his value will be in mentoring 2 young picks while he has 3 strong years left.


4.) 22 Aug 2020 14:31:38
And that backbone is coming off of serious injuries in a league that has evolved around their style of play.


5.) 22 Aug 2020 15:21:53
So a team that has a 36 year old star (Lebron) can contend for the next few years but a team that has stars 30-32 can’t?


6.) 22 Aug 2020 20:33:46
Not to mention that those guys in their early 30s don’t have near the same miles that Lebron does, since they went College for multiple years and he came straight from high school. Years in the league matter just as much if not more than age.

Look, if GS thinks Curry isn’t a top 5 player any more and think Klay and Draymond have both taken fairly sizable steps back, maybe you break it up. If you think Curry is top 5 or Curry is still top ten and you still have like 90 percent of Klay and Draymond, you have to go for it. It’s hard to get a top 10 player, it’s almost impossible to get a top 5 player. You have one and two borderline atleast allstars. Plus picks and flexibility.


7.) 22 Aug 2020 21:46:07
Lj29, I try to elaborate and not be too abrupt, but your statements abt the warriors are just flat out wrong.

Curry is among the best in his generation, and when you pair that with a star like thompson, it only elevates his game. I don't like Draymond at all but he’s still a very, very good player. He may not be able to carry a team but his value next to superstars is tremendous. Whether or not the warriors trade 2, they will be contenders as long as they stay healthy. They could easily remain among the best teams for the next 5 or so years especially if they trade 3 for a star and add some depth in FA.


 

 

21 Aug 2020 13:26:30
Hawks, Stay as is unless you get blown away for #6...Getting BI in FA would be ideal but unlikely. Jordan Clarkson, jerami Grant nice pieces.

Lj29

1.) 21 Aug 2020 16:15:08
Not going to get blown away at #6 unless Wiseman-Ball-Edwards drop for some unknown reason.


 

 

29 May 2020 21:28:55
If Shaq stayed in Orlando, does Jordan win 3 in a row? If he retires with just 3 titles, is he in the GOAT conversation? Also with talks of the NBA wanting Zion in the playoffs, is it safe to say there is a possibility the NBA influenced Shaqs move to the West to secure a greater chance for Jordan to win more titles? Just a thought....

Lj29

1.) 29 May 2020 23:00:27
Yes
No
No.


2.) 31 May 2020 09:32:29
1) Maybe in 97-98, but in that case Malone-Stocton would have an NBA title.
2) Yes, but K Bryant would be in the conversation to be the GOAT (without being a Lakerfan)
3)NO, he would have stayed in Orlando, if they matched the offer, A Hardaway-H Grant- D Scott- N Anderson was a better surrouding cast than E Jones-N Van Exel-E Campbell-Ceballos and a 17 year old kid at that time. A Bigger contract and Hollywoold made him go to LA.

A bigger question is, what would happened if they had traded Pippen for Kemp?


3.) 31 May 2020 14:13:38
How would Kobe be in the conversation for GOAT when he doesn’t win his first 3 championships, and ends his career with 2 at the most? There’s a good chance that Kobe’s career ends up like Melo’s without Shaq (and most likely without Phil Jackson) .


4.) 31 May 2020 16:17:30
LA Would have made a push for C Webber in 1998
And eventualy O'Neal would ask for a trade, there's a big chance he would go to LA after all.


5.) 31 May 2020 20:05:46
Kobe is in the GOAT conversation always.


6.) 01 Jun 2020 21:37:01
With two rings, there’s no way Kobe would be in the conversation. Even with 5, I don’t think he is, because he was the second best player for 3 of them.


7.) 03 Jun 2020 06:31:45
Libraman I agree . You didn’t necessarily say The goat but he always Is in the conversation when you bring up the goat conversations. Especially when u say goat of the 2000’s.


 

 

 

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17 Nov 2020 12:49:32
Chess move. overpayment of picks so that contenders will throw their future away. Setting the bar. Two 1sts for Covington, 3 1sts and a starter for Holiday? Crazy! Holiday is nice but let's not forget he played with a younger Rondo, AD Mirotic and Boogie and only managed to get a 6th seed in a top heavy West just 2 years ago. Basketball IQ: that was a keep away move. Don't see how that made them better. The kid from the Kings was a good move but he's a 4th option. He was still developing. 4th option as a seasoned vet, cool but not sure what they thinking. Imagine if Giannis leave, N. O has a top 5 pick for 2 years to go with BI and Zion. Yikes!

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14 Nov 2020 15:08:36
I like that for the Hornets. As long as they can keep Washington, Graham and the #3 pick, do it!

Graham
Russ
Washington
Harrell
Wiseman

Get a couple of shooters to come off the bench. Easily a playoff team if injuries don't pile up.

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13 Nov 2020 21:37:31
So Love and the #5 for Hayward and #27? Please make that make sense.

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01 Nov 2020 19:04:10
I'll even throw in 2 future first round picks. Still say no for Clips?

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10 Sep 2020 17:21:57
What superstar is going to want to go to Milwaukee and play 2nd fiddle with a non proven superstar? Please. Just name 1. If this was NY, BK, or LA. but this is Milwaukee. MIDDLETON is the best you're going to get. Let's face it. Now with that reality, you have to roll the dice and try to flip Giannis before it starts to look like Cleveland after Kyrie and Bron left. One guy said MIDDLETON won't get you out of the 1st round. Giannis almost got you swept in the second. This is a 2 time MVP. he needs to learn how to win in a winning culture. Dallas, GS would be excellent fits. BUT you hearing it here. If AD signs off to moving to the 5 if Giannis signs, I think Lakers find a way to make it work for LeBron last few years. Its actually not that hard: if he states he will sign with the Lakers when he becomes a FA, they'll be forced to make a trade. I think Giannis can deny trades. Could be wrong. Keep an eye on that. Especially if the Clippers take the West this year. The contracts are set up perfectly for a max contract 2021.

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