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17 May 2019 20:08:53
NY and LA: please keep your picks and wait until 2020 and see where AD wants to go. Kyrie, Durant and the current Knicks can beat the GS that's playing now. LA can sign a max this year and next. Adding Garland and perhaps Thompson, Butler, OR Leonard to the current
Lakers gives LA a chance in West.

Kyrie/Trier
DSJ/Barrett
Durant
Knox
Jordan/Robinson

Ball/Garland
Thompson/Hart
Ingram/Kuzma
James/Wagner
McGee...then AD in 2020

The NBA FINALS from 2020-2024....easily.

Lj29

1.) 17 May 2019 20:32:22
Lakers won't have cap space in 2020 primarily because of the cap hold for Ingram's RFA, Garland's salary as the #4 pick ($8 mil? ) and Thompson's max deal.

Knicks will be in a similar spot as Kyrie's and Durant's max deals along with Barrett's salary as the #3 pick will prevent the Knicks from having a max slaot for Davis in 2020.


2.) 18 May 2019 00:53:58
The current warriors playing today stomp those Knicks. Even if Durant moves to NY, if Thompson stays, I got the warriors over the Knicks big. I don’t even think that Knicks team is a top 2 team in the east unless Leonard leaves Toronto.


3.) 18 May 2019 14:01:25
Yeah, it’s do the trade now or don’t get AD for almost all teams involved. The Pelicans likely get the moon and the stars for him.


4.) 18 May 2019 14:02:51
With Thompson Lakers wouldn't need ad but butler would be more realistic.
Ball/ garland
Butler/ hart
Ingram/ kuz
James/ kuz
Mcgee/ wagner.


5.) 18 May 2019 16:50:09
Klay isn’t leaving a team that he likes, is going to give him a bigger role and can offer him significantly more money. There’s a reason there has been 0 speculation about what Klay will do.


 

 

17 May 2019 20:07:20
Let's calm down for a minute. Just like y'all, I'm ready for the offseason and to see what the league is going to look like Day 1. But let's start with facts before hypothetical situations. For instance: Let's start with GS. They will lose 2 ,maybe 3 of their starting 5 for nothing. They're going to have to go shopping like everyone else. If NY keep their roster and add Kyrie and Durant, why wouldn't they be the heavily favorite without AD?

Kyrie/Trier
DSJ
Durant/Barrett
Knox
Jordan/Robinson

Not to mention draft picks from Dallas, excellent coaching staff without sacrificing the future.

Start with facts: The way the Lakers are built, all of their talent don't fit so a trade is necessary. Ball, Ingram nor Kuzma are excellent shooters. If Lebron is the focal point of the team, they need shooting at 4 of the 5 positions. Not saying that those 3 are sorry but they need fresh starts like D-Lo and Randle. Every team that has had Lebron has had to start from scratch after his departure. That's not going to change. The only way to make this statement untrue is to stay intact, sign an impactful player, take away the ball handling duties from Lebron and wait for AD to become unrestricted in 2020.

2019
Ball/Rondo
Thompson/#4 (Garland)
Ingram/Stevenson
James/Kuzma
Chandler/McGee

2020
Garland
Thompson
Kuzma
James
Davis

For salary to work, Ball and Ingram had to go but these moves keep Lakers square for years to come without us going crazy.

But for the other 28 teams, 2019 will be the final year until at least 2025 to assemble a roster to try to get a ring based on if the Lakers and Knicks use this formula.

Thoughts?

Lj29

1.) 17 May 2019 20:39:15
I wouldn't say that the Knicks would be "heavy favorites" over Milwaukee.

Additionally, Lakers won't have a max salary slot for Davis in 2020 because of Garland and Thompson's added salary as well as the cap hold on Ingram for his RFA. Unless the Lakers are not going to offer Ingram a QO.


2.) 17 May 2019 21:34:13
I think he saying let ball and Ingram walk.


3.) 17 May 2019 21:36:26
Then Davis might be 4 mil short of a max but oh well can make that up just being in LA. Sign a one year deal and then do again then sign a max deal in 2022.


4.) 18 May 2019 00:47:32
Ll- taxes in LA take more money.


5.) 18 May 2019 01:09:06
Ball will have one year left on his rookie deal in 2020.

Lebron would be 40 and in the last year of his conract in 2020-21?


6.) 18 May 2019 14:03:58
Ainge thinks Kyrie and AD are a package deal. So theoretically, what if Ainge pulls the trigger on a huge trade for Davis and Irving comes back. The Knicks can’t find a 2nd star for Durant, so he decides one of the teams that are more competitive will be a better landing spot. Without the AD trade the Lakers strike out in free agency (klay has every reason to resign with GS, more money, bigger role, and he seems to love it there) . The Knicks and Lakers are back in the same position they were a few years ago and over pay some role players.


 

 

15 May 2019 14:41:34
Portland gets: Davis, Hill
N.O gets: McCollum, Nurkic

Boston gets: #1,
N.O gets: Tatum, #14(Herro)#22(Hachimura seems to be dropping for some apparent reason)

Orlando gets: Holiday, Moore
N.O gets: Gordon, Augustin, and Bamba

N.O looks like
Augustin/Clark
McCollum/Herro
Tatum
Gordon
Nurkic/Bamba

Orlando looks like:
Holiday
Fournier
#16 (Little)
Issac
Vucevic

Boston looks like
Irving
Brown/Smart
Hayward
Zion
Horford

This is pre-free agency of course.

Lj29

1.) 15 May 2019 15:01:01
Forgot Portland
Lillard/ Curry
Hood/ Turner
Harkless/ Hill
Davis/ Aminu/ Collins
Kanter/ Leonard.


2.) 15 May 2019 15:19:06
You’re not getting Zion dream on.


3.) 15 May 2019 15:24:54
Why in the world would NO do those trades?


4.) 15 May 2019 16:38:24
Not a Boston fan but easiest way Zion can play with KD and Kyrie since Knicks don't have the #1 pick. AND that's a fair trade.

Why in the world NOT, if they're all going to leave in the next 2-4 years anyway. Get talent under contract that style of play blends with coaching philosophy.


5.) 15 May 2019 17:30:14
Or keep the generational talent that you have under control for 5 years at the minimum.


6.) 15 May 2019 20:07:37
I don't think I'd trade McCollum and Nurkic for Davis after what has happened the last few weeks in Portland. Is Davis taking Portland past GS? I highly doubt it. He's less connected to the city, less inclined to extend, and doesn't take them to a different level in the hierarchy of the league.

It would have to be without McCollum, which couldn't happen because Portland doesn't have the assets past him to land Davis.


7.) 16 May 2019 02:29:35
Its possible GS lose 3 of their 5 allstars. I think people are forgetting that. The next big 3 that form are instant favorites. The league is reset. I like Dame and AD. Hood and Kanter are nice complimentary pieces.


8.) 17 May 2019 15:11:43
I actually really like that Portland trade for both sides. I think the Blazers could get another scoring guard, and this would make them a much more well rounded team. It would also give New Orleans a really good scorer who could start to lead his own team a bit. Not that he's bad alongside Lillard, but I feel like both could be better playing the same role for separate teams.

I like the concept of the Celtics going for that pick, I just don't think Tatum is the one I would move to accomplish it. I'd try to be moving Kyrie, but with the rest of the moves here that wouldn't make any sense for New Orleans.


 

 

13 May 2019 06:51:32
Good season Sixers but let's go to the drawing board. Hard to win a championship and your PG doesn't shoot jumpers....

Jamal Murray & MPJ for Ben Simmons and Z. Smith.

If Butler opts out, Sixers can sign 2 max players. Spread the wealth. Klay Thompson, Mirotic, and Ariza.

Murray
Thompson
Ariza/MPJ
Mirotic
Embiid

Still with a lil cap space to fill the roster. Embiid gets the floor spacers he need.

Lj29

1.) 13 May 2019 09:05:10
Simmons is not in Murray league.


2.) 13 May 2019 17:16:05
Going to have to agree. Simmons will have a significantly decreased value with no shot. He isn’t a championship level pg missing that facet of his game. Teams are learning how to play him.


 

 

01 Apr 2019 11:30:39
LA has $43 mil in cap space(five or take)
Legit strategy: Sign DeAndre Jordan, Jimmy Butler, Seth Curry, Nik Stauskas. Resign KCP, Rondo and Mcgee afterwards. Try the trade for AD again. May be more attractive with the 10th pick, BI, Ball and Kuzma.
You're looking at:
Rondo/Curry
Butler/KCP/Hart
James/Stauskas/
Davis/
Jordan/McGee

As a Laker fan, I would prefer Klay over Butler but I'm realistic. Either way, Lebron could let two others carry the offensive load while he facilitate. Davis would be the obvious heir to the throne. After some time, he'll be able to fix the roster like he wants it....Lebron gets 2 more rings before he retires.

Lj29

1.) 01 Apr 2019 12:50:55
U said realistic 🤬.


2.) 01 Apr 2019 17:20:14
Hahahahahahaha.


3.) 01 Apr 2019 18:00:18
This is realistic. On Fantasy Island

Also. You won't be getting Davis.


4.) 01 Apr 2019 18:08:17
DJ and butler will cost over 45 just those 2.


5.) 01 Apr 2019 19:35:45
Take out jordan And kcp.


6.) 06 Apr 2019 14:27:17
Irving and AD are the only players I can see playing with James in LA, and I don't see either ending up there in '19-'20. Maybe Irving, but it's not very good odds.


 

 

 

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17 May 2019 20:04:41
On the table for Pelicans are: Davis, Holiday, and the #1 pick....what are teams offering? Typically, a #1 pick is a building block for a franchise. But Davis was that building block and look what happened. Demands a trade. Zion already stated he wanted Knicks to draft him, you think he's staying in N.O his whole career? Like the old saying goes: fool me once, same on you..

But back to the question: who would you target with those 3 on the block to instantly contend?

Lj29

1.) 17 May 2019 21:44:50
Zion isn’t going any where. People around him have already said he’s excited to go to the Pels and yada yada. They don’t have to worry about what he wants for like 7 years.

Davis- Knicks, Celtics, Lakers, and Clippers. They all have to just give up the farm for him. The first 3 seem to absolutely have to get him for various reasons. We’re probably looking at a trade package like we’ve never seen before. The closest thing to it is the Melo deal.

Holiday might stay put. There have been conflicting reports of him wanting out or him being excited about Zion. Theoretically, if they got like Smart, Brown, Tatum and picks for Davis that team could be pretty good right away.


2.) 17 May 2019 21:47:13
That said with holiday. Like 1 or 2 later 1sts, a mid tier prospect and cap relief (immediate savings or expirings) for Holiday. Utah, the Pacers, Detroit, Portland, and maybe the Suns come to mind.


3.) 18 May 2019 00:51:38
I would love to see holiday with kawhi.


 

 

13 May 2019 08:01:53
So its looking like Kuzma, Ball, this year's lottery pick and 21 unprotected can get AD...As a Laker fan, I'm not mad. Still got Ingram. I'm good....Sign Butler, Ariza, and Seth Curry and we straight!

Rondo/Curry
Butler/Hart
Ingram/Ariza
LBJ/Wagner
Davis/Mcgee

Check Ball!!

Lj29

1.) 13 May 2019 11:20:53
It looks like the Pelicans don’t have much interest in what the Lakers have to offer.


2.) 13 May 2019 18:59:08
Butler, ariza, and curry is 45 million easy. What cap space is open.


 

 

31 Jan 2018 19:06:15
That same package that got the Pistons Blake would have been enough for Love. Love fits Detroit better because he is a stretch 4. Stan had so much success with Hedo, Anderson at the 4. Could have been the perfect fit. Which is why I don't see him in Detroit much longer. Blake will put fans in the seats but not wins in the win column. Which makes you wonder: Are owners more behind super teams than players?

I'm about to bring it together....Griffin was traded simply to create a super team in LAC. DJ is a sure trade. So is Williams. Now if they can traded to both or separately to attain 1 or 2 lottery picks this year, watch out. No matter the return, the Clippers are in position to give GS a run next year.

Beverly, Bradley, Harris, Harrell, Dekker, Gallinari, and Rivers and 3 lottery picks to include their own, is a good start when you have the flexibility to sign 2 max contracts. In comes Lebron and PG13. 2 of those picks can net you Ayton from Arizona. A lineup of

Bev/Teodosic
Bradley/Rivers
George/Harris
Lebron/Gallinari
Ayton/Harrell

.....Would be SICK!! And the crazy thing about it, it's not far fetched! Some people reach on here. Just do the Bradley resigning after PG and Bron sign and it's possible. GS would be in trouble with this team......But with how strategic this move could and would be, it's hard not to believe other GMs and owners didn't have anything to do with a team being built to challenge the Warriors. Just my opinion. Thoughts...

Lj29

1.) 31 Jan 2018 21:19:11
I don't think that Jordan or Williams will net you a pick high enough to get Ayton unless you are super lucky in the draft lottery or you are trading all 3 picks that they will have for the number 1 pick.


2.) 31 Jan 2018 22:55:51
Ayton is the best option but there’s quite a few options at C in this class. The way that ball bounces, can’t count it out. Magic got a bad record. you can’t see them attaching their pick to a bad contract or two for DJ and Lou Williams? If they both walk, they can at least position themselves to have role players and develop something with what they have. Adding a high draft pick with no identity isn’t the smart thing. Take every bust and you’ll see that their style of play didn’t fit the talent. I.


3.) 01 Feb 2018 21:24:41
There is no way that the new Magic ownership is trading a lottery pick again for someone that will just walk like they did 2 years ago for Ibaka.


 

 

18 Jan 2018 02:12:23
Cavs, Jazz, Spurs, Raptors:
Cavs get: Ibaka, Favors, Rubio, Danny Green

Jazz get: Love, Shumpert

Spurs get: Nogueira, Crowder

Raptors get: Thompson, Sefolosha

Cavs, Rockets.
Cavs get Anderson and a 1st round draft pick
Rockets get: Smith, Frye

Cavs lineup:

PG: Rubio/Thomas/Rose
SG: Green/Wade/Korver
SF: James/J.Green/Osman
PF: Ibaka/Anderson
C: Favors/Zizic

Not to mention, still have the BK pick and a 1st from Houston. Perfect blend of youth and vets. Won't make it out the East but need to use assets before they lose them

Lj29

 

 

17 Nov 2017 15:31:27
Steve Kerr made a statement about the Celtics dominating the East in the years to come, maybe starting as early as this year...(in a nutshell). So I like playing devils advocate. They're well coached, youth is on their side BUT, the Cavs could be on to something. I'm the same person that's been saying trade Lebron because he's a goner but now that I look at it, that would be crazy! I was saying build around(best case) IT, Thompson, Love and (Porter Jr) BK pick...But add Lebron to that mix. But I would trade Jr and Shump for Burks and Johnson from Utah. Any package netting those two in return. Johnson is old but he has an expiring contract and can come back for the vet min if the situation works out. Burks out of the rotation in Utah and could be a perfect fit with IT in the backcourt for years to come.
This roster keeps Boston at bay for 3-5 years and that's being generous to Boston because Porter is a beast. Even as early as next year if the Cavs draft him, you can build around him immediately and Lebron wouldn't be mad. Stretch 4 in Love, defensive big in TT, killer instinct with IT and ultimate playmaker in Lebron: perfect surroundings to groom a superstar.
I always said if the C's gave up that pick, it should've been for AD23. After the Lebron (playing) era and all the veterans that comes along with him, no telling who's going to want to come on board. Lebron in a front office spot immediately after retiring wouldn't be a bad move. He has ties with so many young players as is....that's why I had him going to L.A to learn that side from Magic but he could figure it on the fly cause this opportunity is too good to pass

Lj29

1.) 17 Nov 2017 19:14:33
There is no way LeBron stays. And to get to your point that players want to play with him, I think that is beginning to disappear, other then his buddys (CP3, Melo, Wade) . Irving has shown so far this year that he doesn't need LeBron. I personally feel that LeBron isn't able to carry a team like he used to. He needs another player that he can defer to, to help lead the offense. Obviously LeBron is still LeBron right now but I think he is starting to wear down a little with all the basketball he's played over the years. He needs a second superstar and since he wants to win another ring he is going to need to leave Cleveland to get that superstar.


2.) 17 Nov 2017 22:07:51
Too early in the season to make decisions like that Cleveland need Thomas to be playing first to see we're they are at . As for Boston remember these guys brown Tatum, Smart, Rozier are improving big time and in 2 to 4 years they are peaking not to mention Kyrie still only 25.


3.) 17 Nov 2017 23:07:46
Irving doesn’t need Lebron. His skill set fits better with a young, running, athlete squad like what they have in Boston. He saw the opportunity and knew that the Cavs were only getting slower and was relying more on experience come playoff time. You saw when Solver made the announcement about resting players, Kyrie was the first to chime in. He’s young. He want to push the tempo. That’s his style.

Dallas and the Pistons were the only two teams to win a “ship” with 1 or less superstars. You right. The talent pool makes it impossible to do it by yourself. But come playoff time, the only thing I worry about Lebron is his free throw percentage.

The wear and tear will come down once JR and Shump find a new home and IT comes in. They need a change of scenery. It’s easy to get complacent after 1 ring and it clearly shows. When TT comes back, the D will get better even though it wasn’t that great when he was there.

I’m a Lakers fan and would love for Bron to come with DMC and PG13 but at this point in his career, winning means more for his brand than location. The only player that applies to. Take any other superstar and put them in L. A, endorsements, brand building, the whole nine. Zo can score 2 points but can have 6 highlights on sports center while Clarkson or Kuzma can have combined 50 and not one shout out. lol That’s what L. A does. But as long as Lebron keeps winning in Cleveland, he will be at the top looking down. That’s why he’s the king. He’s fine where he is unless that pick gets traded or the Celtics win the East without Gordon. Obviously I don’t see either happening.


4.) 18 Nov 2017 03:36:44
The only way the Cavs should give up the Brooklyn pick is if it's in a deal for a high level defensive center and another perimeter defender or for Cousins. The Celtics have looked good so far, but in the playoffs everyone will be playing defense and without Hayward, the Celtics are in a similiar position as they were last year. Lebron leaving isn't a forgone conclusion. There just isn't a clear destination without a lot happening and no matter how the Cavs have looked at times (they're on a 4 game winning streak with a ton of injuries and while still not looking interested for long stretches) it's not like the Cavs aren't stacked.


 

 

 

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16 May 2019 16:06:54
I dig it. Trevor Ariza would be a good pickup as well. Lebron had his only success with a stretch 4. Kuzma shouldn't buy into the type of player Ariza is just yet because he has more potential. And you didn't mention BI. Lakers have a lot of potential to make a contender.

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16 May 2019 02:29:35
Its possible GS lose 3 of their 5 allstars. I think people are forgetting that. The next big 3 that form are instant favorites. The league is reset. I like Dame and AD. Hood and Kanter are nice complimentary pieces.

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15 May 2019 16:38:24
Not a Boston fan but easiest way Zion can play with KD and Kyrie since Knicks don't have the #1 pick. AND that's a fair trade.

Why in the world NOT, if they're all going to leave in the next 2-4 years anyway. Get talent under contract that style of play blends with coaching philosophy.

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15 May 2019 15:01:01
Forgot Portland
Lillard/ Curry
Hood/ Turner
Harkless/ Hill
Davis/ Aminu/ Collins
Kanter/ Leonard.

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11 May 2019 16:00:35
IF GS win it all.

KD-Clippers
Kyrie-Lakers
Jimmy-Clippers
Klay-Stays
Draymond traded to Lakers
AD traded to Knicks
Kawhi-Will stun us all and pick somewhere like Atlanta. haha.

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