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13 Feb 2020 04:09:20
If Embiid actually wants out of Philly, maybe the Warriors will swoop win.

76ers get Andrew Wiggins, Warriors first round pick, Timberwolves 2021 first round pick

Warriors get Joel Embiid

Simmons and Wiggins isn't really an ideal pairing, but this is probably one of the best offers they could get for Joel.


1.) 13 Feb 2020 08:58:11

2.) 13 Feb 2020 12:34:53
Philly isn’t taking that. They need players that can help now in any deal.

3.) 13 Feb 2020 16:06:26
The Process 2.0 might be a hard sell to Philly fans.



04 Feb 2020 17:09:54
Bucks get Andre Iguodala

Grizzlies get Ersan Ilyasova, Robin Lopez, Pat Connaughton, and the Pacers first round pick

The Grizzlies apparently want the Pacers first round pick (which the Bucks own) in exchange for Iguodala. The Bucks would have to shed roughly $13.5 million in salary to make it happen. It's a costly trade for the Bucks, but could put them over the edge. With the open roster spots, they could sign guys like Joakim Noah, JR Smith, or Ryan Anderson to replenish their depth. Do you think it's worth it for the Bucks? I'm kind of iffy on it.


1.) 04 Feb 2020 17:31:07
Way too much for Iggy.

2.) 04 Feb 2020 17:42:04
sitting top in the east, and those are 3 rotation players I would not mess around that much.



26 Jan 2020 00:25:01
Pistons get Chandler Parsons, Alex Len, and a second round pick

Hawks get Blake Griffin

The Pistons get two expiring contracts and clear cap space to assist them in their rebuild. They sell low on a talented player, but clearly assert their intention to rebuild around Sekou. Low risk, low reward deal for the Pistons.

The Hawks basically only give up a second round pick to gamble on Griffin. If he gets healthy and returns to All-Star form, he will be an excellent complement to Trae Young. However, the deal could backfire if Griffin stays injured and is a terrible contract. Medium risk, high reward deal for the Hawks.


1.) 26 Jan 2020 12:49:41
Blake is done for the year. He’s almost unmovable right now. Why would Atlanta do this now?

2.) 26 Jan 2020 13:34:18
Next year see his explanation it’s a roll of the dice cheap.

3.) 26 Jan 2020 13:57:50
It doesn’t answers my question. Why not wait until the offseason? Also, why give up any assets?

4.) 26 Jan 2020 15:05:28
Parsons is darn near retired now Len and 2nd is a far cry from an assest.

5.) 26 Jan 2020 15:22:38
Irkenne, If you want blake with his history and injuries who cares about a 2nd rounder.

6.) 26 Jan 2020 16:50:47
Piston can buy out parsons and save money.

7.) 26 Jan 2020 18:26:16
why would parsons take a buyout? he's not going to play or sign anywhere else, so basically they'd be asking him to do them a favour and give them back some of the money he'd been promised when he signed his contract. just because he's a nice guy? .
buyouts are either at a discount because the player knows he can recover what he gives up by signing with another team, or at full pop just because the team doesn't want the distraction. players who can't play anymore don't generally give salary back for nothing.



16 Jan 2020 03:21:04
If the Warriors miss out on James Wiseman and can't trade Dlo for a star, this would be a nice backup plan.

Warriors get DeAndre Ayton and Ricky Rubio

Suns get D'Angelo Russell

The Warriors get a young big man who is already a walk-in double-double with star potential. Draymond would get on him to untap his defensive potential, and the splash brothers would create a ton of space for him to operate on offense. Rubio would be an excellent 6th man for the Dubs who would revitalize their bench.

The Suns get a legit young co-star to pair with Devin Booker. Dlo and Booker happen to be great friends who have dreamed about playing together along with Karl Anthony-Towns. The presence of Booker/Dlo would almost certainly make Phoenix the preferred destination for Towns. The Suns should make pleasing Booker their top priority, and trading for Dlo would definitely help to accomplish that.


1.) 16 Jan 2020 09:16:58
Way too much for dlo.

2.) 16 Jan 2020 11:51:50
Rubio = Dlo.

3.) 16 Jan 2020 15:21:31
You really think Russell is worth last year’s #1 pick in the draft?!?

Rubio > DLo this year.

4.) 16 Jan 2020 19:42:34
Actually, this is reasonable. Rubio is older player with stats slowly declining (still decent but have been better) and Ayton is stock down because of his suspension for violating league drug policy. Neither is all-star calibur at this point. Russell is a decent return for those 2.



17 Dec 2019 03:49:50
Knicks get Brandon Ingram

Pelicans get RJ Barrett and the Mavs unprotected 2021 first round pick

The Knicks get a young star who can be used to attract the likes of Masai Ujiri and Giannis Antetokounmpo. Ingram would give the Knicks a clear face of the franchise and direction to build around.

If the Pelicans keep BI past this summer, they will likely be an expensive lottery team in 2021. Ownership may be hesitant to spend big money while rebuilding, and there's almost no doubt that a star hungry team will try maxing Ingram out this summer. In this deal, the Pelicans avoid having to pay a max contract now and get a great young player in Barrett. The first round pick is also a nice asset going forward.





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02 Feb 2018 21:41:26
Warriors dream offseason

Warriors get LeBron James (he opts into the final year of his contract like CP3 did last summer)

Cavs get Klay Thompson and Andre Iguodala

Sign JJ Redick and Brook Lopez to the veteran minimum

Re-sign David West to the veteran minimum, re-tain Patrick McCaw and Kevon Looney (RFA)

C: Draymond Green/Brook Lopez/D. Jones
PF: Kevin Durant/David West/Jordan Bell
SF: LeBron James/Kevon Looney
SG: JJ Redick/Patrick McCaw
PG: Steph Curry/Shaun Livingston

With this squad, it's game over. It might take some time for them to get chemistry but once they do there's no stopping them. 16-0 in the postseason for sure. Redick and Lopez would be leaving a lot of money on the table but I bet they'd do it for a chance to play a big role on the greatest team ever assembled.




13 Jul 2017 17:04:51
2013 NBA Re-Draft

1. Cleveland Cavaliers
Actual pick: Anthony Bennett, PF
Do-over pick: Giannis Antetokounmpo, SF

It didn't take the Cavs long to figure out that Anthony Bennett was one of the biggest draft busts in NBA history. A little over a year after the Cavs drafted Bennett, he was shipped to Minnesota in a deal that brought All-Star PF Kevin Love to CLE. Bennett has continued to do nothing as a T-wolf.

Meanwhile, the 15th overall pick Giannis Antetokounmpo has blossomed into an All-NBA Second Team player in just his fourth season. Giannis lead the Milwaukee Bucks in points, rebounds, assists, blocks, and steals for the entire 2016-17 campaign(!) en route to a playoff berth. The Greek Freak is currently a three point shot away from becoming a consistent MVP threat.

Kyrie Irving's body control along with the prospect of acquiring Kevin Love was enough to convince LeBron to bring his talents back home in 2014. Imagine if the Cavs had Kyrie Irving and Giannis Antetokounmpo? Although it wasn't super obvious Giannis would be a star after his rookie year, he possessed a rare combination of length and athleticism: the same combination that made LeBron intrigued with center Tristan Thompson. With LeBron at the 4 and Giannis at the 3, a Kevin Love trade is no longer necessary. The Cavs could keep their 2014 and '15 first rounders and use them to address depth issues. A LeBron-Giannis-Kyrie Big 3 would currently be the best trio in the NBA in my opinion, although GSW might have something to say about that. Oh, what could've been...

2. Orlando Magic
Actual pick: Victor Oladipo, SG
Do-over pick: Rudy Gobert, C

Victor Oladipo hasn't been a bust, but he also hasn't been the franchise player the Magic were hoping he'd be. Orlando traded Oladipo to OKC in 2016 for Serge Ibaka, and a year later the Thunder traded him to the Pacers as part of a package for Paul George.

The 27th overall pick Rudy Gobert has developed into the kind of defensive center that would remind Magic fans of Dwight Howard in his prime. In his fourth season, Gobert was named to both the All-NBA Second Team and the All-Defensive First Team. Although he's still nothing special offensively (14 ppg) Gobert has the upside to be the best overall center in the game one day and a multiple DPOY winner.

Gobert would have given the Magic something they've lacked since Dwight Howard: a true franchise player. Rudy would have fit right in with a franchise that has only made the finals with a center as its best player (Shaq in 1995, Howard in 2009). The Magic are far from contention, but they'd be a lot closer with Gobert as the face of the franchise.

3. Washington Wizards
Actual pick: Otto Porter Jr., SF
Do-over pick: CJ McCollum, SG

Otto Porter has been a nice fit in Washington alongside Bradley Beal and John Wall: when Beal is actually playing. Beal has battled injuries throughout his career. Porter and Beal will make a combined $48.6 Million next year, pretty outrageous considering the skill and reliability of both.

McCollum has developed into the perfect complement for Damian Lillard in Portland. His scoring and sweet-shooting would help to take the pressure off any star. McCollum would be a better, more reliable backcourt complement to John Wall than Beal. The Wizards could have easily traded Beal for a veteran small forward or for draft picks. Everything is crystal clear in hindsight though.

4. Charlotte Bobcats
Actual pick: Alex Len, C
Do-over pick: Steven Adams, C

Alex Len is another bust of this class. The Suns have to be kicking their-selves for passing on Gobert and Steven Adams.

Adams has developed into a nice starting center in this league, capable of averaging a double-double while being a good defender. Adams can protect the rim and close out on shooters very well for a big man. The Suns wouldn't be forced to start an over-priced Tyson Chandler at center with Adams around.


1.) 13 Jul 2017 19:24:50
The issue with the first scenario is nobody considered Giannis that high of a prospect and a major project at that. If they did select him and didn't trade for Love (kept Wiggins) then that likely wouldn't have been enough to convince Lebron to come back to Cleveland with Giannis a major question mark. They likely still would've had to have made that Love trade to attract Lebron (Lebron clearly signed with the promise the Twolves would trade Wiggins for Love) .

Magic are a mess. Oladipo wasn't that bad a pick given that draft class and as great a defensive force Gobert is without another star on their team Magic wouldn't be much better than they are now. Its highly unlikely they would've drafted a center with a young Vucevic putting in a strong season the year prior.

I don't view McCollum as an upgrade over Beal the only advantage is that he'd been healthy although Beal was able to do that this past year. Those same injuries would tarnish Beal's trade value so I doubt they'd get anyone better than Porter is now especially nobody as young as him. McCollum is being paid basically just as much as Beal. Don't see this switch making much if any difference.

2.) 14 Jul 2017 13:54:16
If Steven Adams is going at 4
it's a real thin draft.

3.) 15 Jul 2017 03:47:56
My top 10 retake of the draft

1 Cleveland - Greek freak (Kyrie, wiggins, Greek freak)
2 Orlando - Cj McCollom (could've used a 20 point scorer)
3 Washington - R Gobert ( wall, beal, gobert lineup scary)
4 Charlotte - N Noel ( defense walker, mkg, Noel)
5 Phoenix - O Porter ( 3&d alongside Bledsoe and booker)
6 Philadelphia - V Oladipo ( best player available )
7 Sacramento - KCP ( sac choose different gaurd who can defend)
8 Detroit - B McLemore ( more of a sweet shooter for Drummond)
9 Utah - D Shroeder ( way better then trey burke)
10 Portland - S Adams ( Adams + Aldridge would of been fun)

Unlucky c zeller, k Olynyk, A Crabbe, g Dieng.

4.) 17 Jul 2017 14:33:39
My retake of that top 10

1. Cleveland - Giannis Antetokounmpo ( Kyrie, Wiggins, Greek freak would be cool)
2. Orlando - Cj McCollom ( no clear option grabbing a 20+ point player isn't bad )
3. Washington - Rudy Gobert ( a core now of Wall, Beal and Gobert would be scary)
4. Charlotte - Nerlons Noel ( defensive beast to pair with walker and mkg)
5. Phoenix - Otto Porter ( adds defence and 3pt shooting next to booker and Bledsoe)
6. Philadelphia - Victor Oladipo ( needed everything best player available )
7. Sacramento - KCP ( sac town can't develop sg's but kcp can defend well)
8. Detroit - Ben McLemore ( with right development could become sweet 3 and d )
9. Utah - Dennis Schroeder ( they were looking for a pg and he's a lot better then Burke)
10. Portland - Steven Adams (Adams and Aldridge pairing would compliment each other)

Unlucky - Cody Zeller, Allen Crabbe, Gorgui Dieng, Kelly Olynyk.



22 Jan 2016 22:51:05
Cavs get Dwight Howard

Rockets get Kevin Love

It's pretty apparent that the Cavs need a lot of help on defense, and Kevin Love doesn't provide that. His offensive stats have taken a huge hit since Kyrie Irving has returned to the lineup and Love just simply isn't a good defender. Howard, on the other hand, is still one of if not the best defensive big man in the game and still has plenty left in the tank as evident by his recent 36 point 26 rebound outing. Most importantly, Howard wants to win now and is hungry for a ring; so he should have no problem accepting a not-so prominent offensive role in Cleveland. James and Irving should be able to capitalize on plenty of alley-oop passes to the big man however and a Howard-Tristan Thompson front court would be nasty defensively (assuming they don't bring in a stretch four like Markieff Morris) .

The Rockets on the other hand have a putrid defense that would get much worse with swapping Howard for Love. The Rockets really don't have a chance at contending in the West this season anyway, so tanking the rest of this year and getting a good lottery pick seems like the best course of action. Love is younger than Howard, much more dynamic offensively, and is under contract for the next several seasons. Howard is likely to opt out of the final year of his deal this summer and leave Houston if he isn't traded by the deadline. This move would give Houston a legit 1-2 scoring punch in Harden and Love that they can build around over the next couple of years. They would need to surround this duo with top notch defenders if they want to contend, but that is feasible.




06 Jul 2015 03:09:31
NBA Talk

Do you think the Cavaliers would've been better off trading Andrew Wiggins, Anthony Bennett, and the future first round pick to the Portland Trailblazers for Lamarcus Aldrige instead of to the Timberwolves for Kevin Love?

It's an interesting idea. Aldrige is a better defender than Love and shoots at a higher percentage from the field, but Love is a better rebounder and much better three point shooter. Another aspect to consider is age: Love will only be 27 in September whereas Aldrige turns 30 this month. In my opinion, Love is a better fit offensively alongside LeBron James and Kyrie Irving because Love is a three point shooter who can spread the floor and create space for the ball handlers. Aldrige could create space with his mid range jumpers but he wouldn't serve as a threat from three (27.6 % from three in his career).

Ultimately, I think the Cavs made the right choice by going with Love. He's younger, a superior rebounder/3 PT shooter and better fits the team in Cleveland (IMO). I could see Aldrige making a lot of sense though, so I want to hear some other opinions. What would you have done?


1.) 06 Jul 2015 14:15:28
The Cavs would've been better off with Aldrige. His efficient low-post offense and mid-range game would perfectly complement LeBron and Kyrie. Aldrige would also have provided more help on defense than Love and Aldrige had actual playoff experience prior to this season. Aldrige could've been a leader on this team alongside LeBron and in my opinion the Cavs would've beaten the Warriors had Aldrige been on the team and healthy for the Finals.



20 Mar 2015 16:13:22
If the Cavs never traded for Love, they could be trading for Durant Right now.

Thunder get Andrew Wiggins, Anthony Bennett, two first round picks

Cavs get Kevin Durant

Imagine how good the Cavs would be right now. Plus the Thunder would get a young future superstar to replace Durant.





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11 Dec 2019 00:07:00
@usa you have to consider that Kuz’s stock is pretty low right now. Maybe they get a protected first instead of the second but that’s about it. Kennard would be a natural fit alongside LeBron.




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26 Apr 2019 04:07:32
@nbamvp rubbish I meant Tyler lol.




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25 Apr 2019 20:57:23
@Bmiller66 Zion for just PG isn’t worth it for the Suns. They need a point guard and Russ is one of the best distributors in the game.




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25 Apr 2019 18:35:08
Kyrie would never agree to a sign-and-trade to OKC.




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04 Feb 2019 14:43:22
@Fredman fair enough huckleberry.





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