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22 May 2015 17:58:31
ATL-LAL-SAC

ATL get: 2nd overall DP
Draft: Okafor
Let Milsap walk
Resign: Carroll
Sign: Monta Ellis

pg. ellis
sg. korver
sf. carroll
pf. horford
c. okafor

LAL get: Jeff Teague, 6th Pick, & 15th Pick
Draft: Willie Cauley-Stein & Sam Dekker
Sign: Kevin Love

pg. teague
sg. kobe
sf. young/dekker
pf. love
c. wcs

SAC get: Jordan Clarkson & Julius Randle

pg. clarkson
sg. mclemore
sf. gay
pf. randle
c. cousins

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22 May 2015 17:29:38
Thunder get Monta Ellis, Al Farooq Aminu, and #21 pick

Mavs get Serge Ibaka, Jeremy Lamb, Andre Roberson, and #43 pick


pf. E. Kanter/ M. McGary/ P. Jones
sf. K. Durant/ A. Aminu/ K. Singler
c. S. Adams/ N. Collison/ F. Kaminsky (#14)
sg. M. Ellis/ D. Waiters/ A. Morrow
pg. R. Westbrook/ D.Augustine/ T. Rozier (#21)

dallas has too many free agents for a complete line up but with Dirk and Chandler getting old they need to jump on this deal aquiring a young big

pf. S. Ibaka
sf. C. Parsons
c. T. Chandler
sg. J. Lamb (look to upgrade in free agency)
pg. R. Rondo
6m. D. Nowitski

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22 May 2015 17:51:56
1. rondo won't be a mav
2. ellis is a free agent
3. ibaka isn't getting traded
4. dirk isn't coming off the bench
5. kaminsky won't fall to 14 (hell be top 10)

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22 May 2015 17:24:32
Not sure how to make it work salary wise, somebody help me

DEN: J Thompson, N Stauskus, #6 pick

SAC: T Lawson, K Faried

DEN trades their 2 most expensive contracts and commits to rebuild. They get a couple cheaper contracts and a high lottery pick they can have back to back picks or use them both to trade up to #1-#4 possibly if they choose to.

SAC gets high energy PF who can run the floor and a really good PG (both have played for Karl in DEN). They can use the MLE for B Wright and resign Casspi

PG: Lawson/McCallum
SG: McLemore/Collison
SF: Gay/Casspi
PF: Faried/Landry
C: Cousins/Wright

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22 May 2015 17:11:08
ATL-PHI

ATL get: 3rd Overall Pick
Draft: Okafor (3rd)
Let Milsap walk.
Resign Carroll.
Sign Rondo.

pg. rondo
sg. korver
sf. carroll
pf. horford
c. okafor

PHI get: Jeff Teague & 15th Overall Pick
Draft: Dekker (15th)
Sign: Jimmy Butler, make an offer Bulls can't match.

pg. teague
sg. butler
sf. saric/dekker
pf. noel
c. embiid

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22 May 2015 17:26:11
I don't see ATL signing Rondo. Everyone on that team can shoot, he can't.

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22 may 2015 17:37:57
except okafor wont be there at 3 so you do the same exact trade with la for the #2 and i like it

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22 May 2015 19:12:09
Interesting. I wonder if la would that deal too. Sixers might say yes but only with the 15th pick included. If not I think they'd rather have Russell on the cheap contract to start.

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22 May 2015 19:33:51
Just because your Knicks might want to trade their pick doesn't mean the Lakers want to!

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22 May 2015 19:36:21
Its an interesting idea, since the Sixers at 15 have the fire power to move back up.

I think the Sixers pass though. They're trying to get all the stud young talent to blend and peak/mature at the same time.

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22 May 2015 15:22:00
2 knicks trade move
Clippers get Melo (Hibbert for Crawford Hawes)
Rockets get Jordan 5yr-
Knicks get Howard

Clippers get a cheaper anchor who hits free throws and CP3 Griffin and Melo become the next big 3 that wins

Harden does not need Howard scoring, he could use Jordan who is more dominating defensively than Howard.

Howard will get 25 SPG in the triangle, he can dominate next to great passing big like Marc if he played at PF. It might be time bring Ewing back to improve Howard's post game.

Mavs get Calderon Andersen Turner-10
Heat get Hardaway Larkins Upshaw-21 D.Johnson-52
Knicks get McRoberts Chalmers Napier

Mavs make this move if Chandler and Rondo go to
Lakers. Turner could develop better all around player than Okafor and maybe Towns.

Heat cut payroll to make cap space to resign Whiteside
and Dragic. Hardaway is wade replacement when retires. Both Larkin and Hardaway are linked to Miami area.

Knicks get Better PGs and reserve big better than Bargnani.

Knicks sign Marc Gasol 4yr 80mil, D. & G. Green 4yr 36mil

Triangle type offense
Chalmers/Napier/Galloway
Danny/Winslow/Thanasis
Gerald/Early/Laberyie
Howard/Amundson/Acy
Gasol/McRoberts/Aldrich

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22 May 2015 15:34:12
Phil Jackson wants nothing to do with Dwight Howard.

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22 May 2015 16:06:12
M Gasol will get max, which is 35% of salary cap (4 yr $94M)

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22 May 2015 16:19:37
Marc Gasol is not a 10-year veteran. His max contract (4-year, 81.1M) will be 30% of salary cap.

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22 May 2015 16:58:12
My fault, I just looked at his career timeline, not when he was drafted in the NBA.

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22 May 2015 17:47:48
Jackson had nothing to do with Howard's time in la. Howard only went to la bc he thought jackson was also going. Howard and jackson are good for eachother in triangle. Jackson might consider coaching this roster.

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22 May 2015 19:28:50
Actually Howard went to LA because he thought that playing with kobe and nash that they were going to win multiple championships which didn't happen

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22 May 2015 15:05:20
NY pelicans nuggets deal

Knicks get ty Lawson
Pelicans get Wilson Chandler
Nuggets get Knicks 4th pick early Larkin and 2 2nd picks

Why this makes sense

Knicks sign Monroe 15 mil Afflalo 6 biyombo 4 Elton brand 3 koufos mle
Go over cap for one year deal to sign bargnani shved Aldrich acy
Sign thanasis antetokumpo and vet wing with min

Lawson/Galloway/shved
Afflalo/Hardaway/vet
Anthony/antetokumpo/acy
Biyombo/brand/bargnani
Monroe/koufos/Aldrich

Pelicans get sf starter
Tyreke sixth man of the year

Nuggets draft mudiay/Winslow and Johnson/hezonja/porzingris big three with nurkic start tankin get new high pick next year and create a solid future core. Get two promising role players. Calderón s helps them tank and his salary will expire when they have finished their rebuild

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22 May 2015 15:25:44
Please guys explain your disagreements so that we can debate this

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22 May 2015 15:44:46
Pels do not have the space

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22 May 2015 16:01:16
The 4th pick in the draft is worth more than Ty Lawson. Plus the Knicks throw in Cleanthy Early?

Besides, I think Lawson wants to be in Dallas.

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22 May 2015 16:10:42
I don't see NOLA getting W Chandler for 2 2nds? Is that what they're trading away because you don't say.

Leave NOLA out of it. I don't think Lawson warrants the #4 pick, unless NYK get both Chandler & Lawson.

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22 May 2015 14:41:25
NYK-CHA-LAL

NYK get: Kemba Walker & 9th Pick (CHA)
Draft: Willie Cauley-Stein (4th) & Kristnaps Porzingis (9th)
Sign: Jimmy Butler (max)

pg. Walker
sg. Butler
sf. THJ
pf. Porzingis
c. WCS


CHA get: Jordan Clarkson, Nick Young, & Julius Randle

pg. clarkson
sg. young
sf. mkg
pf. randle
c. jefferson

LAL get: Carmelo Anthony & Lance Stephenson
Sign: Rondo
Draft: Okafor

pg. rondo
sg. stephenson
sf. kobe
pf. melo
c. okafor

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22 May 2015 14:47:45
Are Knicks fans done with Melo already?

The trade isn't impossible, but man I will be extremely upset if they trade for Melo.

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22 May 2015 14:52:33
Not a big fan of it for the Bobcats.
La and Knicks however I love it for. Might be something there.

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22 May 2015 15:05:06
i love Melo, he's the best knick of my lifetime so far, but he's not a winner. We have an opportunity to start young and fresh with this draft and I say we take it.

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22 May 2015 16:20:56
Bulls will match any offer for Butler.

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22 May 2015 16:40:54
I agree, not taking anything away from his talent or ability to score, he's not a winner. That's why I don't want the Lakers to trade for him.

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22 May 2015 18:13:16
Not enough for Melo.

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22 May 2015 12:18:47
Warriors-Magic

Warriors gets: Frye, 2nd

Magic gets: D.Lee

Golden state can resign Green and still have a backup PF with offensive skills. All about saving cap space.

Orlando takes on Lee and his expiring contract. Gives up a second rd pick also.

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22 May 2015 13:55:38
Could add a future 2nd aswell and trade Gsw 1st to shed more money as 1st rounders are guarenteed cash and then draft and stash those picks from the 2nd round.

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22 May 2015 12:11:43
OKC-Knicks

Thunder gets: 4th, Calderon

Knicks gets: 14th, Waiters, Augustin, Lamb, Novak

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22 May 2015 13:41:48
So one minute the Knicks are the 2nd pick in the draft and getting either Okafor or Towns, the next minute they're getting the crap off the end of the Thunder bench instead.

Gotta suck to be a Knick fan right now. Maybe a couple free agents come to NY. But that draft lottery's going to leave a mark on that franchise for a long time.

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22 May 2015 14:25:14
Yes let's build dynasty by being last place over 10 yrs.

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22 May 2015 14:53:24
Don't like it. Knicks can still get an impact player at the four spot. A point guard like mudiay would be great.

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22 May 2015 17:05:57
Lol worst knicks trade I've ever seen

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22 May 2015 10:33:06
Knicks-Kings

Knicks gets: 6th, Collison, Stauskas

Kings gets: 4th, Early

King move up in the draft to pick a franchise PG Mudiay. Takes back a cheap contract in Early.

Knicks move back in the draft and get a cheap PG for the triangle. They can move Calderon later in another deal. Stauskas is a much needed young piece for the Knicks.

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22 May 2015 13:42:48
I like it. Any way the Knicks dump Calderon on the Kings too?

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22 May 2015 14:35:50
Only way I see them being able to dump Calderon on the Kings is if they were willing to take back Jason Thompson. They do need frontcourt help, and with Muniday and Calderon, the Kings would have their PG position covered for next year and beyond.

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22 May 2015 14:54:06
Not loving for the knick. They miss out on mudiay or Russell for nothing really.

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22 May 2015 10:30:14
DET - LAL

Detroit get Randle, Hill, pick 34 and future 1st pick.

Lakers get Jennings and Monroe (s&t)

Detroit sign Draymond Green, Paul Millsap or Tobias Harris for the PF position and DeMarre Carroll or Khris Middleton for the SF position.

Resign Reggie Jackson.

Draft Stanley Johnson with the 8th pick.

Roster:

Jackson / Dinwiddie
KCP / Meeks
Carroll or Middleton / Johnson
Millsap, Harris or Green / Randle / Tolliver
Drummond / Hill







Lakers get Jennings and Monroe (s&t)

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22 May 2015 12:28:49
Lakers can sign Monroe without giving up Randle , not a good idea for the Lakers here

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22 May 2015 14:50:27
Detroit would pull the trigger on this deal, but I doubt the Lakers would. As mentioned about they can sign Monroe without trading for him.

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22 May 2015 10:21:43
OKC-PHI

OKC get #3 pick, Lakers pick 2016, Tony Wroten and Dario Saric

PHI get Kevin Durant and Jeremy Lamb


OKC select D'Angelo Russell 3rd and Sam Dekker

Westbrook/Wroten
Russell/Waiters
Saric/Roberson/Dekker
Ibaka/McGary/Jones
Kanter/Adams/Collison

PHI sign Rajon Rondo and Wes Matthews

instant contender in the east

Rondo/Canaan
Matthews/Lamb
Durant/Covington
Noel/Robinson
Embiid/Sims

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22 May 2015 13:44:49
Sixers say no

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22 May 2015 14:35:05
Stop with the durant thing to the sixers he wants to win not get much worse

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22 May 2015 14:37:24
Sure they do 76ers FIB. And I guess they would say no to LeBron as well, right?

Come on man, 2nd best player in the L and you feel like the Sixers would be getting the butt end of the trade, get real.

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22 May 2015 14:55:55
I think it's really close to fair value. I think Sixers should probably return the pic pick next year as well in the deal.

Then it's more of an even trade and makes sense for both teams.

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22 May 2015 05:24:51
NYK-NOLA-DEN

NYK get Jrue Holiday and Ryan Anderson
- sign DeAndre Jordan to Max
- sign Danny Green 3yr/21mil
- sign Mo Williams and Brandon Bass

Holiday/Williams
Green/Galloway
Anthony/Thanasis/Early
Anderson/Bass
Jordan/Aldrich

NOLA get Nuggets 7th pick and Ty Lawson
- select Stanley Johnson

Lawson/Cole
Evans/Gordon
Johnson/Pondexter
Davis/Cunningham
Asik/Ajinca/Whitey

DEN get 4th pick NYK, Jose Calderon and Tim Hardaway Jr and 2nd from Pelicans
- select Emmanuel Mudiay

Mudiay/Calderon/Nelson
Hardaway/Harris
Gallinari/Chandler
Faried/Hickson
Nurkic/Lauvergne

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22 May 2015 10:23:18
Knicks should get a second but nice trade!

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22 May 2015 12:05:19
Knicks aren't giving up the four for those guys. Not remotely close.

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22 May 2015 14:57:32
Dencers getting too much. Other then that I like it for all teams.

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22 May 2015 03:10:32
NYK-IND

New York receives Roy Hibbert, George Hill and 11th pick

Pacers receive 4th pick,

After dropping to the 4 th pick the Knicks are now more open to trading their pick than before. Roy Hubert is still a good center in this league, and with the pacers looking to play a faster pace he won't fit there anymore, but as a decent low post player and good defender he will work well in the triangle. George hill showed that he can be a good pg this year and plays good defense on the perimeter which the Knicks do not have. The 11thpick could also be used on a good contributor.

The Pacers with the 4th pick would get to draft Emmanuel mudiay, a big, athletic guard that paired with a healthy PG could be great for years to come, and he would fit into their new plans. Although it may seem that they are giving up a lot to move up 7 spots, this is not the case as Hibert will not fit anymore and they don't want his 16 million on the books next year and could leave in Free agency. So really they are giving up George Hill and the 11th pick for the 4th pick which is more than reasonable.

Lineups heading into free agency
NYK
Hill, Larkin
THJR, Galloway, Scehved
11th pick, Early
Melo, Acy
Hibert, Smith

Ind
Mudiay, Watson, Sloan
Miles, stuckey
PG, S.hill
West, scola, rudez
Mahimni, allen


This works out well for both teams so explain why if you put unbelievable.

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22 May 2015 12:49:35
Give them Calderon and THJ.

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22 May 2015 14:58:46
Good trade. Makes sense for both teams. Knicks get a big and still get a first rounder. George hill is a serviceable point guard. Knicks would still need an amazing free agent to get back to the playoffs though.

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22 May 2015 02:10:57
Sixers offseason:
heard a couple reports that Brooks Lopez wants to reunite with Jason Kidd with the Bucks. Lopez can opt in for &17 mill with the Nets, so I assume it will take similar $$ to get him to come to the Bucks. That may put the Bucks in a tough position to match offers for Khris Middleton. I'm not big on the idea of signing FA's(especially since at the moment it is a tough sell for any bigtime FA to come to philly), but Middleton may be worth it. He's a 6'8" shooting guard, shot 47% from the field, 41% from 3's, and 85% from the line. he's a freak athlete, and he's only 23 years young. Would be a great fit with Russell or Wroten in the backcourt. Offer him $13-15 mill per.
PG: Russell
SG: Middleton
SF: Grant/Covington
PF: Noel
C: Embiid
Plus own #1, Lakers#1, Heat #1, OKC #1, and Dario Saric coming over next year.(that's 5 number one talents Hinkie can draft or package next year for higher picks or players).
Still building 90% of the team through the draft. Middleton just looks like an excellent young fit that with a little luck may be obtainable.
Comments?

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22 May 2015 13:49:12
I think the Bucks can do both Lopez and Middleton as long as they take Lopez first then sign Middleton under the Bird rule, allowing them to go over the cap. I"m not certain of this.

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22 May 2015 14:39:10
You are correct.

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22 May 2015 15:00:47
I like the idea of this move but I don't think Middleton is worth it at this time. 13 to 15 million and you don't even know if embiid or third pick can play yet. I think you have to wait unless it's a can't miss player in free agency.

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22 May 2015 02:02:05
Thunder offseason

Pick 14: take best player available (most likely wing)

Trade lamb and jones and pick 48 to the nets for pick 29

Draft Delon wright is he's there.

Wright is a good 3rd string pg

Sign Kanter and dunleavy if he wants to take pay cut and win championship with their 3mil exception


Westbrook/Augustin/wright
Waiters/morrow/Roberson/pick
KD/dunleavy/huestis
Ibaka/collision/mcgary
Kanter/Adams/Novak

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22 May 2015 00:15:57
Lakers Get: 4th pick, Carmelo

Knicks Get: 1st pick

Minny Get: 2nd pick, Jordan Clarkson

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22 May 2015 14:39:44
Noooooooo. Minny

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22 May 2015 15:02:26
This only happens if Minnesota want okafor and know the Knicks will take towns. Jordan clarkson isn't worth a dropping from 1 to 2 unless you can get the guy you wanted at one with the second pick.

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21 May 2015 23:21:18
Clippers trade Jamal Crawford

Bulls trade Taj Gibson

Clippers Sign Wes Johnson, Gerald Green.
Resign Deandre 5yr/100mill, resign rivers.

Paul
Redick
Johnson
Griffin
Jordan

Rivers
Green
Barnes
Gibson
Hawes

This allows barnes to go to the bench like rivers prefers for him. Clippers get a backup big who can play the 4 or the 5 and allow hawes to spread the floor. Johnson becomes that 3 and d guy with athleticism and green comes in off the bench firing.

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21 May 2015 23:14:34
Modified based on previous comments.

PHI: Young, '16 2nd rd pick (via LAL)

LAL: #15 pick (from ATL) & #60 pick (from PHI)

ATL: R Sacre, #27 & #34 (both from LAL)

•Decline Hill's option
•Draft Towns (#2) & Dekker or Hollis-Jefferson (#15)
•Sign Dragic 4 yrs $80.5M ($17.87M 1st yr, increase 8% each year after)
•Sign T Harris 4 yrs $52M ($11.54M 1st yr, increase 8% each year after)

Salary = $67.06M

•Sign B Wright to MLE 4 yrs $21.8M ($5.45M per year I think is what it is at this year)
•Sign KJ McDaniels to bi annual exception 2 yrs $3.34M ($1.672 per year).

After signing rookies, total salary = $75.4M and can still sign FA to min contracts to fill out the bench

PG: Dragic/Clarkson
SG: Kobe/Clarkson
SF: Harris/Dekker or Hollis-Jefferson
PF: Randle/Davis/Kelly
C: Towns/Wright

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22 May 2015 09:10:10
Salary increase for this case is 4.5% since Lakers are signing a new player.

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22 May 2015 10:19:50
Also, Lakers won't have MLE and BAE in this offseason. They will have room exception which is worth nearly 6M over two years.

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22 May 2015 10:24:33
Simply, if a team is not over the cap on July 1, they won't have MLE or BAE.

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22 May 2015 13:48:03
Hawks won't do it

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22 May 2015 15:03:08
Sixers pass on young. We had him once already and hated him.

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21 May 2015 23:00:25
Knicks - Boston Trade

Knicks get 16th + 28th Pick + Isaiah Thomas

Boston get 4th Pick (WCS) & Calderon

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22 May 2015 15:03:35
No way Knicks do that.

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21 May 2015 22:49:49
Lakers Trade:
-Nick Young
-Tarik Black

Lakers Get:
-Kevin Martin

Clippers Trade:
-Spencer Hawes
-C.J. Wilcox
-2017 2nd Round Pick
-2018 2nd Round Pick

Clippers Get:
-Nick Young

Timberwolves Trade:
-Kevin Martin

Timberwolves Get:
-Spencer Hawes
-C.J. Wilcox
-Tarik Black
-2017 2nd Round Pick
-2019 2nd Round Pick

Lakers do this so they can make a playoff push next year, and with a player who can back up Kobe helps the team stay healthy and helps Kobe stay healthy by him not needing to do so much firepower and so he doesn't have to play 35+ Min a night.

Clippers do this to get rid of the ugly contract of Spencer Hawes, and they can get another player who can contribute off the bench so next year the stars don't have to play a lot of minutes every night. And Nick Young is still in LA where he is a "fan favorite"

Timberwolves do this so they can get younger, getting rid of Kevin Martin will help accelerate Zach LaVine's development by giving him more minutes, the Timberwolves also get a stretch four in Hawes whose contract may be bad right now, but when the cap comes in when its 2017 it won't be so bad at that time, they also gain a rookie in Tarik Black who has proven to be a steal in the draft.

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22 May 2015 14:38:07
Lakers won't take his contract

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21 May 2015 21:38:08
spurs draft

draft needs
SG shooter with defense potential
PG/SG combo guard 6-4 or 6-5
SF back up 3 and D
PF/C all around game with potential

prospect targets
Rj Hunter
Delon Wright
Justin Anderson
Christian Wood
(1)
Raptors - T.Splitter, K.Anderson, future second pick
Spurs-T.Ross,20th pick

(2)
Bulls-P.Mills, T.Ross

Spurs-22nd pick

(3)
Grizzlies-diaw, future first pick 2016

Spurs-B.Udrih,25th pick

draft Rj Hunter 20th pick deep shooter with defense potential

draft delon Wright 22nd pick combo guard nba ready

draft Christian Wood 25th pick all around player lots of potential

draft justin Anderson strong sf 3 and D guy

draft marc garcia or pat connaughton with the 55 pick
garcia would be a stash
connaughton could contribute now

resign duncan
sign Aldridge
max out leonard
resign baynes
maybe bonner for the lowwww
sign scola

parker, udrih, wright
hunter, ginobili,(wright), connaughton
leonard, justin Anderson, connaughton
Aldridge,wood, bonner
duncan, baynes, bonner

spurs would need a guy like scola behind Aldridge
and a 7foot center,

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21 May 2015 20:40:53
Pistons Offseason

Draft:
Stanley Johnson
RJ Hunter


Resign
Jackson
Tolliver
Anthony

Sign
I say take a chance with Lamarcus Aldridge or Paul Millsap
Corey Brewer
Gerald Green

Lineup
Jennings/ Dinwiddie
Jackson/ brewer
Kcp/ johnson
Lamarcus Aldridge/ Green
Andre Drummond/ anthony

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22 May 2015 14:55:56
Jackson is not a SG when he played their for the Thunder he struggled. KCP can play either and has done so on numerous occasions, and Jennings has not proven he will be ready health wise to play or that he can play at the same level. Aldridge is going to resign with Portland, Green is a SF all the time, I think Johnosn would be their third or fourth choice at least to draft behind the two europeans, and Winslow. You have a better chance in signing Thad Young to play the four and maybe Drayond Green or Milsap. Gerald Green would be a good depth player for this roster.

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21 May 2015 20:35:07
Sac - Phi

Sac gets: #3 Russell, Noel

Phi gets: #6 Mudiay, McLemore, McCallum

Sac depth:
Rusell / Collison / Stockton
Stauskas / FA signing
Gay / Re-sign Casspi
Noel / Landry / Moreland
Cousins / Thompson

Phi depth will change too much haha

Sacramento more clearly addresses their needs of shooting and defense, while spreading out the playmaking/passing responsibilities across more positions (Cousins and Gay are going to have the ball in their hands a certain amount of time anyway, so getting a shooter in Russell instead of a more ball-dominant guard like Mudiay seems more efficient). They could sign a SG like Afflalo to a short deal (so he cashes in with new TV deal) while Stauskas develops and Collison eventually goes back to a 6th man role.

The Sixers might have a hard time choosing between Russell and Mudiay (who seems like a better fit to drive and dish to Embiid, even though he seems to be higher-risk, higher-reward), but with this trade they surround Mudiay with shooting in McLemore and Covington and solve their crowded frontcourt problem for the next draft. The Sixers can still afford to swing big for a while, but at least they can go forward with this core and build without a crazy amount of roster turnover.

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21 May 2015 21:14:35
So Sixers give up a better pick and player don't think so.

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21 May 2015 21:29:23
Oh wow, this is so unbelievably bad. I wouldn't do this trade even without Noel.

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21 May 2015 22:23:51
This is the worst sixers trade yet

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21 May 2015 23:07:54
i don see the sixers dropping 3spots in the draft and trading noel for mclemore and mcallum. just giving up more to get less?? great for sac though, very one-sided imo.

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21 May 2015 23:45:22
I say the sixers do it even though even though it is true, worth than that I say phil jackson has shown to look like bigger idiot than what the sixers have planned over last 5 yrs. This is why I believe the league planted the ping pongs in favor of lakers and wolves bc the sixers and now knicks have idiots in management. If any team 3 yrs in a row has a worse top 5 records, they should give their franchise to another city. A little different than what english soccer does. But the goal is to punished teams who stay bad on purpose.

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22 May 2015 00:41:59
this is a joke

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22 May 2015 02:37:22
Yeah that's big fat "no thanks" from Philly.

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22 May 2015 15:04:16
No way.

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21 May 2015 19:15:09
Sas wizards
Diaw and Bellineli(s&t) for Humphries and Webster
Spurs do this to move Diaw's big contract(8 million) so they can sign Leonard and big free agent names (Marc Gasol, Aldridge). They get Webster's expiring contract and god role player in Humphries.

Wizards do this because they get good shooter in Bellineli and strech four who can defend. They gave away Webster who didn't play much and Humphries who isn't in future plans.

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22 May 2015 14:43:40
Webster is not expiring, he has two years left, and by making this trade the Spurs actually take on $1M more in salary. No way they make this deal.

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22 May 2015 16:39:02
second year is team option

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21 May 2015 18:05:44
PHI: J Hill, N Young, '16 2nd rd pick (via Lakers)

ATL: R Sacre, #27, & #34 pick (both picks from Lakers)

LAL: #15 (via ATL), #60 (via PHI)

LAL draft Towns #2 (assuming he doesn't get drafted 1st), & Dekker or Hollis Jefferson #15.

LAL sign Dragic 4 yrs $80M, T Harris 4 yrs $56M, KJ McDaniels 3 years $9M, player option 3rd year, B Wright MLE 2 years $10.9M

PG: Dragic/Clarkson
SG: Kobe/McDaniels/Blue/Brown
SF: Harris/Dekker or Hollis-Jefferson
PF: Randle/Davis/Kelly
C: Towns/Wright
Payroll = $79.6M (Luxury Tax Threahold = $81M)

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21 May 2015 18:48:02
Teams under salary cap don't have MLE. They have room exception which is $2.8 million for one year or up to $5.8 million for two seasons.

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21 May 2015 19:05:46
Why can't Lakers fans accept that you're not pawning off Nick Young for a future second round pick. I don't most teams would take Nick Young for #27.

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21 May 2015 19:29:36
Jordan hill should just be cut and nick young trade for anything.

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21 May 2015 20:03:46
@EU
In this scenario, the LAL aren't under the salary cap ($67.1M), they're under the luxury tax threshold ($81M). Once a team is at or over the cap, they can only sign their own FA with Bird rights and their draft picks and go
over the cap. Otherwise, a team that is over the cap can only use exceptions (Mid Level, Mini Mid Level, Bi Annual) if available or sign FA to their respective minimum salaries (based on # of years they've been in the league).

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21 May 2015 23:04:04
Once a team got under salary cap, they just have room exception and veterans minimum in order to sign a player whose rights do not belong them. In this case, you suppose Lakers renounce some players' rights to get rid of their cap holds from salary cap, so that they will have more cap space to acquire new players. For example, Portland is not going to renounce their players' rights, so they can resign them via bird rights and use MLE by being over the cap.

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21 May 2015 23:25:00
The lakers are giving the 27 pick leuven not getting it

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22 May 2015 15:04:58
No from Sixers. We don't want la's bad contracts and below average players.

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21 May 2015 17:59:57
This is where I need to be wearing a helmet
SK send Cousin to BC for Picks 16, 28, 33, and James Young
SK send picks 6, 16, 28, 33 to LAL for picks 2
LAL sends R Kelly J Hill N Young Picks 28, 33, 34 to CH for L Stephenson Pick 9
LAL pick
6 Willie Stauly-Clien 9 Booker 16 Lyles 27 Hunter
No Free Agents want to sign with LA who are worth it
PG J Clarkson D Booker RJ Hunter
SG K Bryant L Stephenson J Brown
SF T Lyles W Johnson
PF J Randle E Davis T Black
C Stauly-Clein R Sacre
Now I can turn off my XBOX ONE

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21 May 2015 17:43:56
Detroit Pistons off-season

Draft with the #8 pick overall the Pistons select Mario Hezonia from Spain, and then with the #38 pick overall the pistons select Jarell Martin PF from LSU

Free agency
re-sign Jackson

line-up
Jackson
Caldwell-Pope
Hezonia
Martin
Drummond

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21 May 2015 18:22:42
Believable but its kinda hard to tell who they will draft because I think it would end up deciding between mario and stanley

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21 May 2015 22:26:53
And most likely mario won't be available at 8 and i'm strongly confident that stanley will be there at 8. But if mario is there then they should pick him

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22 May 2015 14:58:32
I think Johnson is behind the two europeans with WInslow getting the nod if he falls their as their first choice. I think that if they draft a SF they will sign a PF in FA like Thad Young before they start a second round pick who is a great athlete but needs work on his game.

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21 May 2015 17:20:28
CHI-MIN-MEM

CHI get: Gorgui Dieng & Kevin Martin

pg. rose
sg. martin
sf. butler
pf. mirotic/gibson
c. noah/dieng

MIN get: Pau Gasol & Marc Gasol

pg. rubio
sg. shabazz
sf. wiggins
pf. pau
c. marc

MEM get: #1 Pick & Pekovic

Let ZBo walk & Draft Towns

pg. conley
sg. allen
sf. green
pf. pekovic
c. towns

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21 May 2015 17:55:56
Can't S&T with draft picks and M Gasol is UFA.

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21 May 2015 18:24:21
Why would wolves want the gasol bros. They aren't competing for a championship

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21 May 2015 17:18:12
Blazers Offseason if/when LMA leaves.

Let Mathews, Affallo and Lopez walk too.

Sign Tyson Chandler 3y 24M
Sign Danny Green 3y 30M
Sign Amare Stoudemire 2y 20M

Resign Steve Blake and Chris Kamaan

Draft Rashard Vaughn with 1'st round pick.

Salary about 65M more or less.

The Lilliard Show 2015/16

Lilliard/Blake/Mcallum
Green/Vaughn/Mcallum
Batuum/Vaughn
Amare/Leonard
Chandler/Kamaan/

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21 May 2015 19:43:49
Wow.

NEVER let Matthews walk, why would you? If anything skip amare and take green and Matthews.

On that topic, 10 million a year for amare? Absolutely not, never ever. I'd rather just make Meyers Leonard the starting PF and see how that goes. Also, why not retain Lopez? He's younger and healthier than Chandler, and he likes being in Portland.

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