26 Apr 2015 04:16:36
ATL next season
ATL sign LaMarcus Aldridge and Emeka Okafor
resign DeMarre Carroll
now you have a championship roster I think
J. Teague / D. Shroeder / S. Mack
K. Korver / T. Sefolosha
D. Carroll / K. Bazemore / 2015 pick
L. Aldridge / M. Scott
A. Horford / E. Okafor / M. Muscala
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26 Apr 2015 04:16:36
24 Apr 2015 23:09:47
Milwaukee Bucks Off-Season and 2015-16 Roster
MIL Trades: Pachulia
ATL Trades: Future 2nd Round Pick
MIL does it to get rid of salary cap and ATL gets their old big man back.
MIL Trades: Ilyasova
SAS Trades: 2 Future 2nd Round Picks
MIL gets rid of Ilyasova's salary cap and Spurs get a good scorer who can come off the bench for them and would fit nicely in their program.
Dudley Declines his option
17th: R.J. Hunter
46th: Rakeem Christmas
DeAndre Jordan (Near Max Deal)
Bucks 2015-16 Roster:
SF- Antetokounmpo/W. Chandler
PF- J.Parker/J. Henson/Inglis
C- D. Jordan/M. Plumlee/R. Christmas
They have money to get DeAndre and then this time is good now, but if they get Hunter for shooting, W. Chandler for a good all-around player off the bench, D. Jordan for a leader and defensive anchor and J.Parker back healthy, this team just needs time for chemistry and they have a solid playoff team.
26 Apr 2015 15:00:53
Would thid team be close to a championship
21 Apr 2015 23:34:52
76ers / Charlotte
SIxers trade LA's #1 next year(1-3 protected), OKC's #1 next year, and Covington for Charlottes #1 this year(slotted currently at #9).
Charlotte needs wing scoring, and Covington can shoot. He averaged 13.5ppg last year, hustles, and comes with a very cheap contract(Which adds greatly to his value). Also, Charlotee gets another top pick next year(In most peoples opinion, except for pizza, lakers will be a top lottery pick(4-9) and another #1 in OKC's pick(probably not until #20-25, but still a opportunity to get a quality player or use as a trading chip.
Sixers do it only if Hezonja slips to #9. Possible. Most mocks have him between 6-9.
Sixers take Russell with their #1, and have the backcourt of the future. 2 young guys that have incredible upside, superstar potential, what the Sixers are betting on.
PG: Russell 6'5", 19
SG: Hezonja 6'8", 20
SF: Grant 6'8" 20/Saric 6'10" 20
PF: Noel 6'11" 21
C: Embiid 7'0" 21
This entire rebuild is a gamble, banking on drafting guys with the most upside, player development, and team chemistry. Sixers still have there own #1 and Miami's #1 next year, following this possible trade.
22 Apr 2015 02:24:38
For sixers it isn't worth it. If hornets get the 9th pick then I doubt hezonja will be available at the 9th pick. So sixers pass. Who knows the sixers might draft mario with their pick.
22 Apr 2015 13:08:33
Too much to give up from Sixers perspective. The future LA pick will probably be higher than the current Charlotte pick. If so, then the Sixers completely overpay by adding both an additional #1 and Covington.
I'll give Charlotte the OKC pick and the Miami pick for their current #9. If Charlotte wants Covington too, they'll have to send back PJ Hairston to the Sixers.
22 Apr 2015 15:37:36
Take out Covington and everything makes sense to me. And like you said I only do it the euro falls to nine.
18 Apr 2015 16:48:58
76er / Magic
Brett Brown leaves tomorrow to spend a week in Turkey with Dario Saric. I'm hoping this is the start to get Saric here next year. I realize the difficulties of the contract buyout, but nothing is impossible when $$ can change hands so quickly. Dario Saric, according to people with a lot more bball knowledge then me, is the prototypical Point-Forward. A highly skilled passer, tremendous bball IQ, excellent size(6'10"), anticipates the play before it happens. He has that 'it" factor for his position. And he's only 20. I think philly will use him in this role, therefore making Russell even a better fit then Mudiay. Russel can create his own shot, pass, and ball handle ala steph curry(best case scenario). Sixers can develop Embiid, Saric, and Russell this year into their system. That leaves us with our own #1, Lakers #1, Miami's #1, and OKC's #1 next year. That's too much to bring in at one time, so let's get a player. heres the trade.
76ers trade their own protected #1(1-3) and Lakers protected #1(1-3), Orlando's#2 this year(#35), and Wroten for Olidipo.
I think Orlando would atleast have to consider this trade. two possible top 5 picks next year, plus wroten (not great, but decent scorer, 17ppg) and another pick this year at #35. Maybe sixers would have to take the protection off their pick to get this done?
18 Apr 2015 17:17:41
Oladipo is a good player, but not a star. You are seriously overvaluing him here. Trust the system. The idea is a good one - trade some of the picks for an established player - but not this deal.
18 Apr 2015 17:30:41
Adding value to the lakers pick, GM Kupchak was quoted as saying maybe another year to develop the current squad is the best idea due to the huge change in salary cap after next season. No way laker pick drops out of top 8, especially in the west
18 Apr 2015 17:40:10
Way to much for olidipo. He's solid but not even the best player in that draft class. Not to mention his team is terrible even with him so how can he help us. The Magic have more talent then the Sixers and he can't win with them. How can he win with the Sixers who have maybe two NBA players so far on the roster. (Embiid and Noel)
Olidipo honestly is a really nice player but he's not even close to a star yet. I'd love to have him but maybe just for the lakers pick and Miami pick. Those are a probable top two top fifteen picks at worse. More likely a top fifteen and a top five.
18 Apr 2015 17:58:51
Just Philly's pick this year is enough for Dipo.
18 Apr 2015 22:08:39
OK. Maybe I am overvaluing olidipo a bit. I like the idea from tregib , olidipo for miamis and LA's picks. and ill through in wroten. but tregib, I disagree with your reasoning about how olidipo can't win with philly because he didn't win with better players in Orlando. I just don't see that as the case. Coaching, player development, and a system that fits all factor in to winning, not just raw talent. olidipo is 22 and on the verge of stardom, let's get him, and he fits.
18 Apr 2015 23:21:13
By the ways. The problem with saric is clear and people are ignoring him. He's too slow for the 3. Too thin for the 4. He isn't a stretch 4 because he has a shaky shot. And he can't guard a 3. He's good in Europe because it's far slower. He will have SERIOUS issues guarding in the nba. So while he may be a 'prototypical point forward' offensively. He's a major liability defensively. If you are planning on relying entirely on embiid for defense down low, you are setting yourself for defeat. Sorry, that's the truth about the scouting reports that most sixers fans choose to ignore.
19 Apr 2015 13:26:35
I think that's way too much too. There's no need to panic. I like the recognition of adding too many young guys at once. If Saric comes, they'll have him, Embiid, J. RcRae, and Top 5 pick all new to the floor at one time. More importantly, since culture is very, very important to this team, they've added 3 new personalities (not Embiid since he's been around the team for a year.)
The best bet might be to hold onto the 4 picks and see what happens around the trade deadline. There will be teams that are total failures and will want to rebuild. That's your trade partner. They'll want to restart with picks. They might have a player/contract to move. Look what Miami did with Phoenix. Phoenix moved the brothers and wound up with a PG plus picks.
Or, they could try to throw picks at the Kings or Denver to try to get into Hezonja range.
10 Apr 2015 12:42:53
Trade Oj mayo and Ersan to the lakers for there 2015 first round pick. Jeremy Lin Lin will take a pay cut then lin will make 4 mil for 5 yrs wit the bucks. Then trade Puchlia to the hawks for there 2015 first round pick
Then the draft comes bucks get Dekker
Nba Free agency
Kostas Koufos Resign Middleton
10 Apr 2015 14:48:02
The lakers first pick this year?? The fourth pick?? No.
10 Apr 2015 15:14:12
what makes u think lakers would do this.
10 Apr 2015 17:16:55
You'd probably have to give a pick to unload those guys. You sure won't get much.
10 Apr 2015 17:41:12
Curious how come he did not include who the bucks where going to draft after making an incredible trade in their favor. i'm excited Bucks fans lol
10 Apr 2015 17:44:01
in what world is oj mayo an ersan worth a top 5 pick, why would koufos start over kanter, and how is zaza worth a 1st?
14 Apr 2015 15:26:17
Mayo and 2nd round pick to Lakers for 4th . sounds more reasonable.Bucks get Kaminsky and Dekker
03 Apr 2015 19:23:03
1. draft DeAngelo Russell. His combination of ball handling, passing, shooting, and basketball IQ is tops in the draft. Makes teammates better, and will definitely open things up for Embiid and Noel. Perfect fit.
2. As of today, miamis pick is #11 and OKC is tied for the #19 pick. with a little luck, both picks convey at their current ranks. Package them both to move up and take Hezonja. IMO, this guy is the steal of the draft. Just watched him block shots, windmill dunk, and shoot threes like lary Bird. Super Mario is the real deal. And he plays better then average D and again, a very high basketball IQ. i'm a huge Saic fan, but Hezonja is the euro with more star power. And at 6'8" is a matchup problem with most shooting guards. He's that good. And only 20.
3.Shop the Lakers pick (only protected 1-3 next year). This pick has high value to many teams(but as a sixer fan, I think some of us are overvaluing it). I'm all for youth and upside, but we need atleast one go-to vet. how about trading it to dallas for Parsons?(16ppg, good all around player, high upside young vet).
PG: Russell, Wroten, Smith
SG: Hezonja, Wroten, McCrae
SF: Parsons, Covington, Grant
PF: Noel, TRobinson, Saric(maybe), Aldemir
C: Embiid, Sims, Noel
03 Apr 2015 20:54:20
If you're in love with Hezonja, then by all means move up and get him. I haven't seen enough but he looks very smooth. Is he committed overseas like Saric or is he an NBA player next year?
I'm still favoring: Russell & J. Grant in my backcourt.
G: Russell, Grant, Wroten, Smith, McRae
SF: Covington, Grant
PF: Noel, T.Robinson
C: Embiid, Sims, Big Turk
In the wings: Saric
I am absolutely not trading that Lakers pick this year. It gets better as it gets closer to being unprotected. From what I've read, that pick is considered very valuable in the league- and I read that through either a Bucks or Suns perspective.
I like where you're going with this.
03 Apr 2015 21:06:50
Even though Parsons is a very good sf with a nice shot (47% career shooter), Dallas may part with him for a few reasons. First, Dallas has no first rd pick next year, it goes to Boston in the Rondo trade. Secondly, Cuban has an ego that needs to be fed. he wants to be in the spotlight, and the LA pick could keep him in the forefront for next years draft. Stranger things have happened. I really think the line-up of Russell, hezonja, parsons, noel, and embiid is very strong.
03 Apr 2015 21:28:48
phillyrich1. Hezonja is nba ready next year. no "Saric" commitment. youtube 2015 hezonja highlights. he's got skills. and its in the top euro league, not the nba, but better competition then college hoops. he's dong this against grown men playing pro ball, not college kids. we can agree to disagree on the LA pick, but I think only so many players can be developed at one time, woukd be nice to have a developed star to join the squad. good to be a sixer fan for the next decade!!
03 Apr 2015 23:11:33
Ive seen mario's highlights from some time ago and I see a lot of athleticism from him. He can shoot all around, dunk, pass and play defense well. I do really like him but its a really tough decision to make if sixers trade heat and thunders 1st for mario. I won't be mad if sixers draft him but just really curious. And he could have taken a scholarship to play ball at kentucky but of course turned it down. And saric is good friends with him so saric won't be like the only outsider on the team.
03 Apr 2015 23:32:39
I wouldn't hate that draft at all. I'm not trading the lakers pick though. going to hold onto it until later in the off season. If we got Russell and the euro star. We have the money to sign a vet. And assuming we sign a good vet then these will be the last high draft picks we get on our own. But the lakers pick could be even another super high draft pick which would be amazing. I'll keep it unless we have a unbeleieveable deal. Like Durant or possibly rose.
04 Apr 2015 13:55:04
I like these moves too, jvoug. Good thoughts. The Lakers pick is, IMO, not as valuable as many believe it will be. There's almost 0% chance it conveys this year, and with the Lakers looking to sign some vets to make Kobe's farewell year at least passable, it will probably settle in around 10-15 next year. If we could get a good shooting veteran wing for it, I'd jump.
04 Apr 2015 14:31:04
Im Hinkies biggest supporter, and I believe he has a plan that's more complex then most fans think. Fans are, well, fanatical. We get caught up in this "stockpiling of picks" idea. But I think Hinkie is well aware that nobody wins championships with a roster of 15 kids. He's an analytical guy to the nth degree. I think he would flip the LA pick for a proven young wing with a clutch jumper and quality all around game(Chandler Parsons). Russell, Hezonja, Parsons, Noel, Embiid is awesome. A bench of Covington, Grant, TRobinson, Wroten, Smith, Sims,McCrae and possibly SARIC is very solid.
04 Apr 2015 14:38:25
I'm a bit torn about trading up with the Miami and OKC picks for Mario. I can be convinced one way or the other. But there seems to be great value in that 11-20 range.
If you could land two of-- Dunn, Grant, Booker, Decker-- I might want two of them instead of one Super Mario. (Although I like that he'll be NBA ready immediately and he and Saric know each other.)
Still want to hold onto the Lakers pick. I think that's a top 10 pick next year. Who wants to sign long term with the Lakers when Kobe has 1 very expensive and injury riddled season remaining? For LA, the Clippers are the better destination.
Need clarification on the Lakers pick: Top 5 protected this draft, top 3 protected next draft (and the one after?), then unprotected.
31 Mar 2015 23:30:19
Min gets Kyle Korver and s&t Paul Milsap
Atl gets #3 pick, Pekovic and Lavine
Atl gets one of the top prospects and a solid center + Lavine who, as a wolves fan, I would have to think twice about giving away a guy with his potential
Wolves get a, IMO, top 5 PF who wouldn't come here through FA+ they get the best shooter in the league who would spread the floor and get open 3s when Wiggins is doubled
Atlanta draft Russel
Minnesota resigns Neal and KG and Trades Kmart to OKC for Khris Dunn or Tyus Jones
Rubio/ Brown/ Dunn
Milsap/ KG/ Payne
Dieng/ Christmas (2nd rounder)/ Hamilton
01 Apr 2015 00:16:38
I don't see wolves making trades for big name vets. I see them possibly doing the same thing as the sixers. And what I mean is by drafting their own players.
01 Apr 2015 00:36:35
Actually you mean by drafting your own players, trading them away for winning awards and remaining in a consistent state of awfulness since the exit of the original A.I. lol
01 Apr 2015 01:52:40
You're right going through the draft would probably be better
01 Apr 2015 16:24:57
You aren't getting the three for those guys.
16 Mar 2015 07:17:06
Lakers off season:
Trade Draft day:
Lakers get: Dennis Schroder and 9th pick via Brooklyn
Hawks get: Nick Young and 4th pick ( Stanley Johnson )
Lakers free 4m in cap
9th - Willie Cauley Stein C
25th - Justin Anderson SF
34th - Rakeem Christmas PF
55th - Keifer Sykes PG
Lakers Free Agency:
- Greg Monroe 4yr/54m
- Khris Middleton 4yr/48m
- Alexis Anjica 2yr/8m
- Jabari Brown
- Wayne Ellington
Dennis Schroder / Jordan Clarkson / Keifer Sykes
Kobe Bryant / Wayne Ellington / Jabari Brown
Khris Middleton / Justin Anderson / Ryan Kelly
Greg Monroe / Julius Randle / Rakkem Christmas
Willie Cauley Stein / Alexis Anjica / Robert Sacre
Nice young core moving forward but only one can dream haha. I really like Schroders game. I'd take him over Mudiay.
16 Mar 2015 12:37:29
Wcs will not be available at 9
17 Mar 2015 00:17:15
Monroe will get more than that
19 Mar 2015 21:56:17
Bucks r going to resign middleton
14 Mar 2015 19:33:07
OKC Trades: Durant
MIL Trades: Giannis, Jabari, and Mayo
OKC trades: Durant
ATL trades: Horford, Schroeder, Sefolosha
OKC trades: Durant
WAS trades: Beal, Gortat, Humphries, 2nd rounder
OKC Trades: Durant, 2nd rounder
PHI trades: Noel and Embiid
PLEASE REPLY ASAP AND tell me which trade is the best!
14 Mar 2015 20:01:25
Trade 1: OKC says yes MIL says maybe
Trade 2: OKC no ATL yes
Trade 3: OKC No WAS yes
Trade 4: OKC maybe Phi Yes (they could get Okafor and saric could be the 4)
14 Mar 2015 20:37:05
All those trades would require Durant signig long term. Which won't happen. So the value for Durant has to drop considerably. Noel and Embiid would be an awesome addition to Westbrook. And they're super young too.
16 Mar 2015 14:09:10
Only trade that comes close to working is the Washington trade, and it's not necessarily that OKC gets fair value, it's just the only team that Durant agrees to sign with long term.
12 Mar 2015 19:58:23
Keep pick plan
Need defense backcourt
Calderon for G.Hill
Larkin for sixer 2nd
Early for Hawks 2nd
Hardaway for Wizards 18th pick
Crowder and R.Butler sign 3yr 7mil
Corey Joseph 4yr 18mil
Arron Afflalo 4yr 50 mil
Greg Monroe-4yr 60
Draft Towns 》 Okafor
12 Mar 2015 20:33:28
Larkin is a free gent after this year can't trade him way rather give khris Middleton 12 a year tha aa personally
12 Mar 2015 21:16:18
Larkins plays PG and Middleton plays SF. what are you talking about. Lrkin rookie yr contract and Knicks already committed to his opt yr. Joseph is also in rookie contract. They won't give big contract with 2 PGs already under long term. Jospeh wants 4-5 per mil minimum
12 Mar 2015 21:41:54
Knicks didn't pick up his option actually and can only offer him up to 1.6 in free agency what his ext cost would have been and Middleton plays both sg and sf rn he starts at gs and gianis starts at sf
12 Mar 2015 21:44:09
^ That's two different things, he means Larkin is FA while he would choose to sign Middleton than Afflalo for that money. Learn to understand comments
10 Mar 2015 01:17:49
Just think about it
OKC gets Demaree Carroll, Kyle Korver, Brooklyn 1st
The offense should be run by Russ. He is passing Paul for the second best PG and he is a playmaker. Surround him with shooters and this team will win for sure.
Atl gets Kevin Durant
Everyone is saying all they need is the go to scorer. And Durant is that. I wouldn't be surprised if next year if this trade happens that it would be ATL vs OKC in the finals.
10 Mar 2015 16:33:57
Uh, no. OKC never moves Durant for two nice players and a mid first round pick. It's not often that you have a top 3 player in the league. So it will take something more to get that type of talent.
04 Mar 2015 18:19:10
Knicks need to realize Larkin Melo Hardaway is not great fit in Triangle Offense. PG SG SF should be perimeter offensive players that can defend and attack the basket above the rim. Thanasis could develop into perfect triangle offensive player. already he would be NY best perimeter defender.
Calderon for G.Hill realistic
Melo for Gay & 38th realistic
sign Mathews or Afflalo realistic
Hardaway for 2 Rockets 2nd realistic
Early for 2 Hawks 2nd realistic
sign Monroe Sims at PF realistic
sign draft Okafor Christmas at C realistic
compliments the triangle offense and defense
04 Mar 2015 14:22:40
upgrade on the bulls knicks idea from before
Melo Hardaway Early for Pau Gibson Bulls 1st
Bulls keep your coach, he is not running triangle offense. This will give great chance of landing Marc Gasol. Forgot Okafor. THe east best players play SF center PG. We need shut down defender in Stanley Johnson and package Bobby Portis Bulls 1st Marcus Camby / Tyson Chandler package. sign Mathews and Gerald Green at SG 4yr 28mil everyone else vet min
Bulls strengthen their defense
Hardaway for 2 Rockets 2nd
Early for 2 Hawks 2nd
Bulls can't resign butler, keep rose and add melo. And bulls aren't starting mirotic yet. He's too much of a liability defensively if they still have tibs.
This is easily the worst trade I have ever seen for the knicks on here. So, get rid of your star and your 2 young prospects. ignore the clear number 1 Okafor. pick a number 5-8 prospect instead to replace melo. and you have nothing else. this is terrible.
This is so bad
04 Mar 2015 17:38:37
if you sign Marc Gasol and trade for gibson and Pau Pizza why do need Okafor. instead get the best perimeter defensive coming out of college since Tony Allen or Artest. If you want to beat Lebron you need stop him. Johnson is that player without being offensive liability. Okafor could be the next shaq or Eddie Curry. Johnson represents defenense and that is what wins in this league.
04 Mar 2015 17:43:59
young generation who wants players who can't defend never scene or never will see NY win anything. Melo and Hardaway are not NY type players. wait to Thanasis join this team. landing Pau is secure landing the best center in the league. accept for Cauley Stein none of the tops pick at center can defend avg centers in the nba.
04 Mar 2015 17:48:04
Bulls can resign Butler their own player. they will pay a huge tax penalty but Bulls can afford their cheap owner might not do it but certainly can be done. Melo and Rose Butler Noah and stretch 4 Mirotic compliments Melo game inside with spacing. if he does not get it done trade Frye for Mirotic as T.Harris replacement at starting SF.
04 Mar 2015 17:49:26
when ever your best players is avg defender you will win a championship
04 Mar 2015 17:51:56
Mirotic McDermott for A.Gordon Frye
Do you have tourettes @ shizzee
Why do we need okafor who is 19 and costs 5 mil a year instead of taj and pau who are old, past their prime and cost 4 times as much? I'm confused of that was a real question. Knicks aren't looking for a temp fix. The Bulls can keep their role player and an old pau. Much rather have a beast center prospect.
20 Feb 2015 19:36:58
Kevin Martin gets buyout and signs with the Hawks
Kevin Martin is not being bought out.
20 Feb 2015 18:57:47
Three team trade
Hawks get Pachilla and 18th pick
Bucks get 9th pick
Pacers get 12th pick and Bayless
Bucks draft WCS and Graham in 2nd round
Who is grahm
19 Feb 2015 04:20:09
Hawks - Wolves
Hawks trade own and Raptors 2015 second round picks
Wolves trade Neal
The Hawks want to add Neal either by trade or March 1st buy out. The Wolves want to package Neal with Budinger but if the Hawks offer two second round picks, the Wolves would be stupid to not to take the offer and worry about the $5M owned to Budinger next season later.
How worthless? If Minny isn't going to buy Neal out, how will the Hawks get Neal?
18 Feb 2015 19:07:22
Hawks - Hornets
Hawks trade Wolves 2017 first round pick
Hornets trade Biyombo
Hawks add a shot blocker shoring up the one weakness on their team.
Hornets add a future first round pick to add more assets to a young team.
Biyombo isn't worth a 1st
A first that's likely to become a pair of second round picks he is
16 Feb 2015 18:54:11
Jonas and gigi or 2nd
As a DET fan I wish. No way ATL does this.
12 Feb 2015 22:06:58
Hawks and Wizard Trade
Hawks get Seraphin
Wizards get Bazemore and future 2nd
Hawks need backup center who can rebound
The Wizards need a backup shooting guard who can play defense.
12 Feb 2015 05:01:10
Atl - Was
Atl gets : Blair - Gooden
Was gets : Bazemore - 2nd rounder
Atl gets Bigs that they need
Was gets a scoring backup SG
ATL just unload a big (Adriean Payne) due to their log jam at PF position
Blair is a vet instead of a rookie like Payne and Blair is a true big physical cent unlike Payne who is a stretch four. Trade makes sense.