27 Jun 2016 02:52:55
Pelicans - Taj Gibson
Bulls - Tyreke Evans
Pelicans - Eric Bledsoe
Suns - Top 5 protected 1st Round pick
Sign Kent Brazemore 4 yr 60 million
Sign Mario Chalmers 3 yr 30 million
PG - Bledsoe - Chalmers
SG - Hield - Holiday
SF - Brazemore - Pondexter
PF - Davis - Gibson
C - Asik - Diello - Aijianca
The Bulls trade just makes too much sense
Pelicans need to add all the talent they can and the Suns want to move a guard, I don't see why they wouldn't be happy with a first round for Bledsoe
Jrue holiday can play with and without the ball, adding Chalmers to team with Gibson and Pondexter gives the Pelicans a solid defensive 2nd unit.
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27 Jun 2016 02:52:55
27 Jun 2016 01:54:08
Sixers should look to get another pick for very deep 17 draft to get going pg sg and sf
If Kings or Sixers gets #1 (very good odds this happens) they can draft Jackson then with Lakers pick (hopefully also in 4-8 range) they can draft Lonzo Ball. If they get a 3rd pick, depending on who it is they can get Monk or Grayson Allen if it is later in the draft. Sign some veterans and by the time Lebron leaves this could be a legacy team.
Rockets get Grant (Bulls), Covington, Bulls 2017 2nd
Sixers get Beverly McDermott Bulls 1st 2017
Bulls get Okafor
27 Jun 2016 01:26:06
SA Spurs: 2016-2017
▶If 3F-K. Durant / PG-M. Conley Doesn't Sign:
A. Miller, K. Martin, M. Bonner:
D. West-Option Out
T. Duncan-Retires: SA Front Office
●Trade: Future Draft Picks
T. Parker, B. Diaw, D. Green
PG: A. Rivers/ LAC @ 4-Years $22M
*4th-Year Team Option
PF: P. Gasol/ CHI @ 3-Years $22M
*3rd-Year Player Option
PF: T. Robinson/ NJN @ 3-Years $10M
*3rd-Year Team Option
3F: H. Barnes/ GSW @ 4-Years $80M
C: B. Biyombo/ TOR @ 4-Years $56M
NOTE: Biyombo/ Gasol could get more;
but there's about 4-5 teams
that have legitimate chances
to win the NBA Title each year,
and San Antonio is one;▶Barnes
wants to stay in championship
contention, especially after
his performance in the NBA
Finals; @20M per with a title
contending team, with more
responsibilities on offense,
isn't a bad situation with SAS
▶Biyombo could sign 2-Year deal
and resign when Salary Cap rises;
SA Spurs▶ 2016-2017:
PG: A. Rivers/ P. Mills/ D. Murray (R)
2G: K. Leonard/ J. Simmons
C: B. Biyombo/ B. Manjanovich/ Gasol
3F: H. Barnes/ K. Anderson
PF: L. Aldridge/ P. Gasol/ T. Robinson/
27 Jun 2016 00:32:00
Pelicans - Taj Gibson
Bulls - Tyreke Evans.
27 Jun 2016 00:49:13
I actually like this a lot for both teams. Pelicans get a Ryan Anderson replacement. Bulls get a bigger combo guard that can create with Jimmy Butler.
27 Jun 2016 01:46:43
Bulls say yes. We'll switch between Valentine, Butler, and Evans bringing it up the court, who needs a point guard?
27 Jun 2016 02:32:23
I could see this working for both teams.
26 Jun 2016 22:21:06
Stole this trade from NBA16
Robin Lopez, Dunleavy and pick for Monroe and MCW.
Robin Lopez could provide that defensive edge that could allow parker to flourish as an undersized 4. Dunleavy adds shooting and veteran leadership.
Bulls get a big who can score and grab rebounds, and a former rookie of the year in MCW.
26 Jun 2016 22:41:20
Bulls pass. We want shooting, and Monroes contract is a burden.
27 Jun 2016 00:03:33
I think Chicago could try this, if they keep Butler
Monroe is not that bad. He's a great scorer.
27 Jun 2016 00:29:51
No way Bulls do this.
27 Jun 2016 01:09:19
I think it makes sense for the two sides. Lopez would be a great fit for Milwaukee and Bulls get a good young double double threat in Monroe while also getting a young pg whose stock may be down but I think he is better then anybody they have. Monroes contract isn't that much worse than Lopez and he has opt out clause next summer if things don't workout there and they get out with minimal damage. Also don't see Bulls putting that cap space to much better work and with cap space rise equal talent will be expensive.
27 Jun 2016 01:16:35
Dunleavy is not going to fit with bucks and bucks have 2 centers similar to Lopez of I'm bucks I trade for a pick.
27 Jun 2016 01:51:47
The Bulls desperately need rim protection to play Mirotic at PF, which they need to do for Hoiberg's system. Monroe offers none. We say NAH.
26 Jun 2016 09:02:12
#1▶76ers / Utah
C: J. Okafor
3F: R. Covington
**: 2017 2nd Round
**: 2018 2nd Round (1st Highest of 3)
3F: G. Hayward
PG: G. Hill
2G: A. Burke
C: J. Okafor
3F: R. Covington
PF: D. Favor
#2▶76ers / Bulls
C: N. Noel
2G: N. Staukus
3F: J. Grant
PF: D. Saric (Rights)
**: 2017-LAL 1st #1-#3/ Protected
2G: J. Butler
■ Bulls in Rebuilding Mode; Noah, Gasol, &
Rose→ All Gone;
PG: I. Smith/ T. McConnell
2G: J. Butler/ T. Luwawu
C: J. Embiid/ D. Powell
3F: G. Hayward/ T. Luwawu
PF: B. Simmons/ R. Holmes/ C. Landry
NOTE: 76ers Resign PG-Ish Smith to help
assist B. Simmons with guard duties
on offense in 2016; In 2017, Ish
Smith becomes 76ers back'up PG;
NOTE: B. Simmons playing Point-Forward on
76ers Offense, makes L. Ball of UCLA
a perfect fit @ PG in 2017 Draft
NOTE: 76ers Sign Dallas C-6'10" D. Powell
@ 4-Years $25M
NOTE: 76ers Round Out Team in 2017-2018;
Draft PG, and Sign UFA Reserves to
■ 76ers 2017 Draft;1 Lottery Pick (SAC)
PG: L. Ball/ 6'6" UCLA
PG: M. Fultz/ 6'5" Washington
PG: D. Fox/ 6'3" Kentucky
PG: F. Ntilikina/ 6'5" France-International
PG: D. Smith/ 6'3" N. C. State.
26 Jun 2016 14:15:23
No from Jazz, Hayward worth more than that.
26 Jun 2016 14:26:48
Did Rudy Gobert go back to france?
26 Jun 2016 15:19:45
Why would Utah want okafor? Gobert is considerably better than okafor.
26 Jun 2016 15:28:07
Gobert is considerably better defensively****.
26 Jun 2016 16:07:34
So, SOB, do you think Okafor is better than Gobert?
26 Jun 2016 16:22:17
Ok, redefine that: gobert has CONSIDERABLY more value than okafor and contributes more to winning than okafor ever will. So, he's a considerably better center than okafor.
An elite defensive center beats an elite scoring center (which I'm not sold that okafor is yet) .
26 Jun 2016 19:52:47
Benmiller. Spot. On.
26 Jun 2016 21:03:26
Utah needs scoring on frontline; R. Gobert, good defense, so good he lead the Jazz in block shots during playoffs;
■ Did Jazz make playoffs this season?
Who's scoring points in the paint
for Utah, outside PF-D. Favors? Utah
needs scoring down low in the West
Conference▶ Utah need to focus on
the defensive play from there
Guards and Wings; Put Gobert on
Cleveland, San Antonio, GSW, or a
Indiana team, his presence would be
valuable to a title run;▶With
a Utah team, No! They need pieces,
and I rather have a Center giving
me 17-20ppg/ 8-9rpg than a
starting Center @ 2 blocks, and
averaging 10-11 boards for a non-
playoff team in the West;
▶Utah guards always get
tough pressure up top on offense,
because there's no scoring threat
down low; Favors is the only choice
giving them 15-16ppg, along with
his 4 fouls pg
■ Amazes me how people post up about
how these Rookies and 2-Year
players will NEVER develop their
games over their careers; So if
Okafor defense is suspect now,
NBA teams/ coaches are not capable
of making him, or other young
players any better on Defense; Not
to say they'll be selected All D
Teams during their careers, but how
can anyone think a Rookie or 2nd
year player cannot become a better
outside or mid-range shooter,
better rebounder, or even a better
defensive player; Players 19,20 and
21 years old starting in the NBA
right now, will get much better at
some of their present weaknesses;
▶Take my chances/ future with Okafor
scoring 18-20ppg 10 boards and
the coaching staff
improving his defense @ 20 years
old, than Gobert @ 8-9 points, 10
rebs/ 2 blocks, 5 years older;Gobert
played about 60 games in 2015-2016;
Does that label Gobert injury prone
for the remainder of his career;
NO, Just like Ja Okafor can't be
labeled as a career non-defensive
performing center after one year
▶Guess B. Simmons/ 76ers mid-range
shot will never improve, even
though he and the coaches are
working towards his improvement
■ How many all star teams G. Hayward
been selected too, or how many times
did he make any All-NBA Teams? Is
Hayward an Olympic selection: ▶
Don't Go There thinking Hayward is
a player worthy of giving up the
house for him; Utah know's Hayward
will depart in Free Agency in 2017,
why not get a young scorer down
low to compete in the West:
■ Okafor, D. Favors, Gobert be a nice
frontline rotation; Ask the Utah
guards who they rather throw the
ball down low to, then set up for
the open look: Gobert or Okafor?
■ When your Defense can't put you
into the Playoffs each year, It's
time to add some Offense:
27 Jun 2016 00:35:04
I agree gobert is obviously more valuable, but Utah isn't winning a ton of games.
27 Jun 2016 00:53:01
Utah was decimated by injuries, is really young, and almost made the playoffs. They have a great core to build on. Also, favors is their big that can score.
27 Jun 2016 02:42:22
D. Favors Utah's main scorer; Okay, see how many playoffs the Jazz will make with Favors as their main scoring option up front;
▶Like D. Favor as a 3rd option, but he needs that young or veteran dawg with him in the trenches on offense, which helps the Jazz guards (Utah Guards-No All Star Candidates) who need as much help as possible to create open shots;
▶ Every team is young, but it's about who's willing to make that move to jump ahead of others; Top Free Agents are not running to play for Utah, and the Salary Cap makes it easier for teams to jump ahead of others; So ALMOST making the playoffs this season doesn't make guarantees for making the playoffs next year; This ain't the Eastern Conference!
25 Jun 2016 17:00:16
Now with roughly 30 mil in cap space they can't add just one high priced player, they need depth to help AD and now Heild
Pelicans - Mike Dunleavy, Taj Gibson
Bulls - Tyreke Evans, Quincy Pondexter
Sign Brandon Jennings 4 yr 50 million
Sign Kent Brzemore 3 yr 40 million
Sign Jeremy Lin 2 yr 25 million
PG - Holiday - Jennings
SG - Heild - Lin
SF - Dunleavy - Brazemore
PF - Davis - Gibson - Cunningham
C - Asik - Diello - Aijanca.
25 Jun 2016 17:06:39
I think Jennings and Lin will want to go somewhere to start.
25 Jun 2016 17:06:56
And no way Dunleavy starts over Bazemore.
26 Jun 2016 02:45:21
I like Bazemore and Jennings signing but not a big fan of the other moves. I think they should target the younger tier free agents like them who can grow and improve rather than established veterans since outside of Davis they don't have any core pieces (Holiday and Evans were supposed to be that but have struggled with injuries) . I think other players they should target are Lance Stephenson, Dion Waiters, Michael Beasley, Terrence Jones. I think keys are a quality backup pg and then just talent and guys who may outperform their contracts.
24 Jun 2016 20:36:17
So I know I posted this a couple days ago, but I think it makes even more sense now.
Butler for Super Mario, Aaron Gordon, Magic's 2017 top 8 protected pick, and the 2019 Laker pick.
2 shooters in Ibaka and Fournier, a great mid range shooter in Vucevic, 2 slashers in EP and Butler. Some good defense with Butler and Serge.
For Chicago: I've always loved Hezonja as a prospect, I'd be super pumped for the team I root for to get him, and Gordon is an athletic marvel that would be great for running fast. I'm not too worried about the starting line up because this would be a reset, and we'd have a year to piece together what our best balance would be going forward.
24 Jun 2016 20:44:10
Chicago wanted the #5 and LaVine for Butler. Minny said no.
If Orlando offered this, it would get done:
Aaron Gordon and 2017 1st
I love how people on this site offer huge deals when in reality, it usually doesn't take that much.
24 Jun 2016 20:58:22
Those reports are disputed. Foreman says they never talked about Butler. That's obviously bull, but I wouldn't believe the reports being put out that GarPax was just begging for Levine and 5 when Thibbs obviously has a lot against the Bulls after last year. The reality is that the Bulls are a huge market with FA draw and top 12 player totally under control 12 million less than what the max will be next year. If the Bulls sign Conley to the max (which is a huge possibility because we're the biggest market competing for him), then they're immediately back in the jumble of teams under the Cavs. It would take real close to my value to move him.
25 Jun 2016 00:44:02
If Butler was worth what Bulls fans think he is worth, he would no longer be in Chicago.
25 Jun 2016 02:18:18
Magic already made one mistake I don't think they should be pressured into making another major deal to justify the first one. That being said if they could make this deal and sign a top free agent then I could rationalize making a deal like this.
25 Jun 2016 03:59:58
Calling him Super Mario doesn't make his value any higher. not sure Orlando has the pieces to get something like this done,
25 Jun 2016 04:17:09
U think Aaron Gordon and a #1 will get it done? Rick James had a public service announcement you should listen to. It might help!
24 Jun 2016 08:34:26
Bulls next moves
Bulls trade Lakers
Lakers get mirotic and Tony Snell
Bulls get j. clarkson
Bulls sign Durant and gasol
Bulls starting line up
Clarkson, grant, caldron
Butler, dunleavy, Valentine
Gasol, Gibson, portis
Lopez, gibson, portis
Bulls would have enough room to make it happen and I think the Lakers trade is even.
24 Jun 2016 09:33:11
Dont think durant would go to the bulls he'd have a better chance winning a championship in OKC or goldenstate and okc can offer a lot more money, clarkson is a free agent so you can go after him in free agency no need to trade anybody away, bulls are entering rebuild mode so signing durant is extremly unlikley they need to fill the roster with young talent and potential so clarksin would actually be a nice fit
24 Jun 2016 15:11:35
Clarkson is s RFA. Lakers have no need for another PF having Randle and Nance and potentially Bass back again.
24 Jun 2016 17:03:35
Randle bass and nance don't make the Lakers have no need for a power forward. None of them scream starter too me.
24 Jun 2016 17:22:36
Like Mirotic is better?
24 Jun 2016 02:57:19
Hearing wolves totally low balled Chicago. Bulls asked for Dunn and lavine, wolves refused offered Rubio, bazz and Dieng. Thibs making friends!
24 Jun 2016 05:39:26
I liked the Dunn and Lavine rumor from a minny side. Not sure why they wouldn't do that.
24 Jun 2016 07:24:16
I don't believe that rumor because Minny would did that quick.
24 Jun 2016 11:27:14
I don't think they ever had any intention of helping Chicago rebuild. Supposedly it was all thibs messing with Chicago's FO.
24 Jun 2016 13:36:16
I would think the personal relationship issues should go out the door if butler was actually available.
Would make me nervous to have thibs running the show if bed let something like that prevent bettering the team.
24 Jun 2016 14:35:54
Couple things: 1st I trust thibs ability to scout, so if he thinks Lavine and Dunn is better for the team going forward, I'm cool with it. Especially since I dig me some Lavine.
2nd there's more of these petty manipulations behind the scenes in all sports than most fans realize.
3rd some of the reports coming out of Chicago when thibs was fired were truly toxic, and I don't necessarily blame him for wanting to stick it to that front office.
24 Jun 2016 01:10:58
With Wolves selecting Kris Dunn do you think they are trading Rubio anytime soon? If that so how about Rubio to Bulls for Mirotic or Mcdermott plus pick?
24 Jun 2016 03:02:07
Sounds like no, Thibs was just trying to stick it to the Bulls with Butler trade talk. And is quoted as saying "they (Rubio and Dunn) can play together"
24 Jun 2016 03:05:45
Nah, Rubio may not be Dynamic, but he's great with the lobs, perfect for Wiggins, Levine, and KAT. Rubio just isn't a starting PG (as the Wolves know) but he'll be great value coming off the bench.
24 Jun 2016 05:20:55
Jalex, Rubio io is a starting PG and the Wolves know that, that's why there are so many rumors surrounding Rubio now.
24 Jun 2016 05:42:29
No he's not. He was your starter, but that doesn't mean he's starter quality, I'd take a Jeremy Linn over him, I don't think Rubio is that far ahead Moore.
24 Jun 2016 06:45:58
Jalex, have you ever watched Rubio play more than 1 game? Have you looked at the advanced stats for Rubio. He is borderline elite on all things a PG should do except shooting.
24 Jun 2016 11:37:07
I hate how selfish Rubio is. I mean here he is on the floor playing point, we build a lead. Then, only thinking of himself, he goes and sits on the bench to take a break and let's the backup come in and almost immediately lose the lead. WHAT A JERK!
24 Jun 2016 00:51:39
Minnesota speeds up the clock and becomes a contender overnight.
Twolves give- #5, Pekovic
Twolves get: Millsap, #12 (could replace 12 with 21)
Minnesota gets a veteran, versatile, two-way all-star to pair with KAT. Still get a lotto pick where they can get D. Murray, Korkmaz or a big like Labissiere.
Hawks after Teague deal look like they're aiming toward future. Not getting a ready to contribute piece for Teague lowers chance at resigning Horford. Millsap is 31 and is in last year of contract (player option 17-18) so his value is diminished but Hawks want something for him. Maybe they give #21 instead of #12 (or don't take on Pekovic) but #12 to #5 is a big jump in talent and they can get Murray/ Hield to pair with Schroeder in back court of future.
Twolves give: Wiggins, Muhammad, Jones
Twolves get: Butler
Twolves reunite Butler with Thibs and get a 26 year old superstar who is basically what Wiggins will become but they get it now allowing them to compete, get playoff experience and great veteran leadership for young guys and more attractive to free agents looking to compete. Get big 3 of Butler, Millsap and KAT but KATs rookie deal gives them flexibility.
Bulls get a younger version of Butler and one of top prospects in the league. Buys them more time so they can be patient and build the team correctly. Also add another decent young player in Muhammad. They may want to dump Gibson too and Twolves add the pick they got from Hawks 12 or 21.
Pg: Rubio, (draft pick (Hawks) or Lawson/ Chalmers)
sg: Lavine, (Afflalo, Gordon or Martin in FA or draft pick)
sf: Butler, ( Rudez, FA)
pf: Millsap ( Bjelica, Gibson if added or draft pick)
c: KAT, (Dieng, Pekovic if can't trade)
I think that would be a title contender with a fair amount of youth. Twolves likely will just be patient but I think this would be an interesting scenario. Not sure about how people feel about trade values so I tried to give additions to further compensate other teams (may still not be enough) .
24 Jun 2016 02:49:16
Cave would sweep them in finals.
23 Jun 2016 21:25:21
chicago - indiana
chi - butler, calderon, gipson
ind - ellis, young, stuckey.
23 Jun 2016 22:27:47
Bulls say no way.
23 Jun 2016 22:35:12
Man, this site does not give Butler enough credit. You want Butler? You better be ready to offer up Myles Turner as the base piece or hang up the phone.
23 Jun 2016 23:08:07
Ya right. Although Pacers were able to swing two favorable trades they can't pull off this heist. Why would Bulls ever consider this trade? They have no pressure to deal Butler and certainly wouldn't do it for this terrible offer.
23 Jun 2016 23:13:37
Bulls say no.
23 Jun 2016 19:34:56
3 way trade Idea Sixers, Bulls, Rockets
Taj Gibson to Sixers
Patrick Beverly to Bulls
Pick 26 to Rockets.
23 Jun 2016 20:05:35
Meh, if we're trading away Taj we are getting younger.
23 Jun 2016 20:12:27
Sixers don't need another big.
23 Jun 2016 20:21:40
Gibson to rockets Beverly to sixers 26 to bulls
23 Jun 2016 23:46:09
Bulls would probably take the pick over Beverly. Would make more sense what Sheeee proposed since I don't know why 76ers would want Gibson but Beverley would be a solid point guard although not a real upgrade on ish smith.
23 Jun 2016 16:31:09
I'm guessing chicago is planning on replacing D. Rose with Rondo or Conley and R. Lopez is replacing Noah. If so, then I understand what they're doing.
23 Jun 2016 18:09:55
i don't understand that move.
D Rose was playing good ball in the end. so why not giving it a try for one more year.
23 Jun 2016 15:59:45
Denver gives up - 7th, 15th, 19th, two seconds this year. Fareid, Nelson
Chicago gives up - butler.
23 Jun 2016 18:11:52
Chicagois not a good destination for Faried and Chicago should give Portis minutes.
23 Jun 2016 15:54:26
Hornets gets: 2nd round pick 2017 (from Bulls)
Knicks gets: 22nd pick, Lamb.
23 Jun 2016 14:57:13
Good shake up for both teams.
Hawks and Bulls
Hawks trade Millsap korver and 12
Bulls trade Butler and McDermott
Now just a dream. and another young star, then maybe.
Hawks sign Durant
Draft Denzel valentine at 21
Draft brogdon in 2nd round
Butler, mcdermott, thj
Splitter, muscala, Taveras
Vote on the trade not the dream.
23 Jun 2016 13:32:55
Butler - 2nd pick and Clarkson
Bulls - Toronto
Gibson and 14# - 9#
Start rebuilding with Ingram, lot of space for FA this year and the next.
23 Jun 2016 14:37:45
Rather keep Clarkson and the 2nd pick.
23 Jun 2016 14:50:39
I like the trade of Gibson to TOR.
23 Jun 2016 15:19:19
As a bulls fan this isn't bad. I don't think it would happen with the Bulls front office. But they would not be good next year and be able to tank for a star player in next a years class as well
23 Jun 2016 15:54:17
Westbrook will be available next year.
23 Jun 2016 09:21:29
Bost: M Gasol
Memphis: Olynyk+ return 1rnd pick Memphis+ future 2rnd pick
=> M Gasol is almost 32y, they're no playoff team if conley leaves. Memphis is a little overpaying, but now they can rebuilt.
Bost: J Butler
Bulls: #3+ Crowder+ A Johnson
=> The Bulls traded D Rose, so i think they're ready to rebuilt. J Butler is a great two way player, but he isn't going to bring them to the finals. Next years draft has potential, so they can go tanking.
Denver: 1rnd pick Bost 17 (swap rights Nets)
=> Boston is overpaying, but they need a player that can rebound
4) sign K Durant
C: M Gasol
SF: K Durant
Sg: J Butler
PG: I thomas
23 Jun 2016 11:15:46
The faried one is the closest if you were actually able to trade swap rights.
23 Jun 2016 12:07:53
The Bulls' situation is interesting.
Butler is signed for three more years, but he already seems to have an edge to him and it's hard to see him being the good soldier through a rebuild. Yet Chicago does not have any building blocks besides him.
On top of everything, Gasol and Noah can't wait to get out the door.
Today is a big day for the Bulls.
23 Jun 2016 15:21:15
Bulls say No. They need those nets picks which they can't even get the 2017 one so no way
23 Jun 2016 15:22:51
That Memphis trade is garbage. Gasol is worth way mike than that.