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28 May 2016 17:01:12
Hawks get Anthony
Knicks get Exum, Burks, #10, and #21
Jazz get Teague, Splitter, Hardaway
Schroder/ Vet FA/ Hinrich
Exum/ Calderon/ Grant
Bazemore/ Prince (#21)
Lopez/ O'Quinn/ Labissiere (#10)
Favors/ Lyles/ Booker
28 May 2016 17:12:22
I'm assuming you mean the #12 jazz pick, Bucks have pick #10. But Jazz say no to this deal.
28 May 2016 17:34:04
The value is ok, but the Jazz shouldn't trade young players for older.
28 May 2016 15:40:52
Clippers - Raptors - Knicks
Clippers - Anthony, Patterson
Raptors - Griffin, Lopez
sign Gerald Green
Knicks - Carroll, Valanciunas, 9th pick, 25th pick
draft D Murray, T Maker
stretch Calderon sign Jennings
28 May 2016 16:29:06
No need for the raptors. the knicks and clippers would make the simple deal of anthony for griffin with a few extras to complete the deal. Knicks have no need for carroll or valanciunas.
28 May 2016 16:56:28
Tor should also give som future picks
17 pickk to the Knicks
19 pick to LA.
28 May 2016 14:14:41
Kings - Sixers - Celtics
Kings - Noel, Smart, 24th, 26th pick
Sixers - 3rd pick, McLemore
Celtics - Cauley-Stein, 8th pick, Covington
28 May 2016 16:36:59
The Celtics will not give up the #3 unless Cousins is in the deal.
28 May 2016 07:41:41
Long before the Cavaliers made the NBA FInals and began to gel so well together the way they have been in this year's playoffs, there were major rumors flying around that a major re-tooling was needed in Cleveland involving either Kevin Love, Kyrie Irving or possibly both changing sceneries. It was looking more and more likely that the two of them didn't have the mental toughness or capacity to help LeBron win another championship. Well things seem to have changed since then, however, should the Cavaliers lose in convincing fashion to either the Thunder or the Warriors in the finals, those re-tooling talks, as unnecessary and unlikely that they are, might start back up again. Here are a few combo trades for the Cavaliers to consider shall the unlikely talks start back up again:
Cleveland Cavaliers get: Jeff Teague and Paul Millsap
Atlanta Hawks get: Tristan Thompson and Kyrie Irving
Cleveland Cavaliers get: Marc Gasol
Memphis Grizzlies get: Kevin Love
Granted, these two trades would be dependent on whether the Hawks re-sign Al Horford and whether the Grizzlies re-sign Mike Conley. If either should occur, it's unlikely that either the Hawks nor the Grizzlies would be willing to give up their star players, regardless of the fact that they would be getting a star in return. However, if Horford and Conley don't re-sign with their current teams, these two trades would be smart for the Cavaliers to consider. They would get a fairly young point guard to control the offense effectively and two excellent two-way big men who can score and distribute effectively on offense and defend the post on the defensive end of the court. Both men are 31 so they are not exactly spring chicken, but they are young enough to team up with James over the next 4-5 years in an effort to help him win a championship before his prime years expire.
Cleveland Cavaliers get: Carmelo Anthony
New York Knicks get: Kevin Love
Cleveland Cavaliers get: Chris Paul
Los Angeles Clippers get: Kyrie Irving
Put all the "SuperFriends SuperTeam" off to the side, these two trades would make a lot of sense for all the teams involved. First of all, the Knicks and Clippers would get younger with Love and Irving. Second of all, the Clippers would continue to compete over the next few years with Irving running the offense. Finally, the Cavaliers would get arguably the best playmaking point guard in the league along with arguably the most productive scorer in the league not named Curry. Similar to the first option, both Paul and Anthony are older than Irving and Love, but with age comes experience, and I'm sure James would be honored to be playing and attempting to win a few more championships alongside his two close friends, especially if they figured out a way for the fourth friend to join them in Cleveland.
28 May 2016 00:25:04
NYK/ ATL/ LAC
NYK get Blake Griffin and Jeff Teague
-sign Batum max
-sign Jeff Green 3yr/ 33mil
Pg Teague/ Galloway
Sg Batum/ Thomas/ Vujacic
Sf Green/ Early
Pf Griffin/ Williams
Ce Porzingis/ Seraphin/ FA
ATL get Robin Lopez, JJ Reddick and Jerian Grant
Pg Shroeder/ Grant
Sg Reddick/ THJ
Sf Bazemore/ Sefolosha
Pf Millsap/ Muscala/ Scott
Ce Lopez/ Splitter
LAC get Carmelo Anthony, Kyle Korver, Aaron Afflalo and Kyle Oquinn
Pg Paul/ Rivers
Sg Korver/ Crawford
Sf Afflalo/ Johnson/ Pierce
Pf Anthony/ Oquinn/ Mbah
Ce Jordan/ Aldrich.
28 May 2016 00:05:47
Bradley Crowder Johnson 16 23 51 58
Thomas/ Smart/ Rozier
Hield-3rd/ Hunter/ Brogdon-45th
Melo/ Young/ Prince-31st
Horford/ Jerebko/ Mickey
Lopez/ Olynyk/ Hammons-35th
Conley and Howard maxed out
Conley/ Wroten/ I. Taylor-58th
Bradley/ Richardson-16th/ Antetokounmpo
Crowder/ Luwawu-23rd/ Early
Porzingis/ Johnson/ Bolomboy-51st
Howard/ O'Quinn/ Hernangomez
Both teams can challenge cavs, potential 2nd and 3rd seed.
28 May 2016 01:43:53
No way the Celtics take Anthony. They don't play iso-ball.
28 May 2016 07:32:21
No way the Knicks trade Anthony and Lopez for that collection of garbage picks and role players.
27 May 2016 21:10:14
Boston gets Jimmy Butler
Chicago gets 3rd overall pick, olynyk, crowder and additional 1st rounder (s)
Boston gets a true star in Butler who along with smart and Bradley would make an absolutely amazing defense, Butler also gives the Celtics a one-two punch with him and Thomas.
Rose and Butler did not work well together last year. Also the ceiling of this current team is not a contender. With Crowder, Olynyk the additional pick (s) and the 3rd overall pick, the Bulls get players who better fit hoibergs offense and provide a better future for the Bulls.
27 May 2016 21:27:05
If it was Smart I would do the deal, also depending if those additional 1st don't include the Brooklyn or Memphis picks.
27 May 2016 17:33:25
Potential knicks off season.
Assume Afflalo and Williams opt out.
That puts them at 60million, including the cap holds for early and galloway.
Ideally, i'd say try and trade oquinn and calderon for non-guarenteed crap, that would open up another 11.6 million. Not realistic though. Probably could trade Oquinn and then stretch calderon.
This would give approximately 50million in payroll.
So the knicks have Porzingis, Melo, Lopez, Grant, Early, Gallow, Wroten and 42million in cap space.
I would give 4 x 20 to batum
I would give 3 x 13 to Rondo
Then you have about 9 million left to spread among the final 3 players. I mean, even if you don't get rid of OQuinn or stretch Calderon. this is still possilbe and likely the best scenerio.
That is a solid rotation.
27 May 2016 18:23:49
Rondo would be perfect for Porzingis but not so sure how he would fit with Melo as both need the ball to be effective.
27 May 2016 18:25:01
Maybe try trading melo but just not sure if you can get anything of value for a declining player getting paid $25 mil for the next 4 years.
27 May 2016 20:56:48
1st - melo and rondo would be great. Rondo doesn't shoot much at all. He is actually the exact type of pg that would work great with melo. Get him the ball in the spots he needs it to be gotten. No issues there.
2nd - Melo has max, 3 years left on the contract. There is an ETO after the 2nd year. so yeah, not really that daughnting. On top of this. declining how? He averaged 22 pts a game, while having the second best rebounding year of his career, the best passing/ assist year of his career. If you are going to say declining because his points dropped to 13th in the league. ok. but you probably shoudl take into account that all the rest of his game was more team oriented and he had the worst pg play of his career. Which matters when trying to score.
Knicks would be perfectly wise to keep melo, build around porzingis, and snag 1 or two upp[er level FA and they are right in the picture again.
27 May 2016 21:34:05
That is realistic Mike. Like that you post your own idea. Finally.
28 May 2016 00:25:09
I've posted my own ideas before. Just not too many trade options going on. If you actually pay attention. It's usually just the same people restating the same trade. Every day. If you want I'll just repost this every other day if that'll appease you If not. I'll stick to occasional posts when actual events happen to make them plausible. Thanks.
28 May 2016 00:43:26
Why would the Knickes trade O'Quinn? He's on a cheap contract and he's young.
26 May 2016 22:44:56
Knicks - Celtics
Knicks trade: Carmelo Anthony
Celtics trade: Marcus Smart, Jae Crowder, #16 pick and #23 pick.
26 May 2016 23:19:48
Anthony is a ball hog.
Danny Ainge would be run out of town if he traded two starters and two No.1s for him.
26 May 2016 23:31:47
i'm a Celtics fan and not a chance they do this and not a chance anyone in boston wants to see Carmelo on their home floor!
26 May 2016 23:45:16
I think that's too much for Melo. I think he'd be a great fit in Boston but I think his value isn't great for a superstar on the wrong side of 30 who has shown he can't carry a team, doesn't play much defense and does a lot of iso stuff. I also don't see Knicks getting many more offers from other teams since most teams are looking for younger superstars. If this truly is Melo's value then Celtics are better off going for one of those younger superstars like George or Butler.
27 May 2016 00:09:08
Melo is worth about half that package.
27 May 2016 13:27:40
With that said he be your best player since Paul Pierce. Those other player don't attract TOP TIER FAs unless C's overpaid for them But Smrt contract is favorable. Bradley makes more sense from C's POV.
27 May 2016 14:05:32
I think Boston passes. Too much value going away to tkae on melo and his terrible contract.
26 May 2016 19:39:24
Suns trade Brandon Knight, TJ Warren, Archie Goodwin and 4th overall pick 2016 draft to Pacers for Paul George
Suns trade 28th and 34th pick 2016 draft to Knicks for top 10 protected 2017 1st round pick.
26 May 2016 20:03:47
Knicks can't trade their pick since they don't have one this year.
26 May 2016 20:53:53
You have to include Booker and maybe even Len.
26 May 2016 21:58:11
I believe its going to take more than that to get George. Suns definitely have assets to get him with fair amount of young assets and 3 1sts in this years draft. Idk if they have good enough pieces in place (especially after trading for him) to warrant getting him however.
27 May 2016 03:54:00
Reasonably sure PHX won't move Booker in any deal. not even for George. Agree that teams such as Boston can put together a more enticing package for him that the Suns are willing to do.
26 May 2016 15:09:09
Boston Sixers Knicks
A rare situation where a inter division trade could work.
Boston trade crowder and smart
Boston get carmelo and noel
Sixers trade Noel and 24 and 26.
Sixers get crowder
Knicks trade melo
Knicks get a 24 and 26 and smart.
This seems like fair value all around to me.
26 May 2016 15:20:48
Knicks say no. They rather have crowder and smart i think.
26 May 2016 15:29:00
Celtics aren't giving enough.
26 May 2016 15:30:05
Crowder is a good fit in Philly, but i think they could get more for Noel and those picks.
I Like the Knicks rebuilding around Porzingis, trading C Anthony for young pieces and go tanking for one more year.
I Like this for Boston too. Noel is the catch and C Anthony the bonus. He could be really good in leading this team into the playoffs.
Personally i like Noel more than Okafor, so i would keep Noel and trade Okafor.
26 May 2016 15:47:51
Knicks would be lucky to get anything of value for Melo.
26 May 2016 15:48:24
Was hoping to see Smart-Noel for the 79th time.
26 May 2016 16:15:13
Guys like Crowder can be found in the second round. Celtics aren't giving enough to get two legit players.
26 May 2016 16:53:16
I will say this. If melo would limit his role a bit he can still score with the best of them. And Noel at center is the complimentary center piece that group of Thomas, Bradley, melo, and sullinger could use.
Celtics get a great return. They really only lose smart as crowder is replaced by melo. Meanwhile the Celtics keep the third pick.
Knicks need as many young players as they can get. 24 and 26 give them two picks in the first round when they had zero before. And smart is a nice defensive guard to grow with.
Sixers get crowder who is a vet on a decent deal. He plays hard and may still have upside in a more intrigue role like hell have on the Sixers next year. They need wings and crowder is a solid option ona decent deal.
Celtic might have to give up James young or rodier to the Sixers to make the deal more fair looking back at it which I think they would do to get two guy to take them further in the playoffs.
26 May 2016 17:53:00
Sixers get #16 and it's a deal.
26 May 2016 18:35:56
I love the trade for Celtics as they're getting their defensive big and superstar go-to scorer that they've been looking for past few years. That being said they aren't giving up enough especially when you consider that they are the big winners of a trade like this happening as it checks two key boxes for them. I also think that if Celtics were going to go for Anthony they might as well go all in and trade the 3rd pick instead of Crowder who is a gritty, very versatile 3-D type player that could be a key cog for the team. I think some of their young guys (Hunter, Rozier, Young, Mickey, Olynk) could be attractive to rebuilding teams like Knicks without Melo and 76ers. I'm not sure how much cap-space Celtics would have left but if they could get someone like Horford after this deal I think they should overpay since a lineup of Thomas, Bradley/ Crowder, Melo, Horford, Noel would be a title contender imo with a great blend of offensive (especially perimeter offense) while having great defensive flexibility. They could even play small ball with Thomas, Bradley, Crowder, Melo, Horford which would be a devastating lineup. Still decent amount of youth and Melo and Horford have style of games that should age well. Thomas, Bradley and Crowders' comically cheap contracts are the key to this.
26 May 2016 21:11:14
They would not have the cap room after adding Anthony to get hortford unless then unload some cash like crowder.
Noel is a cheaper option to fill two holes in one trade. Get a defensive center and a scorer.
26 May 2016 21:12:46
Knicks couldn't get smart and crowder for Anthony.
He isn't worth that. He's got to big of a contract.
Why would Boston help the Knicks out. The only way they do this deal is if they get Noel and Anthony.
26 May 2016 14:38:27
MIL/ NYK/ ATL
MIL get Robin Lopez and Aaron Afflalo (assuming he doesn't opt out)
NYK Greg Monroe and Jeff Teague
ATL get MCW, Kyle Oquinn and Jerian Grant.
26 May 2016 14:44:43
Knicks and Hawks should do this
Why would Milwaukee do this?
Maybe the Knicks should offer a swap option in the 2017 draft to them.
26 May 2016 16:11:12
No from Milwaukee.
26 May 2016 18:47:21
ATL will get significantly better offers for Teague imo so they wouldn't be interested in this deal. I think Robin Lopez would be a much better fit than Monroe as he can be a rim protector and solid rebounder and if you include Afflalo I like the deal for Milwaukee. Afflalo gives them much needed veteran presence and shooting as well as depth and solid defense. Monroe also makes decent sense for Knicks giving them a relatively young big man that's a scoring threat although I think it would hurt Porzingis' development as he would not get the ball as much, be relegated to perimeter more and be forced to cover Monroe a lot defensively.
26 May 2016 18:49:20
Monroe's trade value doesn't seem all that great right now (I think they're better off just keeping him) but Lopez is coming off a good year and Afflalo would make a valuable rotation player that is good in areas the Bucks lack.
25 May 2016 13:08:39
Knicks realistic summer plan
Now that a Jeff Hornacek looks like he's in place as
head coach and for record I'm quite pleased with that anyone then Kurt Rambis, I would then get Patrick Ewing as his assistant coach.
Buy a 2nd round draft pick and draft a small forward
Aaron Afflalo and Derrick Williams don't use their player options
Stretch Provison Jose Calderon's last year of his contact if can't trade him for a future 2nd round pick.
Resign Lance Thomas, Derrick Williams, Sasha Vujacic and Langston Galloway
Sign Kurt Bazemore, Jamal Crawford, David Lee and Willy Hernangomez
Roster for 2016/ 17 season
Pg Wroten/ Grant/ Galloway
Sg Bazemore/ Crawford/ Vujacic
Sf Anthony/ Thomas/ Draft pick
Pf Porzingis/ Williams/ Lee
C Lopez/ O'Quinn/ Hernangomez.
25 May 2016 13:48:44
Unfortunately the Knicks would still be awful.
Trade melo! If you can.
25 May 2016 14:13:19
Sounds like Hornacek will want to run more, so I would rather see a high tempo Point Guard than Bazemore. I don't know that Wroten is a PG, I feel like he would be better suited in a Jamal Crawford type roll. I'm not saying what you have above isn't reasonable though, I think it could be a realistic offseason for the Knicks.
25 May 2016 15:18:41
It's realistic, but they should trade Melo.
25 May 2016 15:48:43
Not bad. Only thing is need a pg. should have cap to snag a pg like Jennings or rondo. Definitely a playoff contender at least.
26 May 2016 02:41:00
Pretty underwhelming offseason and I'm not sure if this is enough to get them in the playoffs. However, I think its pretty realistic as Knicks aren't going to make any noise unless they move Porzingis or Melo.
24 May 2016 20:04:47
SAC/ ATL/ BOS
SAC get Paul Millsap, Jae Crowder, Jeff Teague, BKN pick 2018 and 2017 BOS 1st round pick
Pg Teague/ Collison
Sg McLemore/ Bellineli
Sf Crowder/ Brown (8th)
Pf Millsap/ Casspi
Ce WCS/ Koufos
ATL get 3rd pick and Rudy Gay
Pg Shroeder/ Hinrich
Sg Bazemore/ Sefolosha/ THJ
Sf Gay/ Korver
Pf Bender/ Scott
Ce Horford/ Muscala
BOS get Demarcus Cousins
Pg Thomas/ Smart/ Rozier
Sg Bradley/ Hunter
Sf Turner/ 16th pick/ Young
Pf Sullinger/ Olynyk
Ce Cousins/ Johnson/ Zeller.
24 May 2016 20:33:19
The value isn't terrible. The one thing I'd mention: there's absolutely no chance horford resigns with Atlanta if they blow it up.
24 May 2016 20:58:35
I don't think Boston would give Crowder to Sac but I do believe they'll offer him to the Bulls in part of a trade.
Boogie is on the back burner I think, KD is their 1st option and if that can happen then Crowder will go to the Bulls in a trade for Butler and keep Amir and use Mickey more. No matter how you look at it the C's need to unload half the team and.
24 May 2016 21:01:36
So Boston gives up a starter (Crowder) perfected fitted to today's NBA, two lottery picks ans another first-round pick for Cousins? I don't think so.
Cousins's value is dropping like a stone.
24 May 2016 18:15:26
Chi: Bradley+3# Bender+ 1rnd pick Nets17
Indy: Crowder+ I Thomas+T Gibson+ 1rnd pick Nets 18+ 1rnd pick Memphis 19
Boston: J Butler+ PGeorge
SF: P George
C: M Turner
SG: M Ellis
PG: I Thomas
C: Portis/ Bender
PF: Bender/ Mirotic
SF:McDermott/ T Snell
SG:M Beasly/ T Snell
Draft D Smith and J Jackson in 17.
24 May 2016 19:16:59
I think that these would need to be separate deals. But then I also think that neither of them is enough to get Butler or George.
24 May 2016 19:57:44
So was the garnet and allen trade. I'm an Indy fan and I hate losing George. But I like this Package.
24 May 2016 20:30:59
Yeah but Garnett and Allen were both on the ends of their primes. George and Butler are right in the middle of theirs.
24 May 2016 21:00:52
Boston says NO NO NO!
25 May 2016 00:33:19
comme on, Boston receive two superstars and becomes a contender.
24 May 2016 17:12:38
Celtics two trades that must be made
Trade 1: "TRADING DOWN FOR TEAM NEEDS"
Celtics trade: #3 Brooklyn pick, 2018 Boston 1st rounder, 2019 Memphis 1st, 2020 boston 1st (top 20 protected) Rj Hunter, #35 Minny pick, #45 Memphis pick, 2017 Cleveland 2nd rounder, 2019 Detroit 2nd rounder, 2020 Miami 2nd rounder
Celtics receive: Willie Cauley-Stein, #6 Pelicans pick, and Alonzo Gee (cut)
Sactown trades: Willie Cauley-Stein, #8 Own pick, and Ben Mclemore
Sactown receives #3 Brooklyn pick, 2018 Boston 1st round pick, 2019 Memphis 1st, 2020 boston 1st (top 20 protected) Rj Hunter, #35 Minny pick, 2017 Cleveland 2nd rounder 2019 Detroit 2nd rounder
New Orleans trades: #6 Own pick, Alonzo Gee
New Orleans receives:#8 Sactown pick, Ben Mclemore, #45 Memphis pick, 2020 Miami 2nd rounder
The Why? :
New Orleans: The Pelicans are able to trade down and pick two spots later along with a young SG with upside in Mclemore that can replace Eric Gordon. They can select Jakob Poeltl giving them a true center
Sactown: They would miss out on Kris Dunn staying at #8 but a strong move to move up to #3 gives them a player they want. They do have to give up some value WCS and Mclemore, but the Kings aren't impressed with Mclemore and were rumored to be shopping him at the deadline last year.
Boston: Boston trades down from #3 to #6 and is able to pick up WCS a defensive C which the C's need desperately, and a high potential SF in Brown.
Trade #2: "TRADING UP FOR NEEDS"
Boston trades: #16 Dallas pick and #23 Own pick, and #51 Miami pick
Utah: Trades down to pick up extra draft picks to continue to build team.
Boston: The C's move up to draft Denzel Valentine a need at SG.
Final draft pick #31 (3 possibilities) 1.Thon Maker 2.Zhou QI 3.Anti ZIzic Either as draft and stash or Developing big men.
Team after the draft:
C: WCS-Olynyk (#31 pick: see above)
Free agents to be
C-Zeller and Sullinger.
24 May 2016 19:15:48
I love WCS coming here, thought he was the perfect fit. But we still need scoring and play making with the roster you provided. For me I think there is no way we let Turner go, he is our best play maker. And then we need to get another scorer. As you probably saw in the playoffs, once Atlanta locked up on Thomas we had no one else who could score. That is the first move we need to address this offseason, then we look for a shot blocking center.
24 May 2016 20:21:55
Wait am I reading this right? (I am seriously asking)
Celtics are giving up all these assets for WCS and the possibility of drafting Valentine? Why?
24 May 2016 21:02:43
Valentine is Turner just a better shooter, but a lesser defender.
24 May 2016 13:40:08
Atl: G Hill+ T Ariza+ 1rnd pick NY17
Knicks: J Harden+ McDaniels
Hou: M Ellis+ C Anthony
Indy: Teague+ T Splitter
resign Horford and Bazemore
SG: Bazemore/ Korver/ G Hill
PG: Schroeder/ G Hill
SF: P George
SF: C Anthony
SG: C Brewer/ M Ellis
PG: M Ellis/ Beverly.
24 May 2016 14:33:31
Knicks can't trade their 2017 pick.
24 May 2016 15:05:31
They can do this after the draft.
24 May 2016 13:19:05
Rockets get Lopez Calderon-exp 35th 45th
Knicks get Bradley Johnson 31st 51 58
Celtics get Howard
Thomas/ Smart/ Rozier
Hield-4th/ Hunter/ Richardson-16th
Crowder/ Young/ Luwawu-23rd
Horford/ Sullinger/ Mickey
Howard/ Olynyk/ Zeller
Brewer for Sixers late
Beverly/ Calderon/ Barber-45th
Harden/ McDaniels/ Selden-43rd
Ariza/ Dekker/ Prince-26th
Anderson/ Harrell/ Bolomboy-37th
Lopez/ Capela/ Hammons-35th
Rondo/ Wroten/ Freddette
Afflalo/ Bradley/ Hart-58
Melo/ Thomas/ Gbinije-45
Johnson/ O'Quinn/ T. Makers-31st
Porzingis/ Gasol/ Hernangomez.
24 May 2016 14:13:33
SO the celtics will trade for a guy they can sign?
24 May 2016 14:35:43
Bradley may be worth more than Howard, a guy they can just sign anyways.
24 May 2016 07:12:31
Lakers trade: #2 pick
Celtics trade: #3 pick and Crowder
Lakers draft Bender
Celtics draft Ingram
24 May 2016 09:02:59
It makes a lot of sense.
24 May 2016 09:57:39
They should give one of the Nets picks and take Young's contract
LA: Crowder+ Bender+ 1rnd pick Nets 17
Boston: Ingram+ Young.
24 May 2016 10:57:52
The 17th 1rd pick is too much. Young they could do.
24 May 2016 13:38:39
Seriously gasupo. Unrealistic. Especially because many are considering bender among he same potential as Simmons and Ingram. Celtics would be better off sticking with crowder and bender.
24 May 2016 13:51:20
I really like this trade for la. You miss on Ingram but crowder is solid and still young and developing. Plus they get bender who could be a perfect fit for them at center with randle.
24 May 2016 18:03:57
If the Lakers are sold in Bender, then I'd say go for it (with Young included in the deal) . But it'd be hard to pass up on Simmons or Ingram.
I don't think this happens also because of Jim Buss. He has to make moves to get the Lakers on the right track quickly or he loses his job. He doesn't have the time to wait for Bender t develop.
24 May 2016 18:21:28
Bender is a nobody. He has done literally nothing. He's drafting that high because so many teams need a big and more importantly don't need anymore smalls. Bender has done nothing to warrent that high of a pick for any other reason except for fit. On a talent scale he's not in the top eight. But on a big man scale he's the first big off the board.
24 May 2016 01:49:23
Trades: Bradley, #23
Recieve: Monroe, Singler
Gets a talented post scorer and backup wing.
Thomas/ Smart/ Rozier
Turner/ Hield/ Hunter
Crowder/ Jerebko/ Singler
Sullinger/ Sabonis/ Olynyk
Monroe/ Zeller/ Johnson
Trade: Monroe, Henson
Recieve: Joseph, #9, Powell
Get a starting point guard and a good defender and three point shooter, along with another top 10 pick. Save cap to try and sign either a starting center or bench depth.
Trade: Ibaka, Singler
Recieve: Bradley, Henson, #23
Get a starting SG that can shoot and defend. Move Kanter to PF. Get rid of Singler's contract. Sign a stretch 4.
Westbrook/ Foye/ Payne
Kanter/ FA/ Collison
Adams/ Henson/ Stone
Trade: Joseph, Powell, #9
Get a much improved starting lineup with Ibaka. Resign Derozan and Biyambo.
#27 D. Jackson, T. Ulis, or D. Murray