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30 Mar 2015 14:37:27
Sixers 1sr round draft
Sixers 1st- deangelo russell
Heat 1st- jerian grant
Thunder 1st if we get it- Trey Lyles

30 Mar 2015 12:55:18
Off season
Wiz get Melo Durant Calderon Lamb Morrow McGary Adams Early
Knicks get Wall Nene Webster
OKC get Beal Gortat Porter

Wiz Calderon for Stephenson
Session/Murry/Temple
Stephenson/Morrow/Lamb
Durant/Dekker-18/Early
Melo/Humphries/Blair
Adams/McGary/Upshaw-49

Westbrook/Augustin/Telfair
Beal/Waiters/Singler
Porter/Roberson/Novak
Ibaka/PJ3/Collison
Gortat/Kanter/Diagne-48

Monroe & J.Butler 4yr 64mil
Hardaway for Dunn

Wall/Dunn/Galloway
Butler/Belinelli/Thanasis
Webster/Moute/Thomas
Nene/Towns/Amundson/Acy
Monroe/Towns/Sims

29 Mar 2015 22:17:31
Wolves offseason

Trade Pek to LaL for #27 pick
Trade Martin to OKC for #17 pick

Resign: Hummel, Hamilton, and KG
Sign: Kosta Koufos (3Y, 20M) and KJ Mcdaniels (1Y, 5M)

Draft #1 Karl-Anthony Towns
Draft #17 Sam Dekker
Draft #27 Buddy Heild

Trade all second rounders for cash

Lineup 2015-2016

Rubio/ Lavine/ Brown
Wiggins/ Mcdaniels/ Heild
Muhammad/ Dekker/ Hummel
Towns/ KG/ Payne
Dieng/ Koufus/ Hamilton

30-40 wins

30 Mar 2015 02:21:01
I don't think Koufos would leave Memphis to be a backup in Minnesota, and I don't think LA wants any part of Peks contract

30 Mar 2015 03:10:23
Only real difference is towns. Minus some good players. No way losing pek and Barton and adding just towns increases wins by 15-25

28 Mar 2015 04:47:05
Crazy idea that probably would never happen, but I'll share it.

Rockets get Kevin Durant, Serge Ibaka, Dion Waiters, Steven Adams, and a first round pick

Thunder get Dwight Howard, James Harden, and Donatas Motiejunas

I think it's a somewhat fair trade, all though I'd have to say it favors the Thunder. They reunite Russell Westbrook and James Harden to form the best back court in the NBA (Even better than Steph Curry and Klay Thompson). They also bring in a player who when healthy is easily a top 5 center in the league. Motiejunas would also be a worthy starter on this team. Their starting five would be incredible:

C:Dwight Howard
PF:Donatas Motiejunas
SF:Perry Jones
SG:James Harden
PG:Russell Westbrook

If Durant were healthy, this trade would be more fair. Durant's foot issue definitely hurts his trade value, but I've heard that he's expected to fully recover after this surgery. When healthy, he's a top three player in the league with the potential to get even better. Harden has developed into as good of an offensive player as Durant, but Durant is elite defensively as well. He only has a year left on his contract, but Houston is a pretty big market and Durant played college ball at Texas so I don't see why he wouldn't re-sign. Durant would also remain teammates with several of his OKC pals: Serge Ibaka, Dion Waiters, and Steven Adams.

C:Steven Adams
PF:Serge Ibaka
SF:Kevin Durant
SG:Dion Waiters
PG:Patrick Beverly

I feel like this starting five has a good blend of defense and offense. The Rockets could also use Beverly, Trevor Ariza, and their additional first rounder as trade bait for an upgrade at PG. Waiters would develop into a good scorer alongside Durant and can be a very good defender when he wants to be. Ibaka is an underrated player. He's athletic as anyone in the league and is continuing to develop offensive skills. He's already an elite defender, but has the potential to be an elite offensive player as well. I was high when I came up with the idea and typed this, so tell me how I did.

28 Mar 2015 09:36:00
You basically change the jersey design of Thunder and Rockets

28 Mar 2015 14:03:08
Durant is elite defensively? Major news to me!

28 Mar 2015 19:02:44
Rockets say Hell No

28 Mar 2015 02:02:51
Chi - Okc - Min - Sac

Chi gets KD and Dieng

Okc gets Cousins, McClemore, and Muhhamad

Sac gets Noah and Butler

Min gets Kanter, Robertson, and McDermott


Rose - Snell - KD - Gasol - Dieng

Westbrook - Waiters - McClemore - Ibaka - Cousins

Collison - Butler - Gay - Draft - Noah

Rubio - Wiggins - McDermott - Towns - Kanter

28 Mar 2015 13:29:35
Wolves say no, Kanter has started to play well, but Dieng still has more value than him and Muhammad definitely has more value than Robertson and McDermott

28 Mar 2015 14:06:20
Wolvesfan NO WHERE IS DIENG OF HIGHER VALUE THAN KANTER. Muhammad is never on the court to have value. Stop acting like those two are beasts and highly covered in the nba anywhere except Minnesota. Because they aren't. You'd make out quite well with this trade in getting a young high level center that could realistically grow into a cornerstone of the franchise. Nothing you have in oft injured Muhammad nor decent dieng

28 Mar 2015 14:35:27
You must not watch a Wolves game then, also this is the first time Kanter has shown anything near the potential he is supposed to have and if the Wolves wanted him they could just go after him in free agency. And where did I say these two are beasts? They are both players with only slightly less potential than Kanter himself. And maybe you should check your facts a little bit, Muhammad has been injured once, and it is a torn ligament in his finger at that, and was playing great before the injury, realistically giving him the same potential as Kanter as he is only in his second year

28 Mar 2015 14:49:24
The only thing Kanter has on Dieng is Offense. Dieng is better rebounder, defender and shot blocker. O yea give me Dieng over overrated Kanter anyday

28 Mar 2015 16:22:40
kanter isn't overrated but he is no where near diengs level defensively and dien is no where near kanter offensively

28 Mar 2015 17:29:41
Dieng is better at everything except post moves. But dieng is working on it and getting better. also, Dieng is developing a mid-range jump shot which Kanter can barely dream about

29 Mar 2015 14:05:14
I'm wondering how my stats are off. Didn't muhammad play 37 games last year and 38 games this year? Did he miss all the games last year because he wasn't good enough? I'm sorry I don't really pay attention to role players in small markets that play less than half the games. So perhaps I'm missing something as to how he missed over half the games in his 2 seasons on the league.

27 Mar 2015 20:05:19
OKC-CHI

OKC gets Butler(s&t), Noah, Dunlevey, McDermott

Russ/ Augustine
Butler/ McDermott
Dunlevey/ Singler
Ibaka/ Collison
Noah/ Adams

Chi gets Kevin Durant and Enes Kanter

Rose/ Brooks
Snell/ Hinrich
Durant/ Mirotic
Gasol/ Gibson
Kanter/ Mohammad

27 Mar 2015 20:59:49
Again Bulls get wayyyy too much

27 Mar 2015 09:05:31
Okc nyk cle

Okc get love and shumpert

Ny get thompson and cavs 1st future and
Varejao

Cle get anthony and durant

Trade mozgov and della to houston for howard

Cle
Irving
Durant
James
Anthony
Howard

27 Mar 2015 12:27:00
Then trade a second rounder to the Warriors for curry

27 Mar 2015 08:49:14
Chicago Okc Toronto

Chi get kevin durant

Okc get jimmy butler and terrence ross and raptors future pick

Tor get jeremy lamb and taj gibson

27 Mar 2015 11:11:26
Totally one sided for the Bulls

27 Mar 2015 11:52:52
That is a giid trade. I would love Jimmy Butler be Westbrook's partner when Durant leave and they also get a young athletic sf

27 Mar 2015 08:38:44
Portland get Kevin Durant and Tony Wroten

Wroten
Matthews
Durant
Aldridge
Lopez

Okc get Phila 1st 2015, Por 1st, Nic Batum and Aaron Afflalo

Westbrook/Augustine
Afflalo/Waiters
Batum
Ibaka
Kanter/Adams

Phi get Damian Lillard

Lillard
Pick
Saric/Covington
Noel
Embiid

27 Mar 2015 13:41:42
this could actually work out for all 3 teams. But it won't happen.

27 Mar 2015 14:53:22
Actually a great trade for all teams. But won't happen due to teams not wanting to trade big name stuff.

27 Mar 2015 17:02:05
I wish it would happen though

26 Mar 2015 14:51:16
OKC-CLE-TOR

OKC get: Kevin Love, Terrence Ross, & Grevis Vasquez

pg. westbrook
sg. waiters
sf. ross
pf. love
c. ibaka/kanter

CLE get: Kevin Durant & Steven Adams

pg. irving
sg. jr smith
sf. durant
pf. james
c. mozgov/adams

TOR get: Tristan Thompson (s&t)

pg. lowry
sg. lou-will
sf. derozan
pf. thompson
c. valanciunas

26 Mar 2015 18:21:06
Cmon lebron and kd on the same team. Never will happen.

26 Mar 2015 19:44:00
Lebron & d-wade happened so why not?

26 Mar 2015 23:37:31
Love is really good friends with Westbrook so this could happen but the Thunder would have to know that Love is staying long term for a fact before they'd trade Durant for him.

27 Mar 2015 00:28:18
Lebron and D wade play two different postions. The only way KD and LBJ will play on the same team is if KD comes to the East(ASG).

27 Mar 2015 02:50:16
Yea but lebron and d wade play differ positions and lebron and kd play the same position. It will never happen nor will it ever work out between them.

27 Mar 2015 11:21:44
LeBron can play pg, sg, sf, & pf at any given time. KD can play sg sf and possibly stretch pf

27 Mar 2015 13:48:37
Are we really going to argue about whether or not kd and LeBron will play for the same team. It will never happen so drop it.

27 Mar 2015 19:22:14
LeBron and KD probably never will play on the same team but if they some how did they definitely could make it work as team mates. LeBron would take on more of a point guard kind of role and feed KD the ball. They'd be awfully hard to beat.

27 Mar 2015 23:30:34
Why r u guys still talking about kd and lebron playing together. Kd doesn't want to play with lebron in HIS home town. Kd would rather kick lebrons butt.

26 Mar 2015 08:32:32
Dallas-Oklahoma City-Denver

Dallas get Kevin Durant
sign Rajon Rondo and Tyson Chandler back
sign Aaron Afflalo (would like to take paycut to win a title
waive Felton

Rondo/Barea
Afflalo/Harris
Durant/Jefferson
Nowitzki/Stat/Aminu
Chandler/vet

Okc get Chandler Parsons, Wilson Chandler and Denver 1st round pick

- surround Westbrook with shooters and defensive players

Westbrook/Augustine/pick
Waiters/Lamb/Roberson
Parsons/Chandler/Jones
Ibaka/McGary/Collison
Kanter/Adams

Denver get Monta Ellis and Dallas 1st round pick

Lawson/Nelson
Ellis/Foye
Gallinari/pick/Barton
Faried/Hickson
Nurkic/Lauvergne

26 Mar 2015 18:22:31
Not even a close to a fair trade. Cmon.

26 Mar 2015 01:27:40
76ers / Twolves

I feel a backcourt of the future, two combo guards who are 6'5" and athletic. One who is an elite passer and shooter, one who is a gifted slasher, and both excellent ball handlers. That combination is DeAngelo Russell and Zach LaVine. LaVine has been coming on real strong as of late, and is only 20. Brett Brown would do wonders with this kid. Russell is a floor leader that has the rare quality of being able to score AND making his teammates better. Hinkie is all about upside and youth, and I don't think you could ask for a better young combo to develop into stars. I am willing to overpay for LaVine, based on potential alone.

Sixers trade Lakers protected #1 for LaVine.

Backcourt Russell and LaVine. Frontcourt Embiid and Noel. Wings Covington, Grant(draft winslow, Oubre, Hezonja, or Johnson with a combination of Miamis and OKC;s #1's this year). Still have Saric coming over(like another lottery pick just sitting there).
Minnisota gets ultra value for LaVine. Win/Win.
Im sick of picks, its time for players. All we gave up for the LA pick is MCW.
Comments?

26 Mar 2015 06:00:20
This is just plain stupid, even I know Lavine isn't worth that pick, and while I know he isn't worth that pick, I'm not sure the Wolves would even want to give up Lavine with, as you said, his amazing potential. Lavine is learning how to play the game, and I'm not sure the Wolves would want to restart by getting another rookie, who they might not even see until next year when no one know where that pick will land.

26 Mar 2015 12:17:09
Thats a good trade. I like it. Sixers get a shooting guard and the wolves can get a big.

26 Mar 2015 13:18:02
Highly overvaluing Lavine. Yes I like the kids game but he's not a roy candidate for a reason. Now if you say lakers pick for wiggins then I can see, even if you'll need more to get wiggins. Lavine just is an average player who can dunk right now. Yes he has upside but I can find ten lavine at the fifth spot In a Draft. So no way. Our other idea of trading Miami and okc I like. Good call on all those potential guys too. Winslows I think my favorite with the euro close behind.

26 Mar 2015 14:16:10
Plus this trade would basically be Mcw( trade for lakers pick) for lavine. That's ridiculously bad.

26 Mar 2015 14:25:00
@gosixers26

The Wolves don't need a the Lakers pick to get a big, they have their own pick to get a good prospect. if anything they would end up taking Russell with their pick, which would be higher than the Sixers and a big with the Lakers pick if they got it

26 Mar 2015 14:41:46
Wolvesfan, you cannot seriously be suggesting the Wolves wouldn't trade LaVine for the Laker pick?

26 Mar 2015 15:18:50
Lakers r most likely going to have their pick this year so timerwolves might draft a big with their own pick and if they get lucky next year and get lakers pick in draft then they could go guard.

26 Mar 2015 15:48:08
I'm saying that for the same reasons that jvoug wants Lavine, the Timberwolves would want him too. And there is the likelihood that they won't see the pick for 2 years, and when they do see the pick, knowing that the Lakers like to spend money, it might be a late 1st round pick they get instead of the a lottery pick that they used on Lavine. Plus it would be giving up on a player after 1 year. I know it sounds crazy but looking at it from that angle makes me hesitate. Personally, I think I would rather have guy who has already been in the league and could be the steal of the draft, instead of hoping there is a player similar to him in future drafts.

26 Mar 2015 15:49:30
@gosixers26

The Wolves never get lucky when it comes to the draft

26 Mar 2015 18:29:36
U guys did get KG and love though. And what do u mean wolves didn't get any luck in previous drafts. Do u mean wolves didn't pick the right players or higher picks from the lotto.

26 Mar 2015 18:51:57
I'm completely with you on the big back court. I'm looking for Thomas-Dumars in 6'5" long frames. But Zach Lavine isn't my guy. He's shooting 41% from the floor. That's MCW. I'd rather use my two later picks and move up if necessary to get Grant from ND to go along with Russell.

26 Mar 2015 19:14:03
We don't pick the right players and we never get lucky in the lottery, as bad as the Wolves have been, they have never had the #1 pick

26 Mar 2015 20:17:11
Both teams say no. Lavine has been playing out of his mind while starting (19ppg) and he has a ton of potential. And I don't think susers would do it either

24 Mar 2015 09:54:34
Okc trade with Utah
Kd for Gordon Hayward and favours or gobert

24 Mar 2015 01:02:24
Why not?

Thunder-Warriors-Wolves

Thunder get Curry, Pek, Martin, Muhammad, Hummel, Holiday

Curry/ Augustine
Martin/ Waiters
Muhammad/ Hummel
Ibaka/ Collison
Kanter/ Pek

Warriors get Westbrook, Durant, Lavine

Westbrook/ Livingston
Barnes/ Lavine
Durant/ Igoudala
Green/ FA
Bogut/ Speights

Wolves get Klay Thompson and David Lee

Draft Stanley Johnson

Rubio/ Brown/ Nelson(FA)
Thompson/ Neal/ Kilpatrick
Wiggins/ Johnson/ Budinger
Lee/ Payne/ Bennett
Dieng/ Garnett/ Hamilton

24 Mar 2015 09:28:52
Why not? because everyone say no. and this is so unbelievable

24 Mar 2015 16:39:59
Teams don't trade cornerstone pieces.

24 Mar 2015 22:11:25
@TreGib Sorry didn't know that you can't have fun on a website

23 Mar 2015 18:39:56
NYK-OKC-PHI

NYK get: Kevin Durant & Steven Adams
Free Agents: Pat Beverely, Jimmy Butler, & Greg Monroe

pg. beverly
sg. butler
sf. durant
pf. melo
c. monroe/adams

OKC get: NYK 1st DP 2015 (draft & trade), MIA 1st DP 2015 (via MIA), & NYK 1st DP 2016

Draft: D'Angelo Russell (2nd), Kelly Oubre (11th), & Frank Kaminsky (18th)

pg. westbrook
sg. russell/waiters
sf. oubre/lamb
pf. ibaka/mcgary
c. kanter/kaminsky



PHI get: THJ, Jose Calderon, & 2015 2nd DP NYK

Draft: Emanuel Mudiay (3rd)

pg. mudiay/calderon
sg. thj/wroten
sf. saric/covington
pf. noel
c. embiid

23 Mar 2015 19:01:26
sixers say no deal they just rather keep their picks.

23 Mar 2015 19:50:38
Why do these knick fans keep trying to give the Sixers calderon. The guy has negative value for us. You'd have to give us something to take him. So no deal. Again!!

23 Mar 2015 22:16:02
why would hinkie trade Miamis #1(11-16) for THJ(a backup sg) and calderon(an overpaid old pg). neither one is a good 2-way player with high upside. horrible trade for philly. makes no sense from sixers perspective

25 Mar 2015 12:34:33
And whay about your precious melo. don't melo and kd play the same position.

23 Mar 2015 14:51:34
sixers draft

1st- deangelo Russell to play at point
I doubt we will get lakers 1st
heat 1st- rj hunter because that kid can shoot and has madd range
I doubt sixers will get thunder pick so forget about that
2nd round
draft marshall plumlee from duke, Christmas from Syracuse, and aaron harrison

23 Mar 2015 17:15:58
Plumlee is going to the army, right?

23 Mar 2015 18:14:35
I never heard anything bout plumlee. I just watch his games.

23 Mar 2015 18:22:01
yea he enlisted

23 Mar 2015 19:02:59
that sucks. He could be a starter in the nba.

23 Mar 2015 21:53:20
You just watch games. he could be a starter in the nba. he's averaging 2 pts and 2 boards a game, and this is by FAR his best year of the 3 he's played. And in his last game against a decent opponent. 0 pts and 0 assists. i'm assuming when you claim he's a starter and you 'watch games' you meant when he played a horrible team in robert morris, the 16 seed, got garbage time and got 10 pts and 10 boards, hands down his best game of his career. How about you watch more than just a game against a team outside the top 80 in the nation before you start claiming hell be drafted and an nba starter.

23 Mar 2015 22:03:15
Rj hunter. 1st rd pick because that kid can shoot and has maddddd range.

great shooter. In COLLEGE, where its significantly easier. he's shooting 39% from the field and 30% from 3

awww yeah gosixers, madddddddd range. just because he can physically reach the basket doesn't mean he should be shooting. especially with those horrific numbers.

23 Mar 2015 12:59:45
OKC-LAC-CHA

OKC get: MKG, Noah Vonleh, PJ Hairston, CHA 2016 1st DP, LAC 2016 1st DP, & CHA 2018 1st DP

pg. westbrook
sg. waiters/hairston
sf. mkg/vonleh
pf. ibaka/mcgary
c. kanter/adams


LAC get: Kevin Durant & Lance Stephenson

pg. cp3
sg. stephenson
sf. durant
pf. hawes
c. jordan

CHA get: Blake Griffin & Jamal Crawford

pg. walker
sg. crawford
sf. henderson
pf. griffin
c. jefferson

23 Mar 2015 14:38:20
just stop it. like seriously c'mon.

24 Mar 2015 00:10:43
I think OKC would surround their team with shooters and let Russ run if they were going to trade Durant. MKG can't shoot

23 Mar 2015 03:58:29
NOP-OKC-GS

NOP get Harrison Barnes and David Lee

Holiday/Cole
Gordon/Fredette
Barnes/Babbitt
Lee/Cunningham
Davis/Ajinca

OKC get Draymond Green and Tyreke Evans + GS future 1st rd pick

Westbrook/Augustine
Evans/Waiters/Lamb
Green/Roberson/Jones
Ibaka/McGary/Collison
Kanter/Adams

GS get Kevin Durant and Ryan Anderson

Curry/Livingston
Thompson/Holiday/Barbosa
Durant/Rush
Anderson/Speights
Bogut/Ezeli

23 Mar 2015 12:45:28
there is no scenario where gsw gets durant without giving up thompson or curry

21 Mar 2015 03:11:39
lakers okc trade deal summer lakers get kevin durant okc get nick young robert sacre jordan hill 1rd pick 2015 top4

21 Mar 2015 01:56:42
76ers / Spurs

76ers trade Lakers #1 next year(more valuable in 2017, only 1-3 protected), OKC;s #1 and Covington to spurs for Kawhi Leonard.

Nerlens Noel(23pts/14rb/3 blks/5 stls vs knicks tonight) is playing like a beast!! Noel and Embiid will be something special for years to come. Hinkie, PLEASE don't mess with this frontcourt. if possible, Sixers draft DeAngelo Russell. The more expert analysis I read, Russell looks like the guy for philly. I think only Miami;s #1(11-16)will come into play this year. That means a possibility of 2 number ones next year(OKC's and our own). Draft Grant or Kaminsky with Miami's pick. Find a way to get Dario Saric over here, #1 NBA prospect in entire European league. Leonard would be the rising star on a team full of young studs.
Spurs do it to gain a top(4-8)pick in nexts years lottery, another #1with OKC;s pick, and add a quality young scorer like Covington. Possibly 3 valuable pieces to the rebuild once Duncan and Ginobili call it a career. I know 2 number ones sounds like a lot to give for leonard, but even hinkie said "you can't hit on all your picks". Leonard is only 23 and is an awesome 2-way, high-energy wing.
I think this is fair value and makes sense for both teams.
Comments?

21 Mar 2015 07:26:39
Sixers say no. I really don't think he would be a good fit in philly. And in this trade the sixers r giving up too much. I think its better to just have mcrae and covington to play small forward.

21 Mar 2015 13:01:15
gosixers26. what makes you think leonard wouldn't be a good fit in philly? he fills a position of need, he's young, he scores and defends, has an NBA championship mvp award, and was brought up in the same system s brett brown. I couldn't think of a BETTER fit. Were's the downside?

21 Mar 2015 13:44:31
The Spurs say know. Leonard is proven and basically untradable. Especially for a couple picks. That's the difference between the Spurs and sixers. They don't gamble. Thus they win. Noel is doing great. Against the Knicks and with NO ONE ELSE on the team. Embiid hasn't done a thing. More I hear about him, more I think he's going to be a waste of potential. Lazy. Injury prone. Cares more about fame than winning. I think at some point the sixers will need to have an environment where free agents want to come. Until then, they won't win. Heinke wants full credit for building the team through the draft but has done nothing to prove he will do that except have a few project prospects and trade away the rookie of the year. Sadly, sixers will likely be awful for a couple more years and then move on without heinke.

21 Mar 2015 14:16:36
Jvoug. While I definately see the interest in Leonard it's giving up a ton to get a guy who's going to be making a ton next year. I just don't know if he's a star player. I do see why the Spurs would do it. They need to restock the team due to age. Duncan and parker can play for a few more years maybe. But three more?? Seems like a stretch. This would give them assets to rebuild ASAP.

21 Mar 2015 14:18:47
Actually stretch what I said earlier. I thought the Sixers where including their own pick this year. If it's only the lakers pick okc pick and covington then I'd definately do that. Fills a hole we need and still let's us draft a Russell or mudiay. Hopefully.

21 Mar 2015 14:43:12
He's a good fit. I think you're completely over paying.

I looked at his stats. He's really a 13ppg and 6rpg player. He boosted his scoring by shooting more, and reducing his field goal efficiency from 52% to 46%.

The Lakers pick could be the #1 pick in the draft. I don't trade that unless I'm getting a real game changing stud. I mean someone that you know for certain is getting you 20 every night. I want the guy Leonard is trying to stop.

21 Mar 2015 15:49:42
phillyrich1. It is IMPOSSIBLE for the Lakers pick to be #1 overall next year, it is 1-3 protected. Best case scenario is between #4-8. And everybody boosts their scoring by shooting more, really? He's 23, a lockdown defender, a scoring wing that we need, an NBA champion MVP, and essentially we would be getting him for MCW(the laker pick), eating one year of javale McGee contract(the OKC pick), and a nice role player in Covington. I do it in a second.

21 Mar 2015 17:48:01
No point for sixers to make this trade

21 Mar 2015 21:01:01
No point for sixers to get players in which they can win. And he averaged those stats with Duncan. Manu. Parker. Yes it's less than say mcw. But then again sixers fans are used to bloated stats due to no good teammates. Ergo they think they have the best players in the league yet somehow the worst record in the league. Mmmmk

22 Mar 2015 03:51:59
Actually have to agree with part of "personal pans" post. Leonard is someone philly could win with. A proven winner and would bring great young leadership to the sixers. Don't think it actually would ever happen, but if it does philly lands a great piece to the rebuild.

22 Mar 2015 12:10:21
jvoug: I completely understand that this year the Lakers pick is top 5 protected and that next year its top 3 protected. But after that its UNPROTECTED. (In my above post I never referenced next year. I was looking an additional year down the road.)

The Lakers very easily could be in the top 3 next year, leaving the Sixers with a rare unprotected pick from a bad team. With Kobe on the way out and breaking down, its not a crazy idea that the Sixers get a shot at the first pick in the summer of 2017.

As for Leonard, I think he's a good player. I just think you're offering too much. To me he's the last piece of the puzzle. But the Sixers don't yet know what pieces they have.

I say we shake hands and go our separate ways. I like your guy. I just am not ready for the price tag you're suggesting.

22 Mar 2015 14:44:57
I think a fair trade makes both teams think hard, and measure the pros and cons. This is a fair trade IMO. can't wait to see the sixers next year with a healthy embiid and noel upfront. should be a fun year!

22 Mar 2015 15:56:00
Jvoug: Agreed. They have the toughest pieces in place- the bigs- (assuming Embiid is healthy, and awesome).
They also have a what I think will be a deep bench in place and at reasonable cap numbers.
If they get two of the PG, SG or SF in this draft, they'll be ready to go.
And don't forget that Saric is stashed overseas and they have the Lakers pick in the bank, maybe the OKC pick in the bank and cap space.
Just think of where they were two years ago: a young talent at PG, average talent after that, no cap space, no picks, middle of the pack.

 
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