30 Apr 2016 01:17:08
Thunder get Miles, #20 pick, and a future 2nd
-Sign Darrell Arthur, Steve Blake
-Draft Thon Maker
Westbrook/ Payne/ Blake
Roberson/ Miles/ Morrow
Durant/ Singler/ Huestis
Ibaka/ Arthur/ Maker
Adams/ McGary/ Collison
Pacers get Kanter
-Sign Matt Barnes
-Draft Jake Layman (#50)
Hill/ Lawson/ Young
Ellis/ Stuckey/ Robinson
George/ Barnes/ Layman
Turner/ Allen/ Christmas
Kanter/ Mahinmi/ Whittington.
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30 Apr 2016 01:17:08
29 Apr 2016 12:07:49
Celtics gets: Kanter, Singler, 2nd
Thunder gets: Johnson, Bradley
Celtics gets a young big that can score and rebound that is ready to start in this league. Also gets Singler on a small contact that can be a backup for Crowder. Giving up Bradley is tough but with multiple small guards they don't necessarily need him.
Thunder gets a great defender in Bradley and a expiring unguarteed deal in Amir Johnson. If they waive Johnson they will have enough money to sign Horford before resigning Durant. But for now they keep Johnson as backup center.
29 Apr 2016 16:39:53
I don't like Kanter and feel like he is just a stat stuffer with no substance and only quantity. But I wouldn't mind this deal. It definitely brings in something we need. But I would try and change it up a little because if we lose Johnson we lose the only player on our team that is a shot blocker. But I wouldn't mind it. But personally, as I hate Smart I would prefer to keep Bradley and trade Smart instead.
28 Apr 2016 07:01:42
Durant signs two year Max with player option in thunder.
Lakers draft Ingram and pay Whiteside max. Then resign all players to decent one year deals.
Lakers get second pick in 2017 draft and get Harry Giles. then trade Williams for a future second round. Extend young. Have major cap. Have Russell, randle, whitside , clarkson, Ingram, pick 32 2016,Giles, Nance, brown, pick 32 2017. That's about 52 used with 10 players and 4 potential stars in Russell, clarkson, Ingram, Giles, and star in Whiteside. Cap should be at 115 is my estimate. They would have about 60 mil in cap. Sign harden and Durant. plus can sign a couple veterans to fill roster.
Giles/ randle/ nance
Whiteside/ giles/ randle
Lakers would be showtime again.
28 Apr 2016 13:20:27
Again, zero thought. No to all that. And if your plan is to have whiteside come over to be the second worst team in the league, he won't. He wants to win.
Also, how can you possibly claim you have a team of 3 potential stars and one current star next year but you are the second worst in the league? You do realize, if you have players. And your team keeps sucking. It's usually indicative of the players. Durant and harden aren't leaving to go to what will be the second worst team in the league. Again. Based off your statement. Free agents care if teams of stars are always the second worst in the league. They won't go.
28 Apr 2016 16:51:36
Players choose teams that they feel they can make better, like I said last year has nothing to do with where a free agent chooses to pay especially if it's a whole new team. LBJ left Mia and just went to finals to join Cleveland who just won lottery. Stat joins NY with no one there. Melo wanted new York to gut roster to trade for him. Boston went from lottery to win in 08. Point is teams can do poor and become title contenders. Bash lakers all you want but you know the always do great things and if Kobe would never got hurt Lakers would been different. If they would got Paul Lakers would been different team. So Lakers have valuable reasons to be this poor. Your on some type of stuff if you think durant and harden w join this team along with other players would be second worse that's worse then what bensimmons would say. Just because you get second pick don't mean you the second worse team Cleveland just missed play offs and won lottery.
I can post anything about the Lakers because they do greater things then any team in this league. i'm not frustrated or upset with Lakers poor record. I understand the game as a 50 year old man. I seen Lakers do great things but with there current situation this off season expect something great from the Lakers.
If Lakers have cap they have a chance to sign anyone they want. Because players barely turn down Lakers but get excited by the thought playing there. If Philly was my team I wouldn't expect them to sign key free agents cause that's not what Philly does.
28 Apr 2016 19:04:58
Stat went to NY because they were the only ones that gave him a huge contract (uninsurable knees) . Lebron went to cleveland because he wanted to go home (got his championships and wanted to be loved in ohio) . Melo went to new york because he wanted to go home. Boston went from zeros to heros because of incredible trades (thus DA one exec of the year) .
Actually. because your record is second worst. you are second worst.
And wait. seriously, you are 50? You are 50 and calling people who disagree and have rational reasons as to why they disagree little girls? And now. its. just. sad.
29 Apr 2016 01:50:41
James came back because it was the better option. Cavs had all the tools and young players and cap to get better over one free agency. Lakers have the tools to do same thing.
27 Apr 2016 21:47:17
CLE: Paul, OKC '16 1st
28 Apr 2016 00:06:39
Why doesn't JJ just go to Cavs?
28 Apr 2016 00:23:14
Naaa. No need for philly in this deal.
28 Apr 2016 04:25:43
JJ to the Cavs doesn't work salary wise.
Redick isn't worth the 26th pick to you guys? He's ready to plug into the lineup and is a really good 3pt shooter. Worse case scenario, he's on an expiring deal and you can deal him at the deadline to a contender for more pick (s) . He can teach the young guys how to be a professional and add a veteran presence on that young team. More than likely, the 26th won't pan out to anything.
CLE needs more in return for Irving than just CP3.
28 Apr 2016 04:48:51
Add Jerami grant or Hollis Thompson to the clippers.
28 Apr 2016 05:52:44
Irving >CP3 because of his age and contract.
Clippers don't need anything in return if they're getting Irving. Redick is on an expiring deal next season, doesn't hold that much value because he can walk. But a late 1st rounder is more than fair for him in my opinion.
28 Apr 2016 06:07:48
Smith to Philly.
28 Apr 2016 16:49:20
I like JJ. If the Sixers traded for him he'd be there probably until the trade deadline and a playoff bound team comes a calling for a shooter.
Not sure if the Sixers have a better use of that pick but the Reddick thing isn't a terrible idea. Maybe he can teach Stauskas how to not dribble and just find a spot on the floor and launch.
27 Apr 2016 22:27:05
Lakers-Cavs-Hawks-76ers idea revised
LAL: K Irving, N Noel
CLE: J Teague, 2016 LAL 1st (#2-3)
ATL: L Williams, Jerami Grant, 2016 OKC 1st rd (#26) via PHI,
PHI: D Russell, 2016 LAL 2nd rd (#32)
27 Apr 2016 23:26:53
Terrible for Atlanta.
28 Apr 2016 00:11:36
Philly take Williams and Covington to atl.
28 Apr 2016 00:24:20
So wait. Sixers give up Noel and okc pick and Jeremy grant. and they get Russel?! Doesn't seem likely to me.
28 Apr 2016 01:11:34
This is better than the other trade for Atlanta and Philly
Atlanta gave Teague and got Lou Williams, Ant Brown, and #32 pick in other trade
Philly gave Noel, and the LAL 1st rd and got Russell in the other trade.
So what if the 76ers give Okafor instead of Noel then?
28 Apr 2016 04:00:22
It's essentially Russell for Noel and the okc pick which isn't good. Grant has no value. It's about fair value for the sixers, just don't think they want to bring Russell on with the immaturity issues for such a young team.
27 Apr 2016 17:04:53
CHI/ PHI/ LAC
CHI get Chris Paul, MIA pick, OKC pick and 2016 1st round pick from PHI
PHI get Derrick Rose and Blake Griffin
LAC get Jimmy Butler, Jahlil Okafor and LAL 1st round pick via PHI.
27 Apr 2016 18:08:20
Take a look at Rose's production over the past 4 years. He's not the player he once was.
27 Apr 2016 18:13:57
Sixers aren't giving up all that for an injured big man who frankly is suspect now. And Derrick rose who is a under performing former star guard. That's way too much.
I'll give you the Miami pick for rose.
Okafor and the Sixers first for Griffin is max is go there.
Again Griffin is injured! Twice now! Rose is under performing. Both are highly over priced for injured players.
27 Apr 2016 22:09:15
Griffin is still a top 15 (maybe even top 10) player in the NBA. It's probably a bit of an overpay for Griffin and rose, but not a ton. The two picks (Miami and okc) don't carry a ton of value being in the 20's.
Okafor is injured too btw.
27 Apr 2016 15:55:23
OKC Thunder if they don't win it all.
OKC get Al Horford (sign and trade) 4yr/ 82mil
ATL get Enes Kanter and Kyle Singler
OKC sign Joe Johnson (reunite him with Al)
sign Jeff Green back (2yr/ 16mil)
resign Kevin Durant to whatever contract
Pg Westbrook/ Payne
Sg Johnson/ Roberson
Sf Durant/ Green/ Huestis
Pf Ibaka/ McGary
Ce Horford/ Adams.
27 Apr 2016 22:13:46
Dont sign Green and lineup can be like this
Westbrook/ Payne/ Foye
Durant/ Roberson/ Huestis
Ibaka/ McGary/ Collison
26 Apr 2016 16:35:39
Philly: J Harden
Hou: Cousins+ 1rnd pick philly (Ingram or simmons)
Cle: D Howard+ 1rnd pic OKC+ 1rnd pic Miami
Sac: K Love+ 1rnd pick Sac 2017 (back from philly)
Philly receives a star
Houston can rebuilt and receives a young star for an aging center
D12 would be a better defender than Love in cleveland
And Love and Stein would be more compatible than stein and cousins.
26 Apr 2016 16:41:47
Sixers not getting Harden for that and Cavs say no.
26 Apr 2016 16:53:57
Not enough from philly. Howard's leaving as a free agent so no signs bad trade needed.
26 Apr 2016 13:45:02
trade Kyle Singler to MIL for a 2nd round pick
resign Kevin Durant to any contract he wants
sign Courtney Lee 2yr/ 14mil
sign Joe Johnson 2yr/ 16mil
Pg Westbrook/ Payne
Sg Lee/ Johnson
Sf Durant/ Roberson
Pf Ibaka/ McGary
Ce Adams/ Kanter.
26 Apr 2016 21:34:56
Courtney Lee will get more than that and Joe Johnson will stay in Miami and start for them.
27 Apr 2016 02:15:26
Why would the bucks want Singler
26 Apr 2016 00:17:57
MIL get Kyrie, Ibaka, and Waiters
Sign Terrance Jones 3yr/ 30 mil
CLE get Middleton and Milwaukee first rd pick and Mitch McGary
OKC get Mayo, Jabari and Henson
Sign Eric Gordon 2yr/ 30 mil
Kyrie/ Bayless/ Ennis
Giannis / Jaron Blossomgame (#38)
Ibaka/ Terrance Jones
Conley/ Delly/ Mo Williams
Kevin Love/ Frye/ McGary
Thompson/ Poeltl (#10 via MIL)
Wesbrook/ Foye/ Payne
Eric Gordon/ OJ Mayo/ Roberson
Jabari Parker/ Henson
Kanter/ Steve Adams.
26 Apr 2016 00:57:53
Bucks fan? Ummm Cavs should get more for kyrie in the trade if you ask me
26 Apr 2016 01:14:03
Mayo and Waiters are free agents.
26 Apr 2016 01:44:47
Cavs say no.
26 Apr 2016 03:09:41
Mayo is free agent and Roberson won't be 3rd string.
25 Apr 2016 23:02:37
PHI : SG Ben McLemore
SAC : 2016 1st round pick via MIA
* PHI get a SAC underachiever and hope turns him into something good using a mid 1st round pick
PHI : PG Jeff Teague
ATL : SF Robert Covington, SG Nik Stauskas, 2016 1st round pick via OKC
* PHI gets an all-star PG while losing another late pick and 2 players. ATL might use them for wing rotation while giving opportunity for Shroeder to start
SF Jeff Green 2yrs/ 20mil
PF Dario Saric to a contract he will get
PG Ish Smith 3yr/ 24mil
PHI draft Ben Simmons #1 overall
somehow form an NBA team if no FA's come and play for us and hope they all gel together and win games
PG : Teague-Smith-Canaan
SG : McLemore-Grant
SF : Simmons-Green
PF : Noel-Saric-Landry
CE : Okafor-Embiid.
26 Apr 2016 00:33:27
If you can get Teague for that that's a good look for philly. They could probably lure in some FA with all that cap too
26 Apr 2016 00:49:20
Like it. Too much for Smith but I like that the Sixers are trading for guards. And I like Mclemore. That kings team was poorly coached. He needs a fresh start.
26 Apr 2016 03:24:29
They won't lure any real talent free agents because that team will be miserable for a few years. It is basically a team of college juniors and seniors. And Teague. Definitely has potential down the road if players develop but as of now they are way way too young to attract legit free agents that want to win more than merely a pay check.
26 Apr 2016 04:45:00
Send the OKC pick to SAC and the MIA pick to ATL instead.
26 Apr 2016 12:26:15
If they can trade for an established NBA guard like Teague they might be able to sign Derozen and maybe a mid level SF. Derozen would be my primary target (after first trading for a Teague-like player) since he seems to trust Brian Colangelo whereas nobody trusted Hinkie.
25 Apr 2016 18:08:26
HOU - Durant (st)
-sign Horford and Rondo
OKC - Harden
25 Apr 2016 17:59:20
Phi signs Mike Conley to a big deal
Trades Okafor, Grant and the picks via heat and OKC to Chicago for Jimbo butler
Drafts Ben Simmons
Package Noel and saric and 2017s first and second rounders for Blake griffin
Take the risk on Embiids health and hope he will be an elite big in the league
Bit of a stretch but hey
25 Apr 2016 21:21:10
25 Apr 2016 23:00:22
You won't get jumbo for that. And def not griffin.
26 Apr 2016 02:45:11
Don't think you get butler and keep a top two pick, if anything it would have to be Okafor and the pick that gets Ben Simmons for Brandon Ingram, for the bulls to even listen.
25 Apr 2016 13:12:40
Indy: D Cousins+ N Noel
Sac: M Turner+ C Landry+S Hill 1rnd pic Indy 2016 and 2018+ 1rnd pic Miami+ 1rnd pic OKC
Philly: G Hill+ R Gay
Indy resign T Lawson and become a contender
Sacramento starts rebuilding
Philly receives good veterans and can draft Ingram or Simmons.
25 Apr 2016 13:31:03
Pacers not giving enough.
25 Apr 2016 14:07:29
Sixers give too much for average vets. Two first and a young Noel for gay and hill? No.
25 Apr 2016 15:20:26
Sixers are giving good pieces away, but you can't built a team with 5 centers.
Are they going to draft Ingram over Simmons?
G Hill is a good leader fot that young team.
And Philly's not going to sign Durant or Derozian, so Gay isn't that bad for them.
25 Apr 2016 16:15:46
Gas upon philly only has 3 centers not 5 they wouldn't trade one for hill and gay they would put a package deal involving one of the centers for a lot better piece that will be involved in their long term plan.
25 Apr 2016 16:18:48
Good for philly.
25 Apr 2016 18:05:25
Simmons is a sf. Anyone who plays him at pf will be sadly dissappinted. I know. He can't shoot but he also is pretty average to bad around the rim in the post. I think if he plays of he was to be the pg somehow or get man handled and never score.
25 Apr 2016 23:45:09
Simmons = Derrick Coleman?
25 Apr 2016 02:11:24
Sixers trade: okafor, heat pick, grant, saric
Bulls trade: butler
Sixers trade: own pick, laker pick, thunder pick, covington
Pacers trade: George
Sign other vets to feel out roster
25 Apr 2016 14:23:38
Not as far away as I initially thought but not there.
Bulls need saric replaced with a high pick and the pacers need one of the bigs in that trade.
Maybe add Noel to the George trade to even it out a bit.
Then take out the thunder pick from the pacers trade and move it and Covington to the Bulls trade.
That might make up for the lack of top pick involved there.
But idk if even that enough for butler.
24 Apr 2016 17:40:42
Philly: J Butler+ J Teague
Bulls: Noel+ 1rnd pic Philly
Atlanta: 1rnd pick OKC and Miami.
24 Apr 2016 17:54:37
Sixers say yes in a second. They get a star in butler, plus a starting pg. Backcourt is excellent.
24 Apr 2016 18:32:18
Sixers say yes. Bulls need more.
24 Apr 2016 20:33:00
sixers could also give Saric, but i think the Bulls could do this an rebuilt arround Ingram or Simmons.
24 Apr 2016 17:21:43
1. Sign Harrison Barnes to max
2. Trade #1 overall pick, laker pick, and Noel to Rockets for Harden. Rockets can rebuild around Ben Simmons, Moray is a huge Simmons fan.
3. Draft Malik Beasley with Miami pick#24
4. Bring over Saric
5. Trade okc #1, Covington, and Grant to Twolves for Rubio and Peks bad contact. Minnesota can use shooting, and Covington has a great contract. Grant also is on a friendly contract and is an improving role player who plays great defense. Twolves also rid themselves of Pekovic contract.
6. Sign Luol Deng as back up sf, vet presence.
7. Cut Canaan, Thompson, Marshall, Wood, Brand.
Pg: Rubio, Ish, McConnell
Sg: Harden, Stauskas, Beasley
Sf: Barnes, Deng, Saric
Pf: Okafor, Saric, Landry, Holmes
C : Embiid, Pekovic, okafor
With scoring threats of Harden, Barnes, Okafor, and possibly Embiid, a distributor and good defensive pg like Rubio can work well. The ball movement with Rubio and saric could be fun to watch.
24 Apr 2016 17:42:42
Actually not bad, only thing I don't see is Deng signing a deal to be a bench vet. He'll find a starting gig somewhere.
24 Apr 2016 18:33:22
Pass on Rubio. Okay with everything else.
24 Apr 2016 19:57:52
Minnesota passes. Rubio far greater that Grand and Covington combined, and a late 1st does nothing to intrigue them. While Peks contract is bad, it is only for 2 more years. And with the cap going up, it won't effect Minnesota's FA plans that much.
24 Apr 2016 21:20:57
You also have two of the worst defenders in the league between okafor and harden. It'll lead to some major issues potentially.
24 Apr 2016 23:06:30
Check off #4. Dario informed teammates he's heading to Philadelphia. Next, let the ping pong balls treat us well and land #1 and #4.
24 Apr 2016 13:04:23
Alternate reality for Thunder.
• Durant says he us leaving in FA.
• Trade Westbrook for Russell, Randle, 2nd pick.
• Draft Ingram.
• tank for Giles.
24 Apr 2016 14:08:36
What happens to Randle? Also move Russell to the 2 and let Payne start.
24 Apr 2016 14:26:23
is* and no idea why that posted twice.
24 Apr 2016 12:57:59
Alternate reality for Thunder.
• Durant says he us leaving in FA.
• Trade Westbrook for Russell, Randle, 2nd pick.
• Draft Ingram.
• tank for Giles.
24 Apr 2016 04:25:43
If OKC loses to GS in the western conference finals.
• Free up cap space.
• Get Younger.
• Improve wing depth.
• Trade #1
Thunder/ 76ers sign and trade.
Thunder - Grant, pick back (wing defender and a pick)
76ers - Waiters, Singler (hometown player and give Singler a chance to revive his career)
Draft Options - Taurean Prince, Malik Beasly, Melo Trimble, maybe Furkan Korkmaz slips to 26 this obviously all depends on how draft workouts would go.
• Starting shooting guard.
• Improve depth.
• Let Foye and Morrow walk.
• You have roughly 43 million in cap.
• Offer batum 4 years 70 million.
• Use bird rights to offer Durant 1 year Max with PO.
• sign positive locker room vets to minimum.
• hope for younger guys to improve, Huestis (showed potential) Mcgary can play the 4 with Adams, Payne will be a solid point guard for over a decade, Kanter and Payne pick and roll will be deadly.
Pg. Westbrook/ Payne/ Vet
Sg. Batum/ Roberson/ Beasley.
Sf. Durant/ Grant/ Huestis.
Pf. Ibaka/ Mcgary/ Collison.
C. Kanter/ Adams/ Vet
imo they would easily be a top 2 team and i think would be better than GS and SA.
think anythings off? let me know i love a good debate.
24 Apr 2016 04:38:08
Waiter is a free agent. No sign and trade can be done during the draft.
24 Apr 2016 04:40:44
WCF? They're losing to San Antonio next round LOL.
24 Apr 2016 04:46:19
I like it but i think Batum will get more money.
24 Apr 2016 06:40:44
They would have 63 mil in cap after trade and will have a cap hold of 25 mil for Durant. So know cap space unless they announce his bird rights that's why Durant will test free agency and leave. Lakers with others can have same agent. Sign and trade for love. Dallas if someone else join. Thompson for Durant.
24 Apr 2016 06:57:09
Unless OKC trades Kanter or Ibaka to shed salary, they can only use exceptions to sign players unless they renounce Durant to get rid of his $30M cap hold. If they do that, they lose his Bird Rights and can't go over the cap to resign him.
They have $69M on the books next year and cap holds of $30M (Durant), $12M (Waiters), and 6M (Foye) . Total = $117M. Projected cap = $92M, they have no cap space for free agents.
24 Apr 2016 12:48:41
TreGib ok guess i need to review the sign and trade rules.
24 Apr 2016 12:49:34
Daniel, well beat them in 7. just too athletic for them to keep up.
24 Apr 2016 12:51:09
NBA figured someone would say that but maybe his value slightly regresses after the hornets most likely lose to miami.
24 Apr 2016 12:52:10
and both Lakers fans, thanks! this helps a ton for future trade ideas and signings.
24 Apr 2016 12:54:05
and if all that is true than smart trades would be in order to beef up our roster.