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04 May 2015 23:51:11
OKC get Danny Green (3 and D player they need) and Corey Joseph (PG depth)
SAS get Jeremy Lamb, Perry Jones and 2nd round picks
- SAS can develop these guys in Popovich system
OKC resign Enes Kanter and DJ Augustine
- draft Devin Booker
05 May 2015 12:28:49
If Duncan comes back next year, and with Parker's declining health, Spurs don't have the time to develop younger players. Also, Joseph and Green are considerably better than what Lamb and Jones are or can be.
04 May 2015 23:27:22
OKC get NY 1st round pick, Jose Calderon and Tim Hardaway Jr
NY get Serge Ibaka and Dion Waiters
- sign Greg Monroe and Mo Williams
05 May 2015 09:00:31
I wonder how fast Phil Jackson is fired after this trade lol
05 May 2015 14:27:48
It's at the very least somewhat realistic. I think the first and Calderon is enough for them to get ibaka and waiters. Save thj as development piece.
04 May 2015 22:18:01
Thunder get a 76ers 2nd rd pick 31-55 protected
76ers get Novak and PJ3
Novak is waived and PJ3 is kept and finally gets his chance
05 May 2015 13:32:01
I think you have it backwards. The Thunder have real luxory tax problems. The trade would be:
Sixers get 2nd round pick, Novak and Perry Jones
Sixers waive Novak
OKC gets mystery foreign player and/or bag of used balls.
As for Jones getting a chance, the Sixers front court will probably be: Noel, Embiid, T. Robinson, Sims maybe. Jones might not get more minutes in Philly than the 14/night he got in OKC.
Personally, I don't think the Sixers play this game with OKC again unless they get a real player or a 1st rounder. Mix in Dione Waters or Jeremy Lamb, and then give me a call.
05 May 2015 14:28:45
I agree with philly rich. Sixers might waive both those players in that trade. What value is there for them.
04 May 2015 12:59:06
Sixers- Oklahoma City Thunder
Sixers Get: Steve Novak, Perry Jones, Jeremy Lamb, OKC 1st Rounder this year, right to flip 2020 1st Rounders
OKC Gets: Their own 2016 pick back owed to the Sixers, Miscellaneous 2nd Rounder and/or mystery foreign player.
Sixers waive Novak and Jones, keep Jeremy Lamb.
Why? OKC is in NBA tax hell. In order to keep Enes Kantor and have any hope of keeping Durant, they need to dump contracts that aren't contributing to the team. This is the same situation that caused the Harden trade from OKC.
The real value in this trade is the 2020 pick since by then the Thunder will be old and outside of their winning window and the Sixers should be right in the middle of theirs.
The idea of the Sixers absorbing contracts from OKC has been recently reported in the news. One such trade included Dionne Waiters instead Perry Jones.
04 May 2015 22:04:07
Reasonable for both teams.
03 May 2015 20:04:44
76ers trade next years own #1, Lakers #1, Miami's #1 and Dario Saric to OKC for Durant.
OKC is now Westbrooks team. Don't know how KD is going to like being the #2 guy. OKC gets a huge return, 2 number ones most likely in the top 8, and another in the top 14. Potentially 3 lottery picks next year and Saric.
Sixers get the superstar they need, bring Durant an hour and a half up interstate 95 from his home town, and have what it takes to make a move in the east very soon. A frontcourt of Embiid, Noel, and Durant is scary good.
I realize this is far fetched, and the only reason KD might say yes is because he's close to home, but could it happen?
04 May 2015 13:03:18
Too much to send to OKC for an injury problem. Jeff Ruland anyone? Andrew Bynum maybe?
OKC does have tax problems though. So maybe they decide to move Durant in order to keep Kantor and get some young guys to extend their window. But I think the Sixers aren't ready to take on that player just yet.
04 May 2015 22:05:47
Posted something similar a lil while back. I think it good value for both teams. But only if durant signs long term before the trade.
03 May 2015 18:16:12
Thunder get Al Farouq Aminu and a future 2nd rd pick
Mavs get PJ3 and #14 pick
03 May 2015 21:25:39
Can't trade a free agent (Aminu).
04 May 2015 00:46:28
Amina is not worth a lottery pick lol
03 May 2015 18:14:11
Thunder get Antetokounmpo and a future 2nd rd pick
Bucks get Lamb and #14 pick
03 May 2015 23:13:13
03 May 2015 23:17:43
Bucks aren't giving up one of their core future pieces. Thunder should be targeting vets to help them get to the finals next season or even jus the playoffs.
04 May 2015 00:46:50
02 May 2015 16:54:48
76ers / Magic
still trying to address the backcourt issue(and need of potential allstar issue) for the sixers.
Sixers get first overall pick. Draft Towns. Orlando gets pick #4, draft Russell. Orlando desperartely needs a guy upfront with vucevic.
Sixers trade Towns, Lakers#1(only 1-3 protected) next year for Russell, Olidipo and Frye.
Orlando gets the frontcourt stud they need Plus a potential top lottery pick next year and rid themselves of fryes contract. Sixers get the backcourt of the future. Sixers still have Saric coming over next year and their own #1, miamis#1, and okc's #1 picks.
03 May 2015 01:22:06
Magic say absolutely not. This makes no sense for them.
03 May 2015 18:34:55
So magic address their front court problem by creating a backcourt one no thanks.
04 May 2015 15:00:53
Would rather have a problem trying to find smalls than finding bigs. Galaxy, if I'm Orlando I absolutely do this.
This is the genius of the Sixers plan. They've already gotten the two most talented BIGS out of the past two drafts. Now they can go find the smalls while everyone else is trying to get BIGS. BIGS go first in the draft so the Sixers can get their smalls without having to get the top pick or two.
04 May 2015 15:23:26
You do know that the NBA has gone wing's and not big's as the stars of the league. LBJ, Durant, Curry, Harden.
Needing a big to win is not necessary in the L any more, so again, why would Orlando do this phillyrich?? Congrats on being another delusional Philly fan.
04 May 2015 19:46:06
This is a good and fair trade. Magic get towns to pair up with the vet vucevic and get lakers 1st next year and they would still have their own pick and they can address a small forward and shooting guard. And the sixers will take frye's bad contract. Then sixers get Russell and olidipo which makes it a really fair trade. I don't know what u guys r bickering about.
02 May 2015 07:16:11
Draft day trade
Thunder- 48th pick and 14th pick for Suns 13 or whatever it takes them to land Myles turner
Trade lamb to the nets for the 26th pick and take Delon wright
Let kanter go in offseason (bad defensive rating and expensive)
This team is ready to win the title
02 May 2015 13:06:41
They're a prime contender next year. My take is they resign Kanter. Ibaka and Adams can help cover for him on defense. Their big man rotation is ridiculous with Kanter - draft someone else.
02 May 2015 14:32:08
play Ibaka and Kanter as starters , Adams will anchor the defense off the bench , need to develop McGary more and their big man rotation will be so good.
30 Apr 2015 04:33:41
Looks like Donovan is the new coach of the thunder.
I would love for them to move up and draft Mario Hezonja by trading their pick (14th) plus lamb and jones to the hornets for the 9th pick
Then they need to re sign kanter
30 Apr 2015 12:16:18
Hezonja will be gone at #9. I don't like the Donovan choice.
29 Apr 2015 20:11:04
I would be really excited if the thunder could get Mario Hezonja in the draft but they would have to move waaay up to like the 10th spot or before
Thunder trade pick 14 plus Lamb plus jones
Hornets trade : 9th pick
30 Apr 2015 12:19:06
Hezonja will likely be gone by #9, and I don't think the Hornets do that deal.
30 Apr 2015 13:07:27
Hezonja will go 8 to Detroit or earlier, won't be there at 9.
03 May 2015 21:50:54
Hornets could get way better offers for their #9 pick if they chose to trade it.
29 Apr 2015 06:55:55
Thunder draft Kelly oubre then in off season sign and trade Roberson and a future pick for Gerald green then hire Alvin gentry
29 Apr 2015 14:37:22
Gerald Green is a FA they wouldn't have to trade for him they can just sign him and Oubre will probably be off the board before the THunder pick.
28 Apr 2015 04:26:11
Offseason: Okc draft kelly oubre or Devin booker and re sign Kanter. Find a backup Pg in free agency.
Draft Myles turner and sign and trade Kanter for Danny green (3 and D player they need) and sign him to a 3yr 21 mil deal.
26 Apr 2015 14:05:07
Unfortunately, no big names will want to come to philly yet, that will be next year. Philly has a shot at this group though:
1. KJ McDaniels
2. Rodney Stuckey
3. Ed Davis
All 3 guys would come cheap, Stuckey and Davis are proven NBA players, not stars, but solid role players. And McDaniels and philly are a perfect fit. I think you get rid of jrich, canaan, Thompson, sampson, aldemir, and GR3. Replace them with the above mentioned guys.
76ers draft DeAngelo Russell with their own pick
76ers trade some combination(not all 3)of Lakers #1, Miamis #1, and OKC's #1 to move into the 6-9 range and draft Hezonja
Do whatever it takes to get Saric over here next year, or 2016-17 at the absolute latest.
PG: Russell, Wroten, Smith
SG: Hezonja, Stuckey, McCrae, McDaniels
SF: Covington/Grant, saric(next year)
PF: Noel, TRobinson, Davis
C: Embiid, Sims, Noel
Potential to be an excellent young team with a high energy starting 5 and a solid, NBA proven bench. No more rotating D-leaguers. Plus we still have are own #1, saric, and probably miamis or OKC's #1 next year. Average age of above team(all 15 players) is 22.5.
26 Apr 2015 14:45:55
And if ANY combination of Embiid, Noel, Russell, and Hezonja show enough of a Olajawon, Garnett, Curry, KThompson potential, just might be enough to lure Durant here after 2016(he's from right down the road in DC. Close to home always helps)
26 Apr 2015 15:19:44
I don't like those signing. The Sixers shouldn't sign anyone past a one year deal right unless it's a superstar which I agree none want to come here yet. What the Sixers truly need is a star from the draft or using some combination of players and asset to get one while still maintaining a high upside youthful core. That's there only chance to be good next season.
If you can't get a superstar either by trade or free agency don't sign mid level vets. It's a waste of playing time. Jason Richard and moute need to go to make room for playing time for the younger guys. These young kid will deveope faster if given more playing time. I don't need Rodney sticky to suck minutes up from Covington or another prospect we get with our hundred second round picks.
26 Apr 2015 15:31:16
You really need to temper your expectations. I'm sorry, but to hold hope of those players teaching best of all time category before doing anything? Noel isn't Garnett. Garnett had a significantly better offensive game from day 1. Embiid is injuries and a diva. That just wasn't Olajuwon. And there other two, let them play and be themselves. Russell most likely won't be a league MVP. To expect him to be is nuts.
26 Apr 2015 15:59:34
Pizza expectation is to win using this strategy of hinkies. For that to happen. These guy kinda have to be thouse type of players. This is why a lot of people think this whole plan it bs. I hope we hit on two of those. That's best case. Two out of four is solid drafting. Then sign the remaining guys you need.
26 Apr 2015 16:03:29
Pizza.didn't really expect them to reach all-time great potential, just throwin out names these guys games have been compared too in the absolute best case scenario(and most likely will never reach). I was pretty sure everyone was going to take those comparisons with a grain of salt, guess not.
TreGib. McDaniels is a very young guy and having, oh say, 2 or 3 vets on a squad is always helpful. I'm not asking these guys to start, but having someone to learn from on the court will help our young guys develop quicker, even if that means 5 less minutes of pt, then having no vet presene at all. AGAIN, avg age of entire roster is only 22.5, youngest in the NBA by far.
26 Apr 2015 16:21:33
I can strongly agree with what tregib and jvoug said but I don't think sixers go after those free agents. And if we bring in saric next season then we should put saric and hezonja in the d league 1st just to take it one step at a time because they r young and play outside the US where competition isn't as legit as to here. But having saric and hezonja on the same team can be a great combo in nba especially for the sixers. And having noel,embiid,russell,covington,and mcrae would be something special. But the competition at small forward will be extremely intense with having mcrae, covington, and saric and I would put hezonja at shooting guard.
26 Apr 2015 18:02:34
Jvoug. Two or three vet are useless on this Sixers team. Moute took grants minutes all year even though moute should most likely not be here another season. And Richards is way to old to resign so all he did was take covingtons minutes down the stretch.
The only vets I want on this team are superstars. If not I'm just teaching these guy mediocre abilities from vets way past their primes. I need to give minutes out right now. I got too many young guys. If I put them in the d league then any team can take them. If I keep them in the pros only to ride the bench they never learn. Too many vets right now would be bad.
26 Apr 2015 20:12:42
All i'm saying is planning on 2 out of 4 prosepcts to reach top 50 players of all time, or even 1 out of 4. its just a failure waiting to happen. let's try and have them all turn into fringe or potential all stars. Then you can talk about hall of fame. Otherwise, youll just be disappointed.
26 Apr 2015 21:00:47
Mcdaniels burned his bridge to philly. Davis is similar to sims. I'll keep sims since I know he fits the culture and shoots fouls where as Davis cannot make a foul shot. I do want a veteran guard to work with Russell/mudiay and wroten.
27 Apr 2015 15:08:36
Pizza not top fifty all time. But certainly top 20 at some point out of current NBA players. So Embiid Noel saric or this years draft pick need to be top twenty caliber players at some point in their careers. I think that be excellent. Drafting because the other two certainly would at worst bench pieces.
28 Apr 2015 13:17:11
You said as long as 2 of them reach Olajuwon Garnett curry and Thompson level. Thompson is the worst of the bunch. Otherwise your expectations are MVP in curry and top 20 on the other 2. Again I say, calm down. Let them all actually play and stay healthy. Then see where they go. Stop with these absurd expectations. If embiid ever gets healthy, which is a big if, he'll be a failure because everyone is demanding the next Olajuwon. Dudes played like 4 years of basketball. 2 of the at most were healthy. Just relax.
26 Apr 2015 00:00:35
Thunder get Henson and Dudley
Bucks get Kanter (3yr 33m) and Morrow
25 Apr 2015 09:09:29
Of course everyone will say unbelievable but.LOL
Lakers turn things around
LAL offer 3 1st round picks including this year, Nick Young and Jordan Hill's team option for Kevin Durant
LAL then sign LaMarcus Aldridge and Rajon Rondo (small value)
25 Apr 2015 14:02:43
I don't think league rules will actually allow that trade. The Lakers already owe the Sixers a pick. And they owe Orlando a pick 2 years after the Sixers pick conveys. So for your trade, this year's pick would go (after the draft), then two years after Orlando and 2 years after that.
I think the league has a rule against trading picks that far into the future.
25 Apr 2015 15:07:53
Can't trade consecutive 1st rounders so those picks have little value deprecated over a six year span.
25 Apr 2015 15:59:04
Would have to offer randle to
25 Apr 2015 09:05:32
SAC get Joakim Noah and Serge Ibaka
- sign Wesley Matthews offseason
- draft Winslow
OKC get Ben McLemore, Taj Gibson, Jimmy Butler and Bulls 1st round pick and future 1st from Bulls
CHI get Kevin Durant and Demarcus Cousins
25 Apr 2015 15:33:55
This trade is ridiculous
27 Apr 2015 02:51:10
THIS TRADE IS SO ABSURD IT ACTUALLY MAKES SENSE HAHA. This is like fairy tale land if all 3 teams wanted a majjor shakeup. But Jimmy Butler might be aS GOOD as durant right now but this is fun haha
25 Apr 2015 06:12:18
OKC get Shabbaz Muhammad, #1 overall pick, Bulls 1st round pick 2015
- Thunder thinks future now
select Karl Towns, Jerian Grant and Kris Dunn
CHI get Kevin Durant and Gorgui Dieng
MIN get Jimmy Butler and Nikola Mirotic
25 Apr 2015 00:15:05
Thunder plans. Who loses?
Bulls get Kevin Durant (with ext agreement) and Steven Adams
Thunder get Jimmy Butler, Joakim Noah, and #22 pick
Kings get Serge Ibaka and Jeremy Lamb
Thunder get Rudy Gay
#14 Frank Kaminsky
#22 Terry Rozier
Pf. E. Kanter/ M. McGary/ P. Jones
SF. R. Gay/ A. Morrow/ K. Singler
C. J. Noah/ F. Kaminsky/ N. Collison
SG. J. Butler/ D. Waiters/ A. Roberson
Pg. R. Westbrook/ D. Augustine/ T. Rozier
25 Apr 2015 09:09:55
All of those trades r stupid and horrible
25 Apr 2015 14:17:56
76ers. You are just trolling every trade with the same post. Congrats.
24 Apr 2015 18:31:29
Sixers win 1st or 2nd pick in the lottery; draft towns. Sixers trade Noel and the Miami pick to move to the 3rd pick; draft Russell. Trade the lakers pick and the thunders pick to kings or nuggets; draft hezonja.
24 Apr 2015 20:22:56
One of those might happen. But highly doubt we give up all those assets unless its for a super star. Think about it like this. What would Noel, the Miami pick,lakers pick and thunder pick get you in actually current NBA players? Kevin durant maybe? Paul George maybe? So I'm giving up enough to get Kevin durant but not get anyone of that quality. So I have to pass.
25 Apr 2015 00:12:45
You would be crazy to pass up on a team that has four potential stars. I would rather use all those assets to rack up a few players with potential than just use them to trade for one super star. One super star on a team doesn't win championships in this league anymore. A combination of two 7 footers that can each play the 4 or 5 would create mismatch nightmares and a Russell and mario combo three years down the road could easily be the best backcourt in the east. You would have an amazing young team without even dipping into free agency yet.
25 Apr 2015 01:16:40
If sixers get the #1 pick and draft towns, they should trade him to whoever is sitting at #3 or #4 if those teams covet a bigman. Trade down and get additional assets and keep Noel. to me, this scenario makes way more sense for the sixers then trading noel and the Miami pick. I'd trade the laker and the okc pick to sac or den for pick #6 or 7 this year to get hezonja though. best case scenario is lakers pick is 4-8 next year, and i'd rather have hezonja this year rather then that pick in next years draft.
25 Apr 2015 02:53:02
I kind of love this. That's a great young core. And we still have depth with the 2nd rounders, plus Wroten, Ish, Jakaar, and T Rob. Then our pick plus Saric the following year.
25 Apr 2015 14:14:53
Agree with JVoug. If Sixers wind up at #1 or #2, that pick will be for sale. That would mean that NY and the Lakers are probably at #3 and #4. They both need a big.
Its more likely the Sixers hold them up for a player and/or pick to drop down to #3 or #4, where the Sixers still get Mudiay or Russell.
Unfortunately, the Lakers only have one asset worth acquiring, Julius Randall. Their 1st rounders going into the future are tied up for awhile.
And the Knicks only player of interest would be T. Hardaway (a 39% shooter). The Knicks could trade a 2018 1st rounder
25 Apr 2015 15:15:06
Sixer for life.
As we've seen in the past. Star are super rare.
What are the odds that towns. Russel and the euro all turn into stars all coming from the same draft?? The odds are zero.
I'd rather try to get a superstar that young right now. We have the assets to get a deal done for sure. If we can't get that calaber of player. Then your plan makes sense for sure. But Sixers have to be opportunistic whenever possible. Guys like Kevin durant for instance are coming off an injury. He going to leave okc next season regardless. There's an opportunity there. Then you have Leonard and jimmy butler. Again opportunity. My problem is. If you can't get those kind of guys don't trade for an Average guy just to get a name. Only go after supers. If not just use the draft pick and build for next year. That should be the plan.