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27 May 2015 21:50:55
Pelicans Offseason

Pelicans - Serge Ibaka,Jeremy Lamb, Perry Jones
Thunder- Eric Gordon, 2nd round pick

Thunder already have Steve Adams, Want to resign Kanter, Mitch Mcgrady and Nick Collison, this gives them a starting 2 guard with a big expiring contract that clears 15 mil off cap after season

Pelicans sign Khris Middleton 4 yr 60 mil offer sheet
Resign Norris Cole and Dante Cunningham

Let Asik walk

PG - Holiday/Cole
SG - Evans/Pondexter
SF - Middleton/Cunningham
PF - Davis/Anderson
C - Ibaka/Aijanca

27 May 2015 10:28:39
wizards - clippers - thunder

was get paul durant jordam


clippers get wall beal adams


thunder get redick porter gortat 3 1st from wiz 1st from Clips


27 May 2015 14:17:16
How many seconds after making this trade does the Thunder GM get fired?

27 May 2015 17:45:31
hahahaha and the clippers give up 2 max players for wall and beal? adams isn't a big deal.

27 May 2015 04:54:33
thunder - wolves - wizards

thunder get martin dieng gortat 2 1st wizards

wolves get beal and nene

wizards get durant kanter

27 May 2015 02:03:09
76ers / Heat

Miami has zero picks in next years draft. there #1 goes to philly and there #2 goes to Boston. Miami is also at guaranteed 70 million in cap Before resigning Dragic. That probably puts them in the 87 million range guaranteed next year. Sixers would love to get Heats #10 pick this year.

76ers Trade miamis #1 next year and OKC's #1 next year.
Miami trades #10 pick this year plus chalmers and Birdman($9.4 million in total salary dump).

Heat get two #1 picks next year(when they currently have no picks at all) and free up $11.4 million($5mill for birdman, $4.4 mill for chalmers, and $2mill from there #1 pick this year). Sixers cut birdman and possibly chalmers, and pick hezonja, kaminsky, porzingis, johnson, or oubre, whichever falls and is the BPA.

27 May 2015 09:05:57
Real good thinking. We'll c what happens.

27 May 2015 14:20:07
It's reasonable, but Heat may feel they need the infusion of talent now instead of next year. Both the Heat and the Thunder should be better next year, so those picks are more likely to be 15th through 25th instead of 10th.

27 May 2015 14:30:21
Sixers really want another pick in this draft. I think ideally they'd want Russell and Grant from ND.

I just don't think a team will completely take themselves out of this year's draft. A more likely scenario would be for the Sixers to acquire Gerald Wallace and the #16 pick from Boston. Sixers will have to give something back to the Celts for that.

THen use that #16 pick to swap with the Heat at #10.

THere's obviously missing parts to my concept but that would leave the Heat in this draft while still getting to #10 for the Sixers.

27 May 2015 16:21:36
Good trade. Heat should say yes on that salary dump/ getting more total picks. Even if they are next year. Sixers would probably keep charmers and cut bird man.

26 May 2015 23:35:39

Cavs gets: C.Butler, Novak

Pistons gets: 14th, Jones, Lamb, 48th

Thunder gets: 8th, Haywood (Team option 10 million)

Cavs get two veterans for an unguaranteed expiring contract.

Pistons gets two young prospects in Lamb and Jones. Both are on smal expiring deals and can be resigned as restricted FA next offseason. Detroit also gets a 2nd for moving back in the draft.

Thunder move up in the draft but gives up young prospects and two picks. Haywood's contract is unguaranteed and will be waived. They can then resign Kanter with all the cap space they saved.

27 May 2015 02:13:25
2 bench players and a mid 2nd rd pick won't be enough to swap from #8 to #14 for DET.

26 May 2015 20:56:25
Ok this might be a reach but.

OKC gets #8 pick

DET gets #14, Jeremy Lamb, Perry Jones, and #43

The reason I think Detroit might do this is because after Reggie Jackson was traded he revealed that in OKC there was a split locker room where Durant, Westbrook, Ibaka, and Perkins were on 1 side and Jackson, Jones, and Lamb were on the other side. Jackson Lamb and Jones were best friends while in OKC. I don't feel like there's too much of a talent difference between 8 and 14 but this way OKc dumps a couple promising contracts of players who don't get chances to touch the floor. Detroit gets depth, a couple young pieces, and added insurance to get a deal done with Reggie Jackson

26 May 2015 22:11:24
There's a bit of a drop off after #8 as far as picks go, I think the price to get in the top 8 is going to be steep. 2 bench players and a mid 2nd rd pick is nowhere close to being enough.

26 May 2015 22:54:28
See I disagree. at 8 porzingus, winslow, and johnson are gone right after the big 4. I think 8-14 is pretty even

27 May 2015 02:26:19
That leaves Willy Cauley-Stein & Hezonja left. WCS would be a horrible fit with Drummond, but Hezonja would be a good fit and has a lot of potential. Watch some of his clips, he's young, a 2 way player, can shoot 3s and is very atheltic.
I think those top 8 are in a separate tier than the rest of the draft class.
Regardless, f DET trades away a top 10 pick in this good of a draft, they need to fill a need with a starter (PF or SF))

26 May 2015 19:42:37
Thunder trade: jones pick 14 waiters

Nuggets trade pick 7

Draft Winslow

26 May 2015 13:59:21
knicks - thunder - wolves

knicks get pekovic, ibaka

thunder get 4th martin calderon

wolves get 14th lamb and jones

26 May 2015 02:47:26
Winslow falls to 7

Thunder trade pick 14 pick 48 waiters and lamb to Denver


Stanley Johnson falls to 9

Thunder trade lamb jones and both picks

26 May 2015 01:29:51

76ers receive Lamb, Novak and PJ

OKC receives 2 2nd round picks

OKC needs to clear cap space if they are going to resign Kanter, and the get some picks in return. The 76ers p8k up some good talent that don't fit in OKC for basically nothing.

26 May 2015 13:33:37
Lamb and PJ still habe a chance to be players. Both are just entering their 4th year in the league. Both have been behind studs in OKC. Sometimes guys just need a fresh start, a fresh opportunity. I think this could be the case- especially for Lamb.

26 May 2015 20:13:21
Wont happen. If sixers trade any 2nd round picks then it will be to move back into the 1st round. that's why hinkie stashed all of those 2nd round picks. Like late in the draft don't be shocked if sixers and lakers make a trade that sixers get Lakers late 1st round pick this year and lakers get more 2nd round picks from us

26 May 2015 00:56:45
OKC gets Demarcus Cousins and Ray McCallum

Sac gets Serge Ibaka, Steven Adams, Jeremy Lamb, and #14 pick

OKC signs Kendrick Perkins 3 yrs $10 million

PF. E. Kanter/ M. McGary/ S. Novak
SF. K. Durant/ K. Singler/ P. Jones
C. D. Cousins/ K. Perkins/ N. Collison
SG. D. Waiters/ A. Morrow/ A. Roberson
Pg. R. Westbrook/ D. Augustine/ R. McCallum

Phillys GM Hinkie has made many trips to visit Kristop Propingus and many people believe that they would take him at 3 so it would make sense for them to trade back a few spots. so here's a move the Kings could then make

Sac gets #3 (Deangelo Russel)
Phi gets #6 (Kristop Porpongus) and #14 (Sam Dekker)

PF. S. Ibaka/ C. Landry/ E. Moreland
SF. R. Gay/ D. Williams
C. S. Adams/ J. Thompson/ S. Bhullar
SG. B. McLemore/ N. Stauskas/ J. Lamb
Pg. D. Russell/ D. Collison/ D. Stockton

26 May 2015 12:43:48
They want Russle more if he's there at 3 they'll take him

26 May 2015 15:09:43
If the Sixers draft pozingus after tanking a whole season the fan base will revolt and finally turn on hinkie. You can't draft skip over a top three pick this year for another big that's not okafor or towns which has no spot on the team. Makes zero sense to do that.

26 May 2015 00:00:16

Thunder gets: 8th (Detroit)

Pistons gets: 14th (Thunder), 27th (Lakers), 34th (Lakers), Hill, PJ3

Lakers gets: 48th (Thunder), Jennings, Lamb

Thunder moves young prospects and two picks, and moves up in the draft. At 8th, they pick Stanley Johnson or WCS. If they pick a C they don't resign Kanter.

Pistons decline Hills team option and saves money so they can resign Jackson. Getting two picks in the first round and a young prospect in PJ3. Now they can purse FA that fits Van Gundys system.

Lakers move their late picks and a expiring contract for a PG. They can start Clarkson and let Jennings recover by playing limited minutes of the bench. Thin Jennings and Kobe will brag about who should shoot most? Both will sit out some games and rest so both will get their chance. Also gets a young moveable piece in Lamb.

26 May 2015 15:35:54
To far to move down for a player you say they are going to cut. Detroit has tremendous amount of cap space to sign Jackson and another max deal at least maybe more. So stay at 8 pick the best SF and sign a FA starting PF like Thad Young or Max out Green and see what the warriors will do. The two picks are enticing but not a deep draft so stay put and take a potential All- Star.

25 May 2015 23:12:06
Thunder get Kevin Love s&t and Kendrick Perkins s&t

Cavs get Serge Ibaka, Enes Kanter, and Jeremy Lamb

PF. K. Love/ M. McGary/ S. Novak
SF. K. Durant/ K. Singler/ P. Jones
C. S. Adams/ K. Perkins/ N. Collison
SG. D. Waiters/ A. Morrow/ A. Roberson
Pg. R. Westbrook/ D. Augustine/ C. Payne #14 pick

25 May 2015 17:33:42

Bucks gets: Kanter S&T, Lamb

Cavs gets: Ilyasova, Novak

Thunder gets: Shumpert S&T

Bucks gets a 22 year old starting C to go along with their young core. Lambs contract is expiring and can be a 1 year project for them.

Cavs do this move if Love leaves in FA. Get a similar player on the offensive end to fit with their system. Novak is also expiring but is a veteran 3-point shooter.

Thunder gets a new starting SG that can be their 3 and D player they desperately needs. Saves some money by not resigning Kanter and move Lamb and Novak.




25 May 2015 19:54:51
I like this trade it would be good for the bucks

25 May 2015 20:05:05
great trade

25 May 2015 23:38:38
HA.So Bucks get Kanter and Lamb for Ilyasova

25 May 2015 17:09:33
Sixers- Nuggets

Wolves take Towns
Lakers take Russell
This starts a draft day bidding battle for #3 since the Sixers really don't want another BIG.

Ths Sixers are willing to go no further than #8. Denver steps up to the plate, since they need a BIG desperately and know that the Kings are focused on WCS.

Nuggets get #3 #35
Sixers get #7, the rights to the better of the 2016 1st rounder of the Knicks or Nuggets (the worse going to Toronto). Sixers also get the Portland protected pick currently owned by Denver (top 15 protected). The Nuggets still have a pick next year, the Top 5 protected pick of the Grizzlies.

Nuggets draft Okafor at #3
Sixers get their choice of whoever is left of Mudiay, Winslow, Hezonja or Porzingis. Two of these guys will be available at 7.

2016 Draft: SIxers now own:
Their own pick
The better of the Denver/Knicks pick
The Lakers top 3 protected pick
The Heat top 10 protected pick
The OKC top 15 protected pick
The Blazers top 15 protected pick

25 May 2015 17:38:34
Denver already has a good young center. No need to trade up for Okafor.

25 May 2015 20:04:22
This is the kind of deal I was thinking as well. But

. I would just take okafor though. Find a rotation of okafor Noel and embiid that works probably with t rob or sims filling out the roster. We have to be willing to take best player available until we are sure of the guys we have. Can't be sure on embiid yet. I think Noel is solid and has huge upside for a two way player. Okafor is the Noel on offense. He's got upside on defense but not there yet. Embiid is a wild card. Either way we never have foul trouble in any game at the big spot. Never have a bad big man on the floor. If I can't get Russell I got to take okafor and build from their.

25 May 2015 21:44:01
Well said TreGib

25 May 2015 21:56:20
What about mudiay. We need to start building a starting lineup and oak is not the answer. He really isn't that good. He is way overrated and kaminsky and towns r way better than him. He is a bum and frank proved that he ain't s***.

26 May 2015 10:15:42
you can take either Mudiay or Winslow

26 May 2015 13:45:59
What's being missed is that the Nuggets have the right to swap picks with the Knicks. That opportunity is unprotected by draft position. That's extremely unusual for the NBA and an opportunity/gamble just too tempting for Hinkie. That could literally be the top pick in the draft next season if Melo simply turns his ankle stepping onto a sidewalk.

So Denver gets their big guy to help their abysmal front court. The Sixers still get a desired player at #7 plus another "asset" for HInkie to play with. The Sixers could end up with their own pick, LA pick and Knicks pick all in the top 10 next year. Plus have MIami and OKC picks later in the draft to use as sweeteners.

25 May 2015 06:20:22
how about

Thunder: Jones, lamb pick 48 novak

Nuggets: Chandler, erick green

Thunder draft Devin booker

25 May 2015 18:05:10
Thunder would be stupid if they draft booker because they r going to have to have another big like montrezl

25 May 2015 06:16:02
Any Ideas for an OKC Draft day trade or players they should take?

25 May 2015 10:05:25
D.Waiters, P.Jones and 48th pick for W.Chandler

25 May 2015 18:05:36

24 May 2015 22:28:00
76ers rebuild possibilities:

1. Drafting DeAngelo Russell is key.
2. Although Embiid, Noel, and TRobinson are a good upfront three, I think Hinkie would like to add a PF who could stretch the defense. unfortunately there are rumors that Hinkie loves Porzingis. I cringe to think he may take him #3. But I propose another option. Frank Kaminsky. If Kaminsky drops to the 10-12 range, which is possible, maybe sixers can put together a package of future picks(miamis #1, OKC's#1, maybe take back some salary and add pick #35 this year) to land him. He has been lighting it up at workouts, and has been called the best player on the floor by a number of scouts. granted the top tier guys aren't there, but he could be a steal.
3. Still hope to sign Khris Middleton. A 6'8" SG who is 23 and on the verge of stardom. maybe overpay a bit, but will be worth it in the long run. Overpaying this year will be underpaying when the cap jumps in 2017.
4. Do Not resign jrich, mbah a mote, canaan, Sampson.
5. Still have own #1, Lakers #1, and Saric coming over next year.
PG: Russell(19)/Wroten/(Ish or P.Jack)
SG: Middleton(23)/McCrae, HThompson
SF: Covington(24)/Grant/GRIII
PF: Noel(21)/ Kaminsky/ TRobinson
C: Embiid(21)/Sims/Noel

25 May 2015 01:11:30
• I think the Lakers will draft Russellif they don't get Towns
• Middleton is Restricted and I don't see the Bucks not matching any offer he gets

On a side note, MIL has a crazy back court and will present matchup nightmares if Carter-Williams can improve his outside shooting.
PG = 6'-6" (Carter-Williams)
SG = 6'-8" (Middleton)
SF= 6'-11" (Giannis)

25 May 2015 01:47:56

If we draft pozingus. At the three spot. I'm quiting the Sixers. That means I choose him over Russell mudiay or okafor. I'd be completely on the Fire hinkie bandwagon. We've been patient as a fan base. Don't screw us now by not getting the best players available.

25 May 2015 02:06:21
Russell is going to be a really good pro IMO.

25 May 2015 14:31:38
The Sixers will not draft Pozingus at 3. Should Russell be gone and if the Sixers do not want Mudiay, there will be big demand for the #3 pick, since one of the two bigs will be there. So the Sixers have to explore the idea of trading down and how far to trade down. Or, they might just be exploring the idea of trading down anyhow.

An interesting option would be to trade down with Denver and land in the 7 spot where someone like Pozingus or Hezonja or Winslow would be available. The Nuggets own the right to swap picks with NY next season. Denver also owns the rights to the Memphis pick (top 5 protected for a couple of years then completely unprotected).

What we're seeing right now is a huge game of NBA poker. Everyone's trying to bluff everyone else into panicking and giving up picks when they don't have to. I suspect the Lakers really want one of the two bigs but are trying to get the Sixers to move up 1 slot to get Russell, but after throwing in one of their stockpile of future 1st rounders.

25 May 2015 18:16:31
Dont expect sixers trading down from their pick. If russell goes to the Lakers then they would select mudiay. I would be very cool if we get him at 3. Hinkie loves him too and he was the only gm to go and watch him in China. And he will be a very productive player in this league and he might turn out to be better than russell. But at this point russell is a better player but mudiay in 3 years can work on his game with a great coach in brett Brown. I have a feeling that russell has already hit his ceiling while mudiay has has a lot more room to grow. I want mudiay because I feel he can be a more productive leader and overall player than russell.

23 May 2015 18:33:59
Denver Nuggets Off season Plan

Nuggets get-#4 pick
Knicks get-Ty Lawson, Randy Foye, Portland 2016 1st round pick

Nuggets get-Anthony Morrow
Thunder get- Clippers 2015 2nd round pick, Warriors 2018 2nd round pick

#4-D'Angelo Russell
#7-Willy Cauley-Stein

-Patrick Beverley (3y 18mill)
-Melvin Hunt (2y 4 mill)

2015/16 Lineup
PG-Beverley, Nelson, Green
SG-Russell, Morrow, Harris
SF-Gallinari, Chandler
PF-Faried, Hickson, Lauvergne
C- Nurkic, Cauley-Stein

Nuggets are able to acquire pick #4 as Phil Jackson is in desperate need of veteran leadership and a quick fix at PG. Thunder rid themselves of Morrow, as they have Kanter to resign and can use all the cap space they can get. 76ers dratf Mudiay at 3, as Hinkie needs a PG to distribute and drive the lane. Russell falls to 4 where Nuggets take him and he takes on a Harden/Curry type role with the Nuggets. Beverley supplies veteran leadership and lockdown defense on any PGs or SGs. Cauley-Stein rotates in with the versatile bigs and is able to develop.

23 May 2015 19:36:16
Your sixer logic is off. Hinkie needs a pg who can score and distribute. The lane is already clogged with embiid and noel. And Sixer's are desperate for a guard who can shoot, that's the worst part of mudiays game. So Sixer's take Russell all day long,and you're right, he does have curry/harden potential.

23 May 2015 19:42:48
If Russell is not taken knicks rather have at PG for 9 mil less than Lawson 7 yrs older. Lawson is not game changer worthy of 4 pick.

24 May 2015 05:20:37
Russell is a top three pick.

24 May 2015 05:23:22
Zero chance the thunder trade Anthony Morrow especially for two 2nd round picks.

23 May 2015 17:41:13

Thunder gets: W.Chandler

Nuggets gets: PJ3, Lamb, Novak, 48th pick, future 2nd

24 May 2015 05:28:15
Thunder says yes but may be stingy on giving up both picks

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