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26 Mar 2017 00:29:41
IF the Laker pick conveys this year at #4.....
Sixers get: Paul George
Pacers get: 2017 Laker pick #4, sixers 2018 unprotected #1, Kings 2019 unprotected #1, Covington.
Pacers get #4 pick in this years loaded draft and 2 more unprotected #1 picks in next two drafts. Plus a very good wing defender in Covington.
Sixers get:celtics 2017 #1 via nets(currently #25).
Nets get:Okafor, pick #36, pick #40(earliest of sixers 4 second rounders in2017 draft).
Allows the Nets to have an option at center if the deal Lopez for needed talent.
2. Sign jj redick 3yrs/60mill, 3rd year team option.
3. Draft Monk in the 5-7 range.
4. Draft Swanigan at #25.
5. Let Rodriguez and Stauskas walk.
Pg:Simmons, Bayless, McConnell
Sg:Redick, Monk, Henderson
Sf:George, Anderson, Luwawa-Cab
Pf:Saric, Swanigan, Long
C: Embiid, Holmes, Splitter
This team has its young superstar in George, 2 up and coming stars in Embiid and Simmons, a veteran sharpshooter in Redick, and a solid 4th or even 5th option in Saric. Monk is only 19, Korkmaz is 19 developing another year in europe. And George is only 26. Was rumored the sixers talked to the pacers at the deadline about a possible George trade, maybe a revisit and a better offer could get it done.
26 Mar 2017 05:46:25
That is way too much for George, mostly because he's most likely a rental. But those are also 3 very good picks. That SAC pick might be 1st pick of the draft.
The rest of it makes sense to me.
26 Mar 2017 05:51:14
Interesting deals for 76ers. In the first trade I'd say its interesting offer for George who I'm not sure what the market for him is like with him in the final year of his contract and him seeming likely to test FA. Although the 76ers pick wouldn't likely be that great with addition of George I think two high level draft picks would make that offer competitive. Pacers could add Smith or Tatum with Turner and tank next few years to add talent with their own picks and other picks they've obtained.
If I'm the Nets I'd be all over the second trade; I think its selling a bit short on Okafor if I'm the 76ers. With Noel gone he should be able to improve his trade value in a more consistent role.
That final team is pretty solid and projects to be better than current Pacers team with significantly more upside. As long as Lakers don't make any extreme moves or land a top FA like Cousins or Westbrook I think that 76ers team would be enough to convince George to resign.
20 Mar 2017 11:10:28
PHX get Paul George & Ben McLemore
IND get 2nd pick (Lonzo Ball) , TJ Warren , Alex Len (sign & trade) & 2nd from Kings
SAC get Brandon Knight
20 Mar 2017 21:32:46
Phx are better off keeping the young guys. Even with George they aren't a contender and thus wouldn't be able to retain George.
14 Mar 2017 11:20:44
# TRADE Kings / Suns #
SAC receive B. Knight
PHO receive L. Galloway + G. Temple
14 Mar 2017 16:38:10
14 Mar 2017 16:46:53
I like the move for Kings who don't really have much need for capspace and Knight could be their starting pg if they don't draft one or minimum a solid gut off the bench who would be a steal if he could regain his form from before his injury last season.
For Suns not as big of a fan. Other than clearing cap space with Galloway an expiring deal don't really like it. Temple is a good player but due to his age I think Suns would be better suited in just keeping Knight and would ideally deal him for a younger player/ draft picks.
13 Mar 2017 15:10:09
Cavs get: 2 future 2nd rounders
2. Overpay for jj Reddick. We have tons of cap room, and non of the top tier elite guys is looking at philly at this stage. Offer him something he can't refuse, 3 years 75 million. It won't hurt philly to overpay at all, and he would be awesome with this young team.
3. Bring over korkmaz from Europe.
4. Assuming we get the 5th pick, draft Monk.
Good mix of young guys and vets.
Sixers would have there own pick and Lakers unprotected #1 in 2018. Plus, there own pick and kings unprotected #1 in 2019.
13 Mar 2017 19:21:12
If not Frye, maybe Olnyk or Miritoc as back up pf. Both are restricted fas at the end of the season. And much younger then frye.
13 Mar 2017 20:11:09
If a GM were to pay JJ Redick 25 million per year over three years they would probably be fired. He's much more likely to sign a deal around 18 million for two years because he is getting old. Even though 76ers have cap space it does not make sense to just throw money at older players, look at the Lakers with Mozgov and Deng.
13 Mar 2017 21:00:28
Tom the GOAT Brady:
Sixers will uave to overpay a bit. Maybee 22mill per for 2 years for reddick will do it. Reddick has some tred on the tires still. he's still producing at a high rate and is the exact kind of guy the sixers could use to teach some of the young guys how to win in the NBA. Deng and Mozgov where horrible signings, i see reddick mote as a korver type, but a few years younger.
13 Mar 2017 22:36:49
Redick doesn't deserve 3 years for that much. Maybe 2yr 50m would do it.
13 Mar 2017 23:25:09
Reddick is only 32, and is the perfect kind of guy that will age very well. He's going to get waaay more than 2 years 18 million. I don't think 18-25 million per year for 3 years is out of his value in the current salary cap of the NBA.
14 Mar 2017 01:32:04
I think Reddick is in the 3/ $54mm range.
14 Mar 2017 04:04:03
I think JJ is in the 3/ 30-36 mil range.
14 Mar 2017 19:46:08
JJ won't be with the LAC next season @18m/ yr, or at what I predicted. If he's playing for a title he will take less to win, if he's playing for a paycheck then he might get 3/ 45 but he'll be on a crappy team. All depends what the player is playing for. Only 1 championship quality team with plenty of cap room can absorb that next year and that's the Warriors.
10 Mar 2017 19:18:53
Could the Celtics trade their pick from Brooklyn to the Kings for their own pick and the pelicans pick? 6 & 7ish
If so should they?
Kings draft Fultz
Celtics draft Isaac and Markannan
Thomas - Rozier
Bradley - Smart
Crowder - Brown
Isaac - Markannan
Horford - Zeller
10 Mar 2017 20:35:23
Celtics really want Horford at the PF where he would be more effective.
C's should trade that pick on draft night for a true big man, I really think Boogie will be moved so he might be a target if he is available or Drummond as another choice that would be cheaper and not in Tech problems like Cousins.
Then trade IT to the Hornets for Walker.
10 Mar 2017 21:42:11
Billj. not much has been made about a possible Thomas trade, but something has to happen if Boston takes Fultz or Ball.
Fultz / Ball
Celts can't take a PG and then let him rot on the bench.
10 Mar 2017 23:39:47
I agree 100%, If IT gets traded it will be in the summer.
But let me ask you Supercollider, If they have to pick, who do they pick, Fultz or Ball?
Smart is a stretch player which makes him a valuable asset.
Not sure if you heard this yet but G Yabusele is going to sign with Maine Red Claws and then probably to the C's in a couple of weeks if Visa goes smoothly. He averaged 20.9 pts, 9.4 rebounds, 1.4 steals, and 1.1 blocks. It will prolong his rookie contract deal till next season. This may be their Big of the future or now could be a trade candidate. Source is out of sbnation as of this afternoon. Interesting twist to this saga.
11 Mar 2017 09:38:18
I would draft Fullz and keep IT
The Celtics can do a rebuilt and play for Eastern finals.
11 Mar 2017 10:06:54
I would draft Fultz and draft IT to SAC for WCS an the Pelicans pick.
12 Mar 2017 11:44:55
There are so many assets / moving parts to the Celtics situation that it is next to impossible to predict what they will do. Here is what I would do (which is not necessarily what I think they WILL do), assuming they get the No. 1 pick:
1. Fultz (too many red flags with Ball's father)
2. Move Thomas for a quality big (maybe Whiteside or Vucevic) . There would have to be others involved.
3. See about Hayward.
4. You're stuck with Horford, but I would clean out the rest of the front line -- Olynyk, Zeller, Jerebko, Mickey, Johnson. All of them.
5. If you get Hayward, move Crowder for a rotation big.
For next season you could have
Fultz / Bradley / Hayward / Horford / Whiteside
Smart, Zizic, maybe Yanusele, Rozier off the bench.
13 Mar 2017 00:58:43
Billj what is your obsession with Kemba Walker? IT is better than Kemba.
13 Mar 2017 17:50:25
No obsession, just don't think Boston is going to pay IT the money he wants. And Walker would be a good pick up while the C's figure out what life needs to be like without their top scorer. They need a wing man and a big man
Now obsessions? I'm not the one calling myself tombrady. lol.
Supercollider. I would like to see them retain Jerebko, he plays hard, but he'll be on the wrong side of 30.
09 Mar 2017 17:50:27
Mem and Orl
Memphis get Hezonja
Orlando get Baldwin
Memphis are going to be weak at sg Tony Allen is expiring and old, they have no 1st rounder and adding Hezonja who could do with a fresh start and still has some upside as an athletic shooter could be a good pick up for team looking to tightening up around a different core now most of their original pieces are old and expiring.
Orlando add a young pg who has talent as shooter and already has similar numbers to Payton but could carve out a bigger role with potentially higher ceiling as he can shoot the 3 which is needed for a pg and would complement this team better and with their pick moving due to Sixers and kings getting worse they seem to be around the Tatum/ Issac area in the draft which would mean less mins for Hezonja and less chance of them getting one of the top 3 pg's who better fit their team so a sf would be on the cards.
09 Mar 2017 18:02:22
Orlando would need more than just Baldwin.
09 Mar 2017 18:19:06
I think ideally the Magic would get Dennis Smith but with Kings draft pick falling their is a chance they jump the Magic and take him before they do (I think Sixers will get Monk regardless although if they get Lakers pick too maybe they get Smith)
I don't think Magic are getting enough for Hezonja. I don't think Baldwin would start although its unlikely whomever they draft would (Payton-Fournier-Ross-Gordon_Vucevic lineup) either.
Therefore I don't really see the issue with getting Tatum or Issac especially since both have the length to play pf or sf and Hezonja can play sg or sf. With Jeff Green a FA they don't have a real backup pf and with the team pretty bad they'd be better off playing Hezonja over Meeks at sg so I think between sf and pf slots there should be plenty of minutes for a Tatum/ Issac type.
09 Mar 2017 00:42:29
DEN get Eric Bledsoe
* draft Ivan Rabb
PHX get NOLA 1st from SAC & Ben McLemore
* draft Lonzo Ball & Harry Giles
SAC get Emmanuel Mudiay , Wilson Chandler & 2017 2nd round pick PHX
* draft Jayson Tatum
09 Mar 2017 08:09:41
Could work. Nuggets get an upgrade at pg who could help them win now and possibly attract some more serious FAs.
PHX cash in an older player to get another likely lotto (not a fan of Giles with that pick but they would have benefit of easing him along) pick as Nola hasn't done as well as many expected thus far.
For Kings I don't think Chandler really fits that squad but Mudiay is about similar quality as Fox or Ntilikina who they may not even be able to get with Nola pick depending where it ends and Phx 2nd is going to be at beginning of 2nd. I don't think its an bad trade for them but Chandler doesn't make much sense, maybe a future Denver 1st or something instead since he'd only cause Kings to win more games and decrease value of their 2018 pick.
08 Mar 2017 14:31:53
Finish 14th in west, get 3rd overall pick
Eric Bledsoe to CHI for Valentine, 16th overall pick, and 2019 lottery protected CHI 1st
Brandon Knight to Sacramento for WCS and 35th overall pick
3rd: Lonzo Ball (Celtics aren't letting go of Thomas just to get a rookie, I think they'll want Jackson)
16th: OG Anunoby
33rd: Alec Peters
35th: Josh Hart
52nd: Felipe Dos Ajos
Basically let everyone walk. Barbosa declines his option, Don't sign any RFA tender on Len, etc.
Sign Frank Mason as an undrafted FA
PG: Ball/ Ulis/ Mason
SG: Booker/ Valentine/ Hart
SF: Anunoby/ Warren/ Dudley
PF: Bender/ Chriss/ Peters
C: Chandler/ WCS/ Dos Ajos
Phoenix now has a desirable young core and plenty of cap room to work with.
08 Mar 2017 15:05:44
I don't really see a scenario where Fultz and Ball aren't the top two picks. Even for the Celtics, both of those guys have the size to guard the two so they can play with Thomas.
08 Mar 2017 15:16:18
If Fultz and Ball are off the board, then replace Ball with Dennis Smith.
08 Mar 2017 15:30:22
I don't think SAC is trading WCS for Knight.
09 Mar 2017 07:34:43
Surprised no one else commented on how terrible those trades are. Not getting WCS and a pick for almost as big of a fool on the court as Javale McGee. The other trade is even worse. Do you honestly believe you are going to get 3 (valentine rookie lottery pick) F'ing firsts for Bledsoe. That's a joke. Your projected picks are also wrong. Fultz and Ball number 1 for sure no matter what teams pick 1 and 2. Both have the ability to play 1 and 2 and ball is more than capable of playing the 3.
06 Mar 2017 18:42:23
BOS- Jalil Okafor, 2017 PHI 1st (unprotected), 2019 Sac 1st (unprotected)
PHI- Isaiah Thomas
Boston should not pay Thomas top money. He is a very good player, but giving a 31 year old PG that kind of money is silly. They should capitalize on his career year and move him now. They have a lot of picks to build on. They would have a top 5 pick in 2016 (BRK), 17 (BRK/PHI), 18 (BRK), 19 (SAC) and be able to spend a lot of FA. To me moving Thomas now is crucial to making this team dominant.
BOS- Blake Griffin (extend MAX)
LAC- Avery Bradley, 2018 BRK swap rights, 2019 SAC Pick
SG Gordon Heyward to MAX
1- PG Lonzo Ball
5- SG Malik Monk
PG- Marcus Smart/Lonzo Ball
SG- Gordon Heyward/Malik Monk
SF- Jae Crowder/Jaylon Brown
PF- Blake Griffin/Jalil Okafor
C- Al Horford/Ante Zizic
This gives Boston some quality Vets and high upside talent at every position. This team would be in prime position in the East for a while.
06 Mar 2017 19:04:48
Boston isn't the only team that knows IT is getting old and is due a big pay raise next summer. IT makes less sense for 76ers who are farther from contending than the Celtics and no way they'd give up that much for him especially when it may only be a one year rental.
Celtics are no lock to get the #1 pick (only 25% chance) so they may not be able to get Fultz or Ball and may have to cough up the money for IT. There are a bunch of worse players to be giving money to. In a trade not sure they'd be able to get enough in return to seriously consider dealing IT.
07 Mar 2017 03:28:33
Boston doesn't need anymore draft picks, they have enough now. They need all-star players and Okafor is not one of them.
IT4 will be 29 not 31 when he gets paid and unless he takes a 3 year deal with an opt out after 2 he won't be signing with Boston, and he's not going to do that. I can foresee an IT4 and 18 Bkn pick as the main pieces trade with the Bulls for Butler though and then the 17 Bkn and many more pieces and picks for Wesbrook.
07 Mar 2017 13:27:26
Though I agree with boston trading IT. It would be pretty risky given he is the main reason for a lot of thier wins. Atleast offensively. Obviously the hope would be that fultz could duplicate that, but without knowing they have 1, I'm not sure anyone else in this draft is as gifted offensively as IT.
Philly laughs at this offer thoughim as I'd hope most boston fans would agree, given most of thier takes of not trading the Brooklyn 1st in 2017.
07 Mar 2017 14:51:58
If Boston does trade IT it will only be a trade for another scorer, Butler or a Westbrook, Griffin, Harden type player. I don't think 76'ers laugh at that offer, of course they would also want one of the many Boston non BKN future picks. Boston would be the one laughing (IMO) . Philly has been jinxed with 1st rd. picks as far as players getting hurt to go along with sucking for a few years.
That 17 and 18 BKN pick will only be for a star player. Ainge has to do something big in the next year or else they will be forced to either sign IT and Bradley and just content being a 1st rd. or 2nd rd. departure from the playoffs with the window already passing before their eyes with no championship.
07 Mar 2017 15:34:15
The idea that phillys picks have been "jinxed" and/ or "sucked is irrevant and false in the case of them sucking.
The deal above suggests 2 projected top 5 picks and guy who would be a starter for them. Very laughable seeing the sixers would need to resign him.
07 Mar 2017 17:59:42
IT is 27 years old. if we give him the 5 year max at 28 he will be 33 at the end (perfect age to release after)
07 Mar 2017 19:14:54
He's 28 and has another year left. he'd be 30 midway thru the first year of the new contract. No thanks.
08 Mar 2017 02:54:40
I just think they should be further along then they are and their bigs have been the jinxed ones by injuries and then trading Noel. Where do you think the Celtics are going to put all these picks? They be only hurting their growth if they keep then in the D league and stashing others stashed overseas. They need stars not picks nor Okafor.
06 Mar 2017 17:06:13
Grizz trades - Wright
Kings trades - Afflalo
Kings draft Tatum and Fox
06 Mar 2017 18:38:44
Kings picks aren't going to end up that high.
07 Mar 2017 01:52:53
Not sure why Kings would want another center but I think draft picks are reasonable. Right now Pelican pick is #6 and Kings is #8. The Pelican pick will likely rise a little bit and Kings drop some but I think they should have a solid chance at having two top 12 picks. Therefore I don't think Tatum and Fox is that unrealistic especially with guys like Jarrett Allen and John Collins rising up the draft boards. Fox and Tatum would be great additions to the Kings when combined with Hield, WCS, Labissiere, Richardson and Papagiannis would create a solid young core and Kings will likely be able to add another top flight prospect with their 2018 draft pick (most top guys are big men but Porter or Duval could be solid additions) .
Although the return left something to be desired I think Kings moving Cousins was ultimately the best move for them.
07 Mar 2017 03:27:37
But Philadelphia has the right to swap with Sacramento. If Sacramento falls into the top 3, Philly will swap picks if there own pick is outside the top 3.
07 Mar 2017 15:23:34
Yeah but Carl, neither of those players are projected to go top 3, Tatum highest I've seen was 5 and Fox highest I've seen was 9.
04 Mar 2017 11:20:47
Boston & Kings pre draft or draft day.
Draft day trade Thomas, Olynyk to Sac for WCS and McLemore and 2017 Pels pick, 2018 Kings pick.
04 Mar 2017 12:00:49
Don't think s kings own their pick next year ( i could be mistaken but I think philly owns it), plus mclemore and Olynyk cannot be traded as they are pending FAs, so the deal I should now virtually IT for WCS and the pelicans pick.
I'm a Celtic fan I'd jump on this, but I know most boston fans wouldn't, and to be honest the kings shouldn't do that trade, but hey they've done worse.
04 Mar 2017 12:49:12
The Kings own that pick, but they can't trade for it, because Philly owns the 2019 pick.
I don't like this trade for Sacramento or Boston
Sacramento should rebuilt with young players, IT is already 28, no way sacramento can convince two top free agents to join them.
I like WCS going to Boston, but not for IT. They should keep him and go over the cap or they should trade him for another all star, not young players and more draft picks.
04 Mar 2017 17:39:36
Don't really like the trade for both sides. Boston unless they can get a younger top 15 pg in a deal including Thomas or Fultz completely kills it from the start I think they should pony up the money for him and Bradley since this team has a chance to compete for a championship with one big move (that they have pieces to make) and they'd "just" be going into luxury tax. WCS wouldn't be a bad acquisition for them (and someone they should go after) but I'd give up future picks and assets that wouldn't hurt the team now and which would probably be more appealing to Kings.
Kings are the complete opposite side of the spectrum. Probably the most talent-deprived team in the league and along with the Nets have one of the worst future outlooks for next few years. It makes no sense for them to trade for IT who would probably not want to resign there (his contract expires after next season) and the only thing he'd accomplish is make it more difficult for Kings to get a top lotto pick. This offer is more than they got for Cousins with WCS an underperforming, old for his class former lotto pick (similar to Hield), the same pelicans pick, AND Kings 2018 pick which based on Kings roster is basically a lock to be top 5. Kings can't even trade this pick since they already dealt 2019 pick stupidly. Kings need to just sit tight and get pg (Fox or Ntilikina) and a forward with their picks in this years draft then get the best available player with their pick in 2018 then barring the unforseen should have a solid core with Hield, WCS/ Papagiannis/ Labissiere, Richardson and their 2 2017 picks and 2018 pick.
03 Mar 2017 15:53:37
PHI- Garrett Temple
SAC- Jalil Okafor
PG Brandon Jennings 3 years $39 million
5- Jayson Tatum, SF
7- De'Aaron Fox, PG
PG- Brandon Jennings/De'Aaron Fox
SG- Aaron Afflalo/Buddy Hield/Malachi Richardson
SF- Rudy Gay/Jayson Tatum
PF- Jalil Okafor/Anthony Tolliver/Skal Labissiere
C- Willie Cauley-Stein/Kosta Koufos/Georgios Papagiannis
This team can start putting young players in place and rebuild rather quickly if Hield, Okafor and WCS take steps forward.
Gay and Afflalo will be in their final years of their contract. So if this team starts taking steps they have a lot of cap space to make a run at some players in 2018 to pair with their youth.
03 Mar 2017 16:01:47
Okafor cannot play PF on either end. He's a backup 5.
03 Mar 2017 16:38:06
Starting afflalo and Gay seems like a waste. Starting lineup should be:
I think WCS is also more suited to play PF than Okafor (though neither really is) .
03 Mar 2017 18:15:55
I would start
Jennings, Hield, Tatum, Gay, WCS.
27 Feb 2017 01:25:00
Moving Noah at the cost Melo
Kings get Melo Noah Vujacic Ndour
Heat get Koufos Temple
Knicks get Gay Ellington McRoberts Toliver
Melo and Noah lead Kings in rebuilding without giving up any pieces. Melo best chance to his California dream.
Heat need a back behind Whiteside
Gay is worthy replacement at cost of moving Noah for expiring contract. Knicks Sign Patrick Mills Anderson Roberson and Jonathan Simmons 4yr 60mil
27 Feb 2017 02:00:27
SAC is not his CA dream. And Melo and Noah would only make the rebuild worse.
27 Feb 2017 03:31:03
Replacing Koufos Gay Temple Toliver is nono bc they are contributing to rebuilding. Noah and Melo are good leaders. He has been handling himself professionally. Melo could be traded again, hopefully divac learns get value than Cousins trade. He value greater than any one the Kings roster currently. Noah leadership for team with direction is worth 17 mil per yr.
27 Feb 2017 05:00:24
It's s mute trade. Melo would not accept a trade to sac.
27 Feb 2017 05:49:25
Who are the 4 people who think SAC is where Melo wants to be and huge contract guys on their last legs is good for a rebuilding team? Hilarious.
28 Feb 2017 03:51:09
Noah will be moved. To a recovery room.
27 Feb 2017 00:09:47
76ers off season
1. Do not resign splitter, rodriguez, Stauskas, henderson
2. Offer the bank to try and get otto porter. Long shot, but possible
3. Bring over sg Korkmaz
4. Better then 50% possibility they get 2 picks in the 4-8 range. With a little luck, draft Monk and Markannen.
5. Keep okafor as back up to Embiid. Okafor still on rookie contract, only 21, and value can't possibly be any lower then it is now, not worth trading.
Still have all there own #1 picks, 2017 swap rights with kings, 2019 kings unprotected #1, OKC 2020 protected #1, and literally 15 2nd rd picks in the next 5 years.
27 Feb 2017 02:29:29
Not bad, but you need a veteran with that last roster spot.
27 Feb 2017 03:04:16
NBA: Hoe about a realistic vet signing like Amir Johnson. he's an UFA, would come at a reasonable rate, is used to being a rope player, and is known to be a bery good locker room presence. Put him in the pf rotation.
27 Feb 2017 03:05:41
Can philly get a star with that group? If so where do they play?
27 Feb 2017 03:24:55
Nah not Amir Johnson, I'm talking about a veteran that would mostly be on the bench.
And Simmons and Embiid are the stars (soon to be)
27 Feb 2017 10:08:42
I'm not sure Simmons should play PG or PF.
I hope they get lucky in the draft and that they could draft Ball or Fulzz.
27 Feb 2017 19:22:43
I'd think they should bring in a vet as well, but I'd do it at the 1-3. If they can get Porter, that's fantastic, but if not, I think the three spot would be ideal for a veteran. A guy like P. J. Tucker or Thabo Sefolosha would be ideal plan B's.
22 Feb 2017 19:06:02
PACERs and sixers.
Sixers trade: Noel, (better of sixers and Sacramento pick swap), lakers pick ( top three protected 2017 and unprotected in 2018) sacramento 2019 unprotected pick.
Pacers trade Paul George.
Pacers rebuild right away getting three unprotected first assuming lakers pick doesn't convey this year. Sets themselves up for a solid rebuild going forward. They sign Noel to play next to turner. Turner shoots 37 percent from three so the pairing could be solid.
Sixers get a star without giving up embiid or Simmons, who are their most important assets. They have a ton of money left to sign a few more players and George is under contract for the next two season. That's a solid group to build with going forward.
22 Feb 2017 19:41:41
Too much for potentially one year of george.
22 Feb 2017 20:23:18
Not a chance. George alone won't make the 76ers all that better. Basically 4 1sts for George? NOT in this lifetime.
22 Feb 2017 22:26:07
How is that 4 firsts? Is a 4 year vet still considered a rookie now?
22 Feb 2017 23:14:23
There pick would become a lotto pick. No way philly does this!
23 Feb 2017 00:05:42
i take this as an indy fan.
This would only work for the sixers if B Simmons can play PG. They hope he can become the next Giannis antetokounpo, but i think he should play PF.
22 Feb 2017 17:21:55
Boston: Okafor+ 1rnd pick sac 2019
Philly: Olynyk+ 1rnd pick Nets 2017
Boston buys time in this scenario.
They can try to get KD and/or G Hayward and/or B Griffin. If they fail to land a superstar, they still have two potential 1 overall picks to trade for guys like PG13 or J Butler, who can become unhappy and who wanted to be traded.
Okafor's stock is low for the moment, but he should be a starter and he still has potential.
PF: B griffin
SF:Crowder/ J Brown
SG: G Hayward/Bradley
PG: IT/ Smart
This team could challenge the Cavs and Golden state
Philly can fasten the rebuilt after years tanking. They can land the 1st, 2nd and 4th pick (Nets,sac(or philly) and Lakers pick.
So in an ideal scenario they can draft Fullz, J Jackson and Monk
C: Embiid/ Noel
PF: B simmons/ Saric
Sf: J Jackson/ covington
This could be a scary team in a few years.
22 Feb 2017 17:50:10
I like this.
22 Feb 2017 18:01:16
Okafor's value now is mid to late first-rounder.
No way Celtics give up the Nets pick for so little.
22 Feb 2017 18:08:17
Lmao i don't see boston giving the nets pick up for anyone on the sixers much less okafor. We have already been through this every team knows okafor is nothing more then an average scorer, and we all know philly wants to get read of him because his value keeps dropping. If you guys really thought he could be special you wouldn't be trading him.
22 Feb 2017 19:34:59
This is horrible for the Celtics. Nets pick worth way more than Okafor, and even though the Kings are a mess there are no guarantees on a pick so far away.
22 Feb 2017 19:34:59
Oh. I like this. I wonder why.
This is flat out stupid.
22 Feb 2017 19:59:07
You're right burger, of course a sixers fan would like this.
Is there any chance boston doesn't take fultz or ball with pick 1, if they are lucky enough to get it? They passed on the guard last year.
22 Feb 2017 22:24:26
Apparently Ainge is trying to avoid trading that Nets pick in a deal for Butler, which guarantees he would not give it up for Okafor.
23 Feb 2017 04:55:25
I can see them taking Ball, Last year he took Brown when he was projected 9th. So you never know with DA.
22 Feb 2017 00:00:35
Boston: Okafor+ 1rnd pick Sac 2019
Philly: Nets pick 2017+ Olynyk
The two best prospects in the draft are pointguards. Boston doesn't need a pg,so why not trading the pick for a future pick, so they can keep their options open. The sacramento pick is a lock for the top three in 2019.
And they where interested in Okafor before. He's a good center for that team on a rookie contract for a few years
Philly need a pg, so they can draft Fullz or Ball, with the other pick they can draft J Jackson or Monk
C: Embiid/ Noel
Pf: Simmons/ Saric
This team should convince a big free agent to come to philly
22 Feb 2017 16:07:28
The 2017 Nets pick is worth way more than that package alone even the 2018 Pick might be too much.
21 Feb 2017 21:42:24
Celtics get Kosta Koufos and Ben McLemore
Bulls get Tyler Zeller, Demetrius Jackson, 2017 Clippers 2nd, and 2019 Detroit 2nd
Kings get Nikola Mirotic and Michael Carter-Williams.
22 Feb 2017 01:26:06
I just don't see why the Bulls would take on Zeller's bad contract just to get a couple mid-to-late 2nd rounders. At least Mirotic and MCW are coming off the books after the season.
22 Feb 2017 01:44:02
Neither Koufas nor McLemore would be rotation players in Boston, so what's the point unless the Celtics can flip them in another deal?
21 Feb 2017 19:41:54
So I think that there is a real possibility that the kings end up with one of the bottom three records in the league this year after the cousins trade. Currently it looks like phoenix is looking to sell and bkn isn't going anywhere. To me that leaves the the lakers as the odd man out in this scenario, potentially sending thier pick to the Sixers.
Also today news broke that magic johnson has been named the new GM of the lakers. Magic has been open on Twitter about being a Jahlil Okafor fan because of his winning at every level prior to the nba.
This leads me to the opportunity I see there for the Sixers
Lakers get: Okafor
Sixers get: removal of protection from the lakers pick this year.
Reasoning as stated above would be that the lakers may very well lose this pick anyway. So to get something like okafor in return rather then nothing would be a savvy move by the lakers new gm.
For the sixers in this scenario they would end up with two top 5 picks (kings swap) in a "loaded" draft and have thier pick of several nice prospects to continue the build.
Hinkie knows all
What do you think?
21 Feb 2017 19:58:44
No reason to flip Okafor for something you'll definitely get.
21 Feb 2017 20:13:26
I don't see you right argument. We give them okafor because the pick is most likely outside of the top three anyway. I'm confused.
21 Feb 2017 20:20:46
There's still so many moving parts though (lottery, suns actually playing well the rest of the way, sixers not playing embiid or simmons the rest of the way ) that I think it would be worth it to guarentee getting the pick this year in a draft with a class that moreso fits thier needs rather then next year's class.
21 Feb 2017 20:23:09
I want the pick this year. This guarantees that, no matter where it falls. Everything else I said is just hypothetical, and not reality yet.
21 Feb 2017 21:25:10
The lakers would be idiots to take the protection off the first. If they keep their pick, then the pick they traded to Orlando becomes two second rounders. So they're basically trading two firsts. Seems like a bad move.
21 Feb 2017 21:27:50
I can understand that. I'd like the pick too. but why would you if your the lakers give up the chance to keep it for okafor. Next year it is unprotected anyway so the sixers can get it next years as lakers don't seem to be going anywhere anytime soon. Even with a top pick this year in a guard heavy draft they already have Russell. I think sixers would like to garentee the pick but with it being unprotected next year the incentive might not be that high. This team is always tanking it seems anyway.
21 Feb 2017 22:02:37
I'd be most willing to offer them Okafor and the pick for Russell.
21 Feb 2017 12:48:52
Henson, Delly, 2nd rd pick 2019 for Knight and Chandler
Vaughn and 2nd rd pick 2017 For
Bucks also should get another star to play with Greek Freak this offseason!!!!!!
21 Feb 2017 14:08:17
Why adding two PG when they have Brogdon who is going to be a beast. and I don't think this can give you Collison.
21 Feb 2017 16:40:39
Suns aren't doing that!