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01 Aug 2020 15:01:51
Rockets get Randle

Knicks get Paul

Okc gets Gordon, Portis, 2 2021 firsts (Clips and Mavs)

Rockets get a big man, Knicks get Paul who teams up with Leon Rose, and OKC adds a shooter and more picks.

OKC lineup

SGA, Schroeder
Gordon, Ferguson
Dort, Roberson
Gallo, Bazley
Adams, Portis


1.) 01 Aug 2020 15:50:13
Why would Houston do that? Randle doesn’t give them anything that they want.

2.) 01 Aug 2020 16:24:38
Paul not gdtting OKC 2 firsts bdcause of his contract. But you keep trying.

3.) 01 Aug 2020 17:02:28
Yeah, no picks. If anything, they should go to Houston.

4.) 01 Aug 2020 18:11:32
Pughes Knicks package Portis bullock Payton Gibson if all 4 released, This saves okc 82 mil. No picks necessary.

5.) 01 Aug 2020 23:16:32
Your going to have to trade Paul for horford and two picks.

6.) 02 Aug 2020 02:58:07
Agree, Paul isn't getting OKC two picks if they trade him. I have heard a little around here that Paul would be willing to go to the Knicks. Why not Paul for Randle and some throw-ins to make salaries work? Win-win for both teams. Knicks get an all-star hall-of-famer to lead young team and Thunder get a young player.

7.) 02 Aug 2020 18:29:07
Do y’all watch basketball Paul might not get two picks but he is doing better with okc than he ever did with Houston Paul will not go from okc for rubbish players that’s a guarantee and Horford and two picks would never work Paul plays ten times better than Horford and his contract is worse than Paul’s to be honest I’d rather keep cp3 in a okc Jersey than get nothing for him if anything he can work the front office after he retires either way is good for the thunder but he will not get moved for nothing not the way he overachieved the thunder and are a dark horse in the west so whatever y’all say.

8.) 02 Aug 2020 18:41:54
If okc wanted him out I’d be ok with Randle, Knox, and frank Ntilikina if okc went on full scale rebuild if not I’d keep Paul.

9.) 02 Aug 2020 19:04:04
the only wat paul is going anywhere is if the team wants to trade him for salary relief. Paul would go to the knicks but they would have to have a solid team around him like OkC for him to be as good as he is.

Paul's great as a floor leader and put him with other floor leaders he's useless.

Miami should trade for Paul.
Paul and Butler would work.

10.) 03 Aug 2020 12:01:30
Yes, Paul would be good in Miami. Can't see OKC trading Paul there as they own two of Miami's first round picks in the next few years. The last thing OKC wants is for Miami to get better.

11.) 03 Aug 2020 16:02:03
No way I give Miami Paul not owning there two picks if he gets traded it’s elsewhere



27 Jul 2020 11:17:21
Knicks get Paul, Roby, 2 seconds via OKC

Hornets get Randle, Ellington

Thunder get Batum, Portis, 2020 Hornets 1st, 2021 Dallas 1st via Knicks
***Re-sign Gallo for 3 years $33M, Noel 2 years $15M, Roberson 2 year minimum.

SGA, Schroeder
Dort, Diallo
Roberson, Batum
Gallinari, Bazley, Portis
Adams, Noel

***Portis and Batum can get flipped at the deadline to teams angling for more cap space. This rotation doesn't include picks and if they can bring in a player or to in free agency.


1.) 27 Jul 2020 11:42:20
Hornets not giving up that pick.

2.) 27 Jul 2020 12:19:18
Again OKC not getting a lottery pick for Paul no matter how many times you try.

3.) 27 Jul 2020 12:52:32
hornets pick for randle? lol.

4.) 27 Jul 2020 13:14:21
Why Hornets giving up draft pick on an asset that can be traded at the deadline for a draft pick? Randle isn't going to win Charlotte a championship. Makes zero sense from their point of view.

5.) 27 Jul 2020 13:55:08
just why would charlotte do this?

6.) 27 Jul 2020 17:39:36
Wouldnt it make more sense for Charlotte to make Gallo a 3yr/ $45 mil offer than to trade a draft pick to get Randle?

7.) 27 Jul 2020 22:24:39
Would make sense but they can offer him but gallo would not go to Charlotte especially when okc has his bird rights and can sign and trade him and get back what they want for him.

8.) 28 Jul 2020 01:31:13
OKC doesn't have to do anything. They are a top ten team right now with all those picks stacked. They love Paul and won't trade him unless he wants to be traded. Haven't heard a word here about him wanting to leave and if he does, it's going to be for whatever OKC wants.



22 Jul 2020 14:48:12
Jazz get Paul
***All in type of move for next season for Jazz.

Sixers get Conley
***Cut bait on Harris and nab a good point guard on an expiring contract.

Okc gets Harris, 2021 Jazz 1st
***Harris can provide some wing scoring which is sorely needed. This saves some money this season, and they can afford him moving forward. He could be flipped in a season or two if they want another asset later.

SGA, Schroeder
Dort, Diallo
Bazley, Ferguson
Harris, Muscala

Plus they could retain Gallo, Noel, Dre, bring in a MLE (Joe Harris?), and add in their picks. Thoughts?


1.) 22 Jul 2020 15:55:45
Because of the protections on the 2020 Utah owed to Mempbis, the "2021 first" that you are trading is actually more like a 2024 first.

Seriously doubt Paul gets OKC Harris + first. Straight up seems more accurate.

If OKC resigns everybody, how far into the luxury cap will they be and still have 0% chance to win a championship?

2.) 22 Jul 2020 16:37:12
This definitely seems like a swap that just flips these three players. No picks needed.

But if you take out the pick, I like it for all teams.

3.) 22 Jul 2020 17:45:22
Cp3 is an upgrade over Conley so the pick is needed. Philly give up horford instead and okc get horford and the pick.

4.) 22 Jul 2020 17:50:07
Harris and pick homer trade idea.

5.) 22 Jul 2020 17:57:01
If okc getting Horford they should get the pick. If okc getting Harris sixers should get the pick. And make it 2020 pick.

6.) 22 Jul 2020 18:40:47
Paul is an upgrade over Conley on the court. But not in trade value.

7.) 22 Jul 2020 19:59:25
Paul is an upgrade of Conley on talent, but a downgrade on contract.

8.) 23 Jul 2020 03:19:15
What if Paul stays same for the next 3 years.

9.) 25 Jul 2020 22:53:05
Zero percent chance for OKC to win the championship Fredman? Owning the draft over the next ten years. You have the Thunder confused with the Kings.

10.) 30 Jul 2020 20:05:37
And you have late picks confused with lottery ones.

11.) 31 Jul 2020 12:29:29
How do you know where the picks will be? Are you from the future?



11 Jul 2020 20:01:19
Magic get Chris Paul
***Paul being in Orlando for the playoffs will put his leadership center stage and be too much for the Magic to not notice. He can mentor Fultz and bring the same to the Magic that made OKC overachieve this year. This also helps with the logjam. Paul elevated Griffin's and Jordan's game in LA all those years ago... history could repeat itself. They just need a little Magic (sorry).

Hornets get Vucevic, Aminu
***This all about flipping a useless expiring for the low post scorer that would make both Rozier and Graham better next season.

OKC gets Batum, Ross, McDaniels, 2020 Hornets first
***Batum is expiring. Ross brings shooting to the wing which they could use. McDaniels is a young player. That pick could help add more strong young talent.



1.) 11 Jul 2020 20:40:53
Move the pick from OKC to Orlando.

2.) 11 Jul 2020 23:31:07
No way that pick would be staying okc isn’t giving up Paul for nothing and I hate to say it but that McDaniels kid will not ever be any good.

3.) 12 Jul 2020 00:10:20
Again and again. OKC is not getting a lottery pick for Paul.

4.) 12 Jul 2020 03:11:13
Orlando overpaying for Paul.

Charlotte pick (#8) to Orlando, Orlando 2020 first (#15) to OKC.

5.) 12 Jul 2020 03:25:09
If OKC isn’t giving up Paul for nothing, then they’re stuck paying him his horrible contract. They’re definitely not getting a lottery pick for him.

6.) 17 Jul 2020 04:51:16
I’d rather be stuck paying him than take horrible ass players it isn’t hurting okc any so I’ll keep him and when Giannis is a free agent Paul could help convince Giannis to join up with him like they wanted to it’s a win win but either way if we didn’t get Giannis I’d still keep Paul than take back horrible players he is great leader and look where okc is cause of him we was projected to be 14th place and lottery bound but we got a better record than last season with two mvps so say what u want I’ll keep the intelligence he can give our young players than lose him for trash ass players and okc will keep him as well unless they get what they want done said so.



04 Jul 2020 15:03:13
Okc gets Batum, Portis, pick
***They get out of the last year of Paul's deal and add an asset.

Hornets get partially guaranteed contracts
***Move on from Batum, can cut incoming players, be players in free agency.

Knicks get Paul
***Get their guy.



1.) 04 Jul 2020 16:52:28
Why okc take Batum and portis? Knicks have cap space. Knicks can decline team options on players and take Paul without sending players. Or okc take partially guaranteed contracts.

2.) 04 Jul 2020 17:12:35
Who's pick.

3.) 04 Jul 2020 17:57:34
Clippers pick via NY.

4.) 04 Jul 2020 19:09:26
A second from both the Knicks and Hornets.

5.) 05 Jul 2020 07:51:35
What’s the logic for OKC?

6.) 06 Jul 2020 22:18:31
Okc isn’t going to just give Chris Paul away for nothing it’s stupid really look at where they are at this year really okc is a small forward and one or two good rotation players away from being true contenders if Sam Presti wanted to push his chips in and get a player of say bradley Beal or Devin Booker they would be good if okc does give up Chris Paul it’s going to be for a couple younger players and a first bout like the Julius Randle & Dennis Smith jr plus the la clippers 2020 draft pick but okc won’t give him away for nothing that’s stupid if hold onto him and add around what u got before I give him up for bum ass players




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06 Jun 2020 08:28:56
Not a rumor, but a fun what-if.

Charlotte gets Vucevic
***Offload Rozier and bring in one of the best low post scorers. Opens the door for Graham to start.

Okc gets Rozier, Ross, Monk, Lotto protected pick from Charlotte
***They take on Rozier hoping to do a Schroeder-esque makeover with him. Ross helps with their lack of shooting, Monk is a flier on a one year deal, and they add a pick (although it might not convey). Not the Paul return they think they can get, but it's probably realistic.

Orlando gets Paul
***Paul came to Okc and was paired with a high potential flex guard which allowed him to start but rest when needed. That could work here too with Fultz. They have some logjams but they also have the type of guys who could work for a playoff team. Paul could squeeze out the most of this roster and be in the East. Then let's get nostalgic and sign Dwight Howard. I know, I know. But he's a great fit with Paul, can redeem himself in Orlando, and a hole is there with Vooch traded and Bamba not necessarily the answer.



1.) 06 Jun 2020 12:59:31
I think that pick should go to Magic. Or they just cut OKC out of the deal.



03 Apr 2020 14:31:54
Ok this is just for fun. I'd love to see someone high up in the Pistons organization to create a modern day Bad Boys Pistons roster. Help me complete the team and offer up deals to get these guys in place...

PG - Beverly ($12M)
SG - Kennard ($4M)
SF - Butler ($33M)
PF - Green ($19M)
C - Adams ($25M)
6th man - PJ Tucker ($9M)

That's an expensive team. So maybe some suggestions on changing the lineup as well? Remember. Just for fun.


1.) 03 Apr 2020 17:29:07
Snell (opts in) +Lakers 2nd for Beverley
Griffin+Svi+Sekou+'21 DET 1st+'23 top 10 protected 1st DET for Butler
McRae (s&t) +Rose+DET '20 1st rd player+'24 2nd DET for Green
S&T Henson+POR 2nd+GSW 2nd for Adams
Maker+'25 2nd DET for Tucker.

2.) 04 Apr 2020 05:11:34
Bad boys had a star pg
Solid sg great defender
Crazy sf
Thug pf
Bigger thug center

Today that be
No thugs left.



07 Mar 2020 00:40:19
Knicks are interested in a Paul trade this summer. They could offer Randle, Portis, Ellington, mayyyybe a couple seconds or something.... but what if OKC tries to pry away something different?

Fill in the blank.

In a Chris Paul to New York deal, it would take _____ picks you the Knicks for OKC to get RJ Barrett back instead of Ellington.

SGA, Schroeder
Ferguson, Dort
Barrett, Diallo
Randle, Bazley
Adams, Portis


1.) 07 Mar 2020 19:55:36
3 or 4.



02 Mar 2020 02:40:09
Not a rumor, but a fun hypothetical. Which of the Big 3 OKC Thunder players is more likely to have a reunion with the team AND (assuming it comes via trade) what should the deal look like?


Okc gets Russ
Rockets get CP3

Okc gets KD
Nets get Adams, Schroeder, 3 firsts

Okc gets Harden
Rockets get Adams, Schroeder, 3 firsts

Thoughts? Ideas? For what it's worth, I don't see any happening, but it's an interesting thought.


1.) 02 Mar 2020 14:54:07
Interesting thought? No, not really.



15 Feb 2020 11:30:53
Draft night last year Okc picked Brandon Clarke and then dealt him for Darius Bazley. Bazley doesn't look horrible, but Clarke looks like a massive steal. Wish we had kept him.

Here's my question. If we had kept Clarke would that have made Gallinari MORE likely to be traded, or would we have still kept him?

Paul, Schroeder
SGA, Diallo
Dort, Ferguson
Gallinari, Clarke
Adams, Noel


1.) 15 Feb 2020 15:53:08
Keep. FO seems yo be about the playoff push. Get farther than where Westbrook could take them.




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26 May 2020 01:39:44
Rkenne_16, I am a die hard thunder guy. If they grab RJ, they have two young guys under team control for like the next 5-10ish years if they give them 5 year extensions after their rookie deals. SGA proved he has star potential and I think RJ has it too. Both are Canadian and can grow a special chemistry long term. They have tons of picks moving forward. Like a crazy amount. Burning a few for a top asset like Barrett is worth the gamble. They can grow together and hopefully get back to a perennial playoff team. They are a small market and won’t win big FA sweepstakes anytime soon and so getting a young guy under team control is massive. Just my thoughts.




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25 May 2020 16:27:15
I am in the minority, but in a Paul to New York deal that includes the Knicks being willing to move Barrett, OKC will want RJ. and they have the ammo in picks to get him. Instead of a Paul to New York deal that includes picks returning to OKC, OKC attaches 1-2 picks to Paul and gets RJ back to pair with fellow Canadian SGA. I think it’s a win for both sides. The pick could go to Indy if they want Oladipo still.




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15 Apr 2020 14:31:58
I agree that SGA probably has the most value for Sac but no way okc moves him. They’d want to pair the two.




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02 Apr 2020 13:04:36
Ok what about this instead.

Philly gets Paul and Burton
Okc gets Batum, Richardson, Charlotte 1st
Hornets get Horford.




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02 Apr 2020 12:56:27
I think it’s honestly a bit of an overpay. I think Paul in Philly would be huge for their offense. And they have plenty of defense to cover. I’d say a swap of Paul and Burton for Horford and Richardson would be more likely for both teams.





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