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20 Jul 2019 18:16:16
Would either team be interested in a Marcus Smart for Jusuf Nurkic swap? Maybe add some smaller players and picks if needed (Maybe Robert Williams for Trent and 2020 1st)

Blazers could use a backcourt lockdown defender

Celtics could use a starting center when Nurkic is healthy



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20 Jul 2019 19:02:17
Portland certainly wouldn’t be interested. Nurkic is considerably better, and Smart just wouldn’t get many minutes with Lillard, McCollum, Bazemore, Hood, and Simons in Portland.

Whiteside wasn’t brought to Portland be to the long term solution. He’s the bandaid and then a big expiring deal at the trade deadline.

20 Jul 2019 19:09:01
Celtics twinkie defense. You undervalue defense. Celtics won't make playoffs.

20 Jul 2019 19:55:09
Smart would be the first guard off the bench.

21 Jul 2019 00:11:24
Maybe Celtics say no for now. Remember that Nurkic’ injury is like Hayward’s. Only difference is Nurkic has a smaller contract but we don't know how he plays when he comes back.

21 Jul 2019 01:04:27
Smart is in the same general class as Hood and Bazemore. Smart might be the first off the bench, but that’s not worth a center as good as Nurkic on a really cheap contract. There were questions in Portland if Nurkic had become Portland’s second best player. He was playing that good before the injury.

20 Jul 2019 16:22:18

HOU gets A. Gordon, Bogdanovic, Giles

ORL gets EG

SAC gets Capela

RW/ Rivers
Harden/ Green
Tucker/ Bogdanovic
Gordon/ Giles
Faried/ Chandler

Fultz/ Augustin
Eric Gordon/ Ross
Aminu/ Issac
Vuc/ Mo Bamba

Fox/ Yogi
Hield/ Guy
Barnes/ Ariza
Bagley/ Bjelica
Capela/ Dedmon.

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20 Jul 2019 16:48:34
Sacramento passes.

20 Jul 2019 17:20:04
and Magic.

20 Jul 2019 20:43:19
Sacramento may counter with Bogdanovich + Bjelica to at least get the salaries to match instead of taking on $5 mil in salary. But I doubt it with the Kings lack of wing depth.

20 Jul 2019 15:28:49
Okc gets Wall, future 1st, rights to Schofield

Washington gets Paul, 2020 Chicago 2nd

A Paul for Wall swap could benefit both sides. Thunder should indeed tank, and tank they shall with Wall on the shelf. If he comes back healthy, great. They can flip him next summer or before the 2021 trade deadline. If he stays hurt, fine. They can afford to wait. They can get their cap savings by buying out Dre. That's $10M in savings. Sign Schofield to a 3 year deal.

For Washington, cutting bait on Wall is a divorce that seems long overdue. A first and Schofield is worth it to get Paul who can still play and has one less year on his deal. They could be a playoff team... might even be able to lure Dre when he clears waivers to reunite with Brooks.

Shai, Schröder
Diallo, Nader, Burton
Ferguson, Schofield
Gallinari, Muscala, Patterson
Adams, Noel
(Bazley in G League)

That's a team that can tank but give meaningful minutes to young players.

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20 Jul 2019 17:29:25
Buying someone out does not remove his salary from the salary cap. There is no $10 mil in saving off the cap.

Schofield sign his rookie deal on July 12th. So OKC will be adding his nearly $1 salary to their cap which is already over the luxury tax line. Not very smart.

20 Jul 2019 15:15:45

PHX get Kevin Love

Pg Rubio/Okobo/Carter/Jerome
Sg Booker/Johnson
Sf Oubre/Bridges
Pf Love/
Ce Ayton/Baynes

CLE get Saric, Johnson (exp), 2 2nd round picks

Pg Garland/Delly/Knight
Sg Sexton/Clarkson
Sf Osman/Porter
Pf Saric/Nance
Ce Thompson/Henson/Zizic

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20 Jul 2019 16:29:39
I`am a Suns fan and i would say yes, but for to much "soft" in the paint. Ayton is not yeat a good defender. But he is still very young. Johnson has exp. 19 mln, next year with Saric 25 mln free. I would wait and Suns must win to get a good free agents. With a good year they can make a run for Anthony Davis.

21 Jul 2019 03:34:17
No way Davis signs with the suns or any other top tier free agent. Phoenix is a disaster.

21 Jul 2019 03:40:59
Pretty decent.

Love with Ayton is a nice inside/ outside duo. A starting five of Rubio, Booker, Bridges, Love and Ayton could be really nice.

Johnson clears cap space and Saric still has some upside for the Cavs.

21 Jul 2019 14:19:58
The K. Love to PHX thing started about 3 years ago and has no more validity today than it did then. Those who say the Suns are a "disaster" have been correct but there is a new regime running things (less the lousy, meddling owner, of course) one that appears to have a plan to move the team back to relevance. Let's see what J. Jones and Monty can do with an almost completely revamped roster. So, no deals for older, injury-prone, overpaid guys whose time has nearly passed. No more Arizas, Tyson Chandlers, or even Kevin Loves.

20 Jul 2019 13:22:44

WAS get Jarrett Culver, Dennis Schroeder, Gorgui Dieng, Andre Roberson (exp), 2 1st round picks MIN, 1st round pick OKC
- get 3 picks and a young guard for Beal. That would be a good haul

Pg Schroeder/Thomas/Smith/Wall
Sg Culver
Sf Brown
Pf Hachimura
Ce Bryant/Dieng

MIN get Bradley Beal
- get a star player that could help Towns

Pg Teague
Sg Beal
Sf Wiggins
Pf Covington
Ce Towns

OKC get Ian Mahinmi (exp)
- save money now and next year by giving up a 1st

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20 Jul 2019 14:13:02
Nobody wants to play in Minnesota just like nobody wants to play for dolan.

20 Jul 2019 14:36:06
What? Shizzee acknowledging nobody wants to play for the Knicks.

20 Jul 2019 15:48:04
Does it matter if no one wants to play in Minny when it’s a trade?

20 Jul 2019 19:28:21
Too much for Minnesota to give up when Beal can leave in 2 years.

20 Jul 2019 12:40:49
First trade

Memphis send iguodala and take kennard, jackson and a second rounder from pistons via miami

Second trade

Thunder send schroder and take brown jr, galloway and a second rounder from pistons via lakers

Sign korkmaz, jamal, vince and zaza with min deals

After the trade Detroit roster have enough roster depth for the playoff in east as a 6th seed team after mil, phi, bos, ind, tor

Rose, schroder, jamal
Svi, korkmaz
Doumbouya, iguodala
Griffin, morris
Drummond, maker, zaza.

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20 Jul 2019 13:16:01
Memphis has stated that they want a first round pick for Iggy. I doubt a 2023 2nd (that is actually the worse pick of Dallas and Miami) would be enough for Memphis to send Iggy and take on $5 mil in salary.

21 Jul 2019 03:38:46
Bad for both teams. Guts the youth in Detroit and isn’t enough for Memphis to take on the extra salary to lose Iggy.

20 Jul 2019 08:30:16
DET - B. Beal + D. Schroder + S. Adams

OKC - Drummond + R. Jackson + T. Snell + I. Mahinmi + Pistons' draft rights

WAS - C. Paul + L. Galloway

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20 Jul 2019 13:18:14
There is no way Washington is taking on Paul's contract while still having Wall's contract.

20 Jul 2019 02:05:53

MIN gets THJ, Maker, Khyri Thomas, DET 2020 1st rounder

DET gets Wiggins

DAL gets Reggie Jackson


THJ/ Okogie
Maker/ Bell
Town/ Dieng

Rose/ Whitehead
Kennard/ Galloway/ Snell
Wiggins/ Doumbouya
Griffin/ Morris

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20 Jul 2019 01:31:21
Celtics get

Steven Adams

Terrance Ferguson

Timberwolves get

Chris Paul

Gordon Hayward

Thunder get

Serge Ibaka

Jeff Teague

Robert Covington

Rondae Hollis-Jefferson

OG Anunoby

Josh Okogie

Robert Williams III

Raptors get

Mike Muscala,Andrew Wiggins and a 1st from okcs Miami 2021 pick.

Celtics get a needed big man plus a young wing,

Timberwolves get rid of Wiggins and get 2 former Allstars that would be good for towns and Culvers development and create a winning culture.

Raptors get a home town boy in Wiggins Muscala and a first round pick.

Okc bet a few good young player to develop expiring contracts and trade assets in Covington and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and buy and streach teauge yo save money.

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19 Jul 2019 15:57:40
I'd like to see Okc grab a scorer to go with SGA in the backcourt. They have the assets for Beal, but why not go for Booker who's under contract for 5 years?

Is there a way to fill out a deal that looks like this?

Okc gets Booker

Washington gets Schröder, Ferguson, Diallo, picks

Phoenix gets Beal

Okc gets a nice fit next to SGA, Washington cashes in a bit on Beal instead of losing him for nothing, and Phoenix guns for a playoff spot with a nice young lineup (Rubio, Beal, Oubre, Saric, Ayton).

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19 Jul 2019 16:36:53
Washington is getting screwed.

19 Jul 2019 17:28:56
Short on salary going from OKC to Washington. About $9 mil.

Unless OKC is using their $10 mil trade exception and going $14 mil over the luxury tax for a non-championship contending team. That would be a $30 mil luxury tax bill at the end of the year.

Washington will want the 2 Miami picks plus 2 other 1st. And OKC runs the risk of being competitive enough to loose their 2020 and 2024 picks.

Doesnt seem smart for OKC to do.

19 Jul 2019 19:38:20
Booker is younger and better than Beal. doesn't make since for phoenix to trade their franchise player.

19 Jul 2019 20:11:07
Idk about better.

19 Jul 2019 21:24:35
Not better. Beal 2 All-Stars, Booker 0 All-stars.

19 Jul 2019 23:22:29
Put Booker in the east and he's an all star the last 3 seasons. West was loaded with guards. Bookers #s were better than walkers, and Walker made nba first team.

19 Jul 2019 23:48:01
In all fairness, ones in the east, where it’s much easier to be an all star. But still, i'd take Beal slightly over Booker.

20 Jul 2019 01:12:46
We’ve seen Beal perform on good teams and in the playoffs, he’s a more efficient player, he’d have more allstar appearances if he would have been healthier his first couple years, and he’s a significantly better defender.

Booker is an allstar caliber player and would clearly be an asset to any good team, but it’s hard to tell really how good he is until he gets on a good team. Plus there would be a big learning curve for him in his first year with a good team.

I feel like Beal is the safer of the two and imo the player you’d want if your team is ready to win now. That said, Booker could be a top 10 player in this league in a few years. He’s good and could just continue to get better.

20 Jul 2019 04:37:42
I’d be comfortable with Beal as 2nd option on a championship team not so much Booker. Just my view.

20 Jul 2019 12:53:55
Rkenne how is beal more efficient? Booker has a better fg% beal has a slightly better 3% and Booker has a better ft%. Plus Bookers #s are better and he's 3 years younger. Bookers also locked up long term while beal is due for a new contract. To me it's not even close value wise. Bookers biggest knock is he's been on bad team, but anyone who's played any sport know that it's harder to put up #s with no other talent around because you end up double and triple teamed. The fact that he's still more efficient then most should show just how good he will be.

20 Jul 2019 13:37:33
That 4.1 versus 2.7 turnover rate does not help Booker's efficiency. As for shooting last season, Beal's eFG% is .540 while Booker's is .521. Lastly, Beal has played 82 games the last 2 seasons while Booker has played 54 and 64 games. And I will only say that the defense numbers between these 2 are not even close. IMO, Beal is a tier above Booker.


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