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17 Apr 2021 13:07:46
Pelicans- Beal
Wash-naw-Hayes-hart-j. Johnson waive. Combination of 4 first round picks.

Pels form a big 3 of Zion-Ingram-Beal.

17 Apr 2021 14:13:00
Pretty good value for Beal imo. They might be looking to make a big move to speed up the process.
Good trade idea.

17 Apr 2021 14:30:28
Johnson can not be traded since he is a pending UFA.

Josh Hart can not be traded since he is a pending RFA.

17 Apr 2021 15:52:57
Yah you can trade the rights to Josh hart so yah he can be traded.

17 Apr 2021 15:59:26
I think the pelicans do this and maybe add 3 first round picks to get a better player but not trade Ingram for picks and a high ceiling player.

17 Apr 2021 18:15:06
You can’t trade the rights to someone. You can S&T them, but then they can’t be traded with anyone else.

17 Apr 2021 19:22:44
Someone gets it. This is the direction they have little choice but to take

17 Apr 2021 20:49:00
The only time you can trade the rights to someone is after you draft them but before they sign their rookie contract.

17 Apr 2021 21:48:56
Ingram Zion and Beal all are bad at defense. That be high scoring no defense.

18 Apr 2021 03:21:33
You can trade any rfa as long the player don’t sign an offer and you can add players to doing in some situations.

18 Apr 2021 03:22:55
In this situation they can do.

18 Apr 2021 05:14:32
No, you can’t trade an RFA unless it’s a S&T.

18 Apr 2021 12:35:31
II, research through all of the past NBA trades a show us an example of a RFA right's being traded.

18 Apr 2021 13:52:21
Its all legal in his fantasy league.

18 Apr 2021 14:52:53
Josh hart can opt in to his qualified offer and get traded to become unrestricted free agent the following year. The pelicans and Washington can trade soon the season over, and get traded. He can sign and trade plus add naw and Hayes to the pelicans just like others just got signed and traded with players added. As long the team not over the cap and it’s not with max trades.

18 Apr 2021 15:58:17
If NO offers Ball, Alex-Walker, Hayes and 3x1st maybe - but not sure if Beal would agree to extend.

18 Apr 2021 19:59:18
Clarification is always a plus, II. Understand that the Qualifying Offer is an offer for a one-year, guaranteed contract. Accepting the QO is signing a NEW one-year contract which places a 3-month trade restriction on the player. So Hart could technically be traded 3 months into the season.

Also, this is not trading a player's "rights" as you claimed earlier.

On a side point, there has yet to be any example of this happening in the history of the NBA. So just shows how incredibly "rare" it is to happen here. Just not sure I can see Hart on a 1 yr/ $5 mil deal.

18 Apr 2021 23:53:50
Here another way trade can happen. Sign and trade hart and for picks for Beal then wizards use trade exception to get naw and Hayes.

19 Apr 2021 19:33:29
ummm. wrong again, II. the S&T on Hart would have to start at a $27.5 mil in order to get within the "125% + 1K" of Beal's $34.5 mil. That would create a $7 mil trade exception but NAW ($3.2) and Hayes ($5.3) would exceed that.

Also, pretty sure that Washington is unwilling to pay Hart that much for a year (assuming the other years are team options to fulfill the 3 year min for S&T contracts) .

20 Apr 2021 15:16:41
@ RingDing. Pels could land Beal and keep Ball. They have something the Mavs don’t. Assets

16 Apr 2021 09:27:49
On draft day


Indy:Haliburton+1rnd pick sac (9)

2)Indy-Orl (or Minny, if they fall to 4)

Indy: 4rth pick

Orl: 9+12+ 1rnd pick Indy 2022

draft: Mobley
sign: D Robinson

C:M turner/Bitadze
SF:D Robinson/Holiday

16 Apr 2021 13:53:22
Nobody is giving up top 4 picks in this year's draft. They are exceptional. Green Suggs Mobley or Cunningham.

16 Apr 2021 16:10:47
Kings do not have the cap space for the salary difference between Sabonis and Halliburton.

Would consider a Hield+#9 for Turner+#12 swap thou.

Also, seriously doubt Mobley falls out of the top 3 as Best Player Available. I can see Cunningham and Suggs going ahead of him, not Green or Kuminga.

16 Apr 2021 17:53:21
Brogdon on the bench?

16 Apr 2021 18:16:45
Pacers have to many sg fredman.

16 Apr 2021 20:33:21
And if Minnesota falls to 4 or later then GS gets the pick.

17 Apr 2021 14:34:30
shizzee, play LaVert at the SF. he is 6-6.

18 Apr 2021 03:25:17
66 is not enough to be a sf that’s a big shooting guard.

13 Apr 2021 19:10:26
Wizards Adam

Pelicans Bertan

13 Apr 2021 20:23:53
Adam is free agents next yr.

13 Apr 2021 21:35:42
Yeah. No thanks.

13 Apr 2021 22:45:23
Adams makes nearly $30 mil next year and Bertrans makes $16 mil next year. Additionally, Washington is already projected to be over the salary cap next year and they don't have a $30 mil trade exemption, so I am not sure how this trade happens.

14 Apr 2021 05:22:36
Adams signed an extension for 17 million in 21-22 and 18 the next year.

12 Apr 2021 23:43:42
Magic/Pelicans Sign and Trade Off-Season

Magic get Lonzo Ball 17 mill per year

Pelicans get Markelle Fultz 2025 first round pick(Top 5 protected).via Nuggets from Magic

Second Trade

Mavericks get Terrance Ross

Magic get Josh Richardson (opt in)

13 Apr 2021 16:33:52
Fultz has no positive value at 17 mil per yr. 4th pick fultz for Ball.
I guarantee you Bledsoe starts before fultz.

13 Apr 2021 21:34:11
I think it sucks. Since you asked. But that’s business as usual

Ball is far far better than Fultz. And the Nuggets pick means nothing to a team with as many picks as Pels have.

10 Apr 2021 16:00:52
Sac - Orl - Det

Sac get Ross & Grant


6th man: Ross

Orl get Hield & 2nd rd pick Det


Det get Bagley, Bamba & 1st rd pick Sac 2022 lottery protected


10 Apr 2021 15:44:16
Ross + Bamba does not get Orlando Hield and a second.

10 Apr 2021 16:23:43
Detroit don't want no bust bagley.

10 Apr 2021 18:12:08
I offered Randle Barrett Bamba for Grant plumlee bey. Knox to orl. Every crapped on me. Bagley and Hield is 1 way inconsistent offensive player and bamba are on Knox's value board. So how do the Kings get the 2 best players in that trade. Why would magic do that. Fredman, your a kings fan, why is he posting 1 sided trade for u.

10 Apr 2021 19:09:36
First off, Ross is far, far from the 2nd best player in this trade. Career 41.9 shooting percentage says non-efficent volume shooter. But he gets to put up a lot of shots in Orlando. Not very valuable on a team that would limit his shooting IMO.

Hields career numbers are significantly better than Ross even though Hield is having probably his worse season. Why trade low? And obviously MD wants to get him cheaply.

Grant's trade value is also tricky to measure becauae he gets to maximize his usage in Detroit. Pretty sure that usage gets curtailed in Sac with Fox and a developing Halliburton. Thus giving up the first seems like an overpay in Sac's GM's mind.

Now if it was Orlando giving up the first instead of Sac, then I would think the values would be right and support this move.

11 Apr 2021 14:59:47
Detroit says no by a mile. Grant is far better than two busts that are projects and a protected first. Detroit would want a young A caliber prospect + picks for him.
Orlando doesn’t really have the need to trade for Hield, however, they do have a tendency to pick up draft picks that didn't pan out, so maybe they make an offer for Bagley. Probably like a 2nd and Ross for him.

11 Apr 2021 23:04:36
Detroit don't want no bbb.
Busted bagley bamba.

08 Apr 2021 03:39:48
How do the Knicks sell Kawhi Leonard a 2nd time to NY. After finishing 32-40 10th seed.

Trade Toppin for Pelicans 34th 37th

Orlando get Knox NY 22 23 2nd
Detriot get Randle Barrett Bamba Quickley
Knicks get Plumlee Grant Bey

88 mil cap space
Lowry 2 50mil DeRozan 4yr 110mil Leonard 4yr 140mil

Portis mle


08 Apr 2021 13:12:07
Knicks having 88 mil in cap space is unbelievable.

Think you are forgetting about the $6 mil in dead cap money for Noah as well as the cap holds for the 2 first round picks. Sportrac is showing them at a projected $74 mil after this trade.

Also Spotrac is showing that the Knicks do not get an MLE in 2021-2022 to sign Portis. Just the room exception.

Also really curious to see how the Leonard-DeRozen chemistry develops.

08 Apr 2021 14:50:58
Will Leonard want to come to the Knicks?
Also not seeing DeRozan playing without a floor-stretching C.

08 Apr 2021 15:47:08
Why pull the plug so quick on Toppin?

08 Apr 2021 20:01:42
Haters, soft cap is 122mil. Knicks salary 48 mil with Noah next. That's 74. Toppin trade 5 mil. Detriot trade save 5mil. 84mil to DeRozan Lowry and Leonard. Still works.

08 Apr 2021 21:49:23
Check again, shizzee. Soft cap AKA salary cap for next year is $112 mil, not $122. Also, Knicks are at $44 mil because they are picking up the club option on Robinson and $6 for Noah and that puts them at $50-ish. Subtract that from $112 and Knicks have $62 for Lowry, Kawhi and DeRozen with Kawhi's max starting at $39 mil in first year. So that leaves $23 for Derozen and Lowry.

Was nice and left out the cap hold for the first round pick as well.

08 Apr 2021 21:59:59
Also, Kawhi opting out of $36 mil to sign and play for $35 ($140/ 4) mil when his max is $39 mil for next year? Yea, definitely not seeing that happening.

10 Apr 2021 04:30:55
So Knicks finally have a good rebuild going and blow it all up? If they develop Quickly, Barrett and Toppin they will have a decent core for years to come and can add talent as they go.

10 Apr 2021 04:44:21
Playing in Miami he will make that up cost of living and taxes way cheaper.

10 Apr 2021 16:41:24
I think bey do good at the 2 so they don't need DeRozan.

How about not do the trades could ny sign Leonard and Lowry. Do they have about 65 mil in cap space. Yeah they do. plus have a little extra
Or they can trade randle and whatever picks to get better.

10 Apr 2021 19:51:52
SMH. School bell rings. Sit down II and shizzee and take notes. There will be a test after this lesson.

Using next years salaries and assuming that the Knicks guarantee Randle's salary as well as pick up the option on Robinson, these would be the salaries that the Knicks would have on the book for next year.

Randle (20.7), Barrett (8.6), Knox (5.8), Toppin (5.1), Quickly (2.2) and Robinson (1.8) for a total of $44.2.

Add to that the $6.4 mil in dead money for Noah and the number rises to $50.6. Now assuming that the Knicks waive all their cap holds on last years players, then there are only two other cap holds that still have to be added before determining the Knicks available cap space. The first is for the 6 vacant roster spots that the Knicks are projected to have which comes to $5.5 mil. The second is for the 2 first round picks that the Knicks currently have unless they are traded away before the start of next season (or Euro hide and stash selections) . That salary cap hold will be around $5.8 mil. So add $11.3 (5.8+5.5) to the $50.6 mentioned early puts the Knicks at $61.9 mil.

Now subtact $61.9 from $112.4 (next years salary cap) and the Knicks are left with 50.5 mil in available cap to sign free agents. Hell, let's just round it to $51 to make it easier. And there is no "little extra" unless you are talking about the exemptions which do not apply to signing Lowry and Leonard and can only be used after the Knicks are over the salary cap.

Kawhi will be eligible for a max contract starting at around $40 mil so unless you believe he is signing for less than the max, the Knicks will only have around $11 mil to sign Lowry which is only slightly more than the MLE ($9.5) for next season.

I don't see Kawhi signing for less than max and I don't see Lowry signing for $11 mil when he would probably get a better offer from Miami once they waive all their players like Iggy and Dragic and probably the cap hold on Oladipo with his new knee injury on the same leg that had the previous quad injury.

what are your questions before I hand out the test?

10 Apr 2021 21:43:26
51 then waive randle so add like 15 more mil that's like 66. so they can sign Leonard and lowry. plus trade whoever and whatever picks they have too but barrett and get a real good player to pair with Leonard lowry and barrett or trade everyone and all picks to get a superstar player to pair with lowry and leonard.

30 Mar 2021 04:03:30
Magic/Pelicans NBA Draft & Off-Season

Pelicans get Terrance Ross Michael Carter Williams 2022 second round pick.via Pacers from Magic

Magic get Eric Bledsoe 2022 first round pick.via Lakers from Pelicans

Second Trade


Knicks get Eric Bledsoe

Magic get Kevin Knox 18 million TPE two future second round picks from Knicks

Magic draft Jalen Green #3 pick & Kai Jones #10 pick

30 Mar 2021 09:41:48
I thought Bledsoe is trash?

30 Mar 2021 09:41:48
I thought Bledsoe is trash?

30 Mar 2021 12:24:47
pelicans are going to need Bledsoe, Knicks will pursue and over pay Lonzo Ball 4yr 100mil.

30 Mar 2021 13:42:42
Trying to figure out why the Magic are even in this deal. Couldn't the Pelicans just trade Bledsoe into Knicks available cap space? Pelicans would probably be able to keep that Lakers first.

30 Mar 2021 14:43:34
Garbage trade idea. A Dominos Pizza box has a better chance of making a fair trade idea than you do

A first back for that pile of garbage

26 Mar 2021 03:10:04
Orlando FINALLY pulls the trigger on the rebuild.

Orl: Carter Jr, Porter Jr, 2021 1st and 2023 1st (top 4 prot)

Chi: Vucevic and Aminu

Orl: Hampton, Harris, and future 1st

Den: Gordon and Clark

Orl: 2 2nds and Teague (waived)

Bos: Fournier

When healthy Orl will have the following lineup:

Porter JR/Ross
Carter JR/Bamba/Birch

Porter most likely leaves in FA clearing $28M, plus Orl gets a $17M TPE for Fournier, plus the draft picks.

26 Mar 2021 03:48:42
good luck shaqisback with that roster. hope they do well.

26 Mar 2021 10:48:54
They aren't expected to compete right away but it's a young talented roster which could be fun to watch when healthy. Maybe if they can continue to build and keep the core together they will be competitive in a few years.

25 Mar 2021 08:30:26
A trade that put everyone in the bbn playoffs.

Pelicans get Ntilikina Rivers
Raptors get Vucevic Gordon Bledsoe Pel 1st
Knicks get Powell Aminu
Magic get Lowry Siakam Knox

Pelicans save money to resign Ball
Reddick McCaw for Jackson Miller

Raptors & Magic need change and get great value.



Knicks get better balance players


25 Mar 2021 11:48:48
Not enough for Siakam imo.

24 Mar 2021 14:36:58
Here is 3 team trade for you

Washington / New Orleans / Chicago

New or Owens gets
Pg Russell Westbrook
C Robin López
Pg Cassus Winston

Chicago gets
Pg Lorenzo Ball
Sf Troy Brown
Pg Eric Bledsoe

Wizards get
C Jayson Hayes
SF Otto Porter
Pg Coby White
SGJosh Hart
2021 1round pick New Orleans
2022. 1round pick Chicago
2023 2 round pick New Orleans
2024 1 rounds pick New Orleans
2026 1 rounds pick New Orleans

24 Mar 2021 14:50:56
No way in Hell Wizards fetch that kinda return for Westbrook. He’s a solid player but his contract is bad and his stats don’t translate to wins. Bulls and NO say heck no.

24 Mar 2021 15:16:22
Keep dreaming.

24 Mar 2021 15:19:16
Agree with Web. Even if those were Lakers or Bucks firsts for New Orleans.

24 Mar 2021 19:27:15
Remove all the picks.

Heck, even taking out all the picks, does NO still say no? I think they might.

24 Mar 2021 21:14:31
Move over RingRing and MD. A new level of ridiculous just moved in.

24 Mar 2021 23:16:48

25 Mar 2021 01:34:31
No way Bulls trade White or a 1st round pick.

25 Mar 2021 03:09:01
Lonzo > White.

25 Mar 2021 03:24:22
@Bmiller removing all picks, Chicago definitely says no as White > Ball. NO could say yes or no as I’d rather have a big 3 of Westbrook, Zion, Ingram instead of Ball, however Hayes and Hart could make them not want to accept.

23 Mar 2021 20:27:02
Knicks get Lonzo Ball, Justin Holiday
- Knicks get a much improved version of Lonzo and a quality guy to come off the bench

Ball Rose Payton
Quickley Burks
Barrett Bullock Holiday
Randle Gibson
Robinson Noel

Indiana get Eric Bledsoe, Frank Ntilikina, 2 1st round picks from New Orleans, DAL 1st from Knicks
- Pacers can buyout Bledsoe if they want or stick with him and trade him offseason

Pelicans get Malcolm Brogdon, Kevin Knox


24 Mar 2021 07:24:24
Knicks not trading pick for Lonzo. They can sign him next yr as they more money than anybody to sign him. his father wants him to be a knicks player too.

22 Mar 2021 06:46:23
Bones of trade, just need to add some details

HOU gets Aaron Gordon, Brad Wanamaker, 2nd round pick GS
GS gets Victor Oladipo, MCW
ORL gets Kelly Oubre, Sterling Brown & future 1st round pick GS lottery protected

HOU is interested in Aaron Gordon, he'll fit very well next to Wood as their starting front court. Dipo could be more valuable than AG but HOU would be happy to get something for him. GS is reportedly shopping Oubre and getting Oladipo to start at the back court with Curry could be a win for the Warriors. ORL unload one of their power forwards and get a flexible starting SF that they need







22 Mar 2021 08:14:32
Magic say no Sterling Brown is trash.

22 Mar 2021 11:22:06
It's not Brown you're getting MD. It's OUbre+ a 1st.

22 Mar 2021 15:42:25
Magic won't make any trade after until the summer to punish MD.

21 Mar 2021 05:27:41

Clippers get JJ Redick George Hill Wenyen Gabriel

Pelicans get Patrick Beverley Patrick Patterson 2024 second round pick.via Clippers 2024 second round pick.via Pistons from Clippers

Thunder get Lou Williams 2022 second round pick.via Hawks from Clippers

21 Mar 2021 04:12:37

Clippers get Lonzo Ball JJ Redick Aron Bayne

Pelicans get Patrick Beverley Lou Williams Patrick Patterson 2021 first round pick(unprotected).via Raptors 2023 second round pick.via Raptors 2022 second round pick.via Hawks from Clippers 2023 second round pick.via Raptors 2024 second round pick.via Pistons from Clippers

Raptors get Ivica Zubac

21 Mar 2021 13:43:38
raptors giving a 1st plus for Zubac? share whatever you're smoking dude.

20 Mar 2021 02:09:02
Pelicans get Beverly, Hill, 2 seconds via Clippers

Clippers get Ball

OKC gets Bledsoe, 1st via Clips

Pelicans swap out point guards. Hill is a chameleon and can play on or off ball. He can be a good fit in almost any offense. Bringing Beverly off the bench could celebrate his defense and energy better. They also offload the Bledsoe deal.

Clips get their target in Lonzo. Who knows if that puts them over the top, but they definitely get an upgrade.

Thunder lose a great locker room guy and a positive on the court... they take in one of the worst contracts on the trade block for yet another first.

20 Mar 2021 03:26:05
Ball > Beverly. Bledsoe > Hill. Lousy for Pels.

20 Mar 2021 08:07:25
Clips have a first to trade?

25 Mar 2021 18:39:49
Fredman, anything can happen happen and usually does in Churchpugh’s little world.

19 Mar 2021 19:54:14

Clippers get Lonzo Ball Nemanja Bjelica

Kings get Lou Williams Patrick Patterson Wenyen Gabriel Reggie Jackson Daniel Oturu

Pelicans get Cory Joseph Terance Mann Mfiondu Kabengele 2021 second round pick.via Lakers from Kings 2021 second round pick.via Memphis from Kings 2022 second round pick.via Hawks from Clippers 2024 second round pick.via Clippers

Kings can flip Wenyen Gabriel Reggie Jackson Patrick Patterson for second round picks

Clippers got to a lot better

Clippers should keep Patrick Beverley all cost he is a key off the bench

Pelicans get their salary filler + young players can be good + high quality second round picks in return

19 Mar 2021 22:04:51
Trade puts Kings over the salary cap and takes away financial bonuses that comes with being under the cap at the end of the year as Kings have to waive 2 players on current roster to complete the trade (Parker and Whiteside? ) . $8 mil in waived salary + $5 mil in incoming salary.

not sure Gabriel, Jackson or Patterson gets the Kings any picks. They were last second vet min signings and have done nothing to improve their trade value.

Although I would love to add Oturu for a (late) second rounder, I just don't think Lou Williams is worth all that to the Kings.

20 Mar 2021 01:02:41
Yeah Genius, the Pelicans need tons of second round picks when they have tons of picks already

Stick to lemonade stands.

20 Mar 2021 14:55:57
I'm pretty confident that the Pels, if they decide to move Ball, can get more for him than anything the Clippers could possibly offer outside of gutting the rotation.

21 Mar 2021 04:16:06
Dac 🤣🤣.

18 Mar 2021 19:31:03
OKC gets Bledsoe, 2024 Lakers 1st

Nets get Hill, 2027 Heat 2nd via OKC

NOP gets Dinwiddie

***OKC takes on a bad contract, get an asset. Nets get an older, cheaper, healthier version of Dinwiddie (plus the second from the Ariza deal). Pelicans rid themselves of Bledsoe at the cost of a first while getting a crack at a year of healthy Dinwiddie next season.


18 Mar 2021 21:09:04
How Bledsoe a bad contract.

18 Mar 2021 21:26:39
throw in SGA to Knicks and it's a fair deal. how do you turn a pg not playing for a better pg and 1st. it's not even. Pelicans are not making moves for the future. I don't see why OKC is in this trade. horrible idea.

19 Mar 2021 06:11:14
OKC can get a first for Hill without taking on a terrible contract.

19 Mar 2021 11:29:20
Hopper, you're delusional. Bledsoe>Hill. His contract isn't terrible. OKC is NOT getting a 1st for Hill.

19 Mar 2021 15:18:11
Dimwiddie is no better fit for Pels than Bledsoe. And then to give up a first as well. nahhhh.

19 Mar 2021 17:22:17
Bledsoe is making 7 million more per year than Hill and is averaging less points per game. Doesn’t make sense for OKC to take on that contract when they can get a first for Hill anyway.

17 Mar 2021 04:35:14
magic get: steven adams, brandon ingram, josh hart

pelicans get: nikola vucevic, aaron gordon, evan fournier.

17 Mar 2021 05:41:26
I mean value looks kindve good but idk I don’t think I would give up Ingram.

17 Mar 2021 09:56:00
Who becomes the Pelicans starting SF? Gordon? Not sure that works with Williamson.

17 Mar 2021 17:32:23
Friedman. Why would it even matter because there’s NO way Pels do this awful deal

16 Mar 2021 14:54:08

Pelicans get Patrick Beverley Danny Green Furkan Korkmaz 2021 first round pick(unprotected).via Sixers 2022 second round pick.via Hawks from Clippers 2024 second round pick.via Pistons from Clippers

Clippers get Lonzo Ball Matisse Thybulle

76ers get Lou Williams JJ Redick Terance Mann 2024 second round pick.via Clippers

Clippers sign DeMarcus Cousins 2 yrs 10 million dollars

Clippers release Patrick Patterson

16 Mar 2021 19:42:09
sixers aren't giving up Thybulle, korkmaz (both have been playing tremendous of late), Green and a qst rd pick for that return. Ball would need to go to philly instead of Redick.

16 Mar 2021 08:26:37

Clippers get Lonzo Ball JJ Redick

Pelicans get Patrick Beverley Lou Williams Patrick Patterson five second round picks from Clippers

16 Mar 2021 10:51:55
Five second round picks. Lmao.

16 Mar 2021 14:28:33
I don’t think Clippers really have the assets to make any sort of trade.

16 Mar 2021 23:36:39
Wow. 5 late seconds for a team w loads of picks already. Yippee!!

Man even by your low standards this trade sucks

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