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29 Jun 2016 02:09:56
Cavs sign wade varejao Perkins
Resign smith mozgov Dellevedova

Irving Dellevedova Williams
Wade smith shumpert
James Jefferson jones
Love Frye varejao
Thompson mozgov Perkins.

28 Jun 2016 17:11:12
Cavs get Bradley crowder
Celtics get love

Cavs get Henson mayo
Bucks get Dellevedova mozgov shumpert kaun

Cavs sign varejao gasol Perkins
Resign smith

Irving Bradley Williams
Smith mayo jones
James crowder Jefferson
Thompson Frye varejao
Gasol Henson Perkins.

29 Jun 2016 01:13:40
The bucks could just sign delly and mozgov.

28 Jun 2016 09:46:56
Kings -Beverley Ariza

Suns - Gay

HOUSTON - Chandler

part 2

Cleveland - HOWARD (s@t)

Clippers - love

Houston - Griffin.

28 Jun 2016 15:23:40
I like that move, but Cleveland should receive some draft picks

cleveland: D12+ 1rnd pick Hou 17 and 19.

28 Jun 2016 07:04:08
Cavs offseason


Cavs receives

Memphis receives:
Rights to Cedi Osman

Cavs- Nuggets

Cavs receives:

Nuggets receives:

Cavs resign Jr Smith
3 years team option final year 24 mil (8 mil a year)

Cavs match Delly up to 10 mil
4 years 36 mil ( 9 mil a year)
People will debate this but if Cavs resigned Shumpert for 10 mil I think they will resign Delly as well because he played more effiecent than most role players this year and had his best year

Resign James Jones vet min

Resign Richard Jefferson if he doesn't retire
2 years 4 mil

Sign a center for free agent vet min who wants a shot to win a championship options: Nene Hiliario, Chris Kaman, Kendrick Perkins, Luis Scola, Amare Stoudemire, Anderson Varejao, David West

Let Felder develop in the D league (Canton Charge)

Irving/ Delly/ Williams/ Nelson
Smith/ Allen
James/ Jefferson/ Carter
Love/ Arthur/ Jones
Thompson/ free agent vet min/ Kahn.

28 Jun 2016 07:32:58
If they get Nelson in a trade why would they need to keep delly?

28 Jun 2016 08:05:40
Lebron loves Delly on the team. That's all you need to know and hear lol.

27 Jun 2016 05:16:55
Three way trade

Hawks receive

Cavs receive

Pelicans receive
Mo Williams

Why Hawks do it- Hawks give up a lot but they are in rebuild mode and with the cap rising the more cap flexibility they have the better. The Hawks receive a good replacement guard in Holiday and more youth in Ennis and Ajinca. Frye gives them some leadership and a good offensive option off the bench. Most importantly though along with the youth they receive, they give up 31 mil in cap but receive 24 mil so do the math and they gain 7 mil in cap so they will be under the cap this offseason close to 45 mil under the cap. So if they find a way to trade Splitter and a pick for cap room they will have close to 52 million in total cap space. Talk about options for rebuilding and possibility to attract a few great few agents and continue to contend in the east while still having their youth will be huge.

Why the Pelicans do it- let's face it, its desperation mode for the Pelicans before they see Davis walk in free agency so this is a way to bring in a fellow all star who knows how to do everything effectively and is under rated overall in Millsap. Also they add defensive presence in Shumpert and an offensive threat and leadership in Mo Will. Kahn gives them another big body to give Davis and Millsap a few minutes break. Overall though this is a new start with a disappointing season for the Pelicans last year and with their injuries and lack of chemistry and adding Hield with Davis and Millsap gives them some type of core group to build off of and gives them a chance in free agency.

Why the Cavs do it- Cavs don't have any way to improve this year with the cap rising and they need to pull off a deal for them that doesn't give up their 4 top players, (James, Irving, Love, Thompson) while gaining some more depth. Cavs take a risk in this situation because Evans of course has his injury history but all around is a good guard when healthy, Korver had his fallout year last year and of course and his age is a concern but he still can shoot the lights out at times, and Stefo and Scott are all good options as role players. Cavs do gain more than they give but they take advantage of Atlanta's desire to gain cap space and that's the only way for them to gain depth since they are constricted with their cap situation even with the cap rising.

27 Jun 2016 05:45:10
The Hawks aren't rebuilding, even if Horford leaves.

27 Jun 2016 06:12:20
Well they got 45 mil in cap after this and if they can find a trade for splitter than they have 50 mil to work with and they can build the team the way they want to.

27 Jun 2016 15:00:26
Ummm... Hawks already have 45m in cap space without the trade...

28 Jun 2016 00:05:14
Hawks may not rebuild but they should. After trading Teague for a draft pick I think its a sign they are looking to rebuild. I think Horford leaves after that trade and Bazemore could leave as well. I think that leaves them with little choice but to rebuild (They were considering blowing it up at the past NBA trade deadline and probably should have) . Millsap is an expiring contract so I don't think this is a terrible offer but they could probably do better (I'd call up Toronto) .

Cleveland I think are getting better and deeper.

Don't think Pelicans are in desperation mode as Davis just signed a new contract but they need to start getting pieces around him. This trade isn't terrible as Millsap is a great player but limits NOLAs flexibility and they'll have major holes at pg and sf.

28 Jun 2016 02:48:57
Where will holiday play, and Millsap is a stud, they should be able to get A LOT more then this crap, so the hawks will probably go talk to the Celtics after this joke!

25 Jun 2016 08:34:30
Cavs - Nets - Kings

Cavs get- B Lopez, Koufos, Ellington

Nets receive- R Gay, Shumpert, McLemore, Mo Williams

Kings get- T Thompson, Jarrett Jack, R Hollis Jefferson.

25 Jun 2016 22:18:48
Not really excited about this one if I'm the kings.

23 Jun 2016 08:07:33
Cavs - clippers

Cavs trade

Clippers trade

Cavs want to keep the big 3 and Thompson if possible but Cavs will need to improve this offseason somehow because every other powerhouses are trying to improve as well. (Warriors, Spurs, Thunder) Clippers I believe will be trying to get younger and start to adjust to the future. Jordan of course is a defensive first team and one of the best Centers but Tristian is developing into an above average Center and will only be getting better. Clippers don't lose their inside presence with Thompson while gaining another defensive wing presence and youth in Shumpert. They lack offense and depth at the ph and Mo Will can still light it up and help give them quality minutes. Pierce wants to win a championship again and he knows Cleveland is a favorite next year. Overall I believe this just gives a start to a positive direction for both teams.

23 Jun 2016 11:16:31
I've never seen a good clippers trade on here. They are always losing the deal.

23 Jun 2016 17:23:56
The Cavs get screwed in this.

23 Jun 2016 00:50:47
Cavs/ Grizzlies

Cavs get: Tony Allen, Vince Carter and Brandon Wright

Grizzlies get: Iman Shumpert, Channing Frye and Mozgov

Cavs get a good defender in Tony Allen, Vince Carter would take the Richard Jefferson role as a veteran leader and last chance to get a ring next year, and Brandon Wright who would help Thompson on the boards off the bench and can be a good shoot blocker.

Grizzlies get a good 3andD player in Iman Shumpert a good shooter in Channing Frye, Mozgov should get more minutes in memphis then he got on the Cavs and could be productive behind Marc Gasol.

23 Jun 2016 03:30:52
Don't like it for the Cavs. Tony Allen is 34 and not the lockdown defender he once was while still being the offensive liability that he has always been which will destroy the floor spacing for the Cavs and just asking for double teams and more help which limits effectiveness of offense. Carter is 40 and on his last fumes and I don't think you can expect anywhere near to what Jefferson gave them on the court from him. I think they can find veteran presence in free agency. Brandon Wright is a good piece that would fit Cavs perfectly (a more mobile upgrade on Mozgov) but I think they're giving up too much other pieces.

22 Jun 2016 03:47:22
Denver sends to NYK -15th, 19th, Nurik, Nelson, Fareid

NYK sends to Cleveland - Melo

Cleveland sends to Denver - Love.

22 Jun 2016 04:31:09
Denver loses bad

22 Jun 2016 14:26:08
Nurkic gets taken out of this deal, and then it has a possibility of happening.

22 Jun 2016 03:44:47
Cleveland sends Kevin love to Phoenix
Phoenix sends picks 4, 13, and 34 to New York
New York send melo to Cleveland

New York sends pick 34 to Memphis for Lance Stephenson
New York drafts Jamal Murray and Skal Labisoerre.

22 Jun 2016 02:41:08
Kings get love

Celtics get wcs and McLemore

Cavs get pick 3 (brown), pick 8 and casspi

Gay, love, cousin connection😂 should make the play offs.

Celtics get rim protector and shooter. Think wcs better option then noel because he has more then a year to prove his worth before get paid. Celtics now need a pf who can create and they be a deep complete team. They do have other options to make trade with Johnson and picks to get of.

cavs would be favorites if james stay and sign deng or Johnson. Cavs still have pick 8 too.
Irving/ delly
Smith/ shumpert
Deng/ brown
James/ casspi
Thompson/ frye.

22 Jun 2016 04:30:55
Celtics wouldn't do this.

24 Jun 2016 06:33:23
/kings wouldn't either

22 Jun 2016 01:48:03
Nuggets/ Pacers/ Cavs

Nuggets get Paul George and Shumpert

Pacers get Love, Chandler, Nurkic, pick 7

Cavs get Gallinari, Ellis, pick 19.

21 Jun 2016 20:51:07
Definitely Won't Happen, but let's try to assemble LeBron's Super Team with the Knicks since he brought the championship to Cleveland and Melo won't leave NY. Also LeBron said MSG is his favorite place to play and he would play all 82 games there if he could. Well he can't play 82 but 41 is pretty close especially when he gets to play with his best friends.

Afflalo and Williams just Opted Out

Stretch Jose Calderon

3 Team Trade

Celtics get Blake Griffin, Robin Lopez, Jerian Grant, and Kyle O'Quinn

Clippers get Kristaps Porzingis, Avery Bradley, Marcus Smart, Jae Crowder, Kelly Olynick, the 3rd Overall Pick, and the Knicks 2018 1st Round Draft Pick

Knicks get Chris Paul

This gives the Knicks CP3 to form LeBron's Super Team. The Celtics cash in on some of their assets and finally get the Super Star they need. The Clippers get a ton of young players and the 3rd pick to spark a rebuild since they can't get passed the Warriors, Spurs, or Thunder.

Free Agency

Sign LeBron James for 1 year and $30 million

Sign Dwayne Wade for 1 year and $20 million

Sign Joakim Noah for 4 years and $60 million

Sign Jamal Crawford for 2 years and $16 million

Sign Timofey Mozgov for 1 year and $5 million

Sign Jared Dudley for 3 years and $21 million

Resign Langston Galloway for 2 years and $8 million

Resign Kevin Seraphin for 1 year and $2 million

Bring Over Guillermo "Willy" Hernangomez form Overseas

Head Coach: Jeff Hornacek


Starting Lineup

SG Wade
SF LeBron
PF Melo
C Noah


SG Crawford (6th Man)
PG Wroten
SF Dudley
C Mozgov
PF Seraphin
C Hernangomez
PG Galloway

Like I said this won't happen but what do you guys think?

21 Jun 2016 21:28:33
Do you know what a salary cap is? People are saying it will be around 94 million. With cp3 and Carmelo making a combined 48 million you have put together a 130+ million a year team how's that going to work lol.

21 Jun 2016 21:29:34
Why not just keep Lopez instead of signing Noah? Plus I don't think Noah will get that much over 4 years if someone even offers him 4 years.

21 Jun 2016 23:27:26
C's are giving up too much to get Griffin.

21 Jun 2016 23:49:49
I had to include Lopez in the trade because without him the Knicks wouldn't be giving up enough value and the money wouldn't work. They would be getting about $22 million for Paul and only giving up about $10million for Porzingis, O'Quinn, and Grant combined.

21 Jun 2016 23:54:01
The trade is somewhat believable if the clippers decide to rebuild. But the signings aren't, to begin, the salary cap is not that high. And if you already have lebron, cp3 and Melo it would be smarter and you have to spend that 20 mil (spent on dwade) on role players if you wanted to to have an actual roster not just three stars. Noah is not worth that, and I doubt he would want to play with lebron. Lastly, this is somewhat believable if both LA decides to rebuild, and lebron decides to leave.

22 Jun 2016 01:16:52
Celtics get robbed and clippers cash in on expiring contracts. Celtics keep crowder and Bradley. Give up 2018 nets pick.

22 Jun 2016 01:26:27
Lebron 25 and sign cheaper center forget crawford.

21 Jun 2016 19:58:38
Cle - Lac - Sac

A trade centered around Love, Cousins, and Griffen

*can add pieces if need*

Cavs get - Cousins

-Cousins will help the cavs with low post scoring and he's athletic enough to guard people like Draymond

Clips get - Love

-IMO he fits better with Paul and Jordan as they can run the Pick and Roll with Love spaced out

Kings - Griffen

-Still around same age as Cousins and fills a big hole and might can attracted some FA's

Cavs sign Matt Barnes
Clips resign Grawford and Green
Kings draft Brown and resign Rondo

Irving - Smith - James - Frye or Thomp - Cousins

Paul - Redick - Green - Love - Jordan

Rondo - McClemore - Gay - Griffen - WCS.

21 Jun 2016 20:13:08

21 Jun 2016 23:30:52
As a change for changes sake, sure, but don't see it happening.

24 Jun 2016 06:34:49
no Love does not net Cousins

21 Jun 2016 17:10:07
Cleveland trades 2017 first round pick during draft night for the rights of Thon Maker.

21 Jun 2016 23:37:06
Cavs can't trade next year's pick as they don't have one this year.

21 Jun 2016 07:18:51
Hou - Cavs

Houston receives
2017 first round pick

Cleveland receives
2017 2nd round pick.

21 Jun 2016 07:34:55
Why would Cleveland ever do this?

21 Jun 2016 08:02:26
Do you really believe that Thompson is better than Howard? I mean I know Howard isn't who he used to be but he's still one of the better offensive dominant center with defensive shot blocking. Maybe I overvalued Howard's worth but so what is reasonable to bring Howard to cleveland?

21 Jun 2016 08:14:51
I do it I like the cavs.

21 Jun 2016 11:25:50
Ritequick24 - For the Cavs, Thompson is a much better player than Dwight. He knows his role: protect the rim and crash the offensive glass. He doesn't have many post up opportunities, he just let's the offense go and then crashes the boards. Dwight would be calling for the ball and slowing down the offense. Dwight would be better on certain teams, but Thompson is better for the Cavs.

21 Jun 2016 03:27:51
Couple of random ideas that i thought of:

Sixers trade: Okafor, 2018 first
Cavs trade: Kevin Love

Sixers sign Bradley Beal to a max deal
-Washington let's him walk in hopes to sign KD

PG: Ish Smith
SG: Beal
SF: Simmons
PF: Love
C: Noel

---------------------- OR------------------------

Sixers make same kevin love deal; Sign Barnes to a Max Deal, and use Simmons in a weird Magic Johnson Role:

PG: Simmons
SG: Waiters
SF: Barnes
PF: Love
C: Noel.

21 Jun 2016 04:24:29
Not enough for Love, and Harrison Barnes in no way deserves a max contract. He is barely an average player.

If Kev Love's value has gone down over the course of the playoffs as many people on here have said, then Barnes's value should have gone down two fold.

21 Jun 2016 04:39:16
Love and Barnes both have great value still. Fans may overreact to 7 games, but GMs won't. They're both still difference makers.

Barnes will get a max deal. His max is pretty average being only a 4 year vet. and the 76ers won't get a free agent without overpaying, no one wants to go there.

21 Jun 2016 04:54:16
Don't see Okafor fitting in with Cavs and would prefer to have Love's shooting and rebounding. I agree with SimmonsOrBust I wouldn't give Barnes a max contract after his showing over the course of the entire playoffs. Teams were deliberately leaving him wide open and he couldn't make them pay. Even though the max isn't that much since he hasn't played that long signing a player like him to 20+ million per year is a recipe for disaster. He showed this post season he can't be a reliable role player so I don't understand why you'd pay him like he is a superstar. That being said if you want to steal him from Warriors it'll probably take offering him the max and that may not be enough.

21 Jun 2016 05:20:48
Ben-I have no idea what the max amount will be for Barnes so you may be right if it's in the 12mil range (which I assume it isn't), but when I hear the word max I don't think of an ok role player like barnes.

Barnes along with Luke Walton were major coat tail riders this year and past years.

I agree the Sixers would have to overpay someone this year to get them, but Barnes isn't a guy to overpay for.

And I also agree with jaw the Okafor wouldn't fit with the Cavs.

21 Jun 2016 05:21:50
., And I'm in no way saying Barnes won't get a max deal. I'm just saying I'd be unhappy if my team did it. He just isn't a good player.

21 Jun 2016 08:33:27
Sixers could take on shumpert too. Then cavs can keep fry and Jr bird rights and james bird rights. Then could have cap to sign deng. Then resign everyone and use mle on Johnson. Jefferson minimum.
Irving/ delly
Smith/ Johnson
Deng/ Jefferson
James/ fry
Thompson/ okafor
James would stay and cavs be better and have stronger bench and have better defense.

21 Jun 2016 13:07:09
Why would Sixers want love?

21 Jun 2016 01:41:18

Cavs get Aminu, Leonard (s&t), and own 2018 1st rd pick back

Blazers get Kevin Love and draft rights to Sir'Dominic Pointer.

21 Jun 2016 02:31:52
Aminu isn't a sexy name but I like what he showed this past year especially in the post season. I think he'd be the perfect get as a good 3pt shooter but also a versatile defender. Leonard has an intriguing skill set and has shown potential to do everything you love from a big man ( shoot 3, run the floor, protect the rim) so he could provide some valuable minutes off the bench (although kind of redundant with Frye except Leonard has more upside) .

Not sure how well Love would fit in Portland but with Lillard and McCollum more perimeter orientated players maybe he isn't relegated to just a 3pt shooter as much as he was in Cleveland. I'd be willing to take a gamble on Love cause I think he is better than he has shown and just never really fit in in Cleveland. I like trade for both sides.

21 Jun 2016 01:39:38

Cavs receive: Steve Blake, KCP

Pistons receive: JR. Smith.

21 Jun 2016 02:08:58
And Detroit does that why? They can just sign Smith if they want him.

21 Jun 2016 02:38:03
I think Pistons would be foolish to do this deal. KCP is a 3 and D guy similar to what Smith has developed into but seven years younger. KCP fits Pistons timeline much better than Smith. Plus I think Smith after finding himself in Cleveland will opt out of his contract and sign a team friendly deal so he can stay.

21 Jun 2016 02:47:05
No way from Pistons. KCP is more valuable than JR.

20 Jun 2016 19:50:30
Cavs-Lakers Trade

It's no secret that the lakers like Kevin Love.

A possible trade that could happen is:

Cavs give up: Kevin Love to the lakers
Lakers give up: 2nd pick to the Cavs

The Cavs would draft Brandon Ingram (assuming that the 76'ers pick Ben Simmons) and the Cavs start him at SF

Cavs Starting lineup would look like:

PG: Kyrie
SF: Ingram
PF: LeBron
C: Thompson

The lakers have said that they are interested in trading D'angleo Russell. So the lakers could trade D'angleo to someone in the top 5 and pick someone in the top 5 to go along with Jordan Clarkson, Kevin Love, and Julius Randle.

21 Jun 2016 01:42:12
Kevin loves value has dropped so he won't get you the 2nd pick

21 Jun 2016 03:08:13
Love stock has dropped, but the Lakers may feel like they need to add a borderline star with LA roots to help sell the fans and other FA's on the Lakers.

The truth is Love will be more effective next year than Ingram will be.

21 Jun 2016 04:03:06
Why would the Cavs want a rookie starter after winning a championship.?

21 Jun 2016 04:15:26
Kevin Love and Randle would make a crappy defensive frontcourt not to mention Love's value has dropped off significantly. I don't think it would be necessarily a steal since I'm a believer in Love and think he has the ability to be worth the #2 pick but its an awful fit for the Lakers and his stock is low so it would be a foolish deal for the Lakers.

This would be a near dream scenario for the Cavs as they get a near Wiggins-caliber talent whose shooting ability should make him able to contribute from day 1 and only improve with time as he figures out how to use that long body of his.

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