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21 Feb 2018 06:13:15
POR/PHI blockbuster

POR get Markelle Fultz, Dario Saric, Jerryd Bayless & LAL pick 2018 (if BOS gets this, they trade own pick & 2 2nd round picks or maybe 2020 1st own)

draft Kevin Knox & Khyri Thomas

Pg Fultz/Bayless/Thomas
Sg McCollum/Connaughton
Sf Harkless/Knox/Turner
Pf Saric/Aminu/Swanigan
Ce Nurkic/Collins

PHI get Damian Lillard & Myers Leonard

long shot but sign Paul George 2yr max with 2nd yr player option
sign Avery Bradley 3yr/42mil
resign Johnson & Bellineli

Pg Lillard/McConnell
Sg Bradley/Bellineli
Sf George/Covington/Luwawu
Pf Simmons/Leonard
Ce Embiid/Johnson/Holmes

POR isn't going anywhere but a mediocre western team, they cannot compete now with the heavyweights and should just rebuild with young guys

for PHI, it's time to take the process to the next level, getting all stars to pair with their young combo of Simmons and Embiid would be scary. With LeBron's future not sure in Cleveland (he's aging too), maybe it will be a toss between Celtics and Sixers in the East for the next few years

21 Feb 2018 06:34:12
It's not terrible, Saric is a bonus, pick is quality.

21 Feb 2018 08:26:13
Tha Philly team is scary

But Portland had a bad history with injuries. (Walton, S bowie, G Oden, B Roy) . i'm not sure they should take the risk.

21 Feb 2018 15:46:34
Theoretically, if they could land Lilliard and keep a max open, I don't see how there would be a better option for Lebron than Philly. Put Lebron and Lillard next to Covington, Simmons, Embiid, plus the Sixers bench and some shooters and that team has a good chance at beating the Warriors.

21 Feb 2018 18:12:42
One thing to note: that pick would have to be set. The trade couldn’t happen until after the lottery, so they would know if they had the pick or not.

I just don’t see any value in Fultz, that’s my problem with this trade. At this point, he’s broken. The reports about him would absolutely scare me away from him.

This seems like more of a package for McCollum. And that would be incredibly interesting for both teams I think.

20 Feb 2018 16:45:07
Magic Offseason-

1. Fire Frank Vogel, fire entire front office.

2. Hire Chris Fleming as the new head coach. He is the current Nets Assistant coach and the Brooklyn is having a more successful season than expected. Still a bottom five team but they have shown some signs of growth this season. He also worked overseas for 15 years where he racked up championships in Germany.

3. Hire David Griffin (former Cavs GM) as their new GM to begin full rebuild.

4. Draft night trade:

Magic Receive-8th overall pick (projected), 47th overall pick (projected), and Cameron Payne

Bulls Receive- 4th overall pick, Shelvin Mack

5. Magic draft:
-Collin Sexton (pg) with the 8th overall pick (projected)

-Kenrich Williams (sf) with the 40th overall pick (projected)

-Goga Bitadze (c) with the 47th overall pick (projected)

6. Assign Williams and Bitadze to the G-League

7. Resign Aaron Gordon to a maximum contract

8. Trade:

Magic Receive: Andre Roberson, Alex Abrines, 2020 top 8 protected first round pick, 2019 second round pick

Thunder Receive: Evan Fournier

9. Sign Seth Curry to a 1 year 8 million dollar contract
-He will be a nice starting shooting guard to get buckets

10. Sign Ersan Illyasova to the veterans minimum

11. Resign Aaron Afflalo and Mo Speights

2018-2019 Starting Lineup

1-Collin Sexton/Cameron Payne/D.J Augustin
2-Seth Curry/Terrance Ross/Aaron Afflalo
3-Jonathan Issac/Jonaton Simmons/Wesley Iwundu
4-Aaron Gordon/Mo Speights/Ersan Ilyasova
5-Nikola Vucevic/Bismack Biyombo

20 Feb 2018 17:14:39
I don't like the trade. Moving up 4 spots at that part of the draft should cost the Bulls more than Payne, who's been a non factor on a bad team and a 2nd. I don't think it should be as much as Philly gave up to go 3 to 1, but either a lottery protected pick or a young player with starting potential.

20 Feb 2018 18:31:21
1, they just hired an all new front office last year, and were strapped from the previous regime. Hammond has done a good job everywhere he went, and just needs time to change the direction. Also Orlando has had too many coaches in the past decade, no need to change.

2, They went the young hot assistant route already.

3, Griffin did nothing with arguably the best player ever.

4, Should be self explanatory, but that's just bad.

5, 4th (or better) Young has more upside and better scorer.

6, whew

7, I like Gordon. He's the only player close to stardom. Not worth a max though.

8, we already own their pick

9, no need unless you find another trade

10, ok I guess. Think he'd rather contribute on a winning team if making less, than sitting 3rd on a losing bench

11, Afflalo hasn't done anything for this team, not even as mentorship goes.

20 Feb 2018 22:15:04
Cam Payne is not a sweetener to move down four spots for.

21 Feb 2018 02:29:44
David Griffin won a chip with Lebron buddy.

21 Feb 2018 02:34:03
football father I have trouble seeing what you're saying, Aaron Gordon is the only player that they have on the team. They need to pay him. Tre Young is a massive defensive liability and there is a lot of question about how he will fair in the NBA. Collin Sexton is built, athletic, a great defender and passer AND he can shoot. Afflalo is just their to fill up a roster spot and he is a good mentor. You literally are an amateur when it comes to basketball knowledge. Bye-Bye!

21 Feb 2018 02:34:39
Triangle O Cam Payne is a young player and the pick is the focal point of the deal.

21 Feb 2018 04:59:44
Tostitochip, be real man. If you think that Cam Payne gets you a chance to move up four spots, then I would love to sell you Patti Mills for pick 8 alone.

21 Feb 2018 11:32:29
Aaron Gordon is all they have, but that doesn't mean he deserves a max though. They tend to be close in the end of games, and need someone who they can finally trust to hit the last shot. They haven't had one. Even when d12 was here, that was the issue.

Most of their picks including Gordon offer the last 4 years have been for defense. They need to establish a winning culture. Also I think Orlando drafted a pg not too long ago, who was a good defender/ passer about that high in the draft, can't remember, oh yeah we just traded him for a 2nd.

20 Feb 2018 09:05:52
Cle: 1rnd pick Memphis+ C Parsons
Mem: K Love

Sign an trade
LA: LBJ+ Korver
Cle: Deng+Ingram

spurs: G Hill
Cle: P Mills+ 2rnd pick 2019

Cle: Draft: T Young and Bamba (or Doncic when still available)
resign Hood

C: Bamba/T Thompson
PF: Nance/Zizic/C Parsons
SG:Ingram/Clarckson/JR Smith
PG: Young/clarckson/P Mills

20 Feb 2018 16:44:00
Absolutely nonsense.

20 Feb 2018 17:20:21
I don't get the Trae Young pick. He's undersized, and his defense is terrible at the college level.

20 Feb 2018 17:21:31
I can't see the Lakers giving up Ingram. I think it's more like that if a sign and trade like this happened it would be mutiple future firsts and maybe a guy like Hart.

20 Feb 2018 22:17:18
Trades 1 and 3 are terrible for Cleveland, and if LBJ really wants to go to LA, I think he would rather take the Lakers Max they can offer and keep Ingram around.

21 Feb 2018 04:59:35
If LBJ goes to LA, he will keep Ingram and trade him for a star just like what he did to Wiggins. He is an instant co-GM.

20 Feb 2018 01:50:22
Chicago Bulls


Chicago get 2nd rd pick (protected)

Brooklyn get Cameron Payne, Robin Lopez & 2nd rd pick

Chicago signings

Rodney Hood- 4yr/80mil, can Cavs match? maybe more

Marcus Smart- 3yr/40mil

draft Mohamed Bamba



20 Feb 2018 05:43:18
Why would they give away rolo for a pick swap in the second round. They can get more for him next year at the deadline as an expiring or on draft night as a combo with a draft pick to move up potentially.

Also j believe smart is redundant with Dunn without as much upside and if you sign him long term you have to think long and hard before signing Dunn in 2 years.

20 Feb 2018 19:51:59
R. Lopez could be useful in a deadline deal, but I wouldn't be surprised if they buy him out this summer. It's reasonable to buy him out for 7-10 mil, and let him possibly sign with another team. Lots of big guys available. Could draft one too. Lopez, and Payne, and a 2nd for a better 2nd isn't too bad. Saves money from buy-out, or carrying for half a season.

18 Feb 2018 23:54:53
Lakers trade Deng and cavs first and a future first pick plus Hart for a future 2nd round pick and have 81 to spend.

Durant and James get 29 MIL each.

They now have 23 left.

Sign Avery Bradley for 4 yrs. 60 MIL. First year at 13 with 10 left.

Sign Noel 4 years 40 MIL.

Use mle on Evans for 4 years.


Durant desides to leave because he figures warriors can't afford the team so he joins Lakers before George does.

18 Feb 2018 23:58:05
Meant Evans for 4 years 40mil and noel get mle for 4 years.

19 Feb 2018 00:42:51
I don't think the Lakers would have to trade two firsts and a decent young prospect just to get rid of Deng's contract.

19 Feb 2018 00:43:29
Also Durant going to the Lakers is not going to happen.

19 Feb 2018 01:32:21
The trade would have to be for Lebron, if the Cavs are the team to do it. If Lebron walked that would be right at the soft cap line.

19 Feb 2018 02:09:55
I'd rather try to land Hood, or keep Pope than pay Bradley 15 mil. Pope is younger, and #'s are nearly identical.

19 Feb 2018 03:03:03
Durant is not leaving Lakers anytime soon.

17 Feb 2018 22:38:34
Cavs Offseason-

1. Draft Mo Bamba with the fifth pick Via BNK (projected) and Theo Pinson in the second round

2. Cavs/Suns/76ers

Cavs Receive: Tyson Chandler
-The Cavs get a veteran rim protector who is cheaper and better than Tristan Thompson.

Suns Receive: Tristan Thompson
-The Suns get a younger center to compete with Alex Len.

76ers Receive: J.R Smith
-Get some nice shooting and scoring off the bench who will be a big upgrade over Marco Belinelli.

3. Resign Rodney Hood to a 2 year 30 million dollar contract.

4. Resign Lebron James to a 1 year 37 million dollar contract with a player option.

5. Cavs/Thunder Trade

Cavs Receive: Terrance Ferguson, 2022 second round pick
-Cavs get a younger player, future asset, and clear cap.

Thunder Receive: Kyle Korver
-Thunder get a veteran shooter to provide shooting and defense off the bench behind Roberson's lackluster offense.

Cavs Rotation:

1. George Hill/Jordan Clarkson/Jose Calderon
2. Cedi Osman/Rodney Hood/Terrance Ferguson
3. Lebron James/Jeff Green
4. Kevin Love/Larry Nance Jr.
5. Mo Bamba/Tyson Chander/Ante Zizic
Res. London Perrantes
Res. Theo Pinson

18 Feb 2018 01:22:56
Phili would require a future first to take JR’s contract. Even then, it seems like a bad move for them, Smith is a cancer.

18 Feb 2018 02:04:36
Suns would rather keep Chandler than trade for Thompson-Kardashian. By the way, Len is unrestricted and unlikely to be in PHX next season.

18 Feb 2018 02:13:14
Sun's so no to Rich Paul players.

18 Feb 2018 02:44:06
Less years translates to more money. Not following the Hood valuation. It's hard to pull a good player in the late 1st, and 2nd round, so Ferguson for Korver, and a late 2nd is unlikely. Belinelli is a better offensive player than Smith, bigger, and cheaper. He's expiring too, and salaries don't match.

18 Feb 2018 04:53:30
The salaries wouldn't match now but the Sixers are likely to make moves in the offseason to make this work. J. R. Smith has been to the playoffs for the past few years and won a ring with Lebron. Marco Belinelli is just a shooter that doesn't have postseason experience other than when he was with San Antonio where he didn't make much of an impact. Why do you not understand the Rodney Hood deal again? They are giving a quality players 2 years with decent money. He hasn't proved himself as a starter yet so it would be wise to wait to give him the big pay day. He is also restricted and unlikely to receive many offers. Also When you say it's hard to pull good players in the late first round is simply false. Examples of quality players with futures in this league that were taken late in the draft are, Kyle Kuzma, Jordan Bell, Patrick McCaw, Tim Hardaway Jr., the list goes on. The Cavs want to clear Korvers 7 million dollar cap hit so that they can have more money to resign Lebron and other role players. They are giving up the second to lure the Thunder in to take the deal. The Cavs don't care about a second round pick when they are in need of money and youth players.

18 Feb 2018 05:18:47
You really took exception to my comment with a fervor. I can probably list 100/ 1guys 28-up and into the 2nd, let alone late 2nd you don't remember that didn't make it past a rookie contract. Kuzma is rare, Bell is rare. I wouldn't call McCaw a success story yet. His predecessor Clark hasn't fared so well in NOP. I comprehend what you wrote about Hood. I don't agree. Where is a comparable player, and deal to gauge his value. McCollum is the closest comparable. Hood is bigger, and better because of defense. Sixers would never want Smith. Remove the contract, say Belinelli, and Smith were available off waivers, and Belinelli is still picked over Smith.

18 Feb 2018 18:41:49
Bamba would be a good get for the Cavs, but I would prefer Jackson, if he's available and Lebron is still in the fold. He probably doesn't have the upside that Bamba has and won't be the shot blocker and rebounder in the NBA that Bamba will (he just lacks Bamba's raw athleticism and length), but he's a more versatile defender, is already a solid shooter, and imo is a little more NBA ready.

I think it's possible to slide him into an NBA starting 5 next year and he could be a plus player on team that just asks him to defend and hit open shots. I think Bamba is going to have t add weight and learn the game more before he's ready to contribute heavily to a good NBA team.

19 Feb 2018 01:16:46
I think people under value smith. But he did have a slump but looking in form now but he a starter on championship caliber team he has value and does make big shots and plays decent defense.

19 Feb 2018 12:32:40
True99, I somewhat agree. When he's engaged and his shot is falling, Jr can be one of the better players in the NBA. He's a solid and at times good defender, he brings toughness, irrational confidence, he can finish in crafty ways, he hits insane jumpers, he's a decent passer, and solid rebounder. That said, when JR is off, upset and etc., he can be downright awful on both ends and be a terrrivle presence to the rest of the team.

17 Feb 2018 20:20:24
If Lebron stays

The Clippers get Hill, Osman and the Cavs 2021 1st

The Hornets get Thompson and the Brooklyn 1st

The Cavs get Walker and Jordan (opts in)

17 Feb 2018 21:34:16
Clips would want Jordan and salary more than Hill. They have Beverly. Thompson would add to the bad deals in CHA, so a pick, and a bad contract for Walker doesn't add up. Thompson makes 5 mil more is this even possible?

17 Feb 2018 21:55:58
Fair trade hill contact only one MIL guaranteed next year.

18 Feb 2018 04:21:50
Hill is guaranteed next season.

19 Feb 2018 14:06:25
Jorga, you're right if the Brooklyn pick falls 6 to 10. If it falls 3 to 5, I think it's a pretty good deal for the Hornets and top 2, it's a no brainer for the Hornets.

As for the Clippers deal, 1 year of Hill (it's not like there would be many options for them in free agency and he could be traded as an expiring for more assets) would be worth what essentially would be 2 1st round picks for a guy who is either walking or getting way to much money for a 30 year old high level role player on a rebuilding team.

16 Feb 2018 17:07:54

cavs trade tristan thompson & second round pick to raptors for nothing just cash money

resign lebron james 3 yrs150M

draft deandre ayton

resign rodney hood 3 yrs 65M

resign jeff green 3 yrs 20M

16 Feb 2018 18:03:10
20 mil + 2nd would probably cover it for Thompson. Doubt CAVS pony up 20 mil to dump him though. They'll keep him, pray he works on his game instead of a Kardashian in the off-season.

16 Feb 2018 21:49:23
I'm not sure how they're going to get Ayton. That Brooklyn pick is likely in the 6-10 range, and there's NO way he falls to that range.

16 Feb 2018 21:59:53
Brooklyn is a game up on the worst record in the NBA, and are very close to #9 as well (2 games I believe) . It’s hard to bank on any specific draft position for that pick right now.

16 Feb 2018 22:11:33
which players cavs draft? they don't need trae young the cavs need a centers only a rim protectors.

16 Feb 2018 22:14:42
Brook is at number 7 but all 6 teams under them have 18 wins and brook has 19 so number 1 is still possible it's the luckiest ass cavs we talking about.

16 Feb 2018 23:00:06
LeBron just stated the obvious about Young: Go get paid, and get out of the NC-double slave as soon as you can. That being said if the BRK pick lands 1-10, anyone but Young should be drafted. Guy is small, with really short arms. He can play, and will, but I don't think he physically has all-star potential in the NBA. Lou Williams-like at best.

16 Feb 2018 23:33:46
what about jaren jackson or mo bama.

17 Feb 2018 00:23:24
Jackson looks really good. Ayton, Bagley too. Mo Bama has some game. Azabuke isn't bad either. Good size for an NBA'er. 3 starters for Duke look NBA capable. Trent Jr. Is a good late lottery-up guy.

17 Feb 2018 14:16:19
Raptors don't have $20M to spend, they're over the cap. If they did, they would be much more likely to be in on a better player than Thompson.

17 Feb 2018 14:41:19
I’m still confused at Lebron getting 3 years at 50 million a year and Hood at 22 million. Oh. And green gets 7.

This whole post is foolish. Trades and signings are absurd. And the nets pick isn’t getting you the projected 1/ 2 pick. Would be nice if you did a tad bit of research or at least thinking prior to posting.

17 Feb 2018 15:36:47
You make good points Cheeseburger except for Hood. He is averaging 17 points a game, and is better defensively than Mcollum. McCollum makes 26+, so I don't think 22 is absurd, but 18-22 mil is an underpay by comparison. POR could be foolish also I guess. Hood would be getting market pay though.

19 Feb 2018 17:26:19
Wow, You just added cheese for no reason. lol.

19 Feb 2018 19:22:26
There were some good points made, I felt the free add-on was earned.

15 Feb 2018 22:32:21
Cavs give bosh a chance

Sign bosh and tony Allen

Hill Clarkson Calderon
Smith hood Allen
James korver osman
Love nance green
Thompson bosh zizic

16 Feb 2018 04:34:04
Bosh is unlikely in shape enough to come back this season. I'm betting he just found out he is capable medically. It wouldn't help the CAVS much. Next season maybe. He lives in L. A. Though. GS is a possibility too next season.

16 Feb 2018 16:05:04
Bosh would help any team off the bench he can shoot and he's long enough to guard bugs and will make them pay. he's not going to be the same player he was once unless his condition is better I doubt he's a soul double guy any more at best a 15-7 player.

16 Feb 2018 21:53:18
If he's in shape, and also gets medically cleared, he'd be a perfect player for the Celtics. even at 80% of what he was, his game would fit Stevens perfectly.

14 Feb 2018 19:45:31

cavs sign brook lopez 3 yrs 40M

cavs trade tristan thompson to brooklyn net for second round pick to clear cap space

and resign lebron james 5 yrs 250M

resign rodney hood 4 yrs 65M

cavs trade kyle korver to sixers for second round pick to clear cap space

14 Feb 2018 20:13:05
The Cavs would still be over the cap, so they couldn’t sign Lopez. I also don’t think that you can get anything positive out of Thompson. Cleveland will have to send a second rounder to unload him.

14 Feb 2018 20:15:08
50 mil is an overvalue for a 33 year old. Hood is at least worth 18. Make that 4/ 72. B. Lopez deal is about right. Don't know that he's my first choice because of Defensive lapses, but he shoots the 3 ball well for a 265 pound 7fter. Nets had Thompson. His name was T. Young. Contract will be tradable in 2019 summer possibly. New look Cavs could help his numbers, and value. Nets wouldn't want him right now. Korver can now spot up shoot with new CAVS keeping him isn't terrible.

14 Feb 2018 21:10:14
Jorga, Hood might have gotten 18 or 20 million last summer or the summer before, but with all that bad contracts that have been signed the past few years the market seems to have flipped. Look at that Lou Williams deal or Caldwell-Pope having to sign a 1 year deal after I think he'll get closer to 12 million a year. The team with money are going to go after big time free agents and try to keep flexible if they strike out. Hood would have to take a fairly big risk and wait out all of the stars deals. He's restricted so the Cavs won't have to panic if he does it. It's a bad time to be a free agent.

14 Feb 2018 22:02:32
That goes 2-ways, CLE has to match to keep. We'll see how the rest of the season goes, and how Hood plays. McCollum is paid nearly 30 million. Hood is 6'-8" SG/ SF that D's up. If McCollum got that at the same point in his career, Hood is going to get 60% of that on a conservative estimate I'd think. CAVS are not in the Drivers seat to underpay. Look what Brooklyn did with Allen Crabbe? POR did it to Indy with Roy Hibbert too, although Hibbert had some good seasons before his body gave out, and the game changed. Hood doesn't even have to want to leave, and CLE has to match. I'd offer 25 just to hinder CLE if I was an east team with cap, and a playoff chance. Williams is 6 foot, and 31. Pope is nowhere near the player Hood is. They are good examples for how much more Hood will garner in offers. I agree with that.

14 Feb 2018 23:16:28
Lebrons not signing a 5 year deal and brook lopes is not worth 12 mill a year.

13 Feb 2018 02:34:46
If Brooklyn pick goes 1 draft night deal

Nets pick to the Pels for Anthony Davis or make a deal to make more trade and get more asset

Nets pick,jr smith to Atlanta for pick 6,hou pick 29,2019 cle pick back,2020 hawks pick 2021 2nd,2022 1st,2023 2nd,

13 Feb 2018 13:34:55
Pels say quick no, there is no player in the draft guaranteed to be as close to a Superstar as AD already is.

14 Feb 2018 17:25:00
Can you be that incredibly lame to make that trade idea? Seriously? I mean did you even re-read it before you posted it? The Pels are just going to trade their franchise Player to the Nets of all teams for 1 unproven pick? Man go get some professional counseling.

12 Feb 2018 01:44:02
Cavs 2018 offseason

If Brooklyn pick goes 1

Trade 1 pick to Atlanta for 6th pick,29th pick from Houston,2019 cle pick back,2020 hawks pick,2022 2nd round pick

Buy a 2nd round pick

6th Jaren jackson

29th-rawle alkins

35th-chimezie Metu

Free agency

Deandre Jordan to 2yr 38mil s&t Tristan Thompson

Chris Paul to 1yr 17 mil

Dwayne dedmon 1yr 3mil

Jeff green 1yr vet minimum

Quinn cook 1yr 1 mil

Derrick Williams 1yr 2mil

Dante Cunningham 1yr 2mil

Win title

12 Feb 2018 03:48:59
I feel like that wouldn't be a good deal for Cleveland.

12 Feb 2018 04:25:41
Gonna have to waive and trade a loy of players.

12 Feb 2018 16:38:47
17 million for CP3 Umm i doubt that happens.

11 Feb 2018 19:08:14
Where I'd like to see some of the top possible free agents sign

•Tony Allen: Cavs or Thunder
•Vince Carter: Celtics or Raptors
•Derrick Rose: Wizards, Nuggets, or Warriors
•Nerlens Noel: Cavs or Spurs
•Josh McRoberts: Thunder or Spurs
•Ersan Ilyasova: Raptors or Thunder
•Shabazz Muhammad: Pelicans or Wizards
•G. Papagiannis: Thunder or Spurs.

12 Feb 2018 02:54:31
I’d like to see carter or Ilyasova go to the pistons. They need a shooter like Ersan.

13 Feb 2018 17:24:25
that's funny I was going to say the raptors for both raptora waive a player to bring in both.

11 Feb 2018 14:06:51
Cavs off-season if Lebron leaves.

Try to get a sign and trade for Lebron. If he goes to Houston, Gordon, Anderson and 2 1sts for Lebron. Then shop Gordon for a 1st.
If he goes to the Lakers. 3 1sts and Deng for Lebron or 2 1sts, Deng and one of the Lakers lesser prospects like Hart.

Shop Love for a mid level prospect, a first and try to shave some money off the cap. Preferably, they get the deal done before the season. They need to tank to get their own pick next year.

Resign Hood.

Take on bad contracts and young assets for Hill's contract.

Try to trade Korver to save money and buy out Jr Smith.

Scour the g league and etc to fill out the roster with marginal young free agents. Also, be willing to Hood and Clarkson for the right price at the deadline.

11 Feb 2018 15:17:43
LBJ opt's in


Dallas: Deng+ JR Smith+ 1rnd pick Cle 2018+ 1rnd pick LA 2019+ 1rnd pick LA 2021

Cle: H Barnes.

11 Feb 2018 15:25:46
I'd take the picks over Barnes. The Cavs need to make sure they're bad enough to get the pick they traded to the Hawks the next 2 years. Barnes is a good player, but he doesn't look like an allstar and the Cavs won't be anywhere near a team that can get out of the 1st round. He isn't worth potentially 4 picks including the lottery pick that they would lose. The Cavs need to embrace the process if Lebron leaves. It's the only way to build a contender in a small market.

11 Feb 2018 17:48:28
No way they get that package from Houston in a sign and trade deal. Anderson 1st and 2nd rounders more likely.

11 Feb 2018 18:01:19
Tonch, they would have to give up Gordon and Anderson just to match salaries to get Lebron. If they cleared cap space any other way, they would have to trade Gordon and Anderson plus renounce the rights to Capela and Ariza. If they have serious interest in Lebron, they can't get him without a sign and trade or Lebron opting in and being traded. The Cavs would need a pretty solid package to get back since taking back more than 10 millionish would keep them in the luxury tax.

11 Feb 2018 21:51:48
the anderson+gordon deal makes sense. lakers s+t is unnecessary and cavs should have no interest in taking deng. maybe if lakers resign and offer kcp and lopez it could happen.

11 Feb 2018 23:28:19
Dona for 3 1sts, it would be worth it. It wouldn't be hard for them shed enough money to offset taking on Deng. At worse they could stretch JR and it would get them under the tax treshold.

10 Feb 2018 12:09:09
Lakers offseason moves

On draftday.

LA: O'Quin+ Baker
NY: Deng+ 1rnd pick cleveland(draft and trade) + 1rnd pick LA 2019

Sign IT 1 year 30
Resign Cadwell-Pope 1year 20M
Resign Randle 1 year 17M

C: O'Quin/Zubac
PF: Kuzma/Randle

LA 2019
Pursue K Thompson and K Leonard

10 Feb 2018 13:05:25
Why would you give up two firsts for O'Quinn and Baker?

10 Feb 2018 15:38:55
Gasupo bitter Cavs fan trying to take a shot at Lakers, bc LeBron is done with his city.

10 Feb 2018 15:39:45
Noah 2 2nd for Lebron.

10 Feb 2018 16:55:01
Why give up two firsts to unload Deng when you’re not signing significant free agents this offseason in this scenario? That doesn’t make sense.

10 Feb 2018 22:18:25
First, i'm a pacers fan, not a cavs fan.
Second, everybody Always says, it take more than one draft pick to ship Deng and his contract. Deng Has a contract for three more years, so trading him, gives them flexibility in the future.
And third, i believe LBJ go's to Houston.

10 Feb 2018 23:54:10
If the signing of Lebron/ Cousins/ George hinges on trading Deng, I would think that the trade makes sense. If it takes two firsts to unload him and there’s those signings lined up already, I would be on board if I’m the lakers. The thing that doesn’t make sense to me is that they don’t sign anyone with that money. The longer they hold onto Deng, the less it takes to offload him. Unloading him in the summer of 2019 with only one year left is pretty easy any maybe only costs second rounders.

11 Feb 2018 01:25:01
I have hard time seeing HOU dumping Anderson, and signing Paul, and figuring out how to keep Ariza, or don't, and sign James, and sign Capela. Deng only has a deal for 2 more seasons, and the rest of this one. Deng, if it's true, and he does want to play still, could agree to an extension, which would restructure his deal out to 5 seasons, and pay him less per year. Maybe the MIN, or DAL would then bite. It would be about 7 mil a season then if extension, and restructuring were to happen. Throw in Randle, or a pick, and it's palatable. Everyone has been wrong on here about pick values. Including me. Hoods value as well.

11 Feb 2018 07:12:59
@jorgawood i think they would have to find a deal where someone takes anderson and gordon (i know, tough, 34 mil in salary. lebron s+t? )
cp and lebron take paycuts (split about 50 mil), float capela cap hold (only like 6 mil) and sign him on bird after lebron

in terms of this lakers scenario, i like everything except giving IT 30 mil. he is worth about 15 (he will be lonzo’s backup) and you can't be a 5-9 sg.

10 Feb 2018 16:02:47
Gasupo is an Indy fan. He says that quite often.

09 Feb 2018 22:03:54
Cavs waive zizic

Sign Perkins belineli and joe Johnson (if bought out)

Hill Clarkson Calderon
Smith Hood belineli
James korver Johnson
Love green osman
Thompson nance Perkins

09 Feb 2018 23:20:08
no man ante zize need playing time.

09 Feb 2018 23:51:11
Why would they waive Zizic? He is the only young prospect with Osman and Nance on the roster, when James leaves they will have a bunch of bad contracts and Brooklyn pick to go through rebuild. Bad move IMO.

10 Feb 2018 15:25:15
Ante Zizic maybe another hidden gem like Cedi Osman was.

10 Feb 2018 20:25:53
Just don't sign him for a 4 year 10 mil a season deal like POR did with Myers Leonard. Projects earn project pay.

09 Feb 2018 18:40:55
2018 Offseason Plan (Lakers)

Step One
Magic Receive-Luol Deng, 2018 Cavs first round unprotected pick, 2020 Lakers first round unprotected pick

Lakers Receive-Wesley Iwundu

Step two
Lakers extend Julius Randle and sign Isaiah Thomas+Avery Bradley in order to compete

Step 3
Have assets to move at the 2019 deadline and still save a load of money to spend on 2019 free agents. Klay will be available and want a max deal which the Warriors won't be able to afford. Jimmy Butler will also be there but that's unrealistic. Lebron James will likely only sign a 1 year tenure to the Rockets or excursive his player option to return to the Cavs. All in all, the Lakers will have money to sign a superstar weather they want to in 2018 or 2019. Personally I think that the free agent class will be stronger in 2019 compared to the 2018 class.

09 Feb 2018 19:42:45
Thomas with no defense why would Lakers sign him to a contract.

09 Feb 2018 19:45:20
I think the 2018 is stronger with James George Durant cousins Paul and possibly Jordan. But 2019 is younger and better to build with Lakers. Leonard and Klay would be great and trade Ingram for a center. Plus they could keep Deng for one more year and can easily trade in 2019 with Ingram and a couple picks for whiteside.

09 Feb 2018 19:47:16
Orlando takes that deal in less than a heartbeat.

11 Feb 2018 04:20:00
Dallas would take send for two first round picks.

11 Feb 2018 07:23:41
@true99 i'd keep ingram regardless of if u can get lebron, pg, kawhi, butler. the way the league is moving, wings are invaluable and u can do just fine without a traditional big. and ingram will be an all star. come 2019-20 whiteside and dj (both 30+) won't give u close to the same value as him.

09 Feb 2018 19:28:53
the magic have too many highly paid players with long contracts as it is. No way they'd accept another for what could be 2 very low firsts.

09 Feb 2018 08:16:26
Lakers Trade 2020 pick top 7 protected, cavs 2018 pick, and Deng to a rebuilding team for trade exemption and second round pick on draft night. Lakers now have 79 MIL in cap sign James George and Jordan.
Kuzma 6th man and still have mle.

09 Feb 2018 09:09:31
I don't think you can sign those three players with 79 M

P George is going to resign in OKC for a max contract.
And James is going to Houston.
Jordan would want more than 23 M or he stays with the clippers.

09 Feb 2018 19:48:52
28 for George with player option. 30 James with player option and Jordan for 3 years 7o MIL 21, 23.5 and 25.5.

09 Feb 2018 03:13:32
Lakers-Cap space

Teams with cap space-Thomas Deng Cavs 1st

09 Feb 2018 02:15:22
Cavs sign Perkins and tony Allen

Hill Clarkson Calderon
Smith hood Allen
James korver osman
Love green zizic
Thompson nance Perkins

09 Feb 2018 13:48:04
Not bad. I'm curious to see if Jr continues to start or if they start Hood. Also, I've seen Brandon Wright mentioned as a possible buyout candidate that the Cavs would go after. Allen wouldn't be a bad addition though.

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