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28 Nov 2015 00:44:50
Cleveland Cavaliers And Chicago Bulls

Anderson Varejão For Pau Gasol

28 Nov 2015 03:49:55
Can you please just stop. Seriously.

25 Nov 2015 20:52:39

Cavs trade the dynamic duo of Thompson and Dellavedova and also Jared Cunningham along with a 2016 first round

BYN trades Brook Lopez

Cavs do this in order to receive a youthful all star caliber type Center in Lopez to play more consistent than Mozgov and allows Mozgov to play the sixth man type roll and gives cavs a variety of down low type match ups advantages throughout the season.

Nets do this in order to receive youth and a combo duo that has a rare chemistry in Thompson and Delly for their rebuilding process. Cunningham a project combo guard that did show flashes of his ability and potential in the preseason. Also a first this year for extra incentive.

25 Nov 2015 22:03:39
haha dynamic duo? because they do one or two alleyoops a game? FYI, delly is a 3rd string pg on most teams. And Thompson is SIGNIFICANTLY overpaid.

26 Nov 2015 02:28:10
Who in the world plays centre for the Nets after this deal?

26 Nov 2015 06:32:48
Bargaini would be my opinion but they would have an option of Thompson, Young, Robinson, Willie Reed, Chris McCullough Combos to work with. They are rebuilding so they can work with the young talent to develop the youth that the nets already have. Ideally the nets would also like to move Joe Johnson now as well if they could get anything for him that's worth it for the future.

26 Nov 2015 12:39:13
You rebuild by getting low priced talent. Not significantly over priced role players. This makes the nets worse in the immediate and long term. Lovely.

25 Nov 2015 01:31:06
Cleveland Cavaliers And Dallas Maverick

Tristan Thompson For Tyson Chandler

25 Nov 2015 05:41:08
Can I use your time machine when you're done with it?

25 Nov 2015 09:03:41
Yo chandler is on the suns lol.

23 Nov 2015 21:30:22
Cleveland Cavaliers And Atlanta Hawks

Tristan Thompson For Al Horford

24 Nov 2015 00:18:42
Tristan Thompson for lebron James. Straight up!

24 Nov 2015 02:22:27
Uhh, no! Hawks.

23 Nov 2015 00:18:32
Cleveland Cavaliers And Charlotte Hornets

Tristan Thompson For Al Jefferson

22 Nov 2015 18:33:14
Cleveland Cavaliers And Oakland Thunders

Tristan Thompson For Serge Ibaka

22 Nov 2015 19:41:00
Not enough for Ibaka.

22 Nov 2015 19:59:55
^and Serge Ibaka is not with "Oakland Thunder with an S"

23 Nov 2015 20:27:01
When do the Oakland Thunder play the OKC Warriors? lol.

22 Nov 2015 18:30:49
Cleveland Cavaliers And Dallas Maverick

Anderson Varejão And Matthew Delly For Zaza Pachulia And Raymond Felton

22 Nov 2015 05:54:58
Suns trade with Kings (Suns Fan)

Suns get Cousins

Kings get Markieff Morris
Archie Goodwin (who I like)
Sunny Weems
2016 1st via Cavs
2018 1st via Miami
2021 1st via Miami

Why it makes sense for the Kings? They can play Kieff (who hates the Suns) for the rest of the year, and trade him for another 1st rounder as he starts to get back to form. Once they trade Cousins, Kings return to rebuild mode anyways, so these future picks would work to their advantage. Archie, McLemore, and WCS are all young enough to build around for the next 5 years. It is better than being boderline average but not good for the next 5 years.

Why it makes sense for the Suns? They need an all star talent. They have too many assets and no stars. No one else is going to give up their all star player for these assets. Boogie is good friends with Bledsoe, and Hornacek is an easy guy to get along with. Plus, it would allow Cousins to be on a winning team with this line up. Without this trade Suns are just an average team as well. With this trade they have a chance to compete. Right now they can't sell tickets even for $5 to get fans into the arena. During the Bulls game, there were more Bulls fans then Suns fans at their own stadium. That is just sad. It is bad for fans, bad for the team, and bad for business. This is Suns only chance. They cannot wait to whiff on another free agent acquisition. No all stars are going to sign up for PHX unless they are 32+.

Worst Case Scenario: Cousins does not want to play PF, and you have to trade away Tyson Chandler (which might be a blessing in disguise) . If Cousins still remains unhappy, you can still use him with other assets to trade for a all star player in the future.

22 Nov 2015 09:33:26
If you wanna move Chandler maybe you can ask Dallas for Pachulia/Felton for Chandler/Price. : ) But I would have preferences. :: ) )

22 Nov 2015 21:31:22
I want to get rid of Chandler within the next 18 Months, but as a piece for someone better. I don't mind keeping him if we don't get a star.

19 Nov 2015 04:54:30
As a born and raised Cleveland fan I would hate this but this would be exciting to watch. Sac- Det trade

Sac trades: Cousins, Gay, Butler

Det trades: Jennings, Ilyasova, Baynes, Caldwell-Pope, Johnson, Future 1st 2017


Pg Jackson, Meeks, Blake
Sg Gay, Bullock, Dinwiddle
Sf Morris, Butler, Hilliard
Pf Cousins, Tolliver
C Drummond, Anthony


Pg Rondo, Collison, Curry
Sg Jennings, Caldwell Pope, Mclemore, Anderson
Sf Belinelli, Johnson, Casspi
Pf Ilyasova, Baynes, Acy, Dukan
C Cauley-Stein, Koufus, Moreland

Sac will have 17 players after this trade so I would cut Casspi, Acy, or Curry.

19 Nov 2015 12:11:13
Fail to see any reason the Kings do this. A bunch of average players and a draft pick. Lovely.

19 Nov 2015 14:58:17
KCP isn't average but I agree their is no reason for either team to do this. Detroit is looking to stengthen its bench right now and Cousing puts them back where they were before with Monroe just a more talented guy. Drummond is having a break out year and they are winning so no need to make drastic changes to a team that fits what SVG likes to do.

19 Nov 2015 16:18:18
At this point kcp is an average sg. He scores 13 pts at 40% possibly grows into better but at this point he isn't much more than a decent 2 guard.

20 Nov 2015 16:16:53
Look at his analytics and see that he is rated as one of the best 3andD guys in the NBA. His defense is considered elite as far as man on man guarding and his analytics back it up. In addition, his shooting percentage from behind the arc is up by 5% over last year and his shot selection is way better then it was last year. He is shooting over 90% from the charity stripe. that's not average.

18 Nov 2015 14:48:46
Cavs get randle hibbert
Lakers get love.

18 Nov 2015 17:54:44
Why would Cavs even consider that?

18 Nov 2015 02:23:12
Thunder get Iman Shumpert

Cavs get Mitch McGary and Anthony Morrow.

18 Nov 2015 02:40:31
Cavs need a defensive wing and shumpert is that so unless the Cavs receive a decent defensive replacement then I don't think the Cavs would trade shump not saying value isn't fair just team need.

18 Nov 2015 07:05:03
Mitch McGary and Andre Roberson.

17 Nov 2015 22:25:14
Simple swap of superstars that could be a base of a major trade. SAC CLE IND

Sac trades: Cousins
Sac receives: George

IND trades: George
IND receives: Love

Cle trades: Love
Cle receives: Cousins

Few thoughts, this is still unfinished even though salaries match. I believe with this base trade every team at least fills some type of need. Cousins drama ends in SAC and he goes to a team with leadership of Lebron. Indy gets their stretch 4 that they were looking for. Cavs receives a athletic athlete who dominants the paint and thus gives more of the perimeter for Kyrie and Lebron to work. Also feel Cousins doesn't demand the ball as much as Love and Sac receives a true number one option to replace Cousins in George.

Although every team does receive a good addition, I believe Love is a great player but not up to the standard of Cousins and George so this means Cleveland would have to sweeten the deal. Either a player or two or a pick or two may work but I want to get your opinions on the base of the trade at least. Could this work for all three teams?

17 Nov 2015 23:19:16
Kinda like a fantasy trade. IND would not do that.


IND get Gay and Love

Pg Hill
Sg Ellis
Sf Gay/Miles
Pf Love
Ce Mahinmi/Turner

CLE get Cousins and J. Hill

Pg Irving
Sg Shumpert
Sf James
Pf Cousins
Ce Mozgov

SAC get George and T. Thompson

Pg Rondo
Sg McLemore
Sf George
Pf Thompson
Ce Cauley-Stein.

18 Nov 2015 02:28:48
I would do that for sure if I was Cle and Sac but IND I'm still not sure even though Gay does give Indiana a good wing replacement and Love fills the need. Maybe a first from Cle added may give it the push it may need that or Dellavedova since Thompson and Delly have good chemistry.

18 Nov 2015 17:56:56
The 1st idea IND passes, The 2nd idea IND considers.

17 Nov 2015 10:39:28
Three way trade IND/CHI/PHX

Ind trades away: Paul George, Ian Mahinmi
Ind receives: Joakim Noah, Markieff Morris, Cle 2016 1st rd (top 10 prot), Miami 1st rd 2017 or 2018 or 2019 (top 7 prot 17/18, unprotected 2019), Miami 1st rd 2021 (unprotected)

Chi trades away: Joakim Noah, Bobby Portis, E'Twaun Moore
Chi receives: Ian Mahinmi, PJ Tucker, Archie Goodwin, Detroit 2nd rd 2020

Phx trades away: Markieff Morris, PJ Tucker, Archie Goodwin, 3-1st rd picks, 1-2nd rd pick
Phx receives: Paul George, Bobby Portis, E'Twaun Moore

George Hill/Joe Young
Monta Ellis/Rodney Stuckey
CJ Miles/Chase Budinger
Markieff Morris/Jordan Hill
Joakim Noah/Myles Turner

Indiana gets the 3 1st rounders from Phoenix, Markieff Morris a true stretch PF on one of the best contracts in the sport, and Joakim Noah's 13.4mil expiring contract. All while maintaining a playoff caliber roster in the East.

Derrick Rose/Aaron Brooks/Archie Goodwin
Jimmy Butler/Kirk Hinrich/Archie Goodwin
Doug McDermott/PJ Tucker/Tony Snell
Nikola Mirotic/Taj Gibson
Pau Gasol/Ian Mahinmi

Chicago gets combo guard Archie Goodwin who is insurance for Rose, a 3/D wing in PJ Tucker, a replacement back up center, a second round pick, and no longer pays the luxury tax. And since PJ Tucker's contract isn't garunteed next year they can still get 9.5 of Noah's 13.4 off the books if the choose.

Brandon Knight/Ronnie Price
Eric Bledsoe/Devin Booker/E'Twaun Moore
Paul George/TJ Warren
Jon Leuer/Bobby Portis
Tyson Chandler/Alex Len

Phoenix gets the All Star they need in Paul George playing at his preferred SF position. Bobby Portis gives them a player 23 or younger with upside at every position. This allows them to afford the loss of all the draft picks without mortgaging their future.

Who says no to this deal? Indiana obviously loses the best player but if they want to truly contend it could set them up for the next decade without having to tank ala the Celtics with the Nets picks. They would also have enough room to sign two max contracts next offseason. Chicago gets better roster balance, doesn't pay the tax, maintains flexibility for free agency and gets a pick too. Phoenix locks themselves into the playoffs and sets themselves up to stay there while still controlling all of their future picks. Seems like a win/win/win.

17 Nov 2015 20:57:35
Seems that this isn't a popular trade idea. I'm still curious who says no to the deal. Is it one team? 2? Or do all 3 feel it is bad for them?

17 Nov 2015 23:02:01
To start, it's a terrible trade for the Pacers. They get rid of their franchise player, and in return they get an expiring contract, a decent sf/pf, and while they do get 3 firsts, they aren't attractive. Cleveland's 1st is going to be 28-30. Then you have a miami giving 2 1sts. Seeing as they owe the sixers the 16 1st, the soonest it will be is 2018. So now they are 3 years out from seeing that one. Then you give the 2021 first. they aren't trading their franchise player for a pick 6 years from now. This is an awful return for the pacers.

Chicago, they make out fine.

Phoneix. they get rid of 3 players (fyi, its marcus, not markieff. Markieff is on the pistons) Tucker and Goodwin are part of their future plans. Then they get rid of 3 1sts, and a 2nd. So they gut their team to get George, who may just leave them when his contract is up.

So 2 teams. 2 teams have zero interest in this 3 team trade. Make sense?

18 Nov 2015 04:14:44
Markieff Morris is on the Suns! Marcus was traded to Detroit.

18 Nov 2015 06:33:57
I see your points. I know PG is the big fish in the deal and figured they would be the team most reluctant. My thought was that Cleveland is going to own the East for the next few years and so why waste PGs prime when those assets could be coming at a perfect time after. Phoenix has been desperate to find a star and make the playoffs. I think they would absolutely overpay to get there. Thanks for the response.

16 Nov 2015 04:31:19
Brooklyn Nets And Cleveland Cavaliers

Tristan Thompson And Anderson Varejão For Brook Lopez

16 Nov 2015 05:01:03
Man the Nets would be small with this deal! It's a fair trade for both, but I don't think the Nets do it.

16 Nov 2015 05:10:28
I think Lopez would be traded for picks considering their picks situation.

16 Nov 2015 13:21:29
I agree with King. Its a good idea but its destined to have a third team involved that has excess picks such as the Sixers, Denver, Boston so that the Nets can get back into the draft somehow.

14 Nov 2015 08:47:28
3 team trade OKC Phi Cle

OKC trades: Durant, Waiters
OKC Receives: Love, Dellavedova, Embiid, Cavs 1st 2018 pick

Phi trades: Embiid, Cannon
Phi Receives: Mozgov, Waiters, Cavs 1st 2020 pick

Cavs trade: Love, Mozgov, Dellavedova, 2 1st rounds (2018,2020)
Cavs receive: Durant, Cannon.

14 Nov 2015 15:49:03
No need for the Sixers to do that. Not even a slight need that deal. We don't want moz. Or the cavs first rounder.

14 Nov 2015 21:53:47
Or waiters.

13 Nov 2015 20:49:51
Cleveland Cavaliers And LA Clippers

Kevin Love For Blake Griffin

13 Nov 2015 22:08:18
Ha, ha, ha, ha - Clips GM hangs up the phone laughing.

13 Nov 2015 23:23:57
Griffin >>>>>

14 Nov 2015 07:58:49
It's funny how in year 1-2, people thought Blake >>> Love, in year 3-4 they thought Love >>> Blake, and now it's back to Blake >>> Love again.

People are forgetful. They can't remember how good a player is, if they don't see him on the court all the time.

19 Nov 2015 21:56:57
I think Kyrie and a pick for CP straight up would seem more likely. cavs would have to throw in a pick or 2 because of kyries injury history. lebron would love his best friend to play with him in cleveland. clips get younger and a pick.

12 Nov 2015 19:22:55
Cleveland Cavaliers And Memphis Grizzlies

Anderson Varejão For Zack Randolph

12 Nov 2015 19:59:21
Might as well throw in gasol.

12 Nov 2015 20:12:33
Cavs are going to have to give up a lot more.

13 Nov 2015 06:12:23
Conley would look good on there bench to.

25 Nov 2015 01:35:06
Cleveland Cavaliers And Memphis Grizzlies

Anderson Varejão For Zack Randolph

11 Nov 2015 14:44:18
Thunder - Cavs

Thunder trade: Durant, Kanter

Cavs trade: Irving, Love, ( possible future 1st 2018)

11 Nov 2015 20:33:26
Don't think Westbrook and Irving would work together and I don't think either Mo Williams or Dellavedova could be a durable solution in Cleveland for the PG-Spot. But a trade Love + X for Durant has been spinning in my head for some time now. Man, that would be crazy. I mean Westbrook has played together with Kevin Love at UCLA and generally seems to go well with offensive Big Men (as Kanters progress also kinda suggests) . But who could Mr. X be? Thompson and a pick? And with the contracts of Singler, Novak, Collison and Morrow OKC could at least offer players matching the needed trade-salaries. If Oklahoma then would trade one of their Big Men (Ibaka? ) for a good SF, it could be a win-win. Well, it won't happen anyway. But just the Idea: The Cavs with Durant, Lebron (switching to PF) and Irving: Holy! These would be some Big 3.

10 Nov 2015 16:25:57

Bulls get Randolph, Calderon, Lee, Allen
- end rose era and their bench is deep to compete with the Cavs

Knicks get Carter
-open time for Grant

Mem Gasol and Rose
- get more scoring options.

09 Nov 2015 17:05:41

Suns receive I. Shumpert / M. Dellavedova

Cavs get B. Knight.

09 Nov 2015 20:28:40
Shumpert is a bench role player, Delly is lucky to have a guaranteed contract.

09 Nov 2015 21:05:34
That's awful. Wow. What newlakerdynasty said.

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