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20 Oct 2017 14:34:35
cleveland and indiana

cavs get thadeus young and miles turner

pacers get iman shumpert and channing frye and cedi osman and brooklyn 2018 pick

cavs lineup


thomas injured

20 Oct 2017 15:17:30

20 Oct 2017 17:56:24
Sure. That trade will be approved on Fantasy Island. Mr Roarke and Tattoo are doing all the paperwork. Get real Dimitri.

17 Oct 2017 18:02:09
Cle: McCollum+ Porzingis

Port: K Love+ I Thomas

NY: Z Collins+Zizic+ 1rnd pick Nets+ 1rnd pick Portland+ 1rnd pick Cle 2020

C:Porzingis/ T Thompson
PF: LBJ/Frye
SF:Crowder/ Osman
SG: D wade/ K Korver
PG: McCollum/ D Rose

C Nurkic
PF: K Love
Sf: Harkless
Pg: D Lillard
Sixth: IT

NY can start a rebuilt (real tanking without Porzingis) they will have two high lottery picks so they could draft Doncic and Porter in next year's draft.

17 Oct 2017 20:56:45
Cleveland getting way too much.

17 Oct 2017 23:05:58
Why does Portland do this?

18 Oct 2017 00:06:08
Cleveland is getting to much, but i think this trade would make Portland a better team. The combo K Love+ Nurkic would be great. And IT could be an awesome sixth man in that team.

And NY should go for a total rebuilt. They would win 35-40 games with Porzingis, so they can't draft a great player and they can't sign a bigg free agent. This could make Porzingis unhappy. Trading him for the Nets pick, gives their own pick more value.
Tanking is the best way to create a superteam. They could end up with the two top picks and draft Porter and Doncic. And they could draft Barret the year after.

This could be a contender by 2023
C: Collins
PF: Zigic
SF :Porter
SG: Barret
PG: Doncic.

18 Oct 2017 00:44:12
I hate it for Portland. You can’t bring Thomas off the bench, but Lillard and Thomas would be a train wreck defensively. I think I’d rather go for porzingis if I’m Portland, offering McCollum, Collins, and a pick.

18 Oct 2017 08:27:03

The Knicks should go for a rebuilt, not trade a young star for an older star.

18 Oct 2017 10:13:27
CJ is 26, which I would not consider old. Throw in Collins and a 1st, and I would not mind moving Zinger for that.

Kris is obviously not going to be a bust, but I'm not sold on him taking the next step towards Super Stardom. I'm not a fan of his "opportunistic" defense (block or bust) and I'm a kitten concerned with his overall drive to continue his improvement. I hope I'm wrong, and I very much may be proven to be, but it would not shock me if he spends his career putting up 18, 8 and two block stat lines while making just one or two all-star games.

18 Oct 2017 12:01:14
comme on Triangle.

McCollum is 26, they already have Ntilikina.
They would still win 35-40 games
They still can't sign another big free agent and they still stay mediocre.
If NY trades Porzingis, it should be for younger players and draft picks.
It's the only way to create a superteam and become a contender.

18 Oct 2017 16:11:01
I agree Gusapo, if I’m the Knicks I go young, gets picks, and build through the draft. The problem is that Nolan is the lease patient owner in the NBA. A move like this would be typical Knicks.

In retrospect, I also probably wouldn’t pay that high of a price for Porzingis that I said. I think he and McCollum are very similar overall.

18 Oct 2017 16:18:11
26 is young Gasupo, and McCollum is not a PG.

18 Oct 2017 16:57:46
im a fan of por moving mccollum if you can improve the team, but IT is not the guy to do it for. i see no way him and dame can work in an offense together (and let's not even get into defense)
i would need a top level wing to move cj.
on paper the cavs are getting a steal here, but i'd hesitate to shake up the team this much, especially if u need to speed up porzingis star development on a contender. and i think wade and jr are just fine for their 2 rotation.

18 Oct 2017 19:35:03
Disagree that McCollum isn’t a PG. He’s probably more natural at point, even if he doesn’t have amazing passing skills, defensively he is much better at point. And in Cleveland, he wouldn’t be the main ball handler anyway, Lebron would be. he'd be a perfect fit at point on that team.

19 Oct 2017 09:10:23
26 isn't young for a rebuilding team.

McCollum is the perfect pointguard for Cleveland.

The only team that should hesitate is Portland. Giving up the pick.
The reason they do this, is K Love, not IT
the trio K Love-Nurkic- D Lillard could make the western finals. IT is jus a bonus, he's hurt for the moment. So everyting he does is extra. He could become a good sixth man, playing against lesser players. And Lillard can rest enough, because they have a great second pointguard, that can score.

17 Oct 2017 14:03:41
Drummond for Shumpert, Thompson and 2018 BRK pick

Cavs resign Derrick Williams

Cavs 5

6th man Crowder


Pistons 5

6th man Shumpert


Cavs become non-destructable.

Pistons have +33 wins according to Hollinger's. They may not be winning player-wise but the Brooklyn pick is going to turn up something high.

17 Oct 2017 15:06:01
I don't think Drummond is a big enough upgrade over Thompson to justify giving up a potential top 5 pick in a loaded draft. Maybe if Detroit was really motivated to move Drummond and they would take that package with this years Cavs first the 2021 first something like top 10 protected and either Zizic or Osman, I could see it.

17 Oct 2017 18:04:10
I wouldn't trade the Nets pick for Drummond.

16 Oct 2017 08:58:17
Miami: A Horford+ 1rnd pick clippers and Vancouver

Boston: H Whiteside

I really like Horford and he's a great player for Boston, but they need a defensive center. And they can't take another big contract unless they trade Horford, who's 31 years old, so they should trade him before he becomes a bad contract. They should try to get Gobert first, but Whiteside is a good second if that fails.

The Heat do this, because Dragic and Horford would be a good combo next year that will make the playoffs and they receive two draft picks, so they can develop some young talents and hit the free agent market in 2020

This Boston team could challenge Cleveland and Golden State
C: Whiteside/ Ojeleye
PF: Morris/ Yabusele
SF: Hayward/ Tatum
SG: Smart/ Brown
PG: Irving/ Rozier

16 Oct 2017 12:39:42
Vancouver? Memphis moving home?

Don't hate the deal, Boston could use a more traditional Center while Miami is weak at the four. I think the C's will leave it alone for now though.

16 Oct 2017 13:35:38
damn i'm living in the 90's again :-)

16 Oct 2017 13:47:27
The Celtics would have two all nba players, a defensive center, that's a borderline all star. Two young talents on the bench, that could make the difference, when the stars are resting. And smart is playing for a bigg contract.
And they keep the Lakers pick, so they could draft an extra asset next year. (The Memphis pick is top 7 protected and the Clippers pick is lottery protected, so it's not a big lose) .

Horford is important, but they lost J Crowder and A Bradley.
The Celtics would have no proplem scoring. Irving and Hayward can both score and pass the ball, so horford's passing skills and 3-point shot would be less important (And Cleveland couldn't beat GS with Love, so Horford would propaply fail too against GS's system. )
You can't win a chamionship withoud defense.
Whiteside is a great rimprotector, so i believe he's the missing link for Boston.

16 Oct 2017 15:01:51
Gasupo, I'm not sure how you can put the finals loss on Love. He played reasonably well. The Cavs were just out manned. Guarding Curry and Durant, while not being able to come off Thompson is almost impossible even with great perimeter defenders. The Cavs had mediocre perimeter defenders at best. Not to mention that the Warriors defense is really good and they had the personnel to hold the Cavs shooters in check some what.

16 Oct 2017 15:50:14
I don't blame K Love for the loss, but he couldn't make the difference.
K Love or Horford can't hurt Golden state, because D Green will get his rebounds and he will get his passes to Curry, durant And Thompson. Every rebound Whiteside gets is a rebound Green can't pass to KD, Curry or Thompson.

16 Oct 2017 15:58:01
Hayward can guard Thompson
Irving can guard Curry
And Smart can guard Durant
Whiteside can guard D Green
Smart can't shoot, so KD, curry, Thompson can also guard Irving, Morris and Hayward.
They have an equal starting five on defence and offence

J Brown could guard Iguodala, so Boston would have a chance if Tatum and J Brown both develop offensive skills.

16 Oct 2017 16:18:16
Irving can't guard Curry, Durant probably has 9 inches on Smart, and Whiteside would struggle guarding Green on the perimeter and guarding Green would keep him away from the basket most of the time which is where he's most effective.

16 Oct 2017 16:20:54
Also, look at Love's rebounding in the finals. He and Lebron probably had 2/ 3s of the Cavs rebounds.

16 Oct 2017 17:21:36
id be happy with this return as miami. i think whiteside has pretty much hit his ceiling so miami should take this offer while his value is high. its hard to tell what miami’s franchise goals are rn, but the two picks are quite useful and horford is a great addition skills and leadership-wise. and i agree with op, a defensive big is boston’s biggest hole, and whiteside is a great B-option if gobert is out of reach.

20 Oct 2017 13:56:28
I understand Whiteside has a solid skill set that the Celtics are lacking, but he's a horrible fit for them on the offensive side. The way Stevens runs his system is with ball movement and spacing. Whiteside is the absolute antithesis of this philosophy. He has no range at all, and is a bigger ball stopper than any of the ball hogs in the league.

16 Oct 2017 06:06:57
Mavs should add an stronger SG that can attack the rim and run plays as well by defending good.



For now Mavs would improve the backcourt.

Maybe Shumpert plays a great year or he is willing to step out for the next year. If not, Shumpert and Wes are similar Players, Wes may a bit more committed overall but next year he is older as has only 1y 17m left. So if Shumpert works or stays Mavs could trade Wes to a contender / good team that Need some SG/SF to free cap space. (Pelicans, Raptors, Pistons or LAC or OKC)

16 Oct 2017 09:00:35
That would be a good move for both teams.

16 Oct 2017 13:35:06
Shumpert has no value.

16 Oct 2017 14:15:21
Not a fan of it for the Cavs. Atleast until IT is back Shumpert looks to be in the rotation and after trading Jefferson, the Cavs would end up being pretty thin on the wing if someone missed time. Plus, the Cavs have 4 more traditional bigs on the roster and it looks like their plans is to only play them at the 5. I don't think Mcroberts would in the Cavs rotation and the chances he is even reasonably healthy this year are pretty slim.

16 Oct 2017 14:54:02
Supercollider, neither does Mcroberts. What's your point?

17 Oct 2017 04:43:09
Well rkenne, now that Melo's been dealt Super has to find someone new to pile on!

100% agreed rkenne.

16 Oct 2017 00:42:05
cavs and bucks

cavs get. middleton. j. parker and matthew delly

bucks get. shumpert , frye , osman , jr smith (frustrated for the role)

cavs line up

rose ( i. t injured)


i.t injured
j. parker injured

16 Oct 2017 09:14:57
why would milwaukee do this?

16 Oct 2017 12:42:41
dimitri, stop trying to trade your trash for treasure. Middleton alone is worth five times that package.

16 Oct 2017 16:30:44
Middleton alone is worth more than that group of Cavs Players

Really bad.

15 Oct 2017 08:47:56
NY: Ingram+ Tatum+ Deng+ swap option LA pick+La pick 2020

Boston: Porzingis+ O'quin

LA: Monroe+ Kuzninskas+ Payton+ return LA Pick

Bucks: Clarckson+ C Lee

NY is going to win 35-40 games with Porzingis, so they can't tank and draft a second star. So they trade him for 2 young talents on a rookie contract for a few years. And they get a swap option with the LA pick, so they have a good chance drafting a third good young player.

Boston needs an extra big to beat Cleveland.Tatum could be a star, but Porzingis is a proven star, so giving up Tatum+ a good draft pick is fair.

LA wouldn't give up Ingram in a Deng trade, but they get a good draft pick in return (their own or the NY pick). So LA could go all in in free agency and they have a draft pick they can use to get an extra asset.

I don't think Milwaukee could atract a good free agent, so Clarckson and C Lee are two good roll players on a good contract

15 Oct 2017 15:10:50
Boston doesn't own the LA pick outright. They get the la pick next year only if it falls between #2-5. If La pick is outside #2-5, boston then gets the kings 2019 #1 (with #1 overall pick protection. If the kings pick happens to be the top overall pick, then boston gets the sixers 2019 #1 instead. ) . With 4 or 5 really big talents in the 2018 draft, it makes this pick a lot less desirable on the trade market.

15 Oct 2017 15:20:40
IMO, I think with the additions of Lopez at center, KCP at sg, Ball at the point, and ingram, randle, and nance all improving the Laker pick has a great chance landing in that 7- 14 range. Would you roll the dice on the kings 2019 pick (who knows what that draft class will look like and what the kings will do) and lose Porzingis. I wouldnt.

15 Oct 2017 17:34:46
Losing their own pick would make them worse, so they can draft doncic or Porter

Porter+ Ingram+ Tatum+ 2020 LA pick is a great return for NY, so i would gamble on this one.

15 Oct 2017 18:53:48
Not sure I follow your logic about "La losing their pick so it will make them worse" statement. They drafted ball this year, they will play the season, then lose their pick. It can't possibly make them worse this year and increase the chances of getting doncic or porter. Am i missing something here Gasupo?

16 Oct 2017 04:27:52
I don't think Boston would want the Zinger, O'Quinn maybe.

Giving up Tatum and a pick for KP would only hurt the C's in the long run, that kid will always have back problems

My guess is they'll wait to see how the Pels are doing and if they can trade for Boogie at the TD they'd be happy. But don't think they'd trade Tatum, my guess would be they would trade Brown instead in any deal.

16 Oct 2017 09:18:13
@Jvoug, i ment losing Porzingis would make NY worse, so they get a higher draft pick.

16 Oct 2017 17:32:12
@billj boston definitely wants the zinger.

16 Oct 2017 19:28:42
Sorry Gasupo. I miss understood. Makes sense now. Knicks without porzingis would be a definite top 3pick.

17 Oct 2017 01:23:27
I really don't think they want him, if they did he'd be on the team now. KP had back problems last year and for that reason I think that's why this trade wouldn't and didn't happen. This year, or the off season they need to get a true big and I think Boogie could be that player. Who knows, they could throw Fort Knox at NOLA for AD, because that's what it would take to get him.

14 Oct 2017 08:48:32
threeway trade

cavs / nuggets / lakers

cavs gets. corey brewer and kenneth farried

nuggets gets. frye and osman

lakers gets. iman shumpert

cavs line up




14 Oct 2017 09:25:18
Lakers say no.

14 Oct 2017 12:32:24
What possible use do the Nuggets have for those two guys? Can't see Denver making that deal unless the Cavs are somehow blackmailing the Nuggets GM.

14 Oct 2017 14:47:25
Horrible for Denver, not good for Lakers. But Cavs get too much yet again. Gee what a shock.

11 Oct 2017 21:48:42
Bulls get Shumpert and Cavs 1st rounder
Cavs get trade exception (Butler)

Bulls take Shumpert for the pick and Cavs get rid of a player they don't need nor want.

12 Oct 2017 15:59:42
It makes some sense, but given the fact that Shumpert probably opts out to try and get one last big contract (and to not be part of the Bulls tanking), I'm not sure it's really worth a 1st round pick even if the Cavs do save a ton of cash.

Also, with I think they'll want to keep their picks flexible as possible incase a big name player hits the trade market.

11 Oct 2017 16:00:30
The Cavs get Asik and a top 12 protected 1st round pick

The Pelicans get Jefferson, Frye and Tavares.

The Cavs get a pick, take care of their roster problem, and shed over a million dollars helping their luxury tax situation

The Pelicans get to shed Asik's bad contract, which might be important if Cousins does resign since they would end up deep in the luxury tax. They end up with 3 players with no guaranteed money next year. They also get a reliable veteran wing in Jefferson and a guy in Frye who could play next to Davis or Cousins and spread the floor. The Pelicans need shooting and Frye can provide that at an elite level. While Davis and Cousins can make up for his deficiencies in other areas.

11 Oct 2017 19:05:02
Like it for both teams.

11 Oct 2017 03:26:35
Cavs Phoenix

Cavs receives

Phoenix receives
Frye (most likely cut)
2019 second round pick

11 Oct 2017 05:17:55
Not enough for Bledsoe and the Cavs don't really need him.

11 Oct 2017 05:41:23
Ritequick, please stop making trade rumours that Involve the cavs, you have already said you’re a cavs fan which is why every trade you make favours them greatly

For example this one and you also tried to trade love straight up for Klay.

11 Oct 2017 16:38:14
Maybe he is a, Cavs fan. so what? You have no right to tell him not to post anything. There are many fans of teams that make ridiculous tradequate proposals involving their teams.
This is all make believe anyway. We are not real GMs. Let the guy alone and let him have his fun. Geez.

12 Oct 2017 16:49:51
Forget Durants fake twitter account, now we have Ritequicks fake nba-trade-rumours account.

13 Oct 2017 03:19:14
Suns dnt want that junk.

10 Oct 2017 09:36:48
Cavs get henson and teletovic

Bucks get aldrich ,thompson and wolves 2nd pick

Timberwolves get shumpert

10 Oct 2017 10:12:04
so thompson becomes a backup and he’s suddenly on his way out of town. i don't see it.

10 Oct 2017 12:32:55
The Cavs are just shuffling pieces here for no reason. I think Thompson's ability to guard the perimeter and offensive rebounding trumps Henson's ability to block shots and Shumperts defense is more important to the Cavs than another shooter. Even if the Cavs liked those two players slightly more, keeping continuity seems more valuable than whatever small upgrade this would provide.

I think Thompson would be an upgrade for the Bucks, but not a huge one and they have to take on a bad contract and lose a shooter on a team that needs to put as many shooters as it can around Giannis to do it. I don't think it's worth it.

10 Oct 2017 04:44:07
Cavs Houston Portland

Cavs receive

Houston receives

Portland receives

10 Oct 2017 09:51:54
Yep, taking out that 2nd round pick makes this trade much more sensible. Harkless is the single best piece in this trade. Anderson's contract is the single worst piece. Given those facts, do you see where this trade makes 0 sense
for anyone except Houston?

09 Oct 2017 23:54:10
Boston: R Gobert+ J Johnson

Cleveland: A Horford

Utah: K Love+ Shumpert+J Brown+ 1rnd pick LA+ 1rnd pick Clippers+ 1rnd pick Vancouver

10 Oct 2017 00:54:02
Love for Horford is a lateral move at best for Cleveland (Horford is a slightly better defender, but Love is a much better scorer and better rebounder) for an older more expensive player, while also giving up Shumpert. I don't see the point of this for the Cavs. Especially considering they would be making the Celtics better.

10 Oct 2017 04:33:54
Vancouver? This isn’t the 90’s.

10 Oct 2017 10:17:35
bos giving up way too much for gobert, they offering up the anthony davis package.

10 Oct 2017 13:14:49
Gobert is worth the “Anthony Davis package”. Gobert might be the best center in the NBA.

10 Oct 2017 15:49:15
his defense and rebounding are great, no doubting that. let me see him develop offensively (shooting, passing) before we put him in the same sentence as AD though.

10 Oct 2017 23:12:00
AD is probably the overall better player, but looking at young bigs locked in long term, the trade package required to get them is enormous. Gobert fits that spot. He’s one of the three best defenders in the league. He and Gordon Hayward were tied for the 5th best team in the NBA last year.

Gobert may be the most underrated player in the NBA, just because he doesn’t score a lot and isn’t flashy on offense.

11 Oct 2017 01:50:34
Gobert would get Boston to the finals but as rk said Cavs would be better off with Love and it doesn't make sense for them.

But would love that deal for Boston because Rudy is a beast!

11 Oct 2017 02:18:02
gobert is great, and surely hasn't even had his best seasons yet. and he would be perfect for boston. i just think they are giving up too much in this deal. jaylen brown and the lakers pick alone could end up being > gobert in a few years. also, the cavs have no place in this trade. they aren't swapping love for horford.

11 Oct 2017 02:21:20
Agree Bmiller, his defense affects the game in my opinion more than any other players. Utah didn't have anyone else on their team who was an elite defender and they ended up being rated the 3rd best defense in the league behind the Spurs (Green and Leonard) and Warriors (Green Durant and Thompson) . He also made a fairly big jump on the offensive end and I think we'll see a similiar jump this year.

11 Oct 2017 16:32:15
Dona, you may be right about the potential of Brown and the pick, but Gobert has a better chance of becoming a top ten player than either of the other two becoming an allstar and that's what the league is built on. You need a top 10 player to compete in he league. Trading for Gobert would be one of the few ways I think the Celtics would actually have a chance of beating the Cavs this year or even next year if Cleveland can keep it together.

11 Oct 2017 23:13:01
OMG *Memphis 😋

11 Oct 2017 23:16:27
But they won't get Anthony Davis for that package.

C: Gobert
PF: Morris
SF: Hayward
SG: Smart
PG: Irving
Sixth: tatum

This is a team that could beat Cleveland and could challenge Golden State.

09 Oct 2017 18:51:29
Cavs get randle and deng

Lakers get shumpert,frye, zizic and 1st cavs pick

09 Oct 2017 19:20:56
Pick is going in the wrong direction. Randle isn't enough to get rid of Deng, let alone get back anything of value.

09 Oct 2017 20:20:19
Pick is going in the wrong direction indeed.

09 Oct 2017 23:06:43
This trade would never happen. Why on earth would Cleveland commit $54 million over the next 3 years to a washed up forward? And knowing how cap stretched they are, 18 mill a year to one player who would hardly see the court, for the next 3 years is absurd. And giving up a 1st round pick to have the lucky shot to acquire Dengs horrible deal? Oh wait, randle makes this soooo much better. Are you kidding me?

09 Oct 2017 18:46:13
Cavs get davis
Pelicans get thompson,frye,shumpert,jefferson, zizic,tavares, 1st bkn pick and 1st cavs pick

09 Oct 2017 19:30:13
How about this instead

Pelicans get Lebron Thomas
Cavs get Asik, Moore Hill 2018 Pelicans 1st.

09 Oct 2017 20:12:57
the cavs don’t have any combination of assets worth davis. the best package they could make would be it, love and bk pick, which still lacks the young talent to even make nola think twice. also they can’t trade both their 1sts.

09 Oct 2017 14:25:45
Cavs. and. hornets

cavs get nicolas batum

hornets gets shumper, frye, jefferson and brooklyn pick'18



09 Oct 2017 14:48:16
Batum isn't worth the Brooklyn pick.

09 Oct 2017 17:02:14
Agreed that Batum isn’t worth the Brooklyn pick (especially since he’s out for the first quarter of the season) .

And, you don’t even start him? He’s much better than Crowder, and a perfect fit on that team. If Cleveland could get him (which they can’t, they don’t have the assets. All their assets are too bad or too good), he’s be fantastic next to Lebron, Thomas, and Love.

09 Oct 2017 17:15:47
Bmiller, I agree he's better than Crowder, but I don't think he's much better. I think you put Batum (or even Lebron) at Sg in the starting line up for Wade.

09 Oct 2017 17:18:39
Isn't batum going to miss 8 weeks with an elbow injury?

09 Oct 2017 06:04:05
Cavs Houston Portland

Cavs receive
future 2nd from rockets

Houston receives

Portland receives

09 Oct 2017 13:10:59
It's pretty terrible for the Cavs. Why would they take on Anderson's contract for a 2nd round pick? I don't even think the Cavs would rather have Anderson than Shumpert and Frye. Frye is a poor mans Anderson and Shumperts defense will be important.

09 Oct 2017 14:08:01
Hate it for Portland. Harkless is a better overall player than Shumpert by quite a bit. And Shumpert probably rarely gets on the court behind Lillard, McCollum, and Turner. Harkless is one of two SF on Portland, they need him, or an upgrade at SF.

09 Oct 2017 23:47:36
The Cavs have Love, so why would they want R Anderson
Portland could use R Anderson, so why would they take Shumpert?

10 Oct 2017 01:26:00
Portland would have to send out a lot more salary to take on Anderson, and with swanigan/ Collins/ Aminu, I really don’t see Anderson as a need with his enormous salary.

08 Oct 2017 15:59:30
Cavaliers and Pacers

Tristan Thompson for Thaddeus Young.

09 Oct 2017 04:50:33
You are that same person that traded Thompson for Cousins straight up. so Thompson, Young and Cousins are basically equal in value?

09 Oct 2017 23:49:53
We would want a pick too or two second round picks.

07 Oct 2017 13:56:34
The Cavs get Aldridge, Green, and Young

The Pacers get Smith, Tavares, Jefferson, Felder, Zizic, a Spurs 1st, and 2nd

The Spurs get Thompson, Frye, Osman and the Brooklyn first

The Cavs bring in 3 guys that will help them win now. Green would be a great fit at Sg for the Cavs, Young would be an upgrade at the back up pf and has a similiar style play to Jeff Green, and Aldridge gives them a 4th allstar and player that the Warriors may struggle with given the attention they would have to give the rest of the Cavs weapons.

The Pacers take on a bad contract in smith, but get back a nice package of assets to help in a rebuild.

The Spurs need to shake things up. In a league that's turning into an arms race they have fallen behind. This opens up more cap space for them next summer, gives them a young centern who can start, gives them a top pick in the draft for Pop to mold, and I think Pop could turn Osman into better version of Danny Green.

07 Oct 2017 20:34:03
sounds alright for the cavs if aldridge and green are really how they want to spend the bk pick. but this move doesn’t make much sense for the spurs if they are trying to contend this year, no denying the bk pick is great for their future but i think this trade decreases their chances in the west for this season. also, the pacers are taking a lot of garbage just to get late 1st and 2nd rounders.

07 Oct 2017 21:00:16
For the Pacers Zizic is a solid prospect who probably would have went in the first round had he come out this year rather than a few years ago, they get a first and second, Felder and Tavares both probably get looks and if they don't like what they see they're in the final guaranteed years of their contracts. Jefferson is in his last guaranteed year and could be a cheap veteran to help with the lockerroom. Smith's contract is really the only negative asset they take on.

For the Spurs, I don't think they can compete with the top of the West either way and Aldridge and Green both don't seem to be in their long term plans. They get to cash I. Now and add 2 solid pieces, while also getting a potential star in the draft and maintaining a ton of cap room to go out and get another star to go with Leonard.

09 Oct 2017 21:29:18
Pretty solid all the way around. If there was maybe someone on the light end it might be the Spurs but overall a solid proposal.

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