14 Feb 2018 18:02:49
MEM-DEN Offseason Trade

Grizzlies Receive: Mason Plumlee, Kenneth Faried, Tyler Lydon, 2020 second round pick, 2019 top 17 protected pick

The Grizzlies have to take on Kenneth Faried who isn't worth the 12 million that you have to pay him But he only has about two years left and Memphis really won't attract any big free agents at all. Mason Plumlee could learn a lot from Marc Gasol and possibly raise his ceiling. Two future pick will be thrown in to sweeten the pot for Memphis as they use their franchise cornerstone to a conference rival. They will be going into to full rebuild mode after this season and will want to tank+dump their stars for some future assets.

Grizzlies Starting Lineup:

1-Andrew Harrison
2-Wayne Selden (Tyreke Evans walks)
3-Dillon Brooks
4-Jamycal Green
5-Marc Gasol

Nuggets Receive: Mike Conley, Deyonta Davis, Ben Mclemore

The Nuggets, who are in "win now" mode, finally get their point guard to be the catalyst of the offense+young/bench pieces for the future and present.

Nuggets lineup:

1-Mike Conley
2-Gary Harris
3-Will Barton
4-Paul Millsap
5-Nikola Jokic
Sixth Man=Jamal Murray

1.) 14 Feb 2018
14 Feb 2018 18:21:18
Memphis passes. I can't see them taking on an over priced Plumlee, Faried's expiring, Lydon (just under went a knee surgery and hasn't played a minute this year), a late 1st, and a 2nd. It probably costs a 1st just to get rid of Plumlee.

2.) 14 Feb 2018
14 Feb 2018 20:18:33
DEN plays well with Jokic, and Plumlee on the floor together. Plumlee is a bit more physical than Jokic, and passes equally as well. Both teams lose key pieces to their core. Both teams pass.

3.) 14 Feb 2018
14 Feb 2018 23:19:43
The Grizzlies want to clear out the long term deal of Mike Conley and the Nuggets desperately need a point guard to run the offense. That is more crucial to them than physicality in the paint. Tyler Lydon was a first round draft pick, they get future picks which is exactly what they need. They don't even have a first rounder from 2017 and nearly any youth. I don't see why Denver or Memphis would pass.

4.) 15 Feb 2018
15 Feb 2018 11:39:44
Never heard a thing about the Griz "wanting" or "needing" to trade Gasol or Conley? Is that a sporting news trade rumor? I avoid that particular site. Jamal Murray has been great, and getting better as the season passes. Just beat the tar out of S. A. Last night? I am not as informed about these teams dealings, or privy to your information stream.