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25 May 2015 17:09:33
Sixers- Nuggets

Wolves take Towns
Lakers take Russell
This starts a draft day bidding battle for #3 since the Sixers really don't want another BIG.

Ths Sixers are willing to go no further than #8. Denver steps up to the plate, since they need a BIG desperately and know that the Kings are focused on WCS.

Nuggets get #3 #35
Sixers get #7, the rights to the better of the 2016 1st rounder of the Knicks or Nuggets (the worse going to Toronto). Sixers also get the Portland protected pick currently owned by Denver (top 15 protected). The Nuggets still have a pick next year, the Top 5 protected pick of the Grizzlies.

Nuggets draft Okafor at #3
Sixers get their choice of whoever is left of Mudiay, Winslow, Hezonja or Porzingis. Two of these guys will be available at 7.

2016 Draft: SIxers now own:
Their own pick
The better of the Denver/Knicks pick
The Lakers top 3 protected pick
The Heat top 10 protected pick
The OKC top 15 protected pick
The Blazers top 15 protected pick

25 May 2015 17:38:34
Denver already has a good young center. No need to trade up for Okafor.

25 May 2015 20:04:22
This is the kind of deal I was thinking as well. But

. I would just take okafor though. Find a rotation of okafor Noel and embiid that works probably with t rob or sims filling out the roster. We have to be willing to take best player available until we are sure of the guys we have. Can't be sure on embiid yet. I think Noel is solid and has huge upside for a two way player. Okafor is the Noel on offense. He's got upside on defense but not there yet. Embiid is a wild card. Either way we never have foul trouble in any game at the big spot. Never have a bad big man on the floor. If I can't get Russell I got to take okafor and build from their.

25 May 2015 21:44:01
Well said TreGib

25 May 2015 21:56:20
Tregib
What about mudiay. We need to start building a starting lineup and oak is not the answer. He really isn't that good. He is way overrated and kaminsky and towns r way better than him. He is a bum and frank proved that he ain't s***.

24 May 2015 22:28:00
76ers rebuild possibilities:

1. Drafting DeAngelo Russell is key.
2. Although Embiid, Noel, and TRobinson are a good upfront three, I think Hinkie would like to add a PF who could stretch the defense. unfortunately there are rumors that Hinkie loves Porzingis. I cringe to think he may take him #3. But I propose another option. Frank Kaminsky. If Kaminsky drops to the 10-12 range, which is possible, maybe sixers can put together a package of future picks(miamis #1, OKC's#1, maybe take back some salary and add pick #35 this year) to land him. He has been lighting it up at workouts, and has been called the best player on the floor by a number of scouts. granted the top tier guys aren't there, but he could be a steal.
3. Still hope to sign Khris Middleton. A 6'8" SG who is 23 and on the verge of stardom. maybe overpay a bit, but will be worth it in the long run. Overpaying this year will be underpaying when the cap jumps in 2017.
4. Do Not resign jrich, mbah a mote, canaan, Sampson.
5. Still have own #1, Lakers #1, and Saric coming over next year.
PG: Russell(19)/Wroten/(Ish or P.Jack)
SG: Middleton(23)/McCrae, HThompson
SF: Covington(24)/Grant/GRIII
PF: Noel(21)/ Kaminsky/ TRobinson
C: Embiid(21)/Sims/Noel

25 May 2015 01:11:30
• I think the Lakers will draft Russellif they don't get Towns
• Middleton is Restricted and I don't see the Bucks not matching any offer he gets

On a side note, MIL has a crazy back court and will present matchup nightmares if Carter-Williams can improve his outside shooting.
PG = 6'-6" (Carter-Williams)
SG = 6'-8" (Middleton)
SF= 6'-11" (Giannis)

25 May 2015 01:47:56
Jvoug

If we draft pozingus. At the three spot. I'm quiting the Sixers. That means I choose him over Russell mudiay or okafor. I'd be completely on the Fire hinkie bandwagon. We've been patient as a fan base. Don't screw us now by not getting the best players available.

25 May 2015 02:06:21
Russell is going to be a really good pro IMO.

25 May 2015 14:31:38
The Sixers will not draft Pozingus at 3. Should Russell be gone and if the Sixers do not want Mudiay, there will be big demand for the #3 pick, since one of the two bigs will be there. So the Sixers have to explore the idea of trading down and how far to trade down. Or, they might just be exploring the idea of trading down anyhow.

An interesting option would be to trade down with Denver and land in the 7 spot where someone like Pozingus or Hezonja or Winslow would be available. The Nuggets own the right to swap picks with NY next season. Denver also owns the rights to the Memphis pick (top 5 protected for a couple of years then completely unprotected).

What we're seeing right now is a huge game of NBA poker. Everyone's trying to bluff everyone else into panicking and giving up picks when they don't have to. I suspect the Lakers really want one of the two bigs but are trying to get the Sixers to move up 1 slot to get Russell, but after throwing in one of their stockpile of future 1st rounders.

25 May 2015 18:16:31
Dont expect sixers trading down from their pick. If russell goes to the Lakers then they would select mudiay. I would be very cool if we get him at 3. Hinkie loves him too and he was the only gm to go and watch him in China. And he will be a very productive player in this league and he might turn out to be better than russell. But at this point russell is a better player but mudiay in 3 years can work on his game with a great coach in brett Brown. I have a feeling that russell has already hit his ceiling while mudiay has has a lot more room to grow. I want mudiay because I feel he can be a more productive leader and overall player than russell.

24 May 2015 03:46:45
Detriot get Ariza T.Jones
Rockets get Melo Monroe 5yr deal
Knicks get Howard

Jackson/Calderon/Dinwiddie
Hardaway/Meek/Petteway-38th
Ariza/Butler/Martin
Jones/Tolliver/Anthony
Drummond/WCS-8th/Gray

Beverly/D.Wright-32/Prigioni
Harden/Brewer/Johnson
Melo/Papa/McDaniels
Monroe/Capela/Dorsey
Upshaw-18/Motiejunas/AJHammond-pickup

Mavs get Calderon Andersen Turners-10
Heat get Larkin Hardaway Portis-25 Diagne-52
Knicks get Chalmers Napier McRoberts

Knicks sign Danny & Gerald Green and Marc Gasol


Chalmers/Napier/Galloway
Danny/Winslow/Thanasis
Gerald/Early/Laberyie
Howard/Amundson/Acy
Gasol/McRoberts/Aldrich

24 May 2015 16:05:53
First off how did Dteroit get Hardaway? What happen to KCP? THis is the problem with your posting. First off KCP is not going anywhere not for Hardaway that is for sure. Second Petteway is a SF not a SG. Third Ariza is not going anywhere the Rockets need him as he has been their most consistant defender and player in the playoffs. Martin has been told he won't be back, Gray was cut before last season and is out of the NBA with an injury that cut his career short and Anthony is a Center. Jennings is on ths team still and nobody not Detroit for sure wants Calderon Dinwiddle is the backup for now as he showed promise in his playing time before the injury. Detroit will stay put with its team maybe make a S&T with Monroe if possible, but sign a couple of FA Jackson is going to be one of them. This posting shows you have no clue about Detroit or the NBA

23 May 2015 00:14:49
Knicks get P.George Stevenson 9th
Pacers get MKG Marv-Will-exp
Hornets get Melo Rudez - Jordan gets Melo to buy in

Walker/Roberts/Pargo
Henderson/Hairston/Daniels
Melo/Rudez/Taylor
Biyombo/Vonleh/Maxiell
Jefferson/Zeller/Jaiteh-39

Hill/Sloan/Price
Miles/Stuckey/Harvey-43
MKG/Hill/Copeland
West/Marv-Will/Allen
Hibbert/Lyles-11th/Mahinmi


Heat get Hardaway Larkin Upshaw-21 Diagne-52
Mavs get Calderon Andersen Turner-10
Knicks get Chalmers McRobert Napier

Kings get Napier Gibson Okafor-4th S.Johnson-9th
bulls get Stevenson
Knicks get Cousins

Belinelli A.Anderson 4yr 16 mil Gasol 4yr 80mil

Chalmers/Galloway/Undrafted
Belinelli/Anderson/Thanasis
George/Early/Laberyie
Cousins/Amundson/Acy
Gasol/McRoberts/Aldrich

23 May 2015 09:43:11
What a terrible Pacers trade

23 May 2015 13:27:38
That's quite a lethal Knicks backcourt.

26 May 2015 05:13:22
knicks fans are crazy. Almost as unrealistic as Laker fans

22 May 2015 15:22:00
2 knicks trade move
Clippers get Melo (Hibbert for Crawford Hawes)
Rockets get Jordan 5yr-
Knicks get Howard

Clippers get a cheaper anchor who hits free throws and CP3 Griffin and Melo become the next big 3 that wins

Harden does not need Howard scoring, he could use Jordan who is more dominating defensively than Howard.

Howard will get 25 SPG in the triangle, he can dominate next to great passing big like Marc if he played at PF. It might be time bring Ewing back to improve Howard's post game.

Mavs get Calderon Andersen Turner-10
Heat get Hardaway Larkins Upshaw-21 D.Johnson-52
Knicks get McRoberts Chalmers Napier

Mavs make this move if Chandler and Rondo go to
Lakers. Turner could develop better all around player than Okafor and maybe Towns.

Heat cut payroll to make cap space to resign Whiteside
and Dragic. Hardaway is wade replacement when retires. Both Larkin and Hardaway are linked to Miami area.

Knicks get Better PGs and reserve big better than Bargnani.

Knicks sign Marc Gasol 4yr 80mil, D. & G. Green 4yr 36mil

Triangle type offense
Chalmers/Napier/Galloway
Danny/Winslow/Thanasis
Gerald/Early/Laberyie
Howard/Amundson/Acy
Gasol/McRoberts/Aldrich

22 May 2015 15:34:12
Phil Jackson wants nothing to do with Dwight Howard.

22 May 2015 16:06:12
M Gasol will get max, which is 35% of salary cap (4 yr $94M)

22 May 2015 16:19:37
Marc Gasol is not a 10-year veteran. His max contract (4-year, 81.1M) will be 30% of salary cap.

22 May 2015 16:58:12
My fault, I just looked at his career timeline, not when he was drafted in the NBA.

22 May 2015 17:47:48
Jackson had nothing to do with Howard's time in la. Howard only went to la bc he thought jackson was also going. Howard and jackson are good for eachother in triangle. Jackson might consider coaching this roster.

22 May 2015 19:28:50
Actually Howard went to LA because he thought that playing with kobe and nash that they were going to win multiple championships which didn't happen

22 May 2015 02:10:57
Sixers offseason:
heard a couple reports that Brooks Lopez wants to reunite with Jason Kidd with the Bucks. Lopez can opt in for &17 mill with the Nets, so I assume it will take similar $$ to get him to come to the Bucks. That may put the Bucks in a tough position to match offers for Khris Middleton. I'm not big on the idea of signing FA's(especially since at the moment it is a tough sell for any bigtime FA to come to philly), but Middleton may be worth it. He's a 6'8" shooting guard, shot 47% from the field, 41% from 3's, and 85% from the line. he's a freak athlete, and he's only 23 years young. Would be a great fit with Russell or Wroten in the backcourt. Offer him $13-15 mill per.
PG: Russell
SG: Middleton
SF: Grant/Covington
PF: Noel
C: Embiid
Plus own #1, Lakers#1, Heat #1, OKC #1, and Dario Saric coming over next year.(that's 5 number one talents Hinkie can draft or package next year for higher picks or players).
Still building 90% of the team through the draft. Middleton just looks like an excellent young fit that with a little luck may be obtainable.
Comments?

22 May 2015 13:49:12
I think the Bucks can do both Lopez and Middleton as long as they take Lopez first then sign Middleton under the Bird rule, allowing them to go over the cap. I"m not certain of this.

22 May 2015 14:39:10
You are correct.

22 May 2015 15:00:47
I like the idea of this move but I don't think Middleton is worth it at this time. 13 to 15 million and you don't even know if embiid or third pick can play yet. I think you have to wait unless it's a can't miss player in free agency.

23 May 2015 13:41:46
tregib. I think "cant miss players" very rarely sign with a rebuilding franchise. To get out of perennial "rebuild mode" you have to take an occasional chance in free agency but still build mostly through the draft I think Middleton fills need at SG, is 23, shoots great, very athletic, and already is a good player, with the potential to be even better. Maybe worth overpaying a bit, especially with the new cap right around the corner? I think its a gamble, but a calculated gamble with some, but little risk, not a "Bynum".

23 May 2015 13:44:54
Tre- you make a good point. Plus, picking up a big money guy is sure to get in the way of the development of some of the young guys.

Maybe wait on that free agent and use cap spsce to pick up one more salary dump and 1st rounder.

But you can't wait too long. Some of these high picks are going to chew into the cap when their contracts come up.

24 May 2015 05:27:03
Jvoug.

Sixers can't pay for a below superstar level free agent right now. We can't clog up cap space for the future on a guy who may not even be in the starting five once we get good.

unless hinkie thinks he's a superstar who not being used correctly like the James harden deal it's pointless to sign a Lesser tire player to a max contract. In the long run that's just bad thinking. It's how the old Sixers thoughT and that will get you to the playoffs but nothing more.

They should make offers to the big free agents and pass on anything else until next year when you know more about the players you currently have.

24 May 2015 17:36:39
TreGib,
I respect your opinion and insight on the sixers. I think now is the prime time to get a guy like Middleton. He just turned 23, has a huge upside, is on the verge of stardom, and could be the kind of guy that sends a message to the bigtime free agents that philly is on the rise! I think the "old sixer way" would be signing a vet already in his prime to a max deal, then not having the players or financial flexibility to get past the first round of the playoffs. This signing is much different. i'm all for building through the draft, but I got to believe hinkie knows you have to use all avenues to the best of your ability in a financially smart way. I think Middleton will bring way more positives to the sixers future then negatives.

21 May 2015 06:53:38
Pacers trade hibbert hill and 11th pick to heat, stuckey and Copeland to New Orleans
Heat sign and trade Dwayne Wayne to pacers along with whiteside, trade deng to Pelicans
Pelicans trade eric Gordon and Asik to heat, Ryan Anderson to pacers.

21 May 2015 15:11:22
Stuckey Deng and Copeland for Asik Gordon and Anderson? Pelicans say no way

21 May 2015 04:23:30
Rondo said he will never be a Heat but

NY-MIA

NY get st Goran Dragic, Luol Deng and 10th pick

-draft Willey Cauley-Stein and Kelly Oubre

Dragic/Calderon
Hardaway/Thanasis/Galloway
Deng/Oubre
Monroe/Early
Cauley-Stein

MIA get Carmelo Anthony

MIA sign Rajon Rondo

Rondo/Napier
Wade/Chalmers
Anthony/Henry
Bosh/McRoberts
Whiteside/Andersen

21 May 2015 03:43:52
76ers / Nuggets

76er trade Heat #1 and OKC#1 next year and Dario Saric to Denver for this years #7. 76ers draft Russell at #3 and Hezonja at #7. Still have own #1 and Lakers #1 next year. Have backcourt of the future with size(6'5" and 6'8") and shooting ability.
Denver gets two #1 picks next year AND stud Euro in Saric(Saric, 6'10" and only 20 years old went #10 last year, and was projected top 7 if he didn't commit to play guaranteed two years in Europe)
Sixers:
PG: Russell
SG: Hezonja
SF: Covington/Grant
PF: Noel
C: Embiid
I hate giving up Saric, but I think Hezonja is worth it.
comments?

21 May 2015 13:17:10
You won't get the 7 for two late first round future picks and an overrated guy who won't play in America and who's game doesn't translate to American style basketball. Otherwise, great as always. You talk about the best prospects ever, and then instantly give up whe. A new potential one is around. Classic sixers fan adhd. Good job with that consistency in your posts lol

21 May 2015 13:21:02
It's a decent idea, but ultimately, IMO, it's too much for Hezonja. I would give those 2 picks and Wroten - would the Nuggets go for that?

21 May 2015 15:55:11
You're going to have a hard time using the Sixers future picks to move into a decent spot in this year's draft. The teams in the desirable landing spots only have one pick this year so you're asking them to move completely out of this draft and get nothing in return but a future promise.

There are teams with more than one pick this year with the best target being Boston at #16. Do you really want to use two picks next year for the #16 this year? Then have to use another pick or two from there to get into the top 10?

The Sixers are probably better off waiting until next year then trying to get 2 top 10 players in that draft.

21 May 2015 16:23:54
I think it's a pretty fair deal. Sixers start there rebuild a little quicker. Denver get to have a few extra pick next season and get a young prospect in saric as well. Problems is teams rarely trade current picks for future picks and that's all. They usually want a pick this year or a player to help ease the wait. I don't think I'm giving up wroten or Covington in this deal so that's the problem I see.

21 May 2015 23:24:28
Don't remember ever calling saric the best prospect ever, and i'm not giving up on him. I think you have to give value to get value, especially value at a position of need. I feel trading saric is a big sacrifice, and I wouldn't mind keeping him at all. Just throwing out possible ideas to get Hezonja in the backcourt of the future with Russell. No adhd. and that would be ADD(attention defecit disorder), not ADHD(attention defecit hyperactivity disorder). Big difference. Hope that didn't hurt your feelings again.

20 May 2015 18:59:24
I believe the sixers and Knicks will make some sort of trade on draft night

Sixers trade Lakers, Heat, Thunder picks next year
Knicks trade #4 Hardaway and Calderon

Sixers Draft
Russel 3
Winslow 4

20 May 2015 20:20:05
Good idea. But I think they use less assets and target Denver. WCS will be picked in that range so that leaves Hezonja or Winslow at the 7 spot.

21 May 2015 05:15:55
Take the heat pick out and instead throw a 2nd round pick or two in

21 May 2015 16:36:53
Knicks are getting screwed in that deal. It doesn't accomplish anything they want to do

They're not getting a great player back. They are getting picks in the future but give up a high pick this year and thj who was a higher pick before. Just doesn't make sense for either direction. That being said. Sixers would probably do it in a second.

20 May 2015 03:18:53
Heat get Nikola Pekovic and Kevin Martin

Wolves get #10 and salary matcher (Chris Anderson, Josh McRoberts, and Udonis Haslem)

20 May 2015 16:42:35
Is pek and Martin really worth a top ten pick??

20 May 2015 03:02:59
76ers / OKC
76ers / Nuggets

Now that the lottery is over, and Minn and LA will almost definitely pick Okafor and Towns, that leaves the sixers in a perfect spot at #3 to pick Russell. Now i'm sure Hinkie isn't going to stand pat and just pick Russell. Possible moves.

1. Sixers trade next years okc pick and pick #35 and #47 for this years OKC pick(#14) and take back Novaks $4mill in salary.
2. Sixers trade next years LA #1 pick(only 1-3 protected. And La getting the #2 pick this year, they will pick towns and build around him, randle, and Clarkson. this is good for 2-3 years down the road, but two first year big men doesn't lead to many wins. pick should be in the 4-10 range.)and the #14 pick they got from okc plus the #37 pick for Denvers #7 pick. Sixers pick hezonja at #7.
That leaves sixers with their own #1 next year, Heats #1 next year, and Dario Saric coming over.
PG: Russell
SG: Hezonja
SF: Covington/Grant(Saric next year)
PF: Noel
C: Embiid
Comments?

20 May 2015 08:56:10
I'd be wiling to bet LAL don't take Okafor. If Towns goes #1 (as expected), I think the LAL will take either D Russel or J Winslow.

20 May 2015 13:15:04
On top. You think the two pick. Randle healthy. Kobe heathy and 25-30 mill in cap space will create no improvement? The pick will be in the high teens. Good luck convincing teams that that pick plus 2 seconds should equal the 7th lol

20 May 2015 13:32:51
jvoug - I like this. Hinkie will surely do something on draft night. NLD - that would suit the Sixers just fine. If Russell goes #2, there would be multiple suitors willing to trade up to #3 for Okafor.

20 May 2015 14:15:00
Pizza pie. which TWO of these teams are the Lakers going to finish ahead of in the west to make this pick a non-lotteey selection: warriors, rockets, mavs, clips, okc, griz, pels, Portland, or spurs?? Just wondering how you think??

20 May 2015 14:32:22
Jvoug:
Let's wait and see how free agency shakes out. Depending on who the Lakers add, and what free agents leave their current teams, there's a possibility they finish ahead of the Mavericks, Grizzlies (if Gasol leaves), Pelicans, & Portland (if Aldridge leaves).

20 May 2015 16:47:59
New lakers dynasty

Even with Randel and okafor. Bigs take time to get good. Kobe has to learn to not be a ball hog anymore. And frankly they need to get lucky in free agency. That's how the lakers get out of the top ten next season.

20 May 2015 18:17:39
So all those teams will loose key players, replace them with nobody, Lakers will sign multiple quality free agents, and all will gel together to be a 6 or 7 seed in the west?? Give me some of what your smokinn. please

17 May 2015 01:49:00
76ers offseason:
1. Through the brinks truck in Jimmy Butlers lap. Offer him the absolute MAX$$$. Let him know he will be the next Dr.J in philly, but always will be second to Jordan in Chicago. Thibs will be fired, and philly has a plan for success, just need one guy like Butler to say "I'm in".
2. Draft DeAngelo Russell. Friends with Noel, played HS ball with Embiid, and is exactly the type of guy philly needs at the point. A backcourt of Russell and Butler. Awesome.
3. Don't even think about trading Embiid or Noel.
2015/16 Sixers: 38-44 wins.
pg:Russell
SG:Butler
SF:Covington/Grant
PF:Noel
C:Embiid

2016/17 Sixers: Serious contenders
Russell
Butler
Saric
Noel
Embiid
Plus 4 #1's. ther own, lakers, heat, and okc. Here comes philly!!!

17 May 2015 13:50:14
Ya do realize butler is a restricted free agent, right? Aka the Bulls will just match the 'throw everything imaginable at him' offer. Because it's just a max contract, which they fully intend on matching. And in fact, they could have offered more. So what happens when he stays in Chicago because he isn't allowed to leave if the Bulls match?

17 May 2015 14:37:39
1. The max contract for Jimmy Butler is a little over $15 mil I believe. Unfortunately for the Sixers, that's probably easily matchable by the Bulls. It will put the Bulls over the Luxury Tax but they were over it already this year so they seem willing to accept the penalties.

2. Draft Russell. Yep, I'm on board. He's a left handed MCW that can shoot.

3. Keep Noel and Embiid together. Totally agree.

So that's the same roster except Wroten is in there instead of Butler. But I think Hinkie has something up his sleeve. We'll find out soon enough. (And I think Saric actually stays in Europe for 3 years. If he does that, he can skip past the rookie wage scale.)

17 May 2015 16:16:44
Makes perfect sense. Max out butler and Leonard. Make those teams match a super high contract and see what happens. If they match that's fine. One less team to worry about in free agency. If they don't match you get a highly talented player. I'm on board with that.

17 May 2015 16:53:10
I agree with phillyrich1. Hinkie has something in the works come draft day. TreGib I also agree wit. even if the bulls and spurs match the max deals, it hurts their chances in FA;s with so much $ tied up in others. Tuesday night is lottopalooza!! let's hope for a top 3 pick, and dream for #1 and #6.

17 May 2015 19:58:55
The Bulls wouldn't have had cap space anyways, and the Spurs can sign other FA's first before re-signing Leonard.

And why would any top FA want to go to that red hot mess this year?

Draft well, add the right mid-tier FA's, get a good rookie year from Embiid and win 33 games; and then you'll get interest from top FA's next year.

16 May 2015 16:16:35
Philadelphia 76ers and okc thunder

Sixers make the splash they've been waiting for. Okc rebuilds around Westbrook and ibaka while free cap space.

Okc trade: Kevin durant

Sixers trade: their own first this year (top six), lakers pick next year (top three protected), Miami pick( top ten protected), and the okc pick returned to them.

Okc can't get a better offer of draft picks anywhere to rebuild/ retool with in such a short time (2 years only). Kevin durant looks like he's going to leave anyway so they capitalize on his value big time before he leaves. Four fairly high first is unheard of but it's fair value if durant a healthy

Sixers would do a ton of due diligences before doing this trade. got to make sure durant healthy first. Sixers would then have the asset to further make a run at a Leonard or butler in free agency while still have the cap space to sign them to the max.

Is this trade fair value for both teams?

16 May 2015 16:26:12
big risk with KD's health, although every draft pick is a risk too. I like it for the most part if KD can stay healthy

16 May 2015 19:31:31
Their is not enough picks for sixers to have to land durant + he won't resign with garbage organization.

16 May 2015 20:10:38
Why would the thunder trade a top 3 player for 3 picks. 2 which are prob not lottery picks. And 1 that is prob 3-5? Makes no sense. They want actual players if they make a trade for Durant. Not the sixers idea of 'potential' future gambles.

16 May 2015 20:14:09
Shizzee

So your saying we don't have the picks and he wouldn't resign here? I disagree on the picks. No one can offer a better package of draft picks. Boston is the only one close and all their picks are going to be late first due to the teams that that own those picks.

Who would give the thunder more for durant and not take any money back in return??

16 May 2015 20:30:05
shizzee. he said "Sixers' not knicks. nothing stinks more then that garden garbage. please!! maybe from a Spurs fan, but a knicks fan??
TreGib. love the idea How about giving okc the entire 2016 daft(Sixers#1, Laker#1, Heat#1, and OKC's own #1 back) plus Covington and Grant(2 up and coming young, athletic sf's) to fill in at SF this coming year. We keep our#1 this year and draft Russell. We have Saric coming next year, so its like having a#1 anyway. That gives OKC 4 number ones next year, Covington, and Grant for Durant?
sixers:
pg:Russell
sg:wroten
sf:Durant
pf:Noel
c:Embiid

16 May 2015 23:24:48
Maybe 2016 Sixers#1, Lakers#1, Heat#1, OKC#1 and choice of Covington or Grant for Durant. Can OKC get a better return? four #1's and a quality, young athletic sf signed to a team friendly contract

16 May 2015 23:28:44
Jvoug.

Thanks for the like on the trade. I don't think okc would go for the Sixers pick next year instead of the one this year. The one this year is a garrenteed nice player. Especially if we get a top two pick. I think the trade is built around that part of the trade. The picks next year are the unknown. They could be amazing. Or they could all be 20 plus( highly doubtful they are all that bad of picks though). I think okc would need the assurance they get that close to the top pick this year. Then they would use the space created by moving durant to sign a few of their own guys and possibly another guy.

16 May 2015 23:31:33
Pizza

The thunder are very cap conscious. Durant for draft picks is not only cheap but give them incredible upside to build with. Or trade with later. Meanwhile they get a great young player this year and then a ton of future assets. Along with the cap space to sign their own guys back this year as well as another great player in free agency possibly as well. Either way they're better off then if they lose durant next year for nothing.

17 May 2015 00:18:35
Good one jvoug! However, the sixers actually are that team that are worse. Not only do they never win. But you aren't marketable here in philly. As far as picks, the thunder want players and picks. Only the sixers give everything away for picks. If Durant was asked who he wants to play for, and you realistically think he will say philly over New York. You're sorely mistaken. Hate New York all you want. Players want to play there. I can't think of any player in nba history that was all about playing in Philly. New York is a big market. 2 years ago they were second in the east. And they actually spend to win. They have made bad decisions and Dolan is awful. But they keep trying, they have sexiness and appeal, and besides hanging your hat on your best player, a player that has been injuried all or most of his two seasons of playing above high school, the sixers have very. Very. Very. Little appeal. Try selling a superstar on going with unproven players and draft picks as opposed to history, much more money and notoriety. Should get ya far.

17 May 2015 00:19:44
Jvoug, he never said anything about signing in New York. Just not Philly. That was a rather sad comment on your part. Disagree with a trade. Made a valid reason. And your only response is we aren't the worst ever, you are!! That was cooooool

17 May 2015 00:47:34
Maybe next years Sixers#1, Lakers#1, Heat#1, and OKC#1 plus Covington OR Grant(Thunder choice) for Durant. That's four #1's and a quality young sf signed to a team friendly contract for 3 years. I don't see OKC getting a better deal.

17 May 2015 00:56:55
No need for sixers to make this trade. They can have a better overall team just by sticking with their picks. They need to find their own superstar in the draft. And that's what they will do.

17 May 2015 08:59:48
oh pizza pie. I knew that would get your panties in a bunch. shizzee is a knick guy, and he called philly a garbage organization. I simply responded. and it was just a small part of my response. look at the stuff you say, your amazingly hypocritical. last decade, sixers have more wins then the mighty knicks. and sixers have a much better foundation then NY has. good luck with iaiah back in the house. what a joke

17 May 2015 14:43:27
I agree with JVoug. Pizza wears panties. Oh, I mean that the Sixers have a better foundation than the Knicks.

17 May 2015 16:05:13
Pizza is correct about a few things, he just went about it the wrong way.

New York is a more desirable destination in many ways. They might not of had the greatest recent history, however at the end of the day it's still New York. Marketable, in the spot light, wonderful city for a lot of players from small towns.

They are willing to pay & players want to be paid. They have Carmelo Anthony & decent team around him & have a high all mighty draft pick that Philly fans seem to value so high.

Not every pick a team owns turns out to be an All-Star, even if it is a top 5-7 pick. The issue here is that Philly fans for some reason think that all their picks are highly desirable because their high in their respective drafts.

Embiid isn't untouchable, would you throw him in the mix for Durant? Noel however does have a very high value & I can see why within the next few years he would be a solid defensive PF who players would want to play with. I can see why keeping him is a priority. Covington isn't of much value, no matter what potential Philly fans think he may have. On a good team with limited minutes, is he really going to make a massive difference? I wouldn't think so. I've not seen Grant play.

The only reason I can see '76ers Future Is Bright' is saying that Philly don't make this trade is two reasons; He knows the Thunder wouldn't accept OR that Durant wouldn't resign. On no planet is a collection of draft picks equal to/better than/higher value than Kevin Durant unless the projected top pick is going to be LBJ, KD level guaranteed talent.

17 May 2015 16:26:22
Pizza.

Allen iverson loved philly. He still does. Dr. j loves philly. And what durant really wants is to get paid and wins. Championship. He's getting older every day and he knows it. He also knows that Washington has a strong squad and has the cap space to sign him in 2016. It's also his home town. He doesn't hate okc but I think he realizes they let go of James harden when if they would of kept him they would of won multiple a championship. That's why he's leaving okc. He doesn't have the best chance to win there.

As far as the Sixers go there young and raw right now. But he major upside. Two huge big men and enough cap space to sign anyone. It'll only get better in 2016 when the cap skyrockets. I think the Sixers need durant to Interest a guy like butler or Leonard to sign here. Yes the Bulls and Spurs can Match but if the player really wants to leave I doubt they would try to keep him against his will.

So that's the idea I'm going for. A fair value trade to get durant here. And then sign a free agent to bolster the starting five. Then minimum guys. To fill out the roster.

17 May 2015 20:33:56
NY is a desirable place to play. But I'm not sure one of the reasons is Carmello Anthony. Having lived through the Iverson years, its nearly impossible to find the right guys to play along side a gunner. AI actually made the talented players around him worse and the less talented players around him better.

I know NY fans love Melo. I get that. He's very talented. But I wouldn't want to start my franchise with him then figure it out from there.

18 May 2015 14:43:38
Philly rich.

I agree on the Allen iverson comment. He was a ball hog no doubt about it. But surrounded by a defense first group of guys they went to the finals and at least challenged the lakers on that playoff run.

I think the days of having only one superstar and winning a championship are long gone though.

18 May 2015 19:15:12
Agreed. He made the less talented players around him better. But with only that one option, the Sixers couldn't win the big one.

The trend is to put 2-3 stars together as Miami did. Cleveland too. But the third stud better be a big man that doesn't mind his stats getting creamed. Happened to Love and I don't think he's happy. Bosh's stats also took a beating but that was AFTER he got a pretty big payday.

14 May 2015 23:45:34
MEMPHIS need to fix some things

1. Keeping Gasol a priority

2. sign and trade deal

MIA-MEM

MIA get Courtney Lee, Jeff Green and protected 1st round pick

MEM get Luol Deng and Mario Chalmers

-Miami get a shooting guard to start when D-Wade rests, I just can't feel Green is fitted in Memphis, he'll fit in more athletic team, Memphis covet Deng

Dragic/Napier
Wade/Lee
Green/Ennis
Bosh/McRoberts/Haslem
Whiteside/Andersen

3. sign a scorer and a back-up PF

Wesley Matthews 4yr 40mil - he is a perfect fit for grit and grind, he can provide the scoring this team badly needs

Brandon Bass - also will fit the team nd will play behind Randolph

roster
M.Conley/M.Chalmers/B.Udrih
W.Matthews/T.Allen/J.Adams
L.Deng/V.Carter
Z.Randolph/B.Bass/J.Leuer
M.Gasol/K.Koufos

15 May 2015 13:27:37
its a nice fit but I don't think Memphis has 10 Mil to throw at Wes

13 May 2015 15:55:47
Pacers get Deng Z.Dragic G.Dragic 5yr 70mil
Heat get Melo Calderon Larkin Hardaway Early
Knicks get P.George G.Hill Chalmers McRoberts 10th

Pacers
Dragic/Sloan/Dragic
Miles/Stuckey/Harvey-43rd
Deng/Hill/Rudez
West/Lyles-11th/Copeland
Hibbert/Mahinmi/Allen
Heat
Napier/Calderon/Larkin
Wade/Hardaway/Walker
Melo/Early/Ennis
Bosh/Haslem/Beasley
Whiteside/Andersen/Diagne-40

max Butler 4yr 80 mil Monroe 4yr 68mil
Knicks
Russell/Chalmers/Galloway
Butler/Hill/Shved
George/Thomas/Thanasis
McRoberts/Amundson/Acy
Monroe/Kaminsky-10/Aldrich

13 May 2015 16:50:46
I don't like it for the Pacers

19 May 2015 05:56:55
Dumbest trade ever pacers are not getting rid of pg

13 May 2015 00:07:58
Bucks-Celtics

Bucks gets: Wallace, 16th pick

Celtics gets: Ilyasova

Bucks moves 16th and 17th pick to Miami (10th), Indiana (11th) or Utah (12th). Wallace contract is expiring.

Ilyasova will fit well with Brad Stevens floor spacing offense. With many young pieces already, Boston don't need this years pick.

12 May 2015 13:15:34
Sixers
Will most likely be very active this offseason they need to aquire a PG SG AND SF I can see them doing this by trade

Sixers-Utah
Miami and OKC first round picks for Exum

Idk who they try for at SF
I can see them offering contracts to Leonard and Butler and maybe Middletown

12 May 2015 13:30:06
Middleton autocorrected

12 May 2015 13:58:40
I don't think the Sixers are signing a big time free agent this summer. My guess is they'll still sell cap space for picks or young players and keep tanking one more year, anyway.

12 May 2015 15:21:16
The idea of Exum has floated around for a couple of days. To me, he hasn't shown anything. But if you look at articles from Utah, they still seem excited about him. He's very young so it could take time to develop. If the Sixers can get him without moving their own picks or the Lakers pick, I guess I'd have to trust Hinkie.

12 May 2015 15:45:43
Sixers should definately attempt to steal these young big names out there. They have the cap space this year as oppose to a lot of teams who have the cap space next season when it rises to 100 mil. If the Sixers can add to there core this year then why not at least try. I would go after a second tire free agent though. Only guys who I think can be superstars. Other then that there's really no point in signing a older vet to take minutes from our younger guys. Leonard butler and possibly Middleton all work for me.

12 May 2015 16:51:29
Middleton is going to get $15 million. Plus he and the other two have expressed their desire to stay where they are.

Might have to build the Sixers the old fashioned way- draft and trades. At least they have assets to make trades. But I"m not sure who will move out of this draft to move into next year's draft.

10 May 2015 18:16:25
PHI-DEN-UTA

PHI get #7 pick and Dante Exum

- draft Russell and Hezonja

Exum/Canaan
Russell/Grant
Hezonja/Saric
Noel/Robinson
Embiid/Sims

DEN get Miami pick, OKC pick, #12 pick from Jazz and Tony Wroten and Robert Covington

- draft Sam Dekker

Wroten/Nelson
Covington/Harris
Gallinari/Dekker/Barton
Faried/Hickson
Nurkic/Lauvergne

UTA get Ty Lawson and Wilson Chandler

Lawson/Burke
Burks/Millsap
Hayward/Chandler
Favors/Ingles
Gobert/Booker

10 May 2015 20:15:44
I like that Sixers line up listed above. Except for Canaan. And maybe Exum. But that leaves Sixers with their own pick and the Lakers pick next year.

Can Dante Exum play? He showed nothing this year. If he can play, I'm in. I'm just not a huge fan. At this point his stats resemble a very, very bad MCW.

10 May 2015 20:36:55
actually a pretty fair trade all around. I like it for all teams.

10 May 2015 20:46:52
like this trade. I would have a backcourt rotation of Russell, hezonja, and exum. play grant at sf. but love the trade.

10 May 2015 21:36:37
Exum had a tough rookie year, but I saw some flashes of an excellent player. He's only 19. actually watched him a number of times. Is 6'6" and can handle the ball and pass very well. the question before last years draft was wether exum was a pg or sg. he shot terrible this year, but has a smooth shot, nothing like mcw. I like this trade a lot

10 May 2015 23:42:00
Denver fan much? You want the Sixers to give up 2 first rounders, PLUS Covington and Wroten? For the #7 pick and Exum? Exum did nothing this year - who knows if he'll ever develop? ROTFL!

11 May 2015 00:28:06
Philly isn't getting Exum and the #7 for that.

11 May 2015 13:46:23
Boy Howdie, I think the sixers would give up the two first rounders for the #7 pick if Hezonja was there.

So then the question is Covington and Wroten for Exum? I have real questions about Exum going back to last year. He might turn into a player. But at this point, he's shown absolutely nothing. At least Covington and Wroten have shown they can be NBA players. Exum, thus far, has not.

11 May 2015 16:02:23
You all Sixers fans said you are patient and if you see that a player has potential you can keep him, it doesn't mean that Exum has shown nothing, he is a terrible player. Exum can actually be a perfect Sixers fit on that roster.

11 May 2015 21:31:05
No one is giving up he 7 for 2 late first rounders from next year. It's not 2 distinct trades. It's an all or nothing. Evaluate it as that, not as a part a and a part b.

11 May 2015 22:57:01
Pizza: You evaluate your way. I'll evaluate mine. But you're right that its going to be hard to find a trade partner in this draft if they have to be pushed into next year.

Adik: What are you trying to say? You're last comment is incomprehensible.

09 May 2015 21:08:57
PHI-SAC-DEN

PHI get Rudy Gay and Darren Collison

Collison
Russell
Gay/Saric
Noel
Embiid

SAC get Ty Lawson, Kenneth Faried and Robert Covington

Lawson
McLemore
Covington
Faried
Cousins

DEN get 6th pick from SAC, Tony Wroten, Jason Thompson and Miami pick next year from PHI

Wroten
Winslow
Gallinari
Porzingis
Nurkic

10 May 2015 13:10:04
I don't think the Sixers would take on Rudy Gay's contract extention. I think for now they'd rather hang on to that Miami pick than use it to move up higher into this draft (if the ping pong balls don't work out) or use it to move up in next year's draft. They're pretty well committed to using the draft at this point. (although I am a Rudy Gay fan)

There's going to be a point in a couple of years where they look for a trade like this. But that point is not right now.

10 May 2015 13:21:12
Don't think rudy gay is the guy for philly. plays little defense, and giving up covigton with his "team friendly" contract for the next four years is a big no-no when gay makes 20 million per. Plus covington, wroten and Miami's #1 is too much . philly says NO.

10 May 2015 20:39:11
Rudy gay isn't worth nearly that. He already has proven he can't win with a good team. Sixers pass unless you want only a second rounder for him and that's it. It would have to be a tiny amount.

 
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