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22 Jul 2016 11:34:58
Sixers trade okafor mcconell
Spurs trade Anderson patty mills danny green.
22 Jul 2016 13:08:05
Okafor becomes a backup in San Antonio, so no.
Though Green did not have a good year last year, the Spurs can't afford to let him go at the expense of getting a couple of backups. If the Spurs had not been able to sign Gasol, then maybe, but there's no need for this deal.
22 Jul 2016 14:53:11
Don't think the Sixers would pull the trigger on this but green would be a nice fit.
22 Jul 2016 17:23:33
Rather keep Oakfor.
21 Jul 2016 06:18:32
Spurs sign Westbrook max deal next summer.
21 Jul 2016 08:14:03
I would love that.
21 Jul 2016 13:25:12
Him and popovich would be fun.
21 Jul 2016 14:13:44
Spurs don't have the cap space unless they trade some players and Gasol declines in PO. Their starting 5 (assuming Gasol accepts the player option) is at 82 million. Cap is expected to be 102. Westbrook is in line for 30million max because of 9 years experience.
the spurs would essentially be 10 million over the cap, with only 6 players signed. At this point, doesn't look likely.
Also. highly doubt westbrook leaves any money on the table.
21 Jul 2016 16:08:40
Moving green and mills would most likely make it work right?
21 Jul 2016 16:59:41
Mills will be a free agent.
21 Jul 2016 17:44:26
Gotta move Parker and green.
21 Jul 2016 17:45:28
Like NBA said, Mills is a free agent. That number included ONLY the starting 5. Removing Green brings it down to 72, so yes, they can max him out and be at the projected cap line. but that's just the starting 5. Even if they want the worst bench in the league, they will still need to be at like 130 million to fill out the roster. Not at all the Spurs m. o. Would be interesting, but don't see it happening.
21 Jul 2016 04:11:09
Too many people are saying Rudy Gay to the Bucks, who should have no intentions to sign a SF that requires so many shots while trying to develop giannis, parker, and middleton.
They need to get rid of Monroe and the only team interested seems to be the Spurs.
The Spurs need to get rid of Danny Green for cap reasons I believe. didn't look that up myself
The 76ers need a SG/ SF that has some proven talent, because they have none.
Bucks would love more young talent I'm sure. Rashad Vaughn's confidence is not there and he is missing his shots, Brogdon is not a true shooter. Could take something from the Sixers there. They also could use some more defense at the rim, Noel would provide that.
Though all the talk is still about a Okafor trade, Noel is a possibility. Okafor and Simmons have known each other for a long time possibly helping suspected chemistry issues, and Noel would fetch them more in a trade it seems.
Also, the 76ers don't seem to be getting anything good from the Celtics. The Celtics failed to get Durant, Wade, Griffin, Howard, Okafor earlier, Westbrook. they seem like they want to get a big piece without parting from any of their own true assets.
With that, it seems all teams would be at least interested in this trade:
(is not full trade, smaller pieces that fill the gaps become to hard to predict whether it be players or 2nd rnd picks)
Spurs get Monroe
Sixers get Green + (another piece maybe Mills)
Bucks get Noel + (a combo or single player likely a SG/ PG to not take mins from Giannis/ middleton/ parker)
Honestly, I'm not entirely sure why the Spurs have interest in Monroe. But the Bucks need to get rid of him. The Sixers need to get rid of a C/ PF and need some shooting and D for Simmons (Green) . Bucks need to increase potential with the bigs, Plumlee just meshes well, Henson isn't much and Thon Maker is a couple years out at least (needs muscle and maturity) .
Works on Trade Machine for those wondering, what do ya think?
21 Jul 2016 09:00:12
It's not bad, but 3 way trades are hard to do. Even though the Public's consensus value on Noel is way higher than what GMs think, he's still worth a lot more that Monroe, plus the Spurs have Gasol and Aldridge as big men.
21 Jul 2016 14:15:41
Why would the spurs give up their starting sg who has been very solid, for a center who doesn't play defense. Monroe has been a loser his entire career. The spurs are far happier starting aldridge and gasol, they are just giving up green for a backup big man.
Also. I personally think Noel has WORLDS more value at this point than monroe. Thinking th ebucks are stuck with him unless they basically trade him for a late 1st or 2nd rounder.
21 Jul 2016 16:51:31
Honestly I like this trade, I think Bucks may have to give up something more to even out the value a bit. Maybe a2nd rounder, Vaughn, or Ennis to Philly.
@Jalex on behalf of Gerald when you mention the Spurs' bigs, he knows who they have and that's why he says, he doesn't know why the Spurs are interested. But they have come out and said they are interested in trading for Monroe (maybe fill the Duncan role even though they are not relatively close to the same player or style). Obviously the reason is beyond you, me and Gerald, but as a Bucks fan I want Monroe gone and if I can turn him into Noel I'm happy
17 Jul 2016 11:02:39
Memphis: D Green+ 2 rnd pick
Spurs: V Carter+ T Allen
Memphis receive another shooter.
The Spurs receive a veteran and a good defender and they clear capspace next year, so they can sign Westbrook or CP3.
17 Jul 2016 02:45:38
THE TRADE EVERYBODY WOULD HATE TO SEE
GREEN, MILLS, ANDERSON, SIMMONS and a few 1st rd draft picks.
Toss in the rights to a couple of players the spurs have stashed overseas.
WESTBROOK and ROBERSON
OFCOURSE ONLY IF WESTBROOK AGREES TO AN EXTENSION.
SPURS meet gsw in western finals and Westbrook helps the SPURS eliminate the warriors and kd on the way to title #6.
17 Jul 2016 04:49:48
Or Spurs can wait to sign Westbrook in free agency and have a better team then.
17 Jul 2016 05:02:46
That's a horrible return for OKC. Green is a solid role player, and the rest of the guys are bench players. AND the "few 1st rd draft picks" will be 24-30 since they're always in the top 3 in the West.
That equals a top 5 player to you?
18 Jul 2016 15:30:56
Green is one of the best 3&D players also on one of the best contracts. 10 mil per year for 3 more years.
Mills is a better back up than payne and can even start some places.
Simmons with playing time will be better than any wing or gaurd olc has right now aside from westbrook amd the same can be said for anderson. All on cheap contracts. yes i know the spurs picks are usually late in the 1st rd but those picks can be packaged for an earlier pick hell give up 4 1st rounders.
16 Jul 2016 13:02:05
San Antonio Spurs: 2017 Free Agency
■ Think Spurs go for PG-J. Wall/ Washington
and 3F-G. Hayward/ Utah in FA period next
■ Spurs groom D. Murray @ 2G; His Defense
is good, he rebounds, and his ball
handling, mid range shot, and vision of
the game will improve under SA coaching
staff; Love his confidence;
■ My Spurs Fantasy Team → 2017-2018:
PG: J. Wall @ 25M
2G: K. Leonard @ 23M
C: P. Gasol @ 15M
3F: G. Hayward. @ 25M
4F: L. Aldridge @ 25M
Estimated Total of $112-$115M
PG: S. Curry. @ 32M
2G: K. Thompson. @ 18M
C:? @ 12M
3F: K. Durant. @ 30M
4F: D. Green. @ 18M
Estimated Total of $110-$113M
NOTE: I know Wall and Hayward would and
will get more, but playing with an
tradional elite team in the NBA, and
having the chance to win NBA Titles
right now, may make a difference in
signing theses players;
16 Jul 2016 13:10:44
I don't believe John Wall is a free agent next summer pretty sure he is signed through 18-19 season after signing a 5 year rookie max extension that began in 14-15.
Couldn't picture him in a Spurs uniform regardless.
16 Jul 2016 13:31:23
What's hysterical is your estimated totals for the team salaries far exceed the estimate cap. And it's for just the starting 5! Exactly how high above the cap do you believe they will go? Or does money not count for the Spurs?
16 Jul 2016 17:14:26
Reading Comprehension is Fundamental;
■ I said my Fantasy Team with Spurs,
as well as indicating that both
Wall and Hayward would probably get
more if there looking for the cash;
■ I placed the estimate salaries with
Spurs, with Wall and Hayward;
Neither player is on Spur's roster;
■ jaw457→My bad on Wall, your right
on Wall, FA in 2018; Maybe
PG-D. Schroeder/ ATL
■ hamburger→Players I listed for
GS Warriors, are on there roster,
and the salaries I listed next to
them is what they'll be making in
2017-2018; So get a calculator and
ask yourself how GSW are doing it
with just that starting 5! Does
money count for Warriors? That's
$12M @ the GSW 5-Position, combined
for 2 Centers; Yeah, get your
Multiplication Rock On! Count their
salaries with Iggy and Livingston
09 Jul 2016 12:58:15
Spurs gets mcconell and right to dario saric
Celtics gets okafor and danny green
Sixers gets dejounte murray, terry rozier and celtics swap to nets 1st 2017.
09 Jul 2016 13:33:10
sixers say no. they already have kings swap in next years draft and Lakers #1. They just passed on Murray twice with late first round selections. I don't think McConnell or rozier have much trade value, so Okafor and Saric for Murray and the Nets/ Celts pick swap next year, no thanks.
09 Jul 2016 13:45:03
Big no from Spurs. Saric apparently does not want to be a backup, and I'm pretty sure he would not start over Aldridge. Murray has more upside than McConnell as well. Not to say that McConnell doesn't have value, he's just got a lower ceiling than Murray does.
09 Jul 2016 15:04:24
You can't trade a swap so the sixer would be getting nothing in return for two pretty pretty good assets.
09 Jul 2016 17:56:10
Sixers give up way to much for nothing.
05 Jul 2016 22:33:48
Rest of Spurs offseason
With the Gasol signing and subsequent Diaw trade today, the Spurs now have approximately $92M in salaries spent on 11 players:
That leaves little money (approximately $2M) and a couple of players to sign, notably Ginobli. Here's how I would like to see the rest of the offseason play out:
1) Duncan retires - if Durant had agreed to come to the Spurs, I think Duncan stays one more year, but I believe he's done. That clears an additional $5.5M in cap space.
2) Trade Danny Green to Atlanta for Mike Scott. Hawks have the cap space to take on the additional $7M and Coach Bud is plenty familiar with Green. Scott replaces the departing West as a frontcourt depth piece.
3) Sign Allen Crabbe 4 years, $60M. Crabbe has more upside than Green, and could be a very nice young piece.
4) Re-Sign Ginobli on bi-annual exception (2 years, $5.8M) . Allows Spurs to go over the cap to keep him.
5) Re-Sign Boban Marjanovic 1 year, $5.6M. Spurs have exception money to sign him to this deal.
PG - Parker, Mills, Murray
SG - Crabbe, Ginobli, Simmons
SF - Leonard, Anderson, Simmons
PF - Aldridge, Scott
C - Gasol, Boban
Not a team that most likely beats the Warriors, but is getting younger (Murray, Crabbe, Scott) while also staying in the top 2-3 in the west.
06 Jul 2016 02:42:11
▶ Not Feeling Crabbe over Green;
NOTE: Spurs need to hold tight, maybe
sign PF-Thomas Robinson/ BKN; Wait to CASH OUT in 2017 Free Agency when Ginobili, Duncan, and Parker are all gone:
NOTE: Golden State starting 5 is
AWESOME! But I don't hear anymore speaking too much about there new bench players outside of Livingston and Iggy (Both over 31):
NOTE: Golden State defensive middle will hurt come playoffs, because Bogut, Eziele are gone, and if GSW think Draymont can play the Center-5 spot all season long and not be affected by it, they are only LYING to themselves:
NOTE: GSW cash distribution to players within the next 3 years is one of there biggest rivals, outside of Cavaliers and Spurs;▶ Barbosa, Speights, Barnes, Bogut, Ezekiel, and Iggy were a strong familiar rotational unit around Klay, Steph, and Draymont; Now, all of those players can be gone by 2017-2018 season;
NOTE: DON'T Sleep on San Antonio; Even though Boris Diaw is gone; They still have a bench familiar with each other; K. Anderson and J. Simmons are older now, Young Talented Wildcard in 6'5 guard D. Murray, Marjanovich, Bertan, P. Mills, and Ginobili▶
NOTE: Now enter Pau Gasol, more production from the 4/ 5 position than what "The Legend" Tim Duncan can provide; ▶L. Aldridge is comfortable now being the MAN in Riverwalk Country; ▶K. Leonard has another scorer in Pau with him on Offense; ▶Tony Parker know's this is it as a starter for SAS after this season (It's Backup or Traded), because in 2017, when the Salary Cap Rises again, Coach Pop is going for a Top Tier PG (Depending on Murray's Development), or a 2G, or 3F (Leonard to 2G) to complete the SAS unit:
NOTE: Biggest Key to SAS Title Hopes
for 2016-2017 outside of injuries; 2G-Danny Green who shot poorly all season and during playoffs; His outside shooting is key in SAS offense, and he was never consistent last season; Hope his recent laser eye surgery helps; His play is needed badly now, because Pau and LA game open's up even more when 3-Point shooting is hitting;
06 Jul 2016 12:37:30
Philly5224, Parker is under contract for next year at $15.5M, and currently Duncan and Ginobli are under contract for $5.5M between them (all Duncan of course) . With the Pau signing, the Spurs won't be able to cash in next offseason, they'll have approximately $95M on a cap expected to be $108M. No need to wait until next year.
As for Green vs. Crabbe, this is more about age and potential than whether Green is better or not. Green also did recently come out and suggest that team chemistry was an issue last year because of the roster changes. With the additional ones this year, it may be better to move Green than have him become a malcontent.
07 Jul 2016 01:15:11
▶ 2017-2018: Parker will be traded, especially having a year left on his contract; Duncan and Ginobili will be retired; That's about $22M; Ginobili made $3M last season, and his opt-out won't land him $6M come next year in San Antonio;
▶ If you think R. C. Buford, his wife, and Popovich won't trade Parker, Mills, K. Anderson, Green or Marjanovich next year to land another Top Tier FA, You don't NO the San Antonio way; ▶Spurs are probaly already thinking about next year FA class, aiming for players like TOR/ PG-K. Lowery, WAS/ PG-J. Wall, or UTA/ 3F-G. Hayward;▶ Why cash out now in 2016, with everyone else locking down there roster cap room, when the 2017 FA Class will have better players available in both UFA and RFA;
▶ Pau Gasol is a good signing, and maybe the possible signing of BKN/ PF-T. Robinson will solidify the frontcourt will another young rebounging reserve; GSW is the Spurs only real threat for another NBA Title in the West; ▶Injuries or a weak bench @ GS, may give the Spurs a better chance in 2016→ If not, come 2017, the Spurs will have players to trade, GSW won't, especially after Steph Curry signs the largest NBA player contract in NBA history→ Spurs don't waste money just cause everyone else is; But, scared money don't make none, and this is why Spurs remain safe, after that Gasol signing in 2016, and BALL'OUT in 2017; Lowery, Westbrook, D. Schroeder, Curry, J. Wall, G. Hayward, Ibaka to name a few→
NOTE: GSW Payroll will keep them from having a strong bench in the future; They already have Jermaine O'Neil calling to help, so if he thinks he has a chance to make the team, you NO Golden State is in trouble, TROUBLE;
▶ Who has the better BENCH/ Reserves right now→ Spurs or Warriors?
05 Jul 2016 17:45:40
Spurs moves if Duncan retires
-Re-sign Boban Marjanovic, Manu Ginobli, David West, Kevin Martin
-Bring over Nikola Mutinov
Parker/ Mills/ Murray
Green/ Ginobli/ Martin
Leonard/ Anderson/ Simmons
Aldridge/ Diaw/ West
Gasol/ Marjanovic/ Mutinov
Start recruiting and making moves for Westbrook next offseason to match up and compete with the Warriors.
05 Jul 2016 17:50:20
Won't have the space for all that after signing Pau, I read they are trying to move Diaw.
05 Jul 2016 18:35:19
If Duncan retired it'll clear salary.
05 Jul 2016 19:05:11
Looks like Bertans will be coming over, Martin would be the least likely to stay in that scenario.
05 Jul 2016 20:04:58
Duncan retiring clears 5.5 mil they are paying Pau 15 mil, still have to sign Manu/ Boban, don't think they'll keep West or Martin, unless they move Diaw, then maybe.
05 Jul 2016 22:30:27
West goes to GS, Diaw traded to Utah, might keep Martin.
05 Jul 2016 14:20:11
Spurs get Ben McLemore
Kings get patty mills
Spurs get caris levert
Nets get diaw
If duncan retire then sign Thomas Robinson at 2 yrs 9 mill
Spurs must resign Marjanovic
Parker, ginobili, Murray
Green, McLemore, simmons
Aldridge, duncan or Robinson, bertans
Gasol, Marjanovic, nikola.
06 Jul 2016 23:42:19
Why would u trade caris lavert who has so much upside for a boris diaw who is only getting older.
05 Jul 2016 05:44:42
Nuggets get - Porter, Anderson, and Gortat (waive or trade)
Wizards get - Chandler and Gallo
Spurs get - Harris
Mudiay - Nelson
Murray - Beasley
Porter - Barton
Faried - Anderson
Jokic - Nurkic
Wall - Burke
Beal - Chandler
Gallo - Oubre
Morris - Humphries
Seraphin - Nene
Parker - Mills
Harris - Manu
Leonard - Green
Aldridge - Diaw
Gasol - Duncan.
05 Jul 2016 17:12:27
no reason for this one as a Nuggets Fan!
05 Jul 2016 17:52:49
humphries is in atlanta.
05 Jul 2016 02:38:17
SA Spurs: FA Target
▶ POR/ M. Harkless 6'9" PF (RFA)
@ 4-Years $40M
NOTE: Portland could Match; But must think
about RFA-M. Leonard/ 7'1 Center, and
UFA- A. Crabbe 6'6 2G also;
04 Jul 2016 10:47:01
Spurs Retooling▶ Spurs / Orlando
C: N. Vucevic
2G: D. Green
3F: K. Anderson
**: 2017 1st Round
NOTE:San Antonio (UFA/ RFA)
▶Sign/ 2G-D. Wade/ Miami@ 2-Yrs/ $38M
▶Sign/ 3F-M. Harkless/ POR@ 4-Yrs/ $34M
▶Sign/ PF-T. Robinson/ BKN@ 3-Yrs/ $16M
PG: T. Parker/ D. Murray/ B. Forbes
2G: D. Wade/ M. Ginobili/ J. Simmons
C: N. Vucevic/ B. Marjanovich
3F: K. Leonard/ M. Harkless
PF: L. Aldridge/ D. Bertan/ T. Robinson
NOTE: PF/ C: T. Duncan▶ Retires→
Front Office or Ast. Coach
NOTE: PG: P. Mills▶ Trade→
2017/ 2nd Rounders.
04 Jul 2016 14:52:10
I like the trade but
Wade is after the money he wants way more than that
Harkness that's too much they better off getting a guy from the torso for cheap
And if duncan goes I rather have Pau gasol on the team.
04 Jul 2016 16:08:36
Portland would match Harkless at that price. Also, he's more of a small ball PF than a SF.
04 Jul 2016 16:36:55
▶I think that's to much for
M. Harmless too, but he's a RFA with
Portland, and the way the money is
going out; Harkless might get a
$8M Per Season offer to get him;
Nice Reserve Athletic Forward is
something the Spurs need;
▶ I think D-Wade would take $19M Per
Year with SAS; A lower level
playoff team he wouldn't; He's 35
years old, he's not a $25M player
unless it's with Miami
▶ Pau, I rather have too, but he's
looking for $20M now, but if he
sign with GSW/ Minnesota, I'm
looking at the alternative move.
03 Jul 2016 22:56:29
★☆ Spurs Retooling and Rebuilding. ☆★
▶ SA Spurs: Why Trade D. Green, T. Parker, or
B. Diaw now, since all the Top and 2nd Tier
Free Agents players have signed elsewhere?
▶ For Pau Gasol to sign, Tim Duncan has to
Retire or Commit to coming off bench;Can't
see Pau as a Reserve @ $15-$20M per season
▶ Spurs could have offered;
● C: Bismarck Biyombo
● F: Jared Dudley
● F: Harrison Barnes
▶ No Offers Made; Forget Everyone Else,
Because KD is Priority: While everyone
else are Signing Deals
▶ Spurs cannot rely on past titles to
automatically think Top FA will come every
year to play for them; Spurs should sign
BKN 6'9 PF-Thomas Robinson now: ▶Spurs
need to be the first to offer RFA who
could help retool there present and have
a nice core going into the future on
DAY 1/ 12:01-AM . Know your FA Targets,
and GO make those offers, but have plan
B talks going hard as well; KD process
only hurts SA for next season if he
doesn't sign; Now who will they sign:
▶ Spurs should now go with what they have,
unless they can get Pau Gasol; Focus on
the development of draft pick PG-D. Murray,
K. Anderson, B. Majanovich, J. Simmons
▶ 2017: Offer MAX Deals to UFA 6'8 Gordon
Hayward/ UTH, and RFA 6'11 N. Noel/ 76ers
PG: D. Murray/ T. Parker
2G: K. Leonard/ D. Green
C: N. Noel/ B. Marjanovich
3F: G. Hayward/ K. Anderson/ B. Diaw
PF: L. Aldridge/ T. Robinson/ D. Bertan
■ T. Duncan and M. Ginobili→ Retire.
03 Jul 2016 12:39:12
After Durant makes his decision
If he doesn't choose spurs
Spurs get Nikola vucevic
Magic get danny green and a pick
Number wise it works
Orlando looking to be a more defense team with more shooting
Spurs looking to get younger and need a Duncan replacement.
03 Jul 2016 13:19:41
Love this trade for San Antonio.
Green would be a good fit in Orlando, but i think Orlando wants more for vucevic.
03 Jul 2016 13:36:53
I know maybe a 3 team deal diaw might get move. spurs would need a another project at SG maybe caris levert from nets.
03 Jul 2016 05:00:54
Given last 24 hrs and everything going on, I think durant will come to boston rather than do a 1&1 deal with OKC
For those who think anyone else might sign him:
Clippers signed rivers and wes johnson
GSW: close to signing jamal crawford
Spurs: pau gasol and wade are highly likely
Now for boston: do we go for butler or cousins after KD signs?
Bos and Chicago
Boston: crowder, smart, jerebko and make the selection in 2017 for chicago and trade, 2018 brooklyn pick
Bos and Kings
Boston: crowder, smart, jerebko and the same assortment of picks
IT/ jackson/ rozier
IT/ jackson/ rozier
03 Jul 2016 05:24:29
03 Jul 2016 05:29:04
You don't mention why he won't go to his most likely destination of OKC and other than Clippers potential deals aren't going to stop teams from signing him (they are deliberately waiting to finalize the deal until after he makes his decision) .
It isn't about what teams are doing, its about where Durant wants to go. If Durant says he wants to go to either of those teams they'll all find a way to add him regardless of any deals or potential deals they've made.
03 Jul 2016 08:43:22
Boston be great and would challenge cavs if they could get butler or cousins but will take allot. Plus sign Durant. Trade smart, brown, olynyk, best pick next year, and nets 2018.
04 Jul 2016 02:38:33
01 Jul 2016 13:39:03
To SAS - Mike Scott, 2017 2nd round pick (via Brooklyn)
To ATL - Danny Green
Similar to another Danny Green trade I posted yesterday, the Spurs only make this move if they need to clear cap space for a bigger FA signing. Mike Scott is a nice depth piece who has Spurs ball skills (good 3pt shooter, averages 3.5 assists per 36), and replaces David West on the roster.
Hawks get a cost effective replacement for Bazemore if he leaves, or could play the three beside him if he stays. Coach Bud is familiar with Green, and he fits the Hawks system.
30 Jun 2016 16:22:22
It looks like the Knicks will have approximately $33M to spend this offseason, but also have many holes to fill. Sounds like Noah is coming to town, which at the reported $18M a year sounds crazy to me, but let's say it's a done deal. With $15M left and one or two trade chips, here's what I think they can come up with.
To SAS - Kyle O'Quinn, future 2nd
To NYK - Danny Green
This only works if the Spurs are looking to clear cap space for a big signing. The Knicks get much needed shooting at a net add of $6M to their cap.
Let Galloway walk, sign Seth Curry 2 years, $8M.
I like Galloway, but I see him costing the Knicks more than Curry. Curry offers more shooting and better PG play.
Sign Dwight Powell 2 years, $7M.
Re-sign Lance Thomas at MLE for two years.
Re-Sign Cleanthony Early for minimum.
Add a vet Center at the minimum.
PG - Rose, Curry
SG - Green, Early
SF - Melo, Thomas
PF - Zinger, Powell
C - Noah, Vet, Hernangomez
It's a better shooting team, and if two of Rose, Green or Noah get back to form, along with continued growth from Curry, they could be a 7th or 8th seed.
30 Jun 2016 16:37:32
Knicks have to hope to land a big time free agent. They don't want to be stuck 7-8 seed. It's NBA hell. It would be ok if it was a young team like the Celtics in 2015 and could still improve but the Knicks are getting older.
30 Jun 2016 16:44:15
That's a steal for Danny Green.
30 Jun 2016 16:45:14
This isn't an accurate statement, especially with the boom in salary for the following year. A team like the knicks would be thrilled making the playoffs, because it shows significant growth. Often, the difference between the 8th spot and a top 3 spot is a single player.
So if the knicks improve to make the playoffs, it is realistic that a top tier free agent would be attracted and come in.
The concept that being a playoff team isn't worthwhile unless you are top couple spots is nonsense. That only makes sense if you are actively going through a rebuild and your future is dependent on the draft, aka the sixers or lakers. The knicks aren't going that route, thus an improvement in the playoffs is key to their success over the next few years.
30 Jun 2016 17:17:35
Ok, so if the Knicks are the 8th seed, are you saying Westbrook, Durant or Griffin would be attracted to team with only one good young prospect in Zinger? Because Noah and Melo will be what 33 or something? Rose will be a free agent and could command 20+ mill. Yes they could maybe compete for a top 4 seed if they get one of them but fall short again. Cavs won't be bad until Lebron leaves or retires. It might not be an attractive situation. In think best bet is sign Noah without giving him a long term deal, with the rest, hope to sign Bazemore and be better than expected at this point. Try for the Playoffs, see how it goes, but trade Melo the following year and build around Porzingas. I would love to see the Knicks get rid of Jackson and see Dolan sell the team. Maybe they turn it around with new ownership.
30 Jun 2016 18:57:25
Keep in mind THEKING, if the Knicks are going to sign Noah, they don't have the ability to swing for the fences. I would greatly prefer that they don't sign Noah and go after a premium FA, but there's no guarantee that they land one.
I based my post on them signing Noah. If they don't, then my post would be different.
30 Jun 2016 20:26:44
Yeah I understand Triangle. I don't think Noah is the way to go, but you guys have a great shot at him. I would've preferred Horford for the Knicks. He would be awesome.
01 Jul 2016 02:25:44
Some players go to rebuild teams because that's where they wanna play. Like Monroe chose bucks over Knicks and Portland. Some rebuild teams just have money to offer and the right coach. Like shaq choose the Lakers with no one there. Like james chose to go home with all rookies and made trades to build championship team. Like deandre Jordan almost chose Dallas over clippers and clippers clearly the better team. Paul milsap had way better options then the hawks. It can go on. Point Is some players play where they want to and not always to a play off team. My opinion on that is if this team rebuilding and has a few good young star potential players I can make this team better plus someone else would join after me.
01 Jul 2016 04:30:50
100% agreed on that, I'd much rather see the Knicks spend $24M on Horford than $18M on Noah.
29 Jun 2016 23:24:51
Small trade to help both teams
Houston and San Antonio
Houston gives Montrezl Harrell
Houston gets Patty Mills
Houston will need more shooters for cheap to run Mike Dantoino system
SAS needs to get younger and my athletic.
30 Jun 2016 01:15:06
It's not a bad trade but I think Spurs could get a more attractive return than a very raw, tweener.
30 Jun 2016 06:40:17
I like it.
30 Jun 2016 15:26:41
Add McDaniel from the Rockets, and a 2nd from the Spurs.
29 Jun 2016 17:38:05
Bulls get: Okafor, Holmes, Knight, Phi 2017 #1
Sixers get: Butler, Taj, Phoenix 2018 #1 (from Miami)
Suns get: Noel, Covington, TJ McConnell
Grant and Sauce for Green and Mills
Spurs need cap space for KD
Sixers Free Agency
Pau Gasol. 1 year guarantee, 2nd year team option
Ryan Anderson. 3/ 51
Gasol and Embiid split time
Taj and Mills FA after this season
Gasol team option after this season
NBA playoff experience with new addition with multiple NBA championship teams. Can only help with young core of this team.
29 Jun 2016 18:32:56
Terrible for the Sixers, they did not waste all that time tanking so they could sit guys behind veterans. Also, Sixers don't trade next years pick for anything bc they lose swap rights with the Kings, who are projected to get #1 pick next year
29 Jun 2016 18:35:06
Sixers are giving up too much.
29 Jun 2016 22:33:00
You got to understand that if the Bulls deal Butler that they'll be starting over completely. At that point Knight offers no value because he is currently peaking, also I'd want to take the chance on getting Embid in that situation, might as well swing for the fences during a rebuild.
30 Jun 2016 06:44:36
Do you actually think gasol would sign with sixers? lol better be a 4yr 100m offer.