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Old 05-16-2019, 09:18 PM   #1
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Itís going to be a long off season. Predict where each free agent will sign. Feel free to add anyone if I left them off the list.

1. Kevin Durant, SF/PF,

2. Kawhi Leonard, SF:

3. Kyrie Irving, PG:

4. Kemba Walker, PG:

5. Klay Thompson, SG:

6. Tobias Harris, PF:

7. Jimmy Butler, SF:

8. Khris Middleton, SF:

9. DíAngelo Russell, PG:

10. Kristaps Porzingis, C:

11. Nikola Vucevic, C:

12. DeMarcus Cousins, PF/C:

13. Malcolm Brogdon, PG/SG:

14. Al Horford, C:

15. Julius Randle, PF:

16. Bojan Bogdanovic, SF:

17. Marc Gasol, C:

18. Brook Lopez, C:

19. Paul Millsap, PF:

20. JJ Redick, SG:

21. Danny Green, SG:

22. Nikola Mirotic, PF:

23. DeAndre Jordan, C:

24. Thaddeus Young, PF:

25. Patrick Beverley, PG:

26. Rudy Gay, SF/PF:

27. Ricky Rubio, PG:

28. Marcus Morris, PF:

29. Jeremy Lamb, SG:

30. Darren Collison, PG:

31. Anthony Davis, PF/C (not a FA, but likely getting moved):
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Old 05-19-2019, 08:34 AM   #2
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I was thinking about posting this very thing and will be fun to come back to later this summer.
There are a few that I have no idea and can't even guess.
I think the ones with question marks will get vastly overpaid by teams that miss out on the others.

1. Kevin Durant, SF/PF, Knicks

2. Kawhi Leonard, SF: Clips

3. Kyrie Irving, PG: Knicks

4. Kemba Walker, PG: Mavs

5. Klay Thompson, SG: GSW

6. Tobias Harris, PF: Philly

7. Jimmy Butler, SF: Lakers

8. Khris Middleton, SF: Bucks

9. D’Angelo Russell, PG: Nets

10. Kristaps Porzingis, C: Mavs

11. Nikola Vucevic, C: ?

12. DeMarcus Cousins, PF/C: Lakers

13. Malcolm Brogdon, PG/SG: Bucks

14. Al Horford, C: Boston

15. Julius Randle, PF: ?

16. Bojan Bogdanovic, SF: Pacers

17. Marc Gasol, C: Raps

18. Brook Lopez, C: Bucks

19. Paul Millsap, PF: Nuggets

20. JJ Redick, SG: Philly

21. Danny Green, SG: Raps

22. Nikola Mirotic, PF: ?

23. DeAndre Jordan, C: ?

24. Thaddeus Young, PF: Nets

25. Patrick Beverley, PG: Clips

26. Rudy Gay, SF/PF: Spurs

27. Ricky Rubio, PG: Jazz

28. Marcus Morris, PF: ?

29. Jeremy Lamb, SG: Hornets

30. Darren Collison, PG: ?

31. Anthony Davis, PF/C (not a FA, but likely getting moved): Trade on draft night to NY for DSJ/Knox/Trier/Ntilikina/Robinson/NY #3 pick/Future #1 picks
Pels do this deal in an effort to keep Zion happy by selecting his buddy RJ at #3 and gaining a few young assets along with future picks.
Knicks do this deal in an effort to attract KD and Irving in FA.

Knicks become the new super team in the NBA (Irving/Durant/Davis)

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Old 05-19-2019, 01:18 PM   #3
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RR I think you’re spot on except for the following:

AD to Boston for Tatum, two of their three 2019 first round picks, and salary fillers

Kawhi stays
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RR I think youíre spot on except for the following:

AD to Boston for Tatum, two of their three 2019 first round picks, and salary fillers

Kawhi stays
I actually thought the same at first and that would be pretty attractive for the Pels. I think Smart and Brown would have to be included.

However, Zion and Barrett being drafted together could help keep Zion happy and that is something NO will have address. Tatum and Zion should make him happy eventually but I think drafting the two Duke stars who already have a bond would make it a sweeter situation. I could be wrong.

You could be right about Leonard but he just seems like an LA guy to me and the Clips would be the perfect situation. I also think KD to Clips could happen.
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Lol, this whole list falls apart once a few of these guys go somewhere we weren’t expecting.
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Old 05-20-2019, 09:38 AM   #6
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I think the cards align if AD still stands by his wish to be traded. NY makes the most sense with #3 available plus some young guys who could be intriguing. RJ Barrett would be the angle, rejoining him and Zion in NO.
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I think the cards align if AD still stands by his wish to be traded. NY makes the most sense with #3 available plus some young guys who could be intriguing. RJ Barrett would be the angle, rejoining him and Zion in NO.
Completely agree, draft night would make a lot of sense to trade AD.
NY, LAL, and Boston all have enticing trade pieces but NY would have the edge IMO mainly for the reason you mention.

Once AD is traded potential FA destinations will begin to align.

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I just don't see in what universe the Pelicans prefer RJ Barrett to Jayson Tatum and at least one additional first round pick in this year's draft regardless of what Zion wants. Tatum fell victim to the Celtics dumpster fire this year, but pair him with Jrue Holiday and Zion and you have a balanced core and could potentially compete in a year or two. Winning cures all (except Kawhi's hamstring).
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I just don't see in what universe the Pelicans prefer RJ Barrett to Jayson Tatum and at least one additional first round pick in this year's draft regardless of what Zion wants. Tatum fell victim to the Celtics dumpster fire this year, but pair him with Jrue Holiday and Zion and you have a balanced core and could potentially compete in a year or two. Winning cures all (except Kawhi's hamstring).
Iíd imagine Knicks throw in additional 1st or a combo of Knox/DSJ or other young guys.
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Is Tatum better than Barrett? Tough call since you have to compare superlatives and projections for one, and then factor in 2 more years of control at a lower cost.

You have to compare packages. It won't be just #3/Barrett going to NO in a trade for AD. It would take much more.
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Hi guys,

Have you read about the last news? Obviously, yes. If I know the last news from the other side of the swimming pool, you have more data than me.

Basically, I would like to know your opinion about the current rumors.

Clint Capela. There are several news about a trade with Dallas. In my opinion, it wasn't his best season. He hasn't shoot range and he is not the smartest guy on the court. However, he is very good pick&roll player, rebounder and ring protector. In my opinion, he is a perfect fit to play with Doncic and Porzingis.
About the trade. What can Dalls offer? Lee+2025 first pick+2019 second pick? It it is enough, where do we sign?????


Powell. I have read that he reject the player option but he wants to continue in Dallas. It means that Dallas will re-sign him using a bird exception. Thus, Dallas will have 10M more for the cap. Great!!!

Klever and DFS. They have to be renewed yes or yes. Dallas can use a no-bird exception and bird exception for each one. Could be a great deal and Dallas keeps the cap space for free agent period.

PG first line. I don't like Kemba Walker. I'm sorry. I think that he isn't the best fit for Luka. He needs ball like a yo-yo to be productive. He is not a great defender and his shoot range sucks. I think that Luka needs another diferent kind of animal. My proposal:
Patrick Beverley or Ricky Rubio
They are great defenders. They don't need ball on atack. Good shoot % with stop feet. Ricky has a higher IQ but he will ask around 18-20M first year contract. Patrick is cheaper (this year was 5M. I suppose he will ask for 10M).

All-in guy. A max salary guy. An all-star. The man is Kwail Leonard Is it diffcult? Yes. But, why not?

And finally. SG, good defender, shoot range, points in the pocket, around 5M cap. My bet: Reggie Bullock (2,5M this year).

If the Capela rumor were right. If Leonard signed with Dallas. Dallas would be a amazing playoff team 19-20 season.

First line:
Rubio-Doncic-Leonard-Unicorn-Capela
Great defense. 3 guys with more than 20ppg. Rebound ensured. Crazy miss match in attack. Mortal pick&roll and pick&pop.

Bench:
Brunson-Bullock-Jackson-Kleber-Powell-DFS-Hardaway

I don't like Hardaway. He is really over paid. He is not consistent game after game. His defense sucks. However, for a 12th role where you can put him on the court 5 minuts, check if he has the hand hot and if it works, go ahead, is it not work? get out and move the towel the rest of the game.

What do you think? Is all a wet dream from my side? Could be possible?

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