Exclusive 2019 Trade Deadline Thread

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  1. hoopsjock

    hoopsjock Well-Known Member

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    As of tomorrow there are 3 weeks until the trade deadline. With rumors that the Blazers will be "aggressive" (yeah right), I thought we should start a new thread for all things related to the trade deadline. Please post any rumors you hear/see as to who is available, what their expected price will be, and who our Blazers are reportedly interested in.

    I'm hoping to be pleasantly surprised but am bracing myself for the usual disappointment.
     
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  2. BoomChakaLaka

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    I think that the ONLY moves made are to get under the luxury tax.

    The team will be sold this Summer.

    New ownership will shake things up. I don’t see Neil having any other directive than to “get under the cap.”
     
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    Agreed. I could see something along the lines of Moe to Kings for Skal.
     
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    I don't think Dame will take another cost saving move lying down again.
     
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    There rumors that Blazers are looking at Thompson from Cleveland.
     
  7. illmatic99

    illmatic99 formerly yuyuza1

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    Found it: http://amicohoops.net/thompsons-strong-play-resulting-in-opposing-interest-calls-to-cavs/

    Sam Amico is notorious for just throwing shit out there, but it's something
     
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    I don't dislike the idea of Thompson but I don't think it actually helps that much. This team runs out of gas when three players who can't shoot are on the floor at the same time so any combination of Aminu/harkless/Thompson/Nurkic/ET is just going to keep getting us wrecked. They would have to take back ET/Harkless/Meyers for us to grab Thompson and i'm not sure they want any of those guys, because I can't see just taking on that much money without some of our horrible money going out as well simply because the team is up for sale.
     
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    I think it's just nonsense if true. We let Ed go for 4 mil and want to bring in a guy making 4x as much to play pretty much the same role?
     
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    I'd be down with a ET/Thompson swap. They have nearly identical contracts too.
     
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    PtldPlatypus Let's go Baby Blazers! Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

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    Id be fine with that but I have to assume that Cleveland would want way more then just ET.
     
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    I thought the whole reason for letting Ed go was to Zach more playing time but what it seems to have done instead is just give Stotts another excuse to have Aminu on the court as much as possible.
     
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    Nah. Why pay Ed Davis $17M?
     
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    Beat me to it.
     
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    Okay, fine. You talked me into it.
     
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    Which is why Aminu MUST be traded. Gotta kick those crutches out from under Stotts.
     
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    Neil: "I'm trying Jennifer."
     
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    I would love Aminu on this team at 20m a game but since that wont happen he has to go. He shoots well in the playoffs and on some games but that is almost entirely because the other team WANTS him to shoot and leaves him completely unguarded and most times he still wont shoot.
     
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    What are you basing that opinion on? Since Stotts has been coach and Aminu has been here his minutes have been as follow:

    2015/16 28.5 mpg
    2016/17 29.1mpg
    2017/18 30mpg
    2018/19 30.1mpg

    hard to have any more consistent minutes than that in 4 years and no basis to say Stotts is trying to play him more minutes.
     

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