Dame asks for trade (And there it is)

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  1. Ha Seung-Boumtje-Boumjte

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    In the high-stakes world of the National Basketball Association (NBA), the role of a general manager is undeniably demanding and stressful PERIOD. These decision-makers are responsible for shaping the destiny of their respective teams, negotiating player contracts, scouting talent, and devising winning strategies PERIOD. With such immense responsibilities, it becomes crucial for an NBA general manager to get a well-deserved chance to take a vacation PERIOD.

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    which team(s) would be making big offers for Dame if he'd had a list of 3 or 4 teams instead of 1?
     
  3. Natebishop3

    Natebishop3 Don't tread on me!

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    Are we supposed to know this?

    Maybe Boston
    Maybe Brooklyn
    Maybe New York
    Maybe the Clippers
    Maybe the Lakers
    Maybe Golden State
    Maybe New Orleans
    Maybe any number of teams. We will never know.
     
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    I could tell you if Dame opens it up.
     
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    Ha SBB -- your a funny poster cause if all you got out of my post was a vacation and PERIOD then it's clear to me you cannot read and as far as I am concerned your NOT a fan your a troll trying to get a MY reaction and while I am giving you a small one take yourself back under your bridge and just go away. I will debate any fan on this forum but if your a troll then I will just point you to a mod and hope they do there job and take the garbage out and this is not a shot at mods just stating what i will do from this point on with the troll posters looking to provoke the forum and/or a poster.

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    do you really believe that's a good haul compared to what the Nets got for Durant; or what Utah got; or what Houston leveraged for Harden?

    the Miami picks might be good 5-7 years from now; we don't know. They could be late 1st's too. Lowry? Jovic? Jaquez? Where's the value in that? All I see is some marginal players with questionable talent, a late 1st next year, and speculative picks 5-7 years from now...for Dame

    it's not just the assets New Orleans has; it's what they'd be willing to pay. Right now all they'd have to beat is Miami's offer, and by all accounts, what Miami is offering is shit. I don't believe they'd trade BOTH of Murphy/Jones or both of Daniels/Hawkins

    I'd say the trade, at best, might look something like Dame + Nurkic for

    CJ + Valunciunas + one of Murphy/Jones + one Daniels/Hawkins (maybe) + 2024 or 2025 Lakers' 1st + 2027 Milwaukee first + maybe, 2 first's from the Pels with perhaps some protection

    yeah, that's likely better than the max Miami offer but it's not a great return. Obviously, CJ would need to be routed to another team but I don't think he has any positive value.

    and all of that is assuming Dame would say New Orleans would be an OK destination. Unlikely
     
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    But we do know what those teams can offer:

    Boston: Can no longer offer Jaylen Brown (would've been dumb to take him on a one year contract anyway). So what an injured Malcolm Brogdon and Robert Williams and 4 1sts?

    Brooklyn: Has multiple salaries that could be used and could trade multiple future 1sts, if they were willing. So like Simmons and Dinwiddie and 5 1sts?

    New York: Has the 1sts to trade but they have Jalen Brunson, so would they really give up a ton for Dame? Barrett and Fournier and picks?

    Clippers: Can only trade 2028 and 2030 1sts and don't really have appealing young prospects. Mann, Zubac, Batum, Morris and 2 1sts?

    Lakers: Can only trade one 1st and their top rookie is a PG. They actually don't have enough salary outside of LeBron or AD to even trade for Dame right now so they're out.

    Golden State: In 5 weeks could trade you Chris Paul and Kuminga plus filler and one 1st in 2028, okay.

    New Orleans: Could probably have the most intriguing package, but they really wanted Scoot. Zion for Dame basically? Would be a huge risk, with a high possible reward but would that be better than future picks? Could definitely make the case for them being the best trade partner.

    Miami: 4 1sts (3 of those from Miami, 1 from whatever team Herro goes to), 3 swaps, Jovic, Jaquez, Lowry's expiring.

    I don't know, when you break it all down there might be a couple teams that could give up more than the Heat, the question is would they even if it was an open market? The Miami deal isn't really that bad when you really look at what other teams could/would offer. It's not great but none of this is going to change by holding out longer, that's the most any of these teams can trade this year.
     
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    I think a lot of people did...and maybe still do.
     
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    Utah, OKC and Toronto have picks and youth that could be traded for Dame. I doubt OKC would be interested with SGA on the roster, but they could be a facilitator.
     
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    So, Dame asks for a trade because he wants to compete for a title. Do you think he'd have a list of 8 teams? When has a franchise player asking for a trade ever had a list of 8 or 9 preferred destinations?

    again, I said Dame's Miami-or-bust stance was unreasonable; have said it a dozen times, probably more. I just don't have faith that if Dame had said he was ok with 3-4 teams the offers would magically jump up to the level of major hauls.
     
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    yeah...I sure remember people expressing those expectations
     
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    It doesn't matter if Dame says its an ok destination. He won't sit out and lose money. Ingram, Zion, Herb Jones is more talent than he has ever had on a team.

    I think multiple picks, Trey Murphy, Dyson Daniels or Hawkins, CJ and Valanciunas is substantially better than the Miami deal.

    I'm not sure what CJ could bring back either. Something to ponder.
     
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    Sure.... now.

    But if Dame hadn't given us a list with one team on it a month ago, things might have played out differently...... but we'll never know.
     
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    Dame had never said "championship or bust." Those words never were uttered publicly. In fact, he had said the opposite. He had always said he just wanted to compete. He just wanted a punchers chance.

    I think any one of those teams could easily fit that description.
     
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    that all may be the case

    but I sure wasn't talking about a standard of just beating the Miami offer; that's obviously a real low bar. I was talking about the level of Dame-trade return packages that so many have imagined. I never bought into those narratives. In fact, my thinking was the moment that Dame asked for a trade, there would be a ceiling on how valuable the return was going to be
     
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    The Cavs trade is only considered solid right now because Markkanen blew up. His numbers the year before were very average. Certainly nowhere near All-Star numbers.

    We aren't getting the Durant value. Durant might have his warts at this point, but he is someone that has proven he can be on a championship team. Nobody has any clue if Dame is a championship caliber point guard. He has put up big numbers on very mediocre teams while playing very little defense.

    Maybe Harden? I think it's still possible to get a trade similar to what Utah got for Mitchell, but you have to go back in time and look at that trade when it was made, not with hindsight.
     
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    Let's go down this list.

    Boston: out of the running. If they had been on the list, maybe they are willing to trade Brown. Maybe not. We will never know.

    Brooklyn: Has multiple salaries that could be used and could trade multiple future 1sts, if they were willing. So like Simmons and Dinwiddie and 5 1sts? Yup. I'd definitely do Brooklyn over Miami.

    New York: Has the 1sts to trade but they have Jalen Brunson, so would they really give up a ton for Dame? Barrett and Fournier and picks? I'd be trying to push to have them send Brunson to a third team. I love their picks though.

    Clippers: Can only trade 2028 and 2030 1sts and don't really have appealing young prospects. Mann, Zubac, Batum, Morris and 2 1sts? Clippers don't make any sense unless you're involving a third team. Similar to Miami. They both suck.

    Lakers: Can only trade one 1st and their top rookie is a PG. They actually don't have enough salary outside of LeBron or AD to even trade for Dame right now so they're out. Agreed.

    Golden State: In 5 weeks could trade you Chris Paul and Kuminga plus filler and one 1st in 2028, okay. I don't love them as a partner.

    New Orleans: Could probably have the most intriguing package, but they really wanted Scoot. Zion for Dame basically? Would be a huge risk, with a high possible reward but would that be better than future picks? Could definitely make the case for them being the best trade partner. I think they're the most intriguing right now. I just don't think anyone would want CJ and it would be hilarious if they tried to do Dame/CJ at this point.

    Miami: 4 1sts (3 of those from Miami, 1 from whatever team Herro goes to), 3 swaps, Jovic, Jaquez, Lowry's expiring. This is probably what we get. If it's less than that from Miami, I'm going to be firmly on the FIRE JOE bandwagon.
     
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    sure...a broad description with varying levels of fit

    but from that list you gave, I think there are significant questions about every team. The Clippers/Lakers/Warriors can't beat the Miami offer; I don't believe Boston would have been a player; the Knicks have Brunson for 30M/year less than Dame and he's 6 years younger; Brooklyn seems to have no interest, understandably, although sure, that might be negotiating 101. And I don't think Dame would have any interest in going to New Orleans, mainly because they simply aren't a team with a puncher's chance

    it's also some unfortunate timing for the Blazers in that some teams, namely Minny, Philly, Cavs, Suns, have already taken their big shot and are out of the Dame market
     
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    Let's get on the same page here...

    Cronin had to have known Dame would likely request out if he drafted and kept Scoot, right?

    It's been widely reported that Cronin refused any Dame phone calls prior to him asking out, right?

    Unless you disagree with one of those two, how is this not on Cronin for not vetting out what would happen if he kept Scoot and what deals were out there for Dame? If he weighed all the options for the 3rd pick whether to keep it or not, how do you not factor in what the market would be for Dame BEFORE it got to the point it did. Then you'd at least know what teams were possibly willing to give up before Dame used his leverage!
     
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    I had never heard that Cronin was refusing Dame's phone calls. Where was that reported?
     
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