FIRST TRADE IDEA OF THE NEW SEASON!

Discussion in 'Portland Trail Blazers' started by Rastapopoulos, Oct 5, 2022.

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Would you trade Anfernee and Sharpe and x picks for Shai Gilgeous Alexander?

  1. Yes, for any x<3

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  2. Yes if x=1 and is protected

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  3. Yes for Simons and Sharpe with NO picks (or maybe a second or two)

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  4. No

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  1. Rastapopoulos

    Rastapopoulos Objection!

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    This was talked about in another thread, and I was surprised to see people shoot it down:
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    I'd do that trade in a second (provided the pick(s) were suitably protected). Am I alone in this?
     
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    In general, I don't see OKC considering that trade UNLESS:
    1. SGA goes to them and demands out (who would blame him) - but if so, would he really want to come here, where Dame is on the downslope of his career, we're unlikely to contend, and we'll get worse rather than better (and OKC will pass us in the other direction soon)
    2. SGA is fucking up their plan to tank for Wembayana (but then just have him fake an injury, like several Blazers last season).
     
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    No. I’m interested in trading Simons but for a bigger player (Simmons, for instance). I’m definitely not interested in trading Sharpe. I want to trade Simons so that Sharpe can start.
     
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    I'd trade Ant and Nas for a needle moving SF and a backup 7 ftr...throw Greg Brown in the deal....no to trading our draft picks this season. Slide Hart to the 2 guard where he's supposed to play
     
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    You know SGA is 6'6", right? Remember when he and Chris Paul and Dennis Schröder all started and OKC, which was supposed to be tanking, tied for 4th best record in the West (9 games better than us with a healthy Dame and CJ)?
     
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    The only reason I would consider trading Simons right now is if I’m confident Sharpe will start soon.

    Trading Simons + extra for SGA to just replace him seems ridiculous.

    Simons + picks + maybe even Nas has to bring in a star level/potential SF to pair with Dame Sharpe Grant and Nurk.
     
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    Anfernee can't be traded until January 15th anyway.
     
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    I’m in shock people are so down on Ant early hell it’s only preseason. He’s an elite shooter/scorer! We finally developed a player and now people want to trade him, ughh. Zero patience, let’s see how this team develops up till all star break if it doesn’t look promising then consider all options
     
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    I'm not down on Ant...I think he's a bad fit next to Dame and we're too small....I also think he brings you a better player in a trade coming back and he'll thrive with his own team ...slide Josh Hart to the two and see the difference. I like every player we have but I'd trade to win now. That's why it's called selling high on a player.
     
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    I want to trade Sharpe so the Blazers 2023 pick has a spot available in the rotation.
     
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    julius Global Moderator Staff Member Global Moderator

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    They should trade Damian, Ant and Sharpe, so their lotto picks in 2026 will have a clear spot.
     
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    They should just sell the team and move it so we have a clear spot for an expansion team.

    *Runs away*
     
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    Bad three point shooting. Can't stay healthy.

    Maybe he'll bounce back/improve, as he's still pretty young, but... I dunno.
     
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    Yep and they lost in the first round.
     
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    I am very patient (I’ve watched this team for 33 years and still no title). I love Simons but it’s either him or Dame and I choose Dame. Sharpe (or Hart) needs to start at SG. A 3way in which Kyrie goes to Lakers, Westbrook and Simons go to Nets, and Simmons goes to Blazers would be perfect.

    Dame/Sharpe/Simmons/Grant/Nurk seriously contends in three years. I’m patient, remember?
     
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    You know the difference. Sharpe is bigger than Simons and has skills we haven’t had at that position since Clyde.
     

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