Plausible destinations for our vets?

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  1. wizenheimer

    wizenheimer Well-Known Member

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    and Portland is getting ready to begin their 10th straight season with one of those as the starting SG

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    You're probably right.
     
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    I am pretty sure that the 45 million per year for Trae, and LaVine and the 55 million for Beal has something to do with it as well.
     
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    Make 2031 a “pick swap” option for Portland and perhaps it’s more palatable? I like the overall trade and I would personally be happy to get 1 pick from LA and one pick from Orlando, and both can be 1-4 protected; just forego 2031 all together.
     
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    Top 4 protected is fine too.
     
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    I'd say 2029 top-10 protected--->2030 top-4 protected. That still may be a little steep for the Lakers
     
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    I wouldn't put LaVine in the group as he has above average SG height, even though his effectiveness may be similar, it's really more of an injury thing with him.

    Poole, Jamal Murray, Brunson, Curry, Irving, Clarkson, Fox, Maxey, Garland should all be on this list too but plenty of those guys have legit effectiveness and very high demand.

    So no, being a small scoring guard isn't some guarantee of worthlessness or such. Like most NBA positions or archetypes there are elite superstar examples and examples of ineffectiveness too.

    This more shows how many Blazer fans have convinced themselves the only way to have great value as a guard is to be some huge 6'6+ abnormality.... which is just not the case.
     
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    I’m always offended by that quote as someone who has contended with true insanity.
     
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    take it up with Einstein
     
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    Bear in mind that SAS also has Atlanta's 2025 pick and I'm pretty sure that will be more valuable than their own, especially if they get Ayton. Ayton and Wemby would be an interesting combination, and I'd love to see Pop coaching Ayton...

    [Edit: although it occurs to me that CP3 is supposedly not a fan of Ayton (and vice versa). But whatever.]
     
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    It's kind of surprising that people throw "insanity" around any more. It should go the way of "retarded."
     
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    OKC makes a lot of sense for either Jerami or Anfernee, and they have a metric shit ton of picks (but good luck prizing one out of them):

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    If they didn't want to do this it would be because of Dort who is kind of talismanic for them. But they just acquired Caruso, who is like Dort but with more offense, and meanwhile they could do with more wing size and outside shooting. They absolutely should give us at least one first rounder in this one. It would give them a rotation of SGA, Williams, Caruso, Jerami, Holmgren, Hartenstein, and Isaiah Joe and or Cason Wallace.

    Alternatively, given that they traded basically their other PG in Giddey, they might want another guy who can bring the ball up and create his own shot:

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    Here are the picks they have:
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    If they didn't want to trade Dort, then we'd have to wait until these recent signings can be traded:
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    That would be hilarious if we traded with Miami.
     
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    Have to imagine at some point OKC trades for a star like when they acquired Paul George? Hell they might have the picks to bring in 2 or 3 immediately, Garland, Markannan, and someone.

    Spurs probably can trade for a couple stars too but I think they will want to wait a year or two.

    The west is going to be insanely difficult the next 10 years as these two teams get even better.
     
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    I like Ant in Okc.. that’s actually a nice fit as he could literally just be a microwave spot up shooter for them. Probably the 20 ppg in 20 mpg type lol
     
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    Plausible destinations for our vets?

    Belize

    Ibiza

    Iceland

    Thailand

    I've heard good things about Norway and Croatia
     
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    Even if they plan to do that, they've got enough picks after giving us a couple, and Grant would be a better trade asset than the guys coming our way in my suggested trade.

    I will start to pay more attention October 4 when Wiggins and Joe are tradeable.
     
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