1. Facebook is ending the API our forum software uses to link/login via facebook. If you do not log in using Facebook, you are fine. Otherwise, you will need to convert your account to a regular SportsTwo one. See this thread: http://www.sportstwo.com/threads/facebook-logins-will-stop-working-on-april-12.328239/

Rumor Should the Portland Trail Blazers trade for Julius Randle?

Discussion in 'Portland Trail Blazers' started by BigGameDamian, Jan 11, 2018.

  1. BigGameDamian

    BigGameDamian Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2012
    Messages:
    14,490
    Likes Received:
    3,289
    Trophy Points:
    113
    https://articles.oregonlive.com/blazers/index.ssf/2018/01/julius_randle_trail_blazers_trade.amp

    The Portland Trail Blazers are hanging around playoff contention in the NBA's Western Conference, currently in fifth place ahead of the Feb. 8 trade deadline.

    And as the deadline approaches, the Blazers may be looking to tweak their front court, and the Los Angeles Lakers have made no secret they are shopping forward Julius Randle .

    Randle , 23, has played mostly in a reserve role this season as coach Luke Walton has gone with Kyle Kuzma or Larry Nance Jr . at power forward. But in recent starts, the former first-round pick (No. 7 overall) out of Kentucky was was averaging 16.8 points, 9.7 rebounds, and 2.7 assists. And he'll be a restricted free agent at the end of this season.

    He might be a solid option for the Blazers, who are dealing with a struggling Jusuf Nurkic and waiting for more from Zach Collins , who has been averaging 5.4 points, 4.2 rebounds and shown flashes of brilliance in just 18.7 minutes per game since working into the regular rotation on Dec. 19. Would Randle and Collins make a good front court of the future in Portland?

    What do you think? Should the Blazers trade for Julius Randle?
     
  2. Wizard Mentor

    Wizard Mentor Wizard Mentor

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2008
    Messages:
    9,086
    Likes Received:
    6,253
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    Master of Xen Foro
    Location:
    La Grande, OR
    No. LAL wants ending contracts, and we don't have that without going deep into luxury tax. Randle's not worth that.
     
    Scalma likes this.
  3. Rhal

    Rhal Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2009
    Messages:
    12,394
    Likes Received:
    2,004
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    UPS
    Location:
    Portland
    We wouldn't be able to sign both Randle and Nurkic and we would ave to somehow clear capspace for the Lakers as well.
     
  4. Scalma

    Scalma Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 18, 2014
    Messages:
    10,809
    Likes Received:
    13,294
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Yeah. From a pure basketball standpoint Randle would be awesome to have. I guess we could offer Davis and a first. But then we’d have to trade some other guys (Vonleh for example) in separate deals as well.
     
    Fonzthecpt1 and Wizard Mentor like this.
  5. BonesJones

    BonesJones Boned by Jones

    Joined:
    May 7, 2015
    Messages:
    22,093
    Likes Received:
    15,206
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Vancouver, WA
    We need a "Trade Idea" thread badge because this isnt a rumor.
     
    BBert and SwissBlazer like this.
  6. Sarni

    Sarni Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 9, 2016
    Messages:
    2,598
    Likes Received:
    2,037
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Kraków, Poland
    I don't think either of them will command anywhere near as much as people think they will.

    Randle will get $10M - $12M and Nurkic perhaps $2M more.
     
  7. Mr. Robot

    Mr. Robot Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2017
    Messages:
    1,549
    Likes Received:
    1,719
    Trophy Points:
    113
    you wish Nurk gets 12 mil
    he wont get less than 18 mil
     
    Wizard Mentor likes this.
  8. BonesJones

    BonesJones Boned by Jones

    Joined:
    May 7, 2015
    Messages:
    22,093
    Likes Received:
    15,206
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Vancouver, WA
    Nurk will get $16M.
     
    dviss1 likes this.
  9. Sarni

    Sarni Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 9, 2016
    Messages:
    2,598
    Likes Received:
    2,037
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Kraków, Poland
    From who?

    Very few teams need new centers. The teams who were tanking this year will not pay $18M for a center because they will also want to tank next year.

    Kings are the only team that could realistically offer him much in the Summer because they can't tank next year (they will owe the pick to Philadelphia or Boston). Bulls, Hawks, Mavericks and all other poor teams will look for cheap centers because they will want to be in lottery next year too. Well, maybe Suns could offer him something too. Thing is, both Suns and Kings could draft some of Bamba, Jaren Jackson, Ayton and Bagley this year so they'll be looking to develop their own bigs rather than buy.

    Plus don't forget Cousins and Jordan will also be on the market. They will get more than Nurkic will.
     
    BonesJones, Labinot41 and UKRAINEFAN like this.
  10. BrianFromWA

    BrianFromWA Editor in Chief Staff Member Editor in Chief

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2008
    Messages:
    24,892
    Likes Received:
    7,082
    Trophy Points:
    113
    I'd say that's kind of the point, right? If you're a team that needs a C, you can spend 4/150 maxing out Jordan (age 30-34) or Boogie (age 28-32) -- ~38M/yr-- or 4/110M (5/140M if we do it) maxing out Nurk age 24-28. (~29M/yr) Tossing a close-to-max deal at Nurk could make sense for a team needing a C like SAC or PHX. And all it takes is one RFA deal.

    I don't think we're keeping Nurk for less than 22M/yr. That, frankly, may be a steal. :dunno:
     
  11. ripcityboy

    ripcityboy Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2013
    Messages:
    10,304
    Likes Received:
    8,240
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    self employed
    Location:
    pdx, or, usa.
    Yep. Was just thinking that myself.
     
  12. UKRAINEFAN

    UKRAINEFAN Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2008
    Messages:
    4,511
    Likes Received:
    2,004
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    un-retired
    Location:
    Autonomous Republic of Crimea, Ukraine
    If the team thinks they will need to pay $22 million, they should trade him now.
    Jusuf Nurkic
    2017-18: 14.6 ppg, 8.0 rpg, 1.2 bpg, 1.9 apg, TS% 0.493, PER 16.0
    2016-17: 15.2 ppg, 10.4 rpg, 1.9ps, 3.2 apg, TS% 0.545, PER 21.1
    Nurk Fever is gone. What remains is a serviceable starting center. It's hard not to be disappointed, but all things considered, he's only 23. My guess is he still has upside. Hopefully we see that upside in a Blazer uniform.
     
  13. Chris Craig

    Chris Craig So what am I, the button pusher?

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2015
    Messages:
    16,655
    Likes Received:
    13,788
    Trophy Points:
    113
    If they will take Leonard
     
    e_blazer likes this.
  14. Shaboid

    Shaboid Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2014
    Messages:
    1,841
    Likes Received:
    2,039
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Just moved to FL
    I can appreciate your wishful thinking but there is no way you can say that as a fact pal. But again, I hope so!
     
  15. Gronk Brady

    Gronk Brady Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2016
    Messages:
    1,183
    Likes Received:
    1,147
    Trophy Points:
    113
    I really do like Randle’s game... wouldn’t mind trading for him... but I like Vonleh better for the salaries they will get paid. Randle will get 12-15, Vonleh I’m guessing 8-10. I think 16-18 for Nurk
     
  16. calvin natt

    calvin natt Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2017
    Messages:
    990
    Likes Received:
    933
    Trophy Points:
    93
    Without any regard for salaries/cap/etc, yes, I love Randle.
     
  17. Rhal

    Rhal Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2009
    Messages:
    12,394
    Likes Received:
    2,004
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    UPS
    Location:
    Portland
    The problem with looking at stats right now is that if he goes on another 20 game tear to end the year then someone is going to pay him a lot of money.
     
  18. Denny Crane

    Denny Crane It's not even loaded! Staff Member Administrator

    Joined:
    May 24, 2007
    Messages:
    72,940
    Likes Received:
    10,468
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    Never lost a case
    Location:
    Boston Legal
    FWIW, Nurk's minutes are down from 29 to 27.

    His per 36 are stellar, IMO.

    19.3PPG/10.6 RPG/2.5 APG/1.6 BPG

    His DRtg is down from 104 to 102.

    We're obviously missing the chemistry we had with him last season.
     
    riverman, Scalma and dviss1 like this.
  19. dviss1

    dviss1 Emcee Referee

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2011
    Messages:
    21,821
    Likes Received:
    17,197
    Trophy Points:
    113
    This subject:

    [​IMG]
     
    Chris Craig likes this.
  20. Natebishop3

    Natebishop3 Don't tread on me!

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2008
    Messages:
    66,030
    Likes Received:
    19,145
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Portland, OR
    At a quick glance, because of the lighting in your avatar, I thought you were wearing a black cowboy hat...... and then I was sad.
     

Share This Page