Taurean Prince? Rumor

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  1. yuyuza1

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    From the trade thread.

    Stemming from Kevin O'Connor. Says Sixers/Blazers/Thunder are "teams to watch."

    Discussion starts around the 19 min mark : https://art19.com/shows/the-ringer-nba-show/episodes/ddead757-cf42-4b06-a989-d4e9ef81f259

    They think Hawks have younger guys taking his role, but also compare him to Jimmy Butler's trajectory in CHI before he blew up.

    Also we have this:
     
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    You want me to just move the Prince rumor posts from the trade ideas thread into this one?
     
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    My proposal would be something like this:
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    And our lotto protected pick going their way.
     
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    I know nothing about prince really... would this be a good move?
     
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    Mentioned in the other thread but Lowe brought up Prince and the Blazers earlier this season as well. I didn’t read too much into it at the time just because I didn’t think Atlanta would trade him. But looking at his numbers and contract situation, I could actually see it.

    What we should do is expand the deal. They have expirings. I would love Lin or Dedmon. Even Vince Carter would be good in the locker room.
     
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    We could go from one of the youngest teams in the NBA to the oldest with that one move.
     
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    Good. We need vets, especially in the playoffs.
     
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    Prince would be a nice get but like any deal it depends on the cost. Maybe we can trade a bad knee for a bad ankle. :bgrin:
     
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    I really liked him as a target last year, but soured a bit this year. Kevin Heurter and Deandre Bembry are two fairly unknown players who have replaced him. But still, he's consistent and you can count on him for 12-15 ppg. He handles the ball more than you'd expect. I think his defense is overstated a bit, but on a good day, he's like Moe.

    The other thing is that he's actually about 5 months older than Nurk, so I'm not sure there is much room for improvement. ATL is a wing factory so he might not be much better than he is now.
     
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    That seems a little steep.
     
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    We'd get out of ET's contract a year earlier too. Lin has been surprisingly decent too.
     
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    julius Global Moderator Staff Member Global Moderator

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    It's the Simons + draft pick that makes it steep.
     
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    We can replace Lin with Bazemore and take out Simons.

    So it would be ET and our pick for Baze + Prince. That any better? Not really sure why ATL would do that.
     
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    I just noticed he has the same birthday as me; that means he will be smart, hard worker, very competitive, but on an even keel. Better get him!
     
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    "Portland, too, would be willing to part with its first-rounder to add depth to a roster that badly needs help in the backcourt and on the wing. The Trail Blazers could be a player for Ross or Simmons, too. But sources tell SN that they have expressed interest in another player expected to be made available for a first-round pick: Atlanta point guard Jeremy Lin.

    When the Hawks traded for Lin last summer, the hope was that he could be a veteran presence for the first part of the season for young point guard Trae Young, then could be swapped for a rebuilding asset to help the woebegone Hawks’ future. A first-rounder would do the trick."

    Mhh something is going on with the Blazers and the Hawks

    http://www.sportingnews.com/us/nba/...icks-sn-sources-say/xpqz0rcw5wyi1d185cyjyugai
     
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    I think Oubre and Magic Harkless are good baselines for a Prince package. He’d also fit into the Vonleh TPE. We do have a full roster though. Send them Baldwin and one of Stauskas and Swanigan, plus our pick, top 20 protected. I think that’s fair.
     
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    Our first for an expiring Lin? That's brutal. Ain't no way JLin is fetching a first rounder on his own with his contract.
     
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    A little concerning that most of his stats per 36 have gone down over his career or at least not gone up. His shooting has improved though, especially 2 point shooting.
     
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    Plus our pick.
     
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    They'd have to REALLY like Baldwin to take on an extra $16 mil next year in order to get a (hopefully) low 1st rounder.
     
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