The 2022 Trade Idea Thread, now with more urgency!

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  1. TBpup

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    Don't know anything about 'Vin Thee Insider', and maybe he has sources, but the details of that seem shaky. Morey goes from throwing out CJ +3 1sts + 3 swaps, to including a 1st with Simons just because we included Ant?

    If that is really the case, you have to at least consider it even though it would hurt to lose Ant. I just don't see how he and Dame fit together. They seem quite similar except Ant is almost 10 years younger. Would much rather keep Ant and they could keep the 1st, but I doubt the validity of those details to begin with.
     
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    .....and this was an updated tweet after the one that included the details. Then an hour later, he says 'talks are picking up steam'.

     
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    I have a hard time believing that
     
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    He is not breaking any news. He just tries to rile up fan bases.
     
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    Anf is our most valuable trade asset and he can't be included in two deals, so I don't see how that could happen.
     
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    Maybe he will routing one of them to a third team?
     
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    LoL….There’s always a hang up.
     
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    What's the track record for Vin?
     
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    With Turner's foot injury and Sabonis out now with a serious ankle sprain that may take Indy out of the "big"" trade mkt, perhaps makes Nurk a bigger target for teams looking for a C?
     
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    If it's a three way deal with Indiana I'm thinking maybe CJ goes to Indiana. Who does Philly want from Indiana? Seems like Turner would have to go to balance salaries. A real PG in McConnel? or expiring deals? Seems like Philly is short on SF's. Would they want Torrey Craig or Warren, who is finally healthy?
    http://www.espn.com/nba/tradeMachine?tradeId=y9c3qtwn

    or http://www.espn.com/nba/tradeMachine?tradeId=y8j5n4nk

    or one more where Philly focuses on clearing cap, no turner.
    http://www.espn.com/nba/tradeMachine?tradeId=yczbhx75
     
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    I think it's too early for Philly to trade Ben. I see them waiting closer to deadline. Saying that, if Sacramento is really out of the running then I can see a deal for CJ. Ant would not be included in any deal. Ben doesn't have that value right now. CJ, Roco/Nance and change.
     
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    agree, Morey is playing this just the way he wanted it, teams upping their offers from earlier in the year.
     
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    If you're gonna trade Ant with CJ get another player back like thybulle.

    Ant will come back down to earth so sell high.
     
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    How about the idea that after GM change and deadline close, Blazers add some proper PG?
     
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    Agreed. No idea about how good Vin's sources have been in the past, but he sure does seem sure of his source. I give him props for being adamant with a time line. He is putting his credibility on the line. Then again, you can have a great source, but that doesn't mean they are always correct, or that things don't change.

    I think Morey got ahold of Amick's account. :bgrin:
     
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    That would be great, just not sure how it could happen. So lets say basically its CJ & Simons for Simmons

    Our others assets are Powell, Roco, Nurk, Nance, Little, picks.

    Seems like there would need to be a 3rd team we send multiple picks to and they send a player to Boston.
     
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    ....which we can't do until our pick to Chicago conveys, or somehow we get it back.
     
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    Lol @ giving some random kid probably sitting in his room the benefit of the doubt. People really will believe anything as long as it’s something that lines up with what they want.
     
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    I'd do CJ and Ant for Simmons.... although it really sucks losing Ant with the potential of what he could bring the next decade as Lillard ages.

    We still have a great starting guard on a reasonable contract in Powell. Ant is in line for a huge payday, if he continues to play well likely the max, and I'm not sure he brings a lot of value on a max contract.

    Fans and teams always overvalue young players with potential... it just sucks when were wrong and if it becomes another Jermain Oneal situation.
     
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