The Durant Thread

Discussion in 'Portland Trail Blazers' started by Rastapopoulos, Jun 24, 2022.

  1. e_blazer

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    As I understand it from the article linked below, the value to the receiving team would be the full $19M, while the Blazers only get to count their side of his value at $3.9M UNLESS they increase the guaranteed money. I think this means that Bledsoe currently only counts as $3.9M against team salary.


    https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.ya...ed_contracts_as_trade_chips/s1_14822_37551744
     
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    Portland would have to guarantee enough of Bledsoe's salary to be able to receive compensation back.

    For example:
    Detroit/Portland
    Grant goes into the TPE
    Bledsoe ($19M) goes into Grant's salary slot (and only $3.9M is guaranteed)


    Philly/Portland:
    Thybulle goes into Roco TPE
    Bledsoe cannot be traded to Philadelphia without the 76ers sending out a min of ~$14M in contracts.... so it would not be a legal trade.

    Orlando/Portland
    Bledsoe ($19m contract) can slot into Isaac's ($17m contract)
    However - to recieve Isaac's $17M contract, Portland would have to send out ~$12M in guaranteed contracts. Therefore $12M of Bledsoe's $19M contract would be guaranteed.

    The issue now is that Portland cant guarantee that much of Bledsoe's contract due to the hard cap
     
  3. illmatic99

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    why would BK do this?

     
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    No idea why Brooklyn would do it. But if they did, theres certainly another team better than us pending health.
     
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    I hate that these mother fucking teams keep trading with the Lakers
     
  6. illmatic99

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    just once, i'd like for a team to trade one of these guys who demand out to non competitive shitholes.

    (no that's not what Pop did with Kawhi. Toronto the city is awesome and their team still had a ton of talent after the trade).

    I'm talking like trading Kyrie to Houston or OKC right now. Don't send him exactly where he wants to go.
     
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    Feels like suns are setting up to acquire KD
     
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    If the Suns are going to acquire KD can we help facilitate and get Bridges? He's probably the centerpiece sadly, but just wondering. Also, what about getting Simmons from the Nets. I don't understand how the hard cap and signings for Anfernee etc. work meaning if we can wait to sign him until after getting involved in a trade?
     
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    but none of those teams want anything to do with him.
     
  10. Natebishop3

    Natebishop3 Don't tread on me!

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    I'm trying to think of some way to get Durant and still be hard capped....

    It's just not possible if you can't send out Simons, and that can't happen until... January? Or you'd have to trade Dame. We can't match his salary.

    I thought about sending out Bledsoe, but the problem is that even if you sent out Bledsoe and four other guys to match Durant's salary, we'd be sitting around $169 million. The hard cap is $157 million. I don't know how we'd make up the other $12 million.... not to mention I have no idea how we'd fill the empty roster spots. It's just not possible.
     
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    Great show. Waiting for the season finale.
     
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    Fuck Durant's wishes. The OKC Thunder could offer 6 1st in the next 3 years. Send him there. The Nets don't owe Durant JACK! He hasn't been loyal for a decade.
     
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    Durant, Gilligan's Island, and the Chetster not bad.
     
  15. Wade Garrett

    Wade Garrett Exactly right.

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    Always enjoyed your nicknames..(chia..etc;) but, who is Gilligans Island?
     
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    If there's away to turn EBEC into Isaac, even if we had to throw in a couple bench guys, I say hell yes. He is the type of move we need to make to make a big leap forward. More length, defense, character, decent shooting and all around flexibility.
     
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    hell yes
     
  18. illmatic99

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    I would have a very difficult time rooting for Isaac. Think a lot of people in Portland would.

    Also his contract is insane for all his question marks.

    Also deal not possible due to hard cap.
     
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  19. PtldPlatypus

    PtldPlatypus They don't do much, you know Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

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    SGA.
     
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    Hart for Isaac might be workable though...
     
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