Trade Ideas

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  1. blazerkor

    blazerkor Well-Known Member

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    The old trade ideas thread wouldn't let me post in it so I thought I'd start a new one. It should be very active right now and then we wouldn't have a thread about every potential trade target or every guy we want traded from our roster.
     
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    Fez Forthright スーパーバッド Zero Cool

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    Nurk for a loaf of Dave’s Killer Bread
     
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    blazerkor Well-Known Member

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    I'll start off with a controversial trade idea.
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    This wouldn't be the end of my trades. The Chicago pick would go to Chicago and our pick would come back to us. This would allow us to offer a godfather package for someone and we should do that... I don't know what star we would go after with that godfather package but that's what I think we should do.
     
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    I really like Hart and what he brings to the team, but I think he makes the most sense to trade this season. We all know we're not going anywhere. This isn't a title team. And he can walk after the season. Makes sense to take one step back now to hopefully go two steps froward next year. I'd look for either a comparable younger player locked up longer, or assets to be used to flip for someone else.
     
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    BigGameDamian Well-Known Member

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    Should we be interested in Andre Drummond?
     
  6. Natebishop3

    Natebishop3 Don't tread on me!

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    Not even a little bit.
     
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    Short answer: No
    Long answer: Nope
     
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    Natebishop3 Don't tread on me!

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    Very long answer: No fucking way.
     
  9. Tince

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    If we did that, we wouldn't have room to acquire Timothy Mozgov
     
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  10. Chris Craig

    Chris Craig (Blazersland) I'm Your Huckleberry Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

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    Oh Timofey
     
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    Natebishop3 Don't tread on me!

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    I'd be going after Minnesota. That team is ripe for the picking.
     
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    You think Simons doesn’t work next to Dame but you expect the Nets to add picks to Ben Simmons in order to put Simons next to Kyrie?
     
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    And you honestly expect the Magic to trade Bol Bol and a top 4 protected 1st of a team under .500 for 2 picks years from now? Really?!
     
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    Thought it was top 14 protected and therefore wouldn't be likely to convey. As far as the Simmons and 2 firsts for Ant and Nurk... I think that trade makes sense for the Nets, they might want a third team involved if they feel like Ant won't work but they need more scoring. Also, when it matters it won't be like I'm putting Ant as the second option next to Kyrie... I'd be putting Kyrie, Ant and Nurk around KD.
     
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    I think Claxton is way better than Nurk for today's game. Not even close in my opinion. Much younger and cheaper as well so even if they were close skill wise I don't think it makes sense for the Nets
     
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    PtldPlatypus All in, baby Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

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    Drummond has been pretty effective in light duty for the Bulls. I think he'd be a solid pickup as a backup, but certainly not a target.
     
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    OneSport3 The Knowledge Hoarder

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    This according to Bobby Marks. He doesn't foresee us doing anything impactful this trade deadline. Sigh...

    Portland Trail Blazers

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    Trade meter: 5

    What to watch: Jerami Grant and the luxury tax

    Jan. 7 signaled the first date that Grant was eligible to sign a four-year, $112.6 million extension.

    Although no deal was immediately reached, Grant expressed his comfort level to remain with the Trail Blazers long term.

    "I definitely like it here; love it here," Grant told Jason Quick of The Athletic. "The guys have been very welcoming, it's definitely a family environment, everybody is super cool, got good guys on the team, great organization -- [general manager] Joe [Cronin], [coach] Chauncey [Billups], everything. I'm definitely enjoying it here."

    Grant has leverage not only because he is having an All-Star season but because the Trail Blazers do not have financial flexibility next season to replace him if he tests the market.

    A new contract, either with an extension or via free agency this summer, likely pushes Portland into the luxury tax in 2023-24.

    Speaking of the tax, does the front office have the green light to go into the tax if there is a trade that improves a bench that ranks last in points per game?

    Portland is $67,482 below the threshold and would forfeit $17 million in tax distribution by going over.

    Front-office trade history: Since taking over in January 2022, general manager Joe Cronin has been part of five trades, including three last February at the deadline.

    Last regular-season trade: Traded for Joe Ingles, Elijah Hughes and a 2022 second-round pick (Jabari Walker) in a three-team, five-player deal. The trade helped lower Utah's tax payment by $10.9 million. A day earlier, the Trail Blazers traded CJ McCollum to New Orleans.

    Trade we would like to see: Two trades. Keon Johnson to Houston for Garrison Mathews. Josh Hart to Indiana for TJ McConnell and Chris Duarte.

    Trade exceptions: $6.5 million and $3.3 million

    Cash available: $6.4 million (to send and receive)

    Salary info and restrictions:

    • The Trail Blazers have an open roster spot but are $67,482 below the luxury tax line and $6.78 million below the hard cap.
    Draft assets:

    • The Trail Blazers owe Chicago a first-round pick that has top-14 protection the next six years.

    • The earliest they can trade a first is two years after the pick is conveyed to the Bulls.

    • Portland has four second-round picks available to use in a trade.
     
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    "The earliest they can trade a first is two years after the pick is conveyed to the Bulls."

    That pretty much sums it up. Their hands are tied. They have no assets. I could see them not making any moves except Hart. I think they are committed to Ant and Nurk because they overpaid, especially Nurk. I would dump Ant, Nurk, Nas, Hart, Winslow, and maybe Keon too.
     
  19. HailBlazers

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    So do we hope for a low pick this year or higher so it conveys?
     
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    The problem is, the two players they might trade, or should trade, Twons and Russel, I have no interest in. I just don't think they are winners.
     

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