Notice Trade Packages and Landing Spots for Memphis Grizzlies Star Marc Gasol.

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  1. BigGameDamian

    BigGameDamian Well-Known Member

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    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/...g-spots-for-memphis-grizzlies-star-marc-gasol


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      Portland Trail Blazers Get: Marc Gasol

      Memphis Grizzlies Get: Jusuf Nurkic, Evan Turner, 2019 Second-Round Pick (via Minnesota Timberwolves or Los Angeles Lakers)


      How fun is this for the Blazers?

      As productive as he's been since coming over from the Denver Nuggets last year, Jusuf Nurkic isn't on Gasol's level as a defender, floor-spacer or playmaker. For a Portland team that depends entirely on C.J. McCollum and Damian Lillard for scoring and facilitation, it's hard to overstate how much relief Gasol's ability to function as a hub would offer.

      Lillard and McCollum are both dynamite on the ball. You want them there as much as is reasonable. But Gasol's presence would weaponize both guards off the ball—which is only something that happens when the two play together.

      Now, the Blazers could rest Lillard or McCollum with the security of knowing Gasol, a proven fulcrum, could be out there to help.

      (starts whispering)

      Quietly, the Blazers' offense, ranked 22nd overall, kind of stinks this year. It needs a jolt, and Gasol's a proven electrifier on that end.

      The Grizz might balk at taking on Turner's money, but that's the cost of doing business when you're moving a (maybe) unhappy vet on a big contract. Nurkic gives Memphis a possible cornerstone if he re-signs—which the Grizz should do their homework on beforehand—and a thrown-in pick gets it done.
     
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    Strenuus Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Id do it. AND we get rid of Turner's contract? Okay!
     
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  3. PtldPlatypus

    PtldPlatypus This year's kool-aid is a bit sour...

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    Yeah, zero chance Memphis is on board with a deal like that.
     
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  4. BigGameDamian

    BigGameDamian Well-Known Member

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    Memphis would be getting a 23 year old Nurkic. It's hard to find good young centers in today's NBA though.
     
  5. EL PRESIDENTE

    EL PRESIDENTE Snoke is Mace Windu

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    I believe Blazers are on a blacklist for Spanish players. :MARIS61:
     
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    BigGameDamian Well-Known Member

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    Blazers would potentially have 3 years to win a championship or Gasol walks. I'd take the risk.
     
  7. julius

    julius Global Moderator Staff Member Global Moderator

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    3 years of minimal potential isn't worth it, especially when you figure in the miles on Gasols body vs how young Nurk is.
     
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  8. BonesJones

    BonesJones Advocate for Rookie Rights

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    Better yet:
    MEM Gets: Evan Turner, Meyers Leonard, Maurice Harkless, Jake Layman, combination of POR future 1sts (2 or 3?)
    POR Gets: Marc Gasol, Tyreke Evans, Chandler Parsons

    Lillard (35) / Evans (13)
    McCollum (34) / Evans (14)
    Aminu (28) / Parsons (20)
    Gasol (16) / Davis (16) / Vonleh (16)
    Nurkic (30) / Gasol (18)
     
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    dviss1 Emcee Referee

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    I'd much rather do this but you seem to think it will work. I do not.
     
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    I'm not even sure he would walk if we didn't, he has spent his career so far at Memphis team that haven't even been considered a title contender at any point.

    Besides 3 years is a long, long time.
     
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    What a tempting deal for Memphis this is. They bloat their salary with three bad contracts, but we allow them to give us their two of three best players.
     
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    dviss1 Emcee Referee

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    Marc Gasol is 32... Jussayin... That's old and I'd rather develop Nurk.
     
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  13. kjironman1

    kjironman1 Every dog has it's day!

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    On this we agree. Way too soon to give up on Nurk.
     
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  14. kjironman1

    kjironman1 Every dog has it's day!

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    Wow! To think they might actually look at a deal like this would make me laugh.
     
  15. Fez Von Savage

    Fez Von Savage スーパーバッド Zero Cool

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    I'm pretty meh on this idea considering Marc is 33.
     
  16. BrunoSOC

    BrunoSOC Ripcity from Brazil

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    98% of the forum would do it. Easy call. Gasol is a better player. I wish we go to Evans too. Put Harkless on the deal and let's get Evans too
     
  17. BrianFromWA

    BrianFromWA Editor in Chief Staff Member Editor in Chief

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    Just sayin', Marc's big brother is 36 and still kinda bringing it a bit....
     
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  18. dviss1

    dviss1 Emcee Referee

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    You truly don't know what you're talking about.

    I'd bet dollars to doughnuts a poll of this question wouldn't yield more than 60% in the for category.
     
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  19. kjironman1

    kjironman1 Every dog has it's day!

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    Make one. I'm betting 60% is high.
     
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    dviss1 Emcee Referee

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    Done.
     
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