Trades possibilities....and what teams are open for business

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How many trades will the Blazer make on or before Draft night(s)?

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  1. SharpesTriumph

    SharpesTriumph Well-Known Member

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    Houston makes a lot of sense, I could see this happening.

    Memphis also makes sense. OKC makes sense too. Many other teams either don't have the assets or aren't trying to win now.

    The curve ball is the extension, I'd think Utah would prefer Markannan signs it as he'd be worth more in trade, but then they can't trade him until February
     
  2. illmatic99

    illmatic99 formerly yuyuza1

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    Why does Houston need another PF?
     
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    SharpesTriumph Well-Known Member

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    What 25ppg allstar PF do they have?

    They could send out a couple backups in the trade too such as Eason, etc.
     
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    B-Roy If it takes months

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    Marang off the had referenced a Grant to Cleveland deal which seemed out of nowhere but not unsubstantiated

    LeVert (expiring)
    Okoro (S&T)
    2031 1st

    For

    Grant

    I could see this happening. If Okoro gets ~9-10M a year this deal would shave another 4-5M off our salaries and that 2031 1st could be extremely valuable. Okoro would be a useful bench piece that doesn't need to start.
     
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    illmatic99 formerly yuyuza1

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    Lol this guy is such a hack. He literally copied the idea that Richman talked about yesterday that one of his listeners sent him. Can we all please stop using this hack as a source? He continually tries to pass off shit as his own without giving proper credit.
     
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    Ripcity4life77 Well-Known Member

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    Marang is a clown -- the ONLY way the Blazers would do this deal would be if Jody and co. decided money was more important then rebuilding and IF this or something like this happened the Blazers would be screwed not from the deal itself but the message it would send to the fans and the team.
     
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    SharpesTriumph Well-Known Member

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    Not saying your wrong with that example but he is credentialed media with Blazer access so he isn't just a pure hack. Certainly think he embellishes his access though, but if you view his comments with that context I find his thoughts, opinions, and reporting worth listening too.
     
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    I think this is a solid deal especially if Okoro is signed to a reasonable contract. I've always liked LeVert too. The pick is the best asset.

    I want a couple of our vets shipped out especially Grant so while this may not be the ideal return I'd still much prefer it to bringing Grant back to camp.
     
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    Natebishop3 Don't tread on me!

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    It was a fan idea on Locked On Blazers.
     
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    Okoro is still very young, at 23. I've always been a little intrigued by him, but probably just because he looks the part. Was finally able to hit 3s well this season.

    Here is from pre-draft, from our own Mike Schmitz:

    LeVert I would want to flip right away.
     
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    So, Lakers, Cavs could use Grant. . Who else?
     
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    I think a lot of teams can use Grant; most won't see past his 33M/year contract with 4 years left, especially if the rumors about Cronin wanting two first's is accurate
     
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    BonesJones https://www.youtube.com/c/blazersuprise

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    Abso-freakin-lutely
     
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    It might hurt our chances of getting Flagg, but Markkanen is a starting PF on a good team.

    If we deal Grant, Simons and Ayton we'd probably get at least 3 firsts, and would probably still suck as bad as we did last year.
     
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    Cugel The epitome of mediocrity

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    OKC could get Lauri and still have more FRPs than anyone. They should consider it
     
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    I hope not.
     
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    Isn't he redundant with Chet?
     
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    Cugel The epitome of mediocrity

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    I think Chet is sort of a unicorn.

    Pretty quiet around the league. Joe probably asking too much for Grant/Ant. I will be so frustrated to see Grant and Ant in the starting lineup on opening night. I am afraid it will be a repeat of last year. Got to let the young guys take over the team. I think from Ant's past comments he doesnt want to be a part of this rebuild; who can blame him. 25M for a guy that should give you 20ppg on ~40% from 3pt isn't bad. Shit all of these younger guys getting new contracts worth 50M a year!
     
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    Great post agree with all of this.

    I'm actually a very big Ant fan but it doesn't make sense to have him on this roster with us nowhere close to being a playoff team and him being an expiring contract next year. We should explore trading all of Grant/Ant/Ayton/Thybulle/Timelord. I don't think the last two have any value. I think they probably have value in that order though, and we certainly should trade two of Grant/Ant/Ayton so this team can focus on building long term assets as well as playing youth. If we only trade one I'll be ok with it, if we don't trade any and continue this stupid dual timelines approach I'll be furious.

    You'd think after trading Dame and having the 3rd worst record in the NBA our direction should be clear. Its amazing how many, even Blazer fans, don't agree with that.
     
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    Hot take: we keep both Ant and JG and try to make the playoffs
     
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