Trade Idea Who would realistically be a suitor for Simons or Nurk?

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  1. SharpesTriumph

    SharpesTriumph Well-Known Member

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    I'd maybe give up Nurk and parts for Ayton if the Blazers don't add a highly paid player - but no I'm not sending out Ant. Ayton has terrible work ethic, probably the most important trait for success in the NBA. Combine that with overpaid, and it has a history of not looking good at all.

    If Blazers can get Bridges the center they should look for is Claxton. He's way better than Ayton and paid way less.
     
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    tykendo Don't Tread On PDX

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    Christian Wood was very good for the Mavs when he got 30 min. or more
    I haven't seen any "Others" that would send Ant out for basically nothing. I think Ant is a very good , and potentially , elite type shooter. So far, he's been a so-so facilitator . His salary & ability makes it necessary to deal him to get a top talent back. That's what i've seen in here. Hey, as a potential 6th man talent, who can light it up off the bench like a Jamal Crawford or Lou Williams i'm all in. But you aren't going to get Filet Mignon with a cheese sandwich. I read the other day where the Blazers could have had Aaron Gordon for Ant, but Neil wouldn't do it. Gordon's been a big part of what they've accomplished this year. If Joe can add a top notch talent at a needed position for Ant now, i believe he will engage.
     
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    SharpesTriumph Well-Known Member

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    Keep Ant. Draft Scoot at 3. Trade Nurk for DeRozan;

    PDX DeRozan, Charles Bassey, 2024 pick back from Chicago
    SAS Nurk
    CHI Zach Collins, Knox, Keon, #23, 2026 Blazers pick top4 protected, $15 mil cap savings

    Sign Naz Reid with MLE

    Dame - Scoot
    Ant - Sharpe
    DeRozan - Thybulle
    Grant - Watford
    Reid - Bassey - Eubanks

    Super deep team with a second unit that can run, nice mix of youth and vets.
     
  4. Natebishop3

    Natebishop3 Don't tread on me!

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    I’m going to be extremely unhappy if we are going into next season with Simons at shooting guard.
     
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    SharpesTriumph Well-Known Member

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    Not to mention use our 2nd best asset since 1984 to add a 6'2" guard ;)
     
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    Natebishop3 Don't tread on me!

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    If he’s BPA he’s BPA. But I’m super done with a tiny backcourt.
     
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    SharpeScooterShooter SharpeShooter

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    ummmm. Uhhhh. Well its tagged thru 24’, new vests, depth finder, tuned up and ready….

    and sits in my front yard with a for sale sign on it. :(

    Dont kill me….
     
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