Memphis Trades: Jeff Green, Vince Carter, Jarnell Stokes
Memphis Receives: Isiah Thomas, Evan Turner
Boston Trades: Isiah Thomas, Evan Turner
Boston Receives: Jordan Hill, Jarnell Stokes
LAL Trade: Jordan Hill
LAL Receive: Jeff Green, Vince Carter
- Boston might want to move Thomas. After picking Rozier in the draft, they now have small combo guards in Smart, Bradley (big contract) and Rozier. Hill is a good player who relieves their cap as he an expiring w/ a Team Option contract for 15/16. They get Stokes for the future. Admittedly they might be able to get more for Thomas, but the may favor the blank slate cap room Hill's TO offers them.
- LAL have to take on Carter's bad contract, but get a very good SF in Green who could help them attract FAs, and compete in 15/16. Hill was likely not in their long-term plans.
- The Grizz get some serious firepower off the bench in Thomas who can score and has the deep range we've been missing at backup PG. Turner gives us Defense, and playmaking at either wing spot. Both players take pressure off Conley. We lose Carter's bad contract and save some cap room for 15/16 in the process. Being able to part ways w/ Beno saves us even more room.
Conley, Thomas, (Smith/Harrison)
Allen, Turner, Barnes
Randolph, Green, Martin