Memphis Trades: Jeff Green, Jordan Adams, Jarnell Stokes, 2016 1st
Memphis Receives: Kevin Martin, Myers Leonard, Shabazz Muhammad, 2017 2nd (Portland)
Portland Trades: Gerald Henderson, Myers Leonard, 2017 2nd
Portland Receives: Jeff Green, Jordan Adams, Jarnell Stokes
Minnesota Trades: Kevin Martin, Shabazz Muhammad
Minnesota Receives: Gerald Henderson, 2016 1st (Memphis)
- The Grizzlies suddenly have an upgraded wing rotation loaded with shooting and scoring. Martin & Mudammad can get their own and make defenses pay for sagging in on Marc & Zach. I'm not sure what we would do with Leonard, but we could use some size off the bench and he gives us another floor stretcher. I think he and Wright would make a good complementary duo. We'd miss Jeff Green as a secondary ball handler, though as neither Martin or Muhammad are good in that department. We lose a young player in Adams and a 1st, but to get a lottery pick like Muhammad it's worth it.
- The Wolves seem like they've been wanting to part ways with Martin for a while now. They're basically trading Martin for Henderson and Muhammad for a 1st. So its a salary dump which saves them 3.2mil this year and 9mil next year when Henderson expires. They can use the room to go after a big FA next offseason to go with their young core. I don't think they'll mind parting with Muhammad b/c they've got Wiggins and we're giving them a 1st. They might be able to squeeze Pat Connaughton out of the Blazers, or they could take Allen Crabbe if they want.
- The Blazers get an upgrade of Henderson for Green, and a couple good young players for an expiring Leonard.
* Gerald Henderson can't be traded until August 23rd. However, there's no reason the trade couldn't wait until then.
Conley, Udrith, Smith
Lee, Martin, Carter
Allen, Muhammad, Barnes
Gasol, Wright, Leonard