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    Where Should Conley Be Traded?

    Pacers- I don't see them getting involved just because they have so many free agents to sign. They would get rid of all 3 of Sabonis, Holiday, and 18th. I'm betting they would only be willing to get rid of one, most likely Sabonis, which would be a perfect fit with Jaren. Jazz- Leave off Korver, and that's most likely their package. I personally think it's a bad idea. They need to go full in on Tobias Harris first, then maybe conley. Rubio is decent enough, but Favors and Gobert can't really play together in the modern NBA since neither can truly space the floor. They could also go after Aminu, Nikola Mirotic, Rudy Gay, Paul Millsap if he's released. Honestly, they could theoretically have Rubio, Mirotic, and Favors all on their team. I just think they need a PF more than a PG. Heat- I'd do that. Waiters is fine I guess, but I really want Jones Jr and the 13th pick. Waive Anderson since he's only partially guaranteed. We could try to move Waiters again for a team needing scoring, or just keep him off the bench. Him and Delon can wreak havoc on opposing teams benches.
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    Where Should Conley Be Traded?

    I'd only do that deal for Hayward if we aren't trading Conley. A lineup of Conley/Ja/Hayward/Jaren/JV is pretty good I think. And you'd still have Delon/Avery/Kyle/Dillon/Bruno/Rabb or whoever we bring in at C off the bench. I think that would make us certainly as good as the Jazz, probably even better. And for his contract. Both him and Conley (assuming we keep both), both end before Jaren or Ja would be up for an extension, so as long as we have both, I don't see it as a huge deal. Only having one doesn't make any sense though, because once Parsons's contract runs out, we'll have plenty of cap space.
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    Where Should Conley Be Traded?

    Yeah, they might not, but if they did they'd have like 90 million in cap space pending Jaylen brown's contract in 2020. Horford's deal and Parsons deal both run out next year, only Marcus smart is on a non-rookie deal. I'd do it if I were them. I wouldn't sign anyone this year, except for Rozier at the right price, and then get whoever you want via trade or free agency in 2020. You'd be able to absorb anyone and sign anyone with almost 90 million in cap space. They also have 3 first round picks this year that you could use to completely overhaul that bench. Be mediocre for one year, and then have a dynasty of young players with some vets mixed in. I love Conley, but how much better does he make them? Better than this year? Probably not, I guess the hope is they get Anthony Davis and Conley to go with Tatum, if they aren't forced to include him in that deal. I'd assume Brown, Williams, probably Smart are gone. I don't think a core of Conley/Tatum/Davis is better than Milwaukee or Toronto and assuming Philly brings everyone back, probably not them either.
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    Where Should Conley Be Traded?

    Unless we get two first rounders back in the Conley Hayward deal, I don't see us/hope we won't do that. Now, if Boston is that desperate to get rid of Hayward, we have our own peg legged player we give them in return if they really want to get off that contract. Hayward for Parsons and either Miles or a trade exception. Hayward would still be an upgrade at the SF position. Honestly if it took a 2nd rounder or Brooks or Rabb, then I'd do it. Certainly not worth a first, probably not even worth Brooks.
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    Where Should Conley Be Traded?

    It doesn't make sense, unless they already know there's a zero percent chance of Kyrie coming back.
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    Where Should Conley Be Traded?

    I don't find it surprising that the Suns aren't interested. The age gap is pretty large. Indiana probably isn't going to be able to make the contract situation work, since they still have a bunch of their own free agents to sign. I see Chicago being more interested than the Suns for sure, since Porter and Lavine are entering into their prime, and they still might bring Robin Lopez back who isn't young. Detroit, Utah, Denver, and Boston still might be interested as well.
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    2019 NBA DRAFT

    If we get the Lakers pick, go for Hunter. If we get anywhere else between 5-7 go for Culver. If not, then go for Reddish. In the teens, I like Kevin Porter, Little, Langford, Hachimura in that order. Avoid Bol Bol for the love of all things holy. Keldon Johnson could work, PJ Washington as well. Even Tyler Herro. Not a big fan of Sekou Doumbouya.
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    Memphis “J” Grizzlies and J4

    I think you missed the point, we're going after Jordan Hayward
  9. Donatas Urbonas: Robertas Javtokas on Sarunas Jasikevicius future (LKL TV): “Today it seems like everything is OK and Saras is staying in Zalgiris (for the next season).” So seems like he is out, which means JV is even more likely to leave.
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    Summer Plans

    A few things I want to note: If we go full rebuild, avery shouldn't be back, either via trade or just waiving him. Bring back Dorsey since he's young and could at least be a decent piece off the bench long term. Hopefully JV opts in. If he does we can just have him play with this young core and be fine, but more importantly, we can trade him by the deadline and get some value back. If we do the Chicago trade (Felicio, Dunn, 7th pick), which I hope we do, we should consider doing a sign and trade with Delon. Dunn is pretty much what Delon is, but he's a couple years younger. We could try to get Josh Jackson from the suns, or some other young player from a playoff team. We'd also have plenty of cap space to try to sign Oubre, julius Randle, or whoever we might want in a RFA.
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    Where Should Conley Be Traded?

    I agree there, no we have to overpay most likely to get Oubre from the suns.
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    Where Should Conley Be Traded?

    It certainly doesn't temper my expectations at all since it's more or less what I've been saying. I said his exact Denver trade a month ago. His Miami trade is pretty much what I've been saying. Veteran salary filler (still think they'd put in Dragic over Anderson, because of the redundancy, and they can waive Anderson since he's only guaranteed 15 million), young(ish) role player (Olynyk vs Derrick Jones), and young valuable asset (13th pick vs Winslow). I didn't suggest it, but someone else said the exact Orlando offer. I and other people suggested the Chicago option. I think we all can see why they'd be hesitant to do the 7th pick, but that should be our asking price. I doubt we value those 2nd round picks or a future protected first highly enough. I and many others have discussed the exact same Detroit trade at the deadline this year. Essentially saying, we get his value, but you err on the side of undervaluing him. That's fine, I understand, but we're certainly going to get a better package than we did with Gasol and that one was pretty good.
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    Where Should Conley Be Traded?

    Yeah, I get why. But his perception of value is higher than his actual value, mainly because he's a 3 time all star. Mike would have at least 3 all star appearances if he was in the east as well. That's really my point.
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    Where Should Conley Be Traded?

    I do find it funny that people overvalue Kemba so much, when he's truly not even as good as Mike. Mike is always listed as a plan B to Kemba, and I guess that's probably because you don't have to give anything up to get him and he's a couple years younger, but Mike is still better. Kemba just takes more shots, but he's worse in almost every single statistical category. I hope Mike goes East if we trade him, because he deserves an All-Star over him for sure.
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    Where Should Conley Be Traded?

    Hey look, someone that is reasonable. I appreciate that. To compound on my other post, Toronto traded to players firmly in the rotation for potentially 5 months of Marc Gasol. Mike is certainly better than Marc, and they'd have him for at least two more years. His injury history is a little overblown, not that it isn't a concern, but he just played 70 games, and could have played more at the end if it even mattered. He's had the one significant injury that was finally addressed the previous year after years of it nagging him. He's still a smaller guard, so there's always a concern, but it's not like Dragic/Winslow haven't had their fair share of injuries. Hey to be fair, that's what Philly and Laker beat writers are putting out there as well. Still a little far fetched, but it's not just us.
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    Where Should Conley Be Traded?

    I guess that's the problem, Winslow isn't as good as either Delon or JV. Maybe as good or better than Delon, but certainly not better than JV. He's just younger. I know he had a lot more ball handling duties last year, but it's not like he was amazing at it. He had to do it out of necessity with Dragic and Waiters out most of the season, Tyler Johnson being Tyler Johnson, and Richardson trying to score all the points. I think it would be pretty easy to compare those two trades, the one with Toronto last year, and this hypothetical one. Marc Gasol for JV, Delon, and Miles. So good role player, solid young(ish) piece, and veteran salary filler Mike Conley and Brooks for Justise Winslow (good role player), Derrick Jones (solid young player), and Dragic (veteran salary filler). Not exactly sure how you think that's completely one sided. Does it make them better? Yes, Conley is a step up from either Dragic or Winslow, Brooks would probably also start. Does it make us better? Not at first, but gives us solid pieces to start to build around. Again, they can always keep Winslow and give us the 13th pick instead, since that's about as valuable as him. You'd have to change up the contracts to make it work, but it is possible.
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    How the Grizz can make the Playoffs in 2019

    Here's a great article about the Grizzlies salary cap https://www.spotrac.com/nba/memphis-grizzlies/cap/2019/ We're still 12 million under the luxury tax currently according to that. But that includes cap holds of 7.6 million for Delon and 5.7 million for holiday. Neither one are getting that much I don't believe, particularly holiday. So that combined 13 million is probably 7 million at most, so that puts us at 18 million under the tax. It just means we have no real reason to waive avery unless we are rebuilding, even when you factor in Ja's contract, which is about 9 million.
  18. I guess we will see if the Tibbetts stuff has any smoke soon since they're out.
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    Where Should Conley Be Traded?

    I guess we'll see. You value Winslow a whole lot more than Miami seems to. He just barely played well enough this year for them to even give him a contract. After last year, it seemed like he might be out the door. He's pretty good, but if you somehow don't think Conley is more valuable than Winslow, then you're crazy. Winslow can't get you a superstar. Winslow and Josh Richardson probably couldn't even get you a superstar. Winslow can get you Mike Conley though. If you are so stuck on it, maybe they could do Whiteside, Jones, and 13. In that case we should hope JV will opt out. Either way, we aren't just going to do a deal just to do it. We should certainly get something of value back, or we shouldn't trade Conley.
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    Roster Moves

    I think CJ Miles for Tony Snell plus a draft pick (they could give us #30 since it isn't going to be that good of a pick anyway). They cut a little bit off next seasons pay roll, and save a whole year as well. Assuming we aren't going to rebuild this year, that's something we should really try to do.
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    Where Should Conley Be Traded?

    If they want Conley. Dragic is hurt most of the time, and wasn't that good when healthy. Winslow is good, but he's not some world beater. Jones is super raw, but has potential. Brooks and Winslow are the same age, so they would get a decent young piece as compensation, plus Conley who is significantly better than Dragic/any other PG option they have. They could swap out #13 for Jones if they felt like keeping him, but I'd imagine #13 is more valuable. Brooks is way better than Jones currently as well.
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    Where Should Conley Be Traded?

    I'd take Derrick Jones, Dragic, Winslow, for Conley and Brooks.
  23. The length of time could be because of Nate tibbetts as well since Portland is still playing as well.
  24. Kokoskov I think is still a decent coach. Saranus looks like he'd be good as well. Those are my favorites of the ones we've interviewed. I'd be fine with Jensen, Cassell, or some other current assistant.
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    Im with KBM Reddish will be a star and we need him badly...

    Well JV ain't getting more than 17 million which is his player option. If he opts out and resigns it's going to be for less money per year but more years. Delon is questionable for sure. But he's not getting more than 7 million, which is what guys like Jae Crowder, Kyle Korver, Davis Bertans, Rajon Rondo all approximately make. All good role players essentially. If it's more than that, you just let him walk. JV's 17 million is already factored into that number I said.