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2020 NBA Offseason

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ive said this multiple times, kcp is not a part of any Paul trade because he’s opting out. I laid out the 5 players they’d get to keep and still get Paul.
KCP would have to be included and the trade still luckily gets rejected.

Bad for LA bc they have no depth. The Lakers will have plenty of other options for role players and high MLE options around $9M
 

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KCP would have to be included and the trade still luckily gets rejected.

Bad for LA bc they have no depth. The Lakers will have plenty of other options for role players and high MLE options around $9M

Paul doesn’t have any trade value because of his contract.

The problem is the matching salaries, or lack thereof.
 

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Paul doesn’t have any trade value because of his contract.

The problem is the matching salaries, or lack thereof.

curous to see what MIL offers to upgrade from Bledsoe.
 

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KCP would have to be included and the trade still luckily gets rejected.

Bad for LA bc they have no depth. The Lakers will have plenty of other options for role players and high MLE options around $9M

not true. They only need to get to about 31m to get to 75% of Paul’s salary.

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McGee
Bradley
Cook
Kuzma

gets you there.

theoretically you’d put rondo and Horton tucker in there and keep McGee, but just showing the lakers and thunder have options.
 

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not true. They only need to get to about 31m to get to 75% of Paul’s salary.

green
McGee
Bradley
Cook
Kuzma

gets you there.

theoretically you’d put rondo and Horton tucker in there and keep McGee, but just showing the lakers and thunder have options.

I see Horton-Tucker getting an increased role next season. I think the Lakers could find another McGee type in free agency (underachieving journeyman big willing to play for the minimum). My need to keep Kuzma is waning after his spotty play in the bubble. Could be a tough guy to re-sign if he and the team are on different pages concerning his worth.
 

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Paul doesn’t have any trade value because of his contract.

The problem is the matching salaries, or lack thereof.
The reason to make this trade is if Rondo wanted to go somewhere else, still even then this trade wouldn’t be ideal for the Lakers.
 

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I see Horton-Tucker getting an increased role next season. I think the Lakers could find another McGee type in free agency (underachieving journeyman big willing to play for the minimum). My need to keep Kuzma is waning after his spotty play in the bubble. Could be a tough guy to re-sign if he and the team are on different pages concerning his worth.

Yeah, I think Kuz can still develop into what the Lakers need him to be. He averaged 18.7 points last year as the de-facto #2 option. I think the turmoil in the organization over his first 2 years and the adjustment to playing alongside 2 superstars has hurt his development some. Heck, experienced all star caliber players like Bosh and Love have struggled with that.

The problem for the Lakers is if they pay him and he doesn't develop any further...the Lakers would be screwed. On the other hand, it would suck to lose him and then see him make those improvements in another uniform.
 

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Sounds like the Lakers have interest in Drose which isn’t surprising since they were looking to get him at the deadline last year. I bet Rondo and DRose could play on the floor together but that is interesting to think about
 

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I'm really interested to see what's going to happen with the Cap next season. It massively affects what the Warriors will plan to do in the next 2-3 years.

Previously the Warriors were committed to using the 17M trade exception they have to acquire another player, but Bob Myers recently back tracked and said they'd only use it if it was a game changing opportunity. I don't really see too many of those around, but the league financials will impact every franchise so we may see some guys up for sale who weren't before.
 

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I'm really interested to see what's going to happen with the Cap next season. It massively affects what the Warriors will plan to do in the next 2-3 years.

Previously the Warriors were committed to using the 17M trade exception they have to acquire another player, but Bob Myers recently back tracked and said they'd only use it if it was a game changing opportunity. I don't really see too many of those around, but the league financials will impact every franchise so we may see some guys up for sale who weren't before.
There are very few game changing opportunities available for under $17m in the NBA right now. Unless they're going to get someone still on their rookie contract.

I think Will Barton would be a really nice fit if the Nuggets end up needing to trade him to get below the tax line.
 

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This is one man's opinion on how Pelinka is going to handle the continuing development of the Lakers post championship in the off-season. This speculation is besides a Chris Paul trade,

Before committing to the pursuit of Chris Paul, here are some cheaper possible third-scorer targets. Fortunately, there is no shortage:

  • Buddy Hield is reportedly refusing to answer phone calls from his coach, and the Kings want to re-sign another expensive player at his position (Bogdan Bogdanovic). Hield spent half of a season with Davis in New Orleans, and his shooting would be welcome in Los Angeles.
  • Victor Oladipo is only a year away from free agency, and the small-market Pacers have already been involved in pre-emptive trade rumors. He is the only player on this list that shoots, defends and handles the ball at a high level, but his health is a major question mark. He has played only 45 games over the past two seasons. His health risks are why his value might be low enough for the Lakers to feasibly trade for him, but they are also why they probably shouldn't.
  • DeMar DeRozan grew up in Compton idolizing Kobe Bryant (and even wears his shoes in games). The Spurs are moving towards a rebuild and have a plethora of young guards that need minutes, and reports have quietly suggested that he wants out of San Antonio.
  • Zach LaVine is perpetually somewhat available. The Bulls aren't exactly desperate to move him, but he's two years away from free agency on a lottery team. They'd listen for the right offer, which the Lakers may or may not be able to provide.
  • Derrick Rose was a trade deadline target. The Pistons seem more amenable to a rebuild now, especially after dumping Andre Drummond at the deadline.
  • Evan Fournier has a $17 million player option on a Magic team that could decide to tank with Jonathan Isaac recovering from a torn ACL. He's worth sniffing around for the Lakers.
  • Terry Rozier just got paid by the Hornets, but that was before Devonte' Graham broke out and they landed the No. 3 pick in a guard-heavy draft.
  • D'Angelo Russell is almost certainly unavailable, but a phone call wouldn't hurt in case Minnesota wants to pick LaMelo Ball and hand him the keys.
  • Spencer Dinwiddie could be a chip Brooklyn uses to land a third star of its own. The Lakers don't have such a player to offer, but could sneak into the proceedings as a third-team acquiring Dinwiddie, or if the Nets fail in their quest for another big name, the Lakers could pitch them on the idea of 3-and-D role players that make more sense alongside Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving.
Not too shabby to move some of the Lakers dead weight and re-tool with some very good role players.
 
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