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  1. mcpickl

    72 Suburbs in Search of a City: Anthony Davis to Los Angeles Lakers

    He hurts the current Lakers too though, if he hurt their negotiating position for AD so much that they were forced to give up too much. Assuming they even get a third star to join the team, they'll have Lebron, AD, star #3, Kuzma, one guy signed for the room exception, and 7 guys making the...
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    Byerie Irving? Do you want Kyrie back?

    If there was a sign and trade involving Irving going to Brooklyn, it would be Brooklyn getting something from Boston for doing it. Brooklyn would have to send something back because of league rules, probably a top 55 protected 2nd rounder, but Boston would be sending them an asset to make it...
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    Byerie Irving? Do you want Kyrie back?

    A hard cap goes on the team receiving a player in an sign and trade, not the team sending the player out. Brooklyn would be hard capped at the apron.
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    72 Suburbs in Search of a City: Anthony Davis to Los Angeles Lakers

    To add to this, AD will need a lot of help to make those future picks not hurt LA. The unprotected picks will come in Lebrons final season of his deal at age 37, then two more in the following three years when Lebron is either 38+ or not on the roster. The 7 years AD was in New Orleans, their...
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    72 Suburbs in Search of a City: Anthony Davis to Los Angeles Lakers

    https://twitter.com/TimBontemps/status/1140085647543193601 "The Pelicans will get the following picks from the Lakers, league sources tell ESPN: No. 4 pick in 2019 Top-8 protected in 2021, becomes unprotected in ‘22 Unprotected swap in ‘23 Unprotected first in ‘24 Unprotected swap in ‘25...
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    Offseason Thread - Betty when you call me, you can call me Al

    I would bet the house against this. Horford is really good at basketball and is the key to the Celtics defense. I think they'd scratch to make the playoffs, and if they made it they'd get walloped by the higher seed they'd play in the first round.
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    72 Suburbs in Search of a City: Anthony Davis to Los Angeles Lakers

    The Magic seal of approval officially makes this a bad trade for the Lakers. Thanks Earv!
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    Byerie Irving? Do you want Kyrie back?

    It wouldn't be a Kyrie trade exception being used, it would just be a Kyrie trade done all at once.
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    Byerie Irving? Do you want Kyrie back?

    I'd be shocked if the Celtics have any interest in Conley if Horford left. You'd have no cap space and a starting lineup of Conley Jaylen Hayward Tatum Baynes? No point in taking on an expensive veteran if Horford left. I believe Horford will opt out and re-sign here at a lower salary and more...
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    Al Horford: does he stay or does he go?

    Those aren't expiring contracts, they're expired contracts. Not eligible to be traded.
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    Byerie Irving? Do you want Kyrie back?

    Assuming Horford stays, I think the most likely scenario here would be a three way trade with Kyrie and a pick of some kind from Boston going to Brooklyn, Mike Conley coming here, and Memphis getting a pick(s) and/or young player from Boston. (Plus the assorted fake second rounders/euro stashes...
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    Byerie Irving? Do you want Kyrie back?

    No. Say you gut your roster enough that you only have AD, Hayward, Smart, Jaylen, Baynes, Ojeleye and Robert Williams. That would put you around 96M(assuming AD doesn't waive his trade kicker) even if you traded away all the first round draft picks, stuffed Yabusele into the AD trade with...
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    Anthony Davis: No Loyalty

    I would have these assets in three tiers in this order Group 1 Tatum Group 2 Brown Memphis Group 3 #14 I'd consider making it 4 tiers and putting Brown a tier above the Memphis pick. Already clear Jaylen is at a minimum a valuable role player. I'd say a really good scenario for the Memphis...
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    Byerie Irving? Do you want Kyrie back?

    I agree with this, but you have Bird rights and RFA rights on Rozier and might not even have the cap space for Beverley, even before getting to would Boston be his first choice.
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    Anthony Davis: No Loyalty

    He absolutely has to if he wants AD.
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    2019-2020 Bruins

    Yes, it's crazy.
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    Kevin Durant Offseason Thread

    I agree with this. Any team that has the space to offer KD a max should offer it to him. It's really tough to win a championship without a top 10 player on your team. The only time in the last 40 years a team won without a clear top 10 player was for sure the 04 Pistons, and you could make an...
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    Anthony Davis: No Loyalty

    Why would he need to be an upgrade over Jrue? Jrue has played mostly the 2 beside Rondo then Payton the last two years. Rozier replaces Payton, not Jrue.
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    Anthony Davis: No Loyalty

    Why wouldn't a blah blah Rozier sign and trade be realistic? Rozier is looking for a starting spot where there aren't may spots available, he'd start for New Orleans, and he'd probably be overpaid to make the deal happen. For New Orleans, he's basically be a free add on in a package. So...
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    Byerie Irving? Do you want Kyrie back?

    Kyrie isn't eligible for the super max. If cap comes in where it's expected, his max would start at a bit under 33M. Wouldn't get as high as 40M until year four of a deal if paid at the max with max raises.