2018 NBA Trade Deadline

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  1. hcsilla

    hcsilla Registered User

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    Yes, Vonleh is a big-time disappointment. I also did like him very much in college and he probably will have a hard time next season to get a minimum NBA contract.
     
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    I'm starting to believe Chandler or Dudley might be on the blocks. BC put up that Payton article the other day and I believe McD said he wants to move the timeline up a year and play the free agency market. If that is the case AND he wants to keep Payton around AND stay under the salary cap that probably means he needs to move Chandler/Dudley by the trade deadline for expiring contracts. Now you might say they aren't that movable but if he were to throw in draft picks then it seems more feesible. I'm thinking Chandler has more value so maybe he gets by with using second rounders but one of our first rounders (heat or bucks pick) could be in play. Either that or package Chriss up with someone :rolleyes:

    Just pure speculation on my part but if McD wants to play the free agency market then that seems like a way to go.
     
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    The trade deadline has past already. It was last Thursday. No deals until this summer
     
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    Dudley and Chandler will be more valuable next year, when they're expiring.
     
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    That's great news.
     
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    That's what we said about Monroe this year.
     
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    Oh... ok.
     
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    At least the contracts of Dudley and Chandler are smaller and may better fit in a trade.
     
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    There not worth anything but help in the locker room. And boy do the Suns need help after 40 point losses. Tank time is upon us now.
     
  10. Folster

    Folster The system doesn't work.

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    I was listening to B-Train and Jureki's show on the way to work and they had LaCava on the program. He stated the Suns were involved in talks during the deadline with NO and the Clippers that would have sent Jordan to NO, Cousins to Phx, and some sort of compensation to the Clips. It would have been a risk with Cousins coming off an achilles and being a free agent.

    Interesting and if true, I imagine that McDonough will target Cousins this offseason.

    Having his Bird rights would have been huge and made it much easier to sign him and not have to renounce a bunch of rights.
     
  11. Ouchie-Z-Clown

    Ouchie-Z-Clown I'm better than Mulli!

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    That is interesting. Although a huge risk coming off injury, maybe slightly less of a risk because he doesn’t rely solely on athleticism to be good.

    Man if we had cousins and Payton under contract we could literally go anywhere in the draft position-wise
     
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    Folster The system doesn't work.

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    The irony is that we would have to renounce Payton's rights to clear his cap hold to sign Cousins, among other things. I imagine we'd have to pursue a sign and trade with NO.

    If we wanted to sign him outright, we would have to waive all non-guaranteed contracts (Alan Williams, Ulis, and Reed) renounce rights to all free agents (Len and Payton), and likely waive/stretch either Chandler or Knight.
     
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    The only way I see New Orleans agreeing to a sign & trade for Cousins would be if the Suns drafted a young big like Ayton, Bamba, or Jaren Jackson Jr to include in the deal. Probably Chandler, Dudley, whoever the Suns picked, and another first to make it work with salaries. I'm not a big fan of Cousins but admit he has a ton of talent but his injury scares me. The Suns wouldn't have their pick as a fall back. I'd rather wait to see how their pick develops instead of gambling on Cousins whose return date is up in the air and will demand close to $30 million a year.
     
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    I wouldn't do that because the injury scares me, but I do remember rationalizing once that I wouldn't trade a top 3 pick in 2015 for Cousins because Jahlil Okafor is the same guy but younger and with a better attitude...so what do I know...hahaha
     
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