Moving up scenarios

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  1. JCSunsfan

    JCSunsfan Registered User

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    Post yours here.

    Here is mine. Word about LeBron to Philly is building. Grif just said that Philly has the leg up due to Simmons being a Klutch client. If that is the case, Philly has to dump some salary.

    Bayless and #10 for Sauce and #31.

    Philly gets to add an older role player in the draft and can clear nearly $10 million in cap space in order to sign LeBron.

    Suns now have #10 and #16 to move up.

    I think the chances of Sauce being traded at the draft are high if we are looking at a team wanting to cut salary. He is $6,000,000 of tradeable salary that can be cuts almost immediately post trade.
     
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    Bayless/ 10 for Williams/31

    Pretty much Alan Williams who didn't play at all last year for the 10th pick in the draft, yeah sounds about right
     
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    Its a salary dump. Alan Williams is nothing but a means to dump salary immediately. For Philly it would be #10 for money to sign LeBron. In this deal, Philly sheds $10 million.

    Philly might get a better salary dump offer, but this is not about the player they get back. Its really hard for Philly though, they do not have much salary they can trade away.

    So, the real question is whether Philly would give up the #10 to move Bayless' salary. If they want to sign LeBron, they have to move salary. They could wait until after the draft and trade the rights to whoever they pick at that spot.

    Oh and the #31 pick has value. It is more valuable than a late first rounder because of salary rules.
     
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    I think the problem is #10 has more value. IMO, some other team would make a better offer for the pick.
     
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    that's not a good enough offer for a top 10 pick in a loaded draft, IMO, whether they want to shed salary or not.
     
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    I'd imagine it would take #16, #31, and the Bucks pick to move into top 10. Add Jackson to move into top five.
     
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    You have to wait and see who falls in the draft. Just like the Cardinals did. Suns have the money, assets and maybe the desire to move up and draft a PG. We have to wait and see.
     
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    I think this is exactly what happens.
     
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    I would agree but 10 is right outside the loaded area.
     
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    That’s too much for just 10.
     
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    I expect the first 7 picks to be (in no order): Ayton, Doncic, Porter, JJJ, Bamba, Trae and Bagley... The only guy I’m trading up for after that is Mikal Bridges.

    Looking at the .net mock they have guys like Knox, Williams, Miles Bridges and Zhaire Smith going before 16. Not sure i’d take them at 16 anyway.

    If Lebron goes to Philly then Mikal would be a great fit on that team. If he’s gone by #10 I would think they explore trading down. I think a team would take Bayless’ expiring for #38 and #39.
     
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    They would want to shed salary, the only thing they could take back would be other picks. Maybe Boston would be willing to give more picks.
     
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    I would agree if its 16, 31, and taking on Bayless' salary.
     
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    Anyone else have a move up scenario? What pick would you target?
     
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    I think a move up scenario would likely involve Chriss or Bender and #16 as starting points. The Suns can sweeten the deal if the right player falls.
     

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