2021 NBA Free Agency and Trades

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I'm just wondering...is there a way cap wise to make an Ayton for KAT trade work? I think we could potentially sell high on Ayton and buy low on Kat. If we are all in to win a title, I think Kat does more to get us there than Ayton.

Ewwwww.

Have you watched KAT? He is a putrid defender, there is a reason the T'Wolves stink and players who want to compete have forced their way out.
 

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This must be the super trade Eric Pincus was talking about. I don't know what the Suns would get out of it if they got involved.
 

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We are over the cap with no trade exceptions. We unfortunately could not of made the Paschall trade.

We're also in Golden State's division so a direct playoff rival. I can see them choosing to ship him out of the division vs in when all returns are equal, or close to equal.
 

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I’ve always wondered why hart never became a better player. He doesn’t seem to have any big deficiencies in his game, has some elements at which he excels, and seems to always pay hard.

I really liked Josh Hart even when he started out with the Lakers. He averaged 2.3 assists to 1 turnover last season so he might be able to be a third point guard. The Suns should give him a look.
 

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I really liked Josh Hart even when he started out with the Lakers. He averaged 2.3 assists to 1 turnover last season so he might be able to be a third point guard. The Suns should give him a look.

Pretty sure he's a restricted free agent. If he's not, I'd give him a look. I don't see him as a PG so much as a better wing than Nader. He has a more complete game than him.
 

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Pretty sure he's a restricted free agent. If he's not, I'd give him a look. I don't see him as a PG so much as a better wing than Nader. He has a more complete game than him.

When filling out the roster I think it's sort of like the draft. It's BPA if a team has room.

You're right, he is a RFA so the Pelicans probably want compensation.
 

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When filling out the roster I think it's sort of like the draft. It's BPA if a team has the room.

You're right, he is a RFA.

I got nothing against signing him but I doubt he'd have much interest since we don't have minutes we can promise him. He'd probably make the rotation but I imagine he's interested in a payday or a chance to get a big payday with a decent sized role.
 

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I got nothing against signing him but I doubt he'd have much interest since we don't have minutes we can promise him. He'd probably make the rotation but I imagine he's interested in a payday or a chance to get a big payday with a decent sized role.

When I first mentioned Hart I didn't realize he was a RFA. That changes things unless he wanted to come here on the cheap. I doubt that is going to happen and then there is the matter of compensation.
 

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I mentioned Isaiah Hartenstein (C) earlier as an option but I have only seen him play once that I can remember but he caught my attention.
 

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I mentioned Isaiah Hartenstein (C) earlier as an option but I have only seen him play once that I can remember but he caught my attention.

G Leaguer who produced okay in garbage time for the Cavs last year and otherwise has done nothing noteworthy in the NBA for 4 years (though unlike Stix, he at least did something in the G League). Suns passed on him to select Davon Reed in the second round of the 2017 draft. One of the few options out there who would be worse than Frank Kaminsky.
 
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The more I think about it, the more I dislike Eric Paschall being traded to the Jazz. He reminds me a bit of a young Paul Millsap.
 

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Saben Lee returning to Pistons.

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Hmm. Alderidge? Doesn't he have a history with Monty? Baynes would be nice too. Why not both?
 

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Hmm. Alderidge? Doesn't he have a history with Monty? Baynes would be nice too. Why not both?

I'd prefer Kaminsky over Baynes. He is much younger and if Baynes is not hitting the three he is not that effective. I think stats and age support Kaminsky as the better choice.

I'm not a huge fan of bringing in Aldridge just because he decides he wants to play again. He had his opportunity to play for the Suns.
 
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