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  • Mjdfan258

    im really hoping goran dragic and kevin garnett get traded to free the fantasy gods of isaiah thomas and brook lopez

  • nineman

    @ 8MileAllstars

    They don’t see Thad as part of the future and had concerns he would opt in for 10 million next year. KG sells tickets, new jerseys and is a vocal veteran presence for the young guys. KG for his part has been rumored to want to purchase the franchise as part of a group when he retires. I don’t necessarily agree with the move but that is the reasoning. The T’Wolves are hemorrhaging money.

  • DFSDomo

    @fball94132 said...

    The trade that shocked me was Brandon Knight to the Suns. The Bucks were doing so well with Knight and Kid did so well with Knight.
    Why ruin the chemistry?
    Knight is a pass first pg
    MCW forces plays to happen
    I understand MCW is younger and still has upside
    But Knight has done so well.
    I understand if it was for Knight of last year but this current Knight should have been an all star.

    Hopefully Kid can improve MCW like he did to knight

    but mcw is injury prone

    gave up a reliable pg in knight for a risky pg in mcw

    Knight is definitely not a pass-first PG.

  • electrichaz3

    as a sixers fan I am sick. I understand rebuilding. I understand tanking to get picks and rebuilding. But to give away a young pg like mcw for what they got is a joke in my opinion. between this sorry bunch and the phils I may jump off the ben franklin

    that is all

  • onyxmeth

    Is Philly’s tank job never ending? At what point do they begin to try and build back up? This seems to have reset the tank process for 1-3 more years by ridding young players for assets for new future young players.

  • electrichaz3

    according to our lord and savior Samuel Hinkie we are stock piling assets for the future. im pumped for 2021 It shall be magnificent

  • gibby84

    You mean 2031. Remember, any job worth doing, is worth doing right.

  • Yukerboy

    • Blogger of the Month

    All ze Isaiah Canaan!!

  • electrichaz3

    sad part is I actually like him. He played real well during his starting stretch when Beverly went down. I actually rostered him a good bit. I don’t get trading mcdaniels for him, unless this was them making the decision they are too loaded at sf, but even still picking Covington to build around instead of kj is silly imo.

  • clarnzz

    @Boscelts34 said...

    Going to be a lot of punt plays tomorrow if everyone traded today dont play!!!!

    No kidding, I started trying to make lineups and it was a real head scratcher. Suppose you could make a few with guys who aren’t affected by trades, but be missing out on some mega value plays depending on who plays tomorrow.

  • wcuball29

    Am I the only one that likes what the Sixers did?

    McGee is a 12 mil expiring contract next year making him somewhat valuable.
    MCW was in the perfect situation in Philly and is very overrated. He will be exposed on a better team.
    And as far as KJ.. I’m sure the Sixers weren’t going to be able to afford him after this year. And who knows Hinkie may have some under the table deal with Morey allowing the Sixers to get him back.

    Hinkie knows what he is doing and is setting himself up to follow the Rockets game plan. Sixers have a ton of assets and will be able to trade for a Harden type and have enough cap to sign a D12 type. Who know, maybe Wroten turns into Harden type and Embid is as good as Howard.

    Embid is the Sixers future. MCW was not.

  • tianyihe

    Embiid is a center. I don’t see how having mcw will slow down embiids ability to become the focal point of the sixers. When I saw that it3 was going to philly, I thought this was a decent trade. But now its 2 protected picks for mcw…doesn’t quite look right.

  • wcuball29

    @tianyihe said...

    Embiid is a center. I don’t see how having mcw will slow down embiids ability to become the focal point of the sixers. When I saw that it3 was going to philly, I thought this was a decent trade. But now its 2 protected picks for mcw…doesn’t quite look right.

    The Lakers pick is insane value for arbitrary ROY MCW.

  • tianyihe

    @wcuball29 said...

    The Lakers pick is insane value for arbitrary ROY MCW.

    Isn’t the lakers protected top 5 next season, top 3 protected the following? if the Lakers do tank hard, Philly won’t be getting that coveted top 5 pick. And if the lakers bring in a star via free agency, the pick could easily be mid 1st.

  • dmiller10nc

    Anyone know if the guys that were traded today can play tomorrow? Or can we assume everyone is going to take a day or two to pass physicals?

  • CrazyGabey

    All of you have no idea how big a fan of the Celtics I have all of a sudden become.

  • MrWorldwide

    So far it looks like KG definitely won’t play and Reggie Jackson will most likely not play. I’m assuming most if not all will not play, but that’s just my guess.

  • Mjdfan258

    the kg trade was just out of respect for what he did to the franchise for 12 years i look for gorgeous dong to be back in his old role

  • emoney1214

    @DFSDomo said...

    Knight is definitely not a pass-first PG.

    He is also not well liked by many Bucks fans. He is young and seems like a good guy, but he is not a PG and too small to be a SG. He likes to dribble a lot and basically is a ball stopper.

  • DFSDomo

    @emoney1214 said...

    He is also not well liked by many Bucks fans. He is young and seems like a good guy, but he is not a PG and too small to be a SG. He likes to dribble a lot and basically is a ball stopper.

    I live in Milwaukee and the Greek Freak is the future of the Bucks. MCW compliments him well and he’ll get the whole team involved. The Bucks’ role players will make MCW look much better than he did in Philly.

  • Cladinplaid

    @tianyihe said...

    Isn’t the lakers protected top 5 next season, top 3 protected the following? if the Lakers do tank hard, Philly won’t be getting that coveted top 5 pick. And if the lakers bring in a star via free agency, the pick could easily be mid 1st.

    Yes, those are the protections. The Lakers will probably finish 4th in the standings (5th seems unlikely). If two teams jump the lottery then that pick would become #6 and go to Philly.

    The Lakers still play in the Western Conference, and the Pacific division will not be easier next season. If Dragic is off the market and resigns with Miami, that leaves Rondo as the only unrestricted PG of note that LA could target. The quality of free agent wing players isn’t great. Marc Gasol is one of the few players it would make sense to throw money at, but he’ll get the max from any team he wants to go to. The Lakers could strike out in FA and struggle to win 30 games next year, which would place the pick in the top 10.

    Philly got great return for MCW. We know him as the guy of high DFS scores, but he is a career 39% shooter, 26% from 3pt line, and 68% on free throws, with an assist:turnover ratio of 1.7: he is a bench player at best right now. Moving him opens up the face of the franchise role as well as a ton of PG minutes. If they use their excessive cap space to issue max offer sheets to Brandon Knight and Tobias Harris (assuming Leonard, Butler, and Draymond Green are unobtainable), a lineup filled out with Noel, Embiid, and Muiday or Russell is a potential playoff team until Silver changes the rules to top 16. Philly look like a mess now, but they’re two quality FA and a couple more young guys away from being a borderline contender, believe it or not.

  • tigervol

    • 2015 FanDuel CFB Playboy Mansion Finalist

    I’m really interested to see this next generation of stars and see if these “minor market” teams can retain them and successfully build around them..

    Milwaukee looks interesting with ABC, MCW, Jabari…

    You’ve got New Orleans looking pretty strong with the Brow and a decent crew around him..

    Philly could get something going if these draft picks ever pan out and they don’t have a roster with 12 Centers.. Noel & Embiid could be a force if they reach their potential..

    Wiggins could really be a game changer, and Lavine has crazy athleticism that you can’t teach, so if his game matures.. even the T’wolves could be something special.

    As this current batch of superstars continues to age, I’m very interested to see who the “powers” are in the NBA in the next 5-8 years.

  • buzzkilloton

    Pistons should of kept Augustin. Reggie Jackson is a downgrade whos looking for a huge contract after this season.

    I like the 76ers move. There trying to land a franchise player. You need one to win the nba. MCW isnt very good.

    Bucks trading for a OLDER pg in MCW makes no sense to me. Kind of weird to think hes older then Knight. I think Kidd thinks he can turn MCW into himself. Knight was playing great this season.

    Heat are winners if they can stay healthy there gonna be a force. Thunder are winners. They improved alot. Celts are slight winners as well.

  • duder500

    RG Mod

    Phoenix biggest winners IMO. They went from Dragic to Knight and picked up 2 first rounders.

  • Stewburtx8

    • 2012 FanDuel WFBC Finalist

    @Cladinplaid said...

    Yes, those are the protections. The Lakers will probably finish 4th in the standings (5th seems unlikely). If two teams jump the lottery then that pick would become #6 and go to Philly.

    The Lakers still play in the Western Conference, and the Pacific division will not be easier next season. If Dragic is off the market and resigns with Miami, that leaves Rondo as the only unrestricted PG of note that LA could target. The quality of free agent wing players isn’t great. Marc Gasol is one of the few players it would make sense to throw money at, but he’ll get the max from any team he wants to go to. The Lakers could strike out in FA and struggle to win 30 games next year, which would place the pick in the top 10.

    Philly got great return for MCW. We know him as the guy of high DFS scores, but he is a career 39% shooter, 26% from 3pt line, and 68% on free throws, with an assist:turnover ratio of 1.7: he is a bench player at best right now. Moving him opens up the face of the franchise role as well as a ton of PG minutes. If they use their excessive cap space to issue max offer sheets to Brandon Knight and Tobias Harris (assuming Leonard, Butler, and Draymond Green are unobtainable), a lineup filled out with Noel, Embiid, and Muiday or Russell is a potential playoff team until Silver changes the rules to top 16. Philly look like a mess now, but they’re two quality FA and a couple more young guys away from being a borderline contender, believe it or not.

    THIS, for the most part. As a Sixers fan, it is frustrating to watch.

    BUT the Sixers got really good value for MCW. MCW is NOT going to ever be a great NBA player. He simply can’t shoot the ball. To get back a potential top 5 pick, and likely top 10 pick, is great value.

    That being said, I would hate for them to offer max contracts to guys like Brandon Knight or Tobias Harris. That would be building a team up to do exactly what they are trying to avoid, being a mediocre contender who finishes 5th-8th in the East every season, and loses in the first round of the playoffs.

    They NEED a star. Jahlil Okafor is that guy next season. But until they find that guy (and it will have to come via the draft), they are going to continue to tank. That’s the main downside of tanking, a superstar doesn’t come around every draft, or even every few drafts.

  • wcuball29

    It’s always fun rooting for the protected picks when there is nothing else to root for.

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