A deal being discussed between Minnesota, Philadelphia, and Portland
ESPN 1500 in Minnesota is reporting that the Blazers, Wolves, and Sixers are discussing a sign-and-trade that would send Derrick Williams to Philadelphia, Andre Iguodala to Portland, and Nic Batum to Minnesota.
Wolves need to give Derrick Williams a chance. And I'd rather have Iggy than Batum...dangit Kahn.
If they can pull this off, I really like the direction Philly is headed.
EDIT: Never mind, my bad. Gotta read the directions, kids
WOW! Very interesting proposal but 3-team trades are complicated. I guess it will depend on the Blazers and if they really want Iggy (which I would have to believe they would since he's a hell of a defender)
Would this mean that Derrick Williams becomes the PF of the future for the Sixers? He may be undersized but that would be a good position for him on this team.
If they're giving up D-Will, the Wolves would be insane to ask for anything less than Iggy.
I usually think Igoudala is overrated but in this case, it seems he's being slightly underrated. I guess the potential of Batum and Williams is worth the guaranteed production of Igoudala.
It would certainly help clear up the crazy jam the Sixers have on the wing. It also provides a dynamic player in Williams would could be the go to scorer they need.
It works for All 3 teams...Win-Win-Win....
The Sixers get a young Sf/Pf on his rookie deal., save money in the trade and create more minutes for Evan Turner/Thad Young and Mo Harkless at Sf...They just signed Nick Young to play Sg(1 year, 6 million) and resigned their Pf and C Allen and Hawes to 2 year deals...The 76ers would have 18.2 million from Elton Brand's now Amnestied contract and what ever else we just shaved off the cap by giving the Blazers our All NBA defense Sf Andre Iguadola to add to our young core of
IMO we'd only need a backup Pg for Jrue, It would be nice to sign Jerryd Bayless for the MLE , he could replace Lou Williams as a scoring Guard off the bench...Save the Cap space to extend Holiday/Turner when the time comes and see if a Prime Time Free Agent will sign next Year...(Howard or Bynum???)
The Blazers stay relevent with a great replacement for Batum, some could argue Iggy's the better player although Nic has more range on his jump shot....The Blazers off-season started by adding 2 solid prospects at Pg and C(Damian Lilliard and Meyers Leonard) and offering a Max Contract to RFA Roy Hibbert, they'll get All Star Pf Lamarcus Aldridge back and with a lineup of Lilliard-Mattews-Iguadola-Aldridge and Hibbert they'd be back in the playoffs and contending for the Western Conference title...
The Wolves get the Sg/Sf they have coveted for years, a trio of Rubio-Batum and Love sounds great, the Wolves will surround them with newly signed veteran Brandon Roy(another former Blazer), they also have an emerging brusier at Center in Nikoli Pekovic and got a nice shooter in Chase Budinger for the 18th pick in the Draft, Wes Johnson will be in a better role playing off the bench and they have solid guards Luke Ridnuor and JJ Barrea to play off the bench as well...The Wolves want to play fast and they'll have the lineup to do it, Batum's defense and 3 point shooting are perfect fits for Minnesota...
I like this move for all of the teams. It makes sense.
I really like it for the 76ers.
You wrote exactly what I was thinking... I just didn't feel like typing all of it lol.
Win, win, win sums this up though to me.
I do love it for the Sixers longterm, they add another young player at Sf/Pf...
but losing Lou Williams, Iguadola and Elton Brand in one Off Season is a little scary too , I hope it pays off, we do save alot of cap space for this year and next(when we'd have to extend Holiday IMO)
The Wolves get the guy they wanted for the last 3 years if you by all stories out of Portland/Minnesota, they just got B.Roy and Budinger too, they look like they'll sign Pf/C Jordan Hill to backup Love and Pekovic, they have gotten better by all accounts and Kaun should be given some credit...
The Blazers would get the best player/biggest contract in the deal, but it's beats losing Batum outright and Iggy is as good as they get at Sf on defense, where the Blazers look to defend the likes of Kevin Durant and Rudy Gay 8 times a year, not to mention Kobe, Lebron, Wade, Melo, Granger etc.,..Iggy's the guy you want defending the best offensive weapon every night, that makes him very valuable IMO...
The Sixers get MORE cap space and a young player at Sf/Pf(a former # 2 overall pick BTW)
The Blazers get an All World Defender and play maker at Sf
The Wolves get the Sg/Sf they have coveted for years and can play a small lineup with Rubio-Batum-Budinger-Johnson and Love that would be the best 3 point shooting team in the League, add vets Roy and Ridnuor with Championship players Barea and Darko(lol) and they've got something brewing...
Would this mean the Sixers would have a lineup of
PG- Jrue Holiday
SG- Evan Turner
SF- Thaddeus Young
PF- Derrick Williams
C- Spencer Hawes
Thats a lot of versatility
My 6ers need 2 get it done asap.
Looks like the 76'ers will be Battling for the 9th Seed,if this goes thru....People understimate Iggy's leading by example style of play,all around game and defense...Iggy's no superstar but on another team where he can be the 3rd option..That team will be tough to deal with...With this deal,it looks like Philly starting forwards will be who's playing well at the time..Thad has been inconsistent ,Derrick hasnt proven he can be effective playing 40 minutes a agame...Plus when Iggy leaves who's the leader on this team? Philly can much more for Iggy than Derrick Williams
Batum is a very good player and young, but Iggy gives them a nice vet pressence plus rumor as it(ESPN rumors) that Victor Claver is coming this year. Claver is a 23yr SF so I guess it takes the Batum or Claver question and speculation away.
If Pacers pass on Hibbert that would give the Blazers a potential big 3 of Aldridge, Hibbert, and Iggy. Very solid team
Iggy is a much better player than Batum IMO. Not to mention his ability to run an offense would allow Lillard to do what he does best which is score. Not to mention he's a better defender/rebounder than Batum.
Wow, a deal that helps all three teams involved? Been a long time since I've seen one like this, Derrick Williams will flourish in Philly alongside Turner and Thadeus Young. I like it for Minny because they get a guy that can play the three, not a tweener or a stretch 4, and he can stretch the floor, and he is getting better, although the money is pretty excessive, I still like the deal. And for Portland, I like that they get a veteran wing that still plays suffocating D, and they don't let Nic Batum walk away for nothing, good deal.
The wolves need to give Derrick Williams a chance. Batum is good and will continue being good but I think Derrick Williams can fit in and has the potential to be much better. Without Beasely taking a ton of minutes no reason not to give him round 2... This trade works out really well for Portland and Philadelphia but as a Wolves fan I would not be excited..
I know the Wolves like Batum, but I feel like of they are dealing Williams, the former #2 pick just one year removed, they can add more pieces in the deal. I'm thinking a sign n trade to bring Lou Williams over, to see what he can do as a starter or fill the 6th man role again, not sure how much stock you can put in Roy (what's his contract numbers anyway?) Or if Blazers get Hibbert, see if they'll throw in rookie Myers Leonard. He'll be a potential athletic defender to pair with Love in the future if that Petro dude regresses.
Pretty much, the Blazers are giving up Batum and #10 for Iggy which is worth it and Philly does the same deal, just including Lou Will since it looks like they are ready to let him split anyways. So Derrick Williams and picks/cash for Batum, Lou Williams, and Myers Leonard.
I think you mean Peko, as is Pekovic.
Wolves are looking really good right now, especially if they make this deal. Franchise PG who makes everyone better, veteran SG who can still go off every so often, a 3 who can knock down jump shots and defend the elite wings in the NBA, borderline superstar at the 4 and a promising scorer down low at the 5.