King Acquire Thad Young In Trade scenario:
The Kings no doubt have a glaring whole at Small Forward and too much front court depth. The keepers in their fontcourt to me are Demarcus Cousins, obviously, and Jason Thompson who is still coming into his own and very solid. They are the two I would not trade under any circumstances unless it was too good to pass up. Sammy D might not be a part of their future but he gives you everything now that you're hoping Whiteside can eventually develop into.
With that said the Sixers also have a glaring need for low post toughness, a shot blocker, and and outside shooter while also being loaded on the wings.
In my trade scenario The Kings get Thad Young and Jason Kapono and his 7 mil coming off the cap.
And the 76ers get Carl Landry, Hassan Whiteside, and Francisco Garcia.
The reason I feel this trade is beneficial to both parties is because the Sixers take the contracts of Garcia, and Landry, off of the Kings hands two players who I don't see fitting into the future of Sacremento, and Whiteside. Who despite his potential was only a 2nd round pick.
The Sixers get the developing shot blocker they need, and inside post scorer and an outside shooter while clearing the way for Tuner and Iggy to start on the wings wit each other.
The Kings get Thad Young who would thrive in Sacramento and still has a huge upside. Thad has a unique inside outside game but is best serves as your prototypical small forward and he can d up. It also gives the Kings financial flexibility next summer when Kapono's contract of 7 mill comes off the books giving the Kings over 20 mil to spend. And if Reke, Cousins, Young all mesh together the way they should they have a dynamic nucleus and their is no reason players wouldn't wanna go to Sac Town.
What do you guys think?
The King starting 5 would look like
Evans/ J.R. Giddens
That's a fantastic core to build around with over 20 mill in cap space next season
Evans 23 5 n 6assists
Young 18 7 rebounds 2 steals
Cousins 15 points 9 rebounds 1.5 blocks
Dalembert 9, 10 rebounds 2 blocks
Thompson 14, 8 rebounds
Not a bad idea. Although I don't know if the Kings would be willing to part with Carl Landry. Even though they have many big men, they seem to really like Landry. They probably value him just as much as they do Thompson and Tyreke.
Yeah Landry is a good fit for that team but not after Cousins just landed on their lap. And if I had to trade one or the other I trade Landry. Thompson is bigger, younger, and a better rebounder. And you have to give up some quality to get quality and I really think Young would excell in their offense and fit right in. Young is as dynamic a forward as their is. He is super atheltic and can score on you inside or outside. Young can score on anybody if given the chance. His low post repetoire is fascinating to watch. And he got this array of different hook shots that are incredibly accurate.
Plus Landy is like 28 and the Kings are building for the future. And this trade like I said gives them over 20 mill in cap space next off season enough to methodically play pieces around their core of YUNG REKE DMC.
How's that for a marketing campaign?
Garcia and Whiteside aren't really worth Thad right now...and for as much as I want a young Center that can block shots and defend the paint, I don't Whiteside is ready right Now...I'd love to make a deal for a more polish young Center with the potential Hassan has but there aren't a whole of them out there and Teams really like their big men...
So in theory this deal isn't bad it's actually Okay for both teams...But to me Landry and Garcia are in the Kings plans and if you were making a deal it might be Thad for Whiteside and another pick...maybe a second rounder...I'd love to add a defensive Center that can grow with this team but we may have to wait until the draft to get him...
How about trying to trade Iggy or Thad for one of the Blazers center's and Rudy, Babbit or Batum...
I would offer Iguadola for Oden and Batum...Oden when healthy is the kind of Center we would love in Philly...Batum is a Iggy type of player but he hasn't put it all together yet...Since the Sixers lose some perimeter D by trading Iggy they can get a guy like Batum to replace that...Oden and Batum for Iguadola seems very fair and if they'd include Rudy for a conditional pick I'd jump all over it...
I looked around the league for the exact same thing Scare Crow and kept coming back to Whiteside because he fits the bill perfectly. I was thinking Oden but I really don't think the Blazers are ready to give up on him yet they really think he is the missing link to becoming the best team in the West still....I would trade Iggy for Oden in a heartbeat tho.
And I was looking at the draft and there arent really any premiere shot blockers that fit the bill next year, Fab Melo isn't even an elite shot blocker.
2012 got the shot blockers with Khem Birch, Andre Drummond, and Rakeem Christmas who i would love for the Sixers to draft and bring home. I went to the same H.S. as Christmas, North Catholic, before it closed down, I remember watching him play Father Judge one game as a sophomore and just thinking this guy is a freak. But when I talked to him he had no idea how much potential he had at that time and was just talking about hoping to get a scholarship to a Big East school and getting the chance to play. He had no idea he'd be a lottery pick in 2 years.
But Whitside I think is more ready then people think. He just put on like 30 pounds and looks fantastic. I think he could play 18 minutes right away for us and still get 2 blocks a game.
Garcia and Landry are both old I think the Kings would trade the for salary cap relief and a young stud like Thad who is just waiting to break out. Thad needs to go to a team that gives him over 30 minutes a night at the SF position and he'll be able to get 17-20 points a night. Not to mention Thad Young got the type of size you want to guard all them Wingmen in the West. Remember the Sixers always throw him up against Odom, Durant, even Dirk when we play them. And he holds him own.
Another guy I was looking at is Javelle McGee. I don't think the Wiz want to trade him tho.
portland loves batum. they could of had the 4th pick in this years draft and they declined. he will be staying in portland. and i think sacramento really likes casspi, he and reke played very well together.
They liked Landry and Thompson alot too but that didn't stop them from drafting Cousins and Whiteside did it?
There is no way Casspi stands in the way of acquiring a talent of Thad Youngs caliber.
That's just silly. That would be like them passing on an opportunity to trade for Flynn or Rubio because they really like Udrih at the point. Udrih and Casspi are both as solid basketball players as they come but neither one really has that "it" factor to them. Casspi does when he plays in FIBA but not in the league.
Thad Young got that "it" if you ever saw him play you wouldn't understand how he's not more acknowledged around the league then he already is. Thad can do everything on a basketball court. And he's a very smart guy. He the type of player coaches love because he listens, learns and never once complains about anything despite the fact he should of been complaining all last season for how Eddie Jordan was using him.
Thad is an intelligent hard worker and is exactly the type of player you want to build a team around because you know he gets better with every practice.
If anybody wouldn't agree to this trade it would be the Sixers. Thad Young just came into camp weighing 245 and is built like Ray Lewis with longer arms.
Why else would the Kings not want to make this trade?
And did somebody disagree with my projected numbers for that lineup and if you did plz tell me where I'm wrong and what are your projections. I don't see Evans numbers getting too much better from last year. What will go up is his assists and shooting percentage. But his rebounds will probably stay the same because he got Cousins and Sammy down there two people who gobble up boards.
YUNG REKE DMC
Like if you dont agree thats fine atleast tell me why you dont agree....Thats reasonable right when we're in a supposed discussion forum right?
Where are all my Kings fans out?
You Guys would't want a nucleus of YUNG REKE DMC
Ahh Mr. 19134 do you realize how pathetic you sound. "That would be like them passing on an opportunity to trade for Flynn or Rubio because they really like Udrih at the point. Udrih and Casspi are both as solid basketball players as they come but neither one really has that "it" factor to them." And Rubio has the "it" factor? He hasn't even played a game in the league and won't for quite awhile. Who knows what he will be like when he finally comes over. I doubt he'll be like Steve Nash. I'm thinking more Jose Calderon. And I think I'd rather have Flynn than Calderon.
Yes I admit Thad Young has the "it" factor and he is quite amazing. But Casspi, he is just a rookie, and he did quite well his rookie season. I think the Kings like Casspi because he reminds them of Peja Stojakovic when he was younger (Before the injuries) Give him a chance. He might not be like Thad Young, but at least he is reliable.
And also think about this if the Kings trade Landry, then they would have to start Jason Thompson at the 4 once again. And so far it looks like Landry is much more productive there than Thompson is.
First off do you know how pathetic every post you make it? Hence the reason your points on the the double negatives and you have more post then i do.
Second Casspi and Thad Young are the same age. And comparing Casspi to a young Peja is a disgrace to Peja cuz he has no where near his shooting ability or even rebounding ability. Although Casspi is a very solid player who can shoot well, thats all he is, solid. Thad Young is a star in the making.
And Landry should look better he is like 4 years older then Thompson and averaged 4 more points but 2 less rebounds.
Not to mention Cousins is going to start at PF and Sammy at C, Thompson can come off the bench and fill in for both position. Landry can only really play PF effectively because of his size. And they still have Greene and Casspi who can play 4.
The Kings don't need solid they are rebuilding they need young studs.
With a core of YUNG REKE DMC and over 20 mil in cap room next year they are in way better shape they to continuing paying Garcia, and Landry who aren't benefitted their team in any way except holding up cap room and taking away minutes from their young players.