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Trades....

There are a few guys out there that deserve to be traded or need to be traded for that fact, I'm probably looking at a lot of negs but I'm going to have fun doing this anyway.

1. Nerlens Noel for Rodney Stuckey + 2017 1st round pick

Why Philadelphia - Let's be honest Noel ain't happy and a 1st round pick likely late teens/early 20's isn't a bad get. Stuckey is a player option so it essentially could be an expiring deal as he wants to go to a winning team, hence the reason he went to Indiana on the cheap 2 seasons ago, with increase in salary cap he would be an inexpensive contract and a guy that can still score very well as a guard which Philly could use.

Why Indiana - It is obvious defense! This would put Noel next to Turner and that would be a very nice fit as Noel can just rebound and play around the hoop with Turner's range.. Indiana would then have the option to move Thad to the 3 or keep GR3 in starting line-up, I'd opt for GR3 and have Thad off the bench with Ellis, Miles and Jefferson. (Not a bad team when healthy)

2. Kenneth Faried for Amir Johnson + 1st Round draft pick

Why Denver - They have been the same team for a while now and although technically in the play-off hunt they aren't really any sort of contender. They have good young talent and this will allow them to look for some more by having a lot of picks to deal with and Johnson is an expiring contract.

Why Boston - Denver has the best rebound rate in the NBA and a big reason for that is The Manimal, Boston has one of the worst. Boston has scorers and Faried can give them more opportunities to do just that and I think he will be very effective in Boston with Stevens.

3. Brandon Knight for Mario Hezonja, Jodie Meeks and protected 1st rounder

Why Phoenix - Again another team going no where, so bring in a young talented player who given the right development could still be a very effective wing in the league in Hezonja, he has been totally under utilized in Orlando and Phoenix could develop him next to Booker as a solid 3-D type player as he has a lot of athleticism. Meeks is a throw away contract and the pick is again just some insurance.

Why Orlando - They have been starting DJ Augustin who I am a big fan of, but you are not winning with him as a starter. Knight can score we know this and is unhappy in Phoenix off the bench, Orlando needs scoring badly and I think this match works well for both sides.

Other players likely traded are Rudy Gay and Wilson Chandler, both I think would be a nice fit in New Orleans (potentially for Tyreke Evens expiring contract) as they could provide some consistent scoring punch with size and defense which they paid Solomon Hill for and aren't getting.


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I like em

All seem pretty good to me. I like the trades, and they seem extremely fair.

In my opinion though, I think if they were to go through, Philly, Boston, and Orlando would be the winners in these trades.

I do like the trade for Denver if they decide to full out rebuild and ship out Galinari as well.

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News in that Capela is out

News in that Capela is out 4-6 weeks, I see Houston going for Noel

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Houston are not going to

Houston are not going to trade for a player who appears to be unstable and could disturb their good, close to contending season. The image Noel has right does not put him in a way that is attractive to any team that needs stability.

Noel should be chased by teams like Portland or New Orleans who are in need of his profile less not close enough to contending that the bet of the possible mess in brings with him is worth it.

4-6 weeks is a short time and D'Antoni likes Capela. Houston won't urge anything.

Veterans like Chandler and Bogut should be available soon also.

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Noel to Houston?

The early in the year trade was Beverly and Ariza for Noel.

I'm unsure about Beverly but I have always liked Ariza. They are in the playoff hunt so likely want to avoid selling off veterans.

Maybe Dekker and Ennis for Noel?

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Brandon Knight to Orlando is

Brandon Knight to Orlando is an interesting idea, I don't see Orlando giving away a pick though, they are not close enough to contention to be trading first rounders imo. But Vucevic could help the Suns, I find something around Knight for Vucevic very believable.

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Noel to Boston for Marcus

Noel to Boston for Marcus smart is an interesting idea to me. Philly has basically reached the point of no return where they have to trade noel now.

Boston would get a player in noel who has the potential to grow into an anchor on defense, something that is lacking on their roster right now. Noel would be going to an organization with veteran leadership to curb his maturity issues and plus he is from the area which could provide him with a welcome change of scenery to grow into his potential.

Boston has kind of an overcrowded backcourt at the moment and smart hasn't really developed the way they hoped which could make him expendable. He might not be exactly the type of player philly is looking for but he is still a talented young player for a team that is desperate for backcourt help. Maybe Boston throws in a second round pick or some other piece to sweeten the deal. I honestly don't know if philly would do better than that at this point.

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no sir

don't want Marcus Smart, he's a classic thinks he is better than he is player. Amazing how playing amongst grown men humbles some players. He was a bad-shot taking gunner at OKst, you wonder if he had lillard potential, but he obviously doesn't.

I don't want an off the bench gunner no defender. Avery Bradley and a shooter I might take. I just want shooters that can play D.

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Smart is a very bad fit for

Smart is a very bad fit for the sixers and a player that fits well Brad Stevens style and philosophy. Boston should overvalue him, and the sixers undervalue him: that's probably never leading to a trade.

I also think Noel is not exactly what Boston wants right now. Boston needs rebounding and Noel is more an elite defender than rebounder. He is a decent rebounder (way better than Jah) but not elite, and given he has no true offensive game and is potentially going to bring instability to the locker room. There are veterans in the market also if you are Boston like Tyson Chandler.

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1.Noel is a good shot blocker

1.Noel is a good shot blocker but has little ability as a 2 way player.

He would be a decent fit in Indy but I don't see them having much interest.

I don't think if philly moves him they can expect to get more than an expiring contract or an injured players salary dump, along with a late first round pick for Noel. If they traded with Indy I would expect Brooks not stucky and maybe a filler like Christmas no picks.

I think it will be far more likely that Okafor gets traded than Noel if Philly wants to improve their backcourt this season...as I do not see okafor and embiid able to coexist and 1 would be an overpaid reserve. I do see Okafor having a lot more value on the trade market.

either way I would not be surprised if they don't trade noel due to lack of return or okafor due to concerns with Embiids injury history.

2 farried would be a good fit in Boston but I don't think Denver wants another pf for the same money

3 I would think the Suns would be more interested in Vucevic and Hezonja

they definitely don't need another sg in meeks already adding Hezonja to a roster that has Devin Booker

Orlando would be improving thier backcourt with Knight and adding Len as backup to Biyombo makes more sense to me

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Sixers / Blazers Idea.

What do people think about Okafor and Stauskas for McCollum and Vonleh?

McCollom has a solid contract and would fit nicely next to Simmons as an undersized Shooting Guard. In Vonleh you get a young talent back and would pair well with Embiid in the front court. As for Portland, Crabbe slides in for McCollom and should flourish. Stauskas has been solid this year and could take Crabbe's old role off the bench. Then you get that second cornerstone player with Okafor to help Lillard. You can throw in other minor players and draft picks in either direction depending on who you think is getting the better of the trade.

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No way in hell Portland makes

No way in hell Portland makes that deal.

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Maybe if you remove McCollum

Maybe if you remove McCollum straight up. Okafor-Stauskas for Vonleh.It becomes fair. But the sixers won't accept. They believe Okafor should be worth more than this awful trade value he has, because even if he has sucked, he still has upside and uniqueness and is mostly a bad fit. That's the whole Colangelo speach. No trade without room for a trade to make. Okafor is so worthless in the market that they are better of keeping him.

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