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When the Cips decides to move Bledoe....

Assuming Paul Re-signs with the Clips, when do the Clips begin seriously fielding offers for Bledsoe? HIs stock is high, and Ive seen postings on this site call for the Jazz to make a move. Thing is, many of the posts Ive seen has a swap centered around Jefferson. I think a better deal will be:

Clips get- Burks and pg Watson
Jazz get- Bledsoe

Other than Crawford, who is the 6th man, the Clips has to play both Billups and Bledsoe at the 2. I strongly doubt that Billips will return next year, if at all this year. Burks is a bigger 2g who has the potential to step in alongside Paul next year. Clips also bring in Watson to be Paul's backup.
Paul-Barnes- Butler-Griffin-Jordan (Ill bring Burks off the bench this year)

Utah will get potentially their starting pg of the future. With two picks looking to be within the late teens, they can replace Burks with another young prospect, ie Caldwel-Pope or CJ Wilcox. With Jefferson 15 mill, Milsap 8 mill, and Mo Williams 8 mill coming off the books, they will have a lot of cap room to possibly sign a vet to start at the 2 for now.
Williams-Bell?-Hayward-Favors-Jefferson (Ill bring Bledsoe in off the bench this year)

I think Bledsoe will be more attractive to teams while he has an addtional year on the rookie contract.
Your thoughts?


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The Clips won't even consider

The Clips won't even consider moving Bledsoe until they lock up Chris Paul long term, so until then let's hold off on trade talk.

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If (and thats a big IF)

If (and thats a big IF) Bledsoe gets traded, I have to believe he will command much more then Burks and Watson in trade value. Bledsoe is a AAA NBA prospect imo. Given how the NBA draft can be so hit or miss, when you have a prospect who's future looks as bright as Bledsoe's, you don't trade him for pieces like that.

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Why would the Clippers trade

Why would the Clippers trade a PG for two more PGs?

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CP3 keeps getting these

CP3 keeps getting these talented young scoring backup guards...That doesnt have his court vision or playmaking skills......That arent as good as some think they are........

But Bledsoe has improved his shot selection,becuz his FG% has gone up...And he seems to be playing alot smarter in the halfcourt..

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calderon and bargnani for

calderon and bargnani for bledsoe

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Yeah, right... Bledsoe is

Yeah, right... Bledsoe is going to demand a lot more than Burks. The kid upside is off the charts not to mention he's been mentored by Billups and CP3 these last 2yrs. The Clips are going to ask for the world for him and deservedly so wouldn't be surprise if they get a top 5 pick for him in the future. And use it on a wingman like McAdoo or Mcleimore.

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Yeah, right... Bledsoe is

Yeah, right... Bledsoe is going to demand a lot more than Burks. The kid upside is off the charts not to mention he's been mentored by Billups and CP3 these last 2yrs. The Clips are going to ask for the world for him and deservedly so wouldn't be surprise if they get a top 5 pick for him in the future. And use it on a wingman like McAdoo or Mcleimore.

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Jazz, offer anything...

I'm a Jazz fan and I'd offer Millsap and Burks. &$#%#&@! it, throw in a first round pick too, we have our's and Golden State's. The missing piece to our puzzle is a franchise/long-term starting PG and there are only a few in the league potentially available. Millsap and Jefferson are clearly on the block and must be moved with Favors and Kanter primed to succeed them as the big man tandem of the future in Utah. Throw Gordon Hayward and Bledsoe in the mix, consider the $30 million in cap room they'll have entering the offseason and they'll have rebuilt the team as well as any franchise since the Thunder.

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Backcourt depth has been one

Backcourt depth has been one of the Clippers biggest strengths this season so why would they trade him unless they get a great deal? They already have Griffin and Jordan up front so while Millsap would add value to that trade it wouldn't be a good fit for LA.

Bledsoe is making under 2 million and is still under contract next season. Most of the teams that will be looking to move players at the deadline don't even have a trade asset as valuable as he is that they will be willing to part with. They also just set a franchise record for wins in a row so if it isn't broke you don't have to fix it.

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Yeah the Clippers won't move

Yeah the Clippers won't move him for a year until Paul signs, but at some point will for either a SG or SF. Lets not overstate Bledsoe's value, he is having a nice year in backup minutes but 20 of the 30 teams in the league are set at PG and would not offer much. He also has RFA approaching meaning you will likely have to pay him close to the max with Cuban waiting in the wings, who has virtually nothing on the books come 2014. Burks is a very promising player and elite physical specimen at SG, and fills a future need for the Clippers. If the Jazz were to offer him plus a first rounder, I would be hard pressed to find a team willing to make a better offer. If someone can think of a better one, do tell

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Nobody is overstating

Nobody is overstating Bledsoe's value, if he continues to develop like he's been the last 2 yrs the sky the limit for the kid. The kid has improved his handles immensley and develop a solid jumper this past offseason. Don't forget how big of a difference maker he is on defense as well arguably a top 3 defensive guard on the league, no joke he's that good. Trust me, someone going to offer the Clips a top 5 pick for him after all Randy Foye and Mike Miller got Minny the 5th pick a couple of yrs ago neither of whom have the star quality of Bledsoe. Besides Irving and Rubio there isn't one other young PG Curry, Wall, Jennings, Holiday, Lillard that has a high as upside than Bledsoe, book it.

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Only reason they would move

Only reason they would move him is if they think they can get to the finals this year. I doubt they will be feeling that by the end of the season. Other reason is that CP3 may not sign with Clips. Because the Clips may not step up for another long term max contract. CP3 is totally worth it, but the Clips have been stingy in the past. They may decide that Bledsoe and and Griffin is enough to sell tickets and if they aren't, well the Heat and OKC come to town and those will be sell outs. The Clips owner is not trying to win a championship at all costs. First and foremost it is about cash. So expect a sign and trade of CP3 that brings back some cheap draft choices and then Bledsoe moving into the starting lineup. That is a very very likely scenario for this franchise.

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The Clips appear to be trying

The Clips appear to be trying pretty hard to win the Championship to me. They brought in veterans like Chauncey Billups, Grant Hill, Lamar Odom and Jamal Crawford. They rewarded DeAndre Jordan with a big contract when they could have traded him with his big upside. The Clips were stingy in the past but they had no realistic shot of winning anything so why spend tons of money on marginal players when you have no chance. They are a championship caliber team at this point but it all rides on CP3's shoulders. If he is gone and Bledsoe takes over they will still be exciting but will not be a championship contender.

Also Bledsoe is more athletic than Holiday, Lillard and Curry but he doesn't have a higher upside in my opinion. They are all much better shooters than he is and while without a doubt he is a better defender guys in this league get the big bucks to put it in the basket. If you take CP3 off this team and put the ball in Bledsoes hands all game he would struggle to make plays consistently. Right now he plays off the ball a good amount and benefits from a lot of fast break buckets. I think he is Ty Lawson with more explosion but worse decision making. He has an awful assist to turnover ratio for his career and I don't think he is a pure PG. He is great as a combo guard when you have a guy like CP3 next to you but in full time minutes I think he would average about 16ppg with maybe 5 apg and 3 tpg. He is a good player don't get me wrong but he isn't a guy I think will be an elite PG.

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