I'm telling ya'll this trade is going down: The Sixers and TWolves are going to swap Turner for Cousins. This is why it will happen: It is not a secret that Minny's #1 draft target is Evan Turner, as it has been said in numerous media sources. It is also not a secret that Minny has a TON of assets to trade up to the #2 slot. The Sixers do NOT have an immediate need on the perimeter, but they do have one in the frontcourt, and Cousins is expected by many to be the premiere impact bigman in this draft at this point. Cousins also fits new coach Doug Collins rugged/tough play style, and Turner fits Coach Rambis' triangle offense perfectly (which is why they want him so bad) as a big point forward perimeter player. The Wolves will NOT be bringing in 5 freakin rookies to play for them next year. The whole reason they aquired so many picks is so they could move up for this exact situation. Mark this down for your mock drafts-- the Wolves will trade the 4 and 16 pick to the Sixers and effect swap Turner for Cousins. This will vindicate Kahn from last year as the Wolves will still have two first rounders to build their team. The Sixers simply could not turn this deal down unless A) Philly gets a better offer involving an impact/all-star level veteran, which is unlikely to put it mildly or B)Cousins sinks himself though interviews and bombs in workouts, which is more likely but I don't think will happen. So Mr. Kahn and TWolves nation, you say you want Evan Turner to bring your team to the next level? Then go get him.
I could see this happening. Good stuff.
From what lve been hearing the Sixers like Favors more then Cousins
Even if that's true theprodigy the Nets are very likely to draft Favors and besides the Sixers would be beyond stupid to take Favors at 2 instead of taking this deal, getting two top 20 picks and probably some cap space.
Great post. It's on point. I can see this happening. Makes sense on every level for the 76ers and T-Wolves to do this deal.
All of the experts seem to think the 76ers will move the pick.
It definitely makes sense makes sense for minnesota, but i think Turner is going to be a special type player. the only way i would consider it is if someone offered to trade brand for an expiring contract.
though there aren't many teams i could see doing that. Even for the second pick
as a sixers fan, i wouldnt mind favors or cousins. either one has bust potential but also have huge potential to be stars. and with such a deep draft the 16th pick could land another lottery talent in such a deep draft, like a whiteside, patterson, udoh, motiejunas, etc to create depth in the frontcourt. and minny would get their guy and still have other picks in a deep draft. if i am gm of my favorite team, i try to get a couple of draft picks in the early 2nd round or late first.
im from philadelphia area and nothing i have read indicates this is being discussed or even a possibility. Now im not saying i do not like the idea of it. I feel philly could fill a few neeeds, but the guy who posted this arfticle said philadelphia does not need a perimeter player>> That is our biggest need hands down. We have no shooter on the wing what so ever.
Evan Turner fills the void 100 % for BIGGEST NEED... but if we can land cousins + a legit 2 guard im all for it.. both are needs perimeter threat is biggest..
I'd have no problem with Cousins and Turner being swapped for 1. I agree with this post, and I think it's realistic
ya lets say they get cousins and henry/james anderson, i think thats a win for philly.
I dunno. If Philly moves the pick I believe Brand is going with it.
I agree however, I think Minny is super interested in ET. He fits perfectly.
I like this deal
#2- Evan Turner
#4- DeMarcus Cousins
#16- Xavier Henry
But Minnesota is still undersized in the frontcourt Brand/Jefferson isnt much of an upgrade from Love/Jefferson and Love fits the triangle better than both of them
As a wolves fan i like the trade idea but minny has to keep one of their later picks to get a scorer or shot blocker and look to free agency for another
So Mareese Speights is no good? I mean I watched alot of sixers games and when Speights was healthy hes a very good player. They also have Dalembert, whos good for bounds and blocks. So idk, I guess it wouldnt hurt to have another quality big.
Speights is of a 4 so he and cousins would play well together seeing that speights can hit the mid range jumpshot. I hope the sixers are able to find a star because they need a new face of the franchise, iggy isn't it and jrue looks solid but nothing like a superstar yet. I do have a lot of optimism that jrue will develop and make an all star team or two. The switching of the picks makes a great deal of sense
Last year all the experts though the Grizz and Kings could be moving their picks.
Philly needs to draft Turner, not sure they will but he'll be the best player available.
No one is taking Brand's contract now and they need to start trading some big salaries like Iguodala, and long term contracts like Louis Williams.
They have some bigs in Dalembert, Brand, Speights.
All of Collins coached teams have played a slow paced offense and have finished at the bottom in every offensive category..He create plays to let his star players go one-on-one... then the player kicks it out if he can't get his shot off to a 3 point shooter..In his days in Chicago,Detroit & Washington.. Collins had several 3 point shooters on those rosters..But Philly has only 1 thats Kapono..So sitting Thad Young to give 1 dimensional player like Kapono extra minutes to space the floor for Iggy or Brand will not make sense...Collins will have to change that slow down offense to fit the current Philly roster..They called him Play-Day Collins in his Chicago days becuz he draw up different plays everyday..That might be what Holiday, Young or Speights need, plays drew up for them..
WE ARE NOT TRADING EVAN IM FROM PHHILLY WE DONT NEED MUCH
SPEIGHTS IS OUR POWER FOWARD/CENTER OF THE FUTURE
YOUNG IS OUR SPARK OFF THE BENCH AT SF AND PF
IGGY IS OUR SF
JRU OUR POINT
LOU WILLIAM OUR SPARK AT TEH SG PG OFF THE BENCH
WE MADE A MISTAKE WITH BRAND BUT REFUSE TO MAKE ANOTHER WITH TRADING TURNER WE WILL WAIT TILL BRAND CONTRACT IS UP AND 3 YEARS AND COMPETE FOR THE 8TH OR 7TH SEED IN THE MEAN WHILE
TURNER WAS THE BEST SG IN COLLEGE THIS DECADE STATE WISE WHY TRADE HIM?
PG JRU/LOU /GREEN/ TURNER
SG TURNER/LOU GREEN
WE ARE GOOD WE DONT REALLY HAVE TO FILL ANY NEEDS BUT WE ALWAYS NEED A SG ....THEN A POST POST PLAYER WHEN THEY SIGNED BRAND I THOUGHT IT WAS VERY STUPID BUT HEY WE GOT EVAN
LAST YEAR WE MISSED THE PLAY OFF THE YEAR BEFORE WE MADE IT WE CAN GET BACK IN FORM STOP WITH THE STUPID TRADE TALKS SO YOUR TEAM CAN GET THE GUD PLAYER IN THE SIXERS GET STUCK WIT A PLLAYER WHO MIGHT NOT DO MUCH IN THE NBA
TRUST ME WE WANT TO RUN
WHEN ALANTA SIGNED AND OFFER SHEET TO JOSH SMITH WE GOT SCARED AND WANTED TO GRAB SOMEBODY WE TOOK BRAND MISTAKE BUT WE WILL GET BACK TO RUNNING AND LAST YEAR WE TOOK A HALF COURT APPROACH SO THIS YEAR I SEE A MIXTURE OF BOTH
DOUG COLLINS SLOWED PACED?
HE WILL WORK WITH WHAT HE HAS AND THE BEST THING IS TO SCORE WHEN EVER YOU CAN TRY TO PUSH IT UP TEMPO BECAUS EWE HAVE UP TEMPO PLAYERS BUT IF NOTHING IS THERE I SEE THE HALF COURT GAMING COMING INTO PLAY WHICH IS IMPROVED AFTER EXPERICING THE PRINCTON STYLE JRU GETTING BETTER ,,THE SIXERS GETTING BETTER AND ADDING TURNER.../..SIXERS ARENT TRDAING SEE YALL NEXT YEAR IN THE PLAYOFFS BECAUSE THE HAWKS AND TORONTO WILL SLIP AND WITH THE CAVS AND THE HEAT BEING UNSURE ABOUT KEEPING WADE AND LEBRON WE WILL MOVE UP IN MAKE THE PLAY OFFS
THE SIXERS GAVE IGGY THAT MONEY BECAUSE HE IS VAUBLE WE WERE LOSEING WHEN THEY GAVE HIM THE CONTRACT THEY WANTED TO KEEP HIM AROUND BY GIVING HIM MONEY AND IF IT WAS TIME TO LEAVE THEY WOULD TRADE HIM AND WITH A BIG CONTRACT THEY CAN GET MORE ASSETS BACK FROM TRADING HIM BUT I SEE HIM STAYING IM FROM PHILLY TRUST ME I READ THE PAPER WATCH THE NEWS IM SURE I KNOW WHAT IM TALKING ABOUT IGGY IS IN A GROUP WITH KOBE.JOE JOHNSON.AND .WADE SGS THAT GET DOUBLE AND TRIPLE DOUBLES NOW MOVING HIM TO SF HE WILL SCORE MORE BCAUSE TEAM WILL TRY TO STOP EVAN GIVING HIM MORE FREEDOM ALLOWING HIM TO ATTACK SLOWER FOWARDS IGGY IS ONE OF THE FASTEST EXPLOSICE SF/SG IN THE LEAGUE A TRACK STAR IN HIS HOME TOWN
WE ARE KEEPING EVERYBODY WE JUSS HAVE TO WAIT TILL BRAND CONTRACT BECOMES A ASSET IN ITS LAST YEAR
LET US LIVE WITH AND LEARN FROM OUR MISTAKES
OUR BIGGEST NEED FOR YEARSSSSSSSSSSSS WAS A SG STRETCHING BACK TO THE IVERSON DAYS BATTLING THE LAKERS WE LACKED A SG IVERSO PLAYED SG BUT IF WE WOULD OF MOVED HIM TO THE 1 AND HAD A BETTER SG INSTEAD OF ARRON KOBE MIGHT HAVE HAD 1 LESS RING
the T'Wolves will have to offer the 4th/16th/and Second rounder...It's simple pick for picks...Favors and Henry will be the top 2 prospects on the Sixers board...after that they want a SF to back up Thad or Backup Pg( Scottie Reynolds will sign there in the summer)....
NEXT...Iguadola will be traded to the Blazers for Camby/Webster/22nd pick...that pick will get them a backup Sf(Babbit or D.James) Iggy is gone and the Blazers want him...Camby/Oden and Prybilla are interchangable in the deal but the lesser talent equals Rudy swapping places with Martell..Sixers will throw in J.Smith and possibly L.Williams...
These Trades should go down ...Minny loves Turner...The 4th and 16th picks and a late 2nd rounder(Reynolds) for the 2nd overall sounds good...Draft Favors/Henry and hometown All American Scottie Reynolds and Trade Iggy and J.Smith for Camby/Webster and the 22nd pick...Draft Babbit or James to backup Thad and replace Sam Dalembert with Camby..Webster is a shooter and could start while X Man Henry gets used to the NBA...If Babbit is there and becomes Mullins 2.0..He and Thad become a good scoring SF combo...Favors will be a beast...If he and Jrue become Payton and Kemp 2.0...along with a better Jimmy Jackson (Xavier) a defensive Center or 2...and 2 good bigs in Brand and Speights to help off the bench...hopefully Favors allows them to bench Brand and Start Speights this year..play EB in spot minutes...run Favors as the 3rd big...Brand needs to be brought out period,...Sammy needs to earn his next deal playing good D from the bench...
cap room next year(19 mil) and some young devoloping pieces(Holiday,Henry,Young,Favors,Speights,Webster,Reynolds,Babbit,Meeks) along with Vets Camby and Brand(if he doesn't get brought out...that team could add a star and contend IMO.....