i was talking about pau for the Gasol for lee and barnes trade
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The first thing they'll have to do is find a way to get under the luxury tax next season. With Curry's contract kicking in, they're projected to be around $4M over the luxury tax, so they'll have to be looking to either dump Jefferson's or Biedrins' contract. Easier said than done and it may take a young player packaged with either player to get anything done.
I'd hate this idea since I really like Thompson, but send Klay Thompson and Richard Jefferson to the Kings for Tyreke Evans with James Johnson and Tyler Honeycutt as fillers. Evans' time in Sacramento are numbered and rumors are already swirling that they won't offer him an extension next Summer. Getting a guy like Klay Thompson would be a solid deal for the Kings as they get another young talent in return. Evans and Johnson will combine for about $7.5M in expiring contracts while Honeycutt's $800,000 for the next 2 years is manageable.
There are way too many jump shooters on this team and they need a guy that can attack the basket. Evans would be that guy and at 6'6, he's a prototypical SG that can also play the PG position.
PG Stephen Curry / Jarrett Jack
SG Tyreke Evans / Charles Jenkins / Kent Bazemore
SF Harrison Barnes / James Johnson / Tyler Honeycutt
PF David Lee / Carly Landry / Draymond Green
C Andrew Bogut / Festus Ezeli / Andris Biedrins / Jeremy Tyler
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Yea I was a big lee fan. Supposed to be a good scorer who could score from the inside and outside. Plus he's ambidextrous. Very finesse. Good IQ. Good revounder. But for some reason he's not a winner in spite of all his skills. Same with curry. Shows flashes of talent but just not a winner. We have too many of the same players. Soft and skilled but no real toughness just a lot of babies and wusses. Get smith and rondo. Nba is a game for semi thugs rather than goodie too shoos. u want guys who can bang. Keep Landry and jack though for your backup. We need a lot of help. All sorts of guys have their career nights against us and Fitzgerald always sounds surprised every time. He should be used to it now. Give Klay a little time but if he doesn't be a good defender or slasher trade him. Gosh before all we needed was baron and captain jack to run everything. Why is it so complex? Now we got a center and we still need to remake the whole team. It ain't simple it's a puzzle
this is a realistic trade, and sacramento would definitely discuss something like this with us. I'm wondering if the warriors would be afraid of a mitch richmond situation 20 yrs later though. Tyreke evans and steph curry.....would compliment each other really well..... and a change of scenery might be what tyreke needs.
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But who else could we trade lee for other than smith? Scola? Boozer? Amare?
Dubs won't make a inter-division trade. And that would have been decent a few years ago, now, I wouldn't make that trade drunk.