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CaptainClutch
01-06-2013, 05:20 PM
So, I'm taking a look at the teams in the NBA and besides Miami and New York in the East and OKC / SAS / LAC in the West, there are a few teams that I think are one piece away from being right up there on that list.

What teams do you think are, and what REALISTIC trade do you see happening before the deadline?

lakers4sho
01-06-2013, 05:21 PM
Lakers

we just need an actual threat from 3

DaBUU
01-06-2013, 05:22 PM
So the Knicks have all the pieces? ha

HouRealCoach
01-06-2013, 05:23 PM
Miami is a Dalambert away from 82-0 lol

ThaDubs
01-06-2013, 05:23 PM
Warriors. They have all the pieces. A good bench, terrific chemistry, and two star-caliber players. What they need is a legit center. One that's not constantly sidelined by naggy ankle injuries.

bucketss
01-06-2013, 05:28 PM
why exclude the knicks? i think they need one more piece to get over the hump.

Chi~TwnHawksFan
01-06-2013, 05:32 PM
The Bulls are Rose away :win:

heyman321
01-06-2013, 05:32 PM
Lakers

we just need an actual threat from 3

lol. Yeah, if that actual threat was a 26 year old Ray Allen.

jimm120
01-06-2013, 05:33 PM
Lakers

we just need an actual threat from 3

Lakers just need 2 things:

1 - A bench
2 - A coach

jimm120
01-06-2013, 05:34 PM
So the Knicks have all the pieces? ha

I think he's talking about this year. If you're alluding to the age of the players, it does play a factor but its also the reason we have so many :)

KnickaBocka.44
01-06-2013, 05:38 PM
why exclude the knicks? i think they need one more piece to get over the hump.

While I somewhat agree with you, they may already have it with Amare working himself back into gameshape, Shumpert still yet to make his return and Felton being out for a few more weeks. When they get fully healthy they are going to be even more of a force.

meloman1592
01-06-2013, 05:40 PM
So the Knicks have all the pieces? ha

What are they missing?

YoungOne
01-06-2013, 05:40 PM
celtics - rebounding, shotblocking center like gortat

latinofire21
01-06-2013, 05:40 PM
If I were the bulls I would offer this to the Hornets. Knowing that Gordon doesnt want to be there you can offer a package of draft picks some young talent and some veteran presence around their young guys.

heres the trade i thought would benefit both teams. Just include a first rounder and a 2nd rounder to the deal going to the hornets.

http://espn.go.com/nba/tradeMachine?tradeId=alshnzu

Cromedome
01-06-2013, 05:43 PM
If the Knicks landed Chris Paul and a starting power forward....we'd be set for the next 5 years.

YoungOne
01-06-2013, 05:50 PM
If I were the bulls I would offer this to the Hornets. Knowing that Gordon doesnt want to be there you can offer a package of draft picks some young talent and some veteran presence around their young guys.

heres the trade i thought would benefit both teams. Just include a first rounder and a 2nd rounder to the deal going to the hornets.

http://espn.go.com/nba/tradeMachine?tradeId=alshnzu

you like to rape nba teams like the hornets?

CaptainClutch
01-06-2013, 05:52 PM
you like to rape nba teams like the hornets?

Seriously. No youth going back in that deal to NOH. I understand Eric Gordon doesn't want to be there, but Boozer and Hamilton aren't the answer. Not sure about their contracts, but if they're expiring I'll bump it from 1.5 stars / 5 to 2.5 / 5

Monta is beast
01-06-2013, 05:56 PM
celtics - rebounding, shotblocking center like gortat

Or Biedrins.

NYYCowboys
01-06-2013, 05:56 PM
If I were the bulls I would offer this to the Hornets. Knowing that Gordon doesnt want to be there you can offer a package of draft picks some young talent and some veteran presence around their young guys.

heres the trade i thought would benefit both teams. Just include a first rounder and a 2nd rounder to the deal going to the hornets.

http://espn.go.com/nba/tradeMachine?tradeId=alshnzu

I really hope you're joking because if not this is possibly the worst trade proposal I've ever seen on PSD.....

Monta is beast
01-06-2013, 05:56 PM
But na I'd be happy if Gortat went to Boston. Have him in fantasy, he'd do work with rondo

Alayla
01-06-2013, 05:57 PM
My sixers fit this if Bynum comes back strong before the playoffs all we would need is a Tough wing defender like a tony allen
Perferably one with some offense game like Garald Wallace or nick batum

Bravo95
01-06-2013, 05:59 PM
Well, the Hawks need offensive rebounding, and Dwight's currently being used as a role player, so....

Avenged
01-06-2013, 06:01 PM
I want to say Lakers but they need a better coach as well as a legit perimeter threat.

Knicks, probably. They're right on the border of being a legit playoff threat to a title. Amare could be that guy if he comes back to how he has played before.

Captain Moroni
01-06-2013, 06:01 PM
Miami needs JR Smith.

CaptainClutch
01-06-2013, 06:07 PM
I think if Brooklyn can get Varejao they can possibly take the Knicks to 6-7 games in the Conference Semis and the Heat to 5-6 in the Semis. Not ECF contenders or NBA Finals contenders yet

Mr_Amaziing
01-06-2013, 06:07 PM
If I were the bulls I would offer this to the Hornets. Knowing that Gordon doesnt want to be there you can offer a package of draft picks some young talent and some veteran presence around their young guys.

heres the trade i thought would benefit both teams. Just include a first rounder and a 2nd rounder to the deal going to the hornets.

http://espn.go.com/nba/tradeMachine?tradeId=alshnzu

The Bulls would have to add a couple of 1st rounders

KnickaBocka.44
01-06-2013, 06:13 PM
I think if Brooklyn can get Varejao they can possibly take the Knicks to 6-7 games in the Conference Semis and the Heat to 5-6 in the Semis. Not ECF contenders or NBA Finals contenders yet

Don't the Nets already get great rebounding from the 4 spot?

CaptainClutch
01-06-2013, 06:14 PM
Don't the Nets already get great rebounding from the 4 spot?

Definitely with Reggie Evans. I just see Kris Humphries as someone who doesn't fit our rotation anymore. I see Evans as more of an energy guy who grabs the offensive boards and re-sets offensive sets. I see Varejao as a more equipped 4 who can score the basketball too

TheNumber37
01-06-2013, 06:23 PM
I still think OKC needs a stretch 4 imagine them with Ryan Anderson off the bench.
Lakers need him too, but they still wouldn't contend.

Warriors need a legit Center, they need Greg Oden to be everything he was supposed to be and play for them.

Grizzlies could use true 6th man

Spurs could use a true compliment to Timmy D before they can put this season in a bow.

Pacers need a go to scorer (Better than Granger)

TopsyTurvy
01-06-2013, 06:35 PM
I think OKC is missing one person to fit a stretch role and really open up their penetration game.

I think the Bulls are perhaps a scorer OR a solid backup big away from a title - though I'm sure they would pass on both for overall health on the roster.

The Grizzlies are one bench producer away from being very dangerous - it doesn't even matter whether that player is a specialist. Anything decent coming off that bench would be good.

The Lakers and the Nets both have the reverse of this problem. They could stand to lose a star and find more success. :(

Monta is beast
01-06-2013, 06:36 PM
I still think OKC needs a stretch 4 imagine them with Ryan Anderson off the bench.
Lakers need him too, but they still wouldn't contend.

Warriors need a legit Center, they need Greg Oden to be everything he was supposed to be and play for them.

Grizzlies could use true 6th man

Spurs could use a true compliment to Timmy D before they can put this season in a bow.

Pacers need a go to scorer (Better than Granger)

The **** you talkin bout cuhh

b@llhog24
01-06-2013, 06:36 PM
:facepalm: :facepalm: :facepalm:


If I were the bulls I would offer this to the Hornets. Knowing that Gordon doesnt want to be there you can offer a package of draft picks some young talent and some veteran presence around their young guys.

heres the trade i thought would benefit both teams. Just include a first rounder and a 2nd rounder to the deal going to the hornets.

http://espn.go.com/nba/tradeMachine?tradeId=alshnzu

The Blazers need a good bench and a defensive minded C to put next to LMA. If they could snag Andy V and a decent perimeter defender/scorer, they'd be contenders.

Lillard
Thabo or Gay/Wes
Batum
LMA (Hickson)
Andy V (Leonard)

:drool:

Jint.
01-06-2013, 06:37 PM
The Bulls are Rose away :win:

Jalen Rose..?

Corey
01-06-2013, 06:40 PM
Still not a title contender with Miami in the East, but Boston can make noise if they get a big man to take the load off KG.

tapajafri
01-06-2013, 06:42 PM
Miami is a Dalambert away from 82-0 lol

they really are

Chacarron
01-06-2013, 06:44 PM
The Lakers need CP3 instead of Kobe and Nash. :)

Faneik
01-06-2013, 06:52 PM
Or Biedrins.

no thanks

cuttydoesit6
01-06-2013, 06:53 PM
bulls are about to get their piece back :)

CaptainClutch
01-06-2013, 06:53 PM
Would not take Biedrins if I were the Celtics. As I said about the Nets, the C's would also LOVE to have Varejao

Jarvo
01-06-2013, 06:58 PM
Bulls - Rose and try and trade Boozer for a better player of PF

Jarvo
01-06-2013, 06:59 PM
Lakers - A Coach and Bench.

D-Leethal
01-06-2013, 07:04 PM
I think if Brooklyn can get Varejao they can possibly take the Knicks to 6-7 games in the Conference Semis and the Heat to 5-6 in the Semis. Not ECF contenders or NBA Finals contenders yet

Agree with this here. Ideally, a big that can D, board, and run pick and rolls with Deron to help him find a comfort zone.

mdm692
01-06-2013, 07:07 PM
Thunder are a Gortat away from being favorites IMO. Give us Perkins, Lamb and that Tor 1st. :).

Kyben36
01-06-2013, 07:30 PM
If I were the bulls I would offer this to the Hornets. Knowing that Gordon doesnt want to be there you can offer a package of draft picks some young talent and some veteran presence around their young guys.

heres the trade i thought would benefit both teams. Just include a first rounder and a 2nd rounder to the deal going to the hornets.

http://espn.go.com/nba/tradeMachine?tradeId=alshnzu

I have to laugh at that. that is astoundingly bad for the hornets, only way a trade for gordon gets done is a Deng for Gordon which I dont see hapening.

Kyben36
01-06-2013, 07:31 PM
I think that the bulls are a while away from being the favorite. but not to far off of being a contender, i Mean hell, we have been for the past 3 years. even without rose we are keeping high in playoff standings.

Aleksandar
01-06-2013, 07:50 PM
My sixers fit this if Bynum comes back strong before the playoffs all we would need is a Tough wing defender like a tony allen
Perferably one with some offense game like Garald Wallace or nick batum

Tough wing defender like... Iguodala? Or a young solid center like... Vucevic? :P

jayjay33
01-06-2013, 07:54 PM
Lakers

we just need an actual threat from 3

Lakers just need 2 things:

1 - A bench
2 - A coach

That's 100 right there.......

bucketss
01-07-2013, 01:26 AM
What are they missing?

a competent power forward another wing but i guess shumpert can fill that void but who knows how he is after the injury kind of think hes a bit overrated though.

jerellh528
01-07-2013, 01:44 AM
Lakers need a coach, they looked good under bickerstaff.

NoahH
01-07-2013, 02:01 AM
warriors. They have all the pieces. A good bench, terrific chemistry, and two star-caliber players. What they need is a legit center. One that's not constantly sidelined by naggy ankle injuries.

this

imagesrdecievin
01-07-2013, 02:47 PM
I would add Ak47 to the Nets (trying to stay within the theme of avoiding stars). He could play the PF position for us when we are having trouble matching up in PnR situations.

It would make for an incredibly balanced starting 5 with Crash and AK47 defending and Deron, Joe and Lopez scoring.

Deron/CJ
JJ/Marshon
Crash/Bogans
AK47/Evans/Hump
Lopez/Blatche

CaptainClutch
01-07-2013, 02:52 PM
I would add Ak47 to the Nets (trying to stay within the theme of avoiding stars). He could play the PF position for us when we are having trouble matching up in PnR situations.

It would make for an incredibly balanced starting 5 with Crash and AK47 defending and Deron, Joe and Lopez scoring.

Deron/CJ
JJ/Marshon
Crash/Bogans
AK47/Evans/Hump
Lopez/Blatche

That rotation is solid, especially the way Bogans can match up against backup 2s and 3s and make them take the ball to the basket and slap away steals.

smiddy012
01-07-2013, 03:28 PM
I think the Bulls are perhaps a scorer OR a solid backup big away from a title - though I'm sure they would pass on both for overall health on the roster.

In a damn heart-beat! lol

If it doesn't happen this season we'll never be able to see what this group of guys is capable of, because Rip and possibly even Boozer are gone next season.

Hawkeye15
01-07-2013, 03:32 PM
If the Wolves were actually healthy, I could see a Williams for Reddick putting them with anyone...

ztilzer31
01-07-2013, 03:33 PM
I know you said preferably no superstars, but I think Denver is one star player away from being a top tier team.

xxplayerxx23
01-07-2013, 03:38 PM
a competent power forward another wing but i guess shumpert can fill that void but who knows how he is after the injury kind of think hes a bit overrated though.

Everyone thinks amare is terrible lol he just came back and he Getting good position he just needs to get the feel and finish. Camby has also played well there. Shump is a very good defender hopefully he comes back alright. I heard he was working on his jumper while he was hurt which could be huge. Knicks have all the pieces to compete but Miami Boston and chicago are going to be very tough come playoff time

xxplayerxx23
01-07-2013, 03:40 PM
If the Wolves were actually healthy, I could see a Williams for Reddick putting them with anyone...

Damn man Williams was that much of a bust? I liked him out of college.

Hawkeye15
01-07-2013, 03:42 PM
Damn man Williams was that much of a bust? I liked him out of college.

he has actually not been bad since around game 10-12 this season. What I am saying is, in a perfect world, where Rubio is Rubio, Love is Love, Budinger didn't go down, Williams minutes are not going to be there, and we could use a legit SG who can knock down bombs and move without the ball, ie, Adelmans offense. Reddick is a perfect fit to put alongside Rubio on the weak side.

Ezio
01-07-2013, 03:42 PM
Bulls need Matthews or Thornton

ee
01-07-2013, 03:43 PM
Milsap away for the Nets

PJAF
01-07-2013, 03:47 PM
why exclude the knicks? i think they need one more piece to get over the hump.

The Knicks with everybody healthy are the best team in the NBA.

Alayla
01-07-2013, 04:23 PM
Tough wing defender like... Iguodala? Or a young solid center like... Vucevic? :P

Admitly iggy would be damn near perfect with THIS roster my problems with iggy consisted of taking the PG dutys away from Jrue with jrue now having broken out I doubt he would be running point forward. Not enough shooters in the past (now wright nick young and jrich) and ofc the fact he was our best player now he would be the 3rd option offensivly behind Holiday and Bynum. As for vucevic he is an ideal back up center if your a contender or somthing he only looks nice right now because orlando is awfull he's not really much better if at all then spencer hawes. Who when bynum comes back will be twice as vauleable I still do the trade 10 times out of 10 iggy and vuc with no bynum would not make this team a contending one

bucketss
01-07-2013, 08:49 PM
The Knicks with everybody healthy are the best team in the NBA.

said by nobody.

Sportfan
01-07-2013, 09:21 PM
Celtics. put Varejao on this team and they are the 2nd best team in the east.

IndyRealist
01-07-2013, 09:28 PM
Once Granger comes back, the Pacers need last year's Roy Hibbert, or a backup C/PF that's not a huge drop off. Either/or. A Brendan Haywood, Amir Johnson, or Joel Pryzbilla.

UPRock
01-07-2013, 09:52 PM
Straw Hats.

bklynny67
01-07-2013, 10:34 PM
So the Knicks have all the pieces? ha

Knicks still get no respect around here. You guys are a joke. Despite beating MIA by 20 twice, and the Spurs twice, as well as other very good teams, and only being 1/2 game behind the Heat for #1 in the East, people still say there's NO WAY they can win a title... that's just ignorance. They obviously aren't the favorites, but it certainly can happen.