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Dade County
07-04-2016, 12:12 PM
Remember he's coming up on the last year of his contract. So if OKC wants a nice package, Westbrook might have a list of teams.

Dade County
07-04-2016, 12:14 PM
I say Lakers if he justwants to go home. But if he is upset by all of this, he will go to someone that can build a super team.

Looking at you Pat!

~Iggy~
07-04-2016, 12:14 PM
Pat Riley should go get him!

Dade County
07-04-2016, 12:17 PM
Pat Riley should go get him!

I only trust one man to take down GS. While other teams GM's cry & get mad, Pat will be working behind the scenes.

shep33
07-04-2016, 12:18 PM
He won't get traded. FA next year. Teams won't give up huge hauls for him.

TheDish87
07-04-2016, 12:19 PM
Sixers. whatever they want minus Simmons/Embiid. Have all of our picks too

ChI_ShIzzLe
07-04-2016, 12:19 PM
Bulls. As a FA next summer.

SenileStern
07-04-2016, 12:19 PM
Why would Westbrook promise any team to re-sign after the season though? It's gonna be tough to become as good as the Warriors, if his new team trades away a lot of assets for him. Better become a FA and team up with another superstar.

TheDish87
07-04-2016, 12:20 PM
I only trust one man to take down GS. While other teams GM's cry & get mad, Pat will be working behind the scenes.

lol right. he's struggling with Wade already

asandhu23
07-04-2016, 12:20 PM
Not getting traded. He's the captain now.

cmellofan15
07-04-2016, 12:20 PM
the dude's only 27 and they have great pieces around him even with Durant gone. Unless they plan on doing a long term rebuild, I say they just continue to retool around him and give it a shot.

But if he does get traded I hope it's to Cleveland or San Antonio lmao.

1_team_1_dream
07-04-2016, 12:21 PM
westbrook goes to the knicks next year. Drose westbrook melo kp noah

NYKnickFanatic
07-04-2016, 12:22 PM
He won't get traded. FA next year. Teams won't give up huge hauls for him.

How about a team with no cap space?

GiantsSwaGG
07-04-2016, 12:22 PM
No team will trade for Westbrook without a long term commitment, and I'm assuming Westbrook would rather weight his options!

Clint Olbrock
07-04-2016, 12:22 PM
I only trust one man to take down GS. While other teams GM's cry & get mad, Pat will be working behind the scenes.
Yeah, retirement. Riley lost a bunch of core pieces and still refuses to pay Wade, lol

Dade County
07-04-2016, 12:22 PM
He won't get traded. FA next year. Teams won't give up huge hauls for him.

They just lost KD, they know West is most likely going. If West says he wants to play for the Lakers; they will trade him.

They traded Harden lol

They might not get alot, but he will be traded if he has a list.

*Silver&Black*
07-04-2016, 12:27 PM
GOATbrook gonna GOAT next season. 50 PPG.:jumpy:

shep33
07-04-2016, 12:27 PM
How about a team with no cap space?


No commitment means no deal unless they somehow have assurance, which they won't.

shep33
07-04-2016, 12:31 PM
I am so excited to see his averages for next year. 29-10-9

TrueFan420
07-04-2016, 12:42 PM
No team will trade for Westbrook without a long term commitment, and I'm assuming Westbrook would rather weight his options!

Spurs should do whatever it takes to get him without giving up Leonard

Scoots
07-04-2016, 01:09 PM
How great would it be for OKC to win it all next year though.

LA4life24/8
07-04-2016, 01:13 PM
How great would it be for OKC to win it all next year though.

GREAT. But not likely lol. I'd love to see them or any team not named cavs spurs or warriors win next year.... hell just for a change I'd even be okay with the Celtics winning another one

S & B Bleeder
07-04-2016, 01:20 PM
Christ. A bunch of daydreaming morons in this thread.


He's from LA. Grew up in Lawndale.

Graduated from UCLA.

Durant was the only reason he contemplated staying with OKC past this season.

Is already being recruited by his Rap star homie back to LA: http://www.thescore.com/nba/news/702560


He will get PAID. He will also be close to his family and friends again (big family/friends guy)


D'Russ and/or Randle will be dealt for an Okafor/Cousins.


After the Durant move, Westy is a Laker next season. Guaranteed.

*Silver&Black*
07-04-2016, 01:26 PM
Lakers should trade any and all of their young guys for Cousins right now.

Aust
07-04-2016, 01:29 PM
I don't think he gets traded. I can see him signing with SA long-term, which would suck. Hope he stays in OKC so they don't have to undergo a complete rebuild.

Aust
07-04-2016, 01:33 PM
I think the Laker angle is overrated. There are plenty of more attractive options for him to go to or sign with.

nysportsfan23
07-04-2016, 01:35 PM
Knicks make so much sense

nysportsfan23
07-04-2016, 01:36 PM
Fashion, fit, team, city, kp

nysportsfan23
07-04-2016, 01:36 PM
Cp3 then to Cavs

nysportsfan23
07-04-2016, 01:38 PM
Cavs vs Knicks War then winner goes to war with warriors

cmellofan15
07-04-2016, 01:39 PM
LMAAAOO are people still acting as if the Lakers are some great free agent destination? yeah, maybe for guys who've a had a good playoff run and are looking to cash in like Roy Hibbert and Mozgov.

Lakers + Giants
07-04-2016, 01:40 PM
In a summer where we got rejected by scrubs and were forced to sign Mozgov and Deng, yet westbrook to lakers is guaranteed?? Lmfao

Aust
07-04-2016, 01:48 PM
LMAAAOO are people still acting as if the Lakers are some great free agent destination? yeah, maybe for guys who've a had a good playoff run and are looking to cash in like Roy Hibbert and Mozgov.

Hibb didn't sign here

*Silver&Black*
07-04-2016, 01:49 PM
I'd really like to see Westbrook sign with the Spurs though. Westbrook/Leonard/Aldridge.

Stunner
07-04-2016, 01:50 PM
Signing with the Bulls

mightybosstone
07-04-2016, 01:51 PM
I don't think he gets traded at all. OKC still has a really solid core of players, especially with the acquisition of Oladipo. And that could still be a 50-win team next season. If anything, I think Presti will trade other guys who help build around Westy. The odds are far more likely that other guys get traded to improve that team than that Westbrook gets traded so the Thunder can rebuild.

If Westbrook does get traded, it will be a year from now in a sign-and-trade situation.

mia1619
07-04-2016, 01:52 PM
traded midseason to heat for Winslow and Dragic

5ass
07-04-2016, 01:53 PM
They're ****ed

Westbrook
Oladipo
Roberson
Ilyasova
Adams

Roberson and ilyasova shouldn't be starters. Adams is an average center. Oladipo and Westbrook aren't the greatest fit. There's no floor spacing. Roberson can't shoot, Westbrook isn't a good shooter, Ilyasova is inconsistent, and Oladipo isn't a good catch and shoot guy. Their bench is also horrible outside of Kanter.

Teeboy1487
07-04-2016, 01:55 PM
Honestly, I hope he goes to the Spurs. The Warriors need at least someone who can possibly challenge them in the West. His prime would be wasted if he comes to the Lakers. We are not very good at all.

Dade County
07-04-2016, 01:55 PM
I don't think he gets traded at all. OKC still has a really solid core of players, especially with the acquisition of Oladipo. And that could still be a 50-win team next season. If anything, I think Presti will trade other guys who help build around Westy. The odds are far more likely that other guys get traded to improve that team than that Westbrook gets traded so the Thunder can rebuild.

If Westbrook does get traded, it will be a year from now in a sign-and-trade situation.

No need for a sign & trade. Cap goes up & teams will be able to move contracts.

OKC trying to build around West? Whats the over all big picture in trying to do this... They wont be able to beat Spurs or GS.

He's gone man. Might as well get something.

smith&wesson
07-04-2016, 01:56 PM
Spurs

Big Zo
07-04-2016, 01:57 PM
He's gonna stay and help OKC draw some crowds this season, and they'll move back to Seattle next season.

Dade County
07-04-2016, 01:57 PM
traded midseason to heat for Winslow and Dragic

This, but i was thinking within the next 48hrs. Lmao

Teeboy1487
07-04-2016, 01:58 PM
LMAAAOO are people still acting as if the Lakers are some great free agent destination? yeah, maybe for guys who've a had a good playoff run and are looking to cash in like Roy Hibbert and Mozgov.
The Lakers were forced to rebuild their roster from the ground up. The Lakers are still in the rebuilding phase. I don't know why everyone expects the Lakers to turn it around overnight. It's a long process.

SeoulBeatz
07-04-2016, 02:04 PM
Sixers. whatever they want minus Simmons/Embiid. Have all of our picks too

Noel, Okafor, lakers pick, our pick, and future 1st.

majmarcus
07-04-2016, 02:21 PM
The Lakers would be wise to NOT trade for him. Just wait to hopefully sign him later. I love Westbrook's game...but nah! I wouldn't trade for him

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cmellofan15
07-04-2016, 02:26 PM
The Lakers were forced to rebuild their roster from the ground up. The Lakers are still in the rebuilding phase. I don't know why everyone expects the Lakers to turn it around overnight. It's a long process.

Oh I completely understand, denver is in the same boat and i'm not expecting some instant rebuild. it seems that's the case with lakers fans and don't understand why people think that all of these big named free agents and guys looking to be traded want to play for the lakers.

kyubi256
07-04-2016, 02:29 PM
Lakers trade Russell for Westbrook? If no, why would they want Westbrook?

believeinNYK
07-04-2016, 02:44 PM
Sign with the Knicks as a FA in 2017
Westbrook
Courtney Lee
Melo
Porzingis
Noah
With a max cap space still left, this team would go to battle with the Cavs ..though now everyone has another rmonster of a team to worry about in the finals

TheDish87
07-04-2016, 02:46 PM
Christ. A bunch of daydreaming morons in this thread.


He's from LA. Grew up in Lawndale.

Graduated from UCLA.

Durant was the only reason he contemplated staying with OKC past this season.

Is already being recruited by his Rap star homie back to LA: http://www.thescore.com/nba/news/702560


He will get PAID. He will also be close to his family and friends again (big family/friends guy)


D'Russ and/or Randle will be dealt for an Okafor/Cousins.


After the Durant move, Westy is a Laker next season. Guaranteed.

lol keep dreaming. Laker fans are gonna be unbearable with this now

ChI_ShIzzLe
07-04-2016, 02:52 PM
Signing with the Bulls

Jimmy needs to have an MVP season for sure now.

warfelg
07-04-2016, 03:07 PM
I can see Sixers sending a massive, Saric/Okafor/RoCo/LAL pick/Sac 2019 Pick/Our own 2018 pick package.

Aust
07-04-2016, 03:19 PM
One of the worst parts of Durant's decision will be having to hear 3497858475 Laker fans post about trying to go get Westbrook. This sucks.

nysportsfan23
07-04-2016, 03:26 PM
If lakers youth make a big leap it's them. Otherwise Knicks make so much sense.

nysportsfan23
07-04-2016, 03:27 PM
NYC fits his personality so much.

Will2be
07-04-2016, 03:29 PM
I wouldn't be surprised if the Lakers put all there chips on the table to trade for Westbrook, future commitment or not. After striking out the past 2 offseason and knowing OKC is going to be looking for young talent now i can see them trying to make a move to excite the fan base again.

FlashBolt
07-04-2016, 03:31 PM
At this point, our best option is to get him to sign an extension. If not, we need to consider trading him. We won't be going anywhere with Westbrook alone. Sure, we're good enough for a second round playoffs but that's realistically all we have. Oladipo is a great pickup but man, he will never replace what KD offered us. It will be a bad few years for us if we don't make changes now... sad to say it but we are going to be in hibernation mode now.

Aust
07-04-2016, 03:40 PM
At this point, our best option is to get him to sign an extension. If not, we need to consider trading him. We won't be going anywhere with Westbrook alone. Sure, we're good enough for a second round playoffs but that's realistically all we have. Oladipo is a great pickup but man, he will never replace what KD offered us. It will be a bad few years for us if we don't make changes now... sad to say it but we are going to be in hibernation mode now.

Who is going to be your new ava?

Confusious
07-04-2016, 03:47 PM
I only trust one man to take down GS. While other teams GM's cry & get mad, Pat will be working behind the scenes.
Yeah. The team that just took them down.

Ty22Mitchell
07-04-2016, 04:00 PM
I have to be honest, if I were GM of the Lakers (let's be glad I'm not) and Presti called me with a Westbrook offer, it would take everything I had to say no. People here have made great points about the Melo-Den-NYK sitch, but as a long time Laker fan I am desperate for a legitimate-bonafided-Tier A-level-lets-get-this-mofo-4-guys-and-win-8-rings-type-superstar. I hope Mitch and Jim are stronger than me. Lol.


Anyway, to the actual X/O basketball guys here, would Westbrook fit along side a DeMarcus (trade?) or Blake (FA2017) in today's NBA?

FlashBolt
07-04-2016, 04:06 PM
Who is going to be your new ava?

Probably Adams lol

Tony_Starks
07-04-2016, 04:09 PM
I'm sure he will tell them his preference is Lakers.

But if they pilfer us for our youth in return what will he be left to play with?

LA_Raiders
07-04-2016, 04:26 PM
Trade to the lakers for Russell and Randle plus 2017 1st pick (Top 5 no question). That's a decent deal to rebuild.

Aust
07-04-2016, 04:29 PM
Trade to the lakers for Russell and Randle plus 2017 1st pick (Top 5 no question). That's a decent deal to rebuild.

It might not be top 5 if West played here and we don't even own the pick so...

DarkKnight
07-04-2016, 04:32 PM
Christ. A bunch of daydreaming morons in this thread.


He's from LA. Grew up in Lawndale.

Graduated from UCLA.

Durant was the only reason he contemplated staying with OKC past this season.

Is already being recruited by his Rap star homie back to LA: http://www.thescore.com/nba/news/702560


He will get PAID. He will also be close to his family and friends again (big family/friends guy)


D'Russ and/or Randle will be dealt for an Okafor/Cousins.


After the Durant move, Westy is a Laker next season. Guaranteed.

Moscov is definitely a draw

warfelg
07-04-2016, 04:43 PM
Trade to the lakers for Russell and Randle plus 2017 1st pick (Top 5 no question). That's a decent deal to rebuild.

Lakers only own their pick if it's top 3. Therefore you would have to involve the Sixers to get it top 5 and we likely wouldn't let that happen.

SDvikes
07-04-2016, 04:56 PM
Wolves :

Lavine
Rubio
Dieng
1st rounder 2017

Wolves:
Dunn
Westbrook
Wiggins
Bjelca (possible upgrade coming)

KAT

jerryred
07-04-2016, 07:06 PM
He will sign with the lakers next year and that team will be good

PG: D'Angelo Russell/Jordan Clarkson
SG: Russell Westbrook/Lou Williams
SF: Brandon Ingram/Luol Deng
PF: Julius Randle/Larry Nance Jr
C: Timothy Mozgov/Tarik Black

KingJudah
07-04-2016, 07:23 PM
He'll join the sixers, his attitude and rage to win fits right in with the city of Philadelphia just like iverson. He'll have embid and simmons two up n coming super stars to play with and he'll be in the east where the road to the finals is easier. Not to mention he gets to meet kd in the finals omce or twice. Come on to the sixers russ.

strahan92osi72
07-04-2016, 07:26 PM
I hope he stays honestly, would bea nice change of pace to have a superstar with some loyalty instead of trying to create super teams.

Green_Monster
07-04-2016, 07:56 PM
I only trust one man to take down GS. While other teams GM's cry & get mad, Pat will be working behind the scenes.

I thought Pat was getting KD?

News flash, he's not the god you make him out to be.

KnIckFaN.2883
07-04-2016, 08:06 PM
He'll come to the Knicks in free agency. He'll have melo and Prozingis.

More-Than-Most
07-04-2016, 08:21 PM
I really really hope the cavs do something and get him so very badly.. Even if they dont this year I hope Westy joins them next year and ***** right in durants mouth.

FlashBolt
07-04-2016, 08:24 PM
I really really hope the cavs do something and get him so very badly.. Even if they dont this year I hope Westy joins them next year and ***** right in durants mouth.

No chance Kyrie gets traded at this point. He's on a beautiful contract and after that playoffs, no way... no way. I'll take Kyrie and Love for Kanter+Westbrook but really.. no chance lol.

5ass
07-04-2016, 08:25 PM
I really really hope the cavs do something and get him so very badly.. Even if they dont this year I hope Westy joins them next year and ***** right in durants mouth.

Forget the Cavs. If I'm Westbrook I'd leave OKC to join the Spurs.

FlashBolt
07-04-2016, 08:30 PM
Forget the Cavs. If I'm Westbrook I'd leave OKC to join the Spurs.

Meh, LeBron+Westbrook is pure jizz.

More-Than-Most
07-04-2016, 08:43 PM
Westy has always wanted to go to the lakers and he is a ****ing man... He wont go to the cavs or spurs to win. He will go to the lakers/clippers like he has always intended and figure out a way to win

sens#11fan
07-04-2016, 09:05 PM
As a big fan of Westbrook I'd love to see him stay with one team his whole career and win a ring. But at this point he needs to leave, I don't see a big FA going to OKC(Maybe Blake Griffin want to go home, lol). He needs to go to the Lakers or the Knicks, as they are big markets and they fit in with his lifestyle. I wish the Lakers didn't sign Mozgov and Deng, so they could develop their pieces and get a higher pick next year.

Wade n Fade
07-04-2016, 09:59 PM
Lakers would be a good spot for him. Russell, Ingram have to be the starting pieces going back to OKC though. The brilliance is that OKC has all the time in the world to field offers. Lakers don't need to trade for him nevertheless because it makes more sense to wait. Denver has to be another option.

J4KOP99
07-04-2016, 10:49 PM
It would be pretty legendary if he went to sa. Rw v kd

nysportsfan23
07-04-2016, 11:05 PM
Who the hell would trade for him without assurances he will resign, assurances he won't give. That gm would be fired

5ass
07-04-2016, 11:12 PM
Who the hell would trade for him without assurances he will resign, assurances he won't give. That gm would be fired

It could happen. Look at the Dwight trade to LA, Batum trade to Charlotte, ect.

Wade n Fade
07-05-2016, 12:46 AM
Who the hell would trade for him without assurances he will resign, assurances he won't give. That gm would be fired

People looking for a rental. Boston traded Rondo to Dallas as an expiring I think.

xxplayerxx23
07-05-2016, 01:39 AM
2018 2020 Courtney Lee + lmaon

Tony_Starks
07-05-2016, 09:53 AM
He's the perfect fit for the Lakers. Really probably the only player of this new generation who has that Kobe killer mentality, him and Kyrie. Plus with his off court pursuits it all fits the script.

Don't trade for him though. Add him to our young core next year and they will be a PROBLEM.

D Blue987
07-05-2016, 10:23 AM
Lakers would be a good spot for him. Russell, Ingram have to be the starting pieces going back to OKC though. The brilliance is that OKC has all the time in the world to field offers. Lakers don't need to trade for him nevertheless because it makes more sense to wait. Denver has to be another option.

While the Lakers do make some sense, there is absolutely zero chance OKC could get Russell and Ingram from the Lakers for Westbrook. That would completely erase a rebuild for the Lakers and set them back years. Obviously for anyone to do a deal for Westbrook that isn't contending right now they would need Westbrook to sign an extension and that probably isn't happening with any team he gets traded to since salaries will likely be more inflated next year. Nobody will probably give up anything substantial for 1 year of Westbrook unless he gets traded to a contender that is right on the cusp of becoming elite. However, GS really hurt the chances of the rest of the league for the forseeable future imo. It's going to be difficult to contend with that behemoth.

D Blue987
07-05-2016, 10:26 AM
He's the perfect fit for the Lakers. Really probably the only player of this new generation who has that Kobe killer mentality, him and Kyrie. Plus with his off court pursuits it all fits the script.

Don't trade for him though. Add him to our young core next year and they will be a PROBLEM.

Jim and Mitch are a PROBLEM with that idea.

smith&wesson
07-05-2016, 10:58 AM
I like him on the Clippers. Paul, Westbrook back court could be lethal.

D Blue987
07-05-2016, 11:09 AM
I like him on the Clippers. Paul, Westbrook back court could be lethal.

Yes it could.

LA4life24/8
07-05-2016, 11:20 AM
He'll come to the Knicks in free agency. He'll have melo and Prozingis.

Who is that in your signature, looks bangin

LA4life24/8
07-05-2016, 11:25 AM
Also it would be tough to trade for him because it would gut the last three years of LA rebuild and probably wouldn't make us any more than a 1st round exit.

But if the young guys make the improvements they should they could try to sign him outright next offseason and possibly trade a couple of the young guys for another solid piece.

I'm dreaming I know but he has just as much chance of signing in LA as anywhere in my honest opinion. Last time he got to choose where to play he chose LA, just saying. Disagree if ya like but time will tell, hope I'm right lol!

TheDish87
07-05-2016, 12:10 PM
KD choose to play at Texas yet didnt consider Houston or Dallas...

DR_1
07-05-2016, 12:40 PM
He's comin to Chicago!

IKnowHoops
07-05-2016, 01:08 PM
Meh, LeBron+Westbrook is pure jizz.

:laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh:

Ya'll and your sayings

Hawkeye15
07-05-2016, 01:31 PM
Boston

BoSox47
07-05-2016, 02:03 PM
Boston

We certainly have the draft picks to make the trade. Just not sure if We would be willing to give up both Brooklyn picks for a guy who will hit free agency next year. That would likely be the price.

mudvayne387
07-05-2016, 02:21 PM
I have a sneaking suspicion that we will see a Melo/Knicks type situation with Westbrook and the Lakers.

Everyone involved will know how silly it is to trade before he is a free agent, yet Westbrook will want the Super Max and the Lakers will not take the chance of him signing somewhere else.

Lakers get:

Westbrook
McGary

OKC gets:

Russell
Randle
Williams
1st Rd Pick

Lakers Run:

Westbrook
Clarkson
Deng/Ingram
Bass
Mozgov

OKC Runs

Russel
Oladipo
Randle
Ilyasova
Adams

BoSox47
07-05-2016, 03:29 PM
I have a sneaking suspicion that we will see a Melo/Knicks type situation with Westbrook and the Lakers.

Everyone involved will know how silly it is to trade before he is a free agent, yet Westbrook will want the Super Max and the Lakers will not take the chance of him signing somewhere else.

Lakers get:

Westbrook
McGary

OKC gets:

Russell
Randle
Williams
1st Rd Pick

Lakers Run:

Westbrook
Clarkson
Deng/Ingram
Bass
Mozgov

OKC Runs

Russel
Oladipo
Randle
Ilyasova
Adams

The lakers would be fools to do that. I think they would be the favorites to land him in free agency so why not just wait the year out and pick him up then without losing the assets.

FlashBolt
07-05-2016, 03:52 PM
We definitely need a point guard in this trade so that's #1. I highly doubt we can sign an elite PG next season's free agency so we can stop dreaming about that. I'm not sure how the salary would work but if Cavs would entertain a trade, we could take Irving+Love for Westbrook+Kanter. Works out for us and maybe helps Cleveland a bit. Kanter has been great for us but I think Love fits perfectly playing behind Adams. Irving+Love are signed into long-term contracts so we don't have to worry about rebuilding somewhat. As for Cavs, they get a better point guard and their frontcourt would absolutely pummel the Warriors in rebounding. Not to mention the storylines.. Oh boy.

TrAv=MaGiCfReAk
07-05-2016, 04:10 PM
I'm curious for OKC fans to speak up on this topic, I don't want to start another thread. I am sure you want to keep Russell Top Choice but let's say you guys decide to trade him what kind of offers do you want most what teams what players? And I'm not talking about what you are going to get but what package intrigues you the most?

Lakers can offer good package

Celtics have tons of picks and good players

Hawks was another I heard with Dennis and milsap and picks

As a magic fan we have guys like elfrid Payton, aaron gordon, Mario, vuc(similar to kanter but could be traded later) and I'd love to see Russ reunited with ibaka along with biz and fournier.

I know when we went through the Howard thing we all had diff things we wanted but what would you as the fans like most other then keeping him.

FlashBolt
07-05-2016, 04:19 PM
I'm curious for OKC fans to speak up on this topic, I don't want to start another thread. I am sure you want to keep Russell Top Choice but let's say you guys decide to trade him what kind of offers do you want most what teams what players? And I'm not talking about what you are going to get but what package intrigues you the most?

Lakers can offer good package

Celtics have tons of picks and good players

Hawks was another I heard with Dennis and milsap and picks

As a magic fan we have guys like elfrid Payton, aaron gordon, Mario, vuc(similar to kanter but could be traded later) and I'd love to see Russ reunited with ibaka along with biz and fournier.

I know when we went through the Howard thing we all had diff things we wanted but what would you as the fans like most other then keeping him.

The thing about this is Russell is a superstar and top five player. How we approach this offseason and next offseason will determine what team we will be for the foreseeable future. 2017-2018, we will only have Kanter and Singler in our books. Russell will probably leave so if we want to win now, we should look to trade for a player who is locked into a contract like Kyrie is. At this point, anything decent we can get for Russell is what we should aim for. He doesn't want an extension and we can't offer him any promises we can get a free agent to sign here to help him. If we rebuild, I'd like to trade with Minnesota and get Rubio/Wiggins/Lavine for Westbrook/Oladipo. Probably sucks for Minny but man, it's tough.. We have very few options because Westbrook wants LAL and has one year left and I really don't want D'Angelo Russell unless we can get Ingram as well.

Cal827
07-05-2016, 04:25 PM
The lakers would be fools to do that. I think they would be the favorites to land him in free agency so why not just wait the year out and pick him up then without losing the assets.

Well, he DID say Melo/Knicks type situation :laugh2:

naps
07-05-2016, 05:21 PM
I want him to go to the Spurs and take on his old buddy who ran from him.

majmarcus
07-05-2016, 08:44 PM
I don't see how the Lakers trading for Westbrook makes them better if they're giving up Russell, Randle, AND Ingram. Hell no!!! I'd just wait to sign him as a FA if possible. I will offer Russell and some future pics or some ish...but I'm not about to gut my Damn core just for him...no sir...can't do it!!!!

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FlashBolt
07-05-2016, 08:54 PM
I don't see how the Lakers trading for Westbrook makes them better if they're giving up Russell, Randle, AND Ingram. Hell no!!! I'd just wait to sign him as a FA if possible. I will offer Russell and some future pics or some ish...but I'm not about to gut my Damn core just for him...no sir...can't do it!!!!

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Exactly. Which makes it practically impossible to get rid of Westbrook and get equal talent.

Vincent
07-05-2016, 08:55 PM
If I'm Russell Westbrook, there's not chance I give any reassurances to any team that I'd resign

And because of that, I can't see OKC having much leverage on any deals and will get pennies on the dollar for any trade.

It will really come down to whether the Thunder would like to try to remain competitive this season to convince him to stay (as the face of the franchise), or to ship him in hopes to completely rebuild and tank to get a high pick in a very good draft next year.

TylerSL
07-05-2016, 10:09 PM
Exactly. Which makes it practically impossible to get rid of Westbrook and get equal talent.

The Thunder wouldn't be trying to get equal talent back. They know they cannot get a good package for him. They won't be serious contenders for the title next season, and he is almost assuredly walking in free agency. Their choice is to lose him for free or get a little bit in return for him, along with a high draft pick. Honestly, I would just trade him if I were in charge of OKC's FO. I'd see if LA would give up D'Angelo +, or, maybe, Philly would give Okafor +.

DODGERS&LAKERS
07-06-2016, 02:28 AM
The Thunder wouldn't be trying to get equal talent back. They know they cannot get a good package for him. They won't be serious contenders for the title next season, and he is almost assuredly walking in free agency. Their choice is to lose him for free or get a little bit in return for him, along with a high draft pick. Honestly, I would just trade him if I were in charge of OKC's FO. I'd see if LA would give up D'Angelo +, or, maybe, Philly would give Okafor +.

From our end, most Laker fans have said they would be good with D'angelo and Randle. They dont want to trade Ingram for him though. Not sure if its enough for OKC but Laker fans are hoping thats the extent the front office will go. I think any team giving up major assets wants to at least see if Russell will extend.

Some for some reason still think players want to play on bum teams just because the weather is nice and we'll just get Westy for nothing more than money next year. They dont want to trade anything and just hope Westbrook loves his home like Lebron. I think that's a mistake, but if OKC ask for too much, thats our only option.

majmarcus
07-06-2016, 02:53 AM
From our end, most Laker fans have said they would be good with D'angelo and Randle. They dont want to trade Ingram for him though. Not sure if its enough for OKC but Laker fans are hoping thats the extent the front office will go. I think any team giving up major assets wants to at least see if Russell will extend.

Some for some reason still think players want to play on bum teams just because the weather is nice and we'll just get Westy for nothing more than money next year. They dont want to trade anything and just hope Westbrook loves his home like Lebron. I think that's a mistake, but if OKC ask for too much, thats our only option.
That's what's scary for me-- That the FO will be so desperate for that superstar, they'll sell out for that ONE GUY when its not necessary. I LOVE Westbrook's game. But Im offering no more than Russell and fillers and maybe cash for Westbrook. Very rarely do teams have 2 very versatile big men in Randle and Ingram. Either can bring the ball up the floor and finish.

With Ingram maturing more physically while further developing his talent-- He and Randle along with Clarkson will be taken very seriously and if adding Westbrook to that group is possible...we're friggin good.

OKC get: D. Russell, a draft pick or 2, Lou Williams, and cash in addition to future considerations.

LAL get: Russell Westbrook

#BoomDammit

Westbrook
Clarkson
Ingram
Randle
Mozgov(I forget his name)


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Jarvo
07-06-2016, 10:45 AM
I'm loving the idea of Westbrook joining The Spurs because he's the only dude I feared playing OKC and if they get him with Kawhi & LMA.. Wooooooooooo! But if he doesn't get traded he will definitely be a Laker and be the man there.

xxplayerxx23
07-06-2016, 10:46 AM
I'm loving the idea of Westbrook joining The Spurs because he's the only dude I feared playing OKC and if they get him with Kawhi & LMA.. Wooooooooooo! But if he doesn't get traded he will definitely be a Laker and be the man there.


Lol u didn't fear KD? KD lite your team the **** up last year in the playoffs

Jarvo
07-06-2016, 10:54 AM
Lol u didn't fear KD? KD lite your team the **** up last year in the playoffs

Russ was the one guy no one could truly guard because Kawhi was on KD and damn near no one can in the NBA, KD is always going to get his but Russ took them over the top with his explosiveness.

hugepatsfan
07-06-2016, 11:09 AM
Someone please take away Ainge's phone until he's dealt lol

KobeOwnSU
07-06-2016, 11:28 AM
If I am the Lakers, I only offer Randle, Williams, and a future first...They hold the leverage not OKC. If OKC wants more just tell them we will take our chances next off season with all of our young core intact.

Tony_Starks
07-06-2016, 11:56 AM
Mind you, nobody is going to rent Russ for a season or even worse half a season. Whoever they trade with is going with is going to want the assurance he'll re-sign.

That narrows the field. Also the team he wants to go to has the leverage because they can just wait and sign him outright. Don't want to be the Knicks.

With competent management I would be feeling pretty great right now.


BUT we have Jimmy Buss, on the verge of being impeached no less.




We're screwed.

Chronz
07-06-2016, 11:58 AM
Someone please take away Ainge's phone until he's dealt lol

How come?

FlashBolt
07-06-2016, 12:03 PM
Mind you, nobody is going to rent Russ for a season or even worse half a season. Whoever they trade with is going with is going to want the assurance he'll re-sign.

That narrows the field. Also the team he wants to go to has the leverage because they can just wait and sign him outright. Don't want to be the Knicks.

With competent management I would be feeling pretty great right now.


BUT we have Jimmy Buss, on the verge of being impeached no less.




We're screwed.

Someone who wants to clear cap space like the Knicks did with Robin Lopez for D.Rose would.

Chronz
07-06-2016, 12:05 PM
OKC is gonna ask for Ingram and Dlo at the least. Lakers should show more patience than the Knicks did with the Melo situation, they have the pieces necessary to start attracting players. Only way I would give up quality assets for RWB is if he gives me a guarantee that he will resign the way CP3 did for LAC.

JOSKOMANG4
07-06-2016, 12:06 PM
the Lakers would be the best destination IMO. Only way Westbrook goes to LaL is if Love arrives as well.

3 way deal:

- Cavs acquire F J.Randle & C/F E.Kanter

L: Kanter/Thompson/James/Shump/Kyrie

- Lakers acquire C/F Love & G Westbrook

L: Mosgov/Love/Deng/Clarkson/Westbrook

- Thunder acquire F Ingram, G Russell, & 2018 & 2020 1st rd pick(unprotected).

L: Adams/Ervan/Ingram/Olapido/Russell.

May be a hefty penny, but acquiring a top 5 C & top PF in this league to help revamp the lakers, the trade, IMO, is worth it.

Thunder acquire youth & salary flexibility.

Cavs acquire an uptempo center in Kanter(Ohio State Grad) and a young combo F in Randle who can help

hugepatsfan
07-06-2016, 12:09 PM
How come?

I think he'll bolt in FA.

lakerfan85
07-06-2016, 12:30 PM
No way should the Lakers trade for him..

Aust
07-06-2016, 01:22 PM
We better not trade for him.

Chronz
07-06-2016, 01:33 PM
Him going to SAS would be the best thing for the league. Might as well stock up the only 3 teams that matter anymore.

Some execs refused to help GS acquire the cap space, maybe those same execs will help teams combat them.

hugepatsfan
07-06-2016, 01:43 PM
Him going to SAS would be the best thing for the league. Might as well stock up the only 3 teams that matter anymore.

Some execs refused to help GS acquire the cap space, maybe those same execs will help teams combat them.

I agree but with the caveat that he might not be a SA type of player. He's kind of ball dominant and just not sure it have 100% success. But Pop is such a great coach and he's so talented that they can probably make it work.

Yeah we definitely should root for the top teams to all get stacked. Parity in the league - even to any level - is gone so the best we can hope for is to at least have parity among the top 3 or 4 teams. Ideally we stack up SA, CLE and one more team in the East (BOS please :D ).

Will2be
07-06-2016, 02:59 PM
I know its not a big market but i think he would fit well in Minnesota really. If the trade Kris Dunn, Rubio, and maybe Zach Lavine that isn't a bad package for OKC. I don't know how well they could convince Westbrook to stay, but a team of Westbrook, Wiggins, Anthony-Towns could be the most athletic trio in the league. They would need some other pieces but thats a strong core to build around moving forward and would threaten the west for years to come

FlashBolt
07-06-2016, 03:03 PM
I know its not a big market but i think he would fit well in Minnesota really. If the trade Kris Dunn, Rubio, and maybe Zach Lavine that isn't a bad package for OKC. I don't know how well they could convince Westbrook to stay, but a team of Westbrook, Wiggins, Anthony-Towns could be the most athletic trio in the league. They would need some other pieces but thats a strong core to build around moving forward and would threaten the west for years to come

If they can't convince WB to sign in free agency, they have zero chance in getting Westbrook to sign an extension. I'd love a Minny trade for Zach+Wiggins+Rubio and we'll send Oladipo as well but I very much doubt Minny would take a risk like that. They are in one of the best positions as an NBA team. They should get rid of Rubio and Pek and will be fine. Westbrook is not needed for them.

Pierzynski4Prez
07-06-2016, 04:49 PM
Needs to be a big market team. Can't see a small market gambling without insurance he'd resign.

Team also needs to have assets in their possession that are basically guaranteed to be of high value. Such as owning picks that do not belong to their team, rather a team on the down like BRK. Wherever he is traded, the Westbrook led team isn't leading you to a high lottery pick.

Team also needs to have multiple high ceiling players on rookie contracts.

Boston is the best team, and likely only team, who can pay what WB is worth. 2017 swap with BRK, 2018 BRK pick, Brown, Bradley, Smart, hell even IT would be on the table. Philly owns the LAL pick (top 3 protected) which could be in the 4-9 range + any of their young players.

Dade County
07-06-2016, 05:26 PM
Needs to be a big market team. Can't see a small market gambling without insurance he'd resign.

Team also needs to have assets in their possession that are basically guaranteed to be of high value. Such as owning picks that do not belong to their team, rather a team on the down like BRK. Wherever he is traded, the Westbrook led team isn't leading you to a high lottery pick.

Team also needs to have multiple high ceiling players on rookie contracts.

Boston is the best team, and likely only team, who can pay what WB is worth. 2017 swap with BRK, 2018 BRK pick, Brown, Bradley, Smart, hell even IT would be on the table. Philly owns the LAL pick (top 3 protected) which could be in the 4-9 range + any of their young players.


But if Westbrook has a list, none of this matters. His agent can just say, Westbrook will not think about signing with any team that trades for him thats not on his list.

So what if his list is just...?

Lakers & Clippers

hugepatsfan
07-06-2016, 06:51 PM
Needs to be a big market team. Can't see a small market gambling without insurance he'd resign.

Team also needs to have assets in their possession that are basically guaranteed to be of high value. Such as owning picks that do not belong to their team, rather a team on the down like BRK. Wherever he is traded, the Westbrook led team isn't leading you to a high lottery pick.

Team also needs to have multiple high ceiling players on rookie contracts.

Boston is the best team, and likely only team, who can pay what WB is worth. 2017 swap with BRK, 2018 BRK pick, Brown, Bradley, Smart, hell even IT would be on the table. Philly owns the LAL pick (top 3 protected) which could be in the 4-9 range + any of their young players.

There is no being sure he'll re-sign. He has to wait until FA. This time last year no one thought KD would leave including him. Even if Westbrook says he will re-sign you can't count on it. Who's to say he won't join a super team next year. He isn't worth his worth in a trade with that being the case.

Chronz
07-06-2016, 07:15 PM
I agree but with the caveat that he might not be a SA type of player. He's kind of ball dominant and just not sure it have 100% success. But Pop is such a great coach and he's so talented that they can probably make it work.

Yeah we definitely should root for the top teams to all get stacked. Parity in the league - even to any level - is gone so the best we can hope for is to at least have parity among the top 3 or 4 teams. Ideally we stack up SA, CLE and one more team in the East (BOS please :D ).

His motion offense died alil with the LMA addition and Kawhi's ascension as an iso scorer, Pop slowed tempo and posted up more than pretty much all the teams in the league last I checked. Hes said in the past, if he had a LeBron James he would play differently too.

RWB is too great of a talent upgrade, TP is prolly still holding onto the ball alil too much given his talent, hes still serviceable but even a hindered RWB can outplay that standard. I remember a young Westbrook playing off the ball more and he was leading OKC well enough to pass for a PG, if he adopted a similar mindset on a team where he can play PnP with LMA/Pau on the elbows.

The possibilities are endless if Pau still has enough left in the tank.

IKnowHoops
07-06-2016, 07:21 PM
Exactly. Which makes it practically impossible to get rid of Westbrook and get equal talent.

K Love?

FlashBolt
07-06-2016, 07:25 PM
K Love?

Maybe but Cavs would have to get rid of Irving or Westbrook for a frontcourt player. That might work. A threeway trade of Love for Westbrook and then Westbrook/Irving for Cousins? Who knows. Cavs have lots of options with Love, tbh. I'll take him but we need to get rid of Kanter to.. Again, very difficult to say but we need to get rid of Westbrook ASAP.

IKnowHoops
07-06-2016, 07:53 PM
Maybe but Cavs would have to get rid of Irving or Westbrook for a frontcourt player. That might work. A threeway trade of Love for Westbrook and then Westbrook/Irving for Cousins? Who knows. Cavs have lots of options with Love, tbh. I'll take him but we need to get rid of Kanter to.. Again, very difficult to say but we need to get rid of Westbrook ASAP.

Be a hard choice between Kyrie and Russel. I think Russell is better, Kyrie may be the better fit being that he has superior range and clutch shooting

FlashBolt
07-06-2016, 08:04 PM
Be a hard choice between Kyrie and Russel. I think Russell is better, Kyrie may be the better fit being that he has superior range and clutch shooting

One thing about Kyrie is he's more unstoppable than Russell offensively. It's why RWB struggled offensively while Kyrie didn't. When he's on fire, there's nothing you can do because he can score in more ways than any other PG (yes, including Curry). RWB on the other hand may not be as potent offensively but he's a better player just about every other way than Kyrie. Defensively, rebounding, steals, passing, he's just better than Kyrie. But LeBron doesn't need Kyrie to be a rebounder or passer. Defense? Meh, I don't think RWB is as great defensively as some people make it seem. He plays the passing lanes and gambles way too much. Realistically, LeBron can handle all PG duties. So IMO, Kyrie is a better fit for LeBron.

5ass
07-06-2016, 08:04 PM
The Lakers trade Russell and Randle for Westbrook. Those complaining about Randle being involved need to get real. Randle isn't going to hold up a trade for a scoring champ. He's replaceable, and anyway he's just not a good enough player right now to help Westbrook win. You can work with Ingram, but you can't try to develop two young players while also competing. Westbrook is 27 and in his prime. The Lakers will look to add another major FA in 2017. They'll replace Randle with Millsap, and will be so much better than with Randle.

OKC gets a starting back court that looks good on paper with Russell and Oladipo. They should compliment each other nicely. Adams and Randle are fine for now. They'll still probably suck this year, and win 25-30 games, but this is a good start. Presti will try to work his magic in the draft.

Teeboy1487
07-06-2016, 08:28 PM
The Lakers trade Russell and Randle for Westbrook. Those complaining about Randle being involved need to get real. Randle isn't going to hold up a trade for a scoring champ. He's replaceable, and anyway he's just not a good enough player right now to help Westbrook win. You can work with Ingram, but you can't try to develop two young players while also competing. Westbrook is 27 and in his prime. The Lakers will look to add another major FA in 2017. They'll replace Randle with Millsap, and will be so much better than with Randle.

OKC gets a starting back court that looks good on paper with Russell and Oladipo. They should compliment each other nicely. Adams and Randle are fine for now. They'll still probably suck this year, and win 25-30 games, but this is a good start. Presti will try to work his magic in the draft.
Naw, we can sign him for free next year. If not, it is what it is. I love our talent at the guard position. Before simple-mindedness takes over, I understand Westbrook is better any player on our roster. Perhaps he is better than all of them combined. However, I really like our young core. Unlike Orlando, I don't want us to trade them away. I want to see them grow as Lakers. As a fan, I have seen 5 championships. For once, I would like to see the Lakers compete while building a team from complete scratch. I'm enjoying the process.

5ass
07-07-2016, 01:31 AM
Naw, we can sign him for free next year. If not, it is what it is. I love our talent at the guard position. Before simple-mindedness takes over, I understand Westbrook is better any player on our roster. Perhaps he is better than all of them combined. However, I really like our young core. Unlike Orlando, I don't want us to trade them away. I want to see them grow as Lakers. As a fan, I have seen 5 championships. For once, I would like to see the Lakers compete while building a team from complete scratch. I'm enjoying the process.
We traded one of our many young guys, maybe we'll trade more though so who knows. Ibaka is a million times better in terms of fit. I just think if theres one franchise in the league that will look to move their assets for a star its the Lakers, and all I'm saying is Randle isn't worth the holding up a trade if you're willing to part with Russell. Its fun to think highly of your young prospects and expect them all to stay together and live happily ever after, but I dont see LA waiting. Especially considering the fact that they owe a pick to the sixers. If they get 4th or 5th pick and lose it it won't look good. You'd rather go through another losing season and worry even more about losing the pick just so you can wait for that young core to hit their prime in 5 years and maybe start competing for a chip? I don't see the Lakers doing that. More likely they will trade for Westbrook and add a FA like Paul Millsap in 2017 IMO. Start competing much sooner rather than later.

lol, please
07-07-2016, 01:43 AM
Him going to SAS would be the best thing for the league. Might as well stock up the only 3 teams that matter anymore.

Some execs refused to help GS acquire the cap space, maybe those same execs will help teams combat them.

Try and build a super team in San Antonio? Less parity. He should stay, or go to the Raptors or Celtics.

KingJudah
07-07-2016, 01:44 AM
While the Lakers do make some sense, there is absolutely zero chance OKC could get Russell and Ingram from the Lakers for Westbrook. That would completely erase a rebuild for the Lakers and set them back years. Obviously for anyone to do a deal for Westbrook that isn't contending right now they would need Westbrook to sign an extension and that probably isn't happening with any team he gets traded to since salaries will likely be more inflated next year. Nobody will probably give up anything substantial for 1 year of Westbrook unless he gets traded to a contender that is right on the cusp of becoming elite. However, GS really hurt the chances of the rest of the league for the forseeable future imo. It's going to be difficult to contend with that behemoth.

This makes zero sense the sixers could pay Westbrook 28 million a year right now if he signed an extension so what does the cap going up matter to a team like philly who could pay a massive salary right now. Smh

majmarcus
07-07-2016, 01:48 AM
We traded one of our many young guys, maybe we'll trade more though so who knows. Ibaka is a million times better in terms of fit. I just think if theres one franchise in the league that will look to move their assets for a star its the Lakers, and all I'm saying is Randle isn't worth the holding up a trade if you're willing to part with Russell. Its fun to think highly of your young prospects and expect them all to stay together and live happily ever after, but I dont see LA waiting. Especially considering the fact that they owe a pick to the sixers. If they get 4th or 5th pick and lose it it won't look good. You'd rather go through another losing season and worry even more about losing the pick just so you can wait for that young core to hit their prime in 5 years and maybe start competing for a chip? I don't see the Lakers doing that. More likely they will trade for Westbrook and add a FA like Paul Millsap in 2017 IMO. Start competing much sooner rather than later.
Idk why I'm seemingly one of the few that would prefer to hold on to Randle if possible. I guess Im just a big fan of Versatile big men and the fact that he's so young is another thing. Im that guy that hates trading certain youths for veterans. Millsap is a solid player...but its just funny to me that he has never been mentioned as that other guy you need to get some things done-- but he's the perfect replacement for Randle? Much respect indeed...but Randle is going to be an unappreciated gem if he continues to develop

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Bostonjorge
07-07-2016, 02:21 AM
If lakers trade for Westbrook then they are in the playoffs and a tough out. Seeing the lakers in the playoffs will get other superstars trying to sign in LA.

Westbrook in a lakers jersey is good for the league.

KingJudah
07-07-2016, 02:43 AM
Lol if the lakers trade for west wth else do they have but Westbrook? You dont even have your draft pick or any other draft assets, you'd have to give up bothrussel and ingram, west ain't going to the lakers to play with randle and mosgov and deng. Smh

Aust
07-07-2016, 02:46 AM
I have faith that we won't trade for him.

Bostonjorge
07-07-2016, 08:09 PM
Lol if the lakers trade for west wth else do they have but Westbrook? You dont even have your draft pick or any other draft assets, you'd have to give up bothrussel and ingram, west ain't going to the lakers to play with randle and mosgov and deng. Smh

Westbook is worth that and more on a 5 year deal. On a expiring deal and it's almost a given he's leaving Okc then no way are the lakers giving up both Russell and Ingram. Russel and randle is more then any team will off to gamble on Russell resigning.

Moz
Deng
Ingram
Clarkson
Westbrook

Randle 6th man who will finsh games

That's a playoff team as high as 5th seed. They can be as good as Portland. Westbook impacts the game that much.

Scoots
07-07-2016, 09:14 PM
Naw, we can sign him for free next year. If not, it is what it is. I love our talent at the guard position. Before simple-mindedness takes over, I understand Westbrook is better any player on our roster. Perhaps he is better than all of them combined. However, I really like our young core. Unlike Orlando, I don't want us to trade them away. I want to see them grow as Lakers. As a fan, I have seen 5 championships. For once, I would like to see the Lakers compete while building a team from complete scratch. I'm enjoying the process.

Continuity is important. The issue with signing Westbrook for free next year is he might be traded this year, and any such trade would have to include assurances that Westbrook would stay next year.

nysportsfan23
07-08-2016, 08:28 PM
Westbrooks max starts at 28.8
Rose expiring 21.3 +
Jennings expiring 5 +
Baker expiring 1.1 = 27.4
Do a simple move to free up 1.4 + 1.2 cap hold, like move oquinn + 2nd rounder for nothing, Westbrook on Knicks.

DODGERS&LAKERS
07-08-2016, 10:16 PM
Westbrooks max starts at 28.8
Rose expiring 21.3 +
Jennings expiring 5 +
Baker expiring 1.1 = 27.4
Do a simple move to free up 1.4 + 1.2 cap hold, like move oquinn + 2nd rounder for nothing, Westbrook on Knicks.
His max is tied to the cap so if its as expected at $102m, his starting season would be worth around $30m with 4.5% increases.

hugepatsfan
07-08-2016, 10:31 PM
Try and build a super team in San Antonio? Less parity. He should stay, or go to the Raptors or Celtics.

Him going to SAS would be more parity. Right now there's 1 team alone at the top with another 2 in CLE/SAS a good margin behind. Westy in SA would be 2 at the top. That's more parity.

nysportsfan23
07-08-2016, 10:33 PM
According to ESPN article it would be 28.8 b/c after next year he would have 9 yrs of service

hugepatsfan
07-08-2016, 10:47 PM
His max is tied to the cap so if its as expected at $102m, his starting season would be worth around $30m with 4.5% increases.

The $28.8M is what it will be for him. It gets reported as 30% of the cap but it's actually a little less.

http://www.spotrac.com/nba/boston-celtics/cap/

http://www.spotrac.com/nba/dallas-mavericks/cap/

I posted those links to show Horford and Barnes. Horford got a max but it's not quite 30%. Barnes' wasn't quite the full 25%. There are some adjustments but the 25/30/35% depending on experience are general rules of thumbs. It's been reported by NBA sources that the "30%" max next year for a $102M cap is $28.8M. IDK what the adjustments are but however they're calculated that's what it will be with the cap projection.

Chronz
07-08-2016, 11:06 PM
Try and build a super team in San Antonio? Less parity. He should stay, or go to the Raptors or Celtics.
In some ways its actually more parity. At the top that is.

DODGERS&LAKERS
07-09-2016, 02:09 AM
The $28.8M is what it will be for him. It gets reported as 30% of the cap but it's actually a little less.

http://www.spotrac.com/nba/boston-celtics/cap/

http://www.spotrac.com/nba/dallas-mavericks/cap/

I posted those links to show Horford and Barnes. Horford got a max but it's not quite 30%. Barnes' wasn't quite the full 25%. There are some adjustments but the 25/30/35% depending on experience are general rules of thumbs. It's been reported by NBA sources that the "30%" max next year for a $102M cap is $28.8M. IDK what the adjustments are but however they're calculated that's what it will be with the cap projection.

Really, thanks. I did not know that. I always assumed when they said 30% they really meant it.