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  1. #1
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    Outside the box OKC

    So Iíve been thinking what does OKC do with Paul. I think keeping Paul for a year makes sense. Next offseason 2/80 is a lot easier to swallow for a team. But I think OKC should stay competitive and trade for Beal. Two firsts should do it.

    You can field a team of CP3 Gilgeous(sp) Beal Galinari Adams thatís a nice team. And you can trade everyone next offseason in a weak free agent market. The Paul geo he and Westbrook trades happened after free agency so a lot of teams couldnít get involved if they wanted too. You can get at least 1 first round for Beal back. Or you stay competitive while rebuilding.

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    No.

    Sam Presti set the market for trading for an all-star while sending no players of high value: At least 2 firsts + 2 pick swaps.

    They need to avoid the luxury tax and should tear it down. It shouldn't be hard to move Adams, Shroder and Gallo for more picks or young players. If you can get 2 more protected 1st picks out of those 3 guys and maybe 1 solid guy, they have the chance to be a sustainable low cost playoff team in 3 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beasted86 View Post
    No.

    Sam Presti set the market for trading for an all-star while sending no players of high value: At least 2 firsts + 2 pick swaps.

    They need to avoid the luxury tax and should tear it down. It shouldn't be hard to move Adams, Shroder and Gallo for more picks or young players. If you can get 2 more protected 1st picks out of those 3 guys and maybe 1 solid guy, they have the chance to be a sustainable low cost playoff team in 3 years.
    Teams donít worry about luxury tax that much owners are billionaires.

    This is all because I donít think they can get out from the CP3 contract. So why not use him.

    Acquiring Bradley Beal would not be near what it costs for Paul George. OKC had all the power they knew PG13 was the key to Kawhi. So basically the clippers did the trade to get PG13 and Kawhi. Trading two firsts for Beal isnít a bad move when you can recoup that in a year if it doesnít work this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joemoes View Post
    So Iíve been thinking what does OKC do with Paul. I think keeping Paul for a year makes sense. Next offseason 2/80 is a lot easier to swallow for a team. But I think OKC should stay competitive and trade for Beal. Two firsts should do it.

    You can field a team of CP3 Gilgeous(sp) Beal Galinari Adams thatís a nice team. And you can trade everyone next offseason in a weak free agent market. The Paul geo he and Westbrook trades happened after free agency so a lot of teams couldnít get involved if they wanted too. You can get at least 1 first round for Beal back. Or you stay competitive while rebuilding.


    no my god 2 first wont do it... it starts with 2 firsts and multiple players including young high upside players... BB has 2 years left on his deal and the wizards dont need to trade him period.... why the **** do people think they can get BB for peanuts? my god... First heat fans and now this... You arent getting BB unless you trade damn near everything WHY? because the wizards love him and he loves them and he is signed down and will def sign an extension... If you want BB expect something close to what the pelicans got for AD... jesus.


    when did a 26/5/5 player on 48/35/81 at age 26 with 2 years left become trad-able for 2 firsts????????????????????????????
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joemoes View Post
    Teams donít worry about luxury tax that much owners are billionaires.

    This is all because I donít think they can get out from the CP3 contract. So why not use him.

    Acquiring Bradley Beal would not be near what it costs for Paul George. OKC had all the power they knew PG13 was the key to Kawhi. So basically the clippers did the trade to get PG13 and Kawhi. Trading two firsts for Beal isnít a bad move when you can recoup that in a year if it doesnít work this year.
    um how dont the wizards have all the power exactly? wait for.... BB is signed down for 2 more years... He loves money and loves the wizards and the wizards love him... He has never said/stated or wanted out in any way shape or form and has already been talking about an extension with the wizards.... The wizards have more power right now than OKC had with PG13....... The clippers were desperate is all.... Stop.

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    CP3 isn't going to bring much back to OKC. Not all owners are billionaires and not all owners want their NBA toy to lose money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by More-Than-Most View Post
    um how dont the wizards have all the power exactly? wait for.... BB is signed down for 2 more years... He loves money and loves the wizards and the wizards love him... He has never said/stated or wanted out in any way shape or form and has already been talking about an extension with the wizards.... The wizards have more power right now than OKC had with PG13....... The clippers were desperate is all.... Stop.
    All that makes me wonder about his iq. Seems kinda dumb to me to watch all your peers have meaningful careers while they get paid and accomplish goals. Beal is ok with just getting paid and being on a lottery team ? Seems complacent. I wouldnít want a player with that mind set.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smith&wesson View Post
    All that makes me wonder about his iq. Seems kinda dumb to me to watch all your peers have meaningful careers while they get paid and accomplish goals. Beal is ok with just getting paid and being on a lottery team ? Seems complacent. I wouldnít want a player with that mind set.
    So staying with the team who drafted you and trying to make it work is bad now? Makes me wonder about your iq. Seems kind of dumb

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    Quote Originally Posted by tucksoe View Post
    So staying with the team who drafted you and trying to make it work is bad now? Makes me wonder about your iq. Seems kind of dumb
    I wasnít insulting you. . But anyways

    Beal has spent 7 seasons with the Wizards. The Wizards are in no better position to win now then they were 7 years ago. Call me stupid but Iíd be thinking about my career.

    Being loyal to the team that drafted you is a thing of the past. ďLoyaltyĒ from players and teams are no longer a thing. There was a time when guys like Reggie Miller were respected for sticking out with the same team only to never win a ship. Guys like KG changed that narrative. Guys like Lebron and Durant changed that narrative. Have you watched basketball at all in the last 15 years?
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    No, they need to rebuild, not trade off what they do have for a shot at 6 seed with an aging Paul.

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    A CP3/Beal/SGA/Galo foursome wouldn't even make the playoffs in the Western Conference next year.

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    Beal is gonna take way more then two first round picks. Heck the Bucks got a first and two second round picks in a sign and trade of RFA Brogdon to Pacers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beasted86 View Post
    No.

    Sam Presti set the market for trading for an all-star while sending no players of high value: At least 2 firsts + 2 pick swaps.

    They need to avoid the luxury tax and should tear it down. It shouldn't be hard to move Adams, Shroder and Gallo for more picks or young players. If you can get 2 more protected 1st picks out of those 3 guys and maybe 1 solid guy, they have the chance to be a sustainable low cost playoff team in 3 years.
    Obviously you don't know much about the CBA or how the lux tax works... OKC is already below the lux tax threshold... They have no reason to trade anyone anymore... If they do, it can be for upgrading their current roster and can develop their future on a parallel path too, by upgrading their roster depth with youth and talent...

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    Quote Originally Posted by TylerSL View Post
    A CP3/Beal/SGA/Galo foursome wouldn't even make the playoffs in the Western Conference next year.
    Throw in Adams and that's a solid team. Better then the 6th seed 19 clippers so you never know.,

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    Quote Originally Posted by buckalis View Post
    Obviously you don't know much about the CBA or how the lux tax works... OKC is already below the lux tax threshold... They have no reason to trade anyone anymore... If they do, it can be for upgrading their current roster and can develop their future on a parallel path too, by upgrading their roster depth with youth and talent...
    Stop being an idiot. You know that the Thunder have a ~$136M payroll and are above the tax threshold, which is $132M. This is common knowledge.

    Sources:
    http://www.basketballinsiders.com/ok...r-team-salary/
    https://en.hispanosnba.com/salaries/...a-city-thunder
    https://www.spotrac.com/nba/oklahoma-city-thunder/cap/
    https://okcthunderwire.usatoday.com/...to-chris-paul/

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