I would probably rather Miller & Simons + whatever Lillard can bring in (Brooklyn’s treasure chest of first round picks?).
Why do Portland do this?
If the Hornets take Scoot, would a Brown for Ball trade make sense? Then the C's spin Smart somewhere else maybe for a wing.
I was wondering should Charlotte trade LaMelo to Portland for the #3 pick + A Simons. Draft Scoot and Brandon Miller.
PG: Scoot Henderson
SG: Anfernee Simons
SF: Brandon Miller
That is a nice start to rebuilding their franchise.
I didn’t trust LaMelo’s body prior to Lonzo breaking down. I trust it even less now
Sorry. I got confused.
I thought this was a different trade idea of Lillard to CHA for the #2 pick. Then POR having the #2 and #3 to fastforward the rebuild into a post-Lillard era. That is why I said the purpose was to rebuild.
No. For this LaMelo trade, the purpose was a win-now move for POR. That they couldn't get an athletic wing or forward that they desire and that LaMelo was the best individual talent available they could get their hands on. Big move to prove to Lillard they are trying to build a winner around him.
I'd love to see LaMelo and Lillard together. That would be the best backcourt in the league. They would be absolutely electric together. Both guys able to play on or off the ball. Terrifying the defense no matter who has it.
Of course the big problem is familiar one for POR, can you get enough frontcourt talent around them to build a winner?
F: J Grant
The SF and C spots are weak points. Lot of pressure on Sharpe to become a big contributor for them to be a threat come playoff time.
On the topic of LaMelo to POR but as a rebuilding trade, a 2nd trade sending Lillard elsewhere could be fun. Pair that with the idea of Lillard to BOS for Jaylen Brown.
F: J Grant
That would be a fun team also. LaMelo and Jaylen a nice 1-2 punch to build a future team around for the next 7-8 years. Sharpe an up and comer. Jerami Grant the 3rd option. Loads of athleticism and shooting between the four of them.