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Title: 2018 NBA League Trade Deadline & Buyout Season Watch Thread
Post by: Phantom255x on January 20, 2018, 11:41:56 AM
Hey guys, so I didn't see a thread like this on here, so thought I'd create it.

I figure it would also be a bit more organized to just post all the rumors, signings, trades on here as well for the next few months as there is expected to be quite a bit of movement and buyouts (possibly with a lot of surprising names involved)

It's also a little easier since it seems teams like the Cavaliers are after EVERYBODY (seriously, we've heard George Hill, DeAndre Jordan, Lou Williams, Kemba Walker all within a day), so there will be a ton of different rumors.

Anyways, my realistic hope for the Celtics is that Greg Monroe or Tyson Chandler gets bought out by Phoenix, and that the Celtics sign either using DPE (I would love to have either). Gives us good front court depth and some postseason experience as well (especially with Chandler). And frankly, we may need either to help this front court which does still tend to struggle against teams with ferocious bigs (as we've seen the last few games).

My ideal hope is either Tyreke Evans or Lou Williams, but I doubt they can trade for either b/c of lack of "rental assets" like 2nd rounders and such, and because I don't think the Clippers sell to be honest (they still have aspirations of making the playoffs and possibly making a run with Griffin, Beverley, Jordan, Lou, etc.).

Personally, I wouldn't even mind just cutting Nader for another open roster spot, but Ainge won't do that lol.

As for the Cavaliers, I think they are kind of doomed IF the Pelicans and Clippers decide not to sell, because the ONLY moves that can thread the needle for them is EITHER trading for Cousins, OR trading for a Jordan + Lou Williams package from LAC. But Pelicans and Clippers are currently in the playoff picture and are just 1.5 games removed from being a 5 seed in the West.

Anyways, should be a busy trade season and buyout market. It may be a bit boring for us Celtics fans as usually we hear star names in trade rumors coming to Boston, but that's likely not the case for us, but hey, we still have the DPE to use in a trade or buyout signing (for hopefully a good player)!
Title: Re: 2018 NBA League Trade Market & Buyout Season Watch Thread
Post by: Phantom255x on February 08, 2018, 11:24:03 AM
First trade of the day!

Bulls trade Jameer Nelson to Pistons for Willie Reed
Title: Re: 2018 NBA League Trade Market & Buyout Season Watch Thread
Post by: jpotter33 on February 08, 2018, 12:01:19 PM
http://bleacherreport.com/post/nba-rumors/bf533aee-db66-4957-9736-4399eba93e75?share=other

Raps in the mix on DJ now, though likely need a third team.

http://twitter.com/wojespn/status/961644990857465856

Cleveland and Lakers in serious talks, not sure about who. Clarkson?
Title: Re: 2018 NBA League Trade Market & Buyout Season Watch Thread
Post by: Phantom255x on February 08, 2018, 12:01:40 PM
Woj says Cavaliers and Lakers are serious on a trade and could be close.

Could CLE get Clarkson, Nance & Randle while Lakers get salary (2 bad contracts?), and Cavaliers Own 2018 First Rounder.
Title: Re: 2018 NBA League Trade Market & Buyout Season Watch Thread
Post by: Phantom255x on February 08, 2018, 12:02:18 PM
http://bleacherreport.com/post/nba-rumors/bf533aee-db66-4957-9736-4399eba93e75?share=other

Raps in the mix on DJ now, though likely need a third team.

http://twitter.com/wojespn/status/961644990857465856

Cleveland and Lakers in serious talks, not sure about who. Clarkson?

TP for posting that just ahead of me haha.

Yeah read what I said below. Could they do that?

Woj says Cavaliers and Lakers are serious on a trade and could be close.

Could CLE get Clarkson, Nance & Randle while Lakers get salary (2 bad contracts?), and Cavaliers Own 2018 First Rounder.
Title: Re: 2018 NBA League Trade Market & Buyout Season Watch Thread
Post by: nickagneta on February 08, 2018, 12:03:22 PM
Woj says Cavaliers and Lakers are serious on a trade and could be close.

Could CLE get Clarkson, Nance & Randle while Lakers get salary (2 bad contracts?), and Cavaliers Own 2018 First Rounder.
This looks like a "let's get some youth and dump some salary because Lebron is gone" trade
Title: Re: 2018 NBA League Trade Market & Buyout Season Watch Thread
Post by: Eddie20 on February 08, 2018, 12:04:42 PM
Woj says Cavaliers and Lakers are serious on a trade and could be close.

Could CLE get Clarkson, Nance & Randle while Lakers get salary (2 bad contracts?), and Cavaliers Own 2018 First Rounder.
This looks like a "let's get some youth and dump some salary because Lebron is gone" trade

Bye bye IT
Title: Re: 2018 NBA League Trade Market & Buyout Season Watch Thread
Post by: Phantom255x on February 08, 2018, 12:04:48 PM
Woj says Cavaliers and Lakers are serious on a trade and could be close.

Could CLE get Clarkson, Nance & Randle while Lakers get salary (2 bad contracts?), and Cavaliers Own 2018 First Rounder.
This looks like a "let's get some youth and dump some salary because Lebron is gone" trade

Idk, Clarkson and Randle are pretty solid, so is Nance.

Doesn't thread the needle but could help them get out of the East at least. IMO.

Or am I overrating these guys?
Title: Re: 2018 NBA League Trade Deadline & Buyout Season Watch Thread
Post by: Mlewis1392 on February 08, 2018, 12:04:56 PM
Looks like Avery Bradley may be on his way to San Antonio for danny green and a first
Title: Re: 2018 NBA League Trade Market & Buyout Season Watch Thread
Post by: DefenseWinsChamps on February 08, 2018, 12:05:15 PM
http://bleacherreport.com/post/nba-rumors/bf533aee-db66-4957-9736-4399eba93e75?share=other

Raps in the mix on DJ now, though likely need a third team.

http://twitter.com/wojespn/status/961644990857465856

Cleveland and Lakers in serious talks, not sure about who. Clarkson?

Not good. If the Raptors somehow get DJ for JV and a prospect ... Not good.
Title: Re: 2018 NBA League Trade Market & Buyout Season Watch Thread
Post by: Surferdad on February 08, 2018, 12:05:42 PM
First trade of the day!

Bulls trade Jameer Nelson to Pistons for Willie Reed
Really...Bulls win that trade, easily.  W. Reed is a decent young big.  Jameer will probably retire, no?
Title: Re: 2018 NBA League Trade Market & Buyout Season Watch Thread
Post by: jpotter33 on February 08, 2018, 12:06:44 PM
Woj says Cavaliers and Lakers are serious on a trade and could be close.

Could CLE get Clarkson, Nance & Randle while Lakers get salary (2 bad contracts?), and Cavaliers Own 2018 First Rounder.
This looks like a "let's get some youth and dump some salary because Lebron is gone" trade

Bye bye IT

Yeah, I could see an LA trade involving IT. Iíve always said thatíd be a good landing spot for him, though surely thatíd mean no Lebron in the summer.
Title: Re: 2018 NBA League Trade Deadline & Buyout Season Watch Thread
Post by: Eddie20 on February 08, 2018, 12:07:01 PM
Pretty sure IT and Frye are going to LA
Title: Re: 2018 NBA League Trade Deadline & Buyout Season Watch Thread
Post by: celticinorlando on February 08, 2018, 12:07:01 PM
What is Cleveland sending to LA?
Title: Re: 2018 NBA League Trade Deadline & Buyout Season Watch Thread
Post by: Phantom255x on February 08, 2018, 12:07:52 PM
TRADE.

Woj says Nance and Clarkson to Cavaliers.
Title: Re: 2018 NBA League Trade Market & Buyout Season Watch Thread
Post by: Sketch5 on February 08, 2018, 12:08:08 PM
Woj says Cavaliers and Lakers are serious on a trade and could be close.

Could CLE get Clarkson, Nance & Randle while Lakers get salary (2 bad contracts?), and Cavaliers Own 2018 First Rounder.
This looks like a "let's get some youth and dump some salary because Lebron is gone" trade

Bye bye IT

Yeah, I could see an LA trade involving IT. Iíve always said thatíd be a good landing spot for him, though surely thatíd mean no Lebron in the summer.

Clarkson and Nace heading to the Cavs, don't know whos going out. Woj
Title: Re: 2018 NBA League Trade Market & Buyout Season Watch Thread
Post by: Mlewis1392 on February 08, 2018, 12:08:44 PM
Woj says Cavaliers and Lakers are serious on a trade and could be close.

Could CLE get Clarkson, Nance & Randle while Lakers get salary (2 bad contracts?), and Cavaliers Own 2018 First Rounder.

Does anyone else think Isaiah could be involved in the Clarkson deal
Title: Re: 2018 NBA League Trade Deadline & Buyout Season Watch Thread
Post by: celticinorlando on February 08, 2018, 12:09:07 PM
Cavs positioning themselves for post Lebron
Title: Re: 2018 NBA League Trade Deadline & Buyout Season Watch Thread
Post by: Phantom255x on February 08, 2018, 12:09:34 PM
WOW. Isaiah, Frye and CLE 1st going OUT.  :o
Title: Re: 2018 NBA League Trade Deadline & Buyout Season Watch Thread
Post by: celticinorlando on February 08, 2018, 12:09:43 PM
Sounds like IT and Frye to LA  and a number 1??

Wow..Cleveland...really?
Title: Re: 2018 NBA League Trade Deadline & Buyout Season Watch Thread
Post by: rondofan1255 on February 08, 2018, 12:09:49 PM
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I'm hearing it's Isaiah Thomas, Channing Frye, and the Cavs first to Lakers for Clarkson and Nance.

https://twitter.com/KevinOConnorNBA/status/961647863137644544
Title: Re: 2018 NBA League Trade Deadline & Buyout Season Watch Thread
Post by: jpotter33 on February 08, 2018, 12:09:53 PM
http://twitter.com/ArashMarkazi/status/961647380993994752

Clarkson and Nance to Cleveland, not sure for who though.

Helps their bench scoring, which they donít really need, and does nothing for their defense lol
Title: Re: 2018 NBA League Trade Deadline & Buyout Season Watch Thread
Post by: Eddie20 on February 08, 2018, 12:10:03 PM
So hey about that IT video tribute on Sunday....
Title: Re: 2018 NBA League Trade Market & Buyout Season Watch Thread
Post by: tazzmaniac on February 08, 2018, 12:12:20 PM
Woj says Cavaliers and Lakers are serious on a trade and could be close.

Could CLE get Clarkson, Nance & Randle while Lakers get salary (2 bad contracts?), and Cavaliers Own 2018 First Rounder.

Does anyone else think Isaiah could be involved in the Clarkson deal
Yes.  IT mentioned not wanting to get traded again and that he like being on the Cavs since they had a chance at the championship.  Lakers could shutdown IT for the season. 
Title: Re: 2018 NBA League Trade Deadline & Buyout Season Watch Thread
Post by: jpotter33 on February 08, 2018, 12:16:05 PM
WOW. Isaiah, Frye and CLE 1st going OUT.  :o

Crazy. Good for IT, though!

This is a decent move for Cleveland that gets them younger while still allowing them to somewhat compete this year. Still doesnít really help their terrible D, but they get younger and more athletic, which is good. I still donít think this gets them past Boston or Toronto, though.
Title: Re: 2018 NBA League Trade Deadline & Buyout Season Watch Thread
Post by: jpotter33 on February 08, 2018, 12:21:42 PM
Best thing about this is that unless they somehow get another first round pick, Cleveland canít trade the Brooklyn pick now, which means this is probably the team theyíre ending the season with.

Anyone really think Clarkson and Nance are going to turn Cleveland into a team that can beat both Boston and Toronto to come out of the East? I donít think so.
Title: Re: 2018 NBA League Trade Deadline & Buyout Season Watch Thread
Post by: nickagneta on February 08, 2018, 12:26:59 PM
This LA-Cav trade, to me, seems like, from the Cavs end, a move to clean up the dissention in the locker room(in other words get rid of IT who might have been a bit of a cancer there) and a move to get younger for when Lebron leaves. Getting two really young players with zero playoff experience, doesn't sound like a move to get the Cavs over the hump and into the Finals.
Title: Re: 2018 NBA League Trade Deadline & Buyout Season Watch Thread
Post by: Phantom255x on February 08, 2018, 12:33:56 PM
Best thing about this is that unless they somehow get another first round pick, Cleveland canít trade the Brooklyn pick now, which means this is probably the team theyíre ending the season with.

Anyone really think Clarkson and Nance are going to turn Cleveland into a team that can beat both Boston and Toronto to come out of the East? I donít think so.

Wait really???  ;D  :o

(Sighs large breath of relief)

I thought now they could dangle it for Kemba or Jordan, but I guess not unless it's a 3-team deal (doubtful one happens though).
Title: Re: 2018 NBA League Trade Deadline & Buyout Season Watch Thread
Post by: Phantom255x on February 08, 2018, 12:41:55 PM
Now I really want us to nab Tyreke Evans.

Come on Danny, make it happen (somehow)!
Title: Re: 2018 NBA League Trade Deadline & Buyout Season Watch Thread
Post by: tazzmaniac on February 08, 2018, 12:42:05 PM
Best thing about this is that unless they somehow get another first round pick, Cleveland canít trade the Brooklyn pick now, which means this is probably the team theyíre ending the season with.

Anyone really think Clarkson and Nance are going to turn Cleveland into a team that can beat both Boston and Toronto to come out of the East? I donít think so.
I don't think it will happen but they could do a pick swap with the Nets pick. 

I do think it will help (not a lot) the Cavs chances in the East.  Getting rid of all the IT drama is a plus by itself.  Clarkson and Nance are pretty good bench players and they have been playing decent defense this season. 
Title: Re: 2018 NBA League Trade Deadline & Buyout Season Watch Thread
Post by: trickybilly on February 08, 2018, 12:45:57 PM
WOW. Isaiah, Frye and CLE 1st going OUT.  :o

Crazy. Good for IT, though!

This is a decent move for Cleveland that gets them younger while still allowing them to somewhat compete this year. Still doesnít really help their terrible D, but they get younger and more athletic, which is good. I still donít think this gets them past Boston or Toronto, though.

Never thought I would be glued to Lakers games...
Title: Re: 2018 NBA League Trade Deadline & Buyout Season Watch Thread
Post by: Surferdad on February 08, 2018, 12:46:45 PM
Best thing about this is that unless they somehow get another first round pick, Cleveland canít trade the Brooklyn pick now, which means this is probably the team theyíre ending the season with.

Anyone really think Clarkson and Nance are going to turn Cleveland into a team that can beat both Boston and Toronto to come out of the East? I donít think so.

Wait really???  ;D  :o

(Sighs large breath of relief)

I thought now they could dangle it for Kemba or Jordan, but I guess not unless it's a 3-team deal (doubtful one happens though).
Yes really.  NBA wants teams to keep their 1st round picks at least every other year.
Title: Re: 2018 NBA League Trade Deadline & Buyout Season Watch Thread
Post by: Eddie20 on February 08, 2018, 12:47:27 PM
So hey about that IT video tribute on Sunday....

@SeanGrandePBP
I donít want to start trouble, but Iím going to suggest Isaiah does not get a video in Cleveland.
Title: Re: 2018 NBA League Trade Deadline & Buyout Season Watch Thread
Post by: Phantom255x on February 08, 2018, 12:50:52 PM
Hope Crowder finds a way out of there too.

Lue has NO CLUE (no rhyme intended) how to use him.
Title: Re: 2018 NBA League Trade Deadline & Buyout Season Watch Thread
Post by: Phantom255x on February 08, 2018, 12:53:07 PM
According to reports, Knicks got a 1.5M trade exception from Hernangomez trade and have inquired about Yabusele  :o
Title: Re: 2018 NBA League Trade Deadline & Buyout Season Watch Thread
Post by: trickybilly on February 08, 2018, 12:57:51 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DVh9o3LW4AAgLmf.jpg:large)
Title: Re: 2018 NBA League Trade Deadline & Buyout Season Watch Thread
Post by: Phantom255x on February 08, 2018, 01:00:30 PM
WOW. RODNEY HOOD TO CLEVELAND

CROWDER AND DERRICK ROSE TO UTAH.

SACRAMENTO GETS JOE JOHNSON.
Title: Re: 2018 NBA League Trade Deadline & Buyout Season Watch Thread
Post by: Birdman on February 08, 2018, 01:03:16 PM
Wow..Cavs killing it..LeBron cant blame ownership now..Clarkson, nance, hill and hood..they #1 in east now
Title: Re: 2018 NBA League Trade Deadline & Buyout Season Watch Thread
Post by: gift on February 08, 2018, 01:03:23 PM
WOW. RODNEY HOOD TO CLEVELAND

CROWDER AND DERRICK ROSE TO UTAH.

SACRAMENTO GETS JOE JOHNSON.

I haven't been following closely. Why for Utah?
Title: Re: 2018 NBA League Trade Deadline & Buyout Season Watch Thread
Post by: Phantom255x on February 08, 2018, 01:03:53 PM
WOW. RODNEY HOOD TO CLEVELAND

CROWDER AND DERRICK ROSE TO UTAH.

SACRAMENTO GETS JOE JOHNSON.

AND GEORGE HILL TO CLE.  :o
Title: Re: 2018 NBA League Trade Deadline & Buyout Season Watch Thread
Post by: gift on February 08, 2018, 01:05:47 PM
Wow..Cavs killing it..LeBron cant blame ownership now..Clarkson, nance, hill and hood..they #1 in east now

Good young talent. I'm impressed actually.
Title: Re: 2018 NBA League Trade Deadline & Buyout Season Watch Thread
Post by: Birdman on February 08, 2018, 01:05:48 PM
George hill to Cavs for shumpert
Title: Re: 2018 NBA League Trade Deadline & Buyout Season Watch Thread
Post by: celticinorlando on February 08, 2018, 01:09:16 PM
Wow..Cavs killing it..LeBron cant blame ownership now..Clarkson, nance, hill and hood..they #1 in east now

Don't know about that
Title: Re: 2018 NBA League Trade Deadline & Buyout Season Watch Thread
Post by: jpotter33 on February 08, 2018, 01:10:55 PM
http://twitter.com/wojespn/status/961660720642445312

Woah. Hood and Hill to Cleveland now?

Man, with these moves now in tow I actually like what Cleveland is doing. Theyíre getting a bit better now while getting significantly younger and more athletic.

However, I still donít see these moves making too terribly much of a difference this year. Thatís A LOT of change to adjust to, and theyíre really just adding more depth, which isnít exactly what they needed.
Title: Re: 2018 NBA League Trade Deadline & Buyout Season Watch Thread
Post by: BringToughnessBack on February 08, 2018, 01:12:51 PM
I have lost my appetite for the remainder of today. [dang], the Cavs dumped their crap and got back much better parts for one last Lebron run. How on Earth they fleeced everyone is beyond me.

I find it hard to think they are worse today then yesterday when looking at the subtractions and additions.

Title: Re: 2018 NBA League Trade Deadline & Buyout Season Watch Thread
Post by: Phantom255x on February 08, 2018, 01:13:52 PM
Wade traded back to Miami for a protected 2nd rounder. WOW.  :o
Title: Re: 2018 NBA League Trade Deadline & Buyout Season Watch Thread
Post by: Birdman on February 08, 2018, 01:14:00 PM
Dwayne wade to miami
Title: Re: 2018 NBA League Trade Deadline & Buyout Season Watch Thread
Post by: gift on February 08, 2018, 01:14:27 PM
I honestly think Cleveland just thought "we've got a bad collection of dudes. we just need a different collection of dudes and take our chances with that."
Title: Re: 2018 NBA League Trade Deadline & Buyout Season Watch Thread
Post by: RJ87 on February 08, 2018, 01:15:18 PM
Cleveland's going scorched earth out here...
Title: Re: 2018 NBA League Trade Deadline & Buyout Season Watch Thread
Post by: Sophomore on February 08, 2018, 01:15:20 PM
http://twitter.com/wojespn/status/961660720642445312

Woah. Hood and Hill to Cleveland now?

Man, with these moves now in tow I actually like what Cleveland is doing. They’re getting a bit better now while getting significantly younger and more athletic.

However, I still don’t see these moves making too terribly much of a difference this year. That’s A LOT of change to adjust to, and they’re really just adding more depth, which isn’t exactly what they needed.


My guess is that the Cavs will be better simply because the guys they sent out had more or less given up on the year. There was no effort on defense, at all. If the new, younger guys do nothing more than show up and give effort the Cavs will be better. That they're younger, and have some solid NBA skills, is a second plus.
Title: Re: 2018 NBA League Trade Deadline & Buyout Season Watch Thread
Post by: tarheelsxxiii on February 08, 2018, 01:15:21 PM
http://twitter.com/wojespn/status/961660720642445312

Woah. Hood and Hill to Cleveland now?

Man, with these moves now in tow I actually like what Cleveland is doing. Theyíre getting a bit better now while getting significantly younger and more athletic.

However, I still donít see these moves making too terribly much of a difference this year. Thatís A LOT of change to adjust to, and theyíre really just adding more depth, which isnít exactly what they needed.

Yeah, this trade is not good for us.  I thought the first was a good long-term solution, but they just got better for the playoffs this year too.  It's a lot of adjustment, but Hill and Hood are guys capable of quickly fitting in.  Not good.
Title: Re: 2018 NBA League Trade Deadline & Buyout Season Watch Thread
Post by: jpotter33 on February 08, 2018, 01:15:58 PM
Now Wade to the Heat? Man, management just gave Cleveland an enema.

From a longer-term perspective, I really like these moves for Cleveland. But this year? How do you expect to turn virtually your whole team over with 40% of the season to go (and Love out until late March) and expect to succeed in the playoffs? Thatís just not going to work.

This seems very, very similar to OKCís moves before KD left them.
Title: Re: 2018 NBA League Trade Deadline & Buyout Season Watch Thread
Post by: kozlodoev on February 08, 2018, 01:16:13 PM
Wade went back to Miami for a second-rounder?!
Title: Re: 2018 NBA League Trade Deadline & Buyout Season Watch Thread
Post by: blink on February 08, 2018, 01:17:12 PM
http://twitter.com/wojespn/status/961660720642445312

Woah. Hood and Hill to Cleveland now?

Man, with these moves now in tow I actually like what Cleveland is doing. Theyíre getting a bit better now while getting significantly younger and more athletic.

However, I still donít see these moves making too terribly much of a difference this year. Thatís A LOT of change to adjust to, and theyíre really just adding more depth, which isnít exactly what they needed.

If I am a Cavs fan I like these trades a lot.  If Lebron jumps ship, then they still get a decent core of young players to build from. 

I agree about not knowing how well this will work for this year.  That is a LOT of new players to incorporate into your team with less than 30 games until the playoffs.  Plus I am not sold on Lue as a coach, I doubt he will get the most out of these changes.
Title: Re: 2018 NBA League Trade Deadline & Buyout Season Watch Thread
Post by: Phantom255x on February 08, 2018, 01:17:45 PM
Biggest obstacle here will be, can Lue figure out the lineups and rotations.
Title: Re: 2018 NBA League Trade Deadline & Buyout Season Watch Thread
Post by: TA9 on February 08, 2018, 01:17:58 PM
Reportedly, Wade asked to be traded:
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@OrtizDYST: Sources: Dwyane Wade requested to be traded by Cleveland last night. Similar feeling to Kyrie Irving on LeBron leaving. Also wanted more minutes.
Title: Re: 2018 NBA League Trade Deadline & Buyout Season Watch Thread
Post by: TA9 on February 08, 2018, 01:19:12 PM
Joe Johnson could be a potential buyout candidate after being traded to Sacramento.

Shouldn't Ainge target him if that's the case?? #BringBigJoeBackToBoston
Title: Re: 2018 NBA League Trade Deadline & Buyout Season Watch Thread
Post by: jpotter33 on February 08, 2018, 01:19:19 PM
I honestly think Cleveland just thought "we've got a bad collection of dudes. we just need a different collection of dudes and take our chances with that."

Pretty much this. They got significantly younger and more athletic, but with as many young guys as they just got with little to no playoffs experience, I just donít see this working this year. Now you have four guys who have to adjust playing to Lebron, three of which who played quite a bit with the ball usually in their hands.

Not sure if it will keep Lebron there this summer, but theyíre much better suited for the next couple of years at least now.
Title: Re: 2018 NBA League Trade Deadline & Buyout Season Watch Thread
Post by: Smitty77 on February 08, 2018, 01:20:34 PM
The Cavs will NOT be able to keep Hood without a HUGE tax penalty.  Enjoy him for a FEW MONTHS Cleveland, because that is likely ALL you will see of him in Cleveland!!!

Smitty77
Title: Re: 2018 NBA League Trade Deadline & Buyout Season Watch Thread
Post by: gift on February 08, 2018, 01:20:38 PM
Joe Johnson could be a potential buyout candidate after being traded to Sacramento.

Shouldn't Ainge target him if that's the case?? #BringBigJoeBackToBoston

I haven't really watched him for a while. How does he look lately?
Title: Re: 2018 NBA League Trade Deadline & Buyout Season Watch Thread
Post by: blink on February 08, 2018, 01:20:50 PM
Reportedly, Wade asked to be traded:
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@OrtizDYST: Sources: Dwyane Wade requested to be traded by Cleveland last night. Similar feeling to Kyrie Irving on LeBron leaving. Also wanted more minutes.

wow, the whole team was just vaporized....laffing
Title: Re: 2018 NBA League Trade Deadline & Buyout Season Watch Thread
Post by: nickagneta on February 08, 2018, 01:22:54 PM
Dump 6 players...bring in 4 players, 2 without playoff experience...have a star out until March. That's going to take an awful lot to blend quickly enough to make a difference to get out of the East. If anyone can do it Lebron can because, obviously, Lue would never be able to.
Title: Re: 2018 NBA League Trade Deadline & Buyout Season Watch Thread
Post by: kozlodoev on February 08, 2018, 01:23:28 PM
Joe Johnson could be a potential buyout candidate after being traded to Sacramento.

Shouldn't Ainge target him if that's the case?? #BringBigJoeBackToBoston

I haven't really watched him for a while. How does he look lately?
Done.
Title: Re: 2018 NBA League Trade Deadline & Buyout Season Watch Thread
Post by: TA9 on February 08, 2018, 01:24:05 PM
Joe Johnson could be a potential buyout candidate after being traded to Sacramento.

Shouldn't Ainge target him if that's the case?? #BringBigJoeBackToBoston

I haven't really watched him for a while. How does he look lately?
He has been playing decently off the bench avg. 7.3 ppg in only 21 min. However, he has been really bad at shooting from the 3 point line only making 27% of the shots he takes from there.
Title: Re: 2018 NBA League Trade Deadline & Buyout Season Watch Thread
Post by: kozlodoev on February 08, 2018, 01:26:07 PM
Joe Johnson could be a potential buyout candidate after being traded to Sacramento.

Shouldn't Ainge target him if that's the case?? #BringBigJoeBackToBoston

I haven't really watched him for a while. How does he look lately?
He has been playing decently off the bench avg. 7.3 ppg in only 21 min. However, he has been really bad at shooting from the 3 point line only making 27% of the shots he takes from there.
What's decent about 12 pp36 from a player that doesn't bring defense, sharpshooting, or other production?
Title: Re: 2018 NBA League Trade Deadline & Buyout Season Watch Thread
Post by: Vermont Green on February 08, 2018, 01:26:24 PM
I get the Lakers trade, they dumped a bunch of salary and SAC is dumping salary to an extent in giving up Hill, but Rodney Hood is cheap and expiring.  Why does Utah want Jae Crowder and Derrick Rose?
Title: Re: 2018 NBA League Trade Deadline & Buyout Season Watch Thread
Post by: gift on February 08, 2018, 01:27:59 PM
I get the Lakers trade, they dumped a bunch of salary and SAC is dumping salary to an extent in giving up Hill, but Rodney Hood is cheap and expiring.  Why does Utah want Jae Crowder and Derrick Rose?

Yeah I'm still waiting for an answer to that one.
Title: Re: 2018 NBA League Trade Deadline & Buyout Season Watch Thread
Post by: triboy16f on February 08, 2018, 01:28:18 PM
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Utah will also send Joe Johnson to Sacramento, and Cleveland will send Jae Crowder and Derek Rose to Utah, league sources tell ESPN. Sacramento sends George Hill to the Cavs.

Another ex Celtic traded. 

Woj can't spell Mr Rose first name
Title: Re: 2018 NBA League Trade Deadline & Buyout Season Watch Thread
Post by: fairweatherfan on February 08, 2018, 01:30:11 PM
Toronto trading Bruno Caboclo to Sacramento for Malachi Richardson.
Title: Re: 2018 NBA League Trade Deadline & Buyout Season Watch Thread
Post by: TA9 on February 08, 2018, 01:30:26 PM
Joe Johnson could be a potential buyout candidate after being traded to Sacramento.

Shouldn't Ainge target him if that's the case?? #BringBigJoeBackToBoston

I haven't really watched him for a while. How does he look lately?
He has been playing decently off the bench avg. 7.3 ppg in only 21 min. However, he has been really bad at shooting from the 3 point line only making 27% of the shots he takes from there.
What's decent about 12 pp36 from a player that doesn't bring defense, sharpshooting, or other production?
Doesn't really matter what his pp36 is. It's an empty stat category if you ask me. Sure his defense is suspect but he will provide leadership and some scoring off the bench which our current 2nd unit has been struggling with.
Title: Re: 2018 NBA League Trade Deadline & Buyout Season Watch Thread
Post by: triboy16f on February 08, 2018, 01:31:17 PM
WOW

Utah wanted Crowder if folks remember that Hayward to Celts trade possibility

now Utah gets him lol

When you think the Cavs have nothing or very little to make trades .... their GM is good

using a crappy 2018 miami 2nd (for a dinosaur like Wade) and flipping that for Hill??\

DANNY better get Evans
Title: Re: 2018 NBA League Trade Deadline & Buyout Season Watch Thread
Post by: TA9 on February 08, 2018, 01:31:40 PM
Quote
Utah will also send Joe Johnson to Sacramento, and Cleveland will send Jae Crowder and Derek Rose to Utah, league sources tell ESPN. Sacramento sends George Hill to the Cavs.

Another ex Celtic traded. 

Woj can't spell Mr Rose first name
Probably typing so fast on the phone in order to not get beat by Shams.
Title: Re: 2018 NBA League Trade Deadline & Buyout Season Watch Thread
Post by: TA9 on February 08, 2018, 01:32:14 PM
Me right now:
(https://pics.me.me/cmon-do-something-nbamemes-boston-celtics-fans-right-now-tdot-14946419.png)
Title: Re: 2018 NBA League Trade Deadline & Buyout Season Watch Thread
Post by: blink on February 08, 2018, 01:33:42 PM
I get the Lakers trade, they dumped a bunch of salary and SAC is dumping salary to an extent in giving up Hill, but Rodney Hood is cheap and expiring.  Why does Utah want Jae Crowder and Derrick Rose?

I don't get that either.
Title: Re: 2018 NBA League Trade Deadline & Buyout Season Watch Thread
Post by: kozlodoev on February 08, 2018, 01:33:47 PM
Joe Johnson could be a potential buyout candidate after being traded to Sacramento.

Shouldn't Ainge target him if that's the case?? #BringBigJoeBackToBoston

I haven't really watched him for a while. How does he look lately?
He has been playing decently off the bench avg. 7.3 ppg in only 21 min. However, he has been really bad at shooting from the 3 point line only making 27% of the shots he takes from there.
What's decent about 12 pp36 from a player that doesn't bring defense, sharpshooting, or other production?
Doesn't really matter what his pp36 is. It's an empty stat category if you ask me. Sure his defense is suspect but he will provide leadership and some scoring off the bench which our current 2nd unit has been struggling with.
You can get leadership, 7 ppg, and 27% from three from Marcus Smart.  ::) ::) ::)
Title: Re: 2018 NBA League Trade Deadline & Buyout Season Watch Thread
Post by: triboy16f on February 08, 2018, 01:35:28 PM
Me right now:
(https://pics.me.me/cmon-do-something-nbamemes-boston-celtics-fans-right-now-tdot-14946419.png)

Grizzlies now may have raised the price on Danny

Watch Danny make a deal for a has been bum instead of Evans

Cavs lineup  -  I dont like the look of this :(

Thompson
Love
Lebron
Smith
Clarkson

Nance Jr.
Hood
Hill
Title: Re: 2018 NBA League Trade Deadline & Buyout Season Watch Thread
Post by: tazzmaniac on February 08, 2018, 01:37:30 PM
Me right now:
(https://pics.me.me/cmon-do-something-nbamemes-boston-celtics-fans-right-now-tdot-14946419.png)

Grizzlies now may have raised the price on Danny

Watch Danny make a deal for a has been bum instead of Evans

Cavs lineup  -  I dont like the look of this :(

Thompson
Love
Lebron
Smith
Clarkson

Nance Jr.
Hood
Hill
Hill will start over Clarkson and Hood probably does over Smith. 
Title: Re: 2018 NBA League Trade Deadline & Buyout Season Watch Thread
Post by: wdleehi on February 08, 2018, 01:39:26 PM
Me right now:
(https://pics.me.me/cmon-do-something-nbamemes-boston-celtics-fans-right-now-tdot-14946419.png)

Grizzlies now may have raised the price on Danny

Watch Danny make a deal for a has been bum instead of Evans

Cavs lineup  -  I dont like the look of this :(

Thompson
Love
Lebron
Smith
Clarkson

Nance Jr.
Hood
Hill


They can try to raise the price but it seems no one is currently interested in the current price.



Remember, Cavs are desperate.   Must make Lebron happy about current and future.

Celtics are not desperate.
Title: Re: 2018 NBA League Trade Deadline & Buyout Season Watch Thread
Post by: TA9 on February 08, 2018, 01:40:10 PM
Joe Johnson could be a potential buyout candidate after being traded to Sacramento.

Shouldn't Ainge target him if that's the case?? #BringBigJoeBackToBoston

I haven't really watched him for a while. How does he look lately?
He has been playing decently off the bench avg. 7.3 ppg in only 21 min. However, he has been really bad at shooting from the 3 point line only making 27% of the shots he takes from there.
What's decent about 12 pp36 from a player that doesn't bring defense, sharpshooting, or other production?
Doesn't really matter what his pp36 is. It's an empty stat category if you ask me. Sure his defense is suspect but he will provide leadership and some scoring off the bench which our current 2nd unit has been struggling with.
You can get leadership, 7 ppg, and 27% from three from Marcus Smart.  ::) ::) ::)
Hahaha that one made me laugh, TP. I still, however, think that Joe can shoot better from the three point line than Smart. He shot 35% from three in the month of January and so far he's shooting 33% in February.
Title: Re: 2018 NBA League Trade Deadline & Buyout Season Watch Thread
Post by: TA9 on February 08, 2018, 01:42:11 PM
Rose is likely to get released:
Quote
@ShamsCharania: Utah will likely release former NBA MVP Derrick Rose, league sources tell Yahoo.
Title: Re: 2018 NBA League Trade Deadline & Buyout Season Watch Thread
Post by: kozlodoev on February 08, 2018, 01:44:16 PM
Joe Johnson could be a potential buyout candidate after being traded to Sacramento.

Shouldn't Ainge target him if that's the case?? #BringBigJoeBackToBoston

I haven't really watched him for a while. How does he look lately?
He has been playing decently off the bench avg. 7.3 ppg in only 21 min. However, he has been really bad at shooting from the 3 point line only making 27% of the shots he takes from there.
What's decent about 12 pp36 from a player that doesn't bring defense, sharpshooting, or other production?
Doesn't really matter what his pp36 is. It's an empty stat category if you ask me. Sure his defense is suspect but he will provide leadership and some scoring off the bench which our current 2nd unit has been struggling with.
You can get leadership, 7 ppg, and 27% from three from Marcus Smart.  ::) ::) ::)
Hahaha that one made my laugh, TP. I still, however, think that Joe can shoot better from the three point line than Smart. He shot 35% from three in the month of January and so far he's shooting 33% in February.
Probably, but I'd rather just fork over the pick and get Evans.
Title: Re: 2018 NBA League Trade Deadline & Buyout Season Watch Thread
Post by: wdleehi on February 08, 2018, 01:45:18 PM
Rose is getting released:
Quote
@ShamsCharania: Utah will likely release former NBA MVP Derrick Rose, league sources tell Yahoo.


Could the Celtics find a use for him off the bench as an offensive spark?   Can he still even provide that?
Title: Re: 2018 NBA League Trade Deadline & Buyout Season Watch Thread
Post by: TA9 on February 08, 2018, 01:46:26 PM
Joe Johnson could be a potential buyout candidate after being traded to Sacramento.

Shouldn't Ainge target him if that's the case?? #BringBigJoeBackToBoston

I haven't really watched him for a while. How does he look lately?
He has been playing decently off the bench avg. 7.3 ppg in only 21 min. However, he has been really bad at shooting from the 3 point line only making 27% of the shots he takes from there.
What's decent about 12 pp36 from a player that doesn't bring defense, sharpshooting, or other production?
Doesn't really matter what his pp36 is. It's an empty stat category if you ask me. Sure his defense is suspect but he will provide leadership and some scoring off the bench which our current 2nd unit has been struggling with.
You can get leadership, 7 ppg, and 27% from three from Marcus Smart.  ::) ::) ::)
Hahaha that one made my laugh, TP. I still, however, think that Joe can shoot better from the three point line than Smart. He shot 35% from three in the month of January and so far he's shooting 33% in February.
Probably, but I'd rather just fork over the pick and get Evans.
I'd give up a first as well but knowing that Danny is pretty stubborn we will probably end up not getting Evans.
Title: Re: 2018 NBA League Trade Deadline & Buyout Season Watch Thread
Post by: MVPPierceNoJoke on February 08, 2018, 01:46:45 PM
Rose is getting released:
Quote
@ShamsCharania: Utah will likely release former NBA MVP Derrick Rose, league sources tell Yahoo.


Could the Celtics find a use for him off the bench as an offensive spark?   Can he still even provide that?
I hope Danny never ponders that thought
Title: Re: 2018 NBA League Trade Deadline & Buyout Season Watch Thread
Post by: triboy16f on February 08, 2018, 01:46:57 PM
Rose is getting released:
Quote
@ShamsCharania: Utah will likely release former NBA MVP Derrick Rose, league sources tell Yahoo.


Could the Celtics find a use for him off the bench as an offensive spark?   Can he still even provide that?

no.  He is done.  he will prob take a much longer personal leave this time....

he won't be back in the NBA imo
Title: Re: 2018 NBA League Trade Deadline & Buyout Season Watch Thread
Post by: Phantom255x on February 08, 2018, 01:47:20 PM
Does adding Tyreke Evans now even matter that much?

On paper CLE got a lot better and also younger (better defense too)
Title: Re: 2018 NBA League Trade Deadline & Buyout Season Watch Thread
Post by: TA9 on February 08, 2018, 01:47:49 PM
Rose is getting released:
Quote
@ShamsCharania: Utah will likely release former NBA MVP Derrick Rose, league sources tell Yahoo.


Could the Celtics find a use for him off the bench as an offensive spark?   Can he still even provide that?
He hasn't looked good at all this season. And furthermore, he's very injury prone. Think Danny will pass on him.
Title: Re: 2018 NBA League Trade Deadline & Buyout Season Watch Thread
Post by: gift on February 08, 2018, 01:48:00 PM
Rose is getting released:
Quote
@ShamsCharania: Utah will likely release former NBA MVP Derrick Rose, league sources tell Yahoo.


Could the Celtics find a use for him off the bench as an offensive spark?   Can he still even provide that?

no.  He is done.  he will prob take a much longer personal leave this time....

he won't be back in the NBA imo

China?
Title: Re: 2018 NBA League Trade Deadline & Buyout Season Watch Thread
Post by: triboy16f on February 08, 2018, 01:49:27 PM
Me right now:
(https://pics.me.me/cmon-do-something-nbamemes-boston-celtics-fans-right-now-tdot-14946419.png)

Grizzlies now may have raised the price on Danny

Watch Danny make a deal for a has been bum instead of Evans

Cavs lineup  -  I dont like the look of this :(

Thompson
Love
Lebron
Smith
Clarkson

Nance Jr.
Hood
Hill


They can try to raise the price but it seems no one is currently interested in the current price.



Remember, Cavs are desperate.   Must make Lebron happy about current and future.

Celtics are not desperate.

Cavs are desparate yet made significant moves to update their roster without giving up the 2018 nets first

Their future even without Lebron next season, looks brighter

Title: Re: 2018 NBA League Trade Deadline & Buyout Season Watch Thread
Post by: TA9 on February 08, 2018, 01:49:59 PM
Timberwolves interested in Rose:
Quote
@TheSteinLine: The Timberwolves will try to sign Derrick Rose if he clears waivers after his looming release by Utah, according to league sources

Thibodeau going after another ex-player.
Title: Re: 2018 NBA League Trade Deadline & Buyout Season Watch Thread
Post by: triboy16f on February 08, 2018, 01:50:52 PM
Rose is getting released:
Quote
@ShamsCharania: Utah will likely release former NBA MVP Derrick Rose, league sources tell Yahoo.

Could the Celtics find a use for him off the bench as an offensive spark?   Can he still even provide that?

no.  He is done.  he will prob take a much longer personal leave this time....

he won't be back in the NBA imo

China?

Doubt it. 

Finito
Title: Re: 2018 NBA League Trade Deadline & Buyout Season Watch Thread
Post by: wiley on February 08, 2018, 01:52:00 PM
Me right now:
(https://pics.me.me/cmon-do-something-nbamemes-boston-celtics-fans-right-now-tdot-14946419.png)

Grizzlies now may have raised the price on Danny

Watch Danny make a deal for a has been bum instead of Evans

Cavs lineup  -  I dont like the look of this :(

Thompson
Love
Lebron
Smith
Clarkson

Nance Jr.
Hood
Hill
Hill will start over Clarkson and Hood probably does over Smith.

add Jeff Green
Title: Re: 2018 NBA League Trade Deadline & Buyout Season Watch Thread
Post by: matteo on February 08, 2018, 01:52:19 PM
Rose is getting released:
Quote
@ShamsCharania: Utah will likely release former NBA MVP Derrick Rose, league sources tell Yahoo.

Could the Celtics find a use for him off the bench as an offensive spark?   Can he still even provide that?

no.  He is done.  he will prob take a much longer personal leave this time....

he won't be back in the NBA imo

China?

Doubt it. 

Finito

doubt it....minny and thibs will take him
Title: Re: 2018 NBA League Trade Deadline & Buyout Season Watch Thread
Post by: Phantom255x on February 08, 2018, 01:54:07 PM
1 hour, 7 minutes to go.

I'm half heartedly hoping we get Evans for Nader + Future 2nd but doubt it  :P
Title: Re: 2018 NBA League Trade Deadline & Buyout Season Watch Thread
Post by: blink on February 08, 2018, 01:56:14 PM
Timberwolves interested in Rose:
Quote
@TheSteinLine: The Timberwolves will try to sign Derrick Rose if he clears waivers after his looming release by Utah, according to league sources

Thibodeau going after another ex-player.

What was that Triboy? lol :)
Title: Re: 2018 NBA League Trade Deadline & Buyout Season Watch Thread
Post by: celticinorlando on February 08, 2018, 01:56:23 PM
At this point think Boston is going to the buyout route
Title: Re: 2018 NBA League Trade Deadline & Buyout Season Watch Thread
Post by: Phantom255x on February 08, 2018, 01:57:07 PM
At this point think Boston is going to the buyout route

Joe Johnson? I'd like him.
Title: Re: 2018 NBA League Trade Deadline & Buyout Season Watch Thread
Post by: celticinorlando on February 08, 2018, 02:01:59 PM
At this point think Boston is going to the buyout route

Joe Johnson? I'd like him.

I was thinking that also. Just heard IT does not want to come off the bench in LA...might be bought out there
Title: Re: 2018 NBA League Trade Deadline & Buyout Season Watch Thread
Post by: matteo on February 08, 2018, 02:04:05 PM
At this point think Boston is going to the buyout route

Joe Johnson? I'd like him.

I was thinking that also. Just heard IT does not want to come off the bench in LA...might be bought out there

but would he here?
Title: Re: 2018 NBA League Trade Deadline & Buyout Season Watch Thread
Post by: saltlover on February 08, 2018, 02:04:17 PM
At this point think Boston is going to the buyout route

Joe Johnson? I'd like him.

I was thinking that also. Just heard IT does not want to come off the bench in LA...might be bought out there

I think Magic will sit down with IT and work something out.  Itís better for both sides.
Title: Re: 2018 NBA League Trade Deadline & Buyout Season Watch Thread
Post by: nickagneta on February 08, 2018, 02:05:55 PM
Does adding Tyreke Evans now even matter that much?

On paper CLE got a lot better and also younger (better defense too)
On paper. But turning over 1/3 of your roster and 4 players in you rotation means it could take a long time to adjust. Also, Clarkson, Hood and Nance provide very little playoff experience.

Still think a healthy Celtics and Raptors team have great chance at winning the East.
Title: Re: 2018 NBA League Trade Deadline & Buyout Season Watch Thread
Post by: 2short on February 08, 2018, 02:06:05 PM
At this point think Boston is going to the buyout route

Joe Johnson? I'd like him.
he would be a very good fit for swing minutes off the bench
Title: Re: 2018 NBA League Trade Deadline & Buyout Season Watch Thread
Post by: celticinorlando on February 08, 2018, 02:07:23 PM
Boston adding Monroe and they have the wildcard of all wildcards in Hayward...something just feels like he is going to be back by late March or april
Title: Re: 2018 NBA League Trade Deadline & Buyout Season Watch Thread
Post by: blink on February 08, 2018, 02:07:41 PM
At this point think Boston is going to the buyout route

Joe Johnson? I'd like him.

I was thinking that also. Just heard IT does not want to come off the bench in LA...might be bought out there

I think Magic will sit down with IT and work something out.  Itís better for both sides.

So then IT gets bought out, who picks him up?
Title: Re: 2018 NBA League Trade Deadline & Buyout Season Watch Thread
Post by: Phantom255x on February 08, 2018, 02:07:47 PM
Does adding Tyreke Evans now even matter that much?

On paper CLE got a lot better and also younger (better defense too)
On paper. But turning over 1/3 of your roster and 4 players in you rotation means it could take a long time to adjust. Also, Clarkson, Hood and Nance provide very little playoff experience.

Still think a healthy Celtics and Raptors team have great chance at winning the East.

Yeah and it depends on if Lue can even make it work and figure out the rotations and such (not easy).
Title: Re: 2018 NBA League Trade Deadline & Buyout Season Watch Thread
Post by: nickagneta on February 08, 2018, 02:10:26 PM
Does adding Tyreke Evans now even matter that much?

On paper CLE got a lot better and also younger (better defense too)
On paper. But turning over 1/3 of your roster and 4 players in you rotation means it could take a long time to adjust. Also, Clarkson, Hood and Nance provide very little playoff experience.

Still think a healthy Celtics and Raptors team have great chance at winning the East.

Yeah and it depends on if Lue can even make it work and figure out the rotations and such (not easy).
Well, I think Lebron will figure it out.
Title: Re: 2018 NBA League Trade Deadline & Buyout Season Watch Thread
Post by: celticsclay on February 08, 2018, 02:12:16 PM
At this point think Boston is going to the buyout route

Joe Johnson? I'd like him.

I was thinking that also. Just heard IT does not want to come off the bench in LA...might be bought out there

I think Magic will sit down with IT and work something out.  Itís better for both sides.

We still can't get IT back right? Does it matter if it is from another team after we traded him, or is it still a year?
Title: Re: 2018 NBA League Trade Deadline & Buyout Season Watch Thread
Post by: blink on February 08, 2018, 02:12:28 PM
Does adding Tyreke Evans now even matter that much?

On paper CLE got a lot better and also younger (better defense too)
On paper. But turning over 1/3 of your roster and 4 players in you rotation means it could take a long time to adjust. Also, Clarkson, Hood and Nance provide very little playoff experience.

Still think a healthy Celtics and Raptors team have great chance at winning the East.

Yeah and it depends on if Lue can even make it work and figure out the rotations and such (not easy).

Repeat that part "if Lue can even make it work" lol....But me, I am not super high on Lue as a coach.  I like him even less as a coach that is required to retool his entire roster on the fly (with 30 games left), while not having your 2nd best player (Love) while trying to make up a 7 game head start by Toronto and Boston.
Title: Re: 2018 NBA League Trade Deadline & Buyout Season Watch Thread
Post by: saltlover on February 08, 2018, 02:12:47 PM
At this point think Boston is going to the buyout route

Joe Johnson? I'd like him.

I was thinking that also. Just heard IT does not want to come off the bench in LA...might be bought out there

I think Magic will sit down with IT and work something out.  Itís better for both sides.

So then IT gets bought out, who picks him up?

No, I mean convince him to stay and be happy in LA for the remainder of the season.
Title: Re: 2018 NBA League Trade Deadline & Buyout Season Watch Thread
Post by: Vermont Green on February 08, 2018, 02:15:52 PM
Cavs can start:

Hill
Smith
LeBron
Love (when back)
Thompson

That is only one new starter added to the long time core, and Hill is a reliable veteran so I don't see that as a big issue.

The bench will be Clarkson, Hood, Green, and Nance.  Lots of versatility.  They are going to be a very tough out in the playoffs, other than for GSW.
Title: Re: 2018 NBA League Trade Deadline & Buyout Season Watch Thread
Post by: blink on February 08, 2018, 02:15:52 PM
At this point think Boston is going to the buyout route

Joe Johnson? I'd like him.

I was thinking that also. Just heard IT does not want to come off the bench in LA...might be bought out there

I think Magic will sit down with IT and work something out.  Itís better for both sides.

So then IT gets bought out, who picks him up?

No, I mean convince him to stay and be happy in LA for the remainder of the season.

Oh, I completely misunderstood your comment.  My bad.  So IT and Ball as their backcourt?  It just doesn't seem like a good combo.  IT needs the ball in his hands, Ball is a terrible shooter, so he can't space the floor well for IT.  Good luck Magic Johnson.
Title: Re: 2018 NBA League Trade Deadline & Buyout Season Watch Thread
Post by: nickagneta on February 08, 2018, 02:18:05 PM
Some smaller trades:

Chicago sends Jameer Nelson to Detroit for Willie Reed

Memphis sends James Ennis to Detroit for Bryce Johnson

Miami sends O5karo White to Atlanta for Luke Babbitt

Portland dumps Noah Vonleh to Chicgo for rights to Milocan Rakovic

Kings send Milachi Richardson to Toronto for Bruno Cabacolo
Title: Re: 2018 NBA League Trade Deadline & Buyout Season Watch Thread
Post by: Phantom255x on February 08, 2018, 02:34:41 PM
TRADE

Denver Nuggets receive: Devin Harris, 2nd round pick (from New York)

New York Knicks receive: Emmanuel Mudiay

Dallas Mavericks receive: Doug McDermott, 2nd round pick (from Denver)
Title: Re: 2018 NBA League Trade Deadline & Buyout Season Watch Thread
Post by: BringToughnessBack on February 08, 2018, 02:38:16 PM
If we don't get Evans, and it sounds likely that is the case as we know Danny don't do Buckling, do we give Monroe the full exception in case he wows us and then we can resign him in offseason for a fair contract for him? If it is 5M, we are pretty much waiving him goodbye after this season. Or, was the exact amount agreed to already and this hypothetical is a moot point anyway.
Title: Re: 2018 NBA League Trade Deadline & Buyout Season Watch Thread
Post by: saltlover on February 08, 2018, 02:38:16 PM
At this point think Boston is going to the buyout route

Joe Johnson? I'd like him.

I was thinking that also. Just heard IT does not want to come off the bench in LA...might be bought out there

I think Magic will sit down with IT and work something out.  Itís better for both sides.

So then IT gets bought out, who picks him up?

No, I mean convince him to stay and be happy in LA for the remainder of the season.

Oh, I completely misunderstood your comment.  My bad.  So IT and Ball as their backcourt?  It just doesn't seem like a good combo.  IT needs the ball in his hands, Ball is a terrible shooter, so he can't space the floor well for IT.  Good luck Magic Johnson.

Smart canít shoot either, and the Celtics figured out how to make it work with both of them on offense.  I think the Lakers can do the same.  Ball can start the possession and try to make something happen in transition/early in the shot clock when he is best at making things haopen, and IT can take over the offense later in the shot clock when he needs to create for himself.  As far as starting PGs go, last year IT wasnít terribly ball-dominant, and it certainly didnít hurt his effectivess any.

Defense will always be the problem with IT, but on offense, I really do think Ball and IT could play to each otherís strengths.
Title: Re: 2018 NBA League Trade Deadline & Buyout Season Watch Thread
Post by: celticinorlando on February 08, 2018, 02:39:55 PM
Bidding war coming for Joe Johnson
Title: Re: 2018 NBA League Trade Deadline & Buyout Season Watch Thread
Post by: mef730 on February 08, 2018, 02:47:12 PM
Sounds like no Tyreke for anyone:

https://twitter.com/wojespn/status/961682546768609280

Mike
Title: Re: 2018 NBA League Trade Deadline & Buyout Season Watch Thread
Post by: nickagneta on February 08, 2018, 02:48:55 PM
IT asking for buyout if he doesn't start.
Title: Re: 2018 NBA League Trade Deadline & Buyout Season Watch Thread
Post by: celticinorlando on February 08, 2018, 02:54:58 PM
Buyout paradise here we come
Title: Re: 2018 NBA League Trade Deadline & Buyout Season Watch Thread
Post by: BringToughnessBack on February 08, 2018, 03:07:36 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
1 minute ago
League source indicates that the Celtics have elected to stand pat at trade deadline. They will be active in buyout market though.


Yep, Danny Dont Do Caving and we will look for deals on the buyout market.
Title: Re: 2018 NBA League Trade Deadline & Buyout Season Watch Thread
Post by: Birdman on February 08, 2018, 03:07:55 PM
Well that was bad!!! Nothing...wanted bellinelli or evans..hope that 29th pick was worth holding on to..😝..be a euro player that will never play here
Title: Re: 2018 NBA League Trade Deadline & Buyout Season Watch Thread
Post by: jpotter33 on February 08, 2018, 03:07:55 PM
Hooray! Rather than get a potential difference-maker off the bench in a wide-open East we get to pick 28th in the draft OR have a potential asset for an Anthony Davis trade that we all know will NEVER happen... Iím annoyed by Aingeís stinginess...
Title: Re: 2018 NBA League Trade Deadline & Buyout Season Watch Thread
Post by: celticinorlando on February 08, 2018, 03:10:54 PM
So who do they get via buyout
Title: Re: 2018 NBA League Trade Deadline & Buyout Season Watch Thread
Post by: jpotter33 on February 08, 2018, 03:14:45 PM
Hooray! Rather than get a potential difference-maker off the bench in a wide-open East we get to pick 28th in the draft OR have a potential asset for an Anthony Davis trade that we all know will NEVER happen... Iím annoyed by Aingeís stinginess...

And on the other side of this, what the hell is Wallace thinking turning down Yabusele and two seconds for Evans and insisting upon a first in this market, especially after sitting him out for five games waiting on a trade? Memphis fans are ticked lol
Title: Re: 2018 NBA League Trade Deadline & Buyout Season Watch Thread
Post by: manl_lui on February 08, 2018, 03:17:14 PM
Joe Johnson, IT (i doubt he is returning even if he is bought out, I don't see him starting alongside Kyrie nor would he accept coming off the bench)

anyone else?
Title: Re: 2018 NBA League Trade Deadline & Buyout Season Watch Thread
Post by: wdleehi on February 08, 2018, 03:19:05 PM
Hooray! Rather than get a potential difference-maker off the bench in a wide-open East we get to pick 28th in the draft OR have a potential asset for an Anthony Davis trade that we all know will NEVER happen... Iím annoyed by Aingeís stinginess...


So besides a desperate Cleveland, who traded away 1st round picks for rentals?
Title: Re: 2018 NBA League Trade Deadline & Buyout Season Watch Thread
Post by: Boris Badenov on February 08, 2018, 03:20:08 PM
Hooray! Rather than get a potential difference-maker off the bench in a wide-open East we get to pick 28th in the draft OR have a potential asset for an Anthony Davis trade that we all know will NEVER happen... Iím annoyed by Aingeís stinginess...

It's not Danny's fault. For whatever reason, picks are really really valuable right now. Legit players, quality rotation guys with potential are getting flipped for second rounders.

The value of that 28th pick isn't the player we would draft with it, necessarily. It's the player we could trade it for in June. And given the way the market is going, that could be someone pretty good.

And if not, we draft in the most cost-controlled position in the draft.
Title: Re: 2018 NBA League Trade Deadline & Buyout Season Watch Thread
Post by: BringToughnessBack on February 08, 2018, 03:22:41 PM
Hooray! Rather than get a potential difference-maker off the bench in a wide-open East we get to pick 28th in the draft OR have a potential asset for an Anthony Davis trade that we all know will NEVER happen... Iím annoyed by Aingeís stinginess...

And on the other side of this, what the hell is Wallace thinking turning down Yabusele and two seconds for Evans and insisting upon a first in this market, especially after sitting him out for five games waiting on a trade? Memphis fans are ticked lol

And watch Yabs become a star for us! Holding onto a player that is going to leave for nothing is not always the best move when you are not fighting for a playoff spot. They didn't get the Don't Play Poker With Danny Memo....

No GM thought a few month rental is worth a first, not a single one.
Title: Re: 2018 NBA League Trade Deadline & Buyout Season Watch Thread
Post by: Birdman on February 08, 2018, 03:24:56 PM
Joe Johnson will sign with Houston is my guess
Title: Re: 2018 NBA League Trade Deadline & Buyout Season Watch Thread
Post by: triboy16f on February 08, 2018, 03:25:15 PM
So who do they get via buyout

Monroe the end
Title: Re: 2018 NBA League Trade Deadline & Buyout Season Watch Thread
Post by: Monkhouse on February 08, 2018, 03:25:55 PM
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Suns acquire former first-round pick Elfrid Payton from Magic for 2nd round pick

What happened to the person who was so convinced Smart wasn't better than Payton...?  :laugh: ::) ::)
Title: Re: 2018 NBA League Trade Deadline & Buyout Season Watch Thread
Post by: saltlover on February 08, 2018, 03:26:26 PM
Hooray! Rather than get a potential difference-maker off the bench in a wide-open East we get to pick 28th in the draft OR have a potential asset for an Anthony Davis trade that we all know will NEVER happen... Iím annoyed by Aingeís stinginess...

And on the other side of this, what the hell is Wallace thinking turning down Yabusele and two seconds for Evans and insisting upon a first in this market, especially after sitting him out for five games waiting on a trade? Memphis fans are ticked lol

This is the correct side of your post.  If the Celtics hadnít gotten Monroe, I could have seen them trading a 1st for Evans using the DPE.  It still would have been an overpay.  But to trade a 1st round rookie on top of another 1st?  That wasnít going to happen.
Title: Re: 2018 NBA League Trade Deadline & Buyout Season Watch Thread
Post by: DrJasper on February 08, 2018, 03:28:09 PM
So how about Joe Johnson?

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-gLce3l5HGMU/T_IzDNelSkI/AAAAAAAAICc/0Jzq9nY70lQ/s1600/johnsjo02.jpg)
Title: Re: 2018 NBA League Trade Deadline & Buyout Season Watch Thread
Post by: saltlover on February 08, 2018, 03:30:39 PM
At this point think Boston is going to the buyout route

Joe Johnson? I'd like him.

I was thinking that also. Just heard IT does not want to come off the bench in LA...might be bought out there

I think Magic will sit down with IT and work something out.  Itís better for both sides.

We still can't get IT back right? Does it matter if it is from another team after we traded him, or is it still a year?

If heís waived by the Lakers he can be signed by us this season.  Which would be amazing and no one would ever trade with Danny Ainge again.  Although I think Brad should make the first phone call to recruit him if he becomes available.
Title: Re: 2018 NBA League Trade Deadline & Buyout Season Watch Thread
Post by: jpotter33 on February 08, 2018, 03:32:44 PM
Hooray! Rather than get a potential difference-maker off the bench in a wide-open East we get to pick 28th in the draft OR have a potential asset for an Anthony Davis trade that we all know will NEVER happen... Iím annoyed by Aingeís stinginess...

And on the other side of this, what the hell is Wallace thinking turning down Yabusele and two seconds for Evans and insisting upon a first in this market, especially after sitting him out for five games waiting on a trade? Memphis fans are ticked lol

This is the correct side of your post.  If the Celtics hadnít gotten Monroe, I could have seen them trading a 1st for Evans using the DPE.  It still would have been an overpay.  But to trade a 1st round rookie on top of another 1st?  That wasnít going to happen.

Well, honestly, the first post was before the Yabu/two seconds report came out, which makes it a bit more  understandable. Previously the rumor going around was some combo of Semi, Nader, and Larkin. Losing both Yabu and the 1st is a tougher sell. I probably wouldíve went for it given the context of this season, but canít really blame Danny for not wanting to give that up for a rental.

But, yeah, this is going to look pretty bad for Memphis when Tyreke doesnít re-sign and Only hurts their tank by winning games for them.
Title: Re: 2018 NBA League Trade Deadline & Buyout Season Watch Thread
Post by: mgent on February 08, 2018, 03:35:00 PM
Thank God we kept Smart.
Title: Re: 2018 NBA League Trade Deadline & Buyout Season Watch Thread
Post by: BringToughnessBack on February 08, 2018, 03:47:37 PM
At this point think Boston is going to the buyout route

Joe Johnson? I'd like him.

I was thinking that also. Just heard IT does not want to come off the bench in LA...might be bought out there

I think Magic will sit down with IT and work something out.  Itís better for both sides.

We still can't get IT back right? Does it matter if it is from another team after we traded him, or is it still a year?

If heís waived by the Lakers he can be signed by us this season.  Which would be amazing and no one would ever trade with Danny Ainge again.  Although I think Brad should make the first phone call to recruit him if he becomes available.

Can you imagine how much better our bench would be and how much hate him and Kyrie would have vs. The Cavs in a playoff matchup-lol- I know there is a one in a million chance this would ever come to life, but hey, there is a chance. I would love nothing more then to see IT come back to Boston but I know that is as likely as winning the PowerBall.
Title: Re: 2018 NBA League Trade Deadline & Buyout Season Watch Thread
Post by: celticinorlando on February 08, 2018, 03:51:22 PM
It won't happen...but IT coming back to Boston would be the best thing for him and for Boston. Come off the bench...knows the system and he loves Brad.

I think he would consider it
Title: Re: 2018 NBA League Trade Deadline & Buyout Season Watch Thread
Post by: TheisTheisBaby on February 08, 2018, 03:53:10 PM
So the Cavs made a bunch of moves that didn't do anything to make them better than us or the Warriors and the talking heads at ESPN are acting like they just put Bird, Magic, and MJ in a time machine and brought them back.  LOL.
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Post by: BringToughnessBack on February 08, 2018, 03:53:53 PM
I love the fact we held onto Smart as well. Toughness is needed in the playoffs and that man has that in spades.
Title: Re: 2018 NBA League Trade Deadline & Buyout Season Watch Thread
Post by: No Nickname on February 08, 2018, 04:02:25 PM
It won't happen...but IT coming back to Boston would be the best thing for him and for Boston. Come off the bench...knows the system and he loves Brad.

I think he would consider it

IT wants that money.  So he needs to start and average as many PPG as he can.  IT is not looking for revenge or titles.  He wants to get paid.  Then he'll worry about winning.
Title: Re: 2018 NBA League Trade Deadline & Buyout Season Watch Thread
Post by: Roy H. on February 08, 2018, 04:11:17 PM
Hooray! Rather than get a potential difference-maker off the bench in a wide-open East we get to pick 28th in the draft OR have a potential asset for an Anthony Davis trade that we all know will NEVER happen... Iím annoyed by Aingeís stinginess...

And on the other side of this, what the hell is Wallace thinking turning down Yabusele and two seconds for Evans and insisting upon a first in this market, especially after sitting him out for five games waiting on a trade? Memphis fans are ticked lol

This is the correct side of your post.  If the Celtics hadnít gotten Monroe, I could have seen them trading a 1st for Evans using the DPE.  It still would have been an overpay.  But to trade a 1st round rookie on top of another 1st?  That wasnít going to happen.

I would rather trade Yabu than the DPE. Heís deadweight, carrying the same 1st Round pedigree that Sully did.
Title: Re: 2018 NBA League Trade Deadline & Buyout Season Watch Thread
Post by: Donoghus on February 08, 2018, 04:26:19 PM
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Suns acquire former first-round pick Elfrid Payton from Magic for 2nd round pick

What happened to the person who was so convinced Smart wasn't better than Payton...?  :laugh: ::) ::)

I wouldn't be worrying about him.
Title: Re: 2018 NBA League Trade Deadline & Buyout Season Watch Thread
Post by: kozlodoev on February 08, 2018, 04:55:05 PM
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Suns acquire former first-round pick Elfrid Payton from Magic for 2nd round pick

What happened to the person who was so convinced Smart wasn't better than Payton...?  :laugh: ::) ::)

I wouldn't be worrying about him.
If Smart could fetch better return than Elfrid Payton did today, he'd be packing his bags right now...
Title: Re: 2018 NBA League Trade Deadline & Buyout Season Watch Thread
Post by: Eja117 on February 08, 2018, 04:58:15 PM
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Suns acquire former first-round pick Elfrid Payton from Magic for 2nd round pick

What happened to the person who was so convinced Smart wasn't better than Payton...?  :laugh: ::) ::)

I wouldn't be worrying about him.
If Smart could fetch better return than Elfrid Payton did today, he'd be packing his bags right now...
I'm no Smart fan but I definitely wouldn't want us to trade Smart for a high 2nd
Title: Re: 2018 NBA League Trade Deadline & Buyout Season Watch Thread
Post by: kozlodoev on February 08, 2018, 04:59:37 PM
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Suns acquire former first-round pick Elfrid Payton from Magic for 2nd round pick

What happened to the person who was so convinced Smart wasn't better than Payton...?  :laugh: ::) ::)

I wouldn't be worrying about him.
If Smart could fetch better return than Elfrid Payton did today, he'd be packing his bags right now...
I'm no Smart fan but I definitely wouldn't want us to trade Smart for a high 2nd
And so we didn't. But if there was a first on the table, Smart would have been out of town before you can say "Elfrid Payton".
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Post by: mgent on February 08, 2018, 05:11:30 PM
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Suns acquire former first-round pick Elfrid Payton from Magic for 2nd round pick

What happened to the person who was so convinced Smart wasn't better than Payton...?  :laugh: ::) ::)

I wouldn't be worrying about him.
If Smart could fetch better return than Elfrid Payton did today, he'd be packing his bags right now...
I'm no Smart fan but I definitely wouldn't want us to trade Smart for a high 2nd
And so we didn't. But if there was a first on the table, Smart would have been out of town before you can say "Elfrid Payton".

How do you figure that?

Why would the Celtics be in the market (and give up SIGNIFICANT value in Smart) for a better 1st round pick, when they wouldn't even include their own crappy 1st rounder in a trade for Evans?

It doesn't even seem like Smart's going to command much as a FA, so I can't see why we needed to dump him.  Much rather sign him to a low-risk contract and see if he blows up like Bradley, while dangling the soon to be FA Rozier in trades as a team's new starting PG.
Title: Re: 2018 NBA League Trade Deadline & Buyout Season Watch Thread
Post by: smokeablount on February 08, 2018, 05:11:30 PM
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Suns acquire former first-round pick Elfrid Payton from Magic for 2nd round pick

What happened to the person who was so convinced Smart wasn't better than Payton...?  :laugh: ::) ::)

I wouldn't be worrying about him.
If Smart could fetch better return than Elfrid Payton did today, he'd be packing his bags right now...
I'm no Smart fan but I definitely wouldn't want us to trade Smart for a high 2nd
And so we didn't. But if there was a first on the table, Smart would have been out of town before you can say "Elfrid Payton".

Sometimes it's better to have a very high 2nd than a very low 1st.  That said, where Marcus's value is at right now and with teams' limited $ this offseason, I'm glad we kept him.  But if we don't trade our 1st later, I'll likely be annoyed we didn't get Tyreke.
Title: Re: 2018 NBA League Trade Deadline & Buyout Season Watch Thread
Post by: kozlodoev on February 08, 2018, 05:16:41 PM
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Suns acquire former first-round pick Elfrid Payton from Magic for 2nd round pick

What happened to the person who was so convinced Smart wasn't better than Payton...?  :laugh: ::) ::)

I wouldn't be worrying about him.
If Smart could fetch better return than Elfrid Payton did today, he'd be packing his bags right now...
I'm no Smart fan but I definitely wouldn't want us to trade Smart for a high 2nd
And so we didn't. But if there was a first on the table, Smart would have been out of town before you can say "Elfrid Payton".

How do you figure that?

Why would the Celtics be in the market (and give up SIGNIFICANT value in Smart) for a better 1st round pick, when they wouldn't even include their own crappy 1st rounder in a trade for Evans?

It doesn't even seem like Smart's going to command much as a FA, so I can't see why we needed to dump him.  Much rather sign him to a low-risk contract and see if he blows up like Bradley, while dangling the soon to be FA Rozier in trades as a team's new starting PG.
I figure that because it was widely reported that Smart was available for a first-rounder.
Title: Re: 2018 NBA League Trade Deadline & Buyout Season Watch Thread
Post by: CelticSooner on February 08, 2018, 06:08:35 PM
It won't happen...but IT coming back to Boston would be the best thing for him and for Boston. Come off the bench...knows the system and he loves Brad.

I think he would consider it

IT wants that money.  So he needs to start and average as many PPG as he can.  IT is not looking for revenge or titles.  He wants to get paid.  Then he'll worry about winning.

Yep but by then he'll be just another scrub off the bench.
Title: Re: 2018 NBA League Trade Deadline & Buyout Season Watch Thread
Post by: Monkhouse on February 08, 2018, 06:13:18 PM
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Suns acquire former first-round pick Elfrid Payton from Magic for 2nd round pick

What happened to the person who was so convinced Smart wasn't better than Payton...?  :laugh: ::) ::)

I wouldn't be worrying about him.
If Smart could fetch better return than Elfrid Payton did today, he'd be packing his bags right now...
I'm no Smart fan but I definitely wouldn't want us to trade Smart for a high 2nd
And so we didn't. But if there was a first on the table, Smart would have been out of town before you can say "Elfrid Payton".

How do you figure that?

Why would the Celtics be in the market (and give up SIGNIFICANT value in Smart) for a better 1st round pick, when they wouldn't even include their own crappy 1st rounder in a trade for Evans?

It doesn't even seem like Smart's going to command much as a FA, so I can't see why we needed to dump him.  Much rather sign him to a low-risk contract and see if he blows up like Bradley, while dangling the soon to be FA Rozier in trades as a team's new starting PG.
I figure that because it was widely reported that Smart was available for a first-rounder.

To be honest, I have a feeling that Woj doesn't like us for some reason..

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Suns acquire former first-round pick Elfrid Payton from Magic for 2nd round pick

What happened to the person who was so convinced Smart wasn't better than Payton...?  :laugh: ::) ::)

I wouldn't be worrying about him.

Ah, I see. I hope he didn't get banned. He said some pretty rude or hurtful things to me, and some other members on the forum. But still, I wouldn't want someone to get kicked out because they had a bad day.

If Isaiah got bought out, and he came to the Celtics, I think I might legit cry myself to sleep and die happy. (Which would probably never happen, since we can only sign vet min.)
Title: Re: 2018 NBA League Trade Deadline & Buyout Season Watch Thread
Post by: fairweatherfan on February 08, 2018, 06:34:35 PM
I think the reason Smart was available for a 1st was so if we got it we'd flip our own 1st for Tyreke, effectively trading Smart for Tyreke and a move up in the draft.  I can see that logic appealing to Danny a lot.
Title: Re: 2018 NBA League Trade Deadline & Buyout Season Watch Thread
Post by: Monkhouse on February 09, 2018, 03:55:21 PM
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The Hawks are finalizing a buyout agreement with shooting guard Marco Belinelli, leagues sources tell ESPNís Adrian Wojnarowski (via Twitter). According to Wojnarowski, several contending teams are interested in Belinelli.

MARCO!

(POLO!)
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Post by: jpotter33 on February 09, 2018, 04:08:12 PM
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The Hawks are finalizing a buyout agreement with shooting guard Marco Belinelli, leagues sources tell ESPNís Adrian Wojnarowski (via Twitter). According to Wojnarowski, several contending teams are interested in Belinelli.

MARCO!

(POLO!)

I wonder if we go after him with JJ hitting the buyout market, too.
Title: Re: 2018 NBA League Trade Deadline & Buyout Season Watch Thread
Post by: cons on February 09, 2018, 04:10:52 PM
hes probably calling Luigi Datome who's putting in a good word for us ! :)
Title: Re: 2018 NBA League Trade Deadline & Buyout Season Watch Thread
Post by: RJ87 on February 09, 2018, 05:39:36 PM
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The Hawks are finalizing a buyout agreement with shooting guard Marco Belinelli, leagues sources tell ESPNís Adrian Wojnarowski (via Twitter). According to Wojnarowski, several contending teams are interested in Belinelli.

MARCO!

(POLO!)

I wonder if we go after him with JJ hitting the buyout market, too.

I much, much prefer Marco. He's a better shooter, younger, and a better fit for Brad's system, imo.

http://bkref.com/tiny/KqzdY
Title: Re: 2018 NBA League Trade Deadline & Buyout Season Watch Thread
Post by: ChillyWilly on February 09, 2018, 06:58:47 PM
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The Hawks are finalizing a buyout agreement with shooting guard Marco Belinelli, leagues sources tell ESPNís Adrian Wojnarowski (via Twitter). According to Wojnarowski, several contending teams are interested in Belinelli.

MARCO!

(POLO!)

I wonder if we go after him with JJ hitting the buyout market, too.

I much, much prefer Marco. He's a better shooter, younger, and a better fit for Brad's system, imo.

http://bkref.com/tiny/KqzdY

You say younger as if it makes him more athletic or something. These 2 are a wash and that's not a testament to Marco considering JJ been toast for at least a season. I'll pass on both.