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Trade Brad Stevens and Gordon Hayward to Indiana
« on: October 25, 2020, 03:47:14 PM »

Offline GreenlyGreeny

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The Pacers reportedly want Gordon Hayward given his connection to Indiana, and they are surely worried about Victor Oladipo walking next season. They need a coaching spark and we need a coaching spark, so here is a controversial idea: What if we trade Brad Stevens as part of a mega package to Indiana, and we go into next season with Tony Bennett of the University of Virginia, a “player’s coach” as one of Bennett’s assistant coaches (KG? PP? Perk?), and upgraded players via the following:

Brad Stevens
Gordon Hayward
Romeo Langford
Grant Williams
Vincent Poirier
Semi Ojeleye
2020 first-round pick
2020 first-round pick
2022 first-round pick (top 3 protected)
2024 first-round pick (top 3 protected)

For

Damontis Sabonis
Victor Oladipo

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We immediately sign Tony Bennett away from the University of Virginia and go upgraded into 2020-2021 with Bennett, Sabonis, Oladipo, and the 14th overall pick, with the icing on the cake being a drop below the luxury tax line this year so as to avoid repeat-offense status (and somehow still having a starting line-up of all-stars):

Walker
Oladipo
Brown
Tatum
Sabonis

Smart
Theis
R. Williams
Ring-chaser at the veteran minimum
14th overall pick
Edwards
Green
Fall
2020 second-round pick
Ring-chaser between the vet minimum and MLE (15th addition to the roster, so offer what gets us $1 shy of luxury line)

Thoughts? Do we need to add the 2026 first-round pick to get Sabonis? How good does Oladipo need to be for us to win it all? Are we still better off even if Oladipo busts and walks next off-season, but Sabonis maintains all-star status at 24-25 years old? Or can we really win titles the next decade with a core of Tatum, Brown, Sabonis and Smart?
« Last Edit: October 25, 2020, 03:55:20 PM by GreenlyGreeny »

Re: Trade Brad Stevens and Gordon Hayward to Indiana
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2020, 04:18:51 PM »

Offline Sophomore

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The pacers just signed a Toronto assistant to be their new head coach. I think that shop has sailed.

Re: Trade Brad Stevens and Gordon Hayward to Indiana
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2020, 07:05:49 PM »

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A 10-for-2 trade? Massive overpay lol. I'll keep two of the picks and G. Will but give them everything else though.

Re: Trade Brad Stevens and Gordon Hayward to Indiana
« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2020, 07:12:48 PM »

Offline PhoSita

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No thanks
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Re: Trade Brad Stevens and Gordon Hayward to Indiana
« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2020, 07:35:52 PM »

Offline GreenWarrior

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Unfortunately there's too many involved that need more convincing when it comes to stevens.

And you're not going to get anyone here to think they need to upgrade the front court.

Re: Trade Brad Stevens and Gordon Hayward to Indiana
« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2020, 08:37:38 PM »

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Throw in Tatum and Brown and you've got yourself a deal.
I'm bitter.

Re: Trade Brad Stevens and Gordon Hayward to Indiana
« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2020, 09:09:41 PM »

Offline RJ87

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Throw in Tatum and Brown and you've got yourself a deal.

Just swap teams. Send the Indy players and staff to Boston and the Boston crew to Indy.

Re: Trade Brad Stevens and Gordon Hayward to Indiana
« Reply #7 on: October 25, 2020, 10:07:11 PM »

Offline greenhead85

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Throw in Tatum and Brown and you've got yourself a deal.

Just swap teams. Send the Indy players and staff to Boston and the Boston crew to Indy.

Danny included?

They send us Larry in return.

Re: Trade Brad Stevens and Gordon Hayward to Indiana
« Reply #8 on: October 25, 2020, 10:37:21 PM »

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Rather than go through all that rigmarole Greenly, just have Wyc and Herb Simon trade teams. Everything else stays the same. Their team and front office moves to Boston, and Boston's moves to Indiana. Easier all round  ;D
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