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Proposal: Love to Portland deal
« on: June 11, 2018, 07:10:17 AM »

Online RodyTur10

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If James doesn't resign with the Cavs it's a no-brainer that they should trade Love to get a younger star or draft picks. Portland would seem like a team that should be very interested in him. That team is build on their starting backcourt Lillard/McCollum with Nurkic and a couple of overpaid role players.

I don't like their game plan, it's primarily Lillard an McCollum taking turns on attacking the defense. The team lacks shooting and good perimeter defense. They need changes. In order to get something valuable you have to give up something. In this case it's a very easy choice to me: C.J. McCollum.

Cleveland could be interested in McCollum, he's 3 years younger than Love and is under contract for 3 years, to have a new star to build around. From a Portland's viewpoint you'd like to get rid of some of these bad contracts, but Cleveland doesn't have much good to offer either. However Smith and Clarkson might be better fits for Portland than Turner and Leonard.

Smith's defense may actually not be worse than McCollum and he just wants to be a catch&shoot player which may benefit Lillard's play. The loss of scoring power can be compensated by Clarkson. He was terrible during this play-offs but he actually played very well when he was with the Lakers. Ideal 6th man to bring necessary offense from the bench.

Turner has never blossomed in Portland, which was a bad signing and fit from the start. Trading him and Leonard (who rarely get meaningful minutes) would be great for Portland and on the other hand when starting a rebuild Smith (attitude) and Clarkson (selfish player) are not the type of players you want in your locker room if you're Cleveland.

So trade proposal:

To Portland: Kevin Love, J.R. Smith and Jordan Clarkson
To Cleveland: C.J. McCollum, Evan Turner and Meyers Leonard

Portland's possible new rotation

Lillard/Napier - Smith/Clarkson - Aminu/Harkless - Love/Swanigan - Nurkic/Collins
Houston Rockets roster:
G: Paul, Harden, Gordon, Knight, Rivers / F: Tucker, Green, Anthony, Ennis, Clark / B: Capela, Nene, Chriss, Hartenstein

Chicago Bulls roster:
G: LaVine, Dunn, Arcidiacono, Selden, Harrison / F: Parker, Markkanen, Hutchinson, Valentine, Blakeney / B: Carter, Lopez, Portis, Felicio

Re: Proposal: Love to Portland deal
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2018, 07:35:08 AM »

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They will have to someone to sell tickets still.

Re: Proposal: Love to Portland deal
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2018, 08:30:55 AM »

Offline trickybilly

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I wouldn't be surprised if Blazers would prefer to build around McCollum..

Good trade though - Portland are ripe.
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Re: Proposal: Love to Portland deal
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2018, 08:40:18 AM »

Online Moranis

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McCollum is from Canton (about an hour south of Cleveland) and Love is from Portland so that makes it a more interesting trade for both teams from that end. 

Re: Proposal: Love to Portland deal
« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2018, 09:02:17 AM »

Offline footey

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McCollum worth way more than Kevin Love in this stage of their respective careers.

Maybe if CLE included the 8th pick.

Just don't expect to see teams interested in trading for Kevin Love.

Re: Proposal: Love to Portland deal
« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2018, 12:14:19 PM »

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I feel like Cj might end up on the sixers.


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