TheStig wrote:Guys who come to mind: Hortford, Conley, Griffin, Batum, Barnes, Brogdon. Potentially guys like Hayward, DeRozen or Aldridge with an injury.
Nos from other team:
DeRozen is better and has the same contract length, so that's a no go.
Aldridge is cheaper, better and has the same contract length, so that's a no go.
Griffin has two years and a lot of money left, but just had possibly the best year of his career, so that's a no go.
Brogdon had a pretty good year for the pacers, no reason to think they want to give up on him, so that's a no go.
Nos from Bulls
Horford has 3 years left and fell off a cliff. The Bulls probably wouldn't pay 50M+ for a pick.
Batum for Porter would be an upgrade for Charlotte if Porter is healthy, but highly unlikely they'd give up a pick to make a rental given their position, so likely a no go (though maybe possible if it was a deadline deal and the pick was heavily protected and Charlotte was in the mix).
Barnes had a decent year for Sacramento and he doesn't have a particularly high salary, not sure if they'd give up on him or not. Would be a lot of salary for the Bulls to take on, but not necessarily bad salary, would require the Bulls to like Harrison and the Kings to want to dump him.
Conley had a really bad year for the Jazz, so maybe they'd trade him, would save them 7M, but they probably wouldn't give up a pick in addition to that too, though you never know. If Porter was healthy at the deadline and Conley wasn't (or was playing poorly still), then this deal good make sense. The Jazz pick is likely not super great either, and hte Jazz may be competitive, so this has everything it needs to make sense under a healthy Porter circumstance.