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Would you trade Blake for Klay?

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Would you trade Blake for Klay?

Yes, I'm down to risk a trade for Klay.
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No, I don't want to add his long term salary.
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Would you trade Blake for Klay? 

Post#1 » by bstein14 » Thu Nov 19, 2020 7:13 pm

Klay just went down with a season ending injury again. Klay has two more years on his deal than Blake. Would you do a straight up even trade of Blake for Klay hoping Klay recovers and is back to his regular form next season?
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Post#2 » by DetroitSho » Thu Nov 19, 2020 7:35 pm

bstein14 wrote:Klay just went down with a season ending injury again. Klay has two more years on his deal than Blake. Would you do a straight up even trade of Blake for Klay hoping Klay recovers and is back to his regular form next season?
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Re: Would you trade Blake for Klay? 

Post#3 » by Snakebites » Thu Nov 19, 2020 7:38 pm

Warriors won’t do Klay like that.
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Post#4 » by MotownMadness » Thu Nov 19, 2020 7:57 pm

Not if hes got two more years then Blake. Dude just had the worst injury in basketball which will keep him from being back to form for almost 2 years alone, hes over 30 and just blew out his ACL causing him to miss last year as well.
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Re: Would you trade Blake for Klay? 

Post#5 » by 440BB » Thu Nov 19, 2020 8:10 pm

Trading a talented player with injury issues and a big salary for another talented player who won't be available for at least a year and has a longer, more expensive contract?

No thanks.
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Re: Would you trade Blake for Klay? 

Post#6 » by El Chivo » Thu Nov 19, 2020 8:13 pm

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Re: Would you trade Blake for Klay? 

Post#7 » by Snakebites » Thu Nov 19, 2020 8:45 pm

For the record I actually voted yes- call me nuts. I probably am.

I really like Klay.

Totally get the opposite position though. I'm second guessing it myself- I'm just a sucker for that kind of shooting.
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Post#8 » by Billl » Thu Nov 19, 2020 9:25 pm

The dubs obviously wouldn't do this, but I wouldn't either. We are rebuilding. We aren't going to be trading for 30+ yr old stars with big, longterm contracts.
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Re: Would you trade Blake for Klay? 

Post#9 » by thesack12 » Thu Nov 19, 2020 10:02 pm

God no.

He's currently hurt with one of the worst injuries in all of sports. Cost more per season than Blake does, and has 2 more years on his contract to boot.

Doing things like this is how you stay on the perpetual 35 win/season treadmill.
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Re: Would you trade Blake for Klay? 

Post#10 » by Liqourish » Thu Nov 19, 2020 10:07 pm

Snakebites wrote:For the record I actually voted yes- call me nuts. I probably am.

I really like Klay.

Totally get the opposite position though. I'm second guessing it myself- I'm just a sucker for that kind of shooting.


I really like Klay as well. He's the exact type of SG I think the Pistons need and that I've been looking for us to acquire. His injuries scare me, but I might make this trade, even with two more years on it.
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Re: Would you trade Blake for Klay? 

Post#11 » by mrroboto4889 » Fri Nov 20, 2020 1:34 am

I would actually do it if we were trying to compete in a season or 2. I think our window is so far from now that both players are irrelevant. Let's just sell Blake for young assets and continue the teardown
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Re: Would you trade Blake for Klay? 

Post#12 » by flow » Fri Nov 20, 2020 1:50 am

Let me get this straight.

Would I trade for a guy who's owed $156 million over the next 4 years, and who, next season, will be playing for the first time in 3 years & coming off both a torn acl and a ruptured achilles?



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Re: Would you trade Blake for Klay? 

Post#13 » by Han Solo » Fri Nov 20, 2020 2:20 am

No way. Klay is unfortunately screwed.
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Re: Would you trade Blake for Klay? 

Post#14 » by buzzkilloton » Fri Nov 20, 2020 2:29 am

What? No guy has just had big injuries the two seasons in a row and hes 30 now. You don't make moves for guys like that. Also were rebuilding here.
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Re: Would you trade Blake for Klay? 

Post#15 » by joeposh » Fri Nov 20, 2020 5:28 am

I love Klay's game, but this is two season ending injuries in a row (on different sides of his body) and he's not exactly a young gun anymore (he'll likely be 32 by the time he's finishing rehab).

There's a real chance he never plays meaningful NBA minutes again, or is at least a shadow of his former self. I know it's easy to say "well, if he DOES..." but we'd be hinging a lot of our rebuild strategy on that given the length of his contract, and I think that's too big of a gamble
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Re: Would you trade Blake for Klay? 

Post#16 » by Snakebites » Fri Nov 20, 2020 5:45 am

I mean, rationally you guys are right of course.

Even one of those 2 injuries would be a huge red flag.
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Re: Would you trade Blake for Klay? 

Post#17 » by ComboGuardCity » Fri Nov 20, 2020 6:56 am

I mean I’d probably do it just because I love Klay


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Re: Would you trade Blake for Klay? 

Post#18 » by Laimbeer » Fri Nov 20, 2020 8:54 pm

Hard pass. He's got two more years than Blake at 40.1 and 43.2. Might be the worst contract in the league right now.
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Re: Would you trade Blake for Klay? 

Post#19 » by Manocad » Fri Nov 20, 2020 9:25 pm

thesack12 wrote:God no.

He's currently hurt with one of the worst injuries in all of sports. Cost more per season than Blake does, and has 2 more years on his contract to boot.

Doing things like this is how you stay on the perpetual 35 win/season treadmill.

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Re: Would you trade Blake for Klay? 

Post#20 » by pistonsbball » Sat Nov 21, 2020 3:19 am

An injury-diminished Klay on a bad contract is much more integrable than Blake under the same circumstances. Klay at minimum now is still going to be an elite floor spacer. Would want a pick to take back, but I don't even think the Warriors do this straight up.

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