watch1958 wrote:I know nothing about how the cap works, but would it be possible to work some type of deal with the Nets that would end up sending Durant to Brooklyn for D'Angelo Russell? Whether S&T, or Durant exercising his one year option, so the Nets would have his Bird rights.
Nets want Durant, and seem wiling to take the down season next year. If they get Irving, keeping Russell wouldn't be important. Warriors would have a big combo guard, who can create for himself when other teams are blitzing Steph, plus he is young. Warrior core is all 30ish. Together they can be competitive for 3-4 years, but could use having a young scorer who'd probably love to go through the grind of winning 65 games in the regular season. It would also let them be competitive this year, without grinding Steph & Dray too much. Also, if they are looking for a cheap vet SF, this would let them be a lot more selective.
Then the year after next, they'd have lots of toys to play with. I remember the Jarrett Jack year, where they played a lot of Curry/Thompson/Jack together. With Russell added to Steph/Klay/Green with Iguadola or Looney or DMC or Paschall or Poole or Bell, they could throw a lot of looks at people.
But is it even allowed?
I've been on this board for 18 years, and that is the first time I've come close to getting it right on a trade idea.
Even a blind pig finds an acorn once in awhile.