Mylie10 wrote:As time goes by, I'm really starting to believe the Nets are gonna land Beal.
That's gonna be a really tough team if that happens.
I have the Blazers as a dark horse team to land Beal. They have CJ McCollum + all their own draft picks through 2025.
CJ + 2020 pick isn't awful. Wizards would have 2 lottery picks to add to Rui + CJ to instantly take over Beals role. It's the best of both worlds gaining a young assets plus veteran star in return. Yes it's a weaker draft but grabbing a combo of Cole Anthony, RJ Hampton, Precious, Bey, Green etc isn't bad imo.
I don’t see why the Blazers would do this. It’s a lateral move at best.
Beal is just putting up numbers because he’s literally alone. His numbers are the same as CJ when Wall is is on the floor.
Additionally, Beal/Lillard would have a transition time to figure out the pecking order. CJ and Lillard have played together for years, you can’t underestimate that chemistry. Historically, Beal and Wall were known for power struggles, not coexistence.
Personally, I think Portland is primed for a reset. They won’t win the West between the LAs and us resurrecting. They should trade Lillard and CJ for the house.
I think we could be a great facilitator too with our picks. Lillard would fetch an elite star in return, but all our picks + Wiggins + Picks from team 3 could make Portland content.