Topofthekey wrote:Trade deadline has passed, but there's still the off-season
Trying to brainstorm a little here
Is there anyway we can turn Sabonis and Brogdon into Siakam and Beal?
Myles - Siakam - Warren/Justin - Beal - Caris
That lineup looks very intriguing to me. You have a big time scorer in Beal who can play both on and off ball, allowing Caris and Warren to also get their touches, and you have two great/good defenders in Myles and Siakam to help cover up Beal's defensive issues
I'm even ok with using Warren as trade bait and plug Justin in as the full time SF in that lineup
Is there anyway to make this happen, in theory at least?
Probably not for many reasons but I'll play along. I don't know their contract status with their clubs for the future. Can't see Washington wanting to part with a scoring stud like Beal. Interesting that Westbrook is costing Washington 41,000.
Toronto I think would be ok trading Siakam based on their recent willingness to move Powell slowly breaking up the championship team.
What I did is look up that Beal makes 28,000 and Siakam 30,000 totaling 58,000 incoming. Brogdon 21,000 and Sabonis 20,000. Throw Lamb 10,000 plus McDermott 7,000 in to get 58,000 going out. I'm using this year's salaries because it's easy to find. Ha !
First option Washington takes Brogdon and McDermott for Beal and Toronto takes Sabonis and Lamb for Siakam.
Second option Washington takes Brogdon and Lamb for Beal and Toronto takes Sabonis and McDermott for Siakam.
Third option Sabonis and Lamb to Washington with Toronto taking Brogdon and McDermott which they already have Lowry and VanVleet.
Personally I would love to have Beal as probably a lot of NBA fans in other cities would. I just don't see the Pacers brass parting with Sabonis, Turner, LeVert, Warren, or Brogdon, but who knows ? Warren's contract is so good that they won't part with him as long as he reverts back to his upward talent growth trend he's been on during his career. Still hard to believe Phoenix parted with him.
I'm really not sure who the franchise promotional player of the Pacers is currently. Used to be Reggie. Then Danny G. Next came Paul G. Currently is it Myles or Sabonis or both that they wouldn't part with to not ruffle fans feathers ? I don't think it's Brogdon and they could part with him other than I think new Nate has a thing for him ? Regardless here is one take on your question. Interested to see other's replies to Top of the Key.