Barkley6 wrote:Hey, Everyone,
I came here to propose a possible trade, I posted this on the Phoenix board and it seemed to be met with pretty high praise, but I'd be curious to see what you all think about it since you know your team better than I do. Not trying to troll, just want some feedback, or even a counter proposal. Thanks!
3 team deal, Indiana, Cleveland and Phoenix.
2022 Suns 2nd Round Pick
2024 Suns 2nd Round Pick
Larry Nance Jr
Indiana does this deal because it would save them about $2m in salary this season, which would get them under the tax line, so the savings end up being about $3m this year and next, plus they get 2 second round picks in the future, and a possible rotation player in Dario for the playoffs this year, or all of next year. He fits very well as a Sabonis backup because they are similar stylistically.
Cleveland does this because they get the wing help they desperately need, and clear up a bit of the logjam at the bigs they have with Mobley, Allen, Love, and Nance Jr.
Suns get the type of PF they want, a good fit for their system on a reasonable contract.
Thanks for stopping by, and welcome!
I had a quick think over this, and pretty quickly turned it down for Indy for a major reason: we don’t want Saric on the books for next season. Right now, even if healthy, we have Myles Turner at the 4. We really like Oshae Brissett there, AND we just drafted Isaiah Jackson (who will play the 4 and 5) and signed Torrey Craig for a specific role. Even when healthy, Saric is clearly not a starter, and is merely competing for minutes in the rotation, while possibly slowing down the development of our other guys. Add in that we would rather have the contract cleared off the books, so that we can potentially re-sign TJ Warren and Ed Sumner, and there’s just no real way to make this kind of deal work for Indy at this time. But otherwise, I don’t see Cleveland making that swap either. They love Nance, and his value is MUCH better than 2 2nds and a lesser player who will miss most all of this upcoming season.
Maybe circle back if Indy makes a larger deal involving either Myles or Sabonis (but only if we’re not getting back a 4 or 5 in the deal)?
Edit: Forgot to point out, Indy is already under the luxury tax, by about $760k. Moving Lamb would just give us more breathing room in case Turner finally makes All-Defense or Sabonis makes All-NBA.