dakomish23 wrote: Andre Roberstan wrote: magnumt wrote:
I'm thinking IF we do a OKC trade for Melo (I doubt it tho), a 3rd team will likely be involved. Either to flip some of the assets, or convert to future assets.
Totally agree. Though I think the Kanter/Porzingis pairing might work all right in the short term.
I could see it being potent offensively. Defensively it might be a disaster.
His fit here is way down on the list of the reasons I'd do this trade.
Did you listen to the Duncd on podcast with Fred Katz doing the OKC preview?
Yeah, I did. Left a summary on the OKC board.
I'm actually of the opinion that they have one more big move up their sleeves that hasn't happened yet. Part of it's gut, part of it's looking at the current roster.
1) They have 16 players under contract
2) They pushed Semaj's guarantee date out post-training camp
3) They were rumored to be looking into picking up Brad Wanamaker from Europe, which would necessitate buying out his salary (and he's not coming for a 2-way spot or a D-League spot).
4) OKC never goes into a season without 3 point guards on roster. If they waive Semaj to get to 15, they'd have 2. And no real secondary ballhandlers. They're still desperately thin on playmaking/ballhandling talent.
My gut says there's an unbalanced trade coming—a 3 for 2 or 2 for 1 type of trade.