Matt800 wrote:whatchaknow wrote:I would think the only gettable Star this off-season is Beal. I personally believe he’s an upgrade over cj and would part with Collins to get him. Would Anybody else entertain that kind of move?
I would do a straight trade or maybe cj + a protected pick. But I don't see why washington would do it. But I dont think Beal is enough of an upgrade or even a position of need to trade more. There's Trent Jr, Hood, and possibly Simons who can fit that 2 guard spot. And trading Collins without getting a good 4 or 5 back would weaken portland's already weak front court depth.
I love that there's some talk (steven a smith) about how if Giannis came to portland he could win a championship. But what would that even take? Giannis demanding a trade to portland and then portland making a trade around CJ, Collins, and picks? Doesn't seem likely, but a Nurkic and Giannis front court would be fun to watch.
I won’t snort or make mock of a Giannis TP. I’ve TPed the same to friends with the expected, rational reactions. I even posted a new thread on this site, yesterday, before quickly deleting it. I figured someone else could make a better argument ...
CJ + Collins + Simons + Little + 2 picks = Giannis + George Hill (mid 30s and cut salary by MIL). 1 year of Giannis and convince him to stay with Dame and Nurkic. Go big on it before Milwaukee loses leverage in approaching free agency and public demands limit options to Golden State, Miami and the like.