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Post#1 » by OGSactownballer » Tue Oct 20, 2020 6:22 pm

Ok guys pick me apart. But the is is the type of big move deal necessary in the modern NBA to become relevant. And honestly I’m not cari g about any of the old who will/will not play here nonsense. They are under contract. It’s not an option.

Harden and pick your dead salary (anything but Westbrook)


Bagley, Hield, cap filler (at least one C but not Holmes) and unprotected firsts in ‘22 and ‘24

Go ahead and have at it. Reasoning is the Kings make the big move to finally become relevant and there is more than enough left around Harden/Fox (who actually compliment each other very well in the backcourt) to be an instant contender caliber squad with a few minor tweaks.

Houston rests with the potential of Bagley and the shooting/scoring of Hirld and gets back at least one serviceable big to retool the front court. They also get free of the salary cap he’ll that Fertita has left them in after the move for Westbrook, and it becomes his team and hopefully that galvanizes him back to MVP level play and they stay as relevant if not more so.
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Post#2 » by pillwenney » Thu Oct 22, 2020 12:17 pm

For Houston to say yes this this, Bagley would have to have shown the potential that our FO was expecting him to show and not be so injury-prone. And even then, they probably say no. They would 100% get better offers.
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Post#3 » by kb02 » Thu Oct 22, 2020 12:36 pm

I don't think the Kings should go in this direction. Harden has 10/11 years on Fox. Need a younger player, who will grow with Fox. Someone like Brandon Ingram.

That said, your proposal doesn't get it done. Best case scenario, Buddy gets you a late lottery/mid first. Although trade board seems to think the Kings have to add to punt him. Bags has a late first rating right now, because he's entering year 3, but has played less than a full year of hoops. The 22 and 24 firsts, with Harden on the KIngs, would be late firsts. So effectively, you're offering a bunch of meh firsts for a top 5 player. Houston says no.

I agree with Pilwenney that for the deal to work, Bags would need to stay healthy and show near all star potential. But if that were to happen, you wouldn't trade Bags.
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Post#4 » by RipPizzaGuy » Mon Nov 16, 2020 6:45 pm

The funny thing is... For a team like Houston one would have to think a package of

Bagley, Hield, #12, Future picks

is more appetizing than

LeVert, Allen, Prince, Dinwiddie, picks

Harden does have 2 years left on his deal, wonder if Monte has a good relationship with him? I've never liked Hardens game but can't argue with the results. Fox - Harden - Bogdan - Barnes - Holmes would certainly make the playoffs in the west.

Although this seems like it would never happen, just funny to look back on.

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