BlazersBroncos wrote:Outsider here, but a huge fan of SGA and Poku. Do you see OKC as a FA player this offseason? I was looking at young guys that fit the timeline and came up with the following:
THT - IMO it takes a huge overpay to get him. If Presti thinks he can be the 3rd guy in a 'big 3', you make the move.
GTJ - Again, will take a huge overpay to get him from TOR who seems to want him long term, and despite his play I dont think he has long term potential as more than a elite 4th option.
Lonzo Ball - I dont think OKC will be on his list due to market issues
Zach Collins - This is the guy I really like for OKC. Switchy stretch big who could come cheap due to injury issues. Presti loves value, and this could be a great fit.
Lauri Markkanen - I think he will cost a good amount and not be worth it due to defensive liability.
Those are the only somewhat big money guys with the right age that IMO OKC should be looking at IMO.
To me an ideal offseason for OKC would look like: Move Horford for something, sign Zach Collins. resign Svi
Luck into pick #4 - Jalen Green G - The pure scorer that OKC needs. He has special body control, great form, great athleticism and is fearless. Will need to learn to play w/o the ball in his hands.
18 - Neemias Queta C - A tremendously underrated prospect. He plays like poor mans Embiid. Great footwork and hands, great roll man, excellent shotblocker, good mobility for his size, great passer for a big. Just needs to add a jumpshot but his 70% FT rate gives hope.
31 - Ariel Hukporti C - Draft/Stash big who can compete w/ Brown in a year for C3
55 - Traded for something or sold
G - Shai Gilgeous-Alexander / Theo Maledon / Ty Jerome
G - Jalen Green / Luguentz Dort / Ty Jerome
F - Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk / Kenrich Williams / Vit Krejci
F - Aleksej Pokusevski / Darius Bazley / Isaiah Roby
C - Zach Collins / Neemias Queta / Moses Brown
Personally, I would love for OKC to get into the FA market. If we're planning to move on SGA's timeline, any of the FA's you mentioned make sense. I would love Ball or Markkanen, and would like Trent as well.
I like the idea of doing a one year overpay for Collins. I don't know what he's expecting to get, but if we gave him a 1 yr. $15m prove it deal? That might be an option.
But, I doubt that's Presti's plan. We've never played in the FA space and I'd be surprised if that changes this time around. These Euro signings are strange to me - clearly Presti has some plan that he's executing. Given it's guard/forward heavy, it's possible the he plans on signing a FA center this summer.