I_Like_Dirt wrote:Dragic has almost $20 mil in an NG contract for next season, iirc. That's most of the way there already. Giving up 3 firsts and 2 swaps, hell, and toss in some rookie contracts to fill the salary gap and the Bucks would be fine with it if Giannis makes it clear he's leaving either way.nate33 wrote:I_Like_Dirt wrote:I don't think it matters. I think Miami would just trade for him anyway using a bunch of NG contracts and picks and such.
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I don't see how the scrape together $27M in salary to trade to Milwaukee and convince Milwaukee to take it on. I guess your talking about something like opting in on the team options for Dragic and Leonard and trading them along with incentive (Herro and a pick) to Milwaukee for Giannis. Would Milwaukee pay $25M for Herro and a pick? Note that Miami doesn't have an unencumbered 1st round pick until 2027. And with Giannis and Bam around, that's not going to be a very high pick.
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They can't give up 3 firsts and 2 swaps. They don't have any unencumbered picks until 2027.
A trade deadline deal might be possible where it's the expiring contracts of Dragic, plus Herro, Achiuwa and the 2027 1st (because Milwaukee wouldn't be taking on an extra $25M in 2022 salary). But Giannis would have to make it known then that he isn't resigning.
I just don't see how Miami makes the deal next summer with Milwaukee agreeing to taking on a massive filler salary in 2022 just to get Herro and a late 2027 pick.