OKC to meet with CP3 & trade him to his preferred destination

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Re: OKC to meet with CP3 & trade him to his preferred destination 

Post#101 » by ThunderBolt » Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:27 pm

The Penguin wrote:There’s no way his “preferred destination” is Detroit and Blake.

Not to derail the thread, but you might be the only person on earth that’s a Sonics/Bills fan. I say this as a bit of a bills fan from Thurman Thomas’ days. Carry on.
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Re: OKC to meet with CP3 & trade him to his preferred destination 

Post#102 » by LofJ » Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:30 pm

In all likelihood his preferred destination is Miami. They have the best performance enhancing specialists in the business. Chris Paul might actually be able to make it to the end of his contract and still have a positive impact on the court there.
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Re: OKC to meet with CP3 & trade him to his preferred destination 

Post#103 » by Pointgod » Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:37 pm

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Pointgod wrote:Knicks could have been a good landing spot for him considering he’d probably love to play in NY and their would be zero pressure to the make the playoffs. It would set them up nicely for 2021 because they could be a playoff team similar to the Nets with incoming draft picks, a veteran presence and at possibly some budding young talent. But then again that would require the Knicks to have competent management.


It doesn’t set them up nicely for 2021 to still be paying Chris Paul $46 million until 2022. They’d want to have hat money available for a FA.


If they have Chris Paul and a bunch of rookie contracts they’ll still be under the cap to sign a superstar and some complimentary pieces. Better yet they’d be positioned as a legit contender. Or they can keep doing the same thing they’ve done every offseason and filed a trash team only to get rejected by every free agent worth a damn.
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Re: OKC to meet with CP3 & trade him to his preferred destination 

Post#104 » by teke184 » Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:38 pm

Hephaestus wrote:Can CP3 be traded immediately or it has to be after 30 days?


They can re-trade him if he isn’t packaged with any other OKC player.
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Re: OKC to meet with CP3 & trade him to his preferred destination 

Post#105 » by Spanish_Laker » Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:42 pm

Who wants that cancer on their team with that ignominious contract?
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Post#106 » by ropjhk » Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:51 pm

ken6199 wrote:Twolves for Wiggins/Dieng and Teague.


Makes sense to me.
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Re: OKC to meet with CP3 & trade him to his preferred destination 

Post#107 » by Soulyss » Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:54 pm

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Nuntius wrote:It's nice that OKC is willing to accomodate CP3 but I just don't see which team would willingly take on his contract.


I agree, hard to imagine. OKC, still gets a year less with CP3.


CP3 may have to come to terms with the possibility of getting bought out.


He's going to have to take a major discount to get that done... no chance he's given his full contract
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Re: OKC to meet with CP3 & trade him to his preferred destination 

Post#108 » by Neutral 123 » Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:14 pm

If CP3 is really a malcontent who wants to play for a contender, it looks to me that Miami is the only viable option right now. Minnesota? Why would he want to go there?

I'd also be surprised that OKC went through with the deal without some feedback on what Cp3 is willing to do and where to go.

Why would OKC even be interested in a buyout of any kind? Miami just makes the most sense and since they have Jimmy they might as well go all in and see where they can go with Jimmy CP3 and maybe Adams or Gallo.

The price may have been too high for Westbrook so Miami is willing to do CP3 and give up less in terms of assets. We'll see.
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Re: OKC to meet with CP3 & trade him to his preferred destination 

Post#109 » by The Penguin » Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:17 pm

ThunderBolt wrote:
The Penguin wrote:There’s no way his “preferred destination” is Detroit and Blake.

Not to derail the thread, but you might be the only person on earth that’s a Sonics/Bills fan. I say this as a bit of a bills fan from Thurman Thomas’ days. Carry on.


You can probably guess my age. Grew up with Thurman Thomas and Shawn Kemp / Gary Payton posters.
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Post#110 » by gundysmullet » Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:19 pm

mszymko wrote:Honestly, I hope he and Melo end up with the Lakers. Would be a lot of fun, CP3 would look prime again next to Lebron and AD and they can let Melo do Melo all he wants on second unit.

What is with posters obsession with “Melo”? The dude hasn’t been in the league for like a year.
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Re: OKC to meet with CP3 & trade him to his preferred destination 

Post#111 » by Paz » Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:40 pm

I’m going to preface this post by saying, the HEAT would be better off not trading for Paul.

The only realistic way I can see Paul going to Miami, if he were to, would be the following:

OKC receives: Goran Dragic, James Johnson
HEAT receives: Chris Paul, 2023 Miami HEAT 1st Round Pick, 2nd Round Pick

That would take care of the cap issue for Oklahoma City in the coming years and it would create the following situation for Miami:

Miami essentially traded Josh Richardson, Hassan Whiteside, Goran Dragic and James Johnson for Jimmy Butler, Chris Paul and a Second Round Pick.

Not great but not the worst haul for the personnel traded.

I’ll finish this by saying, the HEAT would be better off not trading for Paul.
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Re: OKC to meet with CP3 & trade him to his preferred destination 

Post#112 » by HoopsterJones » Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:42 pm

Miami. I’m only interested to see Jimmy Buckets in State Farm commercials.
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Re: OKC to meet with CP3 & trade him to his preferred destination 

Post#113 » by tsirigoj » Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:46 pm

mszymko wrote:Honestly, I hope he and Melo end up with the Lakers. Would be a lot of fun, CP3 would look prime again next to Lebron and AD and they can let Melo do Melo all he wants on second unit.


I would take CP3 if he is waived and we pick him off of waivers for cheap.

Melo needs to stay FAR AWAY from this team. Did you hear what Chauncey Billups said about Melo? Dude doesn't care about wins or losses just as long as he gets his 30 points.
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Re: OKC to meet with CP3 & trade him to his preferred destination 

Post#114 » by 6ixSideSniper » Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:00 pm

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Agreed. I am very impressed with what they got from blowing up team that were destined for 1st round exit every year. Now it feels like they have future.


I don't understand why people are so high on this "collection of picks". Clips and Rockets picks will likely be late first rounders.



I don't get it either. Watch OKC have to give one of their Miami picks back to Miami to trade Paul. Lol.


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Post#115 » by ChiCitySPORTS#1 » Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:18 pm

CP3 will have maybe 2 teams to pick from, both which probably are not preferred destinations.
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Re: OKC to meet with CP3 & trade him to his preferred destination 

Post#116 » by ChiCitySPORTS#1 » Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:20 pm

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mszymko wrote:Honestly, I hope he and Melo end up with the Lakers. Would be a lot of fun, CP3 would look prime again next to Lebron and AD and they can let Melo do Melo all he wants on second unit.


I would take CP3 if he is waived and we pick him off of waivers for cheap.

Melo needs to stay FAR AWAY from this team. Did you hear what Chauncey Billups said about Melo? Dude doesn't care about wins or losses just as long as he gets his 30 points.


There is 0% chance he gets waived. And maybe 10% he gets bought out. OKC would have to pay him $100M to go away.
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Re: OKC to meet with CP3 & trade him to his preferred destination 

Post#117 » by MoneyTalks41890 » Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:23 pm

Paz wrote:I’m going to preface this post by saying, the HEAT would be better off not trading for Paul.

The only realistic way I can see Paul going to Miami, if he were to, would be the following:

OKC receives: Goran Dragic, James Johnson
HEAT receives: Chris Paul, 2023 Miami HEAT 1st Round Pick, 2nd Round Pick

That would take care of the cap issue for Oklahoma City in the coming years and it would create the following situation for Miami:

Miami essentially traded Josh Richardson, Hassan Whiteside, Goran Dragic and James Johnson for Jimmy Butler, Chris Paul and a Second Round Pick.

Not great but not the worst haul for the personnel traded.

I’ll finish this by saying, the HEAT would be better off not trading for Paul.


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Re: OKC to meet with CP3 & trade him to his preferred destination 

Post#118 » by tsirigoj » Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:25 pm

ChiCitySPORTS#1 wrote:
tsirigoj wrote:
mszymko wrote:Honestly, I hope he and Melo end up with the Lakers. Would be a lot of fun, CP3 would look prime again next to Lebron and AD and they can let Melo do Melo all he wants on second unit.


I would take CP3 if he is waived and we pick him off of waivers for cheap.

Melo needs to stay FAR AWAY from this team. Did you hear what Chauncey Billups said about Melo? Dude doesn't care about wins or losses just as long as he gets his 30 points.


There is 0% chance he gets waived. And maybe 10% he gets bought out. OKC would have to pay him $100M to go away.


Good point.
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Re: OKC to meet with CP3 & trade him to his preferred destination 

Post#119 » by Slacktard » Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:28 pm

I don't know why a team would trade for Paul. He can't stay healthy, his contract is huge and if you want to try to keep him healthy for the playoffs you're gonna have to play him in like 60% or less of the games so you're paying him even more money just to sit on the bench.
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Re: OKC to meet with CP3 & trade him to his preferred destination 

Post#120 » by Bobbymcgee » Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:30 pm

CP3 and Gallo to Miami makes sense. Keep stockpiling them picks Presti!

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