2020-21 OFFICIAL FREE AGENTS AND TRADE THREAD (TITLE DEFENSE SQUAD)

 
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:26 am    Post subject: 2020-21 OFFICIAL FREE AGENTS AND TRADE THREAD (TITLE DEFENSE SQUAD)

Reportedly, free agency may be happening around sometime after Thanksgiving. That being said, this will be a huge offseason. There are three competing visions:

1. save cap space for 2021 and a chase at Giannis: there have been many threads about 2021 cap space, and the lengths to which the Lakers will have to cut/trade players (including LBJ taking a sizeable paycut) just to have cap space.

2. go all in for a 2020-21 title defense, even if that includes signing players to longer than 1 year deals.

3. a hybrid of both. Try to get quality players that will take the full MLE, maybe trade players who have expiring deals.

My short list of available FAs that are somewhat in the realm of possibility:

Millsap
Gasol
Ibaka
Gallo
Teague
Favors
Bazemore
Dragic
Fournier
Tristan
Marcus Morris
Clarkson
Mo Harkless
Roberson
Vanvleet
Harrell
Baynes
Holiday
Wes Matthews
Korver
RHJ
Giles
Melo
Noel
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:29 am    Post subject:

good job Yin
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:31 am    Post subject:

I trust Rob to make the right moves.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:35 am    Post subject: Re: 2020-21 OFFICIAL FREE AGENTS AND TRADE THREAD (TITLE DEFENSE SQUAD)

yinoma2001 wrote:


My short list of available FAs that are somewhat in the realm of possibility:

Millsap
Gasol
Ibaka
Gallo
Teague

Favors
Bazemore
Dragic -- probably not remotely realistic tho
Fournier
Tristan
Marcus Morris
Clarkson
Mo Harkless
Roberson
Vanvleet
Harrell
Baynes
Holiday -- Justin
Wes Matthews
Korver
RHJ
Giles
Melo
Noel

Guys I like from this list. Fournier/Ibaka/Gallo probably command the full MLE. But we might be able to split it among say, Harkless and Baynes or something.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:37 am    Post subject: Re: 2020-21 OFFICIAL FREE AGENTS AND TRADE THREAD (TITLE DEFENSE SQUAD)

yinoma2001 wrote:
Reportedly, free agency may be happening around sometime after Thanksgiving. That being said, this will be a huge offseason. There are three competing visions:

1. save cap space for 2021 and a chase at Giannis: there have been many threads about 2021 cap space, and the lengths to which the Lakers will have to cut/trade players (including LBJ taking a sizeable paycut) just to have cap space.

2. go all in for a 2020-21 title defense, even if that includes signing players to longer than 1 year deals.

3. a hybrid of both. Try to get quality players that will take the full MLE, maybe trade players who have expiring deals.

My short list of available FAs that are somewhat in the realm of possibility:

Millsap
Gasol
Ibaka
Gallo
Teague
Favors
Bazemore
Dragic
Fournier
Tristan
Marcus Morris
Clarkson
Mo Harkless
Roberson
Vanvleet
Harrell
Baynes
Holiday
Wes Matthews
Korver
RHJ
Giles
Melo
Noel


We already won . Once AD resign with that 2 plus one. We gonna go all in with him and Lebron. If Giannis wants to come here in 21 then let his brother send the message . But we can’t rely on something we can’t control. He can also change his mind anytime.

So I’ll pass on 21 and be ready for 22.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:39 am    Post subject:

I'm for the 2022 plan.

Give out 2 year deals so players don't feel they're a 1 year rental. Get that chemistry going again, add some new blood to be hungry for a ring.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2020 10:14 pm    Post subject:

This is a very good analysis of the upcoming Lakers off-season and even though I don't want CP3 (and his $85mil contract) or some of the other scenarios, it does do a great job describing the various Contracts/Trades/Free Agent options:

https://www.cbssports.com/nba/news/lakers-offseason-preview-chris-paul-is-an-ideal-trade-target-but-rob-pelinka-has-other-big-name-options/


I like the idea of the Lakers packaging Kuzma to get D'Russell from the Twolves. They could select Ball and putting him alongside Towns and Kuz, would be fun, plus Kuz is a local boy for them.

I also like the idea of getting Buddy Hield from the Kings, they apparently want to give Bogdon a big contract and a lineup of Fox, Kuz, Bogdon & Bagley would be exciting for the cow bell crowd...
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 20, 2020 8:44 pm    Post subject:

DLO getting dumped again for another Ball brother would crush him LOL. Towns and DLO are tight and that probably prompted the Wolves to deal for him so I don't them trading him away this summer.

If all it takes is Green and Kuzma for Hield that would be amazing.
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