Western Notes: Holiday, Grizzlies, Kings

Anthony Davis has requested a trade and it could have a domino effect on the rest of the Pelicans‘ roster. Jrue Holiday, who is gaining All-Star consideration this year, could be viewed as an attractive trade asset, Bobby Marks of ESPN.com writes.

Holiday, who signed a five-year deal with New Orleans in 2017, is making approximately $26MM this season and will take home the same amount over the next two campaigns. His deal contains a player option worth slightly under $26.9MM for the 2021/22 season.

Marks examines some other potential sellers at the trade deadline. Here are the highlights from the teams in the Western Conference:

  • The Grizzlies are open for business when it comes to trading Mike Conley and Marc Gasol. Conley has the most on-court value, Marks notes. Conley’s deal runs through the 2021/22 season and he’ll take home approximately $34.5MM in the final year of the deal. The point guard will turn 33 prior to that season and his age and length of the deal present risks for rival suitors.
  • Marks expects Garrett Temple, JaMychal Green and Justin Holiday to garner interest from teams in contention for the playoffs. It was previously reported that teams were calling Memphis about Green and Temple. Holiday, whom the Grizzlies recently traded for, can not be dealt in combination with any other player.
  • The Kings are outside the playoff picture and have little incentive to tank considering their first-rounder will go to either Philadelphia or Boston, Marks notes. The team possesses roughly $11MM in cap space, though it doesn’t have to utilize it by the trade deadline. The ability to use the cap space will expire on June 30, so Sacramento could make a deal closer to the NBA draft.
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5 thoughts on “Western Notes: Holiday, Grizzlies, Kings

  1. Z-A

    Depends on what you get for AD. If it’s a bunch of picks from the Celtics and Hayward/Horford or Kuzma/Ingram/etc I’d just keep Jrue since to get a comparable player youd have to pay as much or more in FA anyway.

    It’s a domino effect. I would look at trading Mirotic and Randle at the deadline. Might as well accumulate assets. Maybe get out of Solomon Hills contract. Move on from ET Moore.

    My mindset, same as baseball. You got a guy you like want to extend maybe, but hes in a contract year. But you’re not competing. Trade him, make your team better, then just resign him in the offseason. Sometimes works out sometimes not. See Pat Neshek for the Phillies.

  2. The Pacers made an offer to Jrue Holiday before he signed with New Orleans this last time, and he almost took it. Oladipo and Holiday would be a good backcourt. They’ll pay $25mm for Holiday. They won’t pay $30mm for Conley. Collison, Evans, and Joseph will be unrestricted free agents anyway. Why not try again?

  3. rxbrgr

    Technically Justin Holiday can be combined with other Grizzlies in a trade, it’s just that his salary can’t be aggregated with another teammate’s.

  4. Karl Elze

    Of coarse we are outside of the playoff picture. Divac refuses to do anything except sit on his hands and do nothing, that would better this team. He is a disgrace as a GM. He knew since the last game of last year, that this team was in desperate need of a SF, but what did he do in the off season and up to now, signed another PG and PF, to go with the other 6 PF on the team already. If he would have traded for a SF already, we would most likely still be in the Playoff Hunt. Just saying !!

  5. bennyg

    If/when AD gets traded, NO should keep Holiday and make a play for Beal. Teamed up with Randle for the 19/20 season, they should make some noise.

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