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The Lakers loom as a free agent suitor for Goran Dragic, but even as the point guard confirmed he’ll opt out with the Heat, reader Adlaker12 can’t picture the Dragon in purple-and-gold:

  • I dont see Dragic here in LA. The Heat have the pieces to still compete in a watered down east. Why would you want to battle Curry, Paul, Parker, Westbrook in the west? There no nights off in the west at the point. Not to mention the competition for making the all star game as the point out west. The East and the Heat have too much to offer.

There’s doubt even among the Blazers that soon-to-be free agent LaMarcus Aldridge will be back, and Dallas will reportedly come calling for the power forward who’s a native of nearby Seagoville, but James Mantil is yet another reader who believes a top-10 free agent will stay put.

  • As much as I’d love it if Dallas would get Aldridge, I’m of the belief that he’s going to stay in Portland. I really think the 5th year and more money is going to outweigh playing in his hometown, especially since he likes playing in Portland. I think the other execs are right and Portland is just paranoid about him leaving.

There’s seemingly little chance that Rajon Rondo will be back in Dallas, and reader Z…. doesn’t see any logical destination for him, even if signs point to the Lakers.

  • I’m trying to think of any team that Rondo is a fit with in today’s NBA, and I’m having a really tough time. He is a ball stopping PG that can’t shoot, so he doesn’t space the floor. He isn’t as good defensively as he once was either, and then he is a big liability as someone that teams can put on the free throw line, and he doesn’t finish at the rim the way he used to either … he should probably be surrounded by shooters. Look at what him being in Dallas has done to Monta Ellis as well. Monta doesn’t shoot the ball well from 3, but was having a great year before the trade, and it was assumed he would cash out in free agency. Now the narrative is that he is an issue in the locker room, and some guys aren’t so sure it’s too smart for him to turn down his option. Just a bad trade, and as I said before it happened, you could see it coming.

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It’ll be an interesting summer for soon-to-be restricted free agent Draymond Green, an integral part of the Warriors. He’ll no doubt wind up with a dramatic raise on the minimum salary he’s making this season, but the majority of Hoops Rumors readers who voted in our poll think he’ll fall short of the max. For reader Kopdedju, it’s a matter of context.

  • Here’s the thing: for the Warriors, he’s a max player. For teams like the Spurs, Grizzlies, Hawks, Bulls, etc. who have pieces around him and who play in a strong system system, he’s a max player. If teams like the Lakers, Knicks, Kings, etc. sign him then they are fools. Not that he isn’t very valuable, but he is not the type of player that will transcend a system and be your 1st or 2nd best player. He is, however, the 3rd best player on a championship team. He is as good a defender as anyone in the league, he can guard all 5 positions legitimately, he’s a great rebounder especially for his size, and his offensive game is really improved.

Raptors GM Masai Ujiri referred to the team’s pursuit of Canadian players as an “obligation,” and while most of the voters in a Hoops Rumors poll believe he should simply focus on finding the best talent regardless of nationality, RapFan99 sees greater meaning.

  • It would be a Canadian ratings bonanza if they landed Andrew Wiggins. And I do think they have chance eventually, because national pride is different from city to city pride. I also think it would be great for kids to see someone from their country playing for their team. I think Americans don’t realize how lucky they are to have mostly Americans playing for them. If the US had a soccer team filled with all Europeans, they’d still cheer for the team, but would definitely want an American on there to root for. So I hope it happens, but I hope Masai doesn’t just do it to do it.

Heat team president Pat Riley most assuredly won’t win the Executive of the Year award after losing LeBron James in free agency this past summer, but Jeremy Nierenberg believes he still deserves recognition for other moves.

  • Pat Riley never gets any respect man … Hassan Whiteside, Tyler Johnson, Henry Walker … nabbing the best available player at the trade deadline … If the Heat were healthy (only played 2 games all season with a healthy roster FYI) they would be one of, if not the best team in the East, with or without LeBron. He should get credit for that. Maybe next year when these moves get to really manifest themselves.

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Ty Lawson was one of the most prominent names to come up at the deadline who didn’t get dealt, but rumors persist amid clear signs of tension in his relationship with the Nuggets. The Celtics and Denver reportedly engaged in exploratory talks about Lawson before the deadline, prompting Thunda-Pig and other readers to wonder about the fit on a team with Marcus Smart, Avery Bradley and others.

  • Lawson is a really good player and he is no slouch defensively. I am not sure about the Celtics rebuild. A backcourt of Smart and Bradley is very good defensively but will struggle to shoot and create. Down low [Kelly] Olynyk and [Jared] Sullinger can spread the floor but neither create nor protect the rim. I understand that picks are good assets but at some point picks will have to be traded, [there are] only so many roster spots. Maybe to get Lawson they give one 1st, two 2nds and Sully. Denver could flip [Kenneth] Faried for a guard to another team.

Lost amid the return of Kevin Garnett was a report indicating the Wolves had spoken about Anthony Bennett in trade talks. The former No. 1 overall pick has already switched teams once and has done little to live up to his draft position, but Lovesic7 encourages the Wolves to give him some time.

  • I wish someone would give this kid the chance he deserves. While very raw he has the skill set to be a matchup nightmare, too powerful for small guys, too quick for bigs, and the potential to be a floor stretcher. He still needs to work on his conditioning, and often struggles with where to stand on the floor, but the talent is there. At the end of the day I can’t blame the guy for being lax at times when every team he gets stuck on continues to bury him on depth chart and makes no attempt to develop him.

The Suns traded Goran Dragic and Isaiah Thomas at the deadline, and while they brought in Brandon Knight, it’s clear much rests on Eric Bledsoe‘s shoulders. Back when the moves were just rumors, boston2az and Dave s debated Bledsoe and the Suns.

  • boston2az: Well, we’ll just have to agree to disagree, Dave. His idea of defense is gambling in the passing lanes and trying to strip the ball. I haven’t seen him play any sort of “straight-up” defense this season and he certainly can’t stop anyone 1 on 1. But to agree with you on one point, I think he’d be a terrific backup. The problem is that he’s seen as “the Man” right now and he doesn’t play like it.
  • Dave s: “I sort of agree with you. I think that he’s definitely one of the best on ball defenders in the league. No question. But, you’re right. He hasn’t played that way as much this season, and I think that bringing in Thomas was demoralizing to he and Dragic and it really was perplexing. Now they’re talking about trading Dragic. This is why the Celtics and Lakers and Spurs always win the titles.”

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The Nets and Hornets reportedly had talks about a proposed trade that would have sent Joe Johnson to Charlotte for Lance Stephenson, Gerald Henderson and Marvin Williams. That discussion has apparently ended, at least for now, but reader Kevin Sagui thinks it would make financial sense for the Nets to revisit the idea.

  • While those three players only cost a tad less than $3MM under what Johnson will make next season, that puts the Nets in a much more manageable position for getting under the tax line next season. Further, having three players making that money saves them from having to fill those spots with other players, shaving another $1-2MM. Finally, each one of those contracts individually would be easier to move than Johnson’s $25MM, and the chances are better that at least one of them rebounds to regain some trade value. Assuming the Nets aren’t attaching a sweetener, this is a pretty good salary dump, even if on the surface it doesn’t appear to dump that much salary.

The Magic are reportedly close to firing Jacque Vaughn, but Billy Winters doesn’t think that would solve the problems in Orlando.

  • I really really … really don’t get the point of firing and bringing in a new coach midseason. Let Jacque finish the season. Hire a new coach and put into place the new system in the offseason. Try and trade [Ben] Gordon and [Channing] Frye and play the young guys as much as possible. This will give you time to evaluate the talent more so now and gives the team a chance for a higher pick in the draft.

Jose Calderon is a prominent trade candidate as the February 19th deadline nears, and barnzi19 has an idea that would involve another player who’s apparently on the block.

  • What about Calderon to the Kings for Derrick Williams? Kings need a solid backup PG and Williams has underperformed at the PF spot for the Kings. Williams’ contract expires this season so it is a low risk to the Knicks.

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There are differing opinions on the Celtics’ strategy of collecting draft picks, as our comments reflected while Boston was poised to send Jeff Green to the Grizzlies for a protected first-round pick. Reader dc21892 is optimistic about Danny Ainge‘s plan.

  • It gives them some serious flexibility. They can either choose to keep the picks, or trade up for a potential star in the draft, possibly even a rising star in the NBA. The core of young pieces, such as Marcus Smart, Jared Sullinger, Kelly Olynyk and Avery Bradley, mixed in with what they could do the next four years is incredible. It won’t be the fastest rebuild ever, but it’s looking extremely promising.

The Bulls passed on a chance at a discount when they failed to sign Jimmy Butler to an extension before the October deadline to do so, but Trock applauds Chicago for its apparent willingness to shell out the maximum salary for Butler this summer.

  • The Bulls have a great core right now. It would be a huge loss to see Jimmy go. Glad they are coming out saying they want to get this done sooner rather then later. In the end, they may have cost themselves a few extra million each year but they weren’t too far off what they will end up paying him with the max.

The Sixers have reportedly held exploratory talks about Michael Carter-Williams with several other teams recently, and Adam Gingrich gives his take on the market for the reigning Rookie of the Year.

  • Hard to find a good fit for a PG that can’t shoot. Boston? Could potentially play alongside Smart, who appears to be outperforming his scouting profile as a negative shooter. Sacramento seems to be sniffing around for a PG upgrade too. Doesn’t seem like a great fit next to Kobe Bryant or Carmelo Anthony and the Nets don’t have any assets to make a deal. Maybe the Pelicans? Denver seems to be on the verge of blowing things up too.

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More Hoops Rumors readers chose the Pacers than any other team in a recent poll that gauged the best fits for trade candidate Lance Stephenson, but reader ozzie is optimistic about a future in Charlotte for Stephenson.

  • I said it in the beginning, could be a problem fitting into the Hornets type of system. I don’t think he’d be missed but it’d be great if everything would just be worked out with having Lance as a Hornet. He’s young and the sky’s the limit on how far he could go. Still growing up!!! and needs to learn and get along, period.

The Lakers are in the mix for Rajon Rondo, and around the time that Rondo and Kobe Bryant kicked up a few rumors when they met for breakfast, boston2az wondered why the purple-and-gold would poke around at this point instead of waiting until free agency.

  • As much as I would love it, why in the world would the Lakers trade anything for Rondo? They’re going nowhere this year and will get a top 3 or 4 draft choice. Then they can get Rondo for nothing after the season. So the idea is that they trade a lot for Rondo so that they can win a couple of more games and mess up their draft selection?

Ralow believes the Knicks are without the necessary assets to trade for a long-term fixture and applauds team president Phil Jackson‘s willingness to be hesitant about making a deal.

  • This is precisely why he said they aren’t going to make a trade at this point. No trades just to be making a trade as the last 5 Knicks GMs always seemed to do. I’m glad someone is finally showing some patience in MSG. If Isiah Thomas had any patience, we would have drafted [Joakim] Noah and [LaMarcus] Aldridge instead of trading them (as draft picks) for one decent year of Eddy Curry.

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Yesterday, the Heat signed Hassan Whiteside and waived Shannon Brown to clear a roster spot for the big man. Reader Z…. points out that the move to release Brown was likely due to the strong play of Shabazz Napier and Miami’s fondness for Andre Dawkins.

  • Brown has played well defensively, and had a backer in Dwyane Wade. My assumption is that this move is brought on by the good play of Napier, and the fact that we’ve had injuries to our big men, namely  [Josh McRoberts], Birdman [Chris Andersen], and [Justin] Hamilton. I also really like Dawkins, and my guess is that the Heat do as well, which is probably why he is still on the roster

NBA commissioner Adam Silver mentioned in an interview with Chuck Klosterman of GQ.com that one of the changes he would like to implement is a harder, more restrictive salary cap for the league. Reader Curtis Smith believes that this potential stance, plus the NBPA’s likely push for doing away with maximum salary restrictions altogether, will mean that some compromises will need to be made in order to avoid a potential lockout in 2017.

  • Sounds like Adam Silver wants a hard cap. Prepare for another lockout. The players are going to try to get rid of max salaries. Something has to give.

In an entertaining back and forth discussion, reader Sky14 disagreed with my opinion that the Timberwolves should consider trading Nikola Pekovic for younger, cheaper assets.

  • It will be an interesting couple of years for the Wolves. They have a lot of individually talented players but always seem to have trouble putting it together. Could not disagree more on your take about Pekovic. He has not averaged below his career averages in points or rebounds since his rookie year. He is much more of a 17 and 9 guy that he has been the past two seasons. In fact, his PER has been over 20 the past three seasons, and last season he was 23rd in the NBA, one spot behind Dwight Howard and 61 spots ahead of Thaddeus Young, whom you mentioned would be in line for $12MM per year in his next contract.

In a recent reader poll we asked in response to Eric Bledsoe‘s comments about whether the Kentucky Wildcats could defeat the Sixers in a seven game series, reader alphakira agreed with the plurality of voters who disagreed with Bledsoe’s assertion that Philadelphia would fall to the college squad.

  • You said it perfectly already. The Sixers may be a bottom-feeder in the NBA, but they’re players in the NBA…which means they were all in the top 60 players in all of college basketball when they were drafted. If you voted for Kentucky, please look at Andrew Wiggins and Jabari Parker (and basically the rest of the elite draft class). They were the top two players in all of college last year and have yet to prove much in the NBA.

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With NBA commissioner Adam Silver is taking pains to adopt a player-friendly approach, one sticking point with a number of teams and fans around the league is the concept of draft reform in order to quell teams’ desires to tank for a shot at the top pick in the draft. Reader Jimmy Willy thinks Silver isn’t taking the tanking issue as seriously as he should.

  • Silver fails to see the point; it doesn’t matter whether or not those draftees end up transforming their teams. The fact of the matter is that teams are willing to take that risk and lose as much as they can so that they get a chance to draft the player they want. It compromises the league and the lottery should be reformed.

ESPN basketball analyst Jeff Van Gundy had nothing but praise for the Warriors’ Draymond Green, who is set to become a restricted free agent next summer. Van Gundy opined that Green would command an annual salary in the $10MM-$12MM, a figure that reader Kevin Alberda disagrees with.

  • $10MM-$12MM per season for Green seems extremely high. That’s more than Lance Stephenson got this offseason, and I’m not sure you can argue that Green is even as good, let alone better. Even with the cap increase, I wouldn’t go above $7MM per year for a guy like Draymond.

Wolves president of basketball operations Flip Saunders explained that uncertainty surrounding his roster in advance of the Kevin Love trade helped keep him from filling the club’s coaching vacancy with Lionel Hollins, who is much more comfortable with veterans. Reader Sky14 is glad Hollins is in Brooklyn instead of Minnesota.

  • Hearing his preference for veterans makes me very glad the Wolves did not hire Hollins. I hate coaches who do not let young players play and develop, it’s very short-sighted.

With Jimmy Butler rejecting the Bulls’ extension proposals, he is now set to become a restricted free agent next summer, something that reader Manchershaw Engineer thinks Chicago had anticipated prior to the draft.

  • I think the Bulls figured Butler wouldn’t sign a team-friendly deal, which is why they paid such a high price to move up and draft Doug McDermott. Matching a restricted offer is still a possibility, but the Bulls also have the flexibility to let him go if the offer is an overpay.

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There’s been plenty of discussion around the league about changing the draft lottery, and the NBA appears likely to approve a proposal to decrease the odds that the teams with the worst records will win the top pick. Reader Sky14 believes the measure could doom some franchises to years of losing.

  • The league is moving in the wrong direction with the draft. The worst teams should get the best picks, not the other way around. This could make rebuilds even longer than they already are and leave some teams in a perpetual rebuild because of bad “luck.”

The Kevin Love trade promises to spark debate for years to come. The talk continues even for the Warriors, who came close to acquiring the All-Star power forward but didn’t pull it off, in large measure because of Golden State’s reluctance to include Klay Thompson in proposals that met the demands of the Wolves. Still, Steve isn’t sold on the idea that Minnesota would have taken Thompson if the Warriors had relented.

  • I’m not sure the Warriors not including Klay Thompson in a trade package for Kevin Love is that big of a factor; I don’t see the why the Wolves would trade Love for one year of Thompson when they can hold out for four years of Andrew Wiggins at a little over $20MM. Especially when Klay is looking for max money next year. And that’s not even looking at how you’d rather have [Thaddeus] Young for one year and [Anthony] Bennett for four over two pricey years of David Lee and one year of Harrison Barnes.

The Nuggets wound up signing Kenneth Faried to a four-year, $50MM extension after reconfiguring what was reportedly to be a five-year, $60MM deal that would have run afoul of the stipulation that five-year rookie scale extensions start at the maximum salary. Another report had indicated that the sides were bound for four years and $48MM, but even that would have been an unfriendly arrangement for the Nuggets, ManBearPig618 opines.

  • I still don’t like this deal, no matter how it gets restructured. He’s a nice player, but he’s arguably not even top 15 at his position.

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Last week, reader Boston2AZ wasn’t high on Phoenix’s decision to budge from their offer of four years and $48MM to Eric Bledsoe and finally grant him a five-year, $70MM deal.

  • Not liking this signing. Are they going to resign Goran Dragic after next season and have $28MM+ in their starting backcourt? I’d rather have Dragic. If this deal is so “reasonable”, maybe Bledsoe can be moved if he shows he can stay healthy – a BIG if.

Michael Beasley was another marquee free agent to come off the board just before camps opened, and Z…. believes the Grizzlies picked up a bargain.

  • Great fit…I mentioned it a few times previously. I would have liked to see him back in Miami, especially for that type of a contract, but I guess they decided to go in a different direction with Shawne and Reggie Williams instead (ugh)…The Grizzlies could use someone like Beasley who can get his own shot and score, and his defensive deficiencies shouldn’t be as noticeable on a team with that type of defense, and the rim protection they get from Marc Gasol.

Gustavo Ayon was one of the noteworthy figures who didn’t end up with an NBA contract, finally closing on a deal to play for Real Madrid in Spain and passing on a minimum-salary offer from the Spurs, leaving statsnasty wondering why the center didn’t generate more interest stateside.

  • Gustavo is good. He should be in the NBA. Hopefully this won’t become a trend, where all good second-string players can’t get good enough offers to stay in the NBA.

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