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Ford: Top Ten Most Likely Traded - Celtic's KG is #10
« on: February 13, 2013, 01:34:09 PM »

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Smith is #1 and a potential deal with Philly could make sense for both teams. Though the fit with Thad Young seems odd to me. I guess he could be moved and a trio of Bynum, Smith, and Holiday is young and talented.

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1. Josh Smith, F, Hawks
The consensus around the league continues to be that Smith is gone, either by trade or free agency. The situation in Atlanta continues to deteriorate to the point that the Hawks seem to have little choice but to let him go now -- unless they can find a way to pry away Dwight Howard from the Lakers to play alongside his friend Smith.

The latest intel, via our own Chris Broussard, has the Nets entering the picture for Smith. The question is whether a package of Kris Humphries and MarShon Brooks is enough to make a deal. That's doubtful. The Hawks would prefer a young center.

The Spurs have been mentioned as a possible suitor, but unless they are willing to part with Kawhi Leonard (highly unlikely), they don't really have the assets.

Look for the 76ers, who have been dangling both Spencer Hawes and Evan Turner to other teams, to be a potential landing place.

Jennings supposedly hates being in Milwaukee and wants out. A deal with Utah could make sense.

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2. Brandon Jennings, PG, Bucks
The Bucks say adamantly they aren't shopping Jennings, but they may have to listen seriously to offers for their young point guard the next few days.

While Jennings is their most promising young player -- the one guy who could be a potential star player to build around -- GM John Hammond is in a bit of a quandary. Not only is Jennings looking for a huge payday this summer (one the Bucks may not be able to afford), he's also looking for a contract from a team other than the Bucks.

Jennings has, according to one source, "irreconcilable differences" with Milwaukee. He's frustrated, according to sources, that the two sides weren't able to work out a long-term extension this summer. In addition, he feels as though he doesn't get the attention he deserves and wants a bigger market to take his talents to.

Jennings isn't bluffing. He recently changed agents in an attempt to get some traction on his relocation. Jennings' marching orders for his new representation? Get him out of Milwaukee, either by the trade deadline or via a toxic offer sheet from another team this summer.

The Bucks have Jennings' restricted free-agency rights and can match any offer, but if the Mavericks, Hawks, Magic or another team makes a huge bid, the small-market Bucks may not be able to afford or want to match.

So do they make a preemptive move now and get something in return or do they gamble that Jennings doesn't get a big offer this summer? With so many teams under the cap this summer, and so few talented point guards available, the team could be in serious danger of losing him for nothing.

Raptors still trying to move Andrea, but word is there aren't a lot of takers. They want a PG for him. Wonder if Phoenix would move Dragic since they have Kendall Marshall. Makes me wonder if maybe they aren't all in on Lowry with only a year on his deal left.

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3. Andrea Bargnani, F/C, Raptors
The Raptors' move to land Gay is unlikely to be their last one. The combination of Gay and Bargnani doesn't make much sense, and the Raptors have been looking for a new home for the big Italian.

As Marc Stein reported, there have been discussions toward a Carlos Boozer-for-Bargnani trade. But that trade is expensive for Toronto, which, according to sources, would prefer to land a point guard to replace Jose Calderon in any Bargnani trade.

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4. Al Jefferson or Paul Millsap, F/C, Jazz
As usual, the Jazz aren't tipping their hand. Therefore, take the rumors about Jefferson and Millsap with a grain of salt. Perhaps neither will be moved.

But with the Jazz looking to give Enes Kanter more time in the paint, something is going to give sooner or later. The Jazz can't afford to re-sign both Jefferson and Millsap, so the most likely scenario has them moving one before the deadline.

Would love to see the Celtics get Gortat somehow.

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5. Marcin Gortat, C, Suns
The Suns continue to be active in their pursuit of players who can lift them out of their morass. Gortat and forward Jared Dudley appear to be the bait, though the truth is that anyone on their roster is available.

What's less clear is what the Suns are actually looking for. We've heard everything from Al Jefferson to Iman Shumpert -- yet another sign that the Suns don't appear to have a coherent rebuilding plan.

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6. J.J. Redick, SG, Magic
Redick is having a career year, and the Magic know that he'll get a big offer this summer when he hits unrestricted free agency. With the Magic in the process of a major rebuild, Redick isn't a priority in their long-term plans. With so many teams looking for shooting, moving him now could net them a nice asset or two.

Marc Stein reported over the weekend that the Bucks were interested in Redick. The Bulls and Pacers are two other obvious fits.

Interesting Turner is available. Would also like to have him. He seems like a perfect fit with the system we are currently running.

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7. Evan Turner, G, 76ers
The former No. 2 pick in the draft is having the best season of his career. With Andre Iguodala out of the picture, his minutes are up, as are his points, rebounds and assists per game.

What hasn't really changed is Turner's inefficiency. There are nights when he truly looks worthy of being the No. 2 pick, but there are as many or more times when he is frustratingly wild. For a player who is already 24 years old and has almost three seasons under his belt, that's cause for concern.

The Sixers would love to get a sweet-shooting 2-guard or a real power forward in return. Given Turner's upside as a player with great versatility, there might be a market for him in a place like Utah, which is searching for a young guard who can handle the ball.

Granger to the Clips would be a nice fit if he is healthy. Indiana would likely love Bledsoe with Hill at the other guard spot and George remaining at the SF. Butler or Odom and Bledsoe + filler makes sense.

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8. Danny Granger, F, Pacers
Granger has yet to play a game for the Pacers this season. He's eyeing a return Wednesday, which would give him only two games at less than 100 percent to prove his trade value.

The Pacers face a dilemma. Granger could put them over the top in the East, or his return could damage their team chemistry and hinder the development of Paul George. Either way, the team is unlikely to be able to afford him in the long term and will probably have to shop him this summer.

If the Clippers can't land Paul Pierce or Kevin Garnett, they could be strong suitors for Granger if they are convinced he can stay healthy.

Boozer to re-team with Deron? Gordon to the Bulls and Taj as a starter makes sense. Saves a few mill too for this season. Send Humphries and Brooks to Charlotte.

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9. Carlos Boozer, PF, Bulls
Boozer has been solid in his tenure with the Bulls, but the team has known for a while that it would prefer to move his contract to get more salary flexibility in the future. The Bulls have Taj Gibson to take many of Boozer's minutes and would love to add some perimeter shooting to balance out the team once Derrick Rose returns.

The aforementioned deal for Bargnani would give the Bulls a big man who can really spread the floor. The return of Ben Gordon may be another option for Chicago in a potential three-way deal with Charlotte and Brooklyn.

The KG talk once again is all talk about the Clippers.

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10. Kevin Garnett, PF/C, Celtics
KG won't be going anywhere unless he gives the trade his green light, as he is one of only four players in the NBA with a no-trade clause.

But talk of the Celtics and Clippers pulling off a swap that would bring Eric Bledsoe and Caron Butler to Boston does make sense for both teams. Boston GM Danny Ainge and Clippers coach Vinny Del Negro have a long history together, and a Clippers team that adds Garnett might have the juice to make the NBA Finals and even knock out the Heat. That could be enough to tempt Garnett to sign off on such a deal.

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Re: Ford: Top Ten Most Likely Traded - Celtic's KG is #10
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2013, 01:42:35 PM »

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I doubt KG would sign off on a trade unless Pierce were also being traded.  So I think Pierce would have to be the first shoe to drop, and we haven't heard any credible rumors about potential destinations for him.
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Re: Ford: Top Ten Most Likely Traded - Celtic's KG is #10
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2013, 01:46:03 PM »

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Josh Smih is good as gone..question is, where to?? He isnt going to resign with the Hawks so better to trade him for something than lose him for nothing..like Phoenix did with Amare and Toronto with Bosh. Those 2 teams didnt trade those players and they left as a FA

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« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2013, 01:47:15 PM »

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Make sense to trade our only center for an other small forward and a guard. These reporters are hilarious.

Re: Ford: Top Ten Most Likely Traded - Celtic's KG is #10
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2013, 01:50:05 PM »

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Josh Smih is good as gone..question is, where to?? He isnt going to resign with the Hawks so better to trade him for something than lose him for nothing..like Phoenix did with Amare and Toronto with Bosh. Those 2 teams didnt trade those players and they left as a FA
Trade him to Toronto for Bargnani. Maybe throw in a draft pick as a sweetener.

PG: Lowry
SG: DeRozan, Ross
SF: Gay, Fields
PF: Josh Smith, Amir
C:  Valanciounas, (Amir), Gray

Imagine the speed of the athleticism of that team with Josh Smith. Yeesh ...

Re: Ford: Top Ten Most Likely Traded - Celtic's KG is #10
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2013, 01:52:10 PM »

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I love how he says the deal "does make sense for both teams"

Duh....what?

Butler plays the same position as two of our current top three players. Why would it makes sense to bring him in at 8 mil a year and be a third string back up. Bledsoe finishes out the year but then what? We would just be looking to trade him.
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Re: Ford: Top Ten Most Likely Traded - Celtic's KG is #10
« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2013, 01:54:08 PM »

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Josh Smih is good as gone..question is, where to?? He isnt going to resign with the Hawks so better to trade him for something than lose him for nothing..like Phoenix did with Amare and Toronto with Bosh. Those 2 teams didnt trade those players and they left as a FA
Trade him to Toronto for Bargnani. Maybe throw in a draft pick as a sweetener.

PG: Lowry
SG: DeRozan, Ross
SF: Gay, Fields
PF: Josh Smith, Amir
C:  Valanciounas, (Amir), Gray

Imagine the speed of the athleticism of that team with Josh Smith. Yeesh ...
Thats a scary team but smith wouldnt resign with Toronto

Re: Ford: Top Ten Most Likely Traded - Celtic's KG is #10
« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2013, 01:57:24 PM »

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In Chad Ford's list of 'Impact Players Most Likely To Be Moved', he includes Kevin Garnett. He does this because he likes the deal for the Clippers and the Celtics, and thinks contrary to readily available quotes, that KG will be okay with it. So despite KG's no-trade clause, despite his vehement affirmation that he's not going anywhere, despite Danny's 'we're likely staying pat' company line, Chad Ford thinks KG is likely to be moved.

What, did this come from Bleacher Report or something?

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Re: Ford: Top Ten Most Likely Traded - Celtic's KG is #10
« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2013, 01:58:06 PM »

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I could see Atlanta being interested in a 76ers trade if they are dangling Hawes and Turner. Smith and Holiday would make a nice duo. Would they be able to resign both Smith and Bynum? That would be an interesting trio if everybody played to their potential.
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« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2013, 01:58:41 PM »

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Based off a rumor that's been shot down?



Yawn

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« Reply #10 on: February 13, 2013, 02:02:15 PM »

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I could see Atlanta being interested in a 76ers trade if they are dangling Hawes and Turner. Smith and Holiday would make a nice duo. Would they be able to resign both Smith and Bynum? That would be an interesting trio if everybody played to their potential.

Yeah, that is a really good return for Josh Smith. Hawes + Turner. Two long term starters. Slide Horford back to PF. Have a center who play in the high post to space the floor for Horford to beat up smaller PFs in the paint. Good fit. A do-it-all SF in Turner. Nice.

Josh Smith and Andrew Bynum would be such a dangerous duo. Their defensive strength together would be massive. Best defensive big man combo in the league. Very tough rebounding combo. Some spacing concerns offensively but they could live with that with strong shooting wings.

Excellent trade for both teams.

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« Reply #11 on: February 13, 2013, 02:20:00 PM »

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Wasn't this KG nonsense brushed aside weeks ago?

Trading KG (with his blessing) for Bledsoe and Butler is a HORRIBLE trade for Boston.

Ainge would be trading his ONLY TALENTED BIG MAN for next year's backup PG and the expiring contract that is Caron Butler.

So, unless Ainge immediately turns around and trades Pierce and/or Rondo for a PF and/or C, the team would look like this after KG for Bledsoe/Butler:

PG: Bledsoe / Bradley
SG: Terry / Lee
SF: Pierce / Green / Butler
PF: Bass
C: Wilcox / Melo / Collins

That front court lacks just about everything a front court needs.  But, hey, Ainge flipped a future HOF-er who changed everything in Boston for a backup PG and a third-string SF.  Amazing deal, Chad Ford.  Amazing!

We all know KG said he wouldn't accept a trade unless Pierce was dealt first, so Ford should have taken that into consideration and placed Pierce at #10A and KG at #10B.


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« Reply #12 on: February 13, 2013, 02:27:10 PM »

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Make sense to trade our only center for an other small forward and a guard. These reporters are hilarious.

Agree

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« Reply #13 on: February 13, 2013, 02:37:42 PM »

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I don't want KG traded.  He's one player I'm perfectly comfortable with seeing retire in Green and leaving us empty handed.  He's too important to the culture of this franchise.  I would love for him to remain involved even after he retires. 

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« Reply #14 on: February 13, 2013, 02:50:25 PM »

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I am convinced that all of the media hacks that keep putting KG in their "players likely to be traded" lists are doing nothing more than trying to project what THEY want to happen.  I'm sure every last reporter would love to see the Clips get KG.  It would make them the instant favorites in the West, and everyone knows the media just fawns over everything "LA".

 

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