He could probably do that a game in that.
So, um, our end, We get another shooter in depth, he could probably start in the lineup, so I'll take it any day.
Okay, so that's Assad rating again.
Not the best one, but it's a solid one.
No way. That's that's another decision.
And then I have two moves in full in the New Orleans pelicans.
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Okay, I was getting distracted.
Have to deals involving Al Horford going to the New Orleans Pelicans now.
I might I will talk about Horford in New Orleans and the New Orleans Pelicans.
Oh, if I was a g m edition, but I have sleep it on this like it hasn't been talked about.
But Al Horford in New Orleans is a match made in heaven like the dude is versatile on defense, versatile on offense with a young team with Stan Van Gundy, who was just hired there.
I feel like it's a perfect perfect fit again, if you want to know the exact reasoning.
Why, um, to the viewers not not actually talk about that later.
Um, you'll have to stick around for the New Orleans Pelicans about with the G M Addition.
But it's just a perfect fit now.
Two deals moving Al Horford to New Orleans and it's two deals because it's two different deals under two different preface is the first preface is simply getting capitally like getting getting a lot of cap space and obviously getting better Someone.
But the first movie is focused on freeing up cash space, and then the second movie is focused on getting the best value for Horford.
So the first move cap early New Orleans would get Al Horford a 2021 1st round pick.
So not this year's first rounder, next year's and then a second rounder from this year.
It really doesn't matter which one it is.
It really doesn't matter.
Yeah, which one you want? Yeah, exactly.
like New Orleans, you know, put on the put on the paper.
What? Which traffic do you want it? I really don't care.
And then that's what New Orleans would get.
Al Horford, 2021 1st rounder in 20 22nd rounder and then Philly us because with the general managers of Philadelphia, we would get Nicolo Maali.
I don't know if that's how you pronounce his last name.
We would get JJ Red**** back, and then Darius Miller, who comes off in a C l injury a 20 c l.
But I really like Darius Miller now in terms of rights.
And now, like if the trade were done today, Philly will.
Would Onley be freeing up $3.
5 million in cap? But here's the thing.
All three players Philly would be getting our on one year deals, so Mellie earns around 3.8 million.
JJ earns 13 million and then Darius Miller and seven million.
That's around $23 million in cap space that you would free up for next year's off season.
And then, of course, for this year you have role players.
All can shoot the three JJ, excuse me with JJ, we don't have to talk about on JJ's Impact on Philly is well known.
And then you add on the fact that Doc Rivers is the coach and Doc and JJ were together with the Clippers, and JJ played some of his best basketball with Doc Rivers.
Doc Rivers, Coach.
Reality knows a thing or two about coaching shooters and moving them off screens, so I feel like that's a solid fit.
And then, obviously with the talent, it fits in really well.
Nicola Melody, a spot up.
Three point shooting big, which is solid in today's game.
He played solid in New Orleans.
Now, with uh, with the Jackson Hayes and whoever they get us a center in free agency or without offered in this case, Mellie would not have that much of a role and, uh, New Orleans or not as big a role.
So you have with Philly where you could pair him with Mike Scott, and then you won't have much defense, but you have a lot of shooting a lot of scoring that front court.
And then there's something about Darius Miller that I really like as a three point as a three and D player.
He could be a solid score off the ball in the with the ball.
You can create some some offense, and as a shooter, he's pretty solid.
So that's the move.
Horford, a 2021 1st rounder, any 20 22nd rounder to New Orleans for Nicolo Melli, JJ Red**** and Darius Miller on 1 to 10 scale.
What would you give that trade six years perspective? That's definitely up there with an eight.
From the Pelicans perspective, I put that back down towards us six.
Again, Um, it be riel.
A coincidence that the money that we didn't give JJ Red**** that we gave the AL We trade it back just to get it for one more year of a rental.
So that would be pretty funny.
And how all things come around, I'm just a little struggling unless they think Al Horford's two piece that's a good is ion and they're just sold them.
They want him that bad, because if the Hornets wanted, they probably could have just gave him the money this past off season.
But that's where this is the one where I think you have the least big of a shot of the Hornets accepting because that's where I think maybe I'll give it.
That's where the Celtics was.
A pretty rough one to try to get them to accept.
But I think this one of giving out three players to get Horford back, I think they would want a bigger r o I than that.
Yeah, and then as well, um, they would obviously Philly frees up the cap space for New Orleans, loses that cap space, and they have to resign. Ingram.
So moving forward, they wanna have that much versatility that would be under the preface that has.
You said they believe Horford is that amazing piece.
And what would they what with what they have right now? Uh, they could contend.
That's Ah, that's a harder sell.
We'll see if this next one is an easier sell.
So and again in both New Orleans on the New Orleans pelicans in this trade, you just try to get the best assets.
And there's a player here for New Orleans that has been rumored to be.
That wall has been rumored to go to multiple places, and he is a former sixer.
You could already get an idea what I'm talking about.
I at least hope you dio.
So anyways, New Orleans would get Al Horford and Josh Richardson, and then Philly would get aging Red****, Darius Miller and Drew Holiday Now drew holiday.
Former Sixer Much better now than what he was originally in Philly.
Mind you, he was an All Star in Philly, But here in New Orleans, he's developed into one of the most underrated defenders in the league like he's very disrespected for with the media.
But then with the players, they just beyond as one of the best defenders in the league, if not the best already talked about.
Darius Miller already talked about JJ Red**** in the previous trade.
You got shooting from them.
Expiring contracts, drew holidays.
Got a two year contract with $25 million guaranteed per year.
So in terms of salary, you're not getting that much better, although it's a shorter contract.
And then, if you want to go Maura Tempo not have the traditional two bigs.
Alluding to the point you were making earlier, Drew is the best way to go.
He's a two way player, as best they call me Fitz.
Him with Ben, and with Joel perfectly, you would be getting extremely small.
So I don't know if that's good, more good than it is bad.
And then in terms of New Orleans, we talked about how Orford and then Josh Richardson, who can fit in well, has that to guard uh, next to Alonso and Graham and Zion in terms of fit.
I don't know how Josh fits into this trade, but I figure if New Orleans has given up Drew holiday, you might as well give up a solid asset in return.
If you're Philly, you might have to include a couple of first rounders or a first round a couple of seconds to kind of, uh, convinced New Orleans, also operating on the premise that New Orleans it's been rumored that they want the Drew holiday is going to be traded eventually, and there's only two years left on his deal.
So you might as well dealing for who I believe in.
Al Horford is, uh, the perfect fit next to their, um, young core.
That's the last trade involving Al Horford.
Well, not involving Al Horford. I lied.
It's the last trade of my first decision.
What would you give? That's trade.
So from a Sixers perspective, you have to give that one like a nine.
Because the Sixers you're making out like bandits.
And that one and the pelicans, I don't know sure what they're doing there.
There might be a little drunk behind the wheel, but I'll take it because, uh, the only has not hesitation because I would happily take through holiday back.
He just has never developed that consistent three point shot.
So you kind of have him and been out there together.
We've seen if you put any person out on the court next to bend, that doesn't have I mean, at least Drew shoots him, and you would have to respect his.
But any week three point shooters out there, teams just schematically play so much easier defense against us because you can sag off two guys a little bit more.
So that's where going forward.
That's your only snagging the rotation.
But you're adding JJ back.
So you you get the shooting there.
But then Drew and Ben would have to be making up for his poor defensive efforts that we've seen over and over again.
So six years would kind of definitely improve on a fence a little bit, but they would regress and deal it'll.
Yeah, if you're involving New Orleans, if we're involving New Orleans, I don't like that move that much.
I just put it under the preface that Yeah, eventually, you're gonna have to get rid of Drew, and you would just get better outright.
But if we're dealing with New Orleans, I would much prefer to make that first move to free of cap space.
In terms of all of these trades, I would much prefer, like, if I have to put them in order, I'd say the one from the one I prefer to the one, at least prefer, is the one involving Boston for Gordon Hayward.
For the people who are faster that we kind of went live there late.
This is if I was a GM Philadelphia 76 edition.
Me and Rex are pretending where the general manager off the Philadelphia 70 Sixers first decision for Rex was get rid of Elton Brand forgot his name for a second.
And then my first decision was shot for Al Horford.
I proposed for Trey's.
I'm not gonna repeat them but I will say what I was getting. Thio.
If I was going to give preference, I would say Number one.
The Boston deal.
You free up CASS Space Hayward is a perfect fit.
The cap relief deal with New Orleans, which was the first one where you get three players in exchange for our for a couple of picks.
The third one, I would say Eric Gordon, the Eric Gordon deal in the fourth one, the one I just mentioned.
But that would be my first decision shop for Al Horford.
Rex, what would your second decision be? So I'm gonna give you one real quick and then I'll get into my third one.
My second decision would be Don't go anywhere near Chris Paul.
We don't need him in the sixties organization.
I think he brings in more questions and answers.
Um, the fan base kinds.
This seems to be hot on him and wanting to bring him in after his like, rejuvenated season last year.
But I I just don't want another dead money contract that's not going to turn out well in aged terribly.
Yeah, I completely agree with that.
I see This is the This is the thing.
That's why I want to bring in fans from from the teams that I present, because I haven't seen that deal floated around the, you know, regular people MBA circles.
But Chris Paul of Philly is, like, terrible, like in terms of fit in terms of as you mentioned the salary.
No, that's Yeah, I know.
No, I completely agree about Yeah, there usually all three way trades to get that one there, but, um, his not that there's any legitimate our strength to it, but people kind of one of them from the families I want nothing to do with.
Um yeah, I wouldn't blaming, blaming.
All right, so I'm going to get into two of my trades.
Um, then for my third and last decision, I kind of get a little bit more creative and more outlandish with the trades thes air two of them that I think of a realistic shot.
And this is the prefaced and the thought that I'm going with his Doc Rivers is coming in.
Ben's gonna stay at the four.
Joel is gonna be at the five.
Horford's gonna be coming off the bench and then your other spots or not fluid, but it is what it is.
So this is where Jared Josh Richardson think he is the most value on the team where there's not much value in our assets.
Um, I wouldn't trade Sybil or include teibel in this trade unless we're getting a bigger return than the two players.
And I'm asking or getting picks for it.
So this is where you could throw Zaire.
Smith, any of the second round picks? Um, if you're gonna ask for the thunder first round pick, you could twist my arm and probably convinced me there.
But this is Josh Richardson, plus any other guy really on the roster that someone wants to take in the second round pick.
So the first one to be for Spencer Dinwiddie with Kyrie coming back and Steve Nash there, I think Dinwiddie is completely done coming off the bench role.
I don't think he has the long term future there, so I think Josh Richardson for Din witty just straight up.
If you need to give us a second or something, throw it in there.
I think the Brooklyn doesn't win too hard in this.
Richardson is a solid piece of them, Um, because they Joe Harris is potentially leaving if they don't resign him.
So I know I'm not sure if he's restricted free agent or unrestricted free agent, so it fixed.
That fits your shooting guard role there.
And this brings in a ball dominant.
A guy who can score off his own shot.
Three point once again. Kind of like Drew.
Holiday isn't going to kill you, but at the same time and respects it.
So if with Bennett the four, I think Den Woody at the one would be a solid trade to move Richardson.
Yeah, I I agree with that.
I think Philly would be winning way to watching that deal.
I don't think Brooklyn wins at all with that.
The thing with Josh that I was thinking about, it's like it gives them the same, like Carris labor problem, where they have a promising young shooting guard.
Liberty is obviously better, but I don't I feel like it.
I feel like I feel like Brooklyn gets worse with that's being quite honest with you because with them would he he he can handle the ball and he's proven he can be an all Star caliber player without, you know, without Kyrie without Katie.
So it could be that solid third scoring option as a six man playing starter's minutes again, depending on what happens with Joe Harris from Philly.
I love that like I love that deal.
Everything I just mentioned with Spencer Dinwiddie would make wonders for Philly.
But if you're Brooklyn, you might have to throw like a couple a couple of PXs.
You said to make that intriguing for them.
I think the first and the 21st overall would get that through two for one there.
I think they would take it because the value that they could probably get on that 21st pick and, like, pick up maybe a Tyreese Maxie or some type of player like that that bring in the door real quick.
Sounds solid, solid All right, the second one on day.
This is I don't think it's more of a stretch.
This one was a player that had a bunch of hype, and then it's not died down.
But I watched this game a decent amount because I caught myself watching the thunder more frequently than not.
Who knows what the thunder we're gonna be doing It.
Looks like an implosion could be coming.
So this is where once again, if we need to include the second round picks, the first round pick, I'd be a little bit more hesitant to give up here.
Maybe you could give me a protected pick or something back to make myself feel better about it, Where it really doesn't mean anything.
I still give you my pick and got **** back for it.
But this would be Richardson for Schroeder.
No, I like No, I like that.
It depends on the situation.
Like if you're Brooklyn, you're contending I don't feel like they would be to, uh, happy to deal dimwit e.
I mean, it obviously all depends, but I feel like they wouldn't do that with Oklahoma.
I like we'll get I'll get into that and the if I was a GM Oklahoma City Thunder edition, but I feel like they would be rebuilding.
And Schroeder, I believe he's on a short term contract.
I think is this contract expires this season.
So if you're filling, that's obviously a great move. You give, Okay.
See any another talented young wing? They obviously have Shea they have doors, they would have Josh with that deal.
They have, uh, what's his face, Darius? Vastly.
So you give them another young, solid wing defensive wing player or whatever I just said, but I feel like, Okay, See would be willing to do that.
It all depends on what other offers they would be getting for Dennis Schroder, because Schroeder he proved last year he could be a solid score off the bench and he can create his own shot.
And he's pretty fast.
He's like one of the fastest players in the league, and you can create driving to the basket.
We're talking about how Philly needs that other creator besides Ben Simmons, the other guy who can create his own shot besides Simmons, Joel and Toby Schroeder is that guy.
He's on an expiring deal, so you would have cap space next year.
We want to bring him back or whatever.
And in New York A. C.
Yeah, I like that deal.
I like that deal for both teams.
Yes, Philly wins.
Philly wins the deal, but I like both teams.
I think it helps out Oklahoma City.
Not better, but it kind of fixes their problem where SG A and Schroeder kind of really can't be on the court at the same time together.
And I think they're more invested in SDA than they are with sugar.
So that's where you get your second piece next to him with Richardson.
And I think that is not a great one to guard down the West because the West is tough, but it's an upgrade from having the throw Schroeder in there.
So, um, that's a sneaky one that I think should definitely get done.
And I think if you put dire Smith in that deal, they love the wing guards that can fly, even though I'm not too sure what's up with him.
So that's where I think if you give J Rich and him for Schroeder, that one gets it done.
Yeah, I hadn't thought about that deal to because I'm honest with you now.
That's a great deal.
That's a great deal of I'm okay.
See, I would severely think about that.
I would I would really, really be a treat about that.
Yeah, but But that puts in at the floor, which you don't like, though.
So would you be willing to buy into Thio because I know it's one your thing and you can always bring shooter off the bench.
But in my scenario, Schroeder's you're starting one on Shake and then shake Milan would be here to in this scenario.
Yeah, that's where we would differ.
I think you would have been at the one shoulder off the bench shake at the to, um, Toby Joel and then whoever.
Well, you still have Horford in that scenario.
So I guess Al or you definitely bring back Cork Moss and you kind of put the starting lineup.
You closed out the second half of the season with pre co vid with a court must at the three, and then so be at the four and I will bring shoulder off the bench.
I feel like that's That's where that's where, like Simmons, his talent is maximized.
Schroeder can have the bench unit to himself, and he could be maximized and then shake and share the floor of both of them because Shake really showed that with the ball he could do great things without the ball.
Um, he was really quiet, but with the ball, if he shares it with Bannon Schroeder, which both spring different dynamics to the game.
I feel like shape kid could really except I feel like bringing shoulder off the bench and leaving Simmons at the one would be the best scenario for all three of them.
All right, I like the deal.
That sounds good to May.
Okay, So trade for debt straits for Spencer Dinwiddie and Dennis Schroder involving both involving Josh Richardson.
My second decision is also to trades, and they're involving someone who has been rumored, severely, seriously rumored to be traded, Um, in the off season, particularly to Philly.
And it's Sacramento Kings guard Buddy Healed.
Bloody hell fits in perfectly with this team.
He's a shooter, one of the best in the league.
He's paid rightfully, so he can create his own shot.
He's a this dynamic is young Lee.
He's not being utilized correctly in Sacramento.
He was paid $80 million extension last year and he was relegated to being a six man behind broke down Bogdanovich, which, you know it's bad on Luke's part.
We talked about Luke ball.
I'm gonna We're not gonna dive too deep into that loophole.
But you know, it's bad on the front office paying 80 million, so the guy is going to come off the bench.
Buddy is apparent.
Is pretty evidently not happy with coming off the bench.
Bogdan is now restricted free agent this offseason.
I am pretty positive they're gonna bring him back and end up trading.
Buddy Healed was the disgruntled piece of that lineup.
So body healed gets traded 22 from Sacramento to feel you have to deals involving buddy healed.
One of them involves Al Horford and the other one doesn't involve Al Horford.
So first one involves Al Horford and Philly would receive Buddy healed and Philly would give up Al Horford.
Shake Milton a 20 22nd rounder again.
It really doesn't matter which one.
And then a first rounder from next year, What would you think about that move? I do it from Phillips perspective or from for both the Kings.
I don't feel like they're ready to shred that contract yet.
I think they just gotta work it out there and get buddy on the court unless they're really gonna pay someone 80 million to come off the bench.
We're doing the same thing, but don't throw rocks at class buildings when you live in one, I guess, um, from a Sixers perspective, it's getting Horford's contract off the books.
That's where anyone who's going to accept that it's almost impossible from a Sixers perspective to say no, just because three more years of it is just wait.
That's including next season is just way too much.
So just getting him out there and you're gonna bring in a versatile shooter.
Can't can't disagree with it.
Fixes the Sixers problem pretty well.
Once again, buddies, defense isn't there.
So the guys around them would have to step it up.
But I'd still do it. Without a doubt.
Yeah, from Philly.
You obviously get rid of the Horford deal, buddy.
You would pay him $24 million a year, which is three million less than Horford.
But for buddy, you're paying him an extra year, but he fits in.
Well, you're in cap.
What? I like to call capital, which is, you know, not being without any sort of cap space being the luxury tax.
You're in that situation anyways.
You might as well put on the best players that fit the roster better.
The downside of this is your giving up.
Shake Milton what you're feeling.
That's possible, but he healed, so you have to give up something to get a guy off that caliber.
And then for Sacramento, you would get a big and Al Horford, who would who fits in well with all of their bigs, like Marvin Bagley.
He could be playing inside with Rashawn homes or guys like Harry Giles.
He could be playing outside.
It fits in well with that big rotation.
Um, I would be doubtful, like now this offseason, I believe Homes and Giles or free agents, so one of them is likely going to go.
I would think it would be homes if I'm Sacramento, but he fits in without roster.
Well, of your sacramental, you're looking to be in the playoffs.
That's the goal.
That's been the goal since last year, and Horford helps you win.
Now you pay your paying money, like again the same amount of money you're paying it, but he healed, but you're paying into a guy who's gonna be happy in his role is gonna be a better in in the locker room for all players, and he's obviously gonna play.
Can you list on homes in the tree? I'll take them back.
And that deal is, well, that's a good possibility.
You know, that's actually the possibility I've ever be like a sign and trade, because I genuinely think Holmes a free agent this year.
But whether he's not or he is Phil, you could just pick him up anyways.
But that would be the first deal, and then the second deal I got on that one is with Shake.
Um, I don't think Sixers fans would be, like upset to give them up or would be tough to give them up.
He's someone where if you bring a buddy healed in return, you're in a shirt shred house contract.
Don't blink, and I thanks Shake for all you did.
It was a good, like four or five months run that we had.
But I wouldn't be too upset letting him leave, even though some people might put up a bit argument saying Shakes, going to give you like not exactly what buddy could give you, but pretty close to it.
So that's where I think you could get some people that chirp back at you in that stance of why would you trade shake for Buddy, which, when they're kind of close to the same player? Yeah, it's kind of, Ah, it's a good argument to be made.
But to your point, you're getting buddy healed like you have to give up something to get a guy a buddy heels caliber.
And to my point of one of the earlier deals I talked about Shake, he's better with the ball.
I was talking about the trade that you proposed with Dennis Schroder.
Shake is better with the ball and with Sacramento, uh, you could bring him off the bench.
And you have the second unit, obviously again, depending on what happens with Bogdan with Bogdan Bogdanovich.
But he's gonna have way more opportunities to handle the ball in Sacramento.
That what he is in Philly and then buddy, he compliments, uh, Ben and Joel pretty well.
He just fits in perfectly and to the point.
Earlier on Doc Rivers.
He knows a thing or two about coaching shooters who can play while off screens, but he fits that, um, fits those those needs perfectly, so I feel like it's a match made in heaven and Buddy as indicated, you know he wants to be there, and he wants out of Sacramento.
So you you have him happy.
You move them, Philly, get the player that fits in.
Well, I feel like it's a win win in my book.
Now, this second deal involving buddy healed, you wouldn't give up Al Horford.
You would be an extreme, severe like capital, which severely over the luxury tax.
I genuinely don't think sacramental would accept this, But if you're just excuse me if you're just looking to have the best talent in the roster, this is the deal I would offer about Philly.
Philly would Onley receive Buddy Hell and then Philly would give up Josh Richardson, State Milton, Sire Smith, Mike Scott and then a 20 22nd round like it's four players.
But I still feel like it's less then buddy heels value.
I'm not sure what.
What do you think about that? Repeat it for me more time so I can fully injustice because that one was I don't think that was going to get through.
Yeah, that's this whole mess.
Uh, Josh Richardson, shake, Milton Sy, Ear Smith, Mike Scott and a 20 22nd rounder, all for Buddy.
I don't think I don't think the e I don't think the Kings need that many more players to mess up that or that young.
So I think I don't think that really gets through from a Sixers perspective.
I mean, you get your you're getting a lot out the door and I mean, you're getting buddy back, which is nice, but no out there.
So that one, I would maybe been questioned it a little bit from my perspective as well.
So I think of all of them I would pass on that one.
Or that's one I like the least.
Yeah, in terms off, Like having the most talent you would have been.
You would have, buddy.
You would have, Toby, you would have for con depending on whether you bring it back or not.
Joel and then Al, like those six players are as good as it gets in the east.
But now the downside is your in extreme capital.
You gave up four guys for one, and then you don't have cap space to fill those spots.
So That's kind of where it gets tough for me and then wait.
Get promising young players.
Plus Mike Scott, who is a solid veterans.
One of one of the guys I like in the league as a veteran and as a score off the bench and a second rounder, which, you know, works for whatever.
But yeah, I think if you're Philly, this is just overkill.
I would definitely go for the first one.
But, you know, it's fun to proposed more than one and Steve for a second.
I mean, Sacramento's done worse trade.
So yes, they definitely have that.
This is kind of right on cue for the one that I'm going to get into for my final decision.
Where? I don't know if my tinfoil hat was out too hard on this one, but I guess I'll let you be the judge of it.
Yeah, that was my second decision, Which was trade for Buddy healed.
You can get on to your third decision.
Are you ready for this one? I hope you're sitting down.
I'm probably not ready to go ahead.
It involves the warriors style.
This one I'll know how would get over the line, But just bear with me.
The Sixers would trade Josh Richardson and Al Horford to the Warriors include any second round there.
I probably wouldn't give out the first round there on this one, but in return the Sixers would get Kevin Loony and Wiggins.
And I'm not a Wiggins person.
I do not like his game that much at all, but this is one where it was just like not forcing the Warriors to accept the street.
But if you can turn Loony and Wiggins into Richardson and Horford, I think that just makes the Warriors that much better.
I think it like it solves not that they had the center problem, but I think I would fit well at the center there.
Richardson is wait more reliable on defense, and Wiggins is they basically play the same position, so you'll be getting a cheaper version there.
You'd be taking more of the salary hit for Horford, but I don't know.
That's one where I think it really helps the Warriors.
It kind of helps the Sixers get rid of the bad contracts, but Wiggins does have three years left on his at, uh, more money that Horford gets.
So we'd be taking a little bit more cap hit there, but so we'd net lose a little bit because Richardson makes 10 and loony makes five.
So it offset there.
I don't I don't like that one.
Like in terms of salary.
You just mentioned it of Wiggins is more so.
I don't think it really solves any problems like it does make them more perimeter oriented.
It gives them more talent in terms of fit.
I'd have to see because I don't and again this kind of unfair and unfair like on argument, Because, Wiggins, you know, when he played with the Warriors, he played by himself.
He didn't play with other stars.
So I can't kind of judge whether he's a good player around stars.
But judging by what I've seen, I don't think Wiggins is a good fit in Philly.
Next to Bend next to Toby next to Joel.
Contract isn't appealing either.
I like that. Like I like that acquisition.
Philly needs a backup, big man.
Um, their backup big men last year was Kyle O Quinn, which no disrespect to Kyle O Quinn.
is solid. I like him. Bye.
He's not back up.
Big man on a championship team material.
So kebab loony, Mind you, he comes back healthy.
He's a solid piece to add Thio to the sixth bench.
From the Warriors perspective, Al definitely definitely helps them.
You have Al and Draymond in the front cord, which that's a nightmare to go up against on offense.
And then, uh, the other guy was Josh.
The other guy was Josh.
I think I hope some better than Wiggins did us because at least John defense and you really don't need Wiggins shooting unless he specifically just gonna play with that second rotation.
Because if he's out there with clay and stuff and he's jacking it up over than them, any team on defense is going to take that.
So you're gonna be paying Wiggins unless you make him play like Harrison Barnes did.
And just shoot when you're open and pass.
Otherwise, which has never been Wiggins style.
So that's where the Wiggins fit for like 29.
I think they'd be happy to get rid of that and take Josh Richards to then return.
You know, Kevin did you, freezer.
This May what I want.
Sorry like that.
So you were talking about Josh Richardson and how he fits him with Golden State.
Yeah, it's just about to say where Unless with Wiggins your dedicated with him being your seventh man and just Onley running out there with the subs.
Because if he's out there with Clay and Steph and he ends up taking a shot over them all, defense is they're gonna love it.
So that's where I kind of find it hard that they're gonna pay Wiggins $29.
5 million to be their top guy off the bench unless they convince him to play a Harrison Barnes role, where you literally just shoot when you're open and don't do anything else.
But Wiggins doesn't give you defense.
And that's what Richardson does.
You're gonna pay more for a big man, which you kind of need.
And it makes your front court skerry pay less for your guy to come off the bench in Richardson.
So that's why I think the Warriors went out in that one.
But I don't think Warriors fans would take that trade too well, for some reason, yeah, there's two things like two major factors that that kind of of make me or through, um, Number one is I just I mentioned it before I lagged.
The Wiggins fit in Philly already talked about that.
And then the second thing is, if Golden State no disrespect to Al Horford.
And it's fitting with the Warriors and Josh Richardson, who just you just alluded to, which is a perfect fit, um, off their bench or has their starter even.
But if you can get if you're Golden State, can you get a better offer? You know some of the rumors that have been fought around, which is packaging Wiggins and that second pick for a star, whether it's ah, of Yannis or a guy like LaMarcus Aldridge.
For someone like like a proven start like that's my that those are the those.
That's the factor.
Like if Golden State could get a better offer, then Al Horford and Josh Richardson for Wiggins and having to package that second pick, then if I'm going to stay, I would prefer that that offer over Billy one.
But I think gold I agree with you.
I think Golden State once this offer whence this trade, uh, the secondary pieces in terms of Josh.
And come on, Looney.
I liked him for both teams.
I like Horford and Golden State, but I feel like Wiggins is fit in Philly.
Isn't that great? Isn't that better than Horford? To be quite honest with you? Mm.
Alright, I just someone that can shoot and we'll just shoot that.
Well, it doesn't shoot it that great, but at least he can get hot.
I mean, yeah, it goes into the notion you were talking about which make them more perimeter oriented, which, Yeah, it does accomplish that.
But in terms of fit from my perspective, I don't think it works that better.
So that was your third decision.
A trade for a trade moving Al Horford to Golden State.
My third decision and I talked.
And I told you about this before we started streaming, which is on I'm going to do this with most teams, if not all of them.
Which is which is I'm gonna put, like, death signings on one decision with death sign.
And it's just basically a spirit.
They're gonna have more deaths um, kind of a fill out the roster.
It Z None of these players are major difference makers.
But to fill out the roster, I feel like they fit in well with all of the players.
There's a lot here I'm gonna give, like some context of why I see them fitting in and again, It's impossible for me to sign all of these guys.
At the end of the day, You look at these guys you're throwing offer, you say, Hey, you, come here, you could be this role and this and that.
And at the end of the day, the the players are the ones that make the decision to whether they want to come to the team or not.
So moving into death signings for the Philadelphia 70 Sixers identifying the need off a backup guard, someone that could create offense off the bench, some forwards and then big men, referring to the point earlier that Philly needs the backup big men.
So the guys I would look so taking into consideration all er five million and the midlevel capper we moving someone to get these guys in our deep that's taking into consideration the mid level cap.
So, as I said, these guys are in difference makers.
Some of them you can get them for the minimum, some of them for less than $5 million Because Philly is a luxury tax paying team.
Some of these guys okay, so some of these guys for the minimum, some of these guys, I'm again for every single woman to say, What would the offer would be? But in terms of minimum, something below the the middle of, well, exception and the pay cut, it is what it is, really has no cap space.
Um, so the guys I would look at our Evan Turner.
He's a small forward type, but he's like a guard, and I just remember he played in Philly, but he serves.
He conserves the back of guard.
He's a solid defender.
You can get him for something below the mid level exception.
He earned way more than that in his past contract that you get out for something really lust to be like 1/7 or eighth man off the bench.
This upcoming guy will need to take a pay cut, and it's a backup guard in Jeff Teague T fulfills the need of of having a guard that and create his own shot off the bench.
He might take more money elsewhere to where he has more guaranteed playing time.
Because behind Ben, you're not going to get that much playing time.
But with the time he does get on the court, he can create his own shot and it can be very effective again.
He'll have to take a pay cut, so I'm not, uh, I'm raising.
I'm not getting too high on that decision.
This woman would be a resigning.
It's bringing back Alec Berks.
He played really well in the second half with Philly. Solid score.
Solid three point shooter can create his own shot off the bench.
We all saw what he did in Philly.
Just bring him back for something below the mid level exception.
Um, again, he's probably one of those guys that might take more money, too.
He has guaranteed playing time, but you can you never know until you try.
The fourth guy is also regard.
This is the last point guard on the list, and it's someone who's been for gotten in the n B A.
He's infamous by.
He's still pretty solid.
For what it's worth, He has a lot of positives in his game, and it's Matthew.
We, of course, remember him for lock for locking up Steph Curry in the 2015 finals, but then has 1/7 or eighth man with Milwaukee.
Hey, plays some really solid basketball.
He's a good spot up shooter off the pick and roll.
He's a good lop playmaker.
Not that you have a lot of guys who can catch lobs in Philly, but even that's a factor that he can.
That's something you could bring to the table.
And he's just a solid playmaker.
He's someone that it's not going to create his own.
Often he's going to create offense for others.
And if you have other scores like Tobias Harris or some not like Ben Sentence, you could make him a Matthew DellaVedova.
You could take the pressure off of those star players, so Deli could come in for something a little above the minimum because he's been injured a lot of these past years.
He can't come a come in here demanding a lot of money.
He hasn't earned that, so I feel I got those four options.
Alec Berkson, Delhi are the most likely toe happen.
And, um, in terms of backup big men, you could bring back Kyle O Quinn on a minimum deal.
He's a veteran again.
I don't like him as a backup big, but if you're gonna have to sign someone, you might as well bring him back.
He's already been with the team, and he's a solid better.
He's a solid playmaker.
He's a good hustler, a solid player at boxing out.
So he's not the worst option out there.
You could certainly bring him up.
However, the back of Big Man, I would prefer is John Henson, who was an active player, solid rebounder, solid a boxing out.
He's perfect, variably great at defense, talented on offense.
But on defense, you could give you arrest.
And when you're playing against a team was perimeter oriented like, um, like most teams in the league, Henson is that guy who can defend.
Um, you know, you got switched on the pick and roll and give you solid defense, so I would prefer John Henson.
I feel like it given for something below the mid level exception.
I would consider this one.
You kinda have to put an Asterix an asterisk next to it because he has a team option with the Knicks, it's Bobby Portis you can bring in for something around.
The mid level exception is a solid score.
Um, has, well, another guy that has a team option with the Knicks is Wayne Ellington wasn't utilized, Um, with the Knicks, it could be a solid shooter with Philly.
Kyle Korver is well, you could bring in them for the veteran, for the for the minimum, for the veteran minimum.
And he's solid shooter.
We all know what he's capable of doing, and then other two shooters are Alan Crabbe and C J.
Miles, so you could get for something exception.
I feel like I really like those guys off the bench has scores.
They've had moments in their career where they've been solid scores off the bench and Philly.
It would be no different, and then other wing players include a big man shooter and Anthony Tolliver.
I like him as a better, and I really like him as a player.
He's a three and the big and I would really like him on a contending team.
Philly is a contending team, so you can fit in nicely and and another wing player who certainly helps.
And this is my last one.
Another wing player that helps all teams.
So with games is Jeff Green.
Now Jeff Green is one of those guys that would have to take a pay cut.
But Jeff is a solid defender.
He can create with the ball.
Without the ball.
He could move very well, and he's very versatile in both hands on the floor.
So those are the guys I would look at to summarize.
It's kind of give so you can give your thoughts on them or someone else.
I didn't mention Evan Turner, Jeff Teague, Alec Berks, Matthew the available, though, about John Hanson common Kyle Korver, Wayne Ellington, Bobby Portis who are on team options.
So it all depends on whether those options get accepted or not.
Alan Crabbe, Anthony Tolliver and C J Miles.
That's so that would be my death sightings.
So I like the Burkes.
Keep him here, saw a piece off the bench.
Uh, the one second overall pick.
ET would not want to see him back here, but if he's going to somehow take $5 million maybe it's not the worst signing.
But I don't think he's there in his career yet unless no one else really offers him any money.
The Delhi one's interesting, but we already know Austin Rivers is coming in at some point, So any of those point guards like him.
You you just missed the clear light up there where all these other backup point guards you're talking about seemed great.
But we know Rivers will be in there at some point this season.
Um, the Henson one's a nice I don't want a Quinn back, so that's where.
But if Al Horford is gonna be coming off, the bench is predominantly your backup center.
Which it looks to be then Quinn isn't the worst option because he's just buried so far down the line up where Henson might make a little bit noise if he's buried that much.
He was one of the guys where he just got the bag and the best time when the cap went up.
And he's just someone who's been overpaid ever since, um, maybe a nice bounce back in Philly He was someone who was hot on the charts when he got that big contract.
But no one wanted to give him that much money.
So he would be a sneaky one that I would probably like them to see to go out there if some player that I probably haven't been considering Yeah, in terms I just generally looked for.
You know, as you said, we gotta be realistic here.
You've got to take into account the fact that they have no cap space.
Uh, anyway, so you kinda have to search for those guys that are under the radar.
Um, Kyle Korver Certainly not a guy under the radar, But he's been getting the minimum for a number of years now, contending teams and in Philly, you could fit in really well.
But you have to go under the radar for some of these guys.
You know, if you want a maneuver and get a contending roster, it's by no means bad options.
It's just guys that can fill out the bench.
And you mentioned Austin Rivers.
Uh, before I say that, I want to say that I genuinely when I was making that list, I genuinely for God that Evan Turner play with the Sixers.
That's how forgettable the scientists.
But, um, no, you mentioned Austin Rivers, which he might come through before we get to predictions.
Lets us summarize our our decisions for those who haven't tuned in or or 20 inches now, or just want a quick recap on what me and Rex would do if we were the general manager of the Philadelphia 70 Sixers.
Rex, could you go out and give your three decisions briefly? Yep, yep, Brand out there.
Um, then the next one was a trade of Josh Richardson, who I think has the most value.
And that would be for Din, Witty or Schroeder.
Either one of those two.
I would be happy with.
Throw in the second round picks if you need to.
The first round pick, you might have to give something back, but you could twist my arm to get that out.
And then the last one is a little bit more of a crazier trade that might not come through, but that would be Al Horford and Richardson for Kevin Loony and Wiggins.
Those are Rex Eastwood's three decisions.
My three decisions would be again.
It varies from Tina Team, but just so happens that today me and the guests have three decisions each.
My three decisions would be number one, a trade for Al Horford.
I gave different options.
Number two would betrayed for Buddy healed with or without Al Horford, preferably with Horford, but just get, But he healed is the point.
And then number three, we just went through it, which are deaf signings, getting preferably a guard that could take pressure off of the ball.
Handlers of the stars of the team get forwards to fill the bench.
It's never wrong to have too many forwards, uh, in today's game and then get back up big, operating under the lot under the assumption that we would deal Al Horford.
So let's turn off our imagination.
While it lasted Now will probably get into pain territory.
Has Rex described it and get into what they actually might do this offseason? You briefly referenced Austin Rivers.
I wouldn't be entirely surprised if Doc gets his son on board, although I would see Austin Rivers, you know, in a realm of imagination, I would see Austin Rivers going somewhere where he can get paid and he could have a larger role because he's no bad player by no stretch of the imagination.
But I could see that happening.
I could also see Philly making no traits whatsoever and going into next year with the same exact roster, barring some different bench players, that will make that big of a difference in the long run.
But I would be shocked if Horford has moved, to be quite honest with you, like just the like, how bad the contract is and the fact that not many teams, um, find that they need a player like that, especially with the contract.
And if you're going to have to give up valuable young asset if someone, if you're gonna have to give up someone, is Josh Richardson, I don't think in real life Josh is trade value.
Is that high right now toe where you could package him without or for to get something like extremely valuable, like a buddy healed And then I think Philly.
I think Philly could draft could trade up.
I think that's something that could realistically happen.
They have four second round picks when their right mind needs four second round picks.
They could package like three or two of them and trade up to, ah, higher pick in the second round.
Maybe even trade up to get another pick in the first round or get something better than the 21st pick.
I think that's something that could happen.
Austin Rivers could come in at some point, but there's of predictions.
I wouldn't be surprised if they don't make any trades whatsoever.
They come in but basically the same roster.
I don't know what you think.
It's gonna be tough to definitely move someone.
That's where I'd include Alan and in my traits to the last one.
I think they looked to move Richardson because he has one year this year than he is a player option for the next.
So even though he's not going to bring you the biggest return, I think they're gonna look to try to capitalize on him as quickly as possible.
So that's where I do think we do see one trade before the season starts.
Um, maybe he's packaged with the pick and they get really creative and it's a draft night trade.
Uh, that could be something that I see.
But I don't know, man.
I have a bad feeling that this roster is just going to be added some few depth pieces, and we're gonna be rolling into the city rolling in with the same roster that we did last year.
Yeah, man, It's like I laughed at the beginning when you said when I told you, I asked you to give me your thoughts on the team throughout the years and you said pain.
But now, now, like getting into the mindset of having toe work around this team and having to make moves, I could see that, man.
I could see that.
And then you go through the process and you go through all that And this is where you currently are.
When this is like the peak window that they said of doing it was gonna be like this year was gonna be the one where they had the best chance Where Ben is 24 Joel's 26 or 27.
This was going to be the year that they could start the catalysts and you don't see any hopes or signs for that.
Yeah, and that's and that's the thing.
And thank you for bringing it up for bringing it up like this is their time.
Like it's it's right now like the window is now granted.
Has I said Simmons and and Be haven't been healthy for their playoff runs fully healthy anyways, the only the year they were healthy and that's the thing, like the only year they were healthy.
They have an argument to be in the They almost made the Eastern Conference finals.
It's like That's the thing.
If they're healthy, they've proven they can win.
They could get far in the playoffs.
But it's gonna be interesting to see if when the years passed, like how much patients do you have because And at some point you're thinking like I'm thinking right now, like healthy, they could get far.
So it's all about them being healthy, right? Keep them healthy, and then when you get to the playoffs, just figure it out.
You have Doc, you can get things going.
This is one of the year's, like all four guys in terms of Ben, Joel, Toby and Al Horford, your four best players air locked in long term, so you have much moving to Dio in terms off, you know, getting pieces.
You obviously have to improve the roster, but your main pieces are there and they're locked in.
But at some point, do you think Jesus like it's been It's been three years have been four years have been five years, and they're not healthy.
So I got some point.
Do you think? Okay, we we have to move on because we're not gonna be here, like, for for that long and granted their young.
But the thing with the young players in today's league, it's like a guy like Trae young guy like Luca.
You have to build the winning team right now, or else they're gonna want out.
And even though logically, they're still young and the window could still be open for this entire decade and may be the start of the next one if they're still there, Yeah, they're gonna believe, get ****ed off and they want out.
So, like, if you're Philly, how much do you wait? How much do you extend this window with Joel and Ben moving forward? Well, Joe's on their contract till 2022 2023 bends there till 2024 2025.
So Joel's contracts up first, then you have two more years have been, so they kind of got three more years to finally put it all together last year.
Thank you, but yeah, that's really where this next one of the three kind of looks like the So that's where you have two left, where you're gonna have thio get Richardson or out off this, Unless that's your three pieces.
I like Toby there.
I think he'll be all right.
You're paying them definitely too much, But shooters go through cold streak.
So if that's your three, I'm fine with it.
You just need to get better complimentary pieces in Richardson and, um, Al.
And that's where their money is currently tied up in.
Yeah, the roster.
Definitely a song Island.
You're obviously moving to the season, but you still have the bucks.
You still have the Celtics.
You still have the heat.
You still have the Raptors.
They're going to retool this this offseason, so it's a contentious East.
But Philly is not the worst team in that pack, so they have lots to lose and a lot to gain by by making a deep playoff run in this upcoming season.
Whenever that ISS Philly has a team with certain talents, and as we mentioned a lot of times during this broadcast, time is now.
The time is now.
Speaking of being the time of the time being, now it is time to close out. It's been fun.
This has been for the people that have been watching on Twitter for the people that tuned in late on SportsCastr by far not the smoothest dream.
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Uh, this Siri's will continue this week. I'll talk.
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Probably have the Chicago Bulls edition the next week.
I have the New York Knicks edition and lots, lots more to come offered today.
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