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Re: OKC: Part III - Free Agency Preview

Postby Phil89 on Tue Aug 27, 2019 3:14 pm

1/9/19

Off-Season Summary: Eastern Conference

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Atlanta


Contract Options: Allen Crabbe ($18.5m/Player), John Collins ($2.7m/Team), DeAndre Bembry ($2.6m/Team)

Re-Signings: Vince Carter ($2.6m/1 year)

Arrivals: Jabari Parker ($13m/2 years), Charlie Brown Jr (Two-way), Brandon Goodwin (Two-way)

Departures: Dewayne Dedmon (Sacramento), Joseph Young (Nanjing), Alex Poythress (Jilin), Justin Anderson (Free Agent), Jaylen Adams (Free Agent)

Draft Picks: De'Andre Hunter (pick 4), Cam Reddish (pick 10), Bruno Fernando (pick 34)


Trades

  • Atlanta receive: 2024 Heat 2nd, Cash considerations ($1.9m)
  • Miami receive: Pick #44

  • Atlanta receive: 2024 Warriors 2nd, Cash considerations ($1.3m)
  • Golden State receive: Pick #41

  • Atlanta receive: Allen Crabbe, Draft rights to Nickeil Alexander-Walker (#17), 2020 Nets 1st (Lottery protected)
  • Brooklyn receive: Taurean Prince, 2021 Hawks 2nd

  • Atlanta receive: Solomon Hill, Drafts rights to De'Andre Hunter (#4), Draft rights To Jordan Bone (#57), 2022 Pelicans 2nd (Top 45 protected)
  • New Orleans receive: Draft rights To Jaxson Hayes (#8), Draft rights To Nickeil Alexander-Walker (#17), Draft rights To Marcos Louzada Silva (#35), 2020 Cavaliers 1st (Top 10 protected)

  • Atlanta receive: Draft rights To Bruno Fernando (#34)
  • Philadelphia receive: Draft rights To Jordan Bone (#57), 2020 Hawks 2nd, 2023 Hawks 2nd

  • Atlanta receive: Evan Turner
  • Portland receive: Kent Bazemore

  • Atlanta receive: Chandler Parsons
  • Memphis receive: Solomon Hill, Miles Plumlee

  • Atlanta receive: Damian Jones, 2026 Warriors 2nd
  • Golden State receive: Omari Spellman


Predicted Starting Line-Up
Damian Jones - John Collins - Jabari Parker - Kevin Huerter - Trae Young

Reserves
De'Andre Hunter, Cam Reddish, Alex Len, Chandler Parsons, DeAndre Bembry, Allen Crabbe, Bruno Fernando, Evan Turner, Vince Carter, Brandon Goodwin*, Charlie Brown Jr*

Head Coach: Lloyd Pierce




Boston


Contract Options: Semi Ojeleye ($1.6m/Team)

Re-Signings: Daniel Theis ($10m/2 years), Brad Wanamaker ($1.6m/1 year)

Arrivals: Kemba Walker ($141m/4 years), Enes Kanter ($10m/2 years), Vincent Poirier ($4.6m/2 years), Javonte Green ($2.4m/2 years), Max Strus (Two-way)

Departures: Kyrie Irving (Brooklyn), Al Horford (Philadelphia), Terry Rozier (Charlotte), Marcus Morris (New York), Guerschon Yabusele (Nanjing), PJ Dozier (Free Agent), RJ Hunter (Free Agent)

Draft Picks: Romeo Langford (pick 14), Grant Williams (pick 22), Carsen Edwards (pick 33), Tremont Waters (pick 51)


Trades

  • Boston receive: Pick #24, Pick #33
  • Philadelphia receive: Pick #20

  • Boston receive: 2020 Bucks 1st (Top 5 protected)
  • Phoenix receive: Aron Baynes, Draft rights to Ty Jerome (#24)

  • Boston receive: Kemba Walker (S&T), 2020 Knicks 2nd
  • Charlotte receive: Terry Rozier (S&T), 2020 Celtics 2nd (Top 53 protected)


Predicted Starting Line-Up
Enes Kanter - Daniel Theis - Jayson Tatum - Jaylen Brown - Kemba Walker

Reserves
Marcus Smart, Gordon Hayward, Brad Wanamaker, Romeo Langford, Robert Williams, Semi Ojeleye, Vincent Poirier, Grant Williams, Carsen Edwards, Javonte Green, Tremont Waters*, Max Strus*

Head Coach: Brad Stevens




Brooklyn


Contract Options: Taurean Prince ($3.5m/Team), Caris LaVert ($2.6m/Team), Jarrett Allen ($2.4m/Team)

Re-Signings: Theo Pinson ($3.1m/2 years)

Contract Extensions: Caris LaVert ($52.5m/3 years)

Arrivals: Kevin Durant ($164m/4 years), Kyrie Irving ($141m/4 years), DeAndre Jordan ($40m/4 years), Garrett Temple ($10m/2 years), David Nwaba ($3.5m/2 years), Wilson Chandler ($2.6m/1 year), Henry Ellenson (Two-way)

Departures: D'Angelo Russell (Golden State), DeMarre Carroll (San Antonio), Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (Toronto), Ed Davis (Utah), Jared Dudley (LA Lakers), Alan Williams (Lokomotiv Kuban)

Draft Picks: Nicolas Claxton (pick 31), Jaylen Hands (pick 56)


Trades

  • Brooklyn receive: Pick #56, 2020 76ers 1st (Lottery protected)
  • LA Clippers receive: Pick #27

  • Atlanta receive: Allen Crabbe, Draft rights to Nickeil Alexander-Walker (#17), 2020 Nets 1st (Lottery protected)
  • Brooklyn receive: Taurean Prince, 2021 Hawks 2nd

  • Brooklyn receive: Draft rights to Nemanja Dangubic (2014 #54) (via Spurs), Draft rights to Aaron White (2015 #49) (via Wizards)
  • San Antonio receive: DeMarre Carroll (S&T)
  • Washington receive: Davis Bertans

  • Brooklyn receive: Kevin Durant (S&T), 2020 Warriors 1st (Top 20 protected)
  • Golden State receive: D'Angelo Russell (S&T), Treveon Graham, Shabazz Napier


Predicted Starting Line-Up
DeAndre Jordan - Kevin Durant+ - Taurean Prince - Caris LaVert - Kyrie Irving

Reserves
Jarrett Allen, Spencer Dinwiddie, Joe Harris, Dzanan Musa, David Nwaba, Rodions Kurucs, Wilson Chandler, Theo Pinson, Garrett Temple, Nicolas Claxton, Henry Ellenson*

Head Coach: Kenny Atkinson




Charlotte


Contract Options: Bismack Biyombo ($17m/Player), Marvin Williams ($15m/Player), Michael Kidd-Gilchrist ($13m/Player), Willy Hernangomez ($1.7m/Team), Dwayne Bacon ($1.6m/Team)

Re-Signings: -

Arrivals: Terry Rozier ($58m/3 years), Thomas Welsh ($1.4m/1 year), Robert Franks (Two-way)

Departures: Kemba Walker (Boston), Jeremy Lamb (Indiana), Frank Kaminsky (Phoenix), JP Macura (Free Agent), Tony Parker (Retired)

Draft Picks: PJ Washington (pick 12), Cody Martin (pick 36), Jalen McDaniels (pick 52)


Trades

  • Boston receive: Kemba Walker (S&T), 2020 Knicks 2nd
  • Charlotte receive: Terry Rozier (S&T), 2020 Celtics 2nd (Top 53 protected)


Predicted Starting Line-Up
Cody Zeller - Michael Kidd-Gilchrist - Miles Bridges - Malik Monk - Terry Rozier

Reserves
Willy Hernangomez, Nicolas Batum, Bismack Biyombo, Marvin Williams, Dwayne Bacon, Devonte' Graham, PJ Washington, Thomas Welsh, Cody Martin, Robert Franks*

Head Coach: James Borrego




Chicago


Contract Options: -

Re-Signings: Ryan Arcidiacono ($9m/3 years), Shaquille Harrison ($900k/1 year)

Arrivals: Thaddeus Young ($41m/3 years), Tomas Satoransky ($30m/3 years), Luke Kornet ($4.5m/2 years), Adam Mokoka (Two-way)

Departures: Robin Lopez (Milwaukee), Michael Beasley (Detroit), Wayne Selden Jr (Shandong), Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot (Free Agent), Rawle Alkins (Free Agent), Brandon Sampson (Free Agent)

Draft Picks: Coby White (pick 7), Daniel Gafford (pick 38)


Trades

  • Chicago receive: Tomas Satoransky (S&T)
  • Washington receive: 2020 Bulls 2nd, Protection removed from 2023 Bulls 2nd


Predicted Starting Line-Up
Wendell Carter Jr - Lauri Markkanen - Otto Porter - Zach LaVine - Kris Dunn

Reserves
Thaddeus Young, Coby White, Denzel Valentine, Tomas Satoransky, Luke Kornet, Shaquille Harrison, Chandler Hutchinson, Cristiano Felicio, Ryan Arcidiacono, Antonio Blakeney, Daniel Gafford, Adam Mokoka*

Head Coach: Jim Boylen




Cleveland


Contract Options: -

Re-Signings: -

Arrivals: Jarell Martin ($1.7m/1 year), Sindarius Thornwell ($1.6m/1 year), Dean Wade (Two-way)

Departures: David Nwaba (Brooklyn), JR Smith (Free Agent), Nik Stauskas (Free Agent), Marquese Chriss (Free Agent), Channing Frye (Retired)

Draft Picks: Darius Garland (pick 5), Dylan Windler (pick 26), Kevin Porter Jr (pick 30)


Trades

  • Cleveland receive: Drafts rights to Kevin Porter Jr (#30)
  • Detroit receive: 2020 Jazz 2nd, 2021 Blazers 2nd, 2023 Blazers 2nd, 2024 Heat 2nd (Top 55 protected), Cash considerations ($5m)


Predicted Starting Line-Up
Tristan Thompson - Kevin Love - Cedi Osman - Jordan Clarkson - Collin Sexton

Reserves
John Henson, Larry Nance Jr, Darius Garland, Matthew Dellavedova, Brandon Knight, Ante Zizic, Kevin Porter Jr, Dylan Windler, Sindarius Thornwell, Jarell Martin, Dean Wade*

Head Coach: John Beilein




Detroit


Contract Options: Svi Mykhailiuk ($1.7m/Team)

Re-Signings: -

Arrivals: Derrick Rose ($15m/2 years), Markieff Morris ($3.6m/1 year), Tim Frazier ($2m/1 year), Michael Beasley ($1.6m/1 year), Christian Wood ($1.6m/1 year), Louis King (Two-way)

Departures: Wayne Ellington (New York), Ish Smith (Washington), Glenn Robinson III (Golden State), Zaza Pachulia (Free Agent), Jose Calderon (Free Agent), Zach Lofton (Free Agent), Keenan Evans (Free Agent)

Draft Picks: Sekou Doumbouya (pick 15), Deividas Sirvydis* (pick 37), Jordan Bone (pick 57)


Trades

  • Detroit receive: Tony Snell, Pick #30
  • Milwaukee receive: Jon Leuer

  • Cleveland receive: Drafts rights to Kevin Porter Jr (#30)
  • Detroit receive: 2020 Jazz 2nd, 2021 Blazers 2nd, 2023 Blazers 2nd, 2024 Heat 2nd (Top 55 protected), Cash considerations ($5m)

  • Detroit receive: Draft rights To Jordan Bone (#57)
  • Philadelphia receive: 2024 Heat 2nd, Cash considerations ($2m)


Predicted Starting Line-Up
Andre Drummond - Blake Griffin - Sekou Doumbouya - Luke Kennard - Derrick Rose

Reserves
Markieff Morris, Reggie Jackson, Thon Maker, Khyri Thomas, Tony Snell, Christian Wood, Tim Frazier, Michael Beasley, Svi Mykhailiuk, Bruce Brown, Langston Galloway, Louis King*, Jordan Bone*

Head Coach: Dwayne Casey




Indiana


Contract Options: TJ Leaf ($2.8m/Team), Domantas Sabonis ($2.5m/Team), Alize Johnson ($1.4m/Team)

Re-Signings: Edmond Sumner ($6.5m/3 years)

Arrivals: Malcolm Brogdon ($85m/4 years), Jeremy Lamb ($31.5m/3 years), TJ McConnell ($7m/2 years), Justin Holiday ($4.7m/1 year), JaKarr Sampson ($1.6m/1 year), Naz Mitrou-Long (Two-way), Brian Bowen II (Two-way)

Departures: Bojan Bogdanovic (Utah), Thaddeus Young (Chicago), Cory Joseph (Sacramento), Wesley Matthews (Milwaukee), Kyle O'Quinn (Philadelphia), Davon Reed (Free Agent), Darren Collison (Retired), Tyreke Evans (Two-year ban)

Draft Picks: Goga Bitadze (pick 18)


Trades

  • Golden State receive: Cash considerations (via Jazz) ($2m)
  • Indiana receive: 2021 Jazz 2nd, Cash considerations (via Jazz) ($1m)
  • Utah receive: Pick #50 (via Pacers), Pick #58 (via Warriors)

  • Indiana receive: TJ Warren, 2022 Heat 2nd, 2025 Heat 2nd, 2026 Heat 2nd
  • Miami receive: Drafts rights to KZ Okpala (#32)
  • Phoenix receive: Cash considerations (via Pacers) ($3m)

  • Indiana receive: Malcolm Brogdon (S&T)
  • Milwaukee receive: 2020 Pacers 1st (Lottery protected), 2021 Pacers 2nd, 2025 Pacers 2nd

  • Indiana receive: Removal of right to swap 2021 Pacers 1st
  • Oklahoma City receive: Dennis Schroder


Predicted Starting Line-Up
Myles Turner - Domantas Sabonis - TJ Warren - Victor Oladipo+ - Malcolm Brogdon

Reserves
Jeremy Lamb, TJ McConnell, Doug McDermott, Aaron Holiday, TJ Leaf, Justin Holiday, Goga Bitadze, Alize Johnson, Edmond Sumner, JaKarr Sampson, Naz Mitrou-Long*, Brian Bowen II*

Head Coach: Nate McMillan




Miami


Contract Options: Goran Dragic ($19.2m/Player), Derrick Jones Jr ($1.7m/Team)

Re-Signings: Udonis Haslem ($2.5m/1 year)

Arrivals: Jimmy Butler ($142m/4 years)

Departures: Rodney McGruder (LA Clippers), Ryan Anderson (Free Agent), Ty Lawson (Free Agent), Yante Maten (Free Agent), Dwyane Wade (Retired)

Draft Picks: Tyler Herro (pick 13), KZ Okpala (pick 32)


Trades

  • Atlanta receive: 2024 Heat 2nd, Cash considerations ($1.9m)
  • Miami receive: Pick #44

  • Denver receive: Pick #44
  • Miami receive: 2022 Nuggets 2nd, Cash considerations ($1.2m)

  • Indiana receive: TJ Warren, 2022 Heat 2nd, 2025 Heat 2nd, 2026 Heat 2nd
  • Miami receive: Drafts rights to KZ Okpala (#32)
  • Phoenix receive: Cash considerations (via Pacers) ($3m)

  • LA Clippers receive: Maurice Harkless, Draft rights to Mathias Lessort (2017 #50) (via 76ers), 2023 Heat 1st (Lottery protected)
  • Miami receive: Jimmy Butler (S&T), Meyers Leonard, Cash considerations (via Clippers) ($1m)
  • Philadelphia receive: Josh Richardson
  • Portland receive: Hassan Whiteside


Predicted Starting Line-Up
Bam Adebayo - James Johnson - Justise Winslow - Jimmy Butler - Goran Dragic

Reserves
Kelly Olynyk, Dion Waiters, Meyers Leonard, Derrick Jones Jr, Tyler Herro, KZ Okpala, Duncan Robinson, Udonis Haslem, Kendrick Nunn

Head Coach: Erik Spoelstra




Milwaukee


Contract Options: Pat Connaughton ($1.7m/Team), Sterling Brown ($1.6m/Team)

Re-Signings: Khris Middleton ($178m/5 years), Brook Lopez ($52m/4 years), George Hill ($29m/3 years)

Arrivals: Robin Lopez ($9.5m/2 years), Wesley Matthews ($5.3m/2 years), Dragan Bender ($3.5m/2 years), Thanasis Antetokounmpo ($3.1m/2 years), Kyle Korver ($2.5m/1 year), Frank Mason III (Two-way), Cameron Reynolds (Two-way)

Departures: Malcolm Brogdon (Indiana), Christian Wood (Detroit), Nikola Mirotic (Barcelona), Bonzie Colson (Darussafaka), Marcin Gortat (Free Agent), Trevon Duval (Free Agent)

Draft Picks: -


Trades

  • Detroit receive: Tony Snell, Pick #30
  • Milwaukee receive: Jon Leuer

  • Indiana receive: Malcolm Brogdon (S&T)
  • Milwaukee receive: 2020 Pacers 1st (Lottery protected), 2021 Pacers 2nd, 2025 Pacers 2nd


Predicted Starting Line-Up
Brook Lopez - Giannis Antetokounmpo - Khris Middleton - Wesley Matthews - Eric Bledsoe

Reserves
George Hill, Pat Connaughton, Ersan Ilyasova, DJ Wilson, Donte DiVincenzo, Kyle Korver, Sterling Brown, Dragan Bender, Robin Lopez, Thanasis Antetokounmpo, Cameron Reynolds*, Frank Mason III*

Head Coach: Mike Budenholzer




New York


Contract Options: Frank Ntilikina ($4.9m/Team), Dennis Smith Jr ($4.5m/Team), Damyean Dotson ($1.6m/Team)

Re-Signings: -

Arrivals: Julius Randle ($63m/3 years), Bobby Portis ($31m/2 years), Taj Gibson ($20m/2 years), Elfrid Payton ($16m/2 years), Wayne Ellington ($16m/2 years), Marcus Morris ($15m/1 year), Reggie Bullock ($8.2m/2 years), Kris Wilkes (Two-way), Kadeem Allen (Two-way)

Departures: DeAndre Jordan (Brooklyn), Noah Vonleh (Minnesota), Mario Hezonja (Portland), Emmanuel Mudiay (Utah), Ben McLemore (Houston), Luke Kornet (Chicago), Isaiah Hicks (Avtodor Saratov), Lance Thomas (Free Agent)

Draft Picks: RJ Barrett (pick 3), Ignas Brazdeikis (pick 47)


Trades

  • New York receive: Pick #47
  • Sacramento receive: Pick #55, Cash considerations ($1m)


Predicted Starting Line-Up
Julius Randle - Marcus Morris - Kevin Knox - RJ Barrett - Dennis Smith Jr

Reserves
Bobby Portis, Taj Gibson, Elfrid Payton, Wayne Ellington, Damyean Dotson, Mitchell Robinson, Reggie Bullock, Frank Ntilikina, Allonzo Trier, Ignas Brazdeikis, Kris Wilkes*, Kadeem Allen*

Head Coach: David Fizdale




Orlando


Contract Options: Jonathan Isaac ($5.6m/Team), Wesley Iwundu ($1.6m/Team)

Re-Signings: Nikola Vucevic ($100m/4 years), Terrance Ross ($54m/4 years), Khem Birch ($6m/2 years), Michael Carter-Williams ($1.6m/1 year), Amile Jefferson (Two-way)

Arrivals: Al-Farouq Aminu ($29m/3 years), Josh Magette (Two-way)

Departures: Jarell Martin (Cleveland), Timofey Mozgov (Khimki Moscow), Jerian Grant (Qingdao), Troy Caupain (Free Agent), Isaiah Briscoe (Free Agent)

Draft Picks: Chuma Okeke (pick 16)


Trades

  • LA Lakers receive: Pick #46
  • Orlando receive: 2020 Lakers 2nd, Cash considerations ($2.2m)


Predicted Starting Line-Up
Nikola Vucevic - Aaron Gordon - Jonathan Isaac - Evan Fournier - Markelle Fultz

Reserves
Mohamed Bamba, Terrance Ross, Al-Farouq Aminu, DJ Augustin, Khem Birch, Melvin Frazier, Wesley Iwundu, Chuma Okeke+, Michael Carter-Williams, Josh Magette*, Amile Jefferson*

Head Coach: Steve Clifford




Philadelphia


Contract Options: -

Re-Signings: Tobias Harris ($180m/5 years), Mike Scott ($9.8m/2 years), Shake Milton ($7m/4 years), James Ennis ($4.1m/2 years), Furkan Korkmaz ($3.4m/2 years)

Contract Extensions: Ben Simmons ($170m/5 years)

Arrivals: Al Horford ($109m/4 years), Kyle O'Quinn ($2m/1 year), Raul Neto ($1.7m/1 year), Trey Burke ($1.6m/1 year), Norvel Pelle (Two-way)

Departures: Jimmy Butler (Miami), JJ Redick (New Orleans), Boban Marjanovic (Dallas), TJ McConnell (Indiana), Justin Patton (Oklahoma City), Amir Johnson (Free Agent), Haywood Highsmith (Free Agent)

Draft Picks: Matisse Thybulle (pick 20), Marial Shayok (pick 54)


Trades

  • Philadelphia receive: Cash considerations ($2m)
  • Washington receive: Jonathan Simmons, Pick #42

  • Boston receive: Pick #24, Pick #33
  • Philadelphia receive: Pick #20

  • Atlanta receive: Draft rights To Bruno Fernando (#34)
  • Philadelphia receive: Draft rights To Jordan Bone (#57), 2020 Hawks 2nd, 2023 Hawks 2nd

  • Detroit receive: Draft rights To Jordan Bone (#57)
  • Philadelphia receive: 2024 Heat 2nd, Cash considerations ($2m)

  • LA Clippers receive: Maurice Harkless, Draft rights to Mathias Lessort (2017 #50) (via 76ers), 2023 Heat 1st (Lottery protected)
  • Miami receive: Jimmy Butler (S&T), Meyers Leonard, Cash considerations (via Clippers) ($1m)
  • Philadelphia receive: Josh Richardson
  • Portland receive: Hassan Whiteside


Predicted Starting Line-Up
Joel Embiid - Al Horford - Tobias Harris - Josh Richardson - Ben Simmons

Reserves
Mike Scott, Kyle O'Quinn, Trey Burke, James Ennis, Furkan Korkmaz, Zhaire Smith, Jonah Bolden, Shake Milton, Raul Neto, Matisse Thybulle, Marial Shayok*, Norvel Pelle*

Head Coach: Brett Brown




Toronto


Contract Options: Marc Gasol ($25.6m/Player)

Re-Signings: Patrick McCaw ($8m/2 years)

Arrivals: Stanley Johnson ($7.5m/2 years), Matt Thomas ($4.2m/3 years), Cameron Payne ($3.7m/2 years), Terance Davis ($2.5m/2 years), (Rondae Hollis-Jefferson ($1.7m/1 year)

Departures: Kawhi Leonard (LA Clippers), Danny Green (LA Lakers), Markieff Morris (Detroit), Omri Casspi (Maccabi Tel Aviv), Jordan Loyd (Valencia), Jeremy Lin (Beijing)

Draft Picks: Dewan Hernandez (pick 59)


Predicted Starting Line-Up
Marc Gasol - Pascal Siakam - Rondae Hollis-Jefferson - Norman Powell - Kyle Lowry

Reserves
Serge Ibaka, Fred VanVleet, OG Anunoby, Matt Thomas, Patrick McCaw, Stanley Johnson, Cameron Payne, Chris Boucher, Terence Davis, Dewan Hernandez, Malcolm Miller

Head Coach: Nick Nurse




Washington


Contract Options: CJ Miles ($8.7m/Player), Jonathon Simmons ($5.7m/Team)

Re-Signings: Thomas Bryant ($25m/3 years)

Arrivals: Ish Smith ($10m/2 years), Justin Robinson ($4.2m/3 years), Isaiah Thomas ($1.6m/1 year), Garrison Mathews (Two-way)

Departures: Bobby Portis (New York), Jabari Parker (Atlanta), Trevor Ariza (Sacramento), Tomas Satoransky (Chicago), Jeff Green (Utah), Wesley Johnson (Panathinaikos), Sam Dekker (Lokomotiv Kuban), Chasson Randle (Tianjin), Tarik Phillip (Tofas), Jonathon Simmons (Free Agent), Tony Allen (Free Agent), Devin Robinson (Free Agent)

Draft Picks: Rui Hachimura (pick 9), Admiral Schofield (pick 42)


Trades

  • Philadelphia receive: Cash considerations ($2m)
  • Washington receive: Jonathan Simmons, Pick #42

  • LA Lakers receive: Anthony Davis
  • New Orleans receive: Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart, Drafts rights to De'Andre Hunter (#4), 2021 Lakers 1st (Top 7 protected), right to swap 2023 1st, 2024 Lakers 1st, Cash considerations (via Lakers) ($2m), Cash considerations (via Wizards) ($1.1m)
  • Washington receive: Mo Wagner, Isaac Bonga, Jemerrio Jones, 2022 Lakers 2nd

  • Brooklyn receive: Draft rights to Nemanja Dangubic (2014 #54) (via Spurs), Draft rights to Aaron White (2015 #49) (via Wizards)
  • San Antonio receive: DeMarre Carroll (S&T)
  • Washington receive: Davis Bertans

  • Memphis receive: Dwight Howard
  • Washington receive: CJ Miles

  • Chicago receive: Tomas Satoransky (S&T)
  • Washington receive: 2020 Bulls 2nd, Protection removed from 2023 Bulls 2nd


Predicted Starting Line-Up
Thomas Bryant - Davis Bertans - Rui Hachimura - Bradley Beal - John Wall+

Reserves
Isaiah Thomas, Moritz Wagner, Jordan McRae, Troy Brown Jr, Isaac Bonga, CJ Miles, Ian Mahinmi, Ish Smith, Admiral Schofield, Jemerrio Jones, Justin Robinson, Garrison Mathews*

Head Coach: Scott Brooks

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Re: OKC: Part III - Free Agency Preview

Postby Phil89 on Tue Aug 27, 2019 3:16 pm

1/9/19

Off-Season Summary: Western Conference

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Dallas


Contract Options: Dwight Powell ($10.2m/Player)

Re-Signings: Kristaps Porzingis ($158m/5 years), Maxi Kleber ($35m/4 years), Dorian Finney-Smith ($12m/3 years), JJ Barea ($2.5m/1 year)

Contract Extensions: Dwight Powell ($33m/3 years)

Arrivals: Seth Curry ($32m/4 years), Delon Wright ($29m/3 years), Boban Marjanovic ($7m/2 years), Josh Reaves (Two-way), Antonius Cleveland (Two-way)

Departures: Trey Burke (Philadelphia), Kostas Antetokounmpo (LA Lakers), Devin Harris (Free Agent), Tyler Zeller (Free Agent), Daryl Macon (Free Agent), Dirk Nowitzki (Retired)

Draft Picks: Isaiah Roby (pick 45)


Trades

  • Dallas receive: Drafts rights to Isaiah Roby (#45), 2020 Jazz 2nd, 2021 Blazers 2nd
  • Detroit receive: Drafts rights to Deividas Sirvydis (#37)

  • Dallas receive: Delon Wright (S&T)
  • Memphis receive: Draft rights to Satnam Singh (2015 #52), 2021 Blazers 2nd, 2023 Mavericks 2nd


Predicted Starting Line-Up
Kristaps Porzingis - Dwight Powell - Luka Doncic - Tim Hardaway Jr - Delon Wright

Reserves
Boban Marjanovic, Maxi Kleber, Courtney Lee, Justin Jackson, Dorian Finney-Smith, Seth Curry, JJ Barea+, Ryan Broekhoff, Jalen Brunson, Isaiah Roby, Antonius Cleveland*, Josh Reaves*

Head Coach: Rick Carlisle




Denver


Contract Options: Paul Millsap ($30m/Team)

Re-Signings: -

Contract Extensions: Jamal Murray ($170m/5 years)

Arrivals: Vlatko Cancar ($4.2m/3 years), Tyler Cook (Two-way)

Departures: Isaiah Thomas (Washington), Trey Lyles (San Antonio), Tyler Lydon (Sacramento), Brandon Goodwin (Atlanta), Thomas Welsh (Charlotte)

Draft Picks: Bol Bol (pick 44)


Trades

  • Denver receive: Pick #44
  • Miami receive: 2022 Nuggets 2nd, Cash considerations ($1.2m)

  • Denver receive: Jerami Grant
  • Oklahoma City receive: 2020 Nuggets 1st (Top 10 protected)


Predicted Starting Line-Up
Nikola Jokic - Paul Millsap - Will Barton - Gary Harris - Jamal Murray

Reserves
Michael Porter Jr, Monte Morris, Juan Hernangomez, Mason Plumlee, Jerami Grant, Malik Beasley, Jarred Vanderbilt, Torrey Craig, Vlatko Cancar, Bol Bol*

Head Coach: Mike Malone




Golden State


Contract Options: -

Re-Signings: Klay Thompson ($190m/5 years), Kevon Looney ($15m/3 years)

Contract Extensions: Draymond Green ($100m/4 years)

Arrivals: D'Angelo Russell ($117m/4 years), Willie Cauley-Stein ($4.4m/2 years), Glenn Robinson III ($3.9m/2 years), Alec Burks ($2.3m/1 year), Ky Bowman (Two-way), Damion Lee (Two-way)

Departures: Kevin Durant (Brooklyn), DeMarcus Cousins (LA Lakers), Quinn Cook (LA Lakers), Jordan Bell (Minnesota), Andrew Bogut (Sydney Kings), Jonas Jerebko (Khimki Moscow), Shaun Livingston (Free Agent), Marcus Derrickson (Free Agent)

Draft Picks: Jordan Poole (pick 28), Alen Smailagic (pick 39), Eric Paschall (pick 41)


Trades

  • Atlanta receive: 2024 Warriors 2nd, Cash considerations ($1.3m)
  • Golden State receive: Pick #41

  • Golden State receive: Pick #39
  • New Orleans receive: 2021 Warriors 2nd, 2023 Warriors 2nd, Cash considerations ($1m)

  • Golden State receive: Cash considerations (via Jazz) ($2m)
  • Indiana receive: 2021 Jazz 2nd, Cash considerations (via Jazz) ($1m)
  • Utah receive: Pick #50 (via Pacers), Pick #58 (via Warriors)

  • Golden State receive: Julian Washburn
  • Memphis receive: Andre Iguodala, 2024 Warriors 1st (Top 4 protected), Cash considerations ($2m)

  • Brooklyn receive: Kevin Durant (S&T), 2020 Warriors 1st (Top 20 protected)
  • Golden State receive: D'Angelo Russell (S&T), Treveon Graham, Shabazz Napier

  • Atlanta receive: Damian Jones, 2026 Warriors 2nd
  • Golden State receive: Omari Spellman

  • Golden State receive: Draft rights to Lior Eliyahu (2006 #44)
  • Minnesota receive: Treveon Graham, Shabazz Napier, Cash considerations ($3.6m)


Predicted Starting Line-Up
Willie Cauley-Stein - Kevon Looney - Draymond Green - Klay Thompson+ - Steph Curry

Reserves
D'Angelo Russell, Omari Spellman, Alec Burks, Glenn Robinson III, Jacob Evans III, Alfonzo McKinnie, Alen Smailagic, Eric Paschall, Jordan Poole, Ky Bowman*, Damion Lee*

Head Coach: Steve Kerr




Houston


Contract Options: Isaiah Hartenstein ($1.4m/Team)

Re-Signings: Danuel House ($11.1m/3 years), Austin Rivers ($4.3m/2 years), Gerald Green ($2.6m/1 year)

Arrivals: Ben McLemore ($4m/2 years), Anthony Bennett ($1.7m/1 year), Tyson Chandler ($1.6m/1 year)

Departures: Shelvin Mack (Olimpia Milano), Milos Teodosic (Virtus Bologna), Iman Shumpert (Free Agent), Kenneth Faried (Free Agent), Zach Randolph (Free Agent), Chris Chiozza (Free Agent), Vince Edwards (Free Agent)

Draft Picks: -


Trades

  • Houston receive: Russell Westbrook
  • Oklahoma City receive: Chris Paul, Right to swap 2021 1st (Top 5 protected), 2024 Rockets 1st (Top 5 protected), Right to swap 2025 1st (Top 20 protected), 2026 Rockets 1st (Top 5 protected)


Predicted Starting Line-Up
Clint Capela - PJ Tucker - Danuel House - James Harden - Russell Westbrook

Reserves
Austin Rivers, Eric Gordon, Tyson Chandler, Gerald Green, Ben McLemore, Isaiah Hartenstein, Anthony Bennett, Gary Clark, Michael Frazier

Head Coach: Mike D'Antoni




LA Clippers


Contract Options: -

Re-Signings: Patrick Beverley ($40m/3 years), Ivica Zubac ($28m/4 years), Rodney McGruder ($15m/3 years), JaMychal Green ($10m/2 years), Johnathan Motley (Two-way)

Arrivals: Kawhi Leonard ($103m/3 years), Patrick Patterson ($2.3m/1 year), Amir Coffey (Two-way)

Departures: Garrett Temple (Brooklyn), Wilson Chandler (Brooklyn), Tyrone Wallace (Minnesota), Sindarius Thornwell (Cleveland), Angel Delgado (Beijing), Luc Mbah a Moute (Free Agent)

Draft Picks: Mfiondu Kabengele (pick 27), Terance Mann (pick 48)


Trades

  • LA Clippers receive: Maurice Harkless, Draft rights to Mathias Lessort (2017 #50) (via 76ers), 2023 Heat 1st (Lottery protected)
  • Miami receive: Jimmy Butler (S&T), Meyers Leonard, Cash considerations (via Clippers) ($1m)
  • Philadelphia receive: Josh Richardson
  • Portland receive: Hassan Whiteside

  • LA Clippers receive: Paul George
  • Oklahoma City receive: Danilo Gallinari, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, 2021 Heat 1st, 2022 Clippers 1st, 2023 Heat 1st (Lottery protected), Right to swap 2023 1st, 2024 Clippers 1st, 2026 Clippers 1st, Right to swap 2025 1st


Predicted Starting Line-Up
Montrezl Harrell - JaMychal Green - Kawhi Leonard - Paul George - Patrick Beverley

Reserves
Louis Williams, Rodney McGruder, Landry Shamet, Ivica Zubac, Jerome Robinson, Maurice Harkless, Patrick Patterson, Mfiondu Kabengele, Terance Mann, Johnathan Motley*, Amir Coffey*

Head Coach: Doc Rivers




LA Lakers


Contract Options: Kyle Kuzma ($2m/Team)

Re-Signings: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope ($16m/2 years), JaVale McGee ($8.2m/2 years), Alex Caruso ($5.5m/2 years), Rajon Rondo ($5.2m/2 years)

Arrivals: Danny Green ($30m/2 years), Avery Bradley ($9.7m/2 years), Quinn Cook ($6m/2 years), DeMarcus Cousins ($3.5m/1 year), Jared Dudley ($2.6m/1 year), Troy Daniels ($2.1m/1 year), Kostas Antetokounmpo (Two-way), Zach Norvell Jr (Two-way)

Departures: Reggie Bullock (New York), Mike Muscala (Oklahoma City), Tyson Chandler (Houston), Johnathan Williams (Maccabi Rishon LeZion), Lance Stephenson (Liaoning)

Draft Picks: Talen Horton-Tucker (pick 46)


Trades

  • LA Lakers receive: Pick #46
  • Orlando receive: 2020 Lakers 2nd, Cash considerations ($2.2m)

  • LA Lakers receive: Anthony Davis
  • New Orleans receive: Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart, Drafts rights to De'Andre Hunter (#4), 2021 Lakers 1st (Top 7 protected), right to swap 2023 1st, 2024 Lakers 1st, Cash considerations (via Lakers) ($2m), Cash considerations (via Wizards) ($1.1m)
  • Washington receive: Mo Wagner, Isaac Bonga, Jemerrio Jones, 2022 Lakers 2nd


Predicted Starting Line-Up
DeMarcus Cousins+ - Anthony Davis - LeBron James - Kentavious Caldwell-Pope - Rajon Rondo

Reserves
Kyle Kuzma, JaVale McGee, Quinn Cook, Avery Bradley, Troy Daniels, Danny Green, Alex Caruso, Talen Horton-Tucker, Jared Dudley, Kostas Antetokounmpo*, Zach Norvell Jr*

Head Coach: Frank Vogel




Memphis


Contract Options: Josh Jackson ($7.1m/Team), Dwight Howard ($5.6m/Player), Dillon Brooks ($1.6m/Team), Ivan Rabb ($1.6m/Team)

Re-Signings: Jonas Valanciunas ($45m/3 years), Yuta Watanabe (Two-way)

Arrivals: Tyus Jones ($24m/3 years), Marko Guduric ($2.4m/2 years), John Konchar (Two-way)

Departures: Delon Wright (Dallas), Avery Bradley (LA Lakers), Kyle Korver (Milwaukee), Justin Holiday (Indiana), Tyler Dorsey (Maccabi Tel Aviv), Jarnell Stokes (Xinjiang), Joakim Noah (Free Agent)

Draft Picks: Ja Morant (pick 2), Brandon Clarke (pick 21)


Trades

  • Memphis receive: Jae Crowder, Kyle Korver, Grayson Allen, Drafts rights to Darius Bazley (#23), 2020 Jazz 1st (Top 10 protected)
  • Utah receive: Mike Conley

  • Memphis receive: Draft rights to Brandon Clarke (#21)
  • Oklahoma City receive: Draft rights to Darius Bazley (#23), 2024 Grizzlies 2nd

  • Memphis receive: Dwight Howard
  • Washington receive: CJ Miles

  • Memphis receive: De'Anthony Melton, Josh Jackson, 2020 Suns 2nd, 2021 Suns 2nd
  • Phoenix receive: Kyle Korver, Jevon Carter

  • Golden State receive: Julian Washburn
  • Memphis receive: Andre Iguodala, 2024 Warriors 1st (Top 4 protected), Cash considerations ($2m)

  • Atlanta receive: Chandler Parsons
  • Memphis receive: Solomon Hill, Miles Plumlee

  • Dallas receive: Delon Wright (S&T)
  • Memphis receive: Draft rights to Satnam Singh (2015 #52), 2021 Blazers 2nd, 2023 Mavericks 2nd


Predicted Starting Line-Up
Jonas Valanciunas - Jaren Jackson Jr - Kyle Anderson - Dillon Brooks - Ja Morant

Reserves
Dwight Howard, Jae Crowder, Josh Jackson, Tyus Jones, Ivan Rabb, Brandon Clarke, De'Anthony Melton, Andre Iguodala, Grayson Allen, Miles Plumlee, Solomon Hill, Bruno Caboclo, Marko Guduric, John Konchar*, Yuta Watanabe*

Head Coach: Taylor Jenkins




Minnesota


Contract Options: Jeff Teague ($19m/Player), Shabazz Napier ($1.9m/Team), Treveon Graham ($1.7m/Team)

Re-Signings: -

Arrivals: Jake Layman ($11.5m/3 years), Naz Reid ($6.1m/4 years), Noah Vonleh ($2m/1 year), Jordan Bell ($1.6m/1 year), Tyrone Wallace ($1.6m/1 year), Jordan McLaughlin (Two-way)

Departures: Derrick Rose (Detroit), Tyus Jones (Memphis), Taj Gibson (New York), Wayne Ellington (New York), Anthony Tolliver (Portland), Jerryd Bayless (Sichuan), Luol Deng (Free Agent), CJ Williams (Free Agent)

Draft Picks: Jarrett Culver (pick 6), Jaylen Nowell (pick 43)


Trades

  • Minnesota receive: Drafts rights to Jarrett Culver (#6)
  • Phoenix receive: Dario Saric, Drafts rights to Cameron Johnson (#11)

  • Minnesota receive: Jake Layman (S&T)
  • Portland receive: Draft rights to Bojan Dubljevic (2013 #59)

  • Golden State receive: Draft rights to Lior Eliyahu (2006 #44)
  • Minnesota receive: Treveon Graham, Shabazz Napier, Cash considerations ($3.6m)


Predicted Starting Line-Up
Karl-Anthony Towns - Noah Vonleh - Robert Covington - Andrew Wiggins - Jeff Teague

Reserves
Jarrett Culver, Shabazz Napier, Gorgui Dieng, Jordan Bell, Jake Layman, Josh Okogie, Keita Bates-Diop, Tyrone Wallace, Jaylen Nowell, Naz Reid, Treveon Graham, Jordan McLaughlin*

Head Coach: Ryan Saunders




New Orleans


Contract Options: Derrick Favors ($16.9m/Team), Lonzo Ball ($8.7m/Team), Brandon Ingram ($7.3m/Team), Josh Hart ($1.9m/Team), Jahlil Okafor ($1.7m/Team), Frank Jackson ($1.6m/Team), Kenrich Williams ($1.4m/Team)

Re-Signings: Darius Miller ($14.3m/2 years)

Arrivals: JJ Redick ($26.5m/2 years), Nicolo Melli ($8m/2 years), Zylan Cheatham (Two-way), Josh Gray (Two-way)

Departures: Julius Randle (New York), Elfrid Payton (New York), Stanley Johnson (Toronto), Cheick Diallo (Phoenix), Tim Frazier (Detroit), Ian Clark (Xinjiang), Jason Smith (Free Agent), Trevon Bluiett (Free Agent)

Draft Picks: Zion Williamson (pick 1), Jaxson Hayes (pick 8), Nickeil Alexander-Walker (pick 17), Marcos Louzada Silva* (pick 35)


Trades

  • Golden State receive: Pick #39
  • New Orleans receive: 2021 Warriors 2nd, 2023 Warriors 2nd, Cash considerations ($1m)

  • LA Lakers receive: Anthony Davis
  • New Orleans receive: Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart, Drafts rights to De'Andre Hunter (#4), 2021 Lakers 1st (Top 7 protected), right to swap 2023 1st, 2024 Lakers 1st, Cash considerations (via Lakers) ($2m), Cash considerations (via Wizards) ($1.1m)
  • Washington receive: Mo Wagner, Isaac Bonga, Jemerrio Jones, 2022 Lakers 2nd

  • Atlanta receive: Solomon Hill, Drafts rights to De'Andre Hunter (#4), Draft rights To Jordan Bone (#57), 2022 Pelicans 2nd (Top 45 protected)
  • New Orleans receive: Draft rights To Jaxson Hayes (#8), Draft rights To Nickeil Alexander-Walker (#17), Draft rights To Marcos Louzada Silva (#35), 2020 Cavaliers 1st (Top 10 protected)

  • New Orleans receive: Derrick Favors
  • Utah receive: 2021 Warriors 2nd, 2023 Warriors 2nd


Predicted Starting Line-Up
Derrick Favors - Zion Williamson - Brandon Ingram - Jrue Holiday - Lonzo Ball

Reserves
Josh Hart, JJ Redick, Jahlil Okafor, Jaxson Hayes, E'Twaun Moore, Nickeil Alexander-Walker, Darius Miller, Nicolo Melli, Frank Jackson, Kenrich Williams, Josh Gray*, Zylan Cheatham*

Head Coach: Alvin Gentry




Oklahoma City


Contract Options: Abdel Nader ($1.6m/Team)

Re-Signings: Nerlens Noel ($2m/1 year)

Arrivals: Justin Patton ($5.3m/3 years), Mike Muscala ($4.3m/2 years), Luguentz Dort (Two-way)

Departures: Patrick Patterson (LA Clippers), Scotty Hopson (New Zealand Breakers), Raymond Felton (Free Agent), Deyonta Davis (Free Agent), Donte Grantham (Free Agent)

Draft Picks: Darius Bazley (pick 23)


Trades

  • Memphis receive: Draft rights to Brandon Clarke (#21)
  • Oklahoma City receive: Draft rights to Darius Bazley (#23), 2024 Grizzlies 2nd

  • Denver receive: Jerami Grant
  • Oklahoma City receive: 2020 Nuggets 1st (Top 10 protected)

  • LA Clippers receive: Paul George
  • Oklahoma City receive: Danilo Gallinari, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, 2021 Heat 1st, 2022 Clippers 1st, 2023 Heat 1st (Lottery protected), Right to swap 2023 1st, 2024 Clippers 1st, 2026 Clippers 1st, Right to swap 2025 1st

  • Houston receive: Russell Westbrook
  • Oklahoma City receive: Chris Paul, Right to swap 2021 1st (Top 5 protected), 2024 Rockets 1st (Top 5 protected), Right to swap 2025 1st (Top 20 protected), 2026 Rockets 1st (Top 5 protected)

  • Indiana receive: Removal of right to swap 2021 Pacers 1st
  • Oklahoma City receive: Dennis Schroder


Predicted Starting Line-Up
Steven Adams - Danilo Gallinari - Terrance Ferguson - Shai Gilgeous-Alexander - Chris Paul

Reserves
Nerlens Noel, Dennis Schroder, Andre Roberson, Hamidou Diallo, Mike Muscala, Justin Patton, Abdel Nader, Darius Bazley, Deonte Burton, Luguentz Dort*

Head Coach: Billy Donovan




Phoenix


Contract Options: Tyler Johnson ($19.3m/Player), Aron Baynes ($5.5m/Player)

Re-Signings: Kelly Oubre Jr ($30m/2 years)

Arrivals: Ricky Rubio ($51m/3 years), Frank Kaminsky ($10m/2 years), Jalen Lecque ($6.1m/4 years), Cheick Diallo ($3.5m/2 years), Jared Harper (Two-way)

Departures: Richaun Holmes (Sacramento), Dragan Bender (Milwaukee), Troy Daniels (LA Lakers), Quincy Acy (Maccabi Tel Aviv), Jamal Crawford (Free Agent), Jawun Evans (Free Agent), George King (Free Agent)

Draft Picks: Cameron Johnson (pick 11), Ty Jerome (pick 24)


Trades

  • Indiana receive: TJ Warren, 2022 Heat 2nd, 2025 Heat 2nd, 2026 Heat 2nd
  • Miami receive: Drafts rights to KZ Okpala (#32)
  • Phoenix receive: Cash considerations (via Pacers) ($3m)

  • Minnesota receive: Drafts rights to Jarrett Culver (#6)
  • Phoenix receive: Dario Saric, Drafts rights to Cameron Johnson (#11)

  • Boston receive: 2020 Bucks 1st (Top 5 protected)
  • Phoenix receive: Aron Baynes, Draft rights to Ty Jerome (#24)

  • Memphis receive: De'Anthony Melton, Josh Jackson, 2020 Suns 2nd, 2021 Suns 2nd
  • Phoenix receive: Kyle Korver, Jevon Carter


Predicted Starting Line-Up
DeAndre Ayton - Dario Saric - Kelly Oubre Jr - Devin Booker - Ricky Rubio

Reserves
Aron Baynes, Frank Kaminsky, Mikal Bridges, Tyler Johnson, Cheick Diallo, Jevon Carter, Elie Okobo, Cameron Johnson, Ty Jerome, Jalen Lecque, Jared Harper*

Head Coach: Monty Williams




Portland


Contract Options: Hassan Whiteside ($27.1m/Player), Kent Bazemore ($19.3m/Player), Zach Collins ($4.2m/Team)

Re-Signings: Rodney Hood ($16m/2 years)

Contract Extensions: Damian Lillard ($196m/4 years), CJ McCollum ($100m/3 years)

Arrivals: Mario Hezonja ($3.7m/2 years), Anthony Tolliver ($2.6m/1 year), Pau Gasol ($2.5m/1 year), Jaylen Hoard (Two-way)

Departures: Enes Kanter (Boston), Seth Curry (Dallas), Al-Farouq Aminu (Orlando), Jake Layman (Minnesota)

Draft Picks: Nassir Little (pick 25)


Trades

  • Atlanta receive: Evan Turner
  • Portland receive: Kent Bazemore

  • LA Clippers receive: Maurice Harkless, Draft rights to Mathias Lessort (2017 #50) (via 76ers), 2023 Heat 1st (Lottery protected)
  • Miami receive: Jimmy Butler (S&T), Meyers Leonard, Cash considerations (via Clippers) ($1m)
  • Philadelphia receive: Josh Richardson
  • Portland receive: Hassan Whiteside

  • Minnesota receive: Jake Layman (S&T)
  • Portland receive: Draft rights to Bojan Dubljevic (2013 #59)


Predicted Starting Line-Up
Hassan Whiteside - Pau Gasol - Kent Bazemore - CJ McCollum - Damian Lillard

Reserves
Jusuf Nurkic+, Zach Collins, Nassir Little, Rodney Hood, Mario Hezonja, Skal Labissiere, Gary Trent Jr, Anfernee Simons, Anthony Tolliver, Jaylen Hoard*

Head Coach: Terry Stotts




Sacramento


Contract Options: Yogi Farrell ($3.2m/Team)

Re-Signings: Harrison Barnes ($85m/4 years), Wenyen Gabriel (Two-way)

Arrivals: Dewayne Dedmon ($40m/3 years), Cory Joseph ($37m/3 years), Trevor Ariza ($25m/2 years), Richaun Holmes ($10m/2 years), Tyler Lydon ($3.4m/2 years)

Departures: Willie Cauley-Stein (Golden State), Alec Burks (Golden State), Frank Mason III (Milwaukee), Kosta Koufos (CSKA Moscow), Carmelo Anthony (Free Agent), Corey Brewer (Free Agent), Troy Williams (Free Agent)

Draft Picks: Justin James (pick 40), Kyle Guy (pick 55), Vanja Marinkovic* (pick 60)


Trades

  • New York receive: Pick #47
  • Sacramento receive: Pick #55, Cash considerations ($1m)


Predicted Starting Line-Up
Richaun Holmes - Marvin Bagley III - Harrison Barnes - Buddy Hield - De'Aaron Fox

Reserves
Bogdan Bogdanovic, Nemanja Bjelica, Dewayne Dedmon, Yogi Ferrell, Harry Giles, Cory Joseph, Caleb Swanigan, Tyler Lydon, Trevor Ariza, Justin James, Kyle Guy*, Wenyen Gabriel*

Head Coach: Luke Walton




San Antonio


Contract Options: Jakob Poeltl ($3.8m/Team), Dejounte Murray ($2.3m/Team), Derrick White ($2m/Team)

Re-Signings: Rudy Gay ($32m/2 years), Drew Eubanks (Two-way)

Arrivals: DeMarre Carroll ($21m/3 years), Trey Lyles ($11m/2 years)

Departures: Pau Gasol (Portland), Dante Cunningham (Free Agent), Quincy Pondexter (Free Agent), Ben Moore (Free Agent)

Draft Picks: Luka Samanic (pick 19), Keldon Johnson (pick 29), Quinndary Weatherspoon (pick 49)


Trades

  • Brooklyn receive: Draft rights to Nemanja Dangubic (2014 #54) (via Spurs), Draft rights to Aaron White (2015 #49) (via Wizards)
  • San Antonio receive: DeMarre Carroll (S&T)
  • Washington receive: Davis Bertans


Predicted Starting Line-Up
Jakob Poeltl - LaMarcus Aldridge - Rudy Gay - DeMar DeRozan - Dejounte Murray

Reserves
Lonnie Walker IV, DeMarre Carroll, Derrick White, Bryn Forbes, Trey Lyles, Patty Mills, Keldon Johnson, Marco Belinelli, Chimeze Metu, Luka Samanic, Quinndary Weatherspoon*, Drew Eubanks*

Head Coach: Gregg Popovich




Utah


Contract Options: Georges Niang ($1.7m/Team), Royce O'Neal ($1.6m/Team)

Re-Signings: -

Arrivals: Bojan Bogdanovic ($73m/4 years), Ed Davis ($10m/2 years), Nigel Williams-Goss ($4.8m/3 years), Emmanuel Mudiay ($4.3m/1 year), Jeff Green ($2.6m/1 year)

Departures: Ricky Rubio (Phoenix), Raul Neto (Philadelphia), Naz Mitrou-Long (Indiana). Ekpe Udoh (Beijing), Thabo Sefolosha (Free Agent), Tyler Cavanaugh (Free Agent)

Draft Picks: Jarrell Brantley (pick 50), Justin Wright-Foreman (pick 53), Miye Oni (pick 58)


Trades

  • Golden State receive: Cash considerations (via Jazz) ($2m)
  • Indiana receive: 2021 Jazz 2nd, Cash considerations (via Jazz) ($1m)
  • Utah receive: Pick #50 (via Pacers), Pick #58 (via Warriors)

  • Memphis receive: Jae Crowder, Kyle Korver, Grayson Allen, Drafts rights to Darius Bazley (#23), 2020 Jazz 1st (Top 10 protected)
  • Utah receive: Mike Conley

  • New Orleans receive: Derrick Favors
  • Utah receive: 2021 Warriors 2nd, 2023 Warriors 2nd


Predicted Starting Line-Up
Rudy Gobert - Jeff Green - Bojan Bogdanovic - Donovan Mitchell - Mike Conley

Reserves
Emmanuel Mudiay, Joe Ingles, Ed Davis, Dante Exum, Royce O'Neal, Georges Niang, Nigel Williams-Goss, Miye Oni, Tony Bradley, Justin Wright-Foreman*, Jarrell Brantley*

Head Coach: Quin Snyder

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Re: OKC: Part III - Full Free Agency Summary

Postby Phil89 on Tue Aug 27, 2019 5:05 pm

Some players in their new uniforms. It's still weird seeing Westbrook in anything other than an OKC jersey.


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Re: OKC: Part III - Full Free Agency Summary

Postby Andrew on Tue Aug 27, 2019 9:31 pm

Definitely weird to see some of those players in those uniforms.
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Re: OKC: Part III - Full Free Agency Summary

Postby Phil89 on Fri Aug 30, 2019 10:27 pm

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Oklahoma City Thunder general manager Sam Presti really wasn't expecting to have a busy summer this year. His team had just come off a 65-win season and had pushed the two-time defending champion Warriors to six games in the western conference finals before bowing out. He probably figured that he would try to pick up a late first round gem in the draft and then top up his bench with a couple of cheap veterans before chasing the title again next season.

Relative parity at the top of the western conference actually looked possible for the first time since Kevin Durant joined the Warriors, ironically because Durant himself was now leaving Golden State. The race to the finals in the west looked like it was going to be wide open between the Warriors, Rockets, Thunder, Lakers, Nuggets and Jazz.

But then it happened..





Kawhi did you do this, Paul?

Free agent Kawhi Leonard had narrowed his choice down to two teams: the Lakers and the Clippers. He preferred the Clippers, but told them that he would only sign if they acquired a second all-star quality player first. If they didn't, he would join LeBron and Anthony Davis on the Lakers.

The Clippers desperately enquired around the league to see if any stars were gettable. They reportedly got turned down by Houston and Washington for James Harden and Bradley Beal, respectively. New Orleans also rejected their approach for Jrue Holiday.

At that point Kawhi took matters into his own hands and gave Oklahoma City star Paul George a call and encouraged him to request a trade to the Clippers. George, despite having signed a long-term extension just a year ago, happily obliged and dropped the bombshell on Sam Presti.





Making the best of a bad situation

Reluctantly, Presti began negotiations with Clippers to work out a deal. He wasn't going to give up a key asset cheaply though. With the leverage of knowing that the Kawhi deal hinged on the Clippers getting George, he squeezed the biggest haul of draft picks ever received in a trade out of them. Five first round picks and two potential first round pick swaps; not to mention Danilo Gallinari and young gun Shai Gilgeous-Alexander as well.

With George gone the weakened team suddenly resembled the 2016-17 version of the Thunder, which Russell Westbrook had carried on his back in a historic personal season. He averaged a triple-double that season and won his first MVP award. But it wasn't fair to ask him to bear that burden again.

So Presti quietly spoke to Russ and gave him the option of staying with the team or getting a trade to a contender of his choice. Westbrook was conflicted, but ultimately decided that a trade to the Houston Rockets to play alongside former teammate and good friend James Harden was the best option for him.

Westbrook was traded to the Rockets in exchange for veteran Chris Paul and some protected first round draft picks just a few days after Paul was dealt to the Clippers.

Hardly a fair haul for a franchise player and dual MVP winner. But Presti fulfilled the request without any fuss, a sign of how much he and the franchise respect what a brilliant long-time servant Westbrook has been for them. He got the best deal he could from the situation and just moved forward.





It had to end sometime

Oklahoma City have been one of the most successful teams in the NBA over the past decade, amassing 531 regular season wins. Only Golden State and San Antonio can boast a better record during that period. The team had been on an upward trajectory ever since they arrived in town, thanks mainly to a core of future MVP winners.

But now, for the first time since the franchise moved from Seattle to Oklahoma City, the team is set to endure a total rebuild of it's roster. Their two superstar players are now with different teams and the fanbase is in shock. Where do they go from here?





Who else could be leaving?

The question facing Sam Presti now is: how quickly and how fully will he embrace the rebuilding process with this team? There are several veterans still on the roster who could be traded away to clear up salary cap room and acquire more draft assets.


Chris Paul is the obvious first candidate to be moved on because of his age and his massive contract. The 34-year-old has two years and $80 million left on his deal, as well as a $44 million player option for the 2021-22 season. Clearly he will be the hardest player on the team to move. If anything, the Thunder may have to package up a first round pick or two with Paul in order to get rid of his contract.

Minnesota and Miami have been linked with a trade for the nine-time all-star, but so far no serious discussions are reported to have taken place. You would imagine that neither team would be willing to give up any serious value for Paul.

Presti may not necessarily be desperate to get rid of him. Yes, he takes up a massive part of their salary cap, but who else are they using it on anyway? It's unlikely that any upcoming star free agents would leave their current teams to join the new situation in Oklahoma City. Most wouldn't fit with the Thunder's new timeline anyway due to their age.


The future of New Zealand big man Steven Adams is perhaps the hardest to judge. On the one hand, he has two-years and $53 million left on his contract, which a lot of people think is an overpay for someone who has never been an all-star.

But on the other hand he would be a great player to keep around for two key reasons: he is still only 26-years-old and he is a high-quality locker room presence. Those two things combined would make him a perfect mentor for the group of young players who the Thunder will be drafting over the next half decade.

Historically the team has never attracted big name free agents anyway, so having Adams taking up 15% of their cap shouldn't be a big issue. If they can re-sign him on a team-friendly deal, perhaps even front-loaded to help give themselves future salary cap flexibility, then there is no reason to trade Adams. Unless of course they receive a very good offer for him.


Danilo Gallinari was seen by some people as just salary filler in the Paul George trade, but the Italian could have some decent trade value. Despite being 31-years-old and on an expiring contract, Gallinari should garner a lot of interest from contending teams before the trade deadline. His shooting ability is a valuable asset which most teams would love to have.

If the Thunder can find someone willing to part with a first round pick or more for Gallinari, then it is highly likely that he won't be with the team by the end of the season. Some team on the cusp of making the playoffs will surely take the gamble on him.


Dennis Schroder returned to Oklahoma City this off-season after Darren Collison's retirement triggered a clause in their trade deal. However, Schroder could find himself being traded once again by the Thunder in the coming months. Firstly, he is a point guard that they don't really need as Chris Paul is set to take the starting role and young gun Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is expected to receive heavy minutes as well.

It just doesn't make sense for the Thunder to have him taking up $15 million of their cap for the next two seasons when he isn't essential to the team. Non-contending teams don't need starting quality players coming off the bench. There are a few teams around who could use an upgrade at the point guard position and Schroder could be the answer.


Andre Roberson is coming into the final year of his contract and given Oklahoma City's direction change, he looks no certainty to be re-signed beyond this season. At his best Roberson is an elite defensive stopper. But does a rebuilding team need one of those?

The 27-year-old is earning nearly $11 million this season and the Thunder may look to use that money elsewhere. It really wouldn't be surprising to see him traded to a contender at the deadline or even just used as expiring contract filler in a bigger trade.





Building the foundation for the future

Whilst the majority of the focus has been on who could be leaving to help facilitate the rebuild, the Thunder do already have some interesting young talent on their roster.

The haul of first round picks that they received for trading Paul George to the Clippers rightfully grabbed all the headlines, but the real gem of the trade for them was 21-year-old guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander. The pick 11 from the 2018 draft is coming off an impressive rookie season where he averaged 12 points and 6 assists per game.

With Westbrook gone and Chris Paul not expected to hang around, Gilgeous-Alexander should become the new playmaker on offense for Oklahoma City. He has future all-star potential written all over him and could be the ray of sunshine that Thunder fans need in the gloomy fog that surrounds a rebuild. His humble attitude and hard-working nature will quickly endear him to his new fanbase.


There aren't many players in the NBA that are more athletically gifted than Terrance Ferguson. His spectacular dunking displays always thrill the home crowd, but coming into his third season he really needs to add some more depth to his game. He showed glimpses of being a valuable bench scorer last season, but 5 points per game isn't good enough for a former first round pick.

At 21-years-old he has time to further develop his offensive game. He is reportedly working extra hard on his shot in the gym in the hopes of becoming a more reliable outside shooter.


Hamidou Diallo is another player who was drafted more on athletic ability than his basketball skills. Like Ferguson he also had some games last season where he provided vital scoring off the bench. He just needs to work on his consistency at the offensive end.

He is a good defender and actually a really good shot-blocker for his size thanks to his long arms. If he can solidify his perimeter shooting, then he can become a valuable 3-and-D wing for Oklahoma City.


Former New Balance intern Darius Bazley is the great unknown on this team. It's hard to say just where his development is at after he skipped college to spend a year working out by himself. The fact that Sam Presti used pick 23 on him shows that there must be something in his game that he liked.

He seems to be in a similar mould to Ferguson and Diallo in that he is a great athlete, but lacks a polished skill set. His size suggests that he could become a good defender some day. He would be well advised to stick close to Chris Paul and Andre Roberson during training to learn from expert defenders, whilst they are still with the team.


The Thunder are also taking a chance on recycled players Deyonta Davis and Justin Patton.

Patton is a former pick 16 who has dealt with foot injuries throughout his short career so far. The 22-year-old managed only a single game with both the Timberwolves and 76ers during his single season with both teams. He probably won't see a ton of time behind Steven Adams and Nerlens Noel, but he could be a solid backup in the future if his body allows him to get on the court.

Davis was picked up by the Thunder last season after he was waived by Memphis. He featured in fifty games off the bench and his energy really gave the team a lift when he was on the court. His height allows him to consistently finish at the rim on offense and be a disruptor in the paint on defense.

With Jerami Grant traded to Denver we might see Davis getting some starting minutes during the season. It all depends on which forward spot Billy Donovan decides to play Danilo Gallinari at.





Once again, we build through the draft

Thanks to their incredible haul in the Paul George trade, Oklahoma City could now have as many as fifteen first round draft picks over the next seven drafts, depending on how certain protections end up working out.

Sam Presti has a deserved reputation as one of the best draft-night operators in the league. Everyone knows how he drafted Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, James Harden and Serge Ibaka over a 3-year period between 2007-2009 and how that core then ended up taking the team to the 2012 NBA Finals.

But he hasn't always nailed his first round selections.

Looking back at some of Presti's first round misses

2010 - Trading picks 21 and 26 for pick 11 (Cole Aldrich). Taking Eric Bledsoe with pick 18 then trading him to the Clippers for 2012 pick 22 (later used to acquire Kendrick Perkins)
2011 - Taking Reggie Jackson with pick 24 (Jimmy Butler was still on the board)
2012 - Taking Perry Jones with pick 28 (Draymond Green and Khris Middleton were still on the board)
2013 - Taking Steven Adams with pick 12 (Giannis Antetokounmpo was still on the board)
2014 - Taking Mitch McGary with pick 21 and Josh Huestis with pick 29 (Nikola Jokic was still on the board)
2015 - Taking Cameron Payne with pick 14 (No stars were picked after him, but a few players turned out much better than Payne)
2017 - Taking Terrance Ferguson with pick 23 (Jarrett Allen and Kyle Kuzma were still on the board)


It's safe to say that Presti has had a lot more misses than hits when it comes to first round picks in recent years. But this is his opportunity to regain his crown as king of draft night. If he can nail these picks he could set up a second potential dynasty through the draft.

If he decides to gut the team even further to gain more assets, then he could quite plausible acquire at least three more first round picks in exchange for Steven Adams, Danilo Gallinari and Dennis Schroder. Even Nerlens Noel could hold some solid value if he shows strong form in the opening months of the new season.

First round picks owned by Oklahoma City (2020-2026)


2020 - 2 - Own, Denver (Top 10 protected)
2021 - 2 - Option to swap with Rockets, Miami
2022 - 2 - Own, Clippers
2023 - 2 - Option to swap with Clippers, Miami (Lottery protected)
2024 - 3 - Own, Clippers, Rockets (Top 5 protected)
2025 - 1 - Option to swap with Clippers or Rockets
2026 - 3 - Own, Clippers, Rockets (Top 5 protected)


At this stage it's hard to exactly predict how good all of these picks will end up being. the Clippers and Rockets should be contenders for the next couple of seasons at least, but the picks from 2023 onwards could be quite good. A lot can change in three seasons in this league. Jimmy Butler makes Miami a playoff contender, but an untimely injury or two and their picks could be in the lottery.

The possibility that the NBA could lower the minimum draft age from 19 to 18 in the next few years is a big bonus for Oklahoma City. Theoretically that would increase the talent pool and make each draft class deeper. Suddenly you may be picking guys late in the first round who would normally be lottery picks.


Thunder fans are most likely in for some pain over the next few seasons. But the thought the most optimistic amongst them will be sharing is: "Presti has nailed the draft before, he can do it again!"
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Re: OKC: Part III - Thunder entering a new era

Postby Phil89 on Mon Sep 02, 2019 4:17 pm

15/10/19

Teams finalise rosters ahead of season tip-off

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With the start of the 2019-20 NBA season less than two weeks away, teams have been busy over the past few days filling out their rosters. Each team is limited to having 15 players during the regular season and up to 2 players on two-way contracts.


The biggest story was veteran Carmelo Anthony being handed perhaps his final NBA lifeline by the Oklahoma City Thunder. The 34-year-old former all-star has technically been with five different teams in the last twelve months. He started off with the Thunder, before being traded to Atlanta in July 2018. Five days later the Hawks agreed a buyout with him and he then signed with the Houston Rockets in mid-August.

His time with the Rockets didn't go smoothly and he was traded to the Chicago Bulls in late January 2019. They waived him at the beginning of February and he eventually signed with the Sacramento Kings for the rest of the season.

Now he is back for a second spell with the Thunder after close friend Chris Paul encouraged him to take a lesser role so that they could play together. The pressure won't be the same as it was during his last stint in Oklahoma City now that Russell Westbrook and Paul George are gone. Carmelo will presumably be able to add to his 26,034 career point tally by taking as many shots as he wants, as the Thunder are expected to be tanking anyway.


Memphis agreed to a buyout with former all-star center Dwight Howard in order to allow him to join the Lakers. The Grizzlies had no intention of having Howard on their roster once the season started and the Lakers needed a big man after free agent signing DeMarcus Cousins tore his ACL in training recently.

They also reached a buyout deal with Solomon Hill, but curiously decided to keep veteran Andre Iguodala. They must think he holds some trade value and will look to trade him to a contender before the deadline. Alternatively, they could just like the idea of having him around to mentor young stars Jaren Jackson Jr and Ja Morant.


Former Golden State backup point guard Shaun Livingston re-joined the Clippers, the team which he started his career with after they took him with pick 4 in the 2004 draft. He adds some more depth to a team that is one of the favourites to win the title, especially after DeMarcus Cousins' injury.


Veteran Thabo Sefolosha joined his former Thunder teammates James Harden and Russell Westbrook in Houston after signing with the Rockets. The trio were all part of the Oklahoma City team which made it to the 2012 NBA Finals.


39-year-old Jamal Crawford has decided to play on for at least one more season, joining the Denver Nuggets. This will be his 20th season in the league and his ninth different team.


Cult figure Tacko Fall earned a two-way contract with the Miami Heat. He had spent the summer with the Boston Celtics, but they didn't have space on their roster to keep him. The 7 ft 6 rookie from Senegal has gained a large following thanks to his incredible size and likeable personality.


Some of the players who missed out on contracts include: Zach Randolph, JR Smith, Marquise Chriss, Kenneth Faried, Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot, Nik Stauskas, Amir Johnson, Luc Mbah a Moute, Zaza Pachulia, Nene, Brandon Jennings, Nick Young and Ryan Anderson.

They can now either wait for an NBA team to pick them up mid-season or look for a contract overseas.




Atlanta


Signed: Trevon Duval ($1.6m/1 year)
Released: Marcus Derrickson (Exhibit 10), Ray Spalding (Exhibit 10)


Predicted Starting Line-Up
Damian Jones - John Collins - Jabari Parker - Kevin Huerter - Trae Young

Reserves
De'Andre Hunter, Cam Reddish, Alex Len, Chandler Parsons, DeAndre Bembry, Allen Crabbe, Bruno Fernando, Evan Turner, Vince Carter, Trevon Duval, Brandon Goodwin*, Charlie Brown Jr*




Boston


Signed: -
Released: Tacko Fall (Exhibit 10)


Predicted Starting Line-Up
Enes Kanter - Daniel Theis - Jayson Tatum - Jaylen Brown - Kemba Walker

Reserves
Marcus Smart, Gordon Hayward, Brad Wanamaker, Romeo Langford, Robert Williams, Semi Ojeleye, Vincent Poirier, Grant Williams, Carsen Edwards, Javonte Green, Tremont Waters*, Max Strus*



Brooklyn


Signed: Jaylen Hands (Two-way)
Released: Deng Adel (Exhibit 10)


Predicted Starting Line-Up
DeAndre Jordan - Kevin Durant+ - Taurean Prince - Caris LaVert - Kyrie Irving

Reserves
Jarrett Allen, Spencer Dinwiddie, Joe Harris, Dzanan Musa, David Nwaba, Rodions Kurucs, Wilson Chandler, Theo Pinson, Garrett Temple, Nicolas Claxton, Henry Ellenson*, Jaylen Hands*



Charlotte


Signed: Jonathon Simmons ($1.6m/1 year), Jalen McDaniels (Two-way)
Released: Joe Chealey (Exhibit 10), Caleb Martin (Exhibit 10), Josh Perkins (Exhibit 10)


Predicted Starting Line-Up
Cody Zeller - Michael Kidd-Gilchrist - Miles Bridges - Malik Monk - Terry Rozier

Reserves
Willy Hernangomez, Nicolas Batum, Bismack Biyombo, Marvin Williams, Dwayne Bacon, Devonte' Graham, PJ Washington, Jonathon Simmons, Thomas Welsh, Cody Martin, Jalen McDaniels*, Robert Franks*



Chicago


Signed: -
Released: Shaquille Harrison (Waived)


Predicted Starting Line-Up
Wendell Carter Jr - Lauri Markkanen - Otto Porter - Zach LaVine - Kris Dunn

Reserves
Thaddeus Young, Coby White, Denzel Valentine, Tomas Satoransky, Luke Kornet, Chandler Hutchinson, Cristiano Felicio, Ryan Arcidiacono, Antonio Blakeney, Daniel Gafford, Adam Mokoka*



Cleveland


Signed: -
Released: Marquis Bolden (Exhibit 10), JP Macura (Exhibit 10)


Predicted Starting Line-Up
Tristan Thompson - Kevin Love - Cedi Osman - Jordan Clarkson - Collin Sexton

Reserves
John Henson, Larry Nance Jr, Darius Garland, Matthew Dellavedova, Brandon Knight, Ante Zizic, Kevin Porter Jr, Dylan Windler, Sindarius Thornwell, Jarell Martin, Dean Wade*



Dallas


Signed: -
Released: -


Predicted Starting Line-Up
Kristaps Porzingis - Dwight Powell - Luka Doncic - Tim Hardaway Jr - Delon Wright

Reserves
Boban Marjanovic, Maxi Kleber, Courtney Lee, Justin Jackson, Dorian Finney-Smith, Seth Curry, JJ Barea+, Ryan Broekhoff, Jalen Brunson, Isaiah Roby, Antonius Cleveland*, Josh Reaves*



Denver


Signed: Jamal Crawford ($1.6m/1 year)
Released: PJ Dozier (Exhibit 10)


Predicted Starting Line-Up
Nikola Jokic - Paul Millsap - Will Barton - Gary Harris - Jamal Murray

Reserves
Michael Porter Jr, Monte Morris, Juan Hernangomez, Mason Plumlee, Jerami Grant, Malik Beasley, Jamal Crawford, Jarred Vanderbilt, Torrey Craig, Vlatko Cancar, Bol Bol*, Tyler Cook*



Detroit


Signed: -
Released: Bruce Brown (Waived), Bennie Boatwright (Exhibit 10), Kalin Lucas (Exhibit 10)


Predicted Starting Line-Up
Andre Drummond - Blake Griffin - Sekou Doumbouya - Luke Kennard - Derrick Rose

Reserves
Markieff Morris, Reggie Jackson, Thon Maker, Khyri Thomas, Tony Snell, Christian Wood, Tim Frazier, Michael Beasley, Svi Mykhailiuk, Langston Galloway, Louis King*, Jordan Bone*



Golden State


Signed: Joakim Noah ($1.6m/1 year)
Released: Devyn Marble (Exhibit 10)


Predicted Starting Line-Up
Willie Cauley-Stein - Kevon Looney - Draymond Green - Klay Thompson+ - Steph Curry

Reserves
D'Angelo Russell, Omari Spellman, Alec Burks, Joakim Noah, Glenn Robinson III, Jacob Evans III, Alfonzo McKinnie, Alen Smailagic, Eric Paschall, Jordan Poole, Ky Bowman*, Damion Lee*



Houston


Signed: Thabo Sefolosha ($1.6m/1 year), Jawun Evans (Two-way)
Released: Trevon Duval (Exhibit 10), William McDowell-White (Exhibit 10), Chris Clemons (Exhibit 10), Shamorie Ponds (Exhibit 10), Moses Brown (Exhibit 10)


Predicted Starting Line-Up
Clint Capela - PJ Tucker - Danuel House - James Harden - Russell Westbrook

Reserves
Austin Rivers, Eric Gordon, Tyson Chandler, Gerald Green, Thabo Sefolosha, Ben McLemore, Isaiah Hartenstein, Anthony Bennett, Gary Clark, Michael Frazier, Jawun Evans*



Indiana


Signed: -
Released: CJ Wilcox (Exhibit 10), JaKeenan Gant (Exhibit 10)


Predicted Starting Line-Up
Myles Turner - Domantas Sabonis - TJ Warren - Victor Oladipo+ - Malcolm Brogdon

Reserves
Jeremy Lamb, TJ McConnell, Doug McDermott, Aaron Holiday, TJ Leaf, Justin Holiday, Goga Bitadze, Alize Johnson, Edmond Sumner, JaKarr Sampson, Naz Mitrou-Long*, Brian Bowen II*



LA Clippers


Signed: Shaun Livingston ($1.6m/1 year)
Released: James Palmer Jr (Exhibit 10), Terry Larrier (Exhibit 10)


Predicted Starting Line-Up
Montrezl Harrell - JaMychal Green - Kawhi Leonard - Paul George - Patrick Beverley

Reserves
Louis Williams, Rodney McGruder, Landry Shamet, Ivica Zubac, Shaun Livingston, Jerome Robinson, Maurice Harkless, Patrick Patterson, Mfiondu Kabengele, Terance Mann, Johnathan Motley*, Amir Coffey*



LA Lakers


Signed: Dwight Howard ($2.5m/1 year)
Released: Aric Holman (Exhibit 10), Devontae Cacok (Exhibit 10), Jordan Caroline (Exhibit 10), Demetrius Jackson (Exhibit 10)


Predicted Starting Line-Up
DeMarcus Cousins+ - Anthony Davis - LeBron James - Kentavious Caldwell-Pope - Rajon Rondo

Reserves
Kyle Kuzma, Dwight Howard, JaVale McGee, Quinn Cook, Avery Bradley, Troy Daniels, Danny Green, Alex Caruso, Talen Horton-Tucker, Jared Dudley, Kostas Antetokounmpo*, Zach Norvell Jr*



Memphis


Signed: -
Released: Dwight Howard (Buyout), Solomon Hill (Buyout), Bruno Caboclo (Waived), Simisola Shittu (Exhibit 10)


Predicted Starting Line-Up
Jonas Valanciunas - Jaren Jackson Jr - Kyle Anderson - Dillon Brooks - Ja Morant

Reserves
Jae Crowder, Josh Jackson, Tyus Jones, Ivan Rabb, Brandon Clarke, De'Anthony Melton, Andre Iguodala, Grayson Allen, Miles Plumlee, Marko Guduric, John Konchar*, Yuta Watanabe*



Miami


Signed: Jaylen Adams ($1.6m/1 year), Tacko Fall (Two-way), Joe Chealey (Two-way)
Released: Jeremiah Martin (Exhibit 10), Chris Silva (Exhibit 10)


Predicted Starting Line-Up
Bam Adebayo - James Johnson - Justise Winslow - Jimmy Butler - Goran Dragic

Reserves
Kelly Olynyk, Dion Waiters, Meyers Leonard, Derrick Jones Jr, Tyler Herro, KZ Okpala, Duncan Robinson, Udonis Haslem, Kendrick Nunn, Jaylen Adams, Tacko Fall*, Joe Chealey*



Milwaukee


Signed: -
Released: Jaylen Adams (Exhibit 10), Rayjon Tucker (Exhibit 10)


Predicted Starting Line-Up
Brook Lopez - Giannis Antetokounmpo - Khris Middleton - Wesley Matthews - Eric Bledsoe

Reserves
George Hill, Pat Connaughton, Ersan Ilyasova, DJ Wilson, Donte DiVincenzo, Kyle Korver, Sterling Brown, Dragan Bender, Robin Lopez, Thanasis Antetokounmpo, Cameron Reynolds*, Frank Mason III*



Minnesota


Signed: -
Released: Treveon Graham (Waived), Jared Terrell (Exhibit 10), Tyus Battle (Exhibit 10), Barry Brown Jr (Exhibit 10)


Predicted Starting Line-Up
Karl-Anthony Towns - Noah Vonleh - Robert Covington - Andrew Wiggins - Jeff Teague

Reserves
Jarrett Culver, Shabazz Napier, Gorgui Dieng, Jordan Bell, Jake Layman, Josh Okogie, Keita Bates-Diop, Tyrone Wallace, Jaylen Nowell, Naz Reid, Jordan McLaughlin*



New Orleans


Signed: -
Released: Aubrey Dawkins (Exhibit 10), Javon Bess (Exhibit 10)


Predicted Starting Line-Up
Derrick Favors - Zion Williamson - Brandon Ingram - Jrue Holiday - Lonzo Ball

Reserves
Josh Hart, JJ Redick, Jahlil Okafor, Jaxson Hayes, E'Twaun Moore, Nickeil Alexander-Walker, Darius Miller, Nicolo Melli, Frank Jackson, Kenrich Williams, Josh Gray*, Zylan Cheatham*



New York


Signed: -
Released: Amir Hinton (Exhibit 10), VJ King (Exhibit 10), Kenny Wooten (Exhibit 10), Lamar Peters (Exhibit 10)


Predicted Starting Line-Up
Julius Randle - Marcus Morris - Kevin Knox - RJ Barrett - Dennis Smith Jr

Reserves
Bobby Portis, Taj Gibson, Elfrid Payton, Wayne Ellington, Damyean Dotson, Mitchell Robinson, Reggie Bullock, Frank Ntilikina, Allonzo Trier, Ignas Brazdeikis, Kris Wilkes*, Kadeem Allen*



Oklahoma City


Signed: Carmelo Anthony ($2.5m/1 year), Deyonta Davis ($1.6m, 1 year)
Released: Jawun Evans (Exhibit 10), Abdel Nader (Waived)


Predicted Starting Line-Up
Steven Adams - Danilo Gallinari - Carmelo Anthony - Shai Gilgeous-Alexander - Chris Paul

Reserves
Nerlens Noel, Dennis Schroder, Terrance Ferguson, Andre Roberson, Hamidou Diallo, Deyonta Davis, Mike Muscala, Justin Patton, Darius Bazley, Deonte Burton, Luguentz Dort*



Orlando


Signed: Troy Williams ($1.6m/1 year)
Released: DaQuan Jeffries (Exhibit 10), Isaac Humphries (Exhibit 10), Hassani Gravett (Exhibit 10), Vic Law (Exhibit 10)


Predicted Starting Line-Up
Nikola Vucevic - Aaron Gordon - Jonathan Isaac - Evan Fournier - Markelle Fultz

Reserves
Mohamed Bamba, Terrance Ross, Al-Farouq Aminu, DJ Augustin, Khem Birch, Melvin Frazier, Wesley Iwundu, Chuma Okeke, Michael Carter-Williams, Troy Williams, Josh Magette*, Amile Jefferson*



Philadelphia


Signed: -
Released: Christ Koumadje (Exhibit 10), Isaiah Miles (Exhibit 10)


Predicted Starting Line-Up
Joel Embiid - Al Horford - Tobias Harris - Josh Richardson - Ben Simmons

Reserves
Mike Scott, Kyle O'Quinn, Trey Burke, James Ennis, Furkan Korkmaz, Zhaire Smith, Jonah Bolden, Shake Milton, Raul Neto, Matisse Thybulle, Marial Shayok*, Norvel Pelle*



Phoenix


Signed: Justin Anderson ($1.6m/1 year)
Released: Jevon Carter (Waived)


Predicted Starting Line-Up
DeAndre Ayton - Dario Saric - Kelly Oubre Jr - Devin Booker - Ricky Rubio

Reserves
Aron Baynes, Frank Kaminsky, Mikal Bridges, Tyler Johnson, Cheick Diallo, Justin Anderson, Elie Okobo, Cameron Johnson, Ty Jerome, Jalen Lecque, Jared Harper*



Portland


Signed: Raymond Felton ($1.6m/1 year)
Released: Isaiah Whitehead (Exhibit 10), London Perrantes (Exhibit 10)


Predicted Starting Line-Up
Hassan Whiteside - Pau Gasol - Kent Bazemore - CJ McCollum - Damian Lillard

Reserves
Jusuf Nurkic+, Zach Collins, Nassir Little, Rodney Hood, Mario Hezonja, Skal Labissiere, Raymond Felton, Gary Trent Jr, Anfernee Simons, Anthony Tolliver, Jaylen Hoard*



Sacramento


Signed: -
Released: Isaiah Pineiro (Exhibit 10), Eric Mika (Exhibit 10)


Predicted Starting Line-Up
Richaun Holmes - Marvin Bagley III - Harrison Barnes - Buddy Hield - De'Aaron Fox

Reserves
Bogdan Bogdanovic, Nemanja Bjelica, Dewayne Dedmon, Yogi Ferrell, Harry Giles, Cory Joseph, Caleb Swanigan, Tyler Lydon, Trevor Ariza, Justin James, Kyle Guy*, Wenyen Gabriel*



San Antonio


Signed: -
Released: Jeff Ledbetter (Exhibit 10), Ben Moore (Exhibit 10), Dedric Lawson (Exhibit 10), Daulton Hommes (Exhibit 10)


Predicted Starting Line-Up
Jakob Poeltl - LaMarcus Aldridge - Rudy Gay - DeMar DeRozan - Dejounte Murray

Reserves
Lonnie Walker IV, DeMarre Carroll, Derrick White, Bryn Forbes, Trey Lyles, Patty Mills, Keldon Johnson, Marco Belinelli, Chimeze Metu, Luka Samanic, Quinndary Weatherspoon*, Drew Eubanks*



Toronto


Signed: Oshae Brissett (Two-way), Simisola Shittu (Two-way)
Released: Malcolm Miller (Waived), Devin Robinson (Exhibit 10), Oshae Brissett (Exhibit 10), Sagaba Konate (Exhibit 10)


Predicted Starting Line-Up
Marc Gasol - Pascal Siakam - Rondae Hollis-Jefferson - Norman Powell - Kyle Lowry

Reserves
Serge Ibaka, Fred VanVleet, OG Anunoby, Matt Thomas, Patrick McCaw, Stanley Johnson, Cameron Payne, Chris Boucher, Terence Davis, Dewan Hernandez, Oshae Brissett*, Simisola Shittu*



Utah


Signed: Iman Shumpert ($1.6m/1 year)
Released: Juwan Morgan (Exhibit 10)


Predicted Starting Line-Up
Rudy Gobert - Jeff Green - Bojan Bogdanovic - Donovan Mitchell - Mike Conley

Reserves
Emmanuel Mudiay, Joe Ingles, Ed Davis, Dante Exum, Iman Shumpert, Royce O'Neal, Georges Niang, Nigel Williams-Goss, Miye Oni, Tony Bradley, Justin Wright-Foreman*, Jarrell Brantley*



Washington


Signed: Ray Spalding (Two-way)
Released: Justin Robinson (Waived), Phil Booth (Exhibit 10), Armoni Brooks (Exhibit 10)


Predicted Starting Line-Up[/b]
Thomas Bryant - Davis Bertans - Rui Hachimura - Bradley Beal - John Wall+

Reserves
Isaiah Thomas, Moritz Wagner, Jordan McRae, Troy Brown Jr, Isaac Bonga, CJ Miles, Ian Mahinmi, Ish Smith, Admiral Schofield, Jemerrio Jones, Garrison Mathews*, Ray Spalding*







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Re: OKC: Part III - Teams finalise rosters ahead of season tip-off

Postby Andrew on Mon Sep 02, 2019 4:34 pm

Good to see Melo back in the league in this reality. It's kind of undignified that he's still out of the league in real life, though I think he has to bear some of the responsibility for that.
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Re: OKC: Part III - Teams finalise rosters ahead of season tip-off

Postby Phil89 on Mon Sep 02, 2019 6:09 pm

It felt like a fun thing to do. Off-court issues aside, Melo is one of the best scorers in NBA history and this team needs to replace over 45 PPG from last season now that Westbrook and George are gone.


Btw, we play the Clippers in our opening game of the new season. We face them and the Rockets 3 times each in the first six weeks. Kinda feel like the game is mocking me :shake:
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Re: OKC: Part III - Teams finalise rosters ahead of season tip-off

Postby Andrew on Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:42 pm

It also makes for a fun redemption subplot, and should make the team a bit more fun to play with.
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Re: OKC: Part III - Teams finalise rosters ahead of season tip-off

Postby Phil89 on Tue Sep 03, 2019 12:08 am

Exactly. Making the playoffs probably won't be on the cards for us this season, so I have to keep myself motivated in other ways.

Setting small goals should keep it interesting, like getting Melo higher up the all-time scoring list. If he plays all 82 games then 17.7 points per game would move him up to 11th overall.

11. Dan Issel (27,482)
12. Elvin Hayes (27,313)
13. Hakeem Olajuwon (26,946)
14. Oscar Robertson (26,710)
15. Dominique Wilkins (26,668)
16. George Gervin (26,595)
17. Tim Duncan (26,496)
18. Paul Pierce (26,397)
19. John Havlicek (26,395)
20. Kevin Garnett (26,071)
21. Carmelo Anthony (26,034)


I could also get Chris Paul further up the all-time assist leaderboard. 10 assists per game would move him up to him 3rd.

3. Steve Nash (10,335)
4. Mark Jackson (10,334)
5. Magic Johnson (10,141)
6. Oscar Robertson (9,887)
7. Chris Paul (9,520)



Getting Steven Adams to the all-star game is the main thing that I'd like to achieve this season though.
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Re: OKC: Part III - Teams finalise rosters ahead of season tip-off

Postby Andrew on Wed Sep 04, 2019 12:04 am

Nice! Sounds like some good goals to shoot for.
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Re: OKC: Part III - Teams finalise rosters ahead of season tip-off

Postby Phil89 on Wed Sep 04, 2019 1:43 pm

23/10/19

Los Angeles Clippers [0-0] vs Oklahoma City Thunder [0-0]

Thunder upset Paul George's Clippers debut with shock win in season opener

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LAC | 25 | 22 | 31 | 30 | 108 |
OKC | 31 | 33 | 37 | 25 | 126 |

Player of the Game: Steven Adams
(15pts, 16reb, 4ast, 2stl, 4blk)

(7-14 FG, 1-2 FT)



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Chris Paul beats the buzzer to end the third quarter
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Simmed Game

OKC | 24 | 28 | 32 | 24 | 15 | 115 |
GSW | 27 | 34 | 19 | 28 | 13 | 121 |

POTG: Stephen Curry (35pts, 6reb, 5ast, 4stl)


Record: 1-1



Melo scored 13 in the first quarter. Looks like it was a good decision to sign him, even if he is slow and gets tired easily.

We had a good spread of scorers, which I feel may be the norm this season. I think we'll have 5-7 guys averaging in the teens for points instead of one dominant scorer.
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Re: OKC: Part III - Facing Paul George in season opener

Postby Andrew on Wed Sep 04, 2019 1:50 pm

Great way to open the season!
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Re: OKC: Part III - Facing Paul George in season opener

Postby Phil89 on Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:39 pm

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Oklahoma City Thunder [1-1] vs Dallas Mavericks [1-1]

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OKC | 28 | 31 | 39 | 31 | 129 |
DAL | 30 | 27 | 33 | 30 | 120 |

Player of the Game: Dennis Schroder
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SAS | 35 | 27 | 21 | 36 | 119 |
OKC | 31 | 24 | 20 | 31 | 106 |

POTG: Dejounte Murray (21pts, 10reb, 4ast, 4stl)


Record: 2-2
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Re: OKC: Part III - First home win of the new season

Postby Andrew on Fri Sep 06, 2019 3:31 pm

Great game off the bench by Schroder! Looks like it'll be a fun team to play with, though the simmed games are probably going to be particularly unkind to you in Season 2.
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Re: OKC: Part III - First home win of the new season

Postby Phil89 on Fri Sep 06, 2019 6:01 pm

Andrew wrote:Great game off the bench by Schroder! Looks like it'll be a fun team to play with, though the simmed games are probably going to be particularly unkind to you in Season 2.

Schroder is a nice player to have leading my bench unit. He doesn't have the athleticism of someone like Westbrook, but he is quick and finishes well at the rim.

The funny thing is I actually won't mind losing sim games this season. Every loss theoretically puts me closer to landing a higher pick in the draft.
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Re: OKC: Part III - First home win of the new season

Postby Andrew on Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:36 pm

For sure. It's a different and more challenging scenario.
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Re: OKC: Part III - First home win of the new season

Postby cavs4872 on Sat Sep 07, 2019 9:50 am

Fun idea to replicate the rl moves. (Y)
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Re: OKC: Part III - First home win of the new season

Postby Phil89 on Sun Sep 08, 2019 2:54 pm

3/11/19

Houston Rockets [3-2] vs Oklahoma City Thunder [2-3]

Oklahoma City produce another upset road win against one of their former stars

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HOU | 24 | 28 | 34 | 38 | 124 |
OKC | 34 | 25 | 34 | 39 | 132 |

Player of the Game: Carmelo Anthony
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NOP | 31 | 23 | 21 | 25 | 100 |
OKC | 19 | 25 | 23 | 22 | 189 |

POTG: Zion Williamson (36pts, 9reb, 5ast, 2stl)


Record: 3-3



Had to reverse the order of these games because obviously I had to play against the Rockets and Westbrook.


Vintage Melo showed up and scored 19 points in the first quarter. I didn't intend to make it a revenge game for him, but it sure worked out that way.
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Re: OKC: Part III - First time facing Westbrook

Postby Andrew on Sun Sep 08, 2019 3:00 pm

I think that's the best way to go. No reason to adhere to a strict policy regarding simmed games if there's a matchup that's more appealing better to swap it around. Much better for the narrative, too.
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Re: OKC: Part III - First home win of the new season

Postby Phil89 on Sun Sep 08, 2019 3:23 pm

cavs4872 wrote:Fun idea to replicate the rl moves. (Y)

It kind of backfired on me when Westbrook and George got traded, but I'm still enjoying it.

Andrew wrote:I think that's the best way to go. No reason to adhere to a strict policy regarding simmed games if there's a matchup that's more appealing better to swap it around. Much better for the narrative, too.

And like you mentioned previously, playing against the stronger teams will make wins harder to get as well. Although it hasn't worked out that way so far :lol:

I just hope we don't end up winning like 35-40 games. Missing the playoffs and getting a pick in the 15-20 range would be the worst outcome.
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Re: OKC: Part III - First time facing Westbrook

Postby Andrew on Sun Sep 08, 2019 3:26 pm

Might have to see if you can finesse a few more picks as insurance!
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Re: OKC: Part III - First time facing Westbrook

Postby Phil89 on Sun Sep 08, 2019 6:12 pm

I'm currently thinking about some different draft scenarios.

Depending on trades, I could end up having 3 or 4 first round picks in the 2020 draft. I could use them all and hope that some of them develop into all-stars, or I could trade a couple of those to move up the draft order a bit and increase my chances of getting a star player.

One player who I have an eye on in the pick 10-20 range is Josh Green. He is an Australian shooting guard who looks like he has some big potential. It would be cool to get him on my team.
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Re: OKC: Part III - First time facing Westbrook

Postby Phil89 on Tue Sep 10, 2019 2:39 pm

6/11/19

Utah Jazz [2-5] vs Oklahoma City Thunder [3-3]

Thunder grab impressive road win against underperforming Jazz

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UTA | 23 | 27 | 18 | 36 | 104 |
OKC | 27 | 25 | 27 | 40 | 119 |

Player of the Game: Steven Adams
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OKC | 21 | 25 | 25 | 20 | 191 |
DAL | 23 | 33 | 31 | 19 | 106 |

POTG: Luka Doncic (25pts, 10reb, 9ast, 3stl, 1blk)


Record: 4-4



I just don't seem to be scoring much with Chris Paul at all. But at least he is creating offense for the rest of the team.

Perhaps Adams can get an all-star appearance this season by being an Andre Drummond-esque double-double beast every game.
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Re: OKC: Part III - Adams has a big night in Utah

Postby Andrew on Tue Sep 10, 2019 3:11 pm

Kind of true to life. He seems to be lacking confidence in his shot these days.
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