Originally Posted by hold this L
Why do you always make these moronic threads? Why would OKC want another center when they have Adams whose superior. Why would they want Shumpert, another mediocre shooter on that team to replace Robertson when he goes to the bench?
"can the cavs beat the warriors if x team trades an amazing player for cavs' worst contracts imaginable. pls discuss"
Just going off the news from the day of David Griffin saying OKC might trade PG later this season if it continues to fall apart and they wish to salvage.
Tristan is to make the salaries fit, the value from that deal would be the BKN pick plus perhaps a young talent piece (Osman? Zizic?)
The reality is not many teams will bite on a potential half-season rental. Only a team like Cleveland would be willing to bite.
And if you're OKC, you'll take what you can get at that point. That is unless they feel confident that they can re-sign him (doubtful).
Cleveland would do this because they are in championship contention right now, and Paul George could put them over the top. It's a risk they'd be willing to take. In the process they might be able to shed some bad salaries that have poor ROI.
And what's a better sales pitch to convince PG to re-sign than going to the NBA Finals and winning a championship? It's a good gamble that fits Cleveland's NOW window.
And besides, Cleveland has a lot of contracts/re-signing... The LeBron issue, Isaiah Thomas is up for a max contract, Wade might look for more coin, Crowder as well... Only really JR and Love are tied down.