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Donovan Mitchell To NY And Much Much More


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Hornets

Hornets

+2 players ($43.3m),
Cap Impact - $3.1M
  • Bojan Bogdanovic
    Bojan Bogdanovic
    SF, 6' 7", 0.23 LEBRON
    Movement Shooter

    $19.5M

    1yr

    29
  • Julius Randle
    Julius Randle
    PF, 6' 8", -0.36 LEBRON
    Stretch Big

    $23.7M

    4yrs

    20

+3  Wins

-3.07  MPG

+5.47  Off.

-0.48  Def.

Magic

Magic

+1 player ($9.1m) +1 pick,
Cap Impact - $8.3M
  • Mason Plumlee
    Mason Plumlee
    C, 6' 11", -0.08 LEBRON
    Roll + Cut Big

    $9.0M

    1yr

    4
  • draft-pick-player

    2023 - Round 1

    via DEN
    4

+3  Wins

+24.56  MPG

-1.64  Off.

+1.55  Def.

Knicks

Knicks

+2 players ($47.8m),
Cap Impact - $6.1M
  • Jonathan Isaac
    Jonathan Isaac
    PF, 6' 11"

    $17.4M

    3yrs

    22
  • Donovan Mitchell
    Donovan Mitchell
    SG, 6' 1", 1.9 LEBRON
    Primary Ball Handler

    $30.3M

    4yrs

    29

-4  Wins

-101.13  MPG

+5.24  Off.

+1.86  Def.

Jazz

Jazz

+8 players ($77.1m) +9 picks,
Cap Impact + $10.5M
  • Russell Westbrook

    PO

    Russell Westbrook
    PG, 6' 3", -1 LEBRON
    Player Option | Shot Creator

    $47.0M

    1yr

    14
  • Gordon Hayward
    Gordon Hayward
    SF, 6' 7", -0.97 LEBRON
    Movement Shooter

    $30.0M

    2yrs

    4
  • Cam Reddish

    TO

    Cam Reddish
    SF, 6' 8", -3.83 LEBRON
    Team Option | Movement Shooter

    $5.9M

    1yr

    20
  • Quentin Grimes
    Quentin Grimes
    SG, 6' 5", -1.19 LEBRON
    Stationary Shooter

    $2.2M

    3yrs

    20
  • Immanuel Quickley

    TO

    Immanuel Quickley
    PG, 6' 3", 1.68 LEBRON
    Team Option | Primary Ball Handler

    $2.3M

    2yrs

    20
  • Kai Jones
    Kai Jones
    C, 6' 11", -1.54 LEBRON
    Roll + Cut Big

    $2.9M

    3yrs

    4
  • Miles McBride
    Miles McBride
    PG, 6' 2", -0.46 LEBRON
    Secondary Ball Handler

    $1.5M

    2yrs

    20
  • James Bouknight
    James Bouknight
    SG, 6' 5", -2.5 LEBRON
    Secondary Ball Handler

    $4.3M

    3yrs

    4
  • draft-pick-player

    2029 - Round 1

    14
  • draft-pick-player

    2023 - Round 1

    20
  • draft-pick-player

    2029 - Round 1

    20
  • draft-pick-player

    2025 - Round 1

    20
  • draft-pick-player

    2027 - Round 1

    14
  • draft-pick-player

    2025 - Round 1

    via MIL
    20
  • draft-pick-player

    2023 - Round 1

    via WAS
    20
  • draft-pick-player

    2023 - Round 1

    via DAL
    20
  • draft-pick-player

    2027 - Round 1

    20

-13  Wins

+28.81  MPG

-12.46  Off.

-3.14  Def.

Lakers

Lakers

+3 players ($54.0m),
Cap Impact + $6.9M
  • Mike Conley
    Mike Conley
    PG, 6' 1", 2.6 LEBRON
    Primary Ball Handler

    $22.6M

    2yrs

    29
  • Evan Fournier
    Evan Fournier
    SG, 6' 7", -1.05 LEBRON
    Movement Shooter

    $18.0M

    3yrs

    20
  • Jordan Clarkson
    Jordan Clarkson
    SG, 6' 4", 1.05 LEBRON
    Secondary Ball Handler

    $13.3M

    2yrs

    29

+11  Wins

+50.83  MPG

+3.39  Off.

+0.21  Def.

Please read the description and comment with your thoughts and opinions!

Hornets:

Charlotte finds themselves in a pretty bad situation due to the Miles Bridges situation. They were already a team who was lacking talent around their star player in Lamelo Ball and this has only worsened matters. Now they only have young guys and role players around him. By doing this trade they’ll be able to add some talent as well as to get off of Haywards bad contract.

In Randle they’ll be getting a true co-star for Lamelo. Randle will be a good partner for him in the pick and roll who can help alleviate some of the scoring burden. While Randle’s all star season may have been a fluke, he is still a very skilled player.

In Bojan the Hornets will be essentially getting a guy who can do what Hayward does but better and for a cheaper price. He is also an expiring deal. In the off-season they can let him walk or re sign him on a more team friendly deal.

While giving up Bouknight, Jones, Plumlee, and a FRP does hurt, I believe the return they get back is more than worth it. Due to their recent draft picks I believe that all three of the players are much less valuable to the team than before. This will free up more minutes for rookies like McGowens and Williams.

Knicks:

New York finally gets the star they’ve been desperately needing. This is a marketing dream come true for all the parties involved. NY is a huge market and the Spida/Spider-Man connection is almost too perfect.

While there would be some concerns with this team defensively, I believe those are easily fixable. The first thing it would take is both Brunson and Mitchell giving effort defensively. We’ve seen undersized backcourts like Vanvleet/Lowry work due to this. It also would take a guy like Barrett buying in and using his size and athleticism to become a good defender. I could see him playing an Andrew Wiggins type role on this team. In addition to that you can cover them up by adding athletic defenders across the rest of the roster. A guy like Isaac fits the bill for that.

Offensively Brunson and Mitchell will be great for each other as they’ll both now have adequate scoring and ball handling help. Their minutes together can be staggered throughout the game so they can both get enough touches.

Isaac is an elite defender when healthy and should be able to start right away. Adding him alongside MitchRob should be able to cover up some of the teams defensive inefficiencies. They’ll also have Obi Toppin as well as young guys like Feron Hunt and Trevor Keels who can help defensively.

While the Knicks are giving up a lot of young players and picks as well as Randle. I believe it’s more than worth it. In this deal they manage to keep Obi Toppin as well as all of their even number year first round picks. It will be important for the success of the team going forward that they hit on what’s left of their FRPs as well as on their SRPs.

Magic:

Jonathan Isaac is a guy who is quickly losing his spot on this young Magic team as they are adding young forwards rapidly to this roster. This along with his contract and injury proneness make him a guy I’d imagine they’d like to get some value for while they still can.

Getting an expiring deal in Plumlee as well as adding a FRP in what looks to be a loaded draft seems like a very fair return for me.

Plumlee is a guy who many contenders could be interested in around the deadline which makes him easily retradeable. The FRP could net them a promising young player, or could be used to move around in the draft.

Jazz:

After the Rudy Gobert trade the writing was on the wall for what was next for the Jazz. While trading Mitchell does sting, it nets the Jazz a great return and is a great start to a rebuild.

They get back a host of young guards from NY in Quickly, Grimes, and McBride along with a young wing in Reddish and of course 7 FRPs. 3 of those FRPs are in what appears to be a loaded 2023 draft as well.

While I’m sure the Jazz would love to get Toppin as well, I don’t think NY does a deal with him in it. I think this is what is currently holding back the deal irl.

The Jazz also move on expiring deal in Bojan and get back Hayward. While getting his contract is less than ideal, getting back Bouknight and Jones makes it more than worth it. The Jazz can choose to either play Hayward or let him sit. He might even draw some interest from other teams via trade. Worst case scenario is he stays with the Jazz until his contract expires and then walks in FA.

The Jazz also turn Fournier, Conley, and Clarkson into an expiring deal in Westbrook as well as 2 future FRPs. This is a good move for them as all three players are on long term deals. Similarly to Hayward, they can choose whether or not to play Westbrook. Worst case scenario is his deal expires and then they have lots of cap space to spend in FA or to take on bad contracts with.

Lakers:

The Lakers finally find a home for Westbrook. This deal nets them a ton of depth. Conley gives them a veteran PG who can run the offense. Fournier gives them the floor spacing they desperately need as well as some shot creation. Clarkson gives them a much needed scoring punch who can fill the role Monk played last season.

While giving up both FRPs is less than ideal, I believe it is more than worth it to add this much depth. All the players are under contract for multiple years, so they don’t have to worry about them leaving any time soon. The Lakers are really too far in now to worry about future picks imo.


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