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WHAT THE BLAZERS NEED, NEED, NEED TO DO PT1/ GET Kawhi Leonard, (SIGN AND TRADE) AND GET DEFENSE!


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Pacers

Pacers

+3 players ($3.6m) +2 picks,
Cap Impact - $7.6M
  • Anfernee Simons

    TO

    Anfernee Simons
    SG, 6' 3", -2.43 LEBRON
    Team Option, Secondary Ball Handler

    $3.9M

    1yr

    25
  • Nassir Little

    TO

    Nassir Little
    PF, 6' 5", -1.84 LEBRON
    Team Option, Stationary Shooter

    $2.3M

    2yrs

    25
  • draft-pick-player

    2021 - Round 2

    via Minnesota
    #36
    21
  • draft-pick-player

    2026 - Round 1

    Top 5 Protected
    25
  • Roster Moves
  • Zach Collins

    ST

    Zach Collins
    PF, 6' 11"
    Sign & Trade

    $3.6M

    2yrs

    25
  • Notes

    Sign-And-Trade Zach Collins for a 2 year contract worth $7.2M.

-4  Wins

-0.37  MPG

+0.77  Off.

-6.72  Def.

Thunder

Thunder

+2 players ($0),
Cap Impact + $21.7M
  • Jusuf Nurkic
    Jusuf Nurkic
    C, 6' 11", 2.11 LEBRON
    Post Scorer

    $12.0M

    1yr

    25
  • Derrick Jones Jr.

    PO

    Derrick Jones Jr.
    SF, 6' 5", -1.47 LEBRON
    Player Option, Stretch Big

    $9.7M

    1yr

    25

+3  Wins

+46.51  MPG

-2.39  Off.

+3.03  Def.

Clippers

Clippers

+1 player ($30.9m) +1 pick,
Cap Impact - $1.6M
  • CJ McCollum
    CJ McCollum
    SG, 6' 3", 2.14 LEBRON
    Primary Ball Handler

    $30.8M

    3yrs

    25
  • draft-pick-player

    2023 - Round 1

    Top 5 Protected
    25

-3  Wins

-0.03  MPG

-0.64  Off.

-2.11  Def.

Trail Blazers

Trail Blazers

+5 players ($77.3m),
Cap Impact + $14.8M
  • Myles Turner
    Myles Turner
    C, 6' 11", 1.68 LEBRON
    Stretch Big

    $17.5M

    2yrs

    12
  • Roster Moves
  • Carmelo Anthony

    FA

    Carmelo Anthony
    SF, 6' 7", -2 LEBRON
    Re-Sign Free Agent, Versatile Big

    $3.8M

    2yrs

    25
  • Enes Kanter

    FA

    Enes Kanter
    C, 6' 10", 2.31 LEBRON
    Re-Sign Free Agent, Post Scorer

    $6.7M

    2yrs

    25
  • Kawhi Leonard

    ST

    Kawhi Leonard
    SF, 6' 7", 4.9 LEBRON
    Sign & Trade, Shot Creator

    $32.5M

    3yrs

    13
  • Norman Powell

    FA

    Norman Powell
    SG, 6' 3", -1.48 LEBRON
    Re-Sign Free Agent, Movement Shooter

    $16.7M

    3yrs

    25
  • Notes

    Re-signed free agent Carmelo Anthony to a 2 year contract worth $7.6M.

    Re-signed free agent Enes Kanter to a 2 year contract worth $13.4M.

    Sign-And-Trade Kawhi Leonard for a 3 year contract worth $97.6M.

    Re-signed free agent Norman Powell to a 3 year contract worth $39.3M.

+4  Wins

+115.30  MPG

+2.26  Off.

+5.80  Def.

CLIPPERS: There the easiest team to analyze. If Kawhi is gone and wants to go to the blazers, McCullom has a bit of value and getting anything for Kawhi is good. There isn't any reason for them to decline, they should be happy getting anything, especially this much out of a sign and trade when they could have lost him for nothing.

PACERS: Lets face it, there getting a overpay. Collins could have the Myles Turner type role with 3 point shooting, and Little is a solid defender. In addition, they'd be getting Simons, who they need for shooting, and the 36th pick in a deep draft class along with qa future FRP, making it a overpay for Turner.

OKC: OKC has a ton of draft picks so they add 2 players who have potential BOTH PLAYERS WOULD IMMIDEATLEY BE EXTEDNED ITS KIND OF LIKE WHAT THE PELICANS DID WITH ADAMS. Derrick Jones Jr would be a good defender for their bench to have next to SGA, and Nurkic used to be a great center before injury. Also, OKC needs a center with the Horford+Brown for Kemba+16 trade, so Nurkic could be their starting 5.

BLAZERS: For me, there are 2 teams where it's really simple for, the Blazers, and the Clippers. There are legit rumors that Dame will ask out, therefore they NEED to do stuff this offseason. If im not incorrect, the last time the Blazers won a championship was in FOURTY years, so they have a choice. If they could pull this off, would they rather rebuild, trade Dame, CJ and attempt to get a sign and trade with Powell, and tear everything apart of value, and don't try to get another championship and everything is gone for the next 5 years for their rebuild process, or would they rather do this? It's easy. The Blazers need more defense with their 2 undersized guards, so they sign and trade McCullom and a FRP for Kawhi. They need to sign and trade for Kawhi considering they don't have the space to just sign him. Next, they add defense, slightly overpaying for Myles Turner but there is no championship without overpaying.

Imagine facing a Dame-Powell-Kawhi-Covington-Turner and the defense of Kawhi, Covington and Turner and the scoring of Lillard, Powell and Kawhi, with the shooting and playmaking, I believe that this team would win a championship in the next 2 years, and I believe that they will get 2 more championships while Kawhi and Dame are under contract.


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