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Love/Rubio > Augustine/Theis. Clips get an "all star", Cavs get shooting and wings.


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Rockets

Rockets

+2 players ($49.1m),
Cap Impact + $853K
  • Kevin Love
    Kevin Love
    PF, 6' 8", 2.36 LEBRON
    Versatile Big

    $31.2M

    2yrs

    6
  • Ricky Rubio
    Ricky Rubio
    PG, 6' 2", 0.64 LEBRON
    Primary Ball Handler

    $17.8M

    1yr

    6

+3  Wins

+17.75  MPG

+1.79  Off.

+0.60  Def.

Clippers

Clippers

+1 player ($44.3m) +2 picks,
Cap Impact + $5.9M
  • John Wall
    John Wall
    PG, 6' 3", 0.6 LEBRON
    Shot Creator

    $44.3M

    2yrs

    11
  • draft-pick-player

    2023 - Round 2

    6
  • draft-pick-player

    2022 - Round 2

    via SAS
    6

-3  Wins

-46.90  MPG

+3.50  Off.

-1.17  Def.

Cavaliers

Cavaliers

+4 players ($38.4m),
Cap Impact - $10.6M
  • Ivica Zubac
    Ivica Zubac
    C, 0.74 LEBRON
    Roll + Cut Big

    $7.5M

    2yrs

    13
  • Luke Kennard
    Luke Kennard
    SG, 6' 5", -0.94 LEBRON
    Movement Shooter

    $13.3M

    4yrs

    13
  • Eric Bledsoe
    Eric Bledsoe
    PG, 6' 1", -1.52 LEBRON
    Primary Ball Handler

    $18.1M

    2yrs

    13

+ 0  Wins

+29.15  MPG

-5.29  Off.

+0.57  Def.

++Rockets++

Augustine and Theis were brought in as vets to help fill in gaps for the young guys. But they've been pretty horrible so far. Augustine especially hasn't really been able to contribute when he's been on the court, looking more to score than distribute. Theis is good in paper, but his fit next to Wood hasn't been as good as Sengun next to Wood, and should be the starting front court going forward. Swapping Wall for Love is a kind of win win. Love's second year is cheaper, so if they work towards a buyout or sit him next year it won't be as bad as doing the same with Wall (financially), and Love had a good relationship with KPJ back with the Cavs. Rubio helps as a more traditional PG while KPJ is still finding his feet in that role.

KPJ/GREEN/TATE/WOOD/SENGUN

RUBIO/GORDON/KJ/LOVE/THEIS (Brooks and Nwaba 11 & 12)

++Clippers++

Talked to death. PG can't do it on his own (though he's giving it a go for sure) until Kawhi gets back. Move some dead contracts and hope Wall signs a longer cheaper deal after declining his PO next year.

WALL/MANN/KAWHI/PG/IBAKA

REGGIE/KEON/WINSLOW/BATUM/HARTENSTEIN

++Cavaliers++

Finally part ways with Love. Lose Rubio but get Bledsoe as a backup PG, Kennard as a flamethrower off the bench and House who helps fill a wing need. Zubac will be one of the best bench big men in the league. I personally have never really bought into him being a starting calibre big, but that may be just me. Giving up 2 2nds is the price they pay to get younger and get off their "albatross" contract.

GARLAND/SEXTON/MARKANAN/MOBLEY/ALLEN

BLEDSOE/KENNARD/OKORO/HOUSE/ZUBAC


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