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A slow start for Indiana, let's fix them a little bit! TJ Warren back in Phoenix!


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Rockets

Rockets

+1 player ($0) +2 picks,
Cap Impact - $2.3M
  • Jahmi'us Ramsey
    Jahmi'us Ramsey
    SG, 6' 3", -0.29 LEBRON
    Stationary Shooter

    $1.5M

    2yrs

    26
  • draft-pick-player

    2022 - Round 2

    via DET or CHI
    26
  • draft-pick-player

    2025 - Round 2

    via POR
    26

+ 0  Wins

-18.66  MPG

+1.85  Off.

+0.19  Def.

Pacers

Pacers

+3 players ($31.0m) +2 picks,
Cap Impact - $1.3M
  • Buddy Hield
    Buddy Hield
    SG, 6' 4", 0.31 LEBRON
    Movement Shooter

    $22.4M

    3yrs

    26
  • Danuel House Jr.
    Danuel House Jr.
    SF, 6' 6", -2.33 LEBRON
    Stationary Shooter

    $3.8M

    1yr

    11
  • Dario Saric
    Dario Saric
    PF, 6' 10", 0.65 LEBRON
    Versatile Big

    $8.5M

    2yrs

    24
  • draft-pick-player

    2022 - Round 2

    24
  • draft-pick-player

    2023 - Round 2

    24

+2  Wins

-13.61  MPG

+1.38  Off.

-0.43  Def.

Suns

Suns

+1 player ($12.7m),
Cap Impact + $4.1M
  • T.J. Warren
    T.J. Warren
    SF, 6' 8", -0.77 LEBRON
    Secondary Ball Handler

    $12.6M

    1yr

    12

-2  Wins

+11.85  MPG

-1.11  Off.

-0.31  Def.

Kings

Kings

+2 players ($23.5m),
Cap Impact - $488K
  • Caris LeVert
    Caris LeVert
    SG, 6' 6", -0.45 LEBRON
    Secondary Ball Handler

    $17.5M

    2yrs

    12
  • Justin Holiday
    Justin Holiday
    SG, 6' 6", -1.1 LEBRON
    Movement Shooter

    $6.0M

    2yrs

    12

-1  Wins

+20.42  MPG

-2.12  Off.

+0.55  Def.

WHY ROCKETS DO IT:

A 3-D for a tanking team (and also expiring) is useless, so out of him they get 2 seconds and a young player.

WHY KINGS DO IT:

LeVert is slightly better than Buddy, more gifted offensively and same trash defensively. Holiday is a nice 3-D who would help their defense.

Starting 5: Fox, Hali, LeVert, HB, Holmes

Second Unit: Davion, Holiday, Moe, Bagley, TT

With a decent coach this is a play in lock.

WHY SUNS DO IT:

Nobody knows when TJ will come back, but he'll come back at some point. Saric won't for sure. For just 2 seconds they get a pretty decent player for their rotation.

WHY INDIANA DO IT:

Everybody knows Indy main problem: Sabonis-Turner fit, but I'm not going to talk about it now.

Pretty much they swap Caris with Buddy, a much better fit for Carlisle. Then, they get a younger version than Holiday but with good playoffs experience. Last, they swap TJ Warren, who won't likely re-sign unless they give him a raise, for Saric and 2 little picks: Dario won't come back this season, but he's perfect for Rick and they don't have this type of player. He would be very useful next year.

Next year's rotation:

Starting 5: Brogdon, Buddy, Duarte, Turner, Sabonis

Second Unit: TJ, House, Craig, Saric, Goga + Lamb (or full MLE) and young players


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