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So more of a breakdown...
Blazers in: Wall, Lavert, Wood, Maxey, 2022 FRP from the Pacers, 2022 FRP from the 6ers, 2023 FRP from the Rockets via Milwaukee, 2024 FRP from the 6ers, 2025 top 10 protected FRP from the Warriors
Blazers out: Lillard, Nurkic, Simons
6ers in: Lillard
6ers out: Simmons, Maxey, 2022 FRP, 2024 FRP
Pacers in: Simmons, Wiggins, Nance
Pacers out: Turner, Brogdon, Lavert, Lamb, 2022 FRP
Warriors in: Brogdon, Nurkic
Warriors out: Wiggins, Top 10 protected 2025 FRP
Rockets in: Turner, Lamb, Simons
Rockets out: Wall, Wood, 2023 FRP via Milwaukee
Is this enough for Lillard? Im not 100% sure but its up there.
Nurkic unfortunately has had a pretty injury plagued career, but has been great when healthy, so losing him as well as Lillard could hurt.
The combo of Wall and Wood SHOULD keep them competitive and a playoff hopefull. You hope that Wall finds a home here and declines his last year to sign a long term deal. Much like Paul in Pheonix. And although im not the biggest Lavert fan, hes still a good player in the right situation. Maxey is the cherry on top and could the the incumbent point guard.
The 5 picks should help too 🤷🏽♂️
Get their guy, and relatively cheap. To be honest the could throw in another FRP to get this over the line. This ones simple. They get the best player in the trade.
Not only do they get the guy theyve been eying up from the 6ers. They also help solve their 4/5 rotation, that has been a hot topic of trade rumors for the last couple years.
I think Carlisle's style fits with Turner more than Sabonis, which seems to push the pace a little more, however Sabonis is the better all around player. Nance and Simmons help cover his defensive issues too.
Wiggins also showed huge strides in his D last as well. With Simmons, Nance and Wiggins sloted into the starting line up, the Pacers look like an all around well balanced and dare i say - better team.
While happy to hold onto and sit Wall, they find a situation that suits him. A team still (imo) in the playoff hunt.
Woods defensive struggles have long been his biggest negative, and unfortunately having 2 offense minded guards means his lack of defense has become a bigger issue.
Turner is a similar age to Wood (who DOES fit the timeline despite what people say) but hangs his hat on the defensive end. Its a matter of swapping one for the other.
Theres also the potential there of running Sengun at the 4 spot next to Turner making Theis the big man off the bench.
The other thing this does is open up a ton of cap for the Rockets too who could be a willing dumping ground for assets come the trade deadline. They wont be competing any time soon, but this hopefully sets the young guys up nicely moving forward.
Im also not a big Simons guy, but if he could up his passing and playmaking, he could find himself a niche as a PG off the bench ahead of Augustine.
As a Rockets die hard, the potential lineup of KPJ/Green/Tate/Sengun and Turner with Augustine/JayGup/Gordon/Nwaba/KJ and Theis off the bench warms my heart. Moving Gordon and/or Augustine would still be on the cards too, especially if they want to give the living flamethrower Armoni Brooks, time on the court as well.
Two of the Warriors "issues" outside of health, are their 5 spot (at least until Wiseman becomes what he should be), and playmaking outside of Steph. Nurkic and Brogdon help both those areas. Having wing depth makes Wiggins expendable and moving Otto Porter Jnr into the starting lineup makes sense.
With Moody, Poole, Kuminga and Wiseman all theoretically coming off the bench (personally think Kuminga could use more g league time), Brogdon could be the vet anchor they need. Otherwise him starting next to Steph could be a solid 1-2 punch, at least until Klay is likely to return.