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Three team trade with Mavs, Lakers and Hornets


SUCCESS

Lakers

Lakers

+2 players ($46.1m),
Cap Impact - $988K
  • Gordon Hayward
    Gordon Hayward
    SF, 6' 7", -0.97 LEBRON
    Movement Shooter

    $30.0M

    2yrs

    4
  • Davis Bertans
    Davis Bertans
    PF, 6' 10", -0.59 LEBRON
    Off Screen Shooter

    $16.0M

    3yrs

    7

+ 0  Wins

+11.98  MPG

-1.38  Off.

+0.82  Def.

Hornets

Hornets

+2 players ($50.2m),
Cap Impact - $1.3M
  • Russell Westbrook

    PO

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

    $47.0M

    1yr

    14
  • Josh Green

    TO

    Josh Green
    SG, 6' 5", -1.73 LEBRON
    Team Option | Athletic Finisher

    $3.0M

    2yrs

    7

-5  Wins

-15.75  MPG

-2.84  Off.

-0.74  Def.

Mavericks

Mavericks

+1 player ($21.5m),
Cap Impact + $2.3M
  • Terry Rozier
    Terry Rozier
    PG, 6' 1", 1.82 LEBRON
    Primary Ball Handler

    $21.4M

    4yrs

    4

+5  Wins

+3.77  MPG

+4.22  Off.

-0.08  Def.

Mavs: Get a quality player next to Luka while the market dries up on smalls.

Lakers: Obtain a solid starting wing when healthy in Gordon Hayward without giving up one 1st.

Hornets: Tank the lost season and shed around 100M in future salary over the next four years while gaining a prospect with NBA rotation player upside.


Trade value logic:

I revise my Terry Rozier trade value analysis, he likely has only a tiny bit of trade value. Why? Small guard who isn't great defensively, not a great distributor of the basketball and is on a massive contract, that's not an asset teams chase. Given how few teams are in general looking for a small guard (Collin Sexton took a long time to find a team willing to pay, CJ got just Josh Hart in return as Larry Nance Jr got a 1st) and the contract stacked on top of that, the trade market is likely dry for Terry Rozier. Teams that are interested in small guards that are win-now have Mike Conley, a shorter term contract for a player of at minumum equal quality (I'd argue more win-now value than Rozier). A mediocre propsect in Josh Green is around Rozier's value, not a future 1st.

Lakers take on two bloated/negative contracts for a massive expiring, there should be no scenario where they give up a 1st.

Hornets would be rewarded with a top lottery pick in the 2023 NBA draft after this season with loads of cap space, a massive win for their future. Getting super nit-picky over getting picks when the market won't command that would be a blunder of a decision.


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