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Spectacular Beal trade. The Hornets become dark horse contenders, while the Clippers find a steal in Hayward.


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Clippers

Clippers

+1 player ($29.9m) +1 pick,
Cap Impact - $927K
  • Gordon Hayward
    Gordon Hayward
    SF, 6' 7", -0.45 LEBRON
    Movement Shooter

    $29.9M

    3yrs

    4
  • draft-pick-player

    2023 - Round 2

    via BOS
    4

-1  Wins

-22.53  MPG

+2.08  Off.

-0.35  Def.

Wizards

Wizards

+5 players ($37.0m) +8 picks,
Cap Impact + $5.1M
  • Kelly Oubre Jr.
    Kelly Oubre Jr.
    SF, 6' 7", -1.17 LEBRON
    Stationary Shooter

    $12.0M

    2yrs

    4
  • Jalen McDaniels
    Jalen McDaniels
    SF, 6' 9", -1.32 LEBRON
    Stationary Shooter

    $1.7M

    2yrs

    4
  • Kai Jones
    Kai Jones
    C, 6' 11", -1.26 LEBRON
    Roll + Cut Big

    $2.7M

    4yrs

    4
  • James Bouknight
    James Bouknight
    SG, 6' 5", -1.61 LEBRON
    Athletic Finisher

    $4.1M

    4yrs

    4
  • Eric Bledsoe
    Eric Bledsoe
    PG, 6' 1", -1.39 LEBRON
    Primary Ball Handler

    $18.1M

    2yrs

    13
  • draft-pick-player

    2023 - Round 2

    13
  • draft-pick-player

    2025 - Round 2

    13
  • draft-pick-player

    2024 - Round 1

    4
  • draft-pick-player

    2026 - Round 1

    4
  • draft-pick-player

    2028 - Round 1

    Top 5 Protected
    4
  • draft-pick-player

    2022 - Round 1

    via NOP
    4
  • draft-pick-player

    2024 - Round 2

    via BOS
    4
  • draft-pick-player

    2025 - Round 2

    via DET
    13

-2  Wins

+47.90  MPG

-3.88  Off.

-3.31  Def.

Hornets

Hornets

+2 players ($46.5m),
Cap Impact - $4.1M
  • Luke Kennard
    Luke Kennard
    SG, 6' 5", -0.78 LEBRON
    Movement Shooter

    $12.7M

    4yrs

    13
  • Bradley Beal
    Bradley Beal
    SG, 6' 3", 0.46 LEBRON
    Slasher

    $33.7M

    2yrs

    30

+3  Wins

-25.37  MPG

+1.80  Off.

+3.66  Def.


Hornets:

In Beal, they get a much needed scoring punch. He can play alongside Melo with ease. This comes at the cost of a few young, struggling players. Kennard can play a nice backup role, or they can flip him to a fourth team. The New Orleans first is heavily protected, so they are essentially trading 3 first round picks.

Projected Starting Lineup:

Ball-Beal-Bridges-Washington-Plumlee


Wizards:

Ah, a breath of fresh air. Without Beal, they can finally rebuild the way they want to. Bouknight has potential to be his eventual successor. Oubre and Bledsoe can help them contend right away. Somehow, they manage to grab 3 (or 4) first round picks. This is a big time trade that they big time need.

Projected Starting Lineup:

Dinwiddie-Oubre-Caldwell Pope-Kuzma-Gafford


Clippers:

This is a STEAL. They get a star in Hayward who can costar with Paul George. Those two can lead the Clippers to a top seed without Kawhi. In this scenario, they hardly trade anything to get him. If they have the opportunity, they should absolutely take it.

Projected Starting Lineup:

Jackson-George-Hayward-Morris-Batum-Zubac



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