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Addressing the hole at center

Discussion in 'Trades, Free Agency, & the Draft' started by Fuggles, Jun 27, 2014.

  1. jking948

    jking948 All-Star

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    Fair enough, we've pretty much reached an impasse over just about everything. Good debate/discussion! I still disagree, but respectfully so!
     
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    I'd be interested in trying to get Prince Ibeh from the Buck's summer league roster to training camp. He was undrafted, but 6’11 with a 7’5.5 wingspan and standing reach of 9’4.5. Decent looking project big.
     
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    Same. Was really enjoyable! Let's do that again and Go Cavs! :)
    p.s.: Cavs still need to find a center though ;)
     
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    There was an article in ESPN this morning about Okafor. He's rehabbed from his neck injury and looking for a comeback, likely in January.
    Might be worth the look, esp to keep him away from GS.
     
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    I wouldn't mind it at all if he went to Golden State. I love seeing them sign guys that make them easier to defend (ex. Pachulia, West, Varejao)
     
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    Is Mo Williams your back up it available. Vlade would definetly offer Koufos for Mo. Koufos is on a great contract 8.5mill per year and is a good back up


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    At this point I would like koufos.

    But kyrie would get sick of playing 48mpg
     
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    His defense sucks but his offense is top-notch. He added a really reliable midrange shot this past season. It means OKC is exploring the market for Kanter.
     
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    Yes. Might be looking for a SF who could play as PF as KD's replacement.
     
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    They're looking for a 3+D wing. Don't be surprised if they hold off Kanter until Rudy Gay's price comes down a bit...

    EDIT: Thunder had 15 guaranteed deals on the roster before this trade. They didn't trade two picks for a guy not to play. This is 100% part of a bigger deal to come.
     
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    Why would Sacramento need another Center though? :p

    I think Portland might be a destination for Kanter. They have wings which may attract OKC and Portland could do with a low post scorer.
     
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    If they decide to trade Boogie, which is likely assuming they start slow considering he is a free agent in 2018. OKC probably wants to get this trade done before the season, though, considering they have sixteen players.

    I haven't heard Portland as a possibility but it does make sense. Here is what I have heard: Atlanta, Sacramento, and LAC all have interest in Kanter. OKC not necessarily trading Kanter, though. McGary, Collison, and Ersan are equally likely possibilities. OKC wants a 3+D player, with emphasis on the 3, as they feel pretty comfortable with their defensive wings already. They would also be willing to take a playmaking four, but that's not as big of a desire.
     
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    Portland might have more centers than Sacramento, though. Ezeli, Marshall, and Leonard all need minutes.
     
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    this season seems to be a renaissance for the center position and i am a bit worried for the lack of interior presence and shotblocking the cavs do not have.. the cavs need another mozgov and a band aid solution in birdman will not cut it.. the cavs for 3 games struggled against size giving up off rebounds and inside points.. i hope the front office makes another mozgov-like acquisition in the near future..

    centers the cavs need to go through to:
    det- drummond
    atl- howard
    ind- turner
    tor- valanciunas
    chi- lopez
    mil- monroe
    bos- horford
     

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