The 2019 Player Movement Thread

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  1. TMC

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    JaMychal Green going back to the Clippers, 2 years, $10 million, the second a player option.

    And the Clippers are stacked. Re-signing Zubac and Green gives them options to play inside alongside Harrell. And let's not forget that Harkless is going to help coming from the bench.

    I think they have to be considered the top contenders for next year, if injuries respect them.
     
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    I agree. They are the frontrunners in my mind.
     
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    Marcus Morris is thinking twice about his deal with the Spurs (still not signed) because the Knicks are trying to sign him. The KNICKS!!! For god's sake...
     
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    The Lakers are going to be pretty damn good as well. I wouldn't be surprised if both LA teams finish one, two in the West.
     
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    I agree. I am interested in seeing how LeBron does as a full time PG. I mean the ball was in hands most of the time anyway but interesting to see if he takes on any different mentality this year with the switch and AD on the team.
     
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    they definitely need to sign another 4 this off season....
     
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    Yeah, probably won't be enough with Randle and Portis, and that's supposing Taj is going to play Center alongside Robinson.

    Whatever, what f*cking sense makes signing with NY for Marcus Morris? You've got the chance to be important for the Spurs, a team that will be fighting for the playoffs and you're going to be playing for a historically great coach. And the other options is NY on a one year deal for basically the same money (let's remember the Spurs offer was two years, the second a player option).

    Yes, you're going to have an easier time in the east. That's true. But he might not even get much playing time and touches in NY, so I don't really know what he's thinking. Maybe he just wants to go to Nets games to boo Kyrie...
     
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    Ok, more news:

    - Minnesota doesn't match Tyus Jones offer sheet with Memphis, so Jones becomes Ja Morant's backup. He's showed some promise, but for that money, I don't know why the haven't kept Delon Wright. And they also have De'Anthony Melton in their roster, so, even tho they have had a good offseason in terms of acquiring assets, I don't really understand the need for this move.

    The Timberwolves are allegedly trying to get max cap-room for the 2020 free agency, the year no good free agents will be available, in a very Timberwolves move. AD is going to be the top free agent, but he's not going to Minnesota, so unless they're going to offer a max contract to DeRozan or Harrell, I don't really know why they want that cap room. It's more likely that they don't want long term deals for the 2021 free agency. Still, first rule of free agency is that the players you want also have to want to sign with you.

    - Bucks have re-signed George Hill to a 3 year deal. Seems like a lot of guaranteed years for a 33-year's old backup. He played well last year, tho, and with Bledsoe's issues during the playoffs, it's nice to have a reliable backup.

    - Shaun Livingston, waived by the Dubs, wants to keep playing...

    - Khem Birch, one of the best players you've never heard of (and there aren't many of those, because everybody knows everybody in the NBA) has re-signed with Orlando. 2 years, $6 million. He played really well for Orlando in a backup role last season, very impressive on defense and reliable in most areas. I think this deal is going to be a bargain. I'd much rather have Birch at $6 million than Dedmon at $41, but whatever...

    And yes, the fact that he's good doesn't mean Orlando's team building makes any sense, as he's yet another big man that joins Vucevic, Mo Bamba, Issac, Aminu, Aaron Gordon and their rookie PF Chuma Okeke. Meanwhile, DJ Augustin and Michael Carter-Williams remain their PGs, with no timetable for Fultz to play his first game with Orlando and basically no depth on their wings after Fournier and Ross. Sometimes I wonder how certain GMs keep their jobs.
     
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    Kelly Oubre Jr. stays with the Suns. 2 years, $30-f*cking-million.

    And this, boys and girls, is why the Suns remain the Suns.
     
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    The Rockets have agreed to trade Chris Paul to the Thunder for Russell Westbrook. They will also pick swap with the 2021 & 2025 first round picks going to OKC and 2024 & 2026 first rounders going to Houston. And the Thunder may likely flip CP3 to another team to cap it off.

    This solidifies CP3 as a full on casualty of having to play against Wardell Stephen Curry.
     
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    He's also a casualty of clashing with Harden...

    It's a good deal for Houston. Both contracts are horrendous, but seems like Westbrook is a better fit at this point, and for the future. Based only on that CP3 looking wasted at times during the playoffs... then again, there's the problem of trading for the biggest volume three-point shooter in the entire league when your team lives and dies by the three-point line. Something's got to change...

    As for OKC, they're heading into rebuilding with a ton of picks, 15 first round picks in 6 years, which is unprecedented in any sport. And that's without counting the rights to swap 4 of them.

    The "victim" here is CP3 (if you can call victim a guy that's making an average of $40 million per year). OKC did this out of loyalty for Westbrook, trying to accommodate him into a situation he was willing to join. They got a few picks back and are now in the same spot, except with a guy that doesn't want to be there. And moving him isn't going to be easy with that contract... they'll have to attach picks and who knows what, because the deal is so bad that whoever takes on it is already out of the 2021 free agency... Tough luck for CP3.


    A couple more moves of note:

    - Marcus Morris finally took the Knicks offer. One year, $15 million. Financially, it makes sense, it's more money in only a year and he gets back to free agency next season, with a market a lot more stale because most great free agents won't be there until 2021.

    Problem is, the Spurs not only had a deal with him, they made moves to offer him the amount he agreed to, like trading Bertans to Washington for that reason only. Oh, and he joins a Knicks PF spot that is pretty full at this point, with Randle, Portis and Taj able to play there. Guess they'll move Taj inside to center, but still... The Knicks are doing this because they're re-working Reggie Bullock's deal to a lower financial commitment for some undisclosed medical reason.

    - Oh, well, the Spurs used that money to agree with Trey Lyles, who is younger than Morris. 2 years as well.
     
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    More funny stories about this offseason...

    Quinn Cook signed with LA. We all knew that. What we didn't know is that LeBron called Rob Pelinka to tell him to sign Quinn.

    To be the GM of a LeBron-led team sure looks like a great gig... Hey, at least nobody can't talk sh*t about your signings if none are really yours.
     
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    Tyson Chandler joins the Rockets. One year deal. Very solid veteran that will give them leadership, rebounding and defense. Amazing that he's still capable to doing all that at a high level in the 17th year of his NBA career.
     
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    Shit, I thought Chandler was retired! Unbelievable longevity for a big guy.
     
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    Everyone giving credit to Kawhi and how his decision affected the whole NBA.

    But what about KD’s decision? That set the whole domino effect in to motion.
     
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    Particularly when Kawhi's came later, when all the major pieces except for him and PG (who wasn't a free agent) had moved already... Yes, he has affected four franchises (LAC, OKC, LAL and Toronto), but KD started it.
     
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