Steven Adams?

#91
I think the only way the Thunder give up Adams for free is if they get really desperate to get away from the luxury cap.

He's not worth anywhere he's getting paid, but he's not in terrible contract territory either.
Oklahoma is REALLY desperate to get out from under that salary cap and incoming salary tax.
 
#92
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A lot of good players at 21

Would you rather have Schroeder and Bol Bol or Adams and C Edwards ?


I am soooo ready to hear those words at pick 20 "We have a trade"
 

Capt. Factorial

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#93
Adams, 21st pick sound great. Schroeder not so sure.
If the Thunder actually offer Adams/#21 for peanuts (meaning second rounders or Swanigan or something - they don't want a first back, or Giles, or Bogdan, etc.) then it's an absolute no-brainer and we need to jump on it.

Like you I'm not so keen on Schroeder but it wouldn't be the worst thing in the world. If we really had a player we were targeting at #21 that had no chance of falling to #40 then I could stomach Schroeder as an expensive backup for two years, I guess, but if we turned an offer like that down, I wouldn't howl about it.

How about Roberson? 27 year old big SG defensive specialist coming off from injury. How good was he defensively?
The question isn't really how good was he defensively, it's how bad was he offensively? The answer is "unplayable". .222 from three, .316 from the FT line...last year he played over 1000 minutes and made 8 threes (all assisted) and literally ZERO shots between 3 feet out and the 3-point line. None. His contract isn't that bad, and if he's the only way to get that #21, then I'm OK taking him and using him as a late-game defensive sub. But he's just got no O at all.
 
#94
If the Thunder actually offer Adams/#21 for peanuts (meaning second rounders or Swanigan or something - they don't want a first back, or Giles, or Bogdan, etc.) then it's an absolute no-brainer and we need to jump on it.

Like you I'm not so keen on Schroeder but it wouldn't be the worst thing in the world. If we really had a player we were targeting at #21 that had no chance of falling to #40 then I could stomach Schroeder as an expensive backup for two years, I guess, but if we turned an offer like that down, I wouldn't howl about it.



The question isn't really how good was he defensively, it's how bad was he offensively? The answer is "unplayable". .222 from three, .316 from the FT line...last year he played over 1000 minutes and made 8 threes (all assisted) and literally ZERO shots between 3 feet out and the 3-point line. None. His contract isn't that bad, and if he's the only way to get that #21, then I'm OK taking him and using him as a late-game defensive sub. But he's just got no O at all.
I would be good with Steven Adams and Schroeder plus the #21 for peanuts (i.e. Caleb or 2nd rounder), but Roberson would be pretty much dead weight on our roster, considering he's coming off major injuries too.

I don't think the Kings would need to take all 3 to get the #21, it seems too steep for a late 1st rounder IMHO. Not too many teams have the cap space to take such a salary dump, so OKC's options are limited. Those two would save OKC $40 million next year, not counting Luxury tax penalty.

But, Adams (starting center) and Shroeder (back up PG) fill a need for us. Roberson's best days are behind him. I would pass on his salary in this trade.
 
#97
If the Thunder actually offer Adams/#21 for peanuts (meaning second rounders or Swanigan or something - they don't want a first back, or Giles, or Bogdan, etc.) then it's an absolute no-brainer and we need to jump on it.

Like you I'm not so keen on Schroeder but it wouldn't be the worst thing in the world. If we really had a player we were targeting at #21 that had no chance of falling to #40 then I could stomach Schroeder as an expensive backup for two years, I guess, but if we turned an offer like that down, I wouldn't howl about it.



The question isn't really how good was he defensively, it's how bad was he offensively? The answer is "unplayable". .222 from three, .316 from the FT line...last year he played over 1000 minutes and made 8 threes (all assisted) and literally ZERO shots between 3 feet out and the 3-point line. None. His contract isn't that bad, and if he's the only way to get that #21, then I'm OK taking him and using him as a late-game defensive sub. But he's just got no O at all.
Ouch, did not know how putrid was he on offense. Thanks.

We have money and ton of 2nd rounders, they have interesting fitting pieces, let's see what will happen.
 
#98
So to absorb Adams salary we would need to renounce 51 mil in Cap Holds?

So bye to Burks,KK,WCS,Brewer,Williams

but that just means they are all RFA

We could still resign Brewer later in July

Once we resign Barnes to 20 Mil that frees up 12.7 in cap space

So i dont think we could get Adams and Schroeder in a trade today
 

Capt. Factorial

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So to absorb Adams salary we would need to renounce 51 mil in Cap Holds?

So bye to Burks,KK,WCS,Brewer,Williams

but that just means they are all RFA

We could still resign Brewer later in July

Once we resign Barnes to 20 Mil that frees up 12.7 in cap space

So i dont think we could get Adams and Schroeder in a trade today
I'm not sure anybody is suggesting that we take on both Adams AND Schroeder. If we are angling for the #21 pick, taking either should be plenty of financial commitment on our end.

If we did arrange a trade for Adams, it would almost certainly involve absorbing his deal into our cap space for next season, and as such wouldn't be able to be consummated until July 6th.
 

Larry89

Disgruntled Kings Fan
I would the Kings much rather go for Kevon Looney, good defender and pick and roll defender, quite agile and good rebounder and can play 4 or 5. Smart player and has alot of grit. I don't think he would command as much salary as Steven Adams since GSW seems to be in a situation where they need to pay multiple players the max...

Wasn't Adams benched sometimes during the playoffs because of his inability to defender the PnR or be effective on the perimeter and in transition? I feel with the way our team plays Kevon Looney would be a great player to sign and would give us some flexibility at PF/C with Giles/Marvin/Looney, keep in mind I still think we have Kosta.
 

Capt. Factorial

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I would the Kings much rather go for Kevon Looney, good defender and pick and roll defender, quite agile and good rebounder and can play 4 or 5. Smart player and has alot of grit. I don't think he would command as much salary as Steven Adams since GSW seems to be in a situation where they need to pay multiple players the max...

Wasn't Adams benched sometimes during the playoffs because of his inability to defender the PnR or be effective on the perimeter and in transition? I feel with the way our team plays Kevon Looney would be a great player to sign and would give us some flexibility at PF/C with Giles/Marvin/Looney, keep in mind I still think we have Kosta.
Kosta is a free agent.

Looney is a very different player than Adams. For me the attraction of Adams is that he's a big bruiser C and we don't have anybody that can really body up the beef in the paint on the roster right now. Looney has put on some weight since he entered the league, but he's more of the PF type body, and a rotation of Bagley/Giles/Looney doesn't really have anybody that can put a body on a bruiser. But yes, safe to say Looney would be a lot cheaper.
 
I think we will see bogdan traded for a Schroder and Adams. We will then sign Oubre
And hood

Fox/Schroder/mason
Hield/hood/James
Barnes/Oubre/brewer
Bagley/belli
Adams/Giles
I refuse to include swanagin. Maybe he is in trade lol
I hope not. You'd be letting go of 2 above average players in Bogi and WCS to acquire 1 above average player and 3 below average players.
 
While i really like the toughness of Adams amd otherwise would want him on my team, i think the best idea is to go after a guy that could bring some of what wcs brought (rim running/catching lobs in the pnr, and ability to move in order to defend even out to the perimeter), but also augment the kings in the areas he lacked (rim protection especially) Dedmon still seems like the best target for the kings. A slightly above average rim protector, but much better than wcs. A better defensive rebounder too, not to mention a solid rim runner (albeit not the jet that wcs is) and an elite outside shooter which wcs was not. He can keep up with the pace of the team which im mot sure adams is. If you want a bruiser, bring back Koufas. I really love his game as he is a good defender and rebounder and has the heft to contend with the big boys. He also has good a touch around the rim. He is far cheaper than Adams. I think that the team just plays too fast a style form adams to be relevant.
 
I think we will see bogdan traded for a Schroder and Adams. We will then sign Oubre
And hood

Fox/Schroder/mason
Hield/hood/James
Barnes/Oubre/brewer
Bagley/belli
Adams/Giles
I refuse to include swanagin. Maybe he is in trade lol
If it played out like this I would pinch myself to make sure I’m not dreaming.
 
I think we will see bogdan traded for a Schroder and Adams. We will then sign Oubre
And hood

Fox/Schroder/mason
Hield/hood/James
Barnes/Oubre/brewer
Bagley/belli
Adams/Giles
I refuse to include swanagin. Maybe he is in trade lol
We would take two bad contracts for two years while losing a valuable role player. I would never do it and I think there is better use for 40 million of cap space than paying Adams and Schroder.
 
I think we will see bogdan traded for a Schroder and Adams. We will then sign Oubre
And hood

Fox/Schroder/mason
Hield/hood/James
Barnes/Oubre/brewer
Bagley/belli
Adams/Giles
I refuse to include swanagin. Maybe he is in trade lol
You seem to be dead keen to trade Bogdan. I think there is very very little chance that Bogdan will get traded. He is more likely to get his contract extended than he is to be traded.
 

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Hall of Famer
You seem to be dead keen to trade Bogdan. I think there is very very little chance that Bogdan will get traded. He is more likely to get his contract extended than he is to be traded.
For the record. I don’t want to trade bogdan. I just think we will. I’m not sure it will be this scenario. I just posted here because it’s Steven Adams thread. My real target is Myles Turner lol. I just have no idea how to get there
 
For the record. I don’t want to trade bogdan. I just think we will. I’m not sure it will be this scenario. I just posted here because it’s Steven Adams thread. My real target is Myles Turner lol. I just have no idea how to get there
I think it maybe a WCS sign and trade.
 
For the record. I don’t want to trade bogdan. I just think we will. I’m not sure it will be this scenario. I just posted here because it’s Steven Adams thread. My real target is Myles Turner lol. I just have no idea how to get there
Would love turner, is he on the block?