Smack has to go.
I'm curious though how their frontcourt would look moving forward if we include Bismack. Smack at 6'9'' and TRob at 6'9'' would not make for a very tall set of guys down on the block. Maybe it's just me wanting to hold onto Biyombo, but going from a 18/8 22 year old 6'11 DMC to Bismack might be a big leap of faith for Sac-town.
Who have 2 1sts/C on a rookie deal with the addition of cap relief? The only other team who had similar was Houston and that went to OKC in the Harden trade.
My guess: http://espn.go.com/nba/tradeMachine?tradeId=csh6n2b
Mullens/Hendo/Biz/Diop/POR 1st for Cousins/Hayes/Salmons. The question I'd have is if Cho can hang on to the DET 1st. We could also swap Taylor for Hendo. Rather hang on to Taylor but if it kept the DET 1st then maybe.
I see no way Kemba/MKG are included.
Hope Resurrected: "I think I can bring an attitude to a team as far as, ‘All right, no matter what, we are not losing this game'." - Kemba Walker
"Its okay to be bad; just so long as you're bad ass." - Keetch
"I don't care if he uses a sophisticated pulley and tackle system to get his shot off if the bitch goes in."-Mustachio
This has me really nervous. DMC could, almost single handedly, propel this rebuild forward or completely break it apart. Headcases almost never learn and while his talent is off the charts I do have to wonder if he's worth the risk. Kemba & MKG (aka the only untouchables for this trade) are high character, high motor guys you can be confident in moving this franchise forward. When you add in Biz & Taylor (again high character, high motor) you see the stamp the last two drafts have put onto this roster. Guys who show up and give it 100% every minute of every night ... how does DMC's character (I've no doubt about his talent) fit?
NB: I would only include Sessions if we get proper value for him (have a feeling he could land a high price to a playoff team in PG trouble), though I am pretty confident Cho will achieve this.
If we were to give up our assets I wouldnt want to do it for Cousins, there has been this whole campaign that we were only going to go after players who have a good attitude, drive to win, drive to get better... Cousins does not fit that bill, Biyombo, Kemba and MKG all fit that bill. We have all heard these trade rumors before and as we know, our FO is very good at keeping things stum, so don't be surprised if this doesn't go anywhere.
I am almost certain that Kemba and MKG won't be involved, Biz is not showing the progression we hoped, Hendo's contract is up and Mullens is wayy to inconsistent but looks nice to other teams "a big that can shoot".
If a trade did occur, I assume it would look something like this: http://espn.go.com/nba/tradeMachine?tradeId=b9fshmt + Portland's 1st and a future 2nd. Brooks has just lost the starting jobs and there is no way the kings are making any deal without moving one of their 4 point guards.
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Let the CHOsen one get to work!
it would take the combined positive energy of all 3 Kemba, MKG, Biz to keep Cousins in check.
aka..if you have to lose one of them to get him just move on. Cousins is fools gold that has just as good a chance of setting our rebuild back 3 years as he does speeding up. Especially if we give up the youth+picks+cap trio. that woudl be disgusting. I'd be willing to gamble on Cousins for ONE of those things, not 3.
imo we are being used by Fegan anyway. this is his MO
Didn't know he's been suspended three times already this season