NBA Trade Ideas to create the next super teams | Ovarian Report

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    Pairing star players is the ultimate goal of any NBA General Manager. The more, the better, even if it often means undermining the list and sacrificing the future at the chance of instant success.

    It worked out with the Los Angeles Lakers when they paired Anthony Davis with LeBron James (for at least one season), even winning one title together should be considered a success.

    Looking at this off-season, here’s a guess at what superstars might be available, what franchises they could join to create the latest super team and what the trade might look like.

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    Trade idea: The Utah Jazz trades Rudy Gobert to the Charlotte Hornets for Gordon Hayward, PJ Washington, Mason Plumley and a 2022 first-round pick.

    The kernel of the new Superteam: LaMelo Ball, Rudy Gobert, Miles Bridges (RFA), Terry Rozier, Kelly Oubre Jr.

    As the nation watches the Utah Jazz crumble at the hands of the Dallas Mavericks, major roster changes seem inevitable.

    If Joubert becomes available, the Hornets are the first team to make a three-time Defensive Player of the Year call-up.

    Charlotte has been ranked 22nd overall in defensiveness (113.1 rating) this season and 27th in rebounding (48.6 percent). Joubert led the NBA in clearing glass (14.7 rebounds per game, 25.0 rebounds) and has a brilliant career swing rating over 8.4 points per 100 possessions.

    Pairing Gobert with LaMelo Ball, one of the top passers in the NBA today, should help maximize the 29-year-old’s offensive game as well.

    With Paul making his first All-Star team this season and on his way to becoming a superstar, this Hornets squad will suddenly be full of talent and more inclusive overall. Bridges (20.2 points, 7.0 rebounds, 3.8 assists) should return for a huge new deal as a limiting free agent, while Rozier and Oubre give Charlotte plenty of offensive firepower.

    With Utah going as far as possible with Joubert, his replacement with a familiar face at Hayward gives the Jazz another playmaker and scorer on the wing, and Washington is a good player, young, and still on his rookie deal. Plumlee gives Utah some insurance in the center with Gobert gone, and the Jazz can use Charlotte’s pick in the first round (generally expected No. 13) to dig up some ocean defense in the draft.

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    Trade idea: San Antonio Spurs exchange Dejounte Murray and Doug McDermott for Cleveland Cavaliers for Colin Sexton (signing and trading), Isaac Okoro, Sidi Othman, 2022 first-round pick (projected No. 14 overall), 2025 first-round pick (top-five protected) The 2022 second-round pick (via the San Antonio Spurs)

    The kernel of the new Superteam: Darius Garland, Degonte Murray, Evan Mobley, Garrett Allen and Caris Levert

    The young Cavaliers were flirting with a record best in the Eastern Conference before injury to Ricky Rubio and Allen derailed the season. While Allen was able to return to championship play against the Atlanta Hawks, the Cleveland didn’t get enough playmaking behind Garland to propel the Cavs to the playoffs.

    Murray would be a perfect fit for this group if Spurs are willing to part with him.

    Murray was named an All-Star for the first time this year, ranking fourth in assists per game (9.2) and fifth in passing percentage (40.6), while giving San Antonio 21.1 points, 8.3 rebounds and best 2.0 steals per game. At 6’4″ and with a wingspan of 6’10”, Murray has the size and defensive pieces to play alongside Garland in the starting lineup, giving the Cavs a deadly combination of a two-back zone for opponents to try to stop him.

    The starting unit featuring Murray, Mobley and Allen will be one of the best defensive triples in the NBA now and for years to come, combining excellent attack point defense and elite edge protection.

    Add Sixth Man of the Year finalist Kevin Love off the bench, and the Cavs will immediately be a force in the NBA next season.

    Cleveland should hope for Greg Popovich to retire and rebuild completely in San Antonio, the only scenario in which Murray is likely to be available. Sexton is two years younger than Murray and is a proven scorer who can hook up next to Josh Primo in the backcourt.

    Okoro, 21, has the potential to be an outstanding defender on the flanker as he hit 44.2 per cent of his threes after the All-Star break, and Usman is a solid turning piece. Spurs will also have their first-rounder in the Cavs this year (expected number 14 overall), the first lightly protected in 2025 and the second-rounder back in this draft.

    If the two parties agree, the Cavaliers will have to make their choices on behalf of Spurs during the draft, with the deal officially complete when Sexton can sign a new deal at free agency.

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    Trade idea: Washington Wizards trade Bradley Beal to Los Angeles Clippers for SG Norman Powell, J/F Terrence Man, J/F Luke Kennard, BJ Jason Preston, 2028 first-round pick (top five protected), 2022 second-round pick, 2023-second pick Round, 2024 second round selection

    The kernel of the new Superteam: Kawhi Leonard, Paul George and Bradley Beal

    What Beal will choose to do this summer will be one of the coolest Offseason storylines to watch.

    The three-time All-Star can sign the biggest contract in NBA history (five years, $248 million) if he stays in Washington or still gets four years and $183.6 million from another team or in signing and trading, per Bobby of ESPN Marks.

    If Bale decides he finally wants to quit the Wizards who missed out on the playing championship this year, the Clippers should be at the top of his list of teams.

    The trio of Bill, Leonard and George will be the best in the NBA when he’s healthy and propelling Los Angeles to the top of the West with the Phoenix Suns, Golden State Warriors and others. Even by giving away a significant amount of talent for Bell, the Clippers will still have Reggie Jackson, Marcus Morris Sr., Ivica Zubak and Nicholas Patom (player’s choice) to surround their stars with.

    Washington will still be competitive next season with Powell as the team’s new shooting guard, especially with the upside provided by players like Mann, Kennard and Preston. Having a lightly protected future first from the Clippers is a great asset, and the Wizards pick up three second rounds starting in the 2022 draft as well.

    The Wizards will do a right thing by sending Beal to a competitor in the tournament in a move that must be agreed upon by all parties.

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    Trade idea: The Portland Trail Blazers traded Damian Lillard for the Chicago Bulls for Patrick Williams, Lonzo Ball, and Kobe White and a 2023 first-round pick (via the Portland Trail Blazers)

    The kernel of the new Superteam: Damien Lillard, Demar DeRozan, Zach Lavigne (UFA) and Nikola Vucevic

    While the Blazers have stuck to their decision to keep Lillard, the roster around him looks a lot further away from the championship than the one with which they started the 2021-22 season. Lillard has yet to request a public trade, although perhaps he should.

    The Bulls knock on the door to become a super team, although a sixth place in the East means they can use an All-Six Six like Lillard to propel them to the elite level.

    Placing Lillard in the starting lineup that includes DeRozan and LaVine would be a nightmare for opponents to protect, especially with Vucevic in the middle. Alex Caruso and Ayo Dosunmu give the backyard plenty of depth, ensuring Lillard stays fresh in the playoffs.

    Ball had a solid first season in Chicago, but injuries limited him to a total of just 35 games. Still only 24 years old, he’s young enough to join a rebuild in Portland, one of which already includes former LA Lakers and New Orleans Pelicans teammate Josh Hart.

    The Blazers also got two best odds from Chicago at Williams and White, who picked former lotteries and who could launch into bigger roles now in Portland. Getting their first 2023 player from Chicago, who was originally sent in a three-team deal to Laurie Markkanen – Larry Nance Jr., should be enough to seal the deal.

    Portland does well by sending Lillard to the title contender in a deal that gives them three good young players and a first-round pick.

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