Category Trade and Free Agency

What Should the Lakers Pay Jordan Clarkson

I. Introduction Once the Los Angeles Lakers submit a Qualifying Offer (“QO”) to Jordan Clarkson, he will become a restricted free agent (“RFA”) on July 1. Because Jordan Clarkson has only been in the NBA for two seasons, his restricted free agency period will be subject to the Gilbert Arenas Provision (making Clarkson an “Arenas RFA”). […]

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LeBron James’ Contract Options and Earning Potential

LeBron James just capped off his 12th season in the NBA with his third Larry O’Brien trophy. In just his second year back in Cleveland, he brought an NBA Championship to the city that hasn’t seen a title in over 50 years, arguably his greatest accomplishment to date. Despite the win, LeBron is expected to opt out of […]

The Goran Dragic Decision

There has been a severe uptick in trade talks involving the Suns since just before the All-Star break. Goran Dragic is apparently attracting a lot of interest from the Rockets, Knicks, and Lakers looking to acquire Dragic before the deadline passes this Thursday on February 19th. Houston is the only team that would benefit on […]

Trade Deadline Scenarios Pt. 2

Trade Scenario #1 This is a three-team deal involving the Golden State Warriors, Denver Nuggets, and Charlotte Hornets. GSW gets: Wilson Chandler DEN gets: Lance Stephenson, Gerald Henderson, 2015 1st Rd (CHA) CHA gets: Andre Iguodala, Aaron Afflalo Why Golden State Does It If you look at my previous post, Trade Deadline Scenarios Pt. 1, […]

Trade Deadline Scenarios Pt. 1: Contender-Tweaking Big Deals

Trade Scenario #1 The first trade is a four-team deal involving Golden State, the Denver Nuggets, Oklahoma City Thunder, and the New York Knicks. GSW gets: Wilson Chandler (DEN), Darrell Arthur (DEN), and Jason Smith (NYK) DEN gets: Andre Iguodala (GSW), Jose Calderon (NYK), Cleanthony Early (NYK), 2018 First Rd Pick (NYK), 2016 Second Rd […]