Just something kind of off the cuff I thought I could do that would add some fun, give everyone a chance to show off their creativity and put on their GM cap.
The plan: Basically everyone sets forward a trade scenario using the NBA Trade Machine following the rules of a pre-determined scenario that we'll all talk about hypotheticals and laugh at Nash when all his trades end up heavily one-sided in favor of the Cavs. At the end of the week we rank the trades (or pick the best one, but I don't know if we'd get enough people to where that'd be interesting. We'll see.) and the winner gets to pick the next weeks scenario.
The rules: Restrictions and such in general are imposed on a weekly basis but in general try to be at least a little realistic. This is supposed to be fun, not just trying to find a way to fit LeBron into your team's salary cap. Voting should be based on whose trade fits the criteria the best AND both teams have to be able to accept. If it benefits both teams you did it right.
Potential Scenarios: Any you could think of, as big or small as you like, as simple or as you like. For example:
- Try to tear down middling team X to put them in the best position to rebuild for the future and acquire assets
- Have 4 team trade that must involve Cole Aldrich and Andrea Bargnani
- Trade every player on the Utah Jazz to multiple teams
- Clear cap space to get under the cap while still remaining competitive as possible
For scenario 1: I'm starting simple here since it's super likely to actually happen. To get everyone into a groove...you're Phil Jackson. Your team is awful. Your only solace is laughing at your wife behind her back for running an even worse franchise. You actually made a good pick for once in Porzingis and your dumbass fans booed him to hell. Life sucks. And on top of that you have 20 million in a player that doesn't add any wins. The stress is too much. You HAVE to get rid of him today or you're retiring for good this time.
Goals: Trade Carmelo Anthony from New York.
1. The Knicks can receive no more than 2 draft picks from the 2016 Draft on.
2. The asshole has a no trade clause. I'm not Carmelo, thank God, but we can presume he won't be relocating to Utah anytime soon. So I was lenient, but still: Big markets or title contenders. With the exception of Golden State because LMAO. Explain why Carmelo would actually want to play somewhere.
Hit us with your best shot, people.