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Thread: What WILL Masai do at the trade deadline?

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    Default What WILL Masai do at the trade deadline?

    We've had lots of suggestions as to what Masai should do, ranging from acquiring Kevin Love to Chris Kaman.

    Last year BC brought his greatest basketball talent into play at the deadline. That talent being trading away 2nd round picks, this time using it to acquire Sebastian Telfair.

    Anyway, this thread is for predicting who stays and who goes.

    Personally, I think Lowry stays, with the only deal involving one of Novak, Hansbrough or Salmons, with Vasquez as the dark horse.

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    My prediction is that nothing happens (I'm lowering my expectations as much as possible).

    Our current roster is what we'll end the season with.
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    I think the priority should be a backup center. JV is getting run down and needs more than Chuck Hayes backing him up.

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    I predict no moves.

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    I'm so confused I don't know what to think. The sooner the trade deadline comes and goes the better.

    I think a lot of the hype is created by the media as a way to drive viewers to their articles.

    Eg. Wolstats article about rondo to the raps doesn't say anything. But there is now countless articles referencing it. I could have written an article about the raps being interested in just about anyone and driven speculation. Point is maybe some of them know what's going on but the vast majority don't.

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    Acquire a 2nd rounder for Novak. Hansbrough not moved until off-season.

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    I think it'll either be Lowry and one of Salmons/Novak/Psycho T goes

    or no one at all
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    Nothing.
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    Trade deadline usually has a lot of hype but little substance. I'd wager that no moves are made. Not because MU doesn't want to make a move.. just that other teams are less willing to make a move.

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    I also think that 75% of what Masai does with his time, will be to mess with the Knicks.

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    I'm going with nothing. I don't see them moving any significant pieces until the offseason and I don't see a laundry list of teams lining up for any material trades right now.

    Thing is, what this team really needs is another elite level player. Hard to see that guy being available right now. Bettwen Salmons, Vazquez, Hansbrough, Hayes, Patterson, Novak..... the bench is fine. Casey has lots of pieces to move around the board. I don't really understand the obsession with acquiring some warm body to be a backup centre. The team is fine defensively with JV off the court (in fact they are better).

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    Masai wins

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    I'd be shocked if anything big happens. I think Lowry stays and Masai will be better equipped to move contracts that expire after next yr in the summer (Fields, Hayes, Hansborough, possibly Amir). He'll have a lot of flexibility this off season to mix & match plus include draft picks. IMO he re-signs Lowry at max 10mil (4yrs), Patterson at max 5mil (3yrs) and potentially Vasquez at max 4mil (3yrs). Then after that he literally can do whatever he wants, he'll be in such an incredible position.

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    @slaw I disagree, I think JV is getting rundown & Amir is banged up. I don't like our bigs situation going into the playoffs, if we can acquire a back up center for cheap to help JV I think we should do it, it could mean the difference between winning our first round series in 6 or potentially getting upset and losing our first round series in 7.

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    Oh please no. Faried is not an upgrade at PF at all.

    Hopefully he does nothing, or if he does something it's very minor.

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    Quote BigCamB wrote: View Post
    Oh please no. Faried is not an upgrade at PF at all.

    Hopefully he does nothing, or if he does something it's very minor.
    We have enough backup PF already lol.

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    Maybe the idea is to make Amir the back-up C and make one of Faried/Patman the starting PF and the other one a backup.

    Just a thought ...

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    Quote mike, prague wrote: View Post
    Maybe the idea is to make Amir the back-up C and make one of Faried/Patman the starting PF and the other one a backup.

    Just a thought ...
    Faried isn't a starter though. He's undersized, more so than Amir, and he doesn't have the savvy that Amir has yet.

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    Quote stooley wrote: View Post
    Faried isn't a starter though. He's undersized, more so than Amir, and he doesn't have the savvy that Amir has yet.
    If we were to give Hansborough and say Hayes for him, I wouldn't mind it at all. He is a pretty good asset at the least.

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