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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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    Quote stooley wrote: View Post
    I predict no moves.
    I think you are right. MU taking wait and see approach and probably won't pull the trigger. Team chemistry is pretty good right now.

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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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    Quote Axel wrote: View Post
    I also think that 75% of what Masai does with his time, will be to mess with the Knicks.
    Yeah, well I could see the Knicks offering Lowry a poison pill FA contract and force MU's hand in the off-season.

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    Quote golden wrote: View Post
    Yeah, well I could see the Knicks offering Lowry a poison pill FA contract and force MU's hand in the off-season.
    The Knicks? With what money?

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    Quote golden wrote: View Post
    Yeah, well I could see the Knicks offering Lowry a poison pill FA contract and force MU's hand in the off-season.
    Poison pill for 2nd round or undrafted free agents only

    It is the Gilbert arenas clause

    Have to be restricted free agents for poison pill
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    Quote Matt52 wrote: View Post
    Poison pill for 2nd round or undrafted free agents only

    It is the Gilbert arenas clause

    Have to be restricted free agents for poison pill
    True for the Gilbert Arenas provision. Poison pill is technically a different thing, has to do with rookie extensions and trades. Either way, doesn't apply here (and the Knicks certainly can't make an offer).

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    Quote DanH wrote: View Post
    True for the Gilbert Arenas provision. Poison pill is technically a different thing, has to do with rookie extensions and trades. Either way, doesn't apply here (and the Knicks certainly can't make an offer).
    Riiiiight. My bad.

    Poison pill is when first round pick signs extension, like Larry sanders this year and DeRozan last year. He can't be traded for the money he is currently making, it has to average with current year and extension years.

    What golden originally said was the Gilbert Arenas clause found here: http://www.cbafaq.com/salarycap.htm#Q45

    To do this Knicks would have to have cap space which they certainly do not.
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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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