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Fun Bunch
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Off the radar "star" players that could be our future trade target
I think we all know we have amassed the draft pick war chest for a future trade for a "star" player, if we can swing one in the future.

We all kind of talk about the same guys potentially: Beal, KAT, Zach Lavine, etc.

But who are the guys we don't talk about much as being future targets and/or good fits with Zion/BI?

My first thought is De'Aaron Fox. I know he just signed a huge extension but usually those guys have to be competing by year 3 of that extension. If they aren't, then the trade is usually coming. And its the Kings. And even though we have Point Zion and don't NEED a PG to be honest, the thought of those three together on offense along with Jaxson is kind of an amazing thought. Defense...not as much.


So who are some off the radar "stars" that you could see down the line being a target?
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TigerinATL
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re: Off the radar "star" players that could be our future trade target
Toronto has had a rough year and also has been one of the teams on the fringes of Lonzo rumors in the past. I wonder how many picks it would take to turn Lonzo into Anunoby? Although Lonzo would need to agree to go there in a S&T which I'm not sure is likely.
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re: Off the radar "star" players that could be our future trade target
would like to pry KAT from Minny


Fun Bunch
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re: Off the radar "star" players that could be our future trade target
OG is a good player. Definitely don't consider him a star though so wasn't a guy I was considering for this thread.

But that is definitely off the radar and a good thought. He would add some much needed defense.


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re: Off the radar "star" players that could be our future trade target
Siakam


Fun Bunch
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re: Off the radar "star" players that could be our future trade target
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would like to pry KAT from Minny


Did you read the OP at all?


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TigerinATL
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re: Off the radar "star" players that could be our future trade target
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But that is definitely off the radar and a good thought. He would add some much needed defense.




That's really what this team needs though, versatile role players that can cover up for BI/Zion on defense and just be useful on offense.


Fun Bunch
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re: Off the radar "star" players that could be our future trade target
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Siakam


I think Siakam will be up for sale big time this summer. His contract is tough.


Fun Bunch
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re: Off the radar "star" players that could be our future trade target
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That's really what this team needs though, versatile role players that can cover up for BI/Zion on defense and just be useful on offense.


I do not disagree at all.


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PP7 for heisman
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re: Off the radar "star" players that could be our future trade target
a starting 5 of

NAW
BI
Siakam
Zion
Adams

would be very fun


Fun Bunch
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re: Off the radar "star" players that could be our future trade target
The spacing on that team might be even worse than this one.

But the length and athleticism on this lineup:

NAW
BI
Siakam
Zion
Jaxson

Would be a lot of fun.
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TechTiger
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re: Off the radar "star" players that could be our future trade target
I’m not sure what other “stars” would be available. After looking at our situation for a while, I don’t really see us pulling in a big fish this offseason. I can see us running it back with the young players we have, while possibly swapping players like Bledsoe and maybe Adams for more useful role playing vets.

If you use all your assets and cap space for Beal, I’m worried the best case scenario is still not a championship contender. It gives you no flexibility, while the big market teams are still able to pull in veteran role players for cheap with their star players already established.

I have a lot of confidence that Zion will(and to some degree already has)ascend to superstar status with enough gravity to pull in vet players that are looking to compete for a ring. I just don’t know if that is coming very soon.


Fun Bunch
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re: Off the radar "star" players that could be our future trade target
I agree with you, and I am not thinking about this offseason.

I'm thinking about into the future.


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re: Off the radar "star" players that could be our future trade target
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I think Siakam will be up for sale big time this summer. His contract is tough.
Not sure he is worth a big investment given his contract.


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re: Off the radar "star" players that could be our future trade target
Siakam is not as good as people think he is


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re: Off the radar "star" players that could be our future trade target
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I agree with you, and I am not thinking about this offseason.


I get that. I just think we should use some of the capital we have acquired to add meaningful depth or possible low key splash starting caliber players. It sucks that we missed out on a player like Aaron Gordon, because we could have given them similar compensation if not more. It also makes the Steven Adams trade seem like more of a miss as well, and a pretty bad overpay.

OG might be hard to pry away considering he has a Poison Pill contract. If we did though, his big salary would come up around the time of our young guys second contracts.

For someone “under the radar”, Porzingis could actually be attainable for fairly cheap. You could ship off Adams and Bledsoe elsewhere and bring him in, and hope Jaxon takes the next step as a starting stretch rim protector. There is always the injury concerns, but he would fit nicely with a run n gun spaced offensive attack with Zion initiating everything.


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TotesMcGotes
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re: Off the radar "star" players that could be our future trade target
Domantas Sabonis.


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re: Off the radar "star" players that could be our future trade target
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Domantas Sabonis.


Would be great....I’m wondering what it would take to get him though.


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Fun Bunch
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re: Off the radar "star" players that could be our future trade target
That’s a good one.


TotesMcGotes
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re: Off the radar "star" players that could be our future trade target
I also think CJ McCollum could fit into this in a year or two.


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