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Windhorst is reporting that Charlotte is willing to trade Gordon Hayward & attach the 13th or 15th pick for cap relief.

I bet Detroit is really thinking about absorbing Hayward after trading Grant and opening up all that cap space. Hayward could be a good vet for two years for a young team.

Taking TyTy Washington with one of those Charlotte picks could make alot of sense for Detroit. They come away with Keegan Murray, TyTy, and Hayward could be the start of a nice core around Cade. They could also take one of the centers instead of TyTy.
 
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I bet Detroit is really thinking about absorbing Hayward after trading Grant and opening up all that cap space. Hayward could be a good vet for two years for a young team.

I doubt it. I think Detroit is going to max one of DeAndre Ayton or Miles Bridges. Since rumors indicate suns and Hornets won't match a max offer sheet for those 2 players.
 

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I doubt it. I think Detroit is going to max one of DeAndre Ayton or Miles Bridges. Since rumors indicate suns and Hornets won't match a max offer sheet for those 2 players.

If the Hornets get rid of Hayward, wouldn't that open up their ability to pay Bridges? Also Detroit could take one of Duren or Williams with one of the Charlotte picks to get a center.
 

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If the Hornets get rid of Hayward, wouldn't that open up their ability to pay Bridges? Also Detroit could take one of Duren or Williams with one of the Charlotte picks to get a center.
Pistons wanting Miles Bridges would be a big reason not to help them by taking Hayward. And potentially getting DeAndre Ayton to be a team leader on their team is much better then drafting an unknown.
 

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Interesting, would probably require a team with the cap space to absorb him now, I don’t know if just an expiring contract would do it. Because I’d personally flip LeVert and Osman for Hayward and the pick immediately partly because I like Hayward and think he could contribute and be a great fit ifhealthy(BIG IF)..and he has a good relationship with our ownership.

But I think they’re probably looking for immediate relief in order to come off of a lottery pick.

If I were the Lakers I’d take a shot in Westbrook for Hayward straight up without the picks or maybe they could get a future lotto protected first? Hayward healthy with Bron and AD could maybe do something if health went the right way.

Seems like an OKC play though. They could have 2, 12 and 13 and I think that have a late first too. They could own the draft lol, and then rehab Hayward and retrade him for another first at the deadline or next summer after he spends a season putting up 20-5-5 on 47/38/84 or something.
LeVert and Osman for Hayward? Yes. Osman is not a top level player, more of a role player on contending team. Levert..uh......
Well that tells you how I feel about them.
 

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I’d love to see the Cavs take Minott, if he’s there at #39. In fact, I’m hoping for Minott, Kendall Brown, or Peyton Watson.

At #58, I’d love Keon Ellis, JD Davison, Dominick Barlow, or Yannick Nzosa.
 

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